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People Drive The Strength Of Microsoft’s Business

Microsoft has four types of Flexible Work Arrangements in India available to all employees - Flexible Scheduling, Tele-working, Work from Home and Part Time

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For Microsoft, people are the driving strength of business, and the company firmly believes in the potential of each individual to make a difference. Microsoft has crafted focused practices around flexible work arrangements, time off, wellness programs and other benefits to ensure the welfare our employees and their families. These policies are supported by a culture of trust and autonomy for individuals which allow them the freedom to choose when and how they work.

Ira Gupta, Head HR, Microsoft India said, “We are committed to fostering a healthy work-life balance by enhancing productivity and efficiency of our employees through a flexible work environment as a part of our workplace advantage philosophy. All our employees are offered the opportunity to explore flexible work options, which help them stay connected seamlessly and ‘work from anywhere’.” 

About maternity bill affecting women workforce, Ira Gupta says, “For returning mothers specifically, we offer flexible work arrangements for up to two years to our female employees. Our infrastructure enables all employees, including new parents, to be mobile while continuing to be collaborative and engaged. Microsoft has four types of Flexible Work Arrangements in India available to all employees - Flexible Scheduling, Tele-working, Work from Home and Part Time.”

Microsoft is focused towards employee appreciation and has different programs for a better workplace culture. Ira Gupta told BW Businessworld about some of them:

Customer-obsessed – We learn about our customers and their businesses with a beginner’s mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.

Diverse and inclusive – At Microsoft, we don’t just value differences, we seek them out, and we invite them in. And as a result, our ideas get better, our products get better and our customers are better served.

One Microsoft - We are a family of individuals united by a single, shared mission. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and, ultimately, achievable. We will build on the ideas of others and collaborate across boundaries to bring the best of Microsoft to our customers as one.

Our HR priorities include – Cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment, Developing and Growing diverse talent and Celebrating differences.

Microsoft has integrated a passion for people into their workplace culture and has implemented several programs and policies to keep their employees engaged, productive, effective and happy.

Skill gap tends to create disparity between the employee and the employer and bridging the gap can ensure curb the problem of unemployment. Enrichment of employees through technological and soft skills is what the focus should be on. Microsoft India is fully committed to investing both time and money in the development of talent.

Considering the personal development of company’s people, Microsoft Certifications are available for employees for most Microsoft technologies and skill levels ranging from business workers to IT professionals, developers, technology trainers, and system architects. Through Microsoft Certification the employees can learn up-to-date, relevant skills along with an access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits.


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