Pernod Ricard India announces new flexible ‘Work from Anywhere” Model
Pernod Ricard India has announced to open all its offices and a new way of working model by offering employees the flexibility to either work from home or office.
Under its new ‘Work from Anywhere” policy, the company is extending employees an option to work out of home, from offices of the company, or at a co-working space, with all COVID-safety protocols in place.
To implement the ‘Work from Anywhere’ model, Pernod Ricard India has initiated tie-ups in Delhi and Gurgaon to set up co-working spaces, and employees have the freedom to work from wherever they feel comfortable and safe.
The employees can book their slots on the company’s online portal or mobile application. With the ease of Covid-19 restrictions in India, the company has decided to open all its offices, and to provide coworking spaces as an option is to help employees reduce long commute time and travel fatigue, the statement said.
According to the company statement, for now, the company is starting with 25 percent employees at each location, and the decision to increase capacity will be based on close monitoring of the COVID situation. Only vaccinated employees are encouraged to avail of this service, and the final discretion lies with employees, as they can choose to continue working from home,
The company has also been driving a campaign to vaccinate all employees, contract staff as well as family members.
Commenting on the new way of working, Shrikant Lonikar, CHRO, Pernod Ricard India, said, “Our core value of “Conviviality” has been severely challenged during the pandemic, and amid these changing times, employees deserve flexibility in exercising their choice of workplace,”
“We believe that the new hybrid working model will offer our colleagues the much-needed flexibility and convenience to overcome the work-from-home challenges, break the monotony, help them enjoy more convivial moments, and make the most of our resources to enhance work efficiency,” he added.
Pernod Ricard India continues to prioritize employee’s mental wellbeing, with a heightened focus during the pandemic, helping employees stay mentally and emotionally resilient with digital fasting on alternate Wednesdays of the month, no meetings, emails, or calls before 9 AM and after 6 PM, and dedicated Lunch hours between 12:30 PM to 2 PM -daily, with no meetings, emails or calls in between, the company said in the statement.
The company has also partnered with 1to1Help.net to provide sustained and comprehensive mental and emotional care to employees and their families.