Swiggy's new childcare and parenthood policy to benefit diverse workforce
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
This progressive program is aimed at supporting employees and their families in one of the most important phases of their life.
The benefits also encompass parents who don't necessarily have to be the birth-giver, making it inclusive.
Swiggy announced its childcare and parenthood policies and benefits for its employees to cater to the diverse needs of the modern-day parent. These policies have been crafted keeping in mind the flexibility new age parents require to manage their family needs, career demands and transitions, while continuing to experience dynamic career opportunities and development. The benefits also encompass parents who don’t necessarily have to be the birth-giver, making it inclusive.
The policy entail benefits like supporting the primary caregivers (Biological, commissioning or adoptive mother, Single parent or LGBTQ+ parent) through adoption, fertility care and surrogacy. What differentiates Swiggy from others is an array of its distinctive and unique benefits that makes it stand out as a caring and inclusive organisation. Some of these include:
- Focused on gender neutrality, the primary caregiver can avail 26 weeks of leave while the secondary caregiver can avail 15 days of leave. This includes adoptive mothers, single parents and caregivers, irrespective of their gender and sexuality
- Swiggy provides employees with a range of benefits through their parenthood journey to ensure a stress-free experience. This includes ergonomic seating, reserved parking space, support for domestic travel (for child and caregiver), travel reimbursements, wellness session reimbursements and ongoing bonding leave for upto 15 days
- Benefits for adoption, fertility care and surrogacy, which include 5 days of leave in a calendar year in order to take up counselling sessions and fulfil other legal and medical procedures
- Swiggy also endeavors to support its employees through some of the challenges that come with parenthood such as miscarriage or medical termination of pregnancy. Apart from six weeks of miscarriage leave for the employee, 1 week of paid leave is provided to partners who support their spouses.
These benefits and policies will be available to all full-time Swiggy employees.
Since its inception, Swiggy has demonstrated a continued commitment to investing in personal and professional success of its employees by offering a variety of benefits and support options. With the introduction of these policies, Swiggy aims to guarantee all employees benefits and practices that leads to a healthy and quality life both at work and outside of it.