Oyo To Sponsor COVID Vaccination For Employees, Increases Paternity Leave Duration

Oyo To Sponsor COVID Vaccination For Employees, Increases Paternity Leave Duration

OYO Hotels & Homes will cover vaccination costs for all employees in India and their families, across locations and levels. Additionally, the company has also enhanced the insurance benefit of employees to include a COVID-19 home care cover.



OYO India employees and their family members will benefit from this as they can choose to get the vaccination done at any centre convenient to them and the costs would be reimbursed in full by OYO.


The company has also introduced a host of benefits including free annual health checks, 24X7 doctor consultation, one-on-one counselling sessions and other services such as a COVID-19 test booking, online medicines ordering facilities, a psychiatric cover, an increased maternity cover, and more.


OYO also launched an employee-centered initiative #RiseEqually to announce a change in its parental leave policy. Amending the policy, the company has now increased paternity leave to 4 weeks from the earlier period of 2 weeks. This includes flexibility to avail this leave prior as well as during 12 months from childbirth. New parents will also get an additional leave of 8 weeks of work-from-home and 8 additional weeks on half-pay. Expanding the scope of maternity & paternity policy, OYO's new parental policy will include all parents welcoming a child- be it through birth/adoption/surrogacy; regardless of gender or marital status.


In addition to this, from April 2021, OYO employees in India will receive their salaries on the 25th of every month (or earlier) inorder to enable them to plan their monthly finances and long term savings better.


Dinesh Ramamurthi, Chief Human Resources Officer - OYO Hotels & Homes said, "It's encouraging to see the pace of the immunisation drive in India, we're all trying our best to win the fight against COVID-19. As part of our commitment to keep our employees and their families safe and show our gratitude to them, we are happy to facilitate the cost of their COVID-19 vaccinations. We encourage employees to take the vaccine after reading up about its benefits and making an informed decision."



He added, "OYOpreneurs make us who we are. And that's why we strongly believe that happy employees mean a happy company and changing times have driven us to enhance our health and wellness offerings to them. We have always believed in providing equal opportunities to everyone irrespective of their age and gender and our new gender-neutral parental policy is a testament to us levelling the playing field both at home and at work."






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