Ecommerce marketplace Meesho announced its third consecutive annual Reset and Recharge break. From November 11th to the 18th, 2023, employees at the company will enjoy a nine-day hiatus to unplug from work, immerse themselves in festivities, and, most importantly, prioritise their mental well-being. This comes after the 'Meesho Mega Blockbuster Sale'.
The company also recently revamped its parental policies to provide enhanced support to Meeshoites as they navigate the journey into parenthood. This all-encompassing set of benefits includes financial aid, an extended 30-week leave for the primary caregiver, surpassing the industry's standard of 26 weeks, extra leave provisions for unforeseen circumstances and health issues, assurances of equitable performance evaluations, and a seamless reintegration process into the workforce.
In an era where burnout and anxiety have become pressing challenges in the modern workforce, these policies stand as a shining example, paving the path for other companies to embrace comparable employee-centric initiatives.
Ashish Kumar Singh, chief human resources officer at Meesho, said, “Over the past couple of years, we have been impressed by the intangible yet profoundly positive influence that the Reset and Recharge break has exerted on our employees' mental well-being. Notably, after their return to work from the break, we have observed a palpable sense of joy and renewed vigor in our team. This, perhaps, is one of the factors that helps Meeshoites bring their utmost potential to the workplace.
The Reset and Recharge break is an integral component of Meesho's comprehensive wellness program, known as MeeCARE, which is dedicated to fostering the mental, physical, financial, and social wellness of all Meeshoites. It encompasses a diverse array of noteworthy undertakings, from employee-led communities and Meesho Premier League (sports tournaments) to a multitude of in-office health camps, mental health counseling, financial well-being sessions, exclusive F&B discounts, and impactful NGO partnerships, among other endeavors.
Meesho’s employee-first initiatives include an unlimited wellness leave, a 30-day gender reassignment leave, and pet adoption leave. The Reset and Recharge policy further underscores the company's resolute commitment to cultivating a vibrant workplace centered on the core values of employee flexibility and empowerment.