Employee welfare programs foster employee personality development to produce a more effective workforce by producing an organization’s efficient, healthy, devoted, and contented workforce. Find out how Vikas Chadha, MD at GI Outsourcing and one of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 by Great Manager Institute® published in Forbes India, improved employee’s performance and made them work more efficiently and effectively.

“Willingness to put it all into words is necessary.” 

According to Vikas, it’s essential to get appreciation at work since it fosters a sense of worth and motivates employees to perform at their highest level. Therefore, he took some steps to make the employees feel valued, such as giving appreciation cards, sharing motivational stories, and recognizing performances to help with welfare and mental health.

“Treating employees benevolently shouldn’t be viewed as an added cost.”

According to Vikas, employees should be seen as a company’s greatest asset because they have the potential to grow it into something much bigger than any one leader could have imagined. As a result, he has developed welfare programs like mentorship programs for fresh qualified/semi-qualified ACCAs who are provided extensive training on software and processes by in-house seniors who are rewarded for it, continuous staff upgradation and learning with a well charted out training calendar, extensive rewards and remuneration program, merit-based performance linked incentive for performance with immediate cash rewards, trips and picnics including company paid trips for employee of the year and teams of the year, multiple cultural programs for employees where they are encouraged to participate in front of their colleagues and enhance their camaraderie, annual big bang event “GI Gladiator Awards“ where employees display their talent and are rewarded medical insurance, etc.

“Giving a state of fairness in which individuals are treated similarly.”

Vikas is a believer in meritocracy, in which equal opportunity is essential. GI believes in diversity and has a 60% female population which Vikas believes is crucial to the advancement of his firm. Treating all employees, regardless of gender, equally and without prejudice or other forms of artificial discrimination is integral to the culture which Vikas has built at GI.

Great Managers Institute® is on a mission to bring out the best in industry leaders. In our series “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast and Everything Else for Lunch ”, we are sharing the best workplace practices of India’s Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021.

According to GMI, this is what we can learn from Vikas Chadha’s story:

1. The practice of treating employees well shouldn’t be considered an additional expense
2. Give equal opportunity irrespective of gender
3. Appreciate the work done by employees

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Cheers to great leaders!