Unlimited Vacation Time
The universally agreed perception states that letting employees decide their vacation time can bring in various work discrepancies and hamper the workplace ambience too. However, in this era where efficiency is the topmost priority, many employers globally contradict this popular notion saying that unlimited vacation time can, in fact, motivate employees to contribute their 100 percent. Following the league of fast growing companies worldwide, COSO IT has adopted unlimited PTO policies.
We at COSO IT, strongly believe that providing guidelines and reference for implementing certain degree of control on this policy will improve the company’s bonding with its employees. This also inspires them to have a better understanding of their importance in realising the organisational goals, thus liberating their true potential.
Taking cues from the professional baseball game where the middle of the seventh innings calls for a break, COSO IT has designed their own version of such kind of rejuvenating break, known as a sabbatical. Unlike the tradition of standing, stretching and singing in middle of the game, here, COSO IT offers its employees to take eight weeks paid off post completion of seven years of service.
Going with the next generation requirements, COSO IT works with an employee-oriented approach and hence, offers its employees and affiliates with the opportunity to work flexibly. We motivate our employees to decide their own work schedules in line with the company’s work processes and allow them to work at their convenience to put in uncompromising quality and efficiency in fulfilling their KRAs.
The governance of Flex Time is though not rigid, but this time flexibility is amalgamated with the routine in three parts – beginning, middle and the end of the day. Often included in these time arrangements is a central portion in the day during which every staff member is present. This time is generally termed as core work time or core hours. Continued interaction between all the employees ensures better inter-personal relationships and stimulates knowledge and experience sharing. Here are some typical examples of flex times followed by various organisations –
The innovative program of Flexplace Telecommuting from COSO IT allows employees to work partly from a third location, usually at an employee’s residence on regular basis. This Flexplace arrangement is permitted to employees who have clearly defined tasks and his / her presence in the workplace isn’t essential for the accomplishment of the delegated tasks.
For making Flexplace and Telecommuting arrangements effective, it is essential that the organisation’s standard computing technology is made available to the employee working from an off-site location. Arranging this service through specific units to support the technology and giving access to the computer networks is necessary. Moreover, considering the availability of the various systems for administration is an important determinant for ascertaining the work schedules.
It has been noted that healthy employees have greater contribution in productivity for any enterprise because they can help in reducing the insurance costs, preventing sick days, ensuring greater work efficiency and inspiring others to adopt healthy lifestyle. At COSO IT, we have staunch belief in contributing to the fitness level of our employees and thereby, we offer unique amenities like on-site gym, monthly stipends for catering gym membership fees, conduct yoga classes along with other modern fitness programs. We not only aim at promoting healthy lifestyle but also have innate desire to provide value to its employees.
Reaching the workplace is a fixed cost for the employees and to compensate them, COSO IT assures payment of these expenses either through issuance of a monthly stipend or granting them access to a commuter Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that offers a deduction of tax for contributions.
Treating our employees with the best services makes us an employee-friendly organisation. At COSO IT, we ensure proper and up to date storage of snacks items and even organise breakfast or lunch meetings and outings to strengthen our bonds. Such small initiatives help us in realising wider goals that are attainable only with the contribution of happy employees.
Our employees can take advantage of associating with COSO IT by availing employee discounts at various vendors like dry cleaning services, yoga classes or gym and even restaurants. Our partnership with AnyPerk makes it extremely easy for employees to get these rebates in their location.
The best part about this program is that it is not limited to just employees. Even our freelancers, part timers and independent contractors can avail these benefits. To showcase that our employees are our indispensable asset, we extend such services as a goodwill gesture to bring a mutual difference in our lives and make COSO IT the most desirable workplace.