Bengaluru, April 12, 2021 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that it will be enhancing its existing wellbeing benefits program, to equip employees to live a more healthy and balanced life. Under this program, all employees across offices in India will be eligible for an additional wellbeing allowance of 29,565 INR as equitable reimbursement. Employees can also choose to apply the wellbeing amount to help pay to vaccinate themselves and their family members.
This initiative is the latest offering in VMware’s unique wellbeing program portfolio. As the industry moved to a remote work model last year, VMware revisited some of its policies to ensure that teams had help and resources to help cope with the rigors of the new normal.
As the world embraced the new normal, VMware initiated a pandemic leave policy for its employees, a unique initiative where employees are entitled to 5 days of paid leave, to help employees take some time off during this unusual time. VMware also introduced EPIC2 days, declaring four company-wide holidays throughout the year to help employees switch off and spend time with their families. In addition, VMware introduced a new coaching, therapy, and work Life Services (ICAS) program that caters to the mental and emotional wellbeing of not just the employees but also their dependents. Employees and their families have access to a host of online resources – top therapists, coaches, research-backed therapy, and digital tools 24 hours a day and seven days a week and so many other programs that can be found on our external benefits site at https://benefits.vmware.com. VMware recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance and the relief a break can provide for overall well-being.
“At VMware, we believe that true innovation is tied in with an environment where employees can bring in their best selves to work. Balance is key to employee happiness and enabling our employees to live healthy and balanced lives has always been an integral part of our work culture. Given the disruption of last year, we understand that our employees might need some additional support and we have revamped our wellbeing benefits program to do just that. Our people are our biggest strength. And we believe it is our responsibility to establish a work culture that is supportive and prioritizes employee health, both physical and mental,” said Ramkumar Narayanan, VP Technology & MD, VMware India.
VMware believes that people are the key to sustainable success. The company continuously strives to make it easier for its employees to pursue well-being on their terms while delivering excellence at work. At VMware, the focus remains on creating a culture where people are empowered to bring their best selves to work focusing on relevance, impact, and choice.