Indian IT major Tech Mahindra said it has appointed Meghna Hareendran as the ‘Wellness Officer‘, with immediate effect.
In this role, Meghna will work as a central program manager to take care of the healthcare needs of the associates and will also be responsible for managing relationships with Tech Mahindra partners and vendors to ensure a comprehensive suite of wellness offerings to them, said the company.
The company said to address the well-being of the workforce amidst the COVID crisis, the new role has been created to institutionalize the holistic wellness of all associates and to ensure access to medicine, hospitals, and other medical supplies, while maintaining the mental well-being of the employees.
Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer & Head – Marketing, Tech Mahindra, said, “Meghna is one of our bright young HR leaders who are passionate and already making a positive difference to the lives of many. Her appointment as a ‘Wellness Officer' reiterates our belief in ‘Wellness before Business' and underscores our commitment towards ensuring holistic wellness of our associates.”
Tech Mahindra has also collaborated with leading hospitals to convert some of its campuses into COVID care units. Additionally, the company also launched an exclusive COVID-19 vaccination drive for its associates and their dependent family members across India and will also be covering the cost of vaccination for its associates globally and the third-party employees.
Meghna Hareendran, Wellness Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “The pandemic has taken a significant toll on lives across the world, and it has created a unique challenge to ensure both physical and mental wellness of people. To combat this, the key is to build a wave of ‘collective well-being', with humans and technology at the center. I want to thank Tech Mahindra for recognizing this early on, and for enabling a culture where everyone comes together to ensure each other's well-being.”