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”We are also planning webinars with industry experts on creating greater awareness of our personal investment towards mental health. In addition, we look forward to engaging with our employees through ‘daily mindfulness challenge’ contests and fun activities centred on this theme in order to build greater community awareness,” Vikram Kapur told ET.
The programmes include sessions with experts on healthy eating and emotional well-being, meditation sessions on practicing mindfulness, as well as yoga sessions with cardio-based benefits and building energy.
“We are also planning webinars with industry experts on creating greater awareness of our personal investment towards mental health. In addition, we look forward to engaging with our employees through ‘daily mindfulness challenge’ contests and fun activities centred on this theme in order to build greater community awareness,” Vikram Kapur, director of HR department, OnePlus India, told ET.
The curated mental health sessions are an extension of the company’s current series of wellness initiatives that aim to support and aid employee wellness and help maintain a positive work environment.
The firm has also introduced free physical fitness and yoga sessions along with mental health counselling and therapy sessions that are complemented by diet consultations, to ensure that employees’ mental and physical health is taken care of, and they are provided with adequate stress-relief mechanisms. Employees also get special ‘pitstop’ leaves where teams come together to take a day off without the guilt or burden of the rest of the team working.
OnePlus India currently has more than 500 employees working from its Bengaluru and Hyderabad offices. During the first half of 2021, it witnessed over 40% y-o-y increase in its workforce growth in India, accounting for both direct and indirect jobs, including its service and retail sectors.
The company has also set up a new camera lab at its R&D facility, which has seen dedicated contributions from the local team of engineers who have been recruited to work full time at the camera lab. This team of engineers in India have also been working closely with global R&D teams as well as other global stakeholders to build camera innovations and contribute significantly towards the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, the most recent addition to the Nord line-up of smartphones.
“As part of our expansion efforts, our biggest upcoming project is the OnePlus Experience Store in Bengaluru which will be the largest OnePlus Experience Store globally. Here, we are looking to build a team of more than 50 dedicated towards running operations for the massive store,” said Kapur.