Scaler, a tech upskilling startup owned by InterviewBit, has announced a 12-day leave of absence for all of its female and transgender employees. This is in addition to the regularly allocated annual leave to the employees.
From January 1, 2022, female and transgender workers at all levels were eligible for vacation leave as a day or two half-days per month with full pay. Employees who use leave automatically receive permission from their managers. While the leaves are completely optional, employees are encouraged to apply for the same as and when needed, without hoarding vacation days to transfer or cash in at a later date, the company claims.
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With the aim of encouraging greater diversity in the workplace by making the environment more inclusive for female and transgender workers, the company said.
Abhimanyu Saxena, co-founder, scaler and InterviewBit, elaborated on the rationale behind the initiative. “Offering holiday leave to our employees is not a groundbreaking move. However, it reflects our collective awareness as an organization that while we work remotely and do our best to maintain business continuity, it should not be at the expense of our employees. We want our employees to feel supported and expand what is a basic need for them. We are convinced that a company is only as good as its people. That’s why we strive to ensure that the people who put their heart and soul into our dream of becoming a world-class virtual tech varsity find their journey fulfilling and rewarding.”
Scaler (by InterviewBit) is an exclusive upskilling platform for tech enthusiasts and has grown into a prominent name in the tech segment in a very short time. As proof of its growth, Scaler raised USD 20 million in January 2020 in Series-A Funding led by major investors such as Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Rocket Internet. Today, Scaler has over 700 employees and 1000+ mentors/teaching assistants on the platform to bridge the gap between tech talent in India. To date, more than 8,500 students have participated in Scaler’s educational programs.
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