Bengaluru: ZestMoney, India’s leading AI-driven EMI financing and “Buy Now Pay Later” (“Pay Later”) platform, announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified™. The certification comes at a time when the entire team was working remotely for most part of last year due to the pandemic.
Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking, and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. Its methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and is considered as the gold standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia, and government organizations.
“The well-being of our employees has always been the top priority for us at ZestMoney. We are proud of the culture we have built which is based on our core values of trust, transparency, and authenticity. This recognition is an acknowledgement of years of efforts to build a strong foundation – a highly innovative, fast paced culture where employees are genuinely friendly and nice to each other. We share very strong bonds and enjoy a high degree of camaraderie while working with each other”, said Priya Sharma, CFO, COO & Co-Founder of ZestMoney.
“Being certified as a Great Place to Work this year is particularly special as we faced the challenge of the pandemic – operating in an earlier unknown territory of being ‘fully remote’ and shaping a new normal. We doubled down on our employee efforts and came up with many innovative people practices during this period that helped us stand out”, added Priya.
At the onset of the pandemic, ZestMoney was mindful about the challenges and uncertainties ahead. The company was swift with its response and rallied teams together under a shared purpose, while ensuring regular communication with employees through varied channels. To encourage direct engagement and regular dialogue with the leadership, ZestMoney introduced Office Hours with Founders. This allowed any employee in the organisation a chance to allay any concerns they had.
The company also implemented a series of holistic programmes to boost employee morale and address their emotional, mental and psychological well-being. To help employees cope with the situation and transition, the company partnered with YourDost to offer online counselling sessions.
In addition to flexi working hours and mandatory vacation/time off, ZestMoney rolled out initiatives such as No meeting Tuesdays, Half-day FriYAYs, Lights Off, Chair to Home among other things.
ZestMoney also focussed on L&D through interactive training sessions and launched an e-learning allowance for all employees to pick up any course of their choice.