Bolo Indya makes big moves and redrafts several HR policies

Bolo Indya has announced a blanket Work from Home to create mental and physical health awareness


MUMBAI: With Work from Home (WFH) culture becoming the new norm during and post-Covid2019, Bolo Indya, a UGC short videos app has also come up with a new WFH model for all its employees even after lockdown ends. While maintaining full operations for the business, Bolo Indya ensures that employees are safe and well taken care of. The core leadership team will resume office from July, Bolo Indya has announced that a blanket ‘Work from Home’ policy will be granted for the rest of the team till September 2020. The enterprise has introduced multiple significant changes in the HR policies to take care of both work-related efficiency, and mental wellbeing as well as the physical health of all of the team members.

Being a responsible employer, Bolo Indya is committed to support employees with the option to work from the comfort of their homes and takes continuous efforts to encourage their mental wellness amidst the ongoing crisis. Understanding employee’s liabilities and the efforts that they take to ensure the business is run smoothly. Bolo Indya has redrafted a new WFH policy which sponsors the work from home area at the employees’ house as per which it provides - work stations, wifi, back support sitting facility, this is going to be sponsored by the company. Employees need to ensure a dedicated work from home area away from the bedroom for the same. Also, the company will be taking care of operational expenses of AC in the work from home area of employees’ house. There will be mandatory 6 leaves in the quarter to ensure work balance and prevent over exhausting while working from home.

Bolo Indya co-founder and CEO Varun Saxena said “We follow sports team culture at Bolo Indya, thus ensuring both the efficiency and holistic fitness of all our team members at all times. Our company wide motto is, “ESP – Execution, Speed, Perfection” and we trust our team members that they would not let anything compromise the company’s objectives and time bound goals irrespective of working from office or home.”

Bolo Indya has continued its hiring activities even during lockdown and 3 new members have joined during the lockdown phase, while 2 more will be joining next month. Simultaneously, the company has aggressive hiring plans in technology team across Android, AI and ML roles for which remote interactions with multiple potential rockstars is going on.

“We took lockdown and its consequences as an opportunity to interact with some extraordinary talents and explore the synergies to join us on our mission to enable Bharat to transform social capital to financial independence through short videos in regional languages. We did not do a single lay off, and continue to strengthen the team with the right fits who share the same passion, ambition, and motivation,” On hiring and the current job market scenario, Saxena added.

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