BANGALORE: Fidelity Investments India has launched an onsite COVID-19 vaccination drive for employees and their immediate family members above the age of 18 years. The company has informed that the drive will be conducted in strict adherence with all government-approved protocols.
Fidelity Investments India, in collaboration with its healthcare partners, has launched the first stage of its vaccination program at its Bangalore and Chennai offices, where the company has operations, and will roll it out in phases to the rest of its employees who opt for it over the coming weeks.
In addition, the firm will reimburse the vaccine expenses for employees and their immediate family members who choose to get vaccinated at an authorized vaccination center anywhere across the country.
“At Fidelity Investments, the safety and wellbeing of our employees is our foremost priority. Currently, our goal is to maximize vaccination, and we are directly working with the authorities to ensure easy access to vaccines for our employees in adherence with the government’s guidelines. We are continuously tuned to the needs of our employees during the pandemic and have announced several new benefits to ensure they get all possible support during these challenging times,” said Arshad Sayyad, Head, Fidelity Investments India, in a statement.
Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fidelity Investments, one of the largest financial services firms in the world, has extended all possible support to employees towards their health and wellbeing even as they work from home across the globe. Fidelity was one of the first companies to enable its employees to work from home when the pandemic struck last year and moved quickly to ensure all employees were able to connect and work seamlessly, with more than 90 percent of its worldwide workforce working remotely.
The company has a robust benefits and wellness program that is constantly evolving in line with the needs of employees and their families. Owing to the extraordinary nature of the current pandemic, Fidelity Investments India has enhanced its several listening posts and channels to listen to the voice of employees and continuously adapt its flexible benefits program to cater to their holistic needs, both emotional and physical.
These measures have included special allowances to assist employees and their families with COVID-19 expenses during the current second wave, meal support and accommodation facilities for isolation of affected employees and families, an employee-run 24/7 virtual assistance center, enhanced insurance coverage, telemedicine services, and emotional
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