If you’re an Accenture India employee and are running short of leaves, you only have to look as far as an generous colleague for help. In an interesting workplace policy that has been rarely seen before in India, Accenture is allowing its employees to donate their excess leave to their colleagues who may need it in times of crisis.
What companies typically issue at college campuses are Letters of Intent – which are essentially job offers, but they come with a caveat – they don’t specify when the selected students will be required to join these companies and start their professional lives. A lucky few get their Dates of Joining, or DOJs, right after graduating, which ensures a seamless transition from college life to the real world. But there are a large group of students who are kept on hold until business requirements dictate that they be brought on board. In a bleak economic environment, this wait can extend for months.
Consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture has named Rekha Menon as its new India Chairperson. She would be the first woman to head the company’s operations. She would take over on August 21. She succeeds Avinash Vashistha who resigned in July.
Juggling motherhood and career gets easier now. Netflix, the American on-demand video streaming company, announced a new policy of unlimited maternity and paternity leave for the first year after a child’s birth or adoption.
In what is probably a huge and a bold move by a company of its size, US based consulting company Accenture is eliminating annual performance appraisal reviews come September.