Vodafone India, one of the largest telecom operators in Assam North East circle, is firmly committed to economic well-being and growth of the region. With Monsoons in full force in the region, many areas are flood affected. Reiterating its commitment to Assam & North East, Vodafone has announced 50 minutes free talk time* for all customers in flood affected areas.
Besides, Vodafone in association with Assam State Disaster Management is sending out constant SMS alerts on flood-related precautions. Vodafone India is also keeping a close watch on the flood situation and will take measures to take care of citizens Health Safety and Wellbeing.
Vodafone commenced its journey in Assam & North East in 2008, and since then it has been investing in local communities. Also, championing the cause of Diversity & Inclusion in hiring practices, Vodafone has been increasing local employee base alongside an improved gender ratio, in the Assam and North East circle. Vodafone is one of the largest employers in the region offering direct and indirect employment opportunities to over 70000+ citizens, 80% of whom are residents of seven states.
In the financial year 2015-16, local talent accounted for 88 percent of the total hires; this figure has been further strengthened to 90 percent in FY 2016-17 for Vodafone Assam and North East
Expressing Vodafone’s commitment to Assam North East Region, Nidhi Lauria, Business Head – Assam & North East, Vodafone India, said “Vodafone follows global best practices in ensuring careers and not just jobs to employees. Our Diversity & Inclusion policy provides equal opportunities for all, across gender and regional backgrounds. Vodafone believes in making a difference to lives in societies we operate in, one of the ways is through conscious effort in hiring local talent. This helps us in being “an employer of Choice, as well as engaging with customers better. Our diversity journey is built on the foundation of creating an ecosystem that is attractive to women professionals and enables them to succeed in the workplace. Being the first in the industry, Woman Business Head, I am happy to report that the representation of women in overall Vodafone workforce in Assam & North East has been consistently moving up from 16% to 24% in last two years alone “.
Some of the innovative programmes at Vodafone that encourage Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace include Inclusive Leadership Workshops, Adoption Leave, Flexible Working, Post Maternity, and Reach Home Safe facilities, among others.