While some organisations treat ‘people first’ as a philosophy worthy only of lip service, a few are stepping up to the promise.

Take TO THE NEW, the company’s HR head Satya Sheel Sharma says, “We have crafted policies specific to work-life balance which is critical to employee productivity.” One of these policies that stand out is a non-tracking of time/number of hours an employee is in office. So instead of punch-in and punch-out timings, the focus is to appreciate and measure its people on deliverables.

Apart from benefits, companies are investing in employees’ professional growth. For instance, TO THE NEW’s half-yearly international meets for practice leaders (10-15% of its employees) provide a platform to better understand the business vision and face-time with the board members.