Scaler (by InterviewBit), one of the fastest-growing tech upskilling startups, has announced paid time off for all its employees from 25th December to 2nd January, in line with the festivities at the close of the year. The time off will be observed across the organisation according to Scaler’s vision of creating a balanced work-life experience for its workforce.
Contrary to popular belief that startups have a high-pressure work environment with little room for personal growth and development, Scaler works to ensure that its employees are regularly engaged. They organise various activities across art, crafts, music, cooking, and even meme contests to create a fun atmosphere. The company also organises periodic meditation and yoga sessions for employees to unwind. It offers access to an online counselling and emotional support platform to promote mental wellbeing among the workforce. In addition, Scaler regularly extends birthday hampers, work anniversary gifts, and presents to commemorate important personal milestones such as weddings, the birth of a child, and so on. The company aims to ensure that every employee feels included and motivated to work.
In keeping with its view for inclusion and diversity, Scaler boasts a 33% female workforce and actively advocates for equal opportunity for women in the tech workforce. Under their POSH policy directives, the company has also undertaken a program to sensitise the leadership on creating and facilitating a safe, healthy and harassment-free workplace. Further, Scaler has also run programs for new managers to help them better understand and deliver in their roles. The company has earmarked 5 CR as the budget for employee benefits, engagement efforts, culture-building activities and L&D for the next year to ensure that employees are engaged, competent and confident in their positions.
Among the positive outcomes of Scaler’s employee-centric initiatives is their low attrition rate, at just 4% over the last two years. The company houses close to 700 employees and aims to double headcount by the end of the financial year, i.e. March 2022. While teams like Sales (B2C), Careers (B2B), and Instructors lead this charge, several other business units are also anticipating over 50% growth in headcount in the next six months.
Scaler offers several competitive incentives to top-performing employees to attract and retain the best talent, ranging from financial benefits like ESOPs, bonuses, promotions and fast-tracked hikes to non-financial perks like tabs, fitness watches, KTM bikes, and so on.
Abhimanyu Saxena, Co-Founder, Scaler & InterviewBit, said. “We believe that a business is only as good as its people, and therefore while we seek out some of the best in the field to work with us, we also ensure that their journey is satisfying and rewarding. With edtech being one of the foremost industries in the economy today, there is no dearth of opportunity for quality talent. Consequently, at Scaler, we endeavour to provide a holistic learning and growth experience to all our employees, which takes a comprehensive view of professional and personal development. We are honoured to work with such dedicated individuals and fuelled by their sincere passion. We are sure to draw steadily closer to our dream of becoming a world-class virtual tech-varsity.”
Scaler (by InterviewBit) is an exclusive upskilling platform for tech enthusiasts and has grown to be a prominent name in the tech segment in a very short period. As a testament to its growth, Scaler raised 20 million USD in Series-A Funding led by marquee investors like Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Rocket Internet, among others, in January 2020. Today, Scaler has over 700 employees and 1000+ mentors/teaching assistants on the platform to bridge the tech talent gap in India. So far, more than 8,500 learners have joined Scaler’s educational programs.