M2P Fintech, Asia’s leading financial Infrastructure company, announced the launch of Better Half, a first-of-its-kind half a day formal employment program aimed at women to help restart their career. Better-Half is a carefully curated program to re-start one’s professional journey, those selected are expected to contribute 5 hours in a day, making it the first company to make Half a day work mainstream. The program comes packed with benefits including formal upskilling, participation in ESOPs, and all other benefits that accrues to a person seeking full-time employment.
Helping one hone their skills and be prepared for Better career prospect and Half a day of work is the rationale behind naming the programme ‘Better-Half’. The programme is designed to facilitate a smooth re-entry to full-time work through a gradual ramp-up of work hours. The programme offers access to on-the-job projects, learning opportunities, and the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team. The programme also provides community support, and those selected are mentored by experienced managers culminating into an opportunity to convert into a full-time role at the end of 12 months or whenever the participant decides to convert.
Prabhu Rangarajan, Co-Founder – M2P Fintech, said, “For India to realise its true potential we need more women to join the workforce. However, our social fabric dissuades many to return to work from a break, often, leaving them with no chance to restart. We realised if there is one lesson from the past 2 years with Covid induced work from home, people join new places of work and perform, why not then extend this, and provide a chance to balance it with responsibilities at home. I am certain that we can make a small difference and do expect 10% of our team to be Better Half members in a short span of time.”