Now Half a Day Programme For Women to Restart Their Careers

Financial infrastructure company M2P Fintech has launched Better Half — half a day formal employment programme aimed at women to help restart their careers. The company says it is a “first-of-its-kind” programme. Those selected for the programme are expected to contribute five hours a day.

The programme also includes formal upskilling, participation in ESOPs, and all other benefits that accrue to a person seeking full-time employment. The programme is designed to facilitate a smooth re-entry to full-time work through a gradual ramp-up of work hours.

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“Helping one hone their skills and be prepared for better career prospects and half a day of work is the rationale behind naming the programme Better-Half,” says the company. Those seeking opportunities and are returning from a career break can explore the open roles at the official website at m2pfintech.com.

The programme offers access to on-the-job projects, learning opportunities, and the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team. It also provides community support, and those selected are mentored by experienced managers culminating in 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 per cent of our team to be Better Half members in a short span of time.”

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“Better Half is aimed at diversification of the team and enhancing the gender balance within the organisation. Apart from flexible work hours, the company says it also offers work-from-anywhere, generous ESOP’s, flexible leave policies, and a special emphasis on work-life balance,” it added.

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