ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) has been recognised amongst ‘India’s Best Companies to Work for 2019’, in a study conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. The organisation’s employee initiatives stemming from its corporate philosophy ‘Extraordinary Together’, integrating every nuance of personal development and well-being with a balanced focus on operational excellence saw ZEE being felicitated as amongst the best in the ‘Media & Entertainment’ category.
A global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures, the institute releases the list of India’s ‘Best Companies to Work’ for List each year in partnership with The Economic Times. It recognizes companies on parameters that help in arriving at the coveted list of companies which provide an enabling environment of sustenance, growth, engagement and work-life balance to its employees.
On receiving this prestigious certificate, Mr. Animesh Kumar, Chief People Officer, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) said, “It is an honour for us to consistently rank amongst India’s Best Companies to Work For. A testament to our policies and initiatives towards employee development practiced as a part of our corporate philosophy. In our quest to enhance our workplace, we are focused towards developing a collaborative culture which is tech-enabled and dynamic. Our core philosophy is a blend of modern ideas with traditional values – an identity which is distinct, credible and aspirational in the Media and Entertainment Industry. We constantly strive to improve the overall workplace experience for our partners by prioritizing a healthy culture and cultivating a happy environment through flexible policies and programs that help us create a strong employer value proposition.”
Entertainment continues to be the most powerful form of inspiration and our purpose remains to provide an extraordinary experience each time a customer engages with ZEE. Bringing its core values of ‘Extraordinary Together’ into practice, ZEEL has built a diverse culture and environment fostered with trust, responsibility and customer centricity to be among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms. As a talent powerhouse, ZEEL’s core strength as an employer, vests in the empowerment of its employees who are its partners. Thus, our people philosophy SAMWAD focuses on creating great productive relationships between the manager and the team.
Other notable initiatives include:
• Employee Engagement – With an aim to enrich experience & enable an environment for its employees to achieve the extraordinary, ZEEL has taken numerous initiatives. Amongst them is the inhouse Creche Facility, that enables young parents alleviate their child-care challenges. ZEEL is amongst the few organizations in the media & entertainment sector that provides this facility at no additional cost to its employees.
• Talent Acquisition & Development – The recruitment landscape in today’s fast changing media and entertainment industry is fundamentally challenging. We create a strong Employer Value Proposition which helps us in attracting future employees through our Campus Recruitment Program which infuses fresh ideas and talent into the Company. ZEE has been known for its ability to focus on internal talent growth, which is being strengthened further by its partnership with KPMG that will focus on capability enhancement of its front-line managers.
• Rewards & Recognition – Through multiple practices and programs, ZEEL recognizes the efforts of its extraordinary people who are adept at working not only at an individual level but are team players who can create the extraordinary. ZEELOMPICS, is one such employee-recognition programme where high performers in each role are recognised for their exemplary performance as ‘Heroes’.