A volunteer (R) from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) distributes free condoms to villagers during an AIDS awareness campaign on the outskirts of Agartala, India, November 6, 2015. India provides free condoms under its community-based AIDS prevention programme that targets high-risk groups like sex workers. That strategy, the World Bank estimates, helped avert 3 million HIV infections between 1995 and 2015. But government data released last week showed about two-thirds of India's 31 state AIDS units had less than a month's supply of condoms. Some states only have enough for a few days. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) beat corporate organisations as the best employers, shows a recent study by Great Place to Work Institute, India.
Great Place to Work Institute, which is a global management consulting and research firm, conducted the study on 26 NGOs across the country.
The average employee strength at these NGOs was about 460, and women accounts for 53% of total workforce, which is significantly higher than the combined average of organisations from other industries (20%), the mint reported.
The study also show that NGOs are already ahead of the corporate sector in terms of providing an engaging employee experience. Employees also stay with the organisation for a longer time.
The study also stated that 85% of the employee-respondents from the survey feel their place is great to work at, as compared to the 78% in the non-NGO sector.
“There are so many unique things about this organisation...transparent salary structure with no hidden cost. Training and development of all employees is well taken care of. There is so much to learn and excel (in),” was quoted as saying.
Similar responses were recorded from employees at other organisations.
The NGOs receive this response because, they provide ‘Training programmes focusing on leadership development, behavioral training, managerial skill development and opportunities for vocational learning are offered to employees. Benefits like financial help in times of a family crisis, free medical facilities in affiliated hospitals and aid to school-going children of employees are also made available.’
The NGOs listed are — Bharti Foundation, CURE International India Trust, Equitas Development Initiatives Trust, Ipas Development Foundation, Make A Difference, Parinaam Foundation, Quest Alliance, Room to Read, SEWA Rural, SOS India.