IKEA has introduced a day-care benefit programme for its co-workers at the upcoming stores in India. The name ‘DAGIS’ would be given to the centres and they will be located inside IKEA campuses. In Hyderabad, DAGIS would be there by the end of spring.
All the children of co-workers would avail DAGIS benefits. This program would redefine the gender equality and would provide a supportive role to parents and professionals.
Anna-Carin Månsson, retail country HR manager, IKEA India said, “Through this endeavour, we will enable co-workers to be more productive and be assured that their children are in safe hands, while they are at work. This will empower women to return to work as well as help men to support their wives/partners to resume work. We believe that equality works better.”
IKEA aims at establishing an inclusive environment for both men and Women. It also plans to hire 50 percent women co-workers for various job functions in India. Hence, it is a great step to empower women at work to establish a great working environment for men. The main focus is on providing flexibility for women co-workers to assist them in balancing their responsibilities at home and work.
By 2020, IKEA aims to create equal pay for jobs too. In case of uncertainties, several provisions have been introduced to support.