Gurugram, June 5, 2018: OYO, India’s largest hospitality company, today launched daycare centre ‘Little O’ at its corporate office in Gurugram, to help its employees with quality childcare facilities. The centre will be managed by Klay, India’s largest and most trusted pre-school and daycare facilitators. The facility was inaugurated in the humble presence of Mrs. Madhu Azad, Hon’ble Mayor of Gurugram.
Speaking at the occasion, Ankit Tandon, COO- OYO Townhouse said, “Our employees are our biggest strength. Since our inception, every OYOpreneur has contributed to OYO’s journey of becoming India’s largest hospitality company in their unique way. With 28 as an average age of the organization, a majority of the OYOpreneurs belong to the ‘Gen Y’ and Millennial generation. We are cognizant of their needs and this launch is a step ahead in ensuring a cohesive work-life balance for them. As a progressive workplace, we’ve ensured an enabling environment so that they are able to give their best. This set-up is a matter of great pride for a young organization like ours and will be a big step towards promoting diversity and improving employee experience at OYO. We’ve seen great enthusiasm for Little O and look forward to introducing it at our other offices too.”
The facility, sprawled across 950 sq. ft. is well-equipped with play area, comfortable beds and a dedicated staff to care for the needs of children. It will serve as a strong support system for both male and female employees at OYO. The initiative is in line with the Government’s mandate and endeavour of ensuring quality childcare for working parents. Company employees working out of the OYO HQ with children between six months and four years of age can use the facility. OYO has also introduced a reimbursable monthly allowance for OYO parents across the country who avail other daycare facilities for their children.
Mrs. Madhu Azad, Hon’ble Mayor of Gurugram, said “It has been my utmost pleasure to inaugurate the daycare facility centre – Little O. OYO is a story of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation; with this new daycare centre it is further boosting a desirable work environment for its employees especially women.”
Ms. Priya Krishnan, CEO – Founding Years, Klay School’s parent organization said, “We are delighted to be partnering with a young and vibrant organization like OYO. The daycare centre is aligned to OYO’s mission of creating beautiful living spaces. Through our services, we will be supporting OYO parents to concentrate more on the innovation to solve the problem of quality accommodation without worrying about their kids.”
Innovation is among OYO’s core values and it encourages employees to develop entrepreneurial streak. The company also follows a cabin-less format to encourage greater interaction, strengthen team spirit and ensure uninterrupted work from any corner. Other employee benefits include flexible compensation structure, six months maternity leave, Comprehensive insurance, amongst others. OYO has also been a part of LinkedIn top companies where India wants to work list, for three consecutive years – 2016, 2017, 2018.
OYO is India’s largest hospitality company operating in more than 150 cities across India, Malaysia and Nepal. With over 75,000 exclusive rooms in its network, OYO works in close proximity with its hotel partners while exercising full control over the hotels for ensuring a quality experience for travellers. Its network includes major metros, regional business hubs, top leisure destinations as well as pilgrimage towns.
OYO has received many accolades for its pioneering efforts in the hospitality sector including IAMAI’s India Digital Awards (2018), Government of India’s National Entrepreneurship Award for the Hospitality Category (2017), Hotelier India Awards (2017) and Real Innovation Award (2017) by London Business School. LinkedIn has ranked OYO as one of the top employee attractors in India three years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018). OYO is backed by leading investors, including the SoftBank Group, Greenoak Capital, Sequoia India, Lightspeed India, Hero Enterprise and China Lodging Group.