ICICI Bank launched iWork@Home programme for its women employees
Posted on: 09 Mar 2016 17:47:00
09 March 2016 Current Affairs: ICICI Bank on 7 March 2016 launched iWork@Home programme for its women employees to prevent them from dropping out of its workforce.The iWork@Home is an information and communication technology initiative and will enable employees work from home.It allows women employees to have access to their required operating systems in a safe and secure manner by creating a seamless office-like environment.It was developed in-house by ICICI Bank in partnership with students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.To address data security and privacy related issues, facial recognition technology is incorporated that will scan the face to ascertain identity.Women in all roles, except those in direct customer-facing ones, would be eligible for this initiative based on their life stage needs.These would include young mothers, expectant mothers, those suffering from medical conditions among others.Initially, the facility will be available for one year and can be extended beyond the period based on the requirements of the employee.At present, the bank has about 30 per cent women in its overall workforce.
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