SHEMROCK Group of Preschools, the first Playschool chain of India, is not only fairly acclaimed for its joyful learning environment, innovative educational technology and extensively researched curriculum, but is also known for its special female-staff centric initiatives.
With its top management itself consisting of two dynamic, iron-willed and knowledgeable women, Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora – the Founder Director of SHEMROCK Preschools and Mrs. Meenal Arora – the Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & Founder Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools, the organisation offers a very suitable & supportive environment to its women employees.
The fact that most of the employees of our schools as well as franchisees are female, clearly indicates our efforts to provide a quality living and financial stability to them. Right from the very beginning, all through the past 25 years of our successful presence in the education industry we have made it a point to give maximum opportunities to women and empower them to earn an identity of their own.
For all of our 330+ Preschools in India, Nepal & now in Bangladesh, we critically analyse the skills & talents of the worthy women candidates and provide comprehensive trainings at various levels to our Teachers, School Heads and even our Corporate Staff.
Moreover, all our hiring takes place through our efficient Human Resource department at our Corporate Office in New Delhi, which as a matter of fact, is also headed by women. So, our women employees can contact our HR team in case of any queries, doubts or grievances at any point of time, without any hesitation. Our HR team members are committed towards providing all kind of support and counselling as and when required by our women workforce, so as to help them in maintaining the work and family life balance.
Additionally, being a responsible educational organisation, we not only offer holidays for our staff on special occasions like Karvachauth, Shivratri, etc. but also, the work timings that we follow for our Academics department at our Corporate Office are till 3:30 PM vis-à-vis 6:00 PM, which is same as that of our Teachers & HMs. This allows our female staff members to enjoy the same holidays as their children and spend a quality time with their family, alongside their daily work routine.
Also, for the rest of our departments, we follow a policy of ‘no late sittings’ or ‘no stay backs’, which means our Corporate Office closes at 6 in the evening daily irrespective of the work load unlike other Corporate Offices. Furthermore, ours is a corporate setting where we believe in giving respect to all our staff members by addressing them as ‘Ma’am’ and not with their first names, unlike the popular culture in other Corporate firms.
As a conscientious part of the society, we have given opportunity to lakhs & lakhs of women in the country to join hands with our organisation & bring a change in both – their own lives & the lives of lakhs of our children; and look forward to keep doing the same in the future.