Republic Day is here!
After a tedious struggle and several sacrifices, on 15th August 1947, India gained independence from the clutches of Britain.
But continued to remain as a dominion from 1947-50.Thus, with the introduction of the drafting of the Constitution of India, our nation became a true sovereign.
On 29th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India drafted by BN Rau, Surendra Nath Mukherjee, and Chaired by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
The document came into effect on 26th January 1950 and the nation has celebrated that milestone every year for 73 years.
On this Republic Day, we bring to you 6 fundamental factors to look for in a company culture during your job search.
Right to Equality
The first factor to look at is if the company treats its employees equally. Equality is a key factor in the Constitution of India and it holds the same value in the workplace.
So, when job hunting, it is critical to go through the employee reviews of companies. This will give you insights into the company culture and tell you whether it offers equality to its employees.
Here are a few things to look out for when looking for equality;
- Equality in pay irrespective of gender, caste, creed
- Equal representation of genders in the workplace
- Equal opportunities provided to employees
So, check what the employees have written about these factors. It is 2023 after all, why compromise on your right to equal treatment?
Note: Before going ahead, do check out if your skills are at par with the market demands.
Right to Freedom
The right to freedom is another critical factor to look out for when looking for a good company culture.
You do not want to be micro-managed at every step, or be afraid to voice your opinion.
So, look for these factors when going through employee reviews;
- Freedom to speech
- Freedom to work on projects without micro-management
- Freedom to take the onus of projects
- Freedom to approach for guidance and assistance
Right against Exploitation
A company with good work culture will have all legal policies in place and will know how to handle disputes well.
Check the review section for such incidents, or ask the recruiters about the policies to protect you as an employee when they ask “Do you have any questions for me?”
Here are a few policies to look for in a company;
- Performance Management & Appraisal
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Grievance Redressal
- Intellectual Property
- Working Hours
- Code of Conduct
- Leave Policy
Make it a point to ask enough questions regarding these policies to get a holistic understanding of the same.
Right to freedom of Religion
If a company discriminates against its employees based on their religious beliefs, it is a clear red flag.
An organization with good company culture will not discriminate based on religion, sexuality, gender, caste, etc.
The only thing that would matter to the recruiter will be qualifications, experience, and skills.
If you find yourself facing such questions that overstep your boundaries, steer clear of the place.
Cultural & Educational rights
It is extremely critical to walk with time otherwise sooner or later you will be rendered outdated and lose out on opportunities.
So, it is best to enquire about the company’s policies regarding upskilling or if you want to pursue higher studies for the same.
Right to Constitutional Remedies
Another important factor to consider when on a job search is to check if the organization takes employee feedback seriously.
An organization that does not provide any scope for feedback indicates their ignorance of employee opinion, and it might not be the most ideal work environment for the latter.
This Republic Day, let’s take a pledge to follow these fundamental learnings in our job search and work towards a better work culture, work-life balance, and career prosperity.
Here’s wishing you all a Happy Republic Day from Naukri.com!