Singapore-based SHAREit Group to cover vaccine costs for employees and their families in countries where it isn’t free

Singapore-based SHAREit Group to cover vaccine costs for employees and their families in countries where it isn’t free

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Some of its additional employee policies include providing COVID-19 insurance, and extending paid leaves for recuperation to those who have been infected.

On 23 June, SHAREit Group, a global technology company, announced a host of employee-centric initiatives aimed to equip employees to better tackle the pandemic.

It will, for starters, cover the cost of vaccination for its global staff of all levels and their families in countries where vaccines are not free. Further, across local and international offices, including Singapore, Indonesia and Dubai, the company is purchasing insurance policies for all employees that include hospitalisation and treatment for COVID-19.

Should any employee be infected with COVID-19, the company is granting an extended paid leave to them for recuperation. As for employees working in India, they will receive health and wellness care packs with immunity boosters.

“SHAREit is heavily invested in supporting its employees, customers and user communities during the pandemic, from adopting work safety measures to buying employee insurance that covers COVID-19 hospitalisation and vaccination, to driving vaccination advocacy for the masses in markets like the Philippines,” said Karam Malhotra, Partner and Global Vice President at the SHAREit Group.

“We aim to be a supporting pillar to our employees during this testing time and ensure that they have access to COVID-19 vaccination and testing.”

This announcement was made in parallel to SHAREit’s intervention to support the health and wellness of its app users, through its digital content and corporate initiatives, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the users of the group's hero app SHAREit, the company will mainly look to boost vaccination confidence by spreading awareness around its importance and benefits through digital content within the app.

In fact, SHAREit is also part of a private-sector project called ‘Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat’, which will be executed in the Philippines, aimed to drive vaccination confidence to support the government’s national vaccination programme for COVID-19. As such, the company targets to reach 40mn active Filipino users, and achieve 100mn impressions on its platform through various mobile and static content.

In the past, through its file sharing, gaming and content streaming app, SHAREit has showcased live updates on active COVID-19 cases, especially in markets such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.


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