Swiggy lets employees take up gigs in free time

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BENGALURU: Moonlighting and side hustles are gaining legitimacy, and Indian startups are spearheading the trend. Days after it announced that its employees can permanently work from anywhere, Swiggy said employees can take up external projects, even if these include monetary compensation.
However, internal approvals are required, especially if they are projects “that pose a higher risk of conflict of interest or interference with the employees’ duties to Swiggy”.
The Bengaluru-based food and grocery delivery venture said the projects must be done outside of office hours or on weekends, and must not impact their productivity on the full-time job.
Swiggy said during lockdowns, a significant portion of the working population discovered new hobbies and perhaps even an activity that provides an additional source of income.
Girish Menon, HR head at Swiggy, said the company has always strived to understand the diverse aspirations of its employees and to design its organisational policies to suit their evolving needs.
Fintech unicorn Cred recently told TOIthat it encourages side hustles.

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