Over the years, we have seen many private companies in Shillong come and go. We often hear stories from our parents about companies that came to Shillong but were closed down, or about private companies that don’t last in Shillong.
Such instances have left a bad impression about private companies in Shillong. As a result, parents in Shillong pressure their kids to apply for Government jobs.
However, if their kids are working in private companies outside of the state (Meghalaya), it does not worry parents. They have a different perception about private companies outside of Shillong.
So, how did Chillibreeze sustain in Shillong for more than a decade? How did it change the minds of the people?
Chillibreeze has been in Shillong for 11 years now. It is the only private company in Shillong that has sustained through the years of bandh, load shedding and curfews.
One of the things Chillibreeze did, was change and enlighten the minds of people of Shillong by holding Family Orientation Programs for each new batch of trainees.
These events are a chance for parents to have a first-hand experience of what their child goes through every day at work.
This sounds like something small. It is small, but significant. With these sessions, Chillibreeze puts the minds of staff members’ family at ease.
Family members need to feel safe and be assured about their child’s job being secure. The Family Orientation sessions for new recruits does this. The events are a chance for the family to have a first-hand experience of what their child goes through every day at work.
This small gesture from Chillibreeze has proved beneficial as the family members know more about what their child is doing every day.
In these orientation sessions, the family members learn everything they need to know about Chillibreeze. How the company runs and the role that their children have in influencing the growth of the company.
One parent quoted, “I want my child to be challenged, I want her to see that life is not easy. They had it easy all their lives, now it’s time to work, only when they experience hardship, they will know its value. Thank you for challenging her to be her best”.
These orientation sessions are beneficial for both the company and the employees.
Not having support from family members can make it hard for employees. It will jeopardise work as well as relationships at home. These sessions inform families about what the employees need from them for a successful work life. The sessions tell them how the success of each individual employee contributes to the company’s success, ensuring the company’s continuity.
During a conversation, a parent said, “Getting clarity on what my child is doing is something new, seeing where he is working and getting the full information about the company is mind changing. I see now that this job is the best fit for him and I don’t want anything else.”
Another parent quoted, “Seeing all this and hearing what the company had to offer makes me happy. Also, the care the company gives to my daughter's safety lessens my worries. It is very nice you are doing this, it gives us a clear perspective”.Chillibreeze’s work culture has resulted in a change in the mindset of people about private companies in Shillong.
With the rise in unemployment, our choices are limited. We cannot keep depending on the availability of government jobs.
A part of Chillibreeze’s mission is to be a role model. And by being that, Chillibreeze's influence has spread throughout Northeast India and beyond.
Chillibreeze is transforming lives. Sharing information with family members has resulted in them believing that a well-run private company can flourish in Shillong. Chillibreeze believes that the experience that the family has in the orientation program will influence them to spread the word about Chillibreeze and the benefits that unemployed youths can have, working in such established private companies. Do you want to be the change in your locality?
Are you ready to be a part of a team that creates ‘excellence’ with your family blessings?