May 2023, Thiruvananthapuram: Testhouse, the UK-based Quality Engineering solutions company, organized the second edition of the ‘Kids at Work’ program on May 25, 2023, at their Testhouse India office in Technopark, Trivandrum. The program was part of Testhouse’s ongoing employee engagement activities and aims to promote work-life balance and employee well-being. The first edition was conducted last year as part of the ‘Back to the Office’ program.
During the ‘Kids at Work’ program, employees were allowed to bring their children aged between 3 to 14 years to the workplace for the entire workday. This initiative reflects Testhouse’s employee-first culture and commitment to valuing work and personal life. By involving children in their parents’ work environment, Testhouse trusts to foster a better understanding and appreciation of their parents’ daily activities.
To make the day enjoyable for the children, Testhouse organized various fun-filled activities. The kids were greeted at the entrance by Mickey Mouse, their favourite mascot, who accompanied them throughout the day, dancing and taking pictures. The office was adorned with hanging balloons, chocolates, superhero cutouts, bouncy castles and a dedicated video games arena. A caricature artist was present to create hand-rendered caricatures of the kids and a tattoo artist provided face and body paintings for both children and employees.
Ajith Kumar, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Testhouse, expressed his happiness with the event. He mentioned that after the successful first edition of the program in 2022, they decided to make it an annual event. Ajith was glad to see the positive response and joyful participation from both the employees and their children. Witnessing the children enjoying the specially curated day designed for them brought joy to the Testhouse team.
Overall, the ‘Kids at Work’ program at Testhouse turned out to be a successful and enjoyable event, providing a unique opportunity for employees and their children to bond and experience the work environment in a fun and engaging way.