Case Code : CLHR024
Publication date : 2009
Subject : HROB
Industry : -
Length : 02 Pages
Price : Rs. 100
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BPO, stress, burn out, India, alcoholism, substance abuse, workplace, HIV, HIV testing, alcohol testing, peer pressure, BPO culture, lifestyle, monitoring, discrimination, attrition rate
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Indian BPOs were facing a peculiar problem. Alcoholism, substance abuse and promiscuity had become a part of the "BPO culture" and lifestyle. Organizations intended to curb such behavior with alcohol testing and HIV testing measures. Would this policy lead to discrimination, experts wondered.
A combination of factors including monotonous but stressful work, and good starting salary at an early age, pushed some employees toward high risk behavior such as alcoholism, substance abuse and promiscuity...
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