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Nayi Udaan: Empowering your next chapter at Stryker in India

At Stryker, one of our core values is people. We understand that everyone's journey is unique, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities for those who have taken time off. That's why we are proud to introduce Nayi Udaan, Stryker in India's groundbreaking "Return to Work" program.

Nayi Udaan is designed to empower anyone who has taken a career break due to life events, such as caring for a child or loved one, and supporting them as they confidently transition back into the workforce.

How Nayi Udaan supports returning to work

1. Fostering a people-first culture

Nayi Udaan was born out of our relentless pursuit to attract, engage, and develop top talent in India, while fostering an inclusive culture. We understand that returning to the corporate world can be challenging after a career break. With Nayi Udaan, we aim to create a holistic platform embedded in our "people first" culture, ensuring that individuals feel supported throughout their journey.

2. Promoting inclusive hiring practices

Nayi Udaan places a strong emphasis on equity and eliminating biases in the hiring process. We firmly believe in providing opportunities based on skills and caliber, without any prejudices. Our Manager Sensitization workshops, centered around the foundation of "Think Twice" and "Inclusive Hiring Practices," ensure we are equipped to make unbiased hiring decisions. By addressing equity and common biases, we create an environment where every individual's potential can flourish.

3. Commitment to career support

We recognize that successful reintegration into the corporate world requires ongoing support and development. With Nayi Udaan, selected candidates receive comprehensive assistance through coaching, mentoring, and training interventions. We are dedicated to empowering individuals, teams, and managers, providing the necessary resources for their professional growth. Through personalized guidance, we strive to ensure a smooth transition and the development of essential skills for long-term success.

4. Empowering environment

We take pride in fostering a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive work environment. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that everyone brings to the table. Preeti, a Sr. Microbiologist, exemplifies the empowering atmosphere at Stryker. She shares, "After taking a break of 2 years, beginning the second inning of my career with Stryker was truly empowering. I was offered what I deserved for my skills and caliber, without any biases. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment."

Nayi Udaan is more than just a program; it is a transformative opportunity for individuals seeking to reignite their professional journey. As an employer, we strive to provide equal opportunities for all individuals. By driving awareness, educating, and empowering employees, Nayi Udaan enables candidates to confidently return to fulfilling careers.

If you or someone you know is seeking to restart their career after a break, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available on our careers site.

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