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The war for attracting good tech talent has been on for some time now, and accelerated by the pandemic. Many of the big tech giants have been trying to lure the best of talent by offering them higher perks...
Innovaccer, a San Francisco-based data-activation platform and healthcare technology company, has plans to expand its employee base by a substantial percentage. As per Sonali Damle, chief people officer, Innovaccer, the Company currently has over 100 vacancies and this number...
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The future is going to be hybrid for sure. Most HR leaders and experts suggest that companies will be following the hybrid model of work for at least the next two years, till the impact of the pandemic subsides....
With work-from-home tossing work-life balance out of the window for many, employee burnout has become a more frequently-observed phenomenon since the pandemic started. A survey of 1000 full-time employees across the US, carried out by Visier, found that 89...
Recently, Incred Financial Services gamified and digitised its employee-recognition programme. This changed the way people get recognised and even recognise others. Incred, which has close to 1000 employees, has implemented an instant-recognition platform, where any employee in the Company,...
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In October 2020, Urban Company erstwhile Urban Clap, the home services company, allowed its employees to take unlimited sick leaves, if they are mentally or physically unwell, or have contracted COVID-19. Urban company was probably the first organisation in the...
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SIRO Clinpharm, a clinical research organisation, is driving its growth through employee-engagement surveys. The focus is to create a work-friendly environment for the employees and also ensure their mental and physical wellbeing. SIRO has managed to leverage the findings...
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Succession planning is a lengthy ongoing process in any organisation. A successor is often groomed over the years to be able to step up. Yet, due to the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought in, companies are now working on...
Microsoft Teams handles about 200 million meeting participants each day, that is, a whopping 4.1 billion minutes of meetings! This data points to a tremendous shift towards teleworking — the new normal. Yes, many companies have announced that they will...
The pandemic has witnessed unimaginable instances of companies laying off or furloughing employees due to financial constraints. Some have also come out to support their employees in the past few months but as they say, words are not enough. During...
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