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Amazon’s robots to make work safer and easier for its employees

Amazon’s robots to make work safer and easier for its employees Proteus and Cardinal are two robots that are taking over some of the manual...

Syfe appoints Saurabh Seth as head of talent acquisition in India

Digital investment platform, Syfe has appointed Saurabh Seth as its head of talent acquisition in India. His appointment is part of Syfe’s plans to...

More companies in the US offer to cover abortion travel expenses...

Amazon will reportedly pay up to $4,000 to employees who may have to travel to get an abortion, if the facility is not available...

“Empathy will play a bigger role in 2022,” Deepti Varma

A big change in 2022 Employee experience has always been at the heart of planning and execution of people-related strategies. With employees and organisations learning...

Amazon workers in Staten Island form first union in the US

Amazon’s workers in Staten Island, New York, have managed to get together and form the first ever Amazon union in the US till date....

Cloudtail India to cease operations, employees to be absorbed by Amazon

Services of Cloudtail, which is amongst the biggest sellers on Amazon India, are to stop. The employees of Cloudtail, about 450 in India, will...

Amazon relocates workers at Seattle downtown area over safety concerns

Amazon has decided to relocate its employees at the Seattle downtown area in the US as the number of crime and violent cases have...

Amazon launches ‘SheIsAmazon’ campaign to bring women talent in spotlight

Amazon has launched ‘SheIsAmazon’ campaign on the occasion of international women’s day. Under this campaign the E-commerce company has published a coffee table book...

100% placements at IIM Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) reported 100 per cent placements at the final placements week, and that too just three days into...

Amazon to double its pay base cap to $350,000

Amazon is planning to more than double its base pay cap to $350,000 (about Rs 2.6 crore) from its previous maximum salary of $160,...

Placement scene improves across India, so do salaries

The uncertainty that hung over the placement scene seems to have been lifted to a great extent. Across India, management graduates are getting good...

Nupur Nagpal named new CHRO at Myntra

Myntra has announced the appointment of Nupur Nagpal as its new CHRO. In this role, Nagpal will lead the human capital function at Myntra,...

Amazon workers now have the right to unionise

In a landmark agreement, Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has agreed to allow its employees the rights to freely organise within the Company, that is,...

Delhi government floats tender for employment portal ‘Rojgar Bazaar 2.0’

In a bid to keep unemployment in the city under control, the Delhi government has unveiled its plans to create a first-of-its-kind digital job-matching...

‘Cancel Project Nimbus’: Amazon, Google employees

Amazon and Google have signed a deal with the Israeli government, including the military, offering them cloud services solutions as part of Project Nimbus,...

‘Choose your work-from-office days’: Amazon to employees

Amazon was very eager to bring back its corporate employees to the office. This September, the Company was planning to bring back all its...

Amazon causes shortage of bus drivers in the US

A massive shortage of bus drivers is being seen in the states of New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania in the US. In fact, the...

‘Amazon’s labour cost to rise to $4000 bn in Q4’: Morgan...

This year, Amazon plans to hire more than 1,50,000 employees and the Company also bumped up the wages of the workers, where some employees...

Amazon launches virtual recruiter for better candidate experience

Amazon has launched virtual recruiter, Alexa Skill, which will help prospective candidates looking to work with the e-commerce company, get information about the Amazon’s...

Amazon launches educational benefits for frontline staff

Amazon will be offering more education benefits to its US employees. The Company is planning to fully fund the education of its frontline employees,...

£50 bonus to Amazon staff for punctuality

With the festive season round the corner, employees of Amazon in Britain are being offered a bonus of £50 a week, provided they show...

Amazon to hire for 8,000 roles across 35 cities

Amazon is gearing up to host a Career Day in India, for the first time, on September 16. It has 8,000 roles open currently,...

Ex-employee files lawsuit against Amazon for being fired unfairly

Maria Iris Jennitte Olivero, a former employee of Amazon, has alleged that she was fired from the warehouse she worked in simply because she...

Amazon offers $3000 bonus to attract talent at new facility in...

In the war to attract talent, Amazon is offering a $3000 bonus to workers at its new facility in Wilmington, Delaware. As per a...

Facebook staff to work from home till January 2022

Facebook has no plans to get its employees to return to office before January 2022. Earlier, in June, the tech company had said it...

Testbook to tie up with universities and IITs for job-prep programme

Testbook.com, the Indian government job preparation ed-tech platform, will now offer a 360-degree ‘’Skilled Campus Programme’ for students, across over 50 universities and colleges,...

Can humans be fired by a bot?

A Bloomberg report claims that an employee who spent four years delivering packages for Amazon, as a contract driver in Phoenix, suddenly got axed....

Amazon’s robo to ensure safety at the workplace

Amazon is gearing up to introduce robo employees at its fulfilment centres across the globe, to make the workplace safer. With the robots in...

Amazon to hire 1,800 for its tech hubs in Vancouver, Toronto

Amazon is looking to hire 1,800 new techies as well as corporate employees for its tech hubs in Vancouver and Toronto. These new hires...

Gender inequality rampant at Amazon?

While Amazon maintains that 18 women in the Prime membership division were promoted over the last one year, and that women and men were...

Amazon to expand workforce in Italy by 3,000

Amazon, which had a 9,500-strong workforce across 50 locations in Italy, will soon expand its team by about 3,000. It plans to hire about...

Amazon’s ‘time off task’ policy under scrutiny

Amazon has decided to extend the period over which the average of ‘time off task’ is calculated. The e-retailer has been using complicated algorithms...

5 women allege discrimination, retaliation by Amazon managers

Amazon is again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, five women from the Company’s corporate offices and warehouses, have filed separate...

Amazon, HCL offer special allowances to staff amidst pandemic

Amazon India has revealed its plans to pay a one-time COVID allowance of Rs 30,600 to each of its employees to take care of...

Zomato, Swiggy start inoculation of delivery partners

Zomato and Swiggy, the food-delivery platforms, have launched COVID-19 vaccination drive in India for their delivery partners. Swiggy had announced on social media that it...

100% placement for IIM Amritsar’s 5th MBA batch

Despite the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic over the last year and a half almost, IIM Amritsar managed to conclude the academic year...

Microsoft offers Rs 2 crore package to Hyderabad software dev engineer

Narkuti Deepti, from Hyderabad, has managed to get a job as a software development engineer at Microsoft, in the US. She will be paid...

Amazon to hire 75,000 workers across Canada and the US

On May 13, Amazon announced that it is going to hire around 75,000 workers across Canada and the US. The Company has also announced...

Amazon to vaccinate its front-line workers in India

Amazon is organising on-site vaccination drives under the supervision of licensed healthcare providers in Delhi. With the aim of ensuring the health and safety...

Metros accounted for 86,000+ active job openings in April

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic that has taken the country by surprise, the top five metros —Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai—...

Amazon to hike hourly wages by up to $3, step up...

The online shopping giant, which already pays new hires at least $15 an hour, said it will start increasing pay between 50 cents an...

GoPaisa to double team, to start hiring drive

GoPaisa, the Indian product and offer aggregator in the e-commerce space, is gearing up to double its workforce in the new financial year, in...

Amazon apologises, admits to being aware of its drivers urinating in...

Amazon has finally admitted to being in the know of some of its drivers having to urinate in bottles, due to the hectic delivery...

Amazon employees’ deplorable working conditions make headlines again

Recently, a politician in the US accused Amazon of not being a ‘progressive workplace’, because its workers apparently urinate in water bottles. However, the...

‘Amazon discriminates against Blacks’, alleges employee

Charlotee Newman, a 38-year old Black employed at Amazon atWeb Services has alleged discrimination against Blacks within the organisation. She accuses the Company of...

TalentSprint and Google’s 3rd cohort to nurture 500 women engineers

TalentSprint, educational technology platform and NSE group company, has announced that the third cohort of the pioneering Women Engineers Programme, or WE, with support...

Amazon disrupts Future-Reliance deal, 11 lakh may lose jobs

Reliance Retail, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has been eyeing a stake in Future Group’s retail empire across the country. However, with Amazon...

Amazon to hire 3,000 in Boston

Amazon is gearing up to double its workforce at its Boston technology hub. It will hire for 3,000 jobs across its pharmacy, robotics, web...

Amazon to spend $2 bn on economical housing in the US

For the next five years, Amazon is set to invest over $2 billion to build affordable housing in the US cities of Nashville and...

Amazon tries to get its frontline staff vaccinated on priority, after...

Warehouse workers and data centre employees at Amazon Web Services, US, may be on the line after health workers to receive the earliest possible...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

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Government staff must buy cheapest travel ticket to avail LTC

Central government employees will have to follow new rules to avail leave travel concession or LTC, as per the 7th Pay Commission. The Ministry of...

27 years of perfect attendance for what?

After 27 years of hard work and perfect attendance, an employee looks forward to being rewarded for his service. While Kevin Ford, an employee...

How pre-hiring orientation reduces early dropouts at eClerx

During orientations, it is a common practice for companies to present to the employees an overview of the organisation along with what their career...

Rolls-Royce workers reject £2,000 cash bonus

Thousands of Rolls-Royce employees have rejected the auto giant’s offer of £2000 cash benefit, citing that the money is far too less to enable...

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“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...