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Google terminates 28 employees over Israel protests

Google terminated 28 employees following protests staged by a small group of Alphabet workers against the tech giant's collaboration with Israel. The protests, which...

Amazon’s cash pay freeze for senior staff

Amazon announced a significant change in increments of many of its senior employees. As per the statement released on Wednesday, 27 March, many senior...

Amazon workers strike in Coventry over pay dispute

In Coventry, located in central England, approximately 1,400 employees from an Amazon warehouse initiated a strike on Tuesday, 19 March, with plans for further...

Amazon India introduces WINS to empower women with night shift opportunities

Amazon India has introduced the Women in Night Shifts (WINS) initiative at one of its major Sort Centres in Haryana. WINS aims to establish...

AI monitors employee chats at Walmart, Delta, T-Mobile, Chevron, and Starbucks

Several major companies, including Walmart, Delta, T-Mobile, Chevron, and Starbucks, are reportedly using an AI-powered platform called ‘Aware’ to monitor employee conversations on platforms...

Amazon alerts employees about generative AI tool usage

Amazon recently advised its employees to be cautious while using third-party generative AI tools for work, as reported by Business Insider. The company has warned...

Amazon’s French arm fined €32 million for ‘excessively intrusive’ employee monitoring

In a landmark decision that could have far-reaching implications for employee privacy, France's data protection watchdog, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL),...

Amazon fined by French Watchdog to pay $35 million

The National Commission of Informatics and Liberty (CNIL), the French regulatory body, has announced a fine of 32 million euros($35 million) against Amazon France...

Amazon is letting go 5% of jobs in ‘Buy with Prime’...

Amazon recently revealed another set of job cuts, reducing positions within the 'Buy with Prime' section. That means, about 30 positions will have to...

Behind the cuts: Audible CEO justifies layoffs as essential for future...

In a move echoing similar cost-cutting efforts across Amazon, Audible's CEO Bob Carrigan has announced the reduction of approximately 5 per cent of the...

Tech layoffs bite again as Meta, Amazon, X and Google trim...

The once-booming tech landscape is experiencing a tectonic shift, marked by a wave of layoffs sweeping across industry titans like Amazon, Google, Meta (formerly...

Will livestreaming platform, Twitch let go 500 today?

Having witnessed many top-level exits in 2023, Twitch, the livestreaming platform that was acquired by Amazon about nine years ago, is all set to...

Amazon encourages staff to convey their wishes to mascot, Peccy

As the holidays approach, Amazon is helping employees with financial issues. The company asked the workers to reach out to their mascot for a...

No more free coffees for Amazon staff

Amazon introduced a programme that gives employees complimentary coffee, including lattes and cappuccinos, from the coffee shops in their Seattle and other office locations....

‘Amazon violated labour laws at JFK8, DYY6 facilities’: NLRB

A National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled that Amazon and its consultants violated labour laws by intimidating workers and using racial slurs at...

Now Amazon’s Alexa team to see job cuts

It hasn’t been long since Amazon reduced headcount in its music and gaming units. Now, there is to be job cuts in Amazon’s Alexa...

‘No promotions for staff if they don’t return to office’: Amazon

Failure to return to the office may hinder Amazon employees' chances of receiving promotions. Amazon has clarified that employees who do not adhere to...

Amazon India and AICTE partner to spread the WoW initiative nationwide

Amazon India and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have joined forces to expand the Women of the World (WoW) initiative nationwide....

Did Jeff Bezos offer Amazon employees $5K to quit?

Jeff Bezos, executive chairman, Amazon, reportedly made an annual offer to employees — $5,000 to quit. Aptly called the 'Pay to Quit' offer, it...

‘Comply with 3-days-in office or be fired’: Amazon to staff

Amazon is taking its three-days-in-office work mandate very seriously and clearly wants its employees to do so too. The company appears to be willing...

Amazon deploys robots at warehouses; maintains humans can’t be replaced

In a bid to “free up” its warehouse staff, so that they can focus on improved customer service and better delivery service, Amazon has...

The Washington Post to reduce headcount by 240 amidst dwindling subscriptions

Amidst dwindling subscriptions and advertisements, The Washington Post is looking to axe 240 jobs. It plans to bring these job cuts into effect by...

3.5 lakh jobs to be created by Amazon, Target this holiday...

While Amazon is set to hire 2.5 lakh people for full-time and part-time positions for its fulfillment centres and transportation divisions, Target will be...

3-day work from office mandatory: Amazon CEO’s ultimatum

In August 2023, Amazon US employees received a mail requiring them to work from the office three days a week. The company's approach to...

Goldman Sachs staff not too happy with 5-days-in-office mandate

Goldman Sachs is clearly serious about its employees’ presence in office for five days a week. However, many are unwilling to give up the...

Why are Amazon employees resigning?

In the second week of August 2023, Amazon employees in the US received a mail asking them to work from the office three days...

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...

Harness.io: Cultivating a talent powerhouse in the tech crucible

The tech scene, be it in India or San Francisco, is equally crucible, fiercely competitive and unforgiving. In both the landscapes, attracting and retaining...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...

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Harleen Kaur takes on CHRO role at APEX Acreages

Harleen Kaur is CHRO, APEX Acreages with her appointment being implemented with effect from February 2024. Singh brings to the table more than two decades...

Google trims workforce as economic uncertainty looms

Google is implementing layoffs in an effort to trim costs, with an undisclosed number of employees affected, reports Reuters. The layoffs are not widespread, and...

V2 Retail to hire 1500+ employees; eyes market growth

V2 Retail, an Indian retail company, has unveiled an ambitious roadmap for expansion, signalling its intent to recruit over 1500 professionals across various domains....

Why are so many H-1B workers in the US switching jobs?

A recent study has revealed that more and more H-1B visa holders in the US are switching jobs. In fact, there was a record...

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