Tag: Amazon

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...

#MakeAmazonPay trends as workers demand better wages

Black Friday brought in huge profits for the billionaire, Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, but also sparked a movement that united warehouse workers, environmental activists...

Amazon to spend $ 500 million as employee holiday bonus

Amazon.com will pay its employees— who pack and deliver goods — a one-time bonus of up to $ 300. This move comes at a...

3 lakh jobs up for grabs in e-commerce, logistics

With the festival season round the corner, e-commerce companies are expanding their workforce in anticipation of increase in business and demand in e-shopping. Not...

Amazon to hire another 100,000 across the US and Canada

Tech giant, Amazon, plans to hire around 100,000 operations executives across 100 new fulfilment centres, delivery stations, sortation centres and other sites in the...

Amazon’s Career Day to offer opportunities to job seekers

Tech giant, Amazon, is holding a career day on September 16, which will witness a team of 1000 recruiters from the Company offering 20,000...

Amazon extends WFH policy for corporate staff to 2021

After Facebook and Google, Amazon is the latest to extend the work-from-home policy which will be applicable only to the corporate employees until January...

‘Thank You’ bonus of $500 million to Amazon’s front-line workers

The management of Amazon has decided to show its appreciation for its front-line workers by giving them a one-time ‘Thank You’ bonus. This is...

Amazon India offers flexible work-from-home options

In an attempt to ensure that its customers across the world enjoy a seamless online shopping experience, Amazon India is offering almost 20,000 temporary...

AI-driven ‘Distance Assistant’ to encourage social distancing at Amazon

American multinational company, Amazon, has turned to technology to ensure that its employees maintain social distancing at the workplace and are protected from the...

AWS employee sued for joining Google

Brian Hall, who worked with Amazon’s cloud business, Amazon Web Service (AWS), has been sued by his former employer for joining competitor, Google Cloud. Amazon...

Amazon announces 50,000 seasonal jobs in India

While most companies are downsizing due to the impact of the pandemic on businesses, e-commerce company, Amazon India, has offered some hope. It will...

13 US states demand worker safety data from Amazon

With seven employees dying at Amazon’s warehouses and Whole Foods stores, the American multinational group is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. About...

Amazon workers to protest for the entire week, say Company isn’t...

According to a workers’ rights group, over 300 amazon warehouse workers are participating in a protest this week, highlighting the lack of protection for...

Amazon to test its employees, may compel other businesses to follow

With the COVID-19 outbreak, companies across the globe are entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of their employees’ health and well-being.  Following the...

Amazon on a hiring spree, will add 75,000 more jobs

Amazon has revealed plans to hire 75,000 more workers to help tackle the surge in online ordering amidst the pandemic, the world over. After...

Amazon to hire 100,000 more and offer increments

Amazon is planning to expand its warehouse and delivery workforce in the US by 100,000. The American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce,...

Chanchal Gupta appointed CHRO, Zolostays

Zolostays has appointed Chanchal Gupta as its chief human resources officer (CHRO). Backed by 15 years of experience, Gupta has lead the HR function...

Organisations keeping Coronavirus at bay, curtailing employee travel to China

Companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook are going out of the way to keep their workforce safe from the Coronavirus, which has...

Amazon employees protest online against its carbon footprint

Amazon’s employees came out in hundreds to publicly oppose the Company’s stance on climate change. They risked losing their jobs by supporting the online...

A million jobs at Amazon India by 2025

  The e-retailer will also be training more than 400 million people in the next two years as part of its job generation and skilling...

Amazon employees fired for exposing customer data

 The Company acknowledged that the leak was in violation of its policies. Amazon has terminated a few employees who were responsible for leaking out information...

Amazon threatens to terminate employees who are speaking against it

Another large tech giant is taking action on its employees who are speaking against the company openly. Amazon USA, is not happy that some...

Amazon’s working conditions under scrutiny yet again

Recent reports reveal that the injury rates at Amazon’s warehouses in the US are way above the industry average—three times more. The American multinational...

Amazon launches virtual health clinic for its employees

Amazon, which has been sincerely endeavouring to do something meaningful in the healthcare sector, recently launched a virtual health clinic for its employees and...

Amazon and Flipkart add thousands of jobs to tackle festive season...

E-commerce company, Flipkart, recently added more than 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm and customer support to be able to tackle...

How personalised learning can transform capability development in 2021

According to the World Economic Forum, there is a fierce urgency for reskilling in the world, as over one billion jobs have been transformed...

Dilemmas and decision making – How coaching can help leaders at...

Leaders, especially, talented and competent ones, are critical for organisations. They perform well under pressure and willingly step up when required to shoulder a...

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DA of Central government staff hiked to 28%

The Centre has given its approval to the proposal for hiking dearness and house rent allowances. The dearness allowance (DA) has been increased to...

All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES) to cover 9 sectors

The Labour Bureau under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour and Employment will be conducting the All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES). This...

18 to be minimum age for employment in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is looking to alter the child labour regulations in the country, following the death of 16-year-old domestic help who was employed at...

Why it is wise to go for the second best instead of an ‘A’...

A high-performing culture is what organisations seek, and none are willing to settle for anything but the best. Given the competitive nature of the...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...