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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...

Over 2 lakh applications for 30,000 vacancies at Amazon

When Amazon posted 30,000 jobs, little did it expect that about 208,000 hopefuls would turn up to apply! The e-commerce company is planning to...

Amazon to hire 30,000, will hold job fair

To tackle the demands of the holiday season, Amazon is all set to hire 30,000 full-time and part-time employees in its corporate, technology and...

Amazon’s new Hyderabad campus to be its largest outside the US

In a bid to expand in the Indian market, Amazon has opened a new campus in Hyderabad. This is the e-commerce company’s biggest and...

IBM fired almost a lakh employees in five years

IBM is reported to have laid off almost 100,000 employees in the past five years, in trying to ensure a more millennial-dominated workplace. An ex-vice...

Amazon employees demand safety, security and better pay

Employees at Amazon are protesting across the globe, against the unsatisfactory working conditions at the organisation. The staff is demanding more safety and security...

Amazon will invest $700 million on training

Amazon, the e-commerce company, plans to spend $700 million on retraining a third of its workforce in the US in new skills required to...

Employee activism is reaching serious levels

Sit-outs and protests amongst the labour class in the manufacturing units are not new to businesses. Through these protests the workers either raise their...

Amazon offers part-time jobs to students, homemakers and retired people

In a unique strategy, Amazon India will now involve students, homemakers and retired professionals to help make timely deliveries. In doing so, the Company...

Amazon to automate thousands of jobs

Amazon has decided to roll out a machine, which will automate the job of boxing up customers’ orders. This machine will render thousands of...

Amazon’s unique proposition for its staff

With its focus on faster delivery of orders, Amazon, the e-commerce marketplace, has come up with a very unusual proposition for its employees. The...

HRBP to play transformation officer to drive business

‘HR’ and ‘business’ are not isolated from one another, anymore. Their tracks are not parallel as before either. The human resource business partner (HRBP)...

Amazon to hire 1,300 in India

Amazon seems to be set to offer maximum jobs in India — reportedly three times more than China. In fact, the number of vacancies...

Amazon, Flipkart hire 1,20,000 temporary staff to deal with festive rush

With the festival season having already begun, Amazon India and Flipkart anticipate a deluge of online orders. To ensure timely and smooth delivery for...

QuoDeck gets Venkataraman Ananthkrishnan from Amazon

QuoDeck, a game-based HR learning platform has roped in Venkataraman Ananthkrishnan to lead its online and global business. Ananthkrishnan has moved from Amazon, where he...

Amazon’s employee-retention policy faces criticism from employees

The Company offers a chance to appeal the decision before being fired, but employees have reportedly described the panel as a 'kangaroo court'. 

IIT(BHU) and Amazon Web Services to develop cloud-ready job skills

The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation in India.

Why Amazon offers quitting bonus

The company organises this loyalty test annually, which comes with a payout of Rs 3.4 lakh.

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Unilever amongst the top employer brands in India:...

The sector-specific winners for the most attractive employers this year are Tata Consultancy Services for IT, Larsen & Toubro for infrastructure & construction, and Hindustan Unilever for FMCG.

Amazon launches Amazon Women in Technology Conference 2017

AmazeWIT will offer talks, leadership and mentoring sessions, as well as panel discussions to inspire women to attain their professional goals.

Madan Nagaldinne to join real estate tech Co. Compass

Exactly a year ago, Nagaldinne had moved on from Facebook to join a healthcare startup Context Media (Now Outcome Health) as chief people officer. Back then he had also shifted his base from New York to Chicago. HRKatha was the first publication worldwide to report this development.

A ‘two pizza team’: How does it benefit businesses?

The two-pizza team rule states that a team should only include as many people as two pizzas can feed.

Walmart to take on Amazon with employees’ help

In a new arrangement, Walmart employees will deliver packages on way home from work.


E-commerce and home grown companies dominate the list of preferred employers...

As per LinkedIn, none of the traditional companies in the FMCG, durable and auto sector feature in the list of most sought-after employers in India.

Google, Mercedez-Benz, Amazon, ITC, Philips India’s most ‘attractive employer’: Randstad Awards

Competitive salary and employee benefits continue to be the top priority among the Indian workforce, while choosing an employer, followed by good work–life balance.

11 out-of-the-box employee benefits that people love

Employee benefits can’t always go by the rule book. It has to have a wider appeal like an ad-campaign.

Amazon, Dell, IBM among top 100 companies offering remote jobs in...

Multinationals, such as Hilton Worldwide, Convergys, Xerox, Dell, Intuit, ADP, IBM and SAP come under the top 30.

How intelligent automation is reinventing the workplace

Organisations are ready to hire new set of recruits – not the millennials or Gen Z – it’s the smart machines and artificial intelligence. The new workplace will see humans and intelligent machines working in tandem.

HackerRank bags Rs 47 crore funding

The Japanese company, Recruit, reviewed several companies that disrupted the technical hiring space to finally zero in on HackerRank, which has one million coders on its platform. 

How to meet the expectations of today’s learner and learning environment?

It is no secret that the global health crisis has led organisations to quickly rethink their existing business processes and undertake several workplace shifts,...

Close big engagement gaps with little things: Appreciation at work

You say “Thank you”. What they hear is, “Please accept my standard, HR protocol-approved format for acknowledging your most recent activity that was intended...

Six must-have employee benefits for remote workers

The concept of remote working has seen exponential growth in the past few years. Even more so with the current pandemic situation. Having to...

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Six must-have employee benefits for remote workers

The concept of remote working has seen exponential growth in the past few years. Even more so with the current pandemic situation. Having to...

inFeedo raises $700,000; plans to double efforts in SA region

Gurugram and New York-based people analytics startup, inFeedo, has raised $700,000 in financing from Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley-based start-up incubator.   The Company had earlier,...

Air India subsidiary, Alliance Air, launches LWP scheme for employees

Alliance Air, an Air India subsidiary, on Tuesday launched a Leave Without Pay (LWP) scheme for its employees, similar to the one rolled out...

Gay employee accuses Citigroup of discrimination

A gay employee of Citigroup, New York, has alleged that he had to face demotion and discrimination for having raised his voice against harassment. The...

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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...
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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...

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