Tag: coronavirus

5 lakh jobs may be lost in Britain’s hospitality sector

The hospitality sector in Britain may lose about five lakh jobs if the government’s financial support ends. It is uncertain as to when the...

AAI member (HR) and ex-chairman, Anuj Aggarwal, passes away battling COVID...

Anuj Aggarwal, a member (HR) and also a former chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), lost his battle with COVID - 19...

“Not many cases of COVID-19 at the workplace”: Tesla to employees

With many of the 55,000-strong workforce of Tesla scared to return to work, the Company is now trying to assure its employees that no...

133 hospital employees booked in Solapur, for absenteeism

While India is witnessing a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, Maharashtra seems to be the most affected state at the moment, with...

AIASL to employ relatives of staff lost to COVID-19

Air India Airport Services (AIASL), which is Air India’s subsidiary looking into ground handling, will be offering employment opportunities to one family member each...

Glassdoor sacks 300 employees, executives take a pay cut amidst crisis

Glassdoor, a platform to evaluate employees' reviews on various employers and their experiences with various organisations, is now itself in a tight spot to...

Hyatt plans to restructure globally, will lay off 1,300 employees

The hospitality sector has been one of the worst hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, restrictions imposed worldwide and the lockdown across nations. Chains,...

Deloitte plans to hire more women post lockdown

There is an opportunity in every crisis. One only needs to delve deeper and identify that opportunity. Deloitte has seen an opportunity in the lockdown....

Mobile Tracking Devices – the game changer amidst covid

For many companies with a large number of employees working out of the same office, or even from remote offices spread across the country,...

Google employees are mandated to work from home until June, 2020:...

Google employees, who are working remotely, have been directed to follow the same system of work until June 1, 2020, as there is no mention...

Airtel adopts the virtual route, onboards summer interns from top B-schools

Within  a week of the lockdown being announced, several organisations had already started planning a reduction in hiring numbers due to the economic burden....

How Genpact is engaging its workforce amidst lockdown

COVID-19 is impacting countries, communities, and individuals at an alarming rate and is teaching us lessons in humanity, prediction, action and collaboration. This is...

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...

“ITC’s People First initiative is dedicated to the incredible work force,”...

At a time when new ways of working are becoming the norm, it’s difficult for employees to stay safe, focused and maintain productivity, at...

After GoAir & Vistara, Spicejet to send staff on rotational leave...

As the coronavirus outbreak cripples the travel and tourism business in India and worldwide, low-cost airline, Spicejet is sending its employees on temporary rotational...

Sundar Pichai informs employees of plan to slow down hiring this...

It has not been an easy journey for IT firms struggling to combat the pandemic and ensure the well being of their employees and...

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...

Why workplaces may decentralise post lockdown

Most organisations across the world follow a centralised hierarchical structure or the top-down approach. This was primarily because the leadership never truly trusted the subordinates...

Will the workplace be more flexible post lockdown?

The lockdown has taught us many lessons and also transformed workplace practices like never before. Both the organisation and the employees have enjoyed the...

Haryana government doubles pay for staff treating COVID patients

The Government of Haryana has gone a step ahead to further enable its corona warriors, who are fighting the virus on the frontlines. On...

Railways to protect its 13 lakh employees, drafts protocol

Following the death of two railway employees from COVID-19, the Central Railways has drafted a protocol that identifies all the potential quarantine facilities to...

Treebo Hotels rolls out paid VRS for 400 employees; founders take...

In a proactive approach to help its 400 employees, Budget hospitality chain Treebo Hotels has launched a paid voluntary resignation scheme (PVRS), owing to...

Life in the time of lockdown for HR leaders – A...

When reality hits hard, we all get accustomed to the most unexpected situations that come our way. Almost two weeks into the lockdown, each...

Publisher of Daily Mirror to furlough over 900 employees and cut...

Reach, the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers, has decided to temporarily dismiss 20 per cent of its 4700...

How over-communication may backfire in telecommuting

Just as space in a relationship is essential to sustain it, space at the workplace is also important. This space should never be compromised,...

Walt Disney Co to dismiss non-essential employees amid COVID-19 outbreak

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak has forced many global multinational companies to furlough their employees, owing to the current financial burden.  On the...

Current situation a silver lining for gig economy?

Every cloud has a silver lining! Though it may have been forced, the lockdown has turned out to be a wake-up call for India...

After Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan to defer salaries of govt...

A day after the Telangana government announced a pay cut for government employees, two other states have joined the list and announced the deferment...

Nuances of effective remote leadership

As the country has shut down to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, organisations have implemented work from home without much warning or...

SBI staff to give up a day’s salary, PL encashment

State Bank of India (SBI) has issued a circular to its staff informing them that a day’s salary and encashment of a day’s privilege...

Employees can submit appraisal forms till June 30, centre extends date

At the time of lockdown and with the appraisal season around the corner, employees can heave a sigh of relief as the Central government...

How SBI General Insurance is overcoming business-continuity challenges during lockdown

For a customer-facing industry, work from home has suddenly become the new normal, which many employees are finding challenging to acclimatise with. Besides, the...

Don’t cut salaries or sack employees, Haryana issues advisory to industries

The Industries and Commerce department of Haryana on Saturday issued an advisory, urging all the private and public enterprises not to sack workers or...

Cognizant to increase base pay for its employees working amidst pandemic

Cognizant plans to give its employees, up to associate-level, in India and the Philippines, a 25 per cent increment in base pay for the...

Healthcare workers in the state to get 4 months advance salary...

While most of us have the privilege to work from the comfort of our homes, the healthcare workers are performing their duties, day in...

Think Employees, Think Customer: Syndicate Bank

While the corporate world is grappling on business continuity amidst the 21- day lockdown, and the fight against coronavirus, here is a PSU bank...

Imarticus Learning offers free courses to professionals to update their skills...

With the 21-day lockdown across the country and employees working from home, many professionals find they have a lot of time on their hands....

Volkswagen plans short-time work for 80,000 German employees

Close on the heels of Herbert Diess, CEO, Volkswagen (VW), warning of factory closures in Europe, the German auto manufacturing company is now planning...

Business continuity challenges for online delivery services

Online delivery services have become the lifeline for cities amidst the 21-day lockdown across the country. On the one hand there is the rising demand...

JK Tyre & Industries’ leadership team takes 15-20% salary cut amid...

Tyres and tubes company, JK Tyre & Industries, on March 24 said its senior management has come forward to take a voluntary 15-20 per...

IndiGo assures no salary deduction amidst temporary flight suspension

India’s budget carrier, IndiGo, has promised its employees no deduction in salary during the temporary suspension of domestic flights. The decision was made after...

How are CEOs of the Unicorn Club assuaging their ‘panic-stricken’ staff?

We often hear that running a large company is one of the most complex jobs in the world. Business schools, strategic consultancies, headhunting firms,...

Working in the times of COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak is a situation that will affect each one of us, no matter which part of the globe we are in, regardless...

Pegasystems launches tracking app to track COVID-19 spread amongst staff

While all businesses are impacted by the spread of COVID-19, companies are adopting ways to ensure the continuity of business and focusing on the...

Notice Board – Episode 9

How to survive this crisis amidst #Coronavirus. Times are difficult and we need to stay cool and be connected online. Here is another new...

Leading during business un-usual

We have an unprecedented crisis on our hands. Before last week, while reports kept popping up about employees in few organisations contracting the virus,...

Netflix initiates $100 million relief fund for affected workers and more

Streaming company, Netflix, has set out to create a $100 million relief fund for the laid-off employees and the affected workers across the United...

Goa Govt. declares paid holidays amidst COVID-19

The State Government of Goa has declared paid holidays for all employees working in the government departments and private establishments for the next three...

SBI forms quick response team for employees’ safety, opens emergency...

Public-sector lender, State Bank of India, has set up a quick response team (QRT) to ensure the safety of its employees, amid the coronavirus...

Air India responds to RWAs targeting its crew members

National carrier, Air India, responded to Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) who were ostracising members of its crew upon their return to their homes, for...

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...

Pernod Ricard ties up with NRAI to vaccinate over 20K restaurant staff

Pernod Ricard India is doing its bit to contribute towards the Indian government’s efforts to vaccinate the population. The alcohol-beverage multinational is not only...

NHRDN Mind Matters 2.0 raises awareness about mental health

National HRD Network’s (NHRDN) ‘Mind Matters’ campaign aims to create awareness about mental well-being and eliminate the stigma attached to the mental health issues...

67% respondents anticipate significant change in role of CFOs

Now that businesses across sectors have realised that ‘normalcy’ remains far-fetched, they are focussing on ways to stay relevant. This is the time when...

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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...