Tag: COVID-19

Wipro adopts flexible work amid rising COVID-19 cases

In response to the increasing COVID-19 cases in India, Wipro has implemented a flexible work approach. This is aimed at putting the well-being of...

Google rolls back its COVID vaccine policy

Google has announced that it will no longer enforce its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for employees worldwide. The policy was initially implemented in December...

‘Employer cannot impose COVID-19 vaccination’: Delhi HC

Much to the relief of a government school lecturer, the Delhi High Court ruled that no employer can force an employee to get vaccinated...

With no space for precautionary quarantine, Foxconn freezes hiring

Foxconn, the supplier of Apple iPhones, has reportedly imposed a hiring pause. Why? Because it is facing shortage of space to quarantine workers at...

Rising COVID-19 cases at Google campuses post return to office

Google employees are frustrated with the rising cases of COVID-19 at Google campuses. Many employees of Google have anonymously spoken to global media sharing...

How companies can better address mental health at the workplace

After the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions around mental health-related issues started to gather heat. With work-from-home becoming the norm and official...

Google lifts social distancing and testing mandates for US employees

Google has relaxed some of its COVID-19 measures and protocols related to vaccination, testing and social distancing for its US employees. In a mail written...

Wells Fargo to reopen offices on 14 March, 2022

American multinational bank, Wells Fargo & Co., has announced 14 March, 2022 as the return-to-office date for its 2,54,000 global employees. According to a Company...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp staff to submit proof of booster to return...

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has now mandated that all its employees produce proof of having got their booster shot before returning...

50% cut in paid leave for COVID-positive staff at Walmart

Employees of Walmart in the US who need to self-isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19 will now only get a week’s paid leave...

Apple shuts 8 retail stores in the US and Canada as...

Technology giant, Apple, has decided to shut eight stores in the US and Canada with the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases amongst...

Resident doctors resume strike as their demands remain unfulfilled

Resident Doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia, Safdarjung and Lady Harding hospitals in Delhi have restarted their strike over delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling. As...

Google to not reopen offices on Jan 10, 2022

In view of the growing threat around the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, many major international conglomerates and organisations are rethinking their plans to reopen...

‘Not fully vaccinated? Can’t enter workplace’, says Singapore government

Starting January 1, 2022, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to office in Singapore. According to the Health Ministry of the island,...

Walmart to call its corporate employees back to office by November...

Walmart has asked its employees to return to offices from November 8, 2021. The Company, after operating remotely for a large portion of the...

Apple to test unvaccinated staff each time they enter office

Tech giant Apple has announced that from October 24, it will require its unvaccinated corporate employees to get tested for COVID-19 every time they...

Non-working week in Russia; COVID-19 infections on the rise

Starting October 30, Russia will be going into a non-working week to control the rapid spread of COVID-19 infections in the country. President Vladimir...

‘Employers cannot impose vaccine mandate’: Texas governor

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, believes that even though vaccination remains the best protection for the population against COVID-19, it should be voluntary and...

Women’s employment will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels before 2022: Global...

Things have started to look up on the economic front, globally, with ‘return to office’ strategies being drawn up and reopening happening across the...

Whirlpool employees will get $1000 if they get vaccinated

With the president of the US ordering all private-sector companies to get their employees vaccinated or prepare unvaccinated employees to get tested weekly, Whirlpool...

Reliance to offer up to 12% increment

The employees of Reliance Industries, who did not get any increments last year, can look forward to a pay hike of 10 to 12...

PF relief till 2022 for some in the formal sector

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the Government will pay the provident fund (PF) share of both employers as well as employees for...

100% employees at Shree Ramkrishna Exports vaccinated with first dose

Shree Ramkrishna Exports (SRK), a diamond major in India, has vaccinated all its employees with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 50...

CNN staff fired for reporting to duty without vaccination

Making intolerance of any violation of COVID-19 protocols very clear, CNN, the US media firm, has fired three employees who came to work without...

Pfizer asks staff to get vaccinated or get tested weekly

Pfizer, the US-based pharma company has asked all its US employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be ready to get tested for the...

85% Googlers’ requests for relocation, remote working accepted

Of the about 10,000 Googlers who applied for permission to work remotely or relocate, 85 per cent received approval. About 55 per cent of...

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...
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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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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Saudi Arabia expands saudisation programme in aviation

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, has announced the second...

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Vedanta Aluminium exceeds target, aims for 30% women workforce by 2025

In a significant step towards gender diversity, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest aluminium producer, announced it is on track to achieve 30% female representation in...

Pension dept encourages staff with ‘Anubhav Awardees Speak’

To foster commitment, dedication and enthusiasm among Central government employees in fulfilling their duties, the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare (DOPPW) introduced the...

‘Work from office 10 days a month’: Infosys to some employees

Up to 11 days of work-from-home (WFH) and 10 days in office is the hybrid approach that Infosys has adopted. It has allowed some of...

Stressed out Paytm employee fears layoff, takes own life

Gaurav Gupta, an employee of Paytm Payments Bank, Indore, hanged himself on 26 February at his home. The reason? Well, it was the stress...

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Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“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....
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