Tag: COVID-19

Unemployment spiked to 21% in Q1 of 2020: Labour Ministry

The stringent lockdown, that was in effect across the nation last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation with its first wave in...

5 ways to maximise the impact of L&D programmes in 2021

Employee training and development programmes are crucial to the success of businesses across the world. Since they offer opportunities to the workforce to improve...

Venus Remedies to help COVID-affected staff, families

Venus Remedies, the research-oriented pharmaceutical company, is going all out to help its COVID-affected employees and their families. It has launched a COVID protection...

99% of Tata AIA workforce vaccinated

Tata AIA Life Insurance’s 'Raksha ka teeka' campaign has tasted success, with 99 per cent of the workforce being vaccinated with at least the...

Britain to lift WFH restrictions on July 19

Britain has announced the lifting of all COVID-19 related restrictions. Starting July 19, people can move about without wearing face masks or maintaining social...

Strike at Bokaro Steel Plant for pay revision

For the second time in about three months, the workers at the Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) halted work to demand pay revision, which has...

Deloitte lets staff in UK work from anywhere forever

Deloitte’s 20,000 employees across Britain now have the choice of working from home or from anywhere in Britain for ever, if they so wish...

Casio India prioritises staff wellbeing, vaccinates employees and their families

Casio India, the consumer electronics brand, held a free vaccination drive for all its employees and their family members to support the Government’s ongoing...

Tanaya Mishra joins Strides Pharma as global CHRO

Tanaya Mishra has joined Strides Pharma as the global CHRO and will be leading the HR function for the company globally. Mishra has confirmed...

TresVista announces Rs 10L for family of deceased employee

While most companies are offering financial aid, medical insurance and vaccination to all their employees and their families, TresVista is offering aid to even...

CNH Industrial, ADP, BL Agro go for mass inoculation of employees

CNH Industrial, a global producer of agricultural and construction equipment in India announced its in-house COVID-19 vaccination drive for its 4,000-strong Indian workforce, including...

Government jobs for 2,000 PwDs in Punjab

Of the 50,000 vacancies announced in the Punjab government in 2021, four per cent quota will be for people with disabilities (PwDs). Social Security,...

Allow WFH for nursing moms for a year: Centre to States

Realising that nursing mothers are highly vulnerable and need to be protected from COVID-19 infection, the Labour Ministry recently issued an advisory to all...

Escorts, MG Motor offer financial support to staff of dealers

Escorts and MG Motor India have announced both healthcare measures and financial aid for employees and their families in these difficult times. As part...

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...

COVID vaccination: Colorbar, Viridian Group, Narayana Health do their bit

Colorbar, the Indian beauty brand, organised a three-day vaccination drive in association with Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, for its employees and their dependents. The...

Dr Oetker announces COVID support for staff

Dr Oetker, a company offers Western pleasure food to India, has announced a series of initiatives to support employees and their families during the...

Happyness.me offers ‘Employee Voice 24/7’ platform free to all Indian companies

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated, determined leaders and employees of companies big and small, all over India, continue to defy the challenges to...

Coaching as a career amidst pandemic

‘Pandemic’ is a word that combines the Greek words ‘pan’ meaning all and ‘demos’ meaning people. The focus of the word is on the...

Deutsche Bank wants women in 30% senior roles in 5 years

Deutsche Bank presently has about 600 senior executives, with only about 24 per cent of them being women. Now, the German lender, is aiming...

Tata Steel to pay deceased staff’s salary till retirement

The salary of any Tata Steel employee who loses his or her life to COVID will continue to be paid to his or her...

HUL to celebrate May 21 as ‘Gratitude Day’, while Raheja QBE...

Organisations are increasingly realising the need for their workforce to take breaks to avoid burnout. Today, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) announced that it will celebrate...

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...

Vaccine allowance of Rs 5,000 for each employee of Roche Pharma...

Each employee at Roche Pharma India will receive a one-time vaccine allowance of Rs 5,000 to cover the vaccination of self and dependents. This...

Family Assistance Policy for dependents of Mahindra staff who die of...

Mahindra & Mahindra has assured that the family of any employee who loses a battle with COVID-19 will receive salary for the next five...

Organisations prioritise employee well-being amidst second wave

Realising the severity of the second wave of the pandemic in India, organisations are taking various measures to support their staff and take care...

Mercedes Benz to deliver meals to infected employees, families in quarantine

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has launched several initiatives to ensure the health, safety, and holistic wellbeing of its employees as well as...

Indian banks pay with lives of staff to ensure smooth service...

Banks, considered to be an essential service, were open even during the lockdown — be it in the first wave or second wave of...

Real play, the ‘Vaccine of the Century’?

Merriam-Webster’s 2020 word of the year was ‘pandemic’. Indeed, COVID-19 has shaped lives and altered workspaces for more than a year now, forcing us...

UP’s Oxygen Production Promotion Policy to generate jobs

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has rolled out a new Oxygen Production Promotion Policy 2021, which will not only take care of the paucity...

EPFO increases death cover to Rs 7 Lakh for subscribers

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is offering death insurance up to Rs 7 lakh to the salaried staff and their family members. EPFO is...

India Inc. reaches out to help families of deceased staff

COVID-19 has claimed many lives, especially in the second wave. Companies, despite everything, have not been able to save the lives of many of...

Droom promises to offers 5 times more insurance cover to staff

Droom, the Indian AI-driven online automobile marketplace, has gone the extra mile to help its employees during these trying times. It has converted its...

Ashok Leyland to scale down operations in May

Due to surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, has announced that it will scale down its operations in...

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...

Joe Biden urges US employers to allow paid leaves for vaccination

Amidst the second COVID-19 wave that is sweeping across the world, US President Joe Biden has urged companies to allow paid leaves to those...

Hero MotoCorp shuts operations due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Hero MotoCorp has announced the shutdown of its manufacturing plants. The decision has been taken by the management due to the surge in Covid-19...

AP Secretariat employees want to be allowed to work from home

Following the loss of two of their colleagues to corona, the Secretariat employees of Andhra Pradesh, have requested the state government to allow them...

Supreme Court being sanitised, at least 44 staff members found Covid+

After at least 44 members of the Supreme Court (SC) staff tested positive for COVID-19, the court premises are being sanitised. All the courtrooms...

COVID-19 vaccination at private, public offices w.e.f April 11

Starting Aprill 11, the Government will allow COVID-19 vaccination to be administered at public and private offices, provided there are about a 100 employees...

All offices in Maha closed, 100% WFH for staff

With the number of COVID cases rising across the country, the state of Maharashtra seems to be the worst hit. With 57,000 cases being...

The Secret Mojo for future-ready HR

As we bid adieu to 2020, all of us who want to create a positive people impact, are pondering over ‘what could be the...

Gamifying working-from-home performance

As organisations around the world adapt to working from home (WFH) to create the desired results, HR professionals are rapidly developing a deeper understanding...

WFH extended for Karnataka’s IT employees

Karnataka’s deputy chief minister has asked employees of the information technology (IT) companies in the state to continue working from home, as the number...

How to infuse positivity into your remote-working workforce

A ‘pandemic’! We have heard that term time and again over the years. While the impact of pandemics have found mention throughout history, nothing...

How companies are looking for new skills post pandemic

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report from 2018 reveals that half of India’s workforce needs to be reskilled to cope with the...

‘Safe Workplace Guidelines for Industry and Establishment’ issued by Centre

In a bid to ensure that Unlock 5 goes smooth and safety is ensured for everyone, the Centre has issued Safe Workplace Guidelines for...

How COVID-19 will redefine the HR function in government organisations

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a pervasive impact on all sectors including public sector enterprises. Of particular significance is the reinvention of the...

IIT Alumni Council announces the MegaIncubator initiative to intensify offensive on...

IIT Alumni Council announces the Engineered Biomolecule Mega Incubator (EBMI) initiative to align startups in India's offensive against Covid19. The incubator will target 2.5...

HUL shuts down Haridwar plant after several employees test positive

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) closed down its Haridwar plant after 33 of its employees tested positive by July 19. The Company had conducted swab tests...

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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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...

Bumble makes week-long holiday twice-a-year affair

Last month, Bumble, a dating and social-media app, announced a week-long break for all its employees, globally, in order to tackle the issue of...

Upraised to upskill youth through internship programme

Upraised, the ed-tech startup focused on upskilling students and professionals, has launched its ‘Embark Internship Programme 2021’ to help college students bag internships with...

Times Network restructures its leadership team; announces key elevations and new appointments

Times Network, India’s premium broadcast network today announced key appointments and elevations in its Leadership team. Rising against the adversities and complexities 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...