Tag: COVID-19

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...

Deceased employees’ kin to be compensated with money, job: BEST

The BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Tuesday made a statement in favour of the deceased where a compensation amount of Rs. 50lakh...

Internshala Trainings launches Re.Start – for professionals who lost their jobs...

Internshala Trainings has launched its coronavirus initiative, ‘Re.Start’ to help professionals reskill themselves and rebuild their careers. Under this initiative, Internshala Trainings will be...

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...

Centre issues ‘SOPs on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19...

As per the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Centre for offices, employees who live in a COVID-19 containment zone should be permitted...

How HCL technologies prepares for the new normal

With their farsightedness at the very onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the management at HCL Technologies had begun taking certain precautions as early as...

Tesla defies local orders, restarts production in California plant

While the states and local governments in the US are still trying to determine the best way to open up after lockdown, electric car-manufacturing...

62% dip in April hiring due to COVID lockdown

Due to this ongoing pandemic across the globe, there seems to be a sudden decline in hiring activities. The dip has been as deep...

How Tech Mahindra prepares to get back to work post lifting...

Tech Mahindra has laid down a strategic plan for smooth functioning in the post lockdown era. To begin with, the Indian multinational IT services provider...

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,...

RBS India elevates Maneesh Menda to HR head

Maneesh Menda has been elevated as RBS India’s HR head. Menda will step in for Anuranjita Kumar, who quit in December 2019. Prior to this,...

‘Work from Home’ plan extended till May 19: BSNL

In the wake of the extended lockdown period due to the pandemic situation, the state-run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), has decided to...

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....

MHA clarifies that no CEO will be penalised if employee tests...

According to a notification from the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been clarified that no chief executive officer (CEO) will be penalised if...

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...

Odisha COVID warriors protected under NSA – to be honoured as...

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has announced that a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh will be provided upon death to the kin of medical...

“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...

Hiring post lockdown: ‘Attitude’ could score over ‘Aptitude’

While hiring is slow, it’s obvious that companies will hire only for critical talent. This means, aptitude will be important. However, what could be...

Bajaj Auto resorts to cost cutting, deducts 10% salary till May...

While many Indian companies are laying off their employees in the name of cost cutting, Bajaj Auto has announced a deduction of 10 per...

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...

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...

Power workers in Uttar Pradesh demand insurance cover

The Power Employees Joint Action Committee of Uttar Pradesh, has demanded that the power employees be given an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh,...

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...

Sony Pictures pledges Rs 100-crore for daily wagers from entertainment industry

Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) will be contributing a sum of Rs.100 million to help out the daily wagers working in the media and entertainment...

Pay salaries on time, SEC Goa tells private sector

While cautiously noting that Goa has yet to witness community transmission of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the state executive committee (SEC) asked officials to...

Staff of Air Deccan put on a sabbatical without pay

Air Deccan, the regional commuter airline, has ceased operations. As per its announcement on April 5, 2020, it is putting its employees on sabbatical...

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...

Goldman Sachs rolls out special leave for employees in UK amidst...

The investment banking and financial services provider has allowed its staff to avail the leave to take care of sick family members or friends,...

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...

Salaries to be disbursed in 2 installments: Maharashtra Government

In view of the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced on March 31, that...

Mental health: Elephant in the room for India Inc. 

Are you ok? How often do we hear our bosses asking us about our mental well-being? How many organisations today actually take the pain to...

India may lose up to 136 million jobs to the COVID-19...

According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), over 50 per cent of the tourism and hospitality industry may be rendered sick with about...

Lockdown: Engaging downtime employees is equally important

In many sectors, companies are finding innovative ways to engage with the team to maintain the productivity levels, while they telecommute. However, not everyone...

JK Cement stands by commitment; new hires e-join

Amidst the coronavirus lockdown, there are companies, which have either halted their hiring process, or withdrawn or deferred the joining of candidates who were...

Central-government staff assured of service by Railway hospitals during pandemic

The Ministry of Railways has assured all central-government employees that all railway hospitals across India will be available to provide them services during these...

Business continuity during lockdown — IT services face challenges

For any IT services company, there are three stakeholders – the organisation, the employee and the customer. In a best-case scenario, all three agree...

BPO named Teleperformance forcing its employees to travel to work

It was only yesterday that the Prime Minister of India announced that the entire country will be on lockdown for 21 days, till April...

Zomato employees to voluntarily take pay cuts

As COVID-19 continues to spread across borders, destroying various industries in its wake, restaurants and the hospitality business have taken a deep hit. According...

Ensure sustainable development through inclusion and empowerment

Almost every major global issue has its roots in some form of inequality. There is an imbalance of social, economic and political power between...

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Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

Best Buy to replace 5,000 full-time staff with 2,000 part-timers

Despite surging sales and demand, Best Buy, the American multinational consumer electronics retail company, is planning to eliminate 5,000 full-time positions. It intends to...

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3,500 jobs to be created at Cochin Port

Cochin Port will soon get an investment of about Rs 3,000 crore, which will be used to upgrade its infrastructure and projects to promote...

Ensure sustainable development through inclusion and empowerment

Almost every major global issue has its roots in some form of inequality. There is an imbalance of social, economic and political power between...

100% placement at XLRI, avg. salary rises to Rs 25 lakh

XLRI Xavier School of Management has successfully placed all the outgoing students of batch 2019-21. In two days’ time, all 358 candidates of the...

Why is retention a big deal post the 2020 layoff drive?

According to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, Indians are likely to get 6.4 per cent average salary increment in 2021. Even though this...

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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...
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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...