Tag: COVID-19

‘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...

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...

Coaching with emotional intelligence

There is a ‘chicken or the egg’ question when considering Emotional Intelligence or quotient (EQ) as a coaching tool. Must a coach be emotionally...

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Adobe asks employees to get vaccinated by Dec. 8 or go on unpaid leaves

First IBM and now Adobe sets Dec. 8 as the deadline for all employees to get vaccinated or else go on unpaid leaves. The order...

Haryana govt. to track real-time location of employees for attendance

The Government of Haryana is trying to bring more transparency and accountability into the system, and how! In a ‘Vikas Rally’ in Sarmathla village...

Delhi government will ensure contractual staff receive festive bonus

Government of Delhi has asked all the heads of departments to ensure that all contractual employees receive their festive bonus. It has directed that...

ByteDance lays off people as part of restructuring

Chinese multinational internet technology company, ByteDance, is going through a major restructuring process. As part of the exercise, it is laying off people in...

DIALOGUE

“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...