Tag: covid

Portable Office: A Dream Concept to Reality

Before Covid, the idea of work-from-home was a fantasy to many. With the onset of the pandemic, multiple businesses were forced to close their...

HR leaders need to upskill to cope with demands of the...

As time progresses, HR related technology and knowledge are making rapid advancements. The role of an HR professional has become even more vital and...

Remote employees interacting more since 2020: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of the work practices we were used to before 2020. One of the major changes we've seen is...

Vaccination no longer mandatory for Goldman Sachs staff

Goldman Sachs does not mandate vaccination against COVID-19 for its employees before entering its offices. Employees will not be required to be tested or...

No more work-from-home for Kerala state government employees

Kerala state government has become one of the first Indian states to revoke the work-from-home option for certain categories of their employees. The government had...

No tax on amount received from employer for COVID treatment

As per the amendment of Section 56 of the Income Tax Act, via the Finance Bill, 2022, any amount received by an employee from...

Shadowfax rolls out COVID care programme for its 100,000+ rider partners...

Shadowfax, the crowdsourced tech-enabled platform for last-mile deliveries, has announced its second COVID care programme for all its 100,000+ rider partners. It has implemented...

Apple staff to present proof of booster jab

All eligible employees of Apple will be allowed four weeks’ time to get their booster jabs. If they fail to do so, they will...

Penalty for employees testing positive a second time

With the number of infected people rising daily in the UAE, the Emirate of Ajman has warned its government employees that they will not...

‘Unvaccinated employees will not receive salary’: Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana

The Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana, Punjab will not be granting salaries to the employees who have not received full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus....

Government suspends biometric attendance yet again as COVID cases rise

Given the speed at which people are testing COVID-19 positive, many are suspecting this to be the third wave of COVID-19 in India. As...

2022 to begin with WFH for many US-based companies

JPMorgan Chase & Co has told its employees that they can work from home at least for the first half of January 2022. It...

Over 9 lakh job vacancies in Canada in Q3

Canada reported a record high number of job vacancies in Q3 of 2021. In fact, the number of job vacancies was almost 3.5 lakhs...

Emirates to hire at least 6,000 in 6 months

With travel restrictions being lifted, not only has Emirates Airlines restored 90 per cent of its flight network, but is looking to hire more...

Future Generali India Insurance to pay Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to...

Future Generali India Insurance (FGII) will pay an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of those associates who have lost...

BlackRock to call staff back to office for at least 3...

BlackRock, the multinational investment-management corporation, has announced that it will have more than half of its workforce back in office for at least three...

£62,000 for picking vegetables and fruits?

TH Clements and Son, a British firm that supplies fresh vegetables and fruits to supermarkets, is paying very attractive salaries to workers keen to...

Only 27% people inclined towards the hybrid work model: Survey

The hybrid work culture is not as welcome to people as it may appear. A good 70 per cent of the respondents, in a...

OkCredit to double workforce by FY-22, engage freelancers, interns

OkCredit, the Indian digital bookkeeping startup, is all set to double its 120-strong team over the next seven months. It is on the lookout...

Coaching for ‘psychological capital’ – Why it matters and how to...

Psychological Capital is defined as ‘an individual’s positive psychological state of development’, which is characterised by high levels of HERO — the four elements...

Facebook staff to work from home till January 2022

Facebook has no plans to get its employees to return to office before January 2022. Earlier, in June, the tech company had said it...

TresVista aims for 2000-strong team by 2023

TresVista, the consulting and outsourcing support firm, is growing steadily in strength. The firm has reached the 1000-employees’ mark in August 2021. It expects...

Pernod Ricard India announces ‘work from anywhere’ policy

Pernord Ricard India has announced that its employees can work from anywhere they wish to. They can choose to work from office or home,...

DA/DR raised to 28% for Central government staff

The dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for Central government staff has been restored, and increased the same from 17 to 28 per...

Droom resumes work from office in 100% capacity

Droom, an e-commerce platform for sale and purchase of cars, has resumed work from office. The Company has over 250 employees who are all...

Kellogg South Asia launches Employee Value Proposition

Kellogg South Asia has launched its Employee Value Proposition (EVP) with an overarching EVP statement, ‘NOURISH YOUR GRRREAT’, promising to help its employees realise...

Increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable: French Labour Minister 

On February 1, 2023, the French Labour Minister, Oliver Dussopt, declared that the increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable. This statement came...

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Did Elon Musk give away laptops to ex-employees?

In  recent months, Twitter has been undergoing frequent changes and updates, causing some instability. In the midst of this, Individuals who were laid off...

Chinese crane manufacturer distributes Rs 70 crore as bonus

A Chinese company sparked controversy by piling up 61 million yuan (around $9 million) in banknotes on a stage and giving it to employees...

Future Generali India gets Reena Tyagi as CHRO

Reena Tyagi has joined Future Generali India Life Insurance as its new chief human resources officer. Tyagi has been a human resource professional for...

Uber Freight to sack 3% of its workforce

Uber Freight announced on Tuesday that it will be cutting around 150 jobs, which is roughly 3 per cent of its total workforce. As...

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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....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...