Tag: covid

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...

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...

Why NOW is the best time to add content curation to...

Organisations across industries are slowly but surely experiencing the need for employee skilling, not only to meet the needs of the ‘new normal’ but...

Salary woes across India

While salary delays have been common amidst the pandemic, there is still hope in some sectors. Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has failed to pay...

Accenture sees high attrition rate, despite financial growth

IT and consulting services giant, Accenture, has registered a 17 per cent attrition rate in the third quarter of the financial year 2021. Although...

Tata Motors will issue performance shares to staff

Tata Motors will issue performance shares to its employees and the staff of its subsidiaries as part of a long-term incentive scheme. These performance...

Rs 10 lakh + salary till retirement to families of deceased...

Vedanta, the diversified natural resources company, has announced that in case an employee or business partner loses his/her life to COVID, the surviving family...

15 days’ special casual leave for government staff with COVID-infected dependents

Employees of the Central government can avail 15 days of special casual leave (SCL) if any of their dependents or parents test positive for...

Uber to expand Bengaluru, Hyderabad tech & product teams by 250

Uber is on the lookout for sharp engineering talent in India that can help the Company come up with solutions for its mobility and...

Piaggio extends insurance cover to family of deceased for up to...

Like many other corporates, Piaggio Vehicles (PVPL) has also taken several measures to provide security to its employees amidst these challenging times. Not only...

TCS gears up to bring back 25% staff to office

Tata Consultancy Services is reportedly preparing to bring back about 25 per cent of its workforce to office. According to an ET report, the...

Reliance, Aster extend financial support to families of deceased staff

Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced that it will pay five years’ salary to the family of those employees who have lost their lives to...

Employment growth forecast for 2021 insufficient to help jobless, new jobseekers

While the employment scenario in 2021 and 2022 will witness a rebound, it will not be enough to close the gap in employment brought...

Joblessness up in Japan, demand for jobless aid dips in US

Japan is facing a spike in unemployment rate with lesser jobs being available. From 2.6 per cent in March, the country’s jobless rate went...

Labour Ministry ensures more social security via EPFO, ESIC schemes

Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced more benefits for its employees via schemes run by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and the...

Covid+ PNB employee gets to work with oxy support, claims refusal...

A branch of the Punjab National Bank in Bokaro was witness to a unique drama wherein a manager, Arvind Kumar, who was battling COVID,...

Speed up compassionate appointment: DHE, Indore

The spouses and immediate dependents of the teachers as well as non-teaching staff of universities and government higher educational institutions in Indore —who lost...

Renault-Nissan workers go on strike, Hyundai suspends operations

The workers at Renault-Nissan’s car plant in Tamil Nadu have refused to resume work and have gone on a strike as the employee union,...

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...

Hero MotoCorp restarts operations at 3 plants

Hero MotoCorp, which had temporarily suspended operations at its plants, has resumed operations at three of its plants in a staggered manner, with effect...

Tech Mahindra appoints Meghna Hareendran as wellness officer

Amidst the pandemic, Tech Mahindra has taken another step towards the well-being of its employees. The IT firm has appointed Meghna Hareendran as its...

Tech Mahindra, Lokmat, CavinKare, MG Motor India offer helping hand

India Inc. is putting its best foot forward to help distressed employees amidst the raging pandemic. Tech Mahindra has launched a covid care centre...

Corporate samaritans rise to the occasion to help co-workers

Reeling under the effects of the raging second wave of the pandemic, the healthcare system in India has almost collapsed. With shortage of beds...

Vaccination status of OYO staff to appear on its app

OYO, the hospitality company, will make the self-reported COVID vaccination status of all the employees of its partner hotels available on its app. The...

Amazon to vaccinate its front-line workers in India

Amazon is organising on-site vaccination drives under the supervision of licensed healthcare providers in Delhi. With the aim of ensuring the health and safety...

BSNL staff demand to be categorised as ‘frontline warriors’

The employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), Kota, have sought that the Centre categorise them under ‘frontline warriors’ as they too have been working...

India Yamaha Motor suspends operations at 2 plants

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is going to suspend production at two of its two-wheeler plants in the country, from May 15-31. Amidst the rising...

Rajesh Nair joins Polycab India as CHRO

Polycab, an Indian electrical equipment manufacturing firm, has appointed Rajesh Nair, former head-HR, Tata Motors, as the new president & CHRO. This is the...

State governments offer incentives to frontline staff, medicos on COVID duty

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, governments across the states are acknowledging the contribution of the healthcare staff and offering them incentives. The...

HCL offers 30-lakh insurance cover to its employees

With about 1,600 employees infected by the coronavirus till date, and some even having lost their lives to it, HCL Technologies has stepped up...

HR fraternity loses valuable members to COVID

Mali Mahalingam, a senior HR leader and former VP-HR at IBM India, has passed away on May 6. He had been battling COVID for...

Mahindra & Mahindra to shut its plants for 4 days in...

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) will prepone its schedule for maintenance shutdown of its plants amidst the COVID situation, and the rising number of cases...

25% extra salary for docs, nurses on Covid duty in Uttar...

Uttar Pradesh government has announced 25 per cent additional salary or honorarium for doctors and nurses on COVID duty at government hospitals across the...

Borosil announces huge compensation for families of staff who died of...

Borosil and Borosil Renewables have gone out of their way to announce an extraordinary compensation for the families of those employees who lose their...

Pune Municipal Corp. organises online health/happiness camp for staff

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has hit upon a unique way to motivate its employees and also boost their immune system. It has arranged for...

Tata Steel increases work hours to prevent contagion

Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant will move to a 12-hour shift from the existing 8-hour starting later this month to contain the spread of COVID-19....

FICCI and OYO offer online course for hospitality industry

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and hospitality major, OYO, have come together to create an online certification course on...

Marginal increase of 8.59% in unemployment rate after dramatic fall: CMIE

Although the month of June had been recording a rapid fall in the unemployment rate, it recently witnessed a marginal increase in the same...

‘Thank You’ bonus of $500 million to Amazon’s front-line workers

The management of Amazon has decided to show its appreciation for its front-line workers by giving them a one-time ‘Thank You’ bonus. This is...

Cognizant lays off benched employees

According to the New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF), an IT employee union, the US- based IT major, Cognizant, has begun terminating its benched employees as...

ILO predicts loss of around 305 million full-time jobs

Lockdowns and other restrictive measures to contain the pandemic have had a devastating impact on already weak labour markets, as well as production and...

LTI launches app that ensures employee safety and business continuity

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) has launched the LTI SafeRadius app to make sure that the health of the workforce remains protected as they...

HDFC Life Insurance’s plan of action for Unlock 1.0

Life is full of uncertainties, and those in the life insurance business can totally relate to this statement. COVID-19 is something that no one...

Birlasoft’s ‘agile pods’ maintain productivity levels during WFH

Information technology (IT) services provider, Birlasoft, has come up with a novel way to tackle the delivery and productivity issue amidst remote work during...

15,000 BEST staff absent from duty get no salary for May

More than 15,000 Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) staffers have received no salary for the month of May in lieu of the days...

Finding a job post COVID

Finding a job during or even post COVID may be a tough challenge for all those prospective candidates out there. While recent data indicates...

Ambica Steels gears up to resume operations, issues guidelines

Indian stainless steel product manufacturer, Ambica Steels, has taken all the necessary safety measures and put an employee action framework in place before resuming...

What’s high on the agenda for CHROs?

What is the top priority for the heads of human resources of Indian companies in the post-COVID era? If your answer is ‘compensation and...

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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Jet employees seek intervention of civil aviation minister

The All India Jet Airways' Officers & Staff Association has approached Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, seeking his intervention for the resolution of their...

OLA expands ESOP pool ahead of IPO

Mobility platform, OLA, is expanding its employee stock options (ESOP) pool to Rs 3000 crores. The Company is also allocating an additional Rs 400...

Stop bragging about back-to-back meetings!

With the advent of the hybrid work model, corporate operation has taken an unforeseen turn. Employees — who are already reeling under the challenges...

Sony Pictures undergoes leadership changes, organisational restructuring

In its attempts to achieve Vision 3.0, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India has undergone a major revamp of its top ranks. The major leadership...

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...