Tag: covid

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...

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...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

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Tesla sued by former staff for mass layoff without 60-day notice

When Tesla decided to lay off about 500 workers at its Nevada Gigafactory, little did it know that the move will actually cause two...

Government staff must buy cheapest travel ticket to avail LTC

Central government employees will have to follow new rules to avail leave travel concession or LTC, as per the 7th Pay Commission. The Ministry of...

How Max Life Insurance is bridging the generational gap in staff

In India, most discussions and initiatives pertaining to diversity always boils down to gender diversity. However, ‘diversity’ is not just restricted to gender alone,...

CWT appoints Laura Watterson as CHRO

CWT, the business-to-business-for-employees (B2B4E) travel-management platform, has announced the appointment of Laura Watterson as executive VP, chief human resources officer, starting 5 July, 2022....

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“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...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...