Tag: diversity

Airtel to hire women engineers, offer WFH options

Having rolled out its 5G Plus services in about 12 cities across India so far, Airtel is now all set to have more women...

L&T hires 3,000+ new engineers, increases women in workforce in FY23

In these times of uncertainty and layoffs, Larsen and Turbo (L&T), the multinational engineering and construction firm has onboarded more than 3,000 new engineering...

How Sterlite Technologies is hiring more women for its plants

After a journey of four years, Sterlite Technologies (STL), a global integrator of digital networks has made some remarkable progress in diversifying its workforce,...

Will D&I policies become unconstitutional & illegal in the US?

Looks like the US Supreme Court will soon disallow private universities from taking the race of applicants into account while granting them admission. In two...

HDFC Securities opens ‘women-only’ DC in Bengaluru

Ensuring diversity within the organisation, HDFC Securities has opened its first ‘women only’ digital centre or DC in India. Given the fact that the...

What’s in ‘Edge,’ the new L&D initiative at Crompton

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, the electrical equipment company with more than 4000 employees, has initiated a new capability-development programme for its employees called ‘Edge.’ An...

Revolut launches scholarship for top girl students

To recognise women talent and ensure better diversity in the workforce, Revolut, the global financial services superapp, has rolled out a scholarship for the...

Women form 36.1% of Wipro’s workforce, 22.2% of board of directors

That Wipro is serious about its mission to make the organisation diverse and inclusive in every sense of the word is clear from the...

Why equity is more important than diversity

Organisations worldwide are in a mad rush to take forward their diversity, equity and inclusion agendas. Yes, the spotlight has been on DE&I lately,...

TCS grants increments of 5 to 8% to staff, speeds up...

On 8 July 2022, Indian multinational company, Tata Consultancy Services revealed that its employees have been given increments between five to eight per cent,...

Shriram Housing Finance aims to improve women’s representation at workplace

Shriram Housing Finance, the affordable housing company, has launched the ‘SHeFirst’ programme to improve the representation of women at the workplace. Under this programme,...

Transgender people bag employment opportunities

The Indian workforce is becoming diverse and how! Bharat Aluminimum Company or BALCO as it is known, a subsdiary of Vedanta Aluminium, has hired seven...

Pernod Ricard India appoints Zainab Patel as head-D&I; pushes for diversity

Wine and spirits manufacturer Pernod Ricard India is aggressively pushing for a more diverse workforce and is reiterating their focus on onboading more diverse...

Organisations worldwide are becoming more inclusive: Report

Figures for women in the corporate world are rather impressive, if the Gender Equality Index for 2022 is to be believed. About 7.5 per...

How to ensure meritocracy while having diversity

It has been a while now since diversity and inclusion or D&I became one of the biggest agendas for organisations. In fact, for many,...

Are diversity hires only tokenism?

Diversity at the workplace is an essential factor in keeping it fresh and open for progress. Different people, belonging to different backgrounds and genders...

Can demographic diversity ensure cognitive diversity at the workplace?

Today, it is not uncommon to find multinational companies speaking publicly of the men to women ratio in their organisations, or even bragging about...

Shipsy’s ‘2nd Innings’ programme encourages diversity

Shipsy, the SaaS-based smart logistics management platform provider, has launched a programme called 2nd Innings, as part of its measures to promote diversity and...

Nestle India bats for gender diversity, recruits 42% women in 2020

Proving its commitment to ensuring and improving gender diversity within the organisation, Nestle India is focussing on hiring more women. Right now, 23 per...

Bank of Canada bats for diversity, appoints women deputy governors

The Bank of Canada will soon have two women as members of its governing council. The first woman to be part of the six-member...

Amazon launches 2 all-women delivery stations in Kerala

Amazon India has launched two delivery stations in Kerala, which will be operated by a 100 per cent all- women team. The stations, at...

What makes Indian CXOs a great fit for global roles?

In India, people follow different religions, customs, belong to different sects, castes, and speak different languages. Every state is known for its own festivities,...

Randi Bryant is first chief diversity officer for Freshworks

In line with its goal to focus on diversity in the workspace, SaaS software company, Freshworks Inc. has appointed DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)...

iD Fresh Food to hire 500+, ensure diversity

iD Fresh Food, the fresh food company, is working to expand its workforce in India and abroad. It hopes to ensure more gender diversity...

Shilpa Bidathanapalli appointed VP-HR, CNSI

CNSI, the global innovative healthcare management solutions provider, has appointed Shilpa Bidathanapalli as vice president - human resources, for its operations in Chennai, India....

Boeing fires 65 employees for racist conduct

In the new company report on diversity, Boeing has mentioned that since June 2020, it has fired 65 employees and disciplined 53 for behaviours...

MG Motor India’s all-women crew manufactures 50,000th Hector

Upholding its commitment to gender parity, MG Motor India has managed to manufacture its 50,000th Hector using an all-women crew at its manufacturing facility...

41% employees will stay longer if there is internal hiring: Report

The COVID-19 outbreak accelerated digitisation of processes, including hiring processes, across companies and sectors. If predictions based on LinkedIn’s data and survey of HR...

Airbnb bats for D&I, will include more women, minorities in workforce

Airbnb has pledged to integrate more minorities from underrepresented communities in the US. It will also ensure that 50 per cent of its global...

India Workplace Equality Index launched

India now has its own workplace equality index with the launch of the India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI). Keshav Suri, hotelier and LGBT+ activist,...

More firms are promoting D&I heads across the globe

Maggie Farrell is appointed the D&I and human resources manager of construction service firm, SM Wilson & Co., while Candice Eaton Gaul moves up...

59% indigenous Australians face racism at work

Institutional racism continues to be a concern for the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander workers, in Australia. The Diversity Council Australia in collaboration with...

Exclusive job portal for women, LGBTQ, PwD and army veterans

Avtar, the Chennai-based diversity hiring company, has launched a job portal that will cater exclusively to women, members of the the LGBTQ community, persons...

Lowe’s India appoints Mohith Mohan as senior director – HR

Lowe's India has announced the appointment of Mohith Mohan as the senior director for human resources in India. Mohan has move from Hudson’s Bay Company,...

Sun Life ASCI accelerates D&I agenda with women-centric initiatives

Sun Life Asia Service Centre India (ASCI), which is the global in-house centre (GIC) of Sun Life Financial, has a 1900-strong workforce, of which...

ABB to have 25% women in managerial roles

As part of its Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2030, ABB is working to double the percentage of women managers across its offices, globally,...

Google to set up DEI Advisory Council, will strengthen D&I agenda

Taking forward its commitment to making the workplace more friendly and to uphold its D&I agenda, Google will set up a Diversity, Equity and...

Wells Fargo CEO apologises for insensitive comment about Black talent

Charles Scharf, CEO, Wells Fargo, had, in a memo to the employees, commented that the talent pool in the corporate world in the US...

DXC Tech onboards 500 women in a single day

DXC Technologies announced on August 27 that it has onboarded 500 women candidates in a single day! All the candidates, who come from leading...

‘Weekend curfew’ and ‘gratitude holiday’ for OYO employees

OYO Hotels & Homes has announced several initiatives to ensure the health, wellbeing and work-life balance of its employees, as it gears up to...

Alstom India steps up diversity efforts

Alstom India has increased its efforts to hire more women across the organisation and on the shopfloor. A part of its global 2025 vision...

10 days of period leave a year for Zomato employees

In an attempt to eliminate the stigma associated with menstruation, Zomato, the food-delivery company has introduced period leave. The women employees of the Company...

Why Godrej & Boyce is engaging more women in the workforce

It is not surprising that women are underrepresented in the manufacturing sector, and the argument to increase the industry’s fair share of female talent...

Diversity is more than a numbers game

The case for diversity calls for more than just hiring a bunch of different people into an organisation. Quite often, the ‘I’ in D&I...

IKEA India celebrates Equality Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, IKEA India observed Equality Day on March 3, at its corporate office in Bangalore, to celebrate...

IPM India drives forward the D&I agenda

IPM India has seen change in the organisational culture as the leadership team has spearheaded a movement to make the workplace more diverse and...

Leading by example: How Uber India is driving the D&I agenda

Uber, the global transport company with its roots in San Francisco -- one of the most diverse cities in the United States -- is...

WeWork India shows its commitment to the D&I agenda

WeWork India, one of the major co-working businesses operating in the country, has announced the extension of medical insurance benefits to same-sex domestic partners...

Vatican upholds diversity,  appoints first woman in a senior post

Pope Francis has announced that Fracesa Di Giovanni will be an under-secretary overseeing multilateral relations in the Secretariat   Sixty-six year old Francesca Di Giovanni will...

Chennai Metro Rail: Women employees allege, not getting maternity leave

The 70 odd women employees working with Chennai Metro Rail has alleged that the government has denied them maternity leave. According to the staff...

Job cuts at CNN, affected staff to be informed soon

A ‘gut punch’ is what Chris Licht, CEO, CNN rightly described the announcement of layoff plans as. Licht recently sent a memo to the...

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Zeon Lifesciences to upgrade plant, boost production, create more jobs

Zeon Lifesciences, an Indian nutraceutical and herbal products manufacturing company is upgrading its plant in Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. The objective is to boost...

Will wage ceiling for EPFO’s retirement saving scheme be revised?

As per media reports, there is a likelihood of the Government revising the wage limit for the retirement saving scheme of the Employees’ Provident...

100 British companies sign up for 4-day work week

The ‘4 Day Week Campaign’ started by a group — comprising academics from Oxford and Cambridge, along with experts from Boston College, US —...

VerSe Innovation lays off 150, announces pay cuts

VerSe Innovation — the parent company of Dailyhunt, the news aggregator and Josh, the short-video platform, and the operator of the PublicVibe, the hyperlocal...

DIALOGUE

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...