Tag: Employee Benefits

Business travel, a sought after perk; preferred over high salary

A study reveals that in the past year, 67 per cent of Indian business travellers have extended their business trips, to a different city or country, beating the global average of only 49 per cent.

RBS to pay bonus to employees despite losses

The Bank intends to pay about £340m in bonuses to employees in 2017, even as it prepares to announce one of its biggest annual losses in 2016.

SAIL trims employee perks as part of cost-cutting

Employees asked to travel by railways instead of airways until there is an emergency.

Tata Steel inaugurates crèche for its employees

A modern and well equipped crèche cum day care facility, Muskaan, is one of the initiatives under the company’s progressive HR policy.

Perks: A way to say you care

Designing a perk is an exercise. In the minds of employees, perks serve as a significant differentiator between companies.

Microland opts for contactless payment solutions for employees’ benefits

The solution, which comes in a card format, is very similar to the Sodexo coupons.

How an organisation encouraged employees to quit smoking

Bengaluru-based Ozone Group has launched a programme urging its employee to quit smoking and lose weight and in lieu of the same, it has offered hefty financial rewards.

Zydus rewards all employees with 25% bonus

All employees who were on the company’s payroll on July 31, and are still on it, will be part of this reward programme, which will also include FTEs and contract workers.

Spending on benefits programmes: A futile effort?

A report by Towers Watson indicates that Indian companies are seeing a major gap between the amount they spend on employee benefits and the value they get in return.

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,”...

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 —...


Amazon India summoned by Labour Ministry over unethical layoffs

The Union Labour Ministry has reportedly sent a notice to Amazon India seeking an explanation with regard to the retrenchment of employees without serving...

In the age of specialists, how important are transferable skills?

Transferable skills, also known as ‘core skills’ or ‘soft skills’, are developed by people over time. These skills not only add versatility to an...

Old Pension Scheme: Disgruntled Punjab govt staff hold massive protest rally

To express their dissatisfaction with the recently-released notification for the restoration of the old pension scheme (OPS), a rally was held in Punjab by...

Monster is now ‘foundit’

Indian job search portal, Monster.com, has now been transformed into a full-fledged talent- management platform. Starting today, it will be called 'foundit', with an...


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...

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“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...