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US BPO lays off staff after promising job assurance

US-based BPO firm, First Credit Services, has laid off 80 of its employees who were working out of its Thane office in Mumbai. This...

Life insurance cover of Rs 4 lakh for frontline staff

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had declared during the one-day concluding budget session on March 25, that all health, sanitation, police and media...

Telangana to implement up to 75% pay cut for government employees

As the country is grappling with severe disruption in every sector, the impact is huge in states, such as Telangana, owing to excessive financial...

Lockdown: Engaging downtime employees is equally important

In many sectors, companies are finding innovative ways to engage with the team to maintain the productivity levels, while they telecommute. However, not everyone...

Employees of public banks question the need to report for work...

Employees of public banks seem unhappy with the current arrangement, where they are required to go to office even during the lockdown period. Not...

BPO named Teleperformance forcing its employees to travel to work

It was only yesterday that the Prime Minister of India announced that the entire country will be on lockdown for 21 days, till April...

Volkswagen plans short-time work for 80,000 German employees

Close on the heels of Herbert Diess, CEO, Volkswagen (VW), warning of factory closures in Europe, the German auto manufacturing company is now planning...

Employee Protection Plan for Unilever staff

Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer known for its various brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo and Lifebuoy, has announced wide-ranging measures to support the global...

IndiGo assures no salary deduction amidst temporary flight suspension

India’s budget carrier, IndiGo, has promised its employees no deduction in salary during the temporary suspension of domestic flights. The decision was made after...

EPFO urges a/c holders to use online facilities

Even with a nationwide lockdown pushing people to stay indoors, individuals worried about their provident fund accounts no longer need to do so. The...

Pegasystems launches tracking app to track COVID-19 spread amongst staff

While all businesses are impacted by the spread of COVID-19, companies are adopting ways to ensure the continuity of business and focusing on the...

Employees earning less than Rs 30,000 will be paid twice a...

A slew of amazing initiatives for the Reliance industries employee amidst this COVID-19 outbreak proves that humanity does exist. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries announced that...

IIT-Kharagpur faculty to work from home amidst COVID-19 outbreak

A notice from IIT-Kharagpur, circulated in the wake of this pandemic-like situation in India and across borders, states that a Ministry of Human Resource...

Coronavirus: Challenges of telecommuting

Companies, big and small, around the world, have rolled out mandatory remote-working policies to promote social distancing and keep their employees safe. But the...

Bonus of $1000 for all Facebook employees

Facebook has shown its commitment to the well-being of its employees by announcing $1000 bonus for each employee, to deal with contingencies during the...

Urban Company: COVID-19 health insurance and income protection cover to all...

It’s not just the change in brand name that Urban Company has been in the news for recently. The Company, which is counted among...

Superior employee practices can keep Coronavirus at bay

The Health Ministry has confirmed two cases of coronavirus here in India, both of which were self-reported. While one person is from Delhi and...

Samsung workers return to work post disinfection of plant

Samsung had temporarily closed its manufacturing plant in South Korea, when an employee was found to be infected with the coronavirus. However, after thoroughly...

Spencer’s Retail designs practices to enable its first-level employees

Spencer's Retail has managed to forge a great relationship with its staff, enabling them to continuously perform better, even while setting a clear path...

Tax proposed on retirement contributions above a cap of 7.50 lakh

Until now, the contribution of an employer to the retirement fund of an employee was tax exempt all throughout the professional life of an...

Young inquisitive employees require continual learning

With four generation of employees at the workplace, the game has changed drastically for organisations today. There is a greater need for the leaders...

HBL employees to get temporary jobs in parent company

Amidst fund shortage, HLL Biotech (HBL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of HLL Lifecare, a Government of India enterprise, has offered a chance to...

CarDekho allows employees to sell their stocks in the Company

CarDekho, the Indian online car marketplace startup, has allowed its employees to sell their stocks in the Company.  The announcement is well timed, because...

Uber drivers not employees rules a Brazilian court

A federal judge at a Brazilian higher court for labour has ruled that there is no employer-employee relationship between Uber and its drivers. His...

LIC employee unions stage protest  

An hour-long protest was held by the employee unions of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) yesterday, to express their disapproval of the Government’s decision...

Five-day work week for Maharashtra Government employees on the cards

Employees working for the Government of Maharashtra, who presently get only second and fourth Saturdays off every month, may soon be able to enjoy...

How effective are financial rewards for learning?

Every good organisation will have a learning and development programme in place to help its employees grow and contribute in greater quality. However, getting...

How SRL conducts stay interviews to retain critical talent

As a good practice, most organisations conduct exit interviews. This helps them identify the challenges in an organisation because of which employees leave. However,...

Internal committee at Air India to sort out employees’ issues

Employees have been assured that their dues will be paid in full.   While the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has assured the employees of...

Coca Cola workers show concerns over job security after change in...

Workers at the Varanasi and Dasna plant of Coca Cola in Uttar Pradesh are demanding job security from the Atlanta based beverage maker. They...

Bhubaneswar city administration urges employees to cycle to work once a...

As part of its green initiatives, the city administration of Bhubaneswar has come up with a plan to ask each employee to either walk...

How Metro Cash & Carry upholds the D&I agenda

Kickstarting its initiative of hiring 28 differently-abled people (deaf and dumb) in its Hyderabad stores last year, Metro Cash & Carry India has upheld...

Google staff question company’s accountability and transparency

On 22 November, Friday, around 200 employees staged a protest against Google’s alleged attempts to silence the workforce. The American multinational technology company recently...

BSNL VRS scheme: Highest payout at 90 lakhs

Telecom operator BSNL has announced all employees above the age of 50 will be eligible for retirement and they will be giving out lumpsum...

Google terminates employee for leaking official documents to media

Taking strict action against its employees for violating company policy and participating in activism at work, Google has terminated one employee and sent two...

Consensual or not, relationships at work are best avoided

There was a time when romance and affairs in the workplace used to be taboo. However, nowadays they have become acceptable albeit with certain...

Cognizant to quit content moderation, will lay off about 7000

Cognizant, the information technology company, is planning to lay off 7000 employees in the next couple of quarters. The Company is also readying to...

How can you promote a culture of digital readiness in your...

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, proclaimed Peter Drucker, the late management guru, many years ago. The aphorism holds true even today, as companies across...

GrantTree employees fix salaries and increments on their own

GrantTree, a London-based organisation that helps businesses acquire government funding, follows a unique system of allowing its employees fix their own salaries. In other...

Few things employees should do during an economic slowdown

Thousands of jobs have disappeared in a flash as employees are being laid off in auto, textile and now even in the FMCG sector....

Ford to lay off over 185 employees in Ontario

Ford Motor Company, the American multinational automaker, is expected to lay off about 185 employees at its assembly plant at Oakville, Ontario in September....

Robots giving a hard time to Walmart employees

Walmart, America’s multinational retail company and also amongst its largest private employers, has introduced robots in its stores to carry out repetitive and un-productive...

Amazon’s unique proposition for its staff

With its focus on faster delivery of orders, Amazon, the e-commerce marketplace, has come up with a very unusual proposition for its employees. The...

Tatas set to hire Jet Airways’ employees

On a social-media platform, The Taj Mahal Palace, the hospitality unit of the Tata Group, put up a welcoming message to Jet Airways’ employees...

Jet employees to raise funds and keep airline in business

Jet Airways is used to flying in the sky but this time round it has a dark cloud over its head. Finding an escape...

Champs programme at Mahindra holidays helping employees to rise

Club Mahindra has a lot to offer to all its members during their vacations. From multi-regional cuisine to engaging activities, the travel and hospitality...

‘Overqualified’ does not necessarily mean ‘smart’

An overqualified employee is as bright as a button, but is this button hanging loose and ready to fall? Highly educated people possessing a...

Facebook’s bikes being found dumped in the neighbouring areas

Facebook, with all good intentions had provided bikes to its employees to facilitate mobility within its widespread campus in California. However, these very bikes...

Xiaomi India gifts Mi TVs to employees

Pleased with the performance of the Company, the managing director of Xiaomi India announced that its employees will be gifted Mi TVs. To mark...

Deloitte India – Making an impact in employees’ lives through impact...

Nathan SV, partner and chief talent officer, Deloitte India, shared his experience when he enrolled for his organisation’s employee community service initiative known as...

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Delivery of twins to be considered as 2 deliveries for maternity benefits

Following an appeal filed by the Union Ministry against leave granted to a woman employee of the CISF, the Madras High Court recently ruled...

Employee Benefits: Are they valued and appreciated?

Many employers feel that their employees do not really understand the benefits that are offered to them. It is hard to believe, but the...

Achievement of even the smallest of milestones should be celebrated

Employees surely do work hard. After all, they do give priority to their job for at least seven to eight hours every day. Therefore,...

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Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) announces new leadership

The Indian Staffing Federation, the apex body for India’s fast-growing flexi-staffing space has appointed Lohit Bhatia and Farhan Azmi as the elected president and...

US BPO lays off staff after promising job assurance

US-based BPO firm, First Credit Services, has laid off 80 of its employees who were working out of its Thane office in Mumbai. This...

Salaries to be disbursed in 2 installments: Maharashtra Government

In view of the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced on March 31, that...

Mental health: Elephant in the room for India Inc. 

Are you ok? How often do we hear our bosses asking us about our mental well-being? How many organisations today actually take the pain to...

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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...

“Traditional organisations use ‘startups’ as proxy to build an agile organisation,” Rahul Garg, founder,...

Moglix offers a variety of products from safety and electronics to office tools. The Company aims to make an impact worth $100 billion dollars...
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“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...