Tag: Employers

Should employers steer clear of frequent job hoppers?

There was a time when it was common practice for people to spend their entire careers at the same organisation. Today, a constantly- changing...

How unceremonious layoffs impact employee trust

There seem to be distressed and anxious employees all around us. What with big giants such as Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Facebook’s parent company Meta,...

Only 46% employees excited about metaverse compared to 66% employers

At the very thought of a metaverse workplace the difference in the excitement and enthusiasm levels of the employees versus employers is huge. Employers...

Treat women with dignity & consideration at workplace: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has said that employers should treat women employees with consideration and dignity, and be sympathetic to their cause. While ordering the...

‘Can’t pay employees on time? Pay fine of 50,000 dirham’: UAE...

If you are an employer in the United Arab Emirates and are unable to pay your employees on time, then you’ll have a lot...

China proposes law to protect women employees’ rights

The Chinese government has proposed a ban on employers placing gender preferences in their job ads, and also asking women applicants about their marital...

“Fire unvaccinated employees if you want”: Armenian govt tells employers

The Eastern European country of Armenia has become one of the very few countries to allow employers to fire workers who refuse to provide...

NY employers to give written notice before monitoring phone, e-mail, internet...

Starting May 7, 2022, all employers in New York, irrespective of the size of business, will be required to give a written notice to...

‘Employers cannot impose vaccine mandate’: Texas governor

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, believes that even though vaccination remains the best protection for the population against COVID-19, it should be voluntary and...

How ‘work from anywhere’ can become a problem for employers

When the second wave of the pandemic spread panic worldwide, companies woke up to the fact that they would not be able to bring...

‘Hiring foreigners? Pay locals min. $1,400’: Singapore government to employers

Singapore has taken a step towards lower-wage workers in the country. The Government has said that all organisations hiring foreign workers will have to...

73% employers in the US & Canada struggling to attract talent

Almost three in four employers in the US and Canada, that is about 73 per cent employers are finding it tough to attract talent...

PF relief till 2022 for some in the formal sector

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the Government will pay the provident fund (PF) share of both employers as well as employees for...

Many employers make vaccination mandatory for employees in the US

With cases of the Delta variant rising in the US, many employers are making it mandatory for their staff to get their shots. Some...

EU offices can ban religious symbols, to appear neutral

The EU Court of Justice based in Luxembourg has ruled that employers across the European Union may, if they so wish, ban their employees...

Britain to lift WFH restrictions on July 19

Britain has announced the lifting of all COVID-19 related restrictions. Starting July 19, people can move about without wearing face masks or maintaining social...

Government extends wage subsidy, to encourage job creation

The Government’s wage subsidy scheme, which was to end today, that is, June 30, has now been extended till March 31, 2022. The scheme...

Japan’s economic policy recommends 4-day work week

The new economic policy of Japan, released recently, suggests that employers adopt a four-day work week so that employees find time to fulfil their...

Aadhaar-verify employees’ PF accounts: EPFO to employers

Starting June 1, all employers will be responsible for ensuring that their employees’ provident fund (PF) accounts are linked with their Aadhaar. Unless and...

EPFO’s new feature to keep tab on contractors’ claims

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a new feature with the help of which principal employers can now check the compliances of those...

Workplace vaccination drive to include staff and dependents: Centre

The vaccination drives at private workplaces can cover the employees as well as their family members, according to a new directive from the Union...

No lay-offs, lock-outs, termination: Kerala govt guidelines

In Kerala, the state labour commissioner has issued fresh guidelines for employers, including precautionary measures to be taken amidst the second wave of the...

Wage Code: Is it beneficial to the employees or the employers?

The Code on Wages Bill 2019 has become a topic of much chatter. The new rule states that the allowances cannot be more than...

Employee health first priority for leaders

Leading corporations say that the safety and wellbeing of their employees is the first priority today as the pandemic is growing and disrupting business...

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...

Finance, tech and healthcare sectors most confident about business school graduates

A survey by GMAC in collaboration with MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA), EFMD, and HIGHERED revealed that finance/accounting, technology, and healthcare sectors...

Employers need to change work contracts warns UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced a change to its labour law, requiring employers to transfer their employees to limited-term contracts. The...

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Geetika Mehta is Ananta Capital’s new group CHRO

Ananta Capital has roped in Geetika Mehta as group chief human resource officer. An alumna of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mehta began her HR journey with Mondelez...

Wayfair to sack 5% of its workforce

Wayfair has announced plans to lay off 1,000 employees in an effort to cut operational cost. The decision comes after the online furniture retailer...

Employers need to change work contracts warns UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced a change to its labour law, requiring employers to transfer their employees to limited-term contracts. The...

How effective are HR practice groups in tackling specific workplace priorities?

Creating HR practice groups can be an effective way to tackle specific and cross-functional HR priorities. It involves grouping employees with similar expertise and...

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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...