Tag: Facebook

Meta’s contractual workers protest, seek fair contracts

With Meta, earlier Facebook, considering downsizing, many contract workers marched in protest at the Company’s headquarters. These unionised workers are seeking fair contracts. As per...

Mark Zuckerberg warns employees about repercussions of poor performance

In a weekly interaction with employees, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta, which owns Facebook, has indicated that the Company will up the heat in terms...

Meta to reduce hiring of engineers

Expecting a recession, Meta Platforms Inc. has decided to hire lesser number of engineers than it had initially planned. Instead of 10,000 new engineers that...

Reduced perks for Facebook staff

Meta, parent company of Facebook, has reportedly conveyed to the employees that most free services will be done away with. For instance, laundry and...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp staff to submit proof of booster to return...

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has now mandated that all its employees produce proof of having got their booster shot before returning...

Facebook instructs employees to preserve internal documents for legal reasons

For a few months now, Facebook and its former employee-turned-whistleblower, Frances Haugen, have been in the news. Haugen had turned against his own company...

Facebook to pay $14.25 million in penalty for discriminatory hiring

Facebook will be liable to pay a large amount of $14.25 million in civil claims to the US government. The settlement comprises two separate...

Facebook to invest heavily in the EU, hire 10,000

Facebook is gearing to invest heavily in the European Union and create 10,000 jobs. It is looking at leveraging its universities, consumer market as...

‘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...

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...

80 Googlers fired for misusing user data since 2018

Google fired 36 employees last year, 26 the year before last and 18 in 2018, for defying privacy norms and misusing user data. The...

WFH option for all Facebook employees

Facebook will allow all its employees to work remotely, with effect from June 15, 2021, if they so wish and if their work can...

Apple terminates employee who authored ‘sexist and racist’ book

When Antonio Garcia Martinez joined Apple recently, he would never have thought he would lose the job so soon. His book called Chaos Monkeys...

Facebook allows staff to continue WFH, hints at pay variability

Facebook is allowing its employees to apply for permanent work-from-home or remote working roles, with approval from their superiors or managers. The social- media...

‘Air India’s social-media policy violates Fundamental Right’: Pilots to chairman

The union further stated that the policy, unlike social media policies adopted by several other employers, does not even attempt to draw a distinction...

Facebook will allow victims of domestic violence to avail paid leave

Employees of Facebook who fall victim to domestic violence or sexual assault will be able to avail up to 20 days of additional paid...

Employee complains, Facebook being probed for racial bias

A Black employee and two Black job applicants have accused Facebook of racial bias in terms of hiring and promotions. The US Equal Employment...

J&K government to verifiy social-media accounts of new hires

The Jammu and Kashmir administration wants to verify the social-media accounts of its new hires, for which it wants them to submit all the...

What happens to WhatsApp work groups?

WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy has put the whole world on red alert. Many have even switched to other chat messengers to avoid their data...

“Don’t wear company logo in public”: FB to staff

Facebook has asked its employees to refrain from wearing the company logo in public. This directive came after the suspension of Trump’s account from...

Apple, Facebook to continue WFH for most employees until June, 2021

Apple has no plans of calling its employees back to office before June 2021 as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, leave...

Facebook accused of preferring H-1B visa holders over US locals

Facebook has been accused of discriminating against local candidates in the US and giving preference to H-1B visa holders while hiring. The US Department...

4 reasons why HR approves social media-verified CxOs

It is not just celebrities, politicians and journalists that use social media as their mouthpiece of choice, corporate bigwigs too have rapidly carved a...

Ex-employee accuses FB of bias, inaction; to depose before DAC

Mark S Luckie, former Facebook employee, had accused the social-media company of nurturing a system of work and culture that fans communal divisions and...

Mphasis’ gamified social-referral programme wins a gold

Mphasis has won an award for its talent acquisition strategy. The IT solutions company was awarded a gold by the Brandon Hall Group, for...

Adosphere upskills 1.20 lakh government teachers through Workplace from Facebook

Adosphere, a leading digital transformation expert, has announced the successful execution of a groundbreaking community and collaboration building project for training and curriculum support...

Facebook extends work-from-home till July 2021

Following in the footsteps of Google and Twitter, tech giant Facebook has finally allowed work from home for corporate employees, until July 2021. The...

Zuckerberg worries about ‘bullying’ while employees question company policies

In late May, President Donald J. Trump uploaded a post on Facebook against the Mayor of Minneapolis and calling him out for his alleged...

Black employee accuses Facebook of racial discrimination

A Black employee at Facebook has formally filed a complaint saying that the organisation does not provide equal opportunities to its Black employees to...

Gojek renders 430 employees jobless

Gojek, the ride-hailing and digital payments platform, has decreased its workforce by nine per cent. The layoffs come as a surprise because the Southeast...

Disappointed Facebook staff protest CEO’s inaction, boycott work

The staff of Facebook expressed their disappointment in their CEO, by taking the day off work on June 1 and virtually walking away from...

Facebook plans to aggressively open up remote hiring by July 2020

During a town hall meeting with its employees on March 21, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, announced his plans to start hiring remote workers by...

Twitter allows employees to work from home indefinitely

Twitter has also joined the likes of Google and Facebook, which are amongst the companies that have extended their work-from-home policies till 2021. 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...

Organisations keeping Coronavirus at bay, curtailing employee travel to China

Companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook are going out of the way to keep their workforce safe from the Coronavirus, which has...

Content moderators sign forms acknowledging the negative effects of their job...

Accenture employees doing content moderation work for Facebook and YouTube in Europe and the US, have been asked to sign a form, that clearly...

Regulars missing from Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020 list

The Best Places to Work list for 2020 was recently released by Glassdoor. And surprisingly, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, which are usually amongst the...

Accused of racist culture at work, FB apologises to employees

Black employees of Facebook had revealed experiences of bias at the workplace, and inappropriate treatment by managers, colleagues and the human resources personnel. An...

Facebook employees disapprove of its ad policy

Over 250 Facebook employees have sent a written petition to their CEO expressing their disapproval with regard to the social network’s ad policy. The...

It’s illegal to target digital ads/jobs, on the basis of gender,...

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled against seven companies that posted ads on Facebook, to publicise vacancies such that the ads...

Facebook to hire journalists for its News Tab

Facebook is planning to hire senior journalists for its upcoming product called News tab. The social-media platform is reportedly going to appoint a small...

Genpact hikes minimum wages for content moderators

Content reviewers employed by Facebook have been complaining about their taxing and stressful work, which involves sifting through all kinds of posts, often harmful...

Facebook all set to achieve diversity goal

Social-media giant, Facebook, will double the percentage of women in its workforce by 2024. The Company will also double the number of Black, Hispanic,...

HRD Ministry orders linking of social-media handles

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has ordered that the Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts of all higher-education students should be linked with the accounts of the...

Mark Zuckerberg losing popularity among employees

Employees at Facebook seem to like their CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, much less now. According to a survey by Glassdoor, for the very first time...

Facebook employees may now take cryptocurrency as salary

Facebook is all set to launch its cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, and its employees may soon be allowed to carry home their salaries in the form...

Interns at Facebook get Rs 5.6 lakh a month!

According to a survey by Glassdoor, that identifies companies with highest median monthly pay for interns in the US, Facebook pays its interns $8,000,...

Facebook to hike minimum wage of content reviewers and moderators

Facebook will be increasing the pay of its employees involved in content moderationwork. The minimum wage will now be increased from $15 per hour...

Does the CEO of Facebook earn only about Rs 70 a...

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, draws a salary of only one dollar annually, that is, about Rs 70. This has been his salary...

Facebook to mentor and support promising startups

At a recent summit hosted by Facebook, the social-media giant announced the India Innovation Accelerator programme. Within this programme, it will lend support to...

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,”...

A resume printed on a cake?

A job applicant in the US has taken innovation to another level by sending an edible resume to a prospective employer. Karly Pavlinac Blackburn,...

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78-day bonus for 11 lakh railway employees

For the twelfth year in succession, eligible employees of the Indian Railways will receive their productivity-linked bonus (PLB), which is equal to 78 days’...

India ranks 3rd in list of top 10 countries for solar PV jobs

According to the ninth edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) ‘Renewable energy and jobs’ annual review series, the top 10 countries that...

How can hiring managers steer clear of interview bias?

A 2019 study by the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology revealed that 60 per cent of interviewers know within the first 15 minutes...

‘Return excess bonus’: Honda to employees

Honda, the Japanese car manufacturing company, realised that it had paid extra bonus to its employees by mistake, at the Ohio unit. Therefore, it...

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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...