Tag: Flexibility

Starbucks CEO begs staff to return to office

That most employees across the globe are unwilling to return to office full time is becoming clearer by the day. Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks...

55,000+ gig workers register on Ecom Express app

Ecom Express, the new-age technology-driven end-to-end logistics solutions provider to the e-commerce industry, has received over 55,000 registrations from gig workers, on its dedicated...

“Work from anywhere, with no change in compensation”: Airbnb CEO to...

Realising that the pandemic did not hamper productivity even though the workforce was working remotely, Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb, wrote to his employees that...

Employees are finding ways to gain from ‘flexibility’, avoid digital exhaustion

While employees are trying to embrace flexible and hybrid work wholeheartedly, the truth remains that the number of meetings and the time spent on...

BYJU’s introduces new leave policy

BYJU’s has announced a major updation in its leave policy. To make employee happiness, work-life integration, flexibility, and workplace sensitivity a priority at the...

White House allows flexibility to federal contractors to enforce vaccination

On November 1, the White House released new guidance allowing federal contractors flexibility in implementing vaccination requirements for their workforces. Most federal contractors will be...

Slice to hire 1,000 by 2026, offer flexibility of 3-day work...

As part of its endeavour to explore the future of work, slice, the Indian credit card challenger startup, has launched a three-day work week...

Boss denies flexibility, pays Rs £185,000 in compensation to employee

An estate agent in Britain was paid about £1,85,000 after she complained against her boss to the employment tribunal, for denying her the flexibility...

Only 27% people inclined towards the hybrid work model: Survey

The hybrid work culture is not as welcome to people as it may appear. A good 70 per cent of the respondents, in a...

Pernod Ricard India announces ‘work from anywhere’ policy

Pernord Ricard India has announced that its employees can work from anywhere they wish to. They can choose to work from office or home,...

IT-sector staff in Hyderabad may soon see flexibility ending

The Telengana government is expecting people to return to working from office. In fact, by end of September, offices in the information technology (IT)...

Uber becomes generous, offers more flexibility to employees

Uber Technologies, which had earlier expected its employees to work from home for up to two days a week, and from office the rest...

Googlers can use Work Location Tool to calculate pay for remote...

Google has launched a platform that will allow its employees to calculate how much their pay or earnings will be if they decide to...

Bank of Baroda offers flexibility to staff

Bank of Baroda (BOB) is preparing to offer its staff immense flexibility with the ‘work from anywhere’ and ‘hybrid’ work models being implemented. The...

Greeks protest against labour reforms

Athens witnessed thousands of Greeks protesting against the Government’s planned labour reforms. The protest marches and strikes saw overwhelming participation with at least 10,000...

‘Work from Anywhere’ policy for staff of Edelweiss General Insurance

Insurance tech startup, Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI), has introduced a ‘work from anywhere’ (WFA)policy for all its employees across India. This hybrid work model...

Dynamic working policy for staff of Fidelity International

Fidelity International will offer all its employees across the globe, more flexibility as part of a new ‘dynamic working’ policy, which will be effective...

Weekly 3 days of WFH for Deutsche Bank staff

Deutsche Bank will let its employees work from home for up to three days in a week, in an attempt to offer them more...

47% Indian tech firms ready to offer flexibility to lure talent:...

Due to the pandemic, the year 2020, saw the hiring activity plummeting. There was an 18 per cent dip in hiring in India last...

22% growth in freelance jobs in Jan 2019 to 2021: Survey

The demand for freelancers shot up in May – June 2020, showing a two-fold increase as compared to the same time period in 2019....

‘Unlimited leaves, work from anywhere’: Grant Thornton Bharat to staff

Grant Thornton Bharat LLP, the accounting firm, has decided to allow its employees unlimited leaves and also work from anywhere. There will be no limit...

Salesforce to allow staff choice of daily work schedule

Salesforce has decided to allow its employees to choose from three ways of working — flexible, fully remote and office-based. The cloud computing company...

53% Indian cos to hire more, 60% to give increments: Report

While the pandemic led to a dip in hiring activities by 18 per cent in 2020, across India, things seem to be looking up...

upGrad introduces flexibility, grants ESOPs

upGrad, the online education firm, has decided to reward its employees for its success in the year 2020, by granting ESOPs or employee stock...

TresVista hires 300, will adopt hybrid work model

TresVista, the company that provides high-end outsourced support for asset managers, entrepreneurs and corporates, in line with its people-first priorities, has hired about 300...

Hybrid work model is Infosys’ preference

Considering the uncertainty surrounding the workplace owing to the ongoing pandemic, Infosys prefers the flexibility of a hybrid model of work for its employees....

4 days of WFH a week for Hong Kong HSBC staff

HSBC, Hong Kong, will allow its staff greater flexibility for work, by allowing them to work at least four days a week from their...

Open leave policy — is India ready?

A great deal of thought goes into a leave requisition. After all, balance leaves have to be adjusted and one has to be prepared...

Unexpected perks of work blending into life

‘As long as the work is delivered, you can do whatever you want’. This is the new mantra driving many team leads, and a...

Axis Bank’s GIG-A-Opportunities to boost job opportunities in small towns

Axis Bank has launched a platform for alternate work models to encourage, flexible working and ensure more inclusivity and diversity. Aptly called, GIG-A Opportunities,...

Oyo staff successfully use combo of home + co-working spaces

Hospitality company, Oyo, has allowed its employees to follow a combination of ‘work from home’ and ‘work from flexible co-working spaces’. It is mainly...

No permit needed to retrench 300 or less: Gujarat govt

Gujarat government has allowed industrial units employing 300 workers or less to lay off workers or shut shop without seeking permission from the state...

Will the workplace be more flexible post lockdown?

The lockdown has taught us many lessons and also transformed workplace practices like never before. Both the organisation and the employees have enjoyed the...

Why gig economy is on the rise

The corporate world is changing at an alarming pace, and so are the preferences of employees. The expectations that millennials have are far different...

Are remote workers more productive than in-house employees?

Five years ago, the viability of working remotely was the hottest topic of discussion. A lot of questions revolved around whether working from home...

Indian companies are pitching their harassment policies to potential recruits

More Indian professionals (87 per cent) believe that prevention of harassment at the workplace is extremely important for future hiring, than their global counterparts...

A bouncy ball or a deflated tube – which one would...

The greatest danger in current times is resistance to change. The hiring goals of HR have changed over the years. The qualities they seek...

C-suite at Tatas to handhold 300 potential women leaders

As part of this project 180 CXOs and 35 CEOs from 45 group companies will come together to mentor 300 high-potential women executives.

How e-commerce is redefining HR

Though business in e-commerce is driven by technology, the human element continues to play a pivotal role in new-age economies, making the role of HR more dynamic and challenging.

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,”...

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Amazon’s robots to make work safer and easier for its employees

Amazon’s robots to make work safer and easier for its employees Proteus and Cardinal are two robots that are taking over some of the manual...

This fintech startup tries to lure talent with hoards of benefits

Fi, a neobank that helps millennials manage their personal finances, is looking to double its workforce. The fintech company for digital natives has already...

Rolls-Royce workers reject £2,000 cash bonus

Thousands of Rolls-Royce employees have rejected the auto giant’s offer of £2000 cash benefit, citing that the money is far too less to enable...

Microsoft’s APAC Enabler Mentorship Programme reaches 9 countries

Microsoft’s special mentoring scheme — the APAC Enabler Mentorship Programme — which focusses on making people with disabilities (PwDs) in the Asia Pacific (APAC)...

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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...