Tag: Flexibility

UK to make flexibility at work a right for employees

The UK government is planning to make changes to its labour and employment arrangements. One of the major changes, which is likely to happen,...

Airtel to hire women engineers, offer WFH options

Having rolled out its 5G Plus services in about 12 cities across India so far, Airtel is now all set to have more women...

‘Engage all employees on fixed terms by Feb. 2023’: UAE labour...

To ensure more flexibility, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ministry of human resources has amended its employment relationship regulations. As per the new labour law,...

GoFloaters raises seed fund from Loyal VC

Gofloaters, the hybrid workplace platform has managed to raise seed funding from Canada-based venture fund, Loyal VC. The funding amount has yet to be...

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...

Fidelity Investments refurbishes office to maximise flexibility

Fidelity Investments India has completely refurbished its office in Bangalore, with updated infrastructure, facilities, and amenities to provide more space focused on flexible working. The...

Modi’s all for flexibility at the workplace & women’s participation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi feels that the future will be about flexibility, not just in terms of work hours but also workplaces. He says...

Teleperformance to expand base, hire 20,000

As part of its plans to expand its base, Teleperformance, the global BPO, is all set to hire about 20,000 people in India alone,...

BVC Logistics allows teams to work anytime, anywhere, any day

BVC Logistics (BVCL), the Mumbai-based secure logistics firm, has rolled out a new policy allowing its teams to work from any location they wish,...

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...

Employee strikes in European countries

On January 25, 2023, at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), all passenger flights were canceled as airport staff walked out because of a dispute over...

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Spotify is planning to cut jobs while Vox Media and MediBuddy layoff employees

Spotify, a music streaming platform, is reportedly planning to lay off some of its employees in an effort to cut costs, according to Bloomberg....

Why is employee leasing even more important in this volatile period?

Employee leasing isn’t a new term for the HR fraternity. For the uninitiated, it is a business arrangement wherein a company outsources certain HR functions...

Nationwide protest on Feb 23 warns national union of railways

The national unions of rail workers, along with other central government employees, have announced plans to hold nationwide protests on February 23 to address...

Ford, Gemini, Innovaccer, and Inmobi lay off employees

Gemini Gemini, a US-based crypto exchange, announced that it will  let go of 10 per cent of its employees. The reason given for the layoffs...

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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...