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Singapore to give work injury compensation, pension coverage to gig workers

Singapore to give work injury compensation, pension coverage to gig workersOn the recommendation of Advisory Committee on Platform Workers, the Singapore government has announced...

PickMyWork impacts 400k gig workers in 3+ years

PickMyWork, a gig platform that helps digital businesses acquire end users (individual users and merchants), has impacted 4,00,000 gig workers since its launch. Since...

Swiggy launches Sexual Harassment Redressal Policy

As part of its endeavour to attract more women to join its delivery force, Swiggy, the food-delivery platform has introduced a Sexual Harassment Redressal...

Ecom Express to hire 50,000 delivery partners by Sept 2022

Ecom Express, the Indian technology-driven integrated logistics solutions providers to the e-commerce industry, is gearing to onboard at least 50,000 delivery partners by the...

MakeMyTrip to expand all-women team of ‘holiday experts’

MakeMyTrip aims to expand its team of over 850 women ‘holiday experts’ who have been the reason for the online travel company’s success and...

PickMyWork to offer opportunities to 1 lakh+ gig workers, to expand...

PickMyWork, the Indian digital distribution network — that helps digital companies acquire end customers (individual users as well as shops) — has announced its...

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...

Gig workers may be better protected in the US now

The rule that would have facilitated classifying gig workers as independent contractors rather than employees may soon be on its way out, if the...

“Optimal blend of HI & AI, is the future,” Girish Menon

  2020: What to learn – what to erase That 2020 has given all businesses an opportunity to think harder about what really matters as opposed...

US grocery chain replaces delivery personnel with gig workers

Grocery chain, Albertsons, will lay off its delivery staff in various locations across the US and replace them with gig workers or ‘third-party logistics...

Whose responsibility is it to upskill gig workers?

Skillgaps, upskilling and reskilling are some of the jargons that dominated this year, especially because a pandemic has thrown all set rules and procedures...

US tech firms to give gig workers 15% pay in stocks

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash will offer equity compensation to their workers under the new Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) proposal, which suggests paying 'temporary compensation'...

Mid-level career crisis: Gig offers new lease of life to those...

The fear of losing one’s job all of a sudden is very real, and more than ever in these uncertain times. It is even...

Govt plans to set up security fund for gig workers

In September 2019, the Government had sought to regulate the country’s rising gig economy by devising a social security scheme to benefit the lakhs...

Standing Committee on Labour calls for social protection of unorganised-sector workers

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, submitted its report on Code on Social Security, 2019, with recommendations for social protection of those working in...

How Urban Company’s 27000 gig workers are making a comeback

During the lockdown, one set of workers, whose services were missed the most, were the plumbers, electricians and beauticians. These self-professionals are part of...

The whites and blues of the gig workforce  

Gig workers are being hired for specialised jobs as well as for manual labour. The workforce of today is looking beyond tenure and jobs —...

For the very first time, gig workers may be eligible for...

State-run social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), may soon be providing insurance benefits to eligible...

Service sector quickest to embrace gig economy in India

The preference for flexible work arrangements has gone up, helping employers cut costs and employees work more conveniently.

EY develops digital HR tool to manage gig workers

The job-placement portal, GigNow, is capable of sorting resumes, ranking competencies and matching them with available openings

Will Britain roll out laws to minimise disruptions during strikes?

With ambulance workers and nurses in England and Wales threatening to go on strike later this month, that is, December 2022, the British prime...

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Jayadeva EP takes additional charge as director- HR, HAL

Alok Verma, director - HR, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), has superannuated on 30 November, and therefore, ceased to be a director of the company board....

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,...

ExxonMobil hikes pay for CEO, CFO, senior VPs

Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N has decided to raise the base salaries — that make up 10 per cent of overall compensation — of its...

Is Morgan Stanley laying off 2% of its workforce?

Morgan Stanley may be laying off about two per cent of its workforce. If media reports are to be believed, of the more than...

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“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...