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59% firms hired gig workers, 61% hired remote workers in 2023

A significant 59 per cent of organisations from across over 48 countries and over 50 industries, benefitted from hiring gig workers. As per the...

PickMyWork onboards 8 lakh; expands to 20+ states

Gig platform, PickMyWork, has managed to extend its reach to more than 20 states, giving job opportunities to more than eight lakh gig workers....

About 2 lakh+ gig workers in Karnataka to enjoy health cover

The Labour Department in Karnataka has received monetary assistance of Rs 10 crore from the finance department, which will be used as a corpus...

Gig workers rally in Kolkata to demand fair treatment 

Many workers who deliver items through app-based platforms feel that the government hasn't done enough to help them with their problems. A lot of...

Rajasthan passes law to protect gig workers

Rajasthan has taken a significant step in safeguarding gig workers with the recent enactment of the Rajasthan Platform-Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Act,...

Flexibility bridging the gap between gig and permanent workers

With the pandemic resulting in greater flexibility being offered by employers, work has become rather convenient for employees. More and more people are able...

India to witness a boost in the Gig Workforce by 2025:...

According to a report released on Wednesday, there will likely be 90–110 lakh new recruits to the gig workforce by 2025 as more and...

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.

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Boeing faces lawsuit over alleged discrimination and harassment

After a lengthy career at Boeing spanning several decades, Rachel Rasmussen has filed a lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit asserts that Boeing employees...

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Samsung Semiconductor boosts India team with 700 new hires

Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) has unveiled its state-of-the-art R&D facility in Bengaluru, emphasising the company's dedication to pioneering semiconductor research and development in...

BHP restructures operations, empowers local leaders for improved performance

BHP Group, a mining company has announced it would dissolve certain global teams and shift their responsibilities, such as planning, environmental management, and heritage...

Technical glitch causes $200 million windfall in Zurich

The city of Zurich is attempting to recover approximately 175 million Swiss Francs, equivalent to about $200 million, following a technical glitch that resulted...

Expedia announces job cuts to fuel growth and technical advancements

Seattle-based online travel giant, Expedia Group, is streamlining its operations by reducing its workforce by approximately 9 per cent, impacting around 1,500 employees. This...

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