Tag: Google

Google’s advanced features to improve communication in hybrid workplace

In a bid to enhance employee-employee relations in a hybrid work setting, Google has announced advanced features in Google Workspace. These include introduction of...

Google pushes back return to office to Jan 2022

Amidst fear of the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, Google has revealed that it does not expect most of its staff...

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...

Google Cloud set to hire people with autism

Rob Enslin, president - cloud sales, Google, has announced the launch of Google Cloud’s Autism Career Programme, which is designed to hire and support...

Up to 25% pay cut for Googlers working from home

With Googlers set to return to office in September, the Company plans to follow a new salary structure. According to the new model, which...

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...

Google to delay ‘return to office’, insists on vaccination

Googlers will have to get themselves inoculated before returning to office. Google’s plan to bring its employees back to office in September has been...

Testbook to tie up with universities and IITs for job-prep programme

Testbook.com, the Indian government job preparation ed-tech platform, will now offer a 360-degree ‘’Skilled Campus Programme’ for students, across over 50 universities and colleges,...

Google shows improvement in ensuring racial diversity, globally

Google has claimed that it has made significant improvement in terms of hiring people from different colours. Now the Company has gained confidence and...

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...

Google’s diversity head loses role for hurting Jews in blog post

Kamau Bobb, global head of diversity strategy and research, Google, has been asked to step down after a 13-year old blog post of his...

Google accused of underpaying women, may have to pay $600 mn...

Google is now facing a gender-pay lawsuit which was given class-action status by a San Francisco state judge. That means, the four main petitioners...

Google offers bonus, prizes for finding bugs

Now that Android 12 is available on certain phones in a beta version, Google has struck upon a way to clear it of all...

Opportunities galore for women in the gaming industry

A new area is opening up for women to seek employment in — gaming. For those who think women gamers are few and far...

Nanjappa Palekanda appointed VP-talent experience & operations, Netflix

Nanjappa Palekanda, has joined Netflix as vice president - talent experience and operations. He has moved from Uber, where he was serving as senior...

Google is redesigning its workplaces for hybrid working

Google employees may soon enter their offices to find ‘team pods’ instead of the usual desks and meeting rooms. Since the future of work...

Metros accounted for 86,000+ active job openings in April

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic that has taken the country by surprise, the top five metros —Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai—...

Express Stores looking to hire and expand

Express Stores, which recently raised seed funding of Rs 8 Crores, led by venture capital firm Venture Highway - founded by Neeraj Arora ex-Whatsapp,...

Alphabet staff seek 100% protection against harassment at work

An open letter from the disappointed employees of Alphabet, with over 1,300 signatures, has been sent to Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, seeking protection against...

Google partners with 130+ companies, begins certification programmes

Google has commenced its certification programme that will train candidates for entry-level jobs in data analytics, project management, user experience (UX) design and so...

Google to enhance Workspace for frontline and healthcare workers

Google will update its productivity software, Workspace, so that frontline employees —retail and healthcare — and remote workers can be served better, given that...

TalentSprint and Google’s 3rd cohort to nurture 500 women engineers

TalentSprint, educational technology platform and NSE group company, has announced that the third cohort of the pioneering Women Engineers Programme, or WE, with support...

Google fires yet another staff scientist, appoints new supervisor

Google has fired its scientist, Margaret Mitchell for violating the Company’s code of conduct and security policies. The Company has alleged that she moved...

Unhappy with treatment of Black co-workers, 2 Googlers quit

Engineering director, David Baker, has worked for Google for 16 years, while Vinesh Kannan, was a software engineer. Both have chosen not to work...

$2.6 mn in back pay, $3.8 mn in settlement by Google

A compliance audit a few years ago had brought to light that Google had been underpaying its women employees and was discriminating against Asians...

Post unionisation, Google to keep a watch on employees’ e-mails

Close on the heels of the formation of the Alphabet Workers Union, Google is reportedly asking employees to watch out for “disruptive” language in...

200 Googlers in the US get together to form union

Over 200 employees of Google in the US and its parent company, Alphabet, have come together to form a union, which will be open...

Google staff can get tested for COVID, every week, for free

Google may end up spending over four million dollars a week on free COVID tests for its 90,000-strong workforce in the US, if all...

Google extends WFH till Sept 2021, to test ‘flexible work week’

Google has announced that its employees will work remotely till September 2021. Clearly, the Company has realised that the pandemic is in no hurry...

Google in the dock for forcing Black tech co-lead to resign

Over 1,400 members of Google’s workforce have come together to protest the firing of Timnit Gebru, technical co-lead at the technology company’s ethical artificial...

Google accused of violating US labour laws, spying on staff

National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) is gearing to file a complaint against Google for violating US labour laws. The multinational tech company has been...

Google to set up DEI Advisory Council, will strengthen D&I agenda

Taking forward its commitment to making the workplace more friendly and to uphold its D&I agenda, Google will set up a Diversity, Equity and...

Google to ensure content moderation on internal message boards

After noticing that its employees have been sharing their opinions generously on its internal message boards — Dory and Memegen — while working from...

Google staff get additional day off as ‘collective wellbeing’ holiday

As employee burnout has become more prevalent during the pandemic, Google’s idea of declaring September 4 as a one-time paid holiday for its employees...

Google employees oppose tech sales to the police dept

More than 1600 Google employees have, in a signed letter to the CEO, Sundar Pichai, asked the Company to end the sale of its...

Google shows commitment to racial equity, announces $175 million in support

Amidst protests against racial injustice, many companies are trying to bring out a meaningful change in their policies to protect Black employees, who have...

AWS employee sued for joining Google

Brian Hall, who worked with Amazon’s cloud business, Amazon Web Service (AWS), has been sued by his former employer for joining competitor, Google Cloud. Amazon...

Google to reopen offices with 10% staff on July 6, will...

Google employees who are working from home have been directed to join offices on July 6, considering the external conditions. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google,...

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...

Google employees are mandated to work from home until June, 2020:...

Google employees, who are working remotely, have been directed to follow the same system of work until June 1, 2020, as there is no mention...

Sundar Pichai informs employees of plan to slow down hiring this...

It has not been an easy journey for IT firms struggling to combat the pandemic and ensure the well being of their employees and...

HR head of Google to move to new role

Eileen Naughton, chief of human resources, Google, is quitting to take on a new position, even while there is a growing conflict between the...

TripAdvisor plans to layoff 200

Close on the heels of the layoffs at Oyo, the online travel information providing company, TripAdvisor, is also planning to downsize. About 200 employees...

Sundar Pichai to take home $242 million as salary package and...

Sundar Pichai, who is now CEO, Alphabet Inc. too, will be receiving an annual salary of more than $242 million, including performance-based stock awards...

Lawsuit accuses Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell, Tesla of abetting use of...

A lawsuit filed in Washington, by International Rights Advocates, is demanding damages from some of the big names in the technology space, including Google,...

Google under inspection by the NLRB for firing four employees

In a recent turn of events, the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) of the US has officially begun its inquiry into Google’s practices following...

Google accused of firing employees for speaking out

Four employees of Google, who recently got terminated, will be filing charges against the Company alleging unfair labour practices. They believe they were fired...

Google staff question company’s accountability and transparency

On 22 November, Friday, around 200 employees staged a protest against Google’s alleged attempts to silence the workforce. The American multinational technology company recently...

Google terminates employee for leaking official documents to media

Taking strict action against its employees for violating company policy and participating in activism at work, Google has terminated one employee and sent two...

Google employees accuse employer of monitoring their meeting requests

Google is again making headlines with its operations and policies. Its employees have alleged that an internal surveillance tool developed by the Company is...

How personalised & curated digital learning is the recipe for successful...

Personalised and curated digital learning can help create time-efficient, relevant and targeted corporate training programmes. In an evolving business landscape, learning and development (L&D) and...

Make mental health a part of your return-to-work plan

While people typically tend to resent change, the past year and a half has been fraught with changes and challenges, which were unavoidable. We...

Competing with Self

Job seekers can stay in Germany for 6 months to hunt...

The job-seeker visa for the Country is a long-term residency permit, which allows applicants six months to hunt for a job, and grants them...

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Government offices to be operational on Saturdays: Kerala government

Following the marginal improvement in the pandemic situation, the Kerala state government has decided to ease COVID-19 restrictions further. Government offices will now function...

1,272 youth benefit from Ludhiana job fair

Job fairs are taking place across Punjab giving hope to thousands of aspirants. The mega job fair organised by the District Bureau of Employment...

Amazon launches virtual recruiter for better candidate experience

Amazon has launched virtual recruiter, Alexa Skill, which will help prospective candidates looking to work with the e-commerce company, get information about the Amazon’s...

Smallcase offers remote work, flexitime, WFH allowance to staff

Employees of smallcase, the capital markets-focused fintech startup, will now enjoy more flexibility and work-life balance. Keeping the best interest of its employees in...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...