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Kerala IT firms opt for long tests over traditional hiring methods

Discarding conventional hiring methods, information technology (IT) firms in Kerala are going for tests suited to the modern digital era, to gauge the suitability...

ASHA workers protest nationwide for better support, wages

National Health Mission (NHM) employees and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in Kerala are protesting over the delay in releasing Rs 820 crore...

Kerala government announces salary boost for 60,000 anganwadi workers

On 28 January 2024, the Government of Kerala declared an increase in salary for around 60,000 Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state. K...

Kerala govt warns of pay deductions as staff prepares to strike

A faction of state government employees, backed by opposition employee unions, plans to go on strike to protest the delayed disbursement of dearness allowance...

KSRTC resolves pending dues dispute

KSRTC has decided to finally clear the payment dues of July by August 22. The timing coincides with Onam. Previously, the Indian National Trade...

Kerala HC rules that gratuity should be calculated based on date...

The Kerala High Court ruled that the maximum amount of gratuity payable to an employee should be determined based on the date when the...

KSRTC employees plan strike over salary disbursement

Employees of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) are planning to go on strike in response to the government's decision to pay their...

Swiggy employees in Kochi continue strike demanding better pay

Employees of Swiggy, the food-delivery app, have been on a long strike in Kochi, Kerala, demanding better pay, amongst other things. Presently being paid at...

Kerala, J&K, Tamil Nadu offered best daily wage rate to workers...

As per the data revealed in a statistics handbook released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Tamil...

Employees in Kerala allege Byju’s made them resign forcefully

On 25 October, 2022, a group of employees from the Thiruvananthapuram branch of Byju’s in Kerala met V Sivankutty, labour minister of Kerala with...

Upgrading skills will be focus of Kerala’s draft industrial policy

With the aim of creating jobs and retaining talent, Kerala has unveiled its draft industrial policy. The focus of the Policy is on upgrading...

Strikes and protests in India and the US

There seems to be no dearth of disgruntled employees, especially in the healthcare sector, not just in India but abroad too. In Kerala, doctors employed...

Strict surveillance in Kerala to prevent illegal recruitment

Announcing the launch of ‘Operation Shubhayatra’, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the initiative is part of the measures taken to keep...

Kerala govt to roll out health insurance plan for its employees...

The state government of Kerala has launched a health insurance scheme for its employees. Named as MEDISEP (Medical Insurance Scheme for State Employees), the...

Kerala’s Social Justice Department to skill transgender people

The Sakalyam project launched by the Social Justice Department of Kerala is aimed at providing skills to transgender people so that they are able...

Locus appoints Anshu Singh as VP-HR

Locus, a global logistic solutions company, has announced the appointment of Anshu Singh as its VP & global Head of human resource. Singh carries...

Kerala government jobs only for those proficient in Malayalam

All Malayalis keen to take up a government job in Kerala will now have to clear a mandatory Malayalam language proficiency test, which is...

No more work-from-home for Kerala state government employees

Kerala state government has become one of the first Indian states to revoke the work-from-home option for certain categories of their employees. The government had...

Kerala signs MoU with Germany; 10, 000 jobs for nurses will...

The Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) has signed an MoU with the German Federal Employment Agency to hire nurses from Kerala. The Agency...

QuEST Global to hire 3000 plus employees in Kerala

QuEST Global, the global product engineering services company will hire 3,000 engineers in Kerala in the next two years, as part of its plans...

Salary woes across the country

In Kerala, aided school teachers are paying a heavy price for a technical snag. The Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) has...

Vijayamohini Textile Mills workers protest, urge Centre to resume operations

Vijayamohini Textile Mills, which comes under the Union Textile Ministry, has been operating on and off since the pandemic struck about 18 months ago....

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...

Amazon launches 2 all-women delivery stations in Kerala

Amazon India has launched two delivery stations in Kerala, which will be operated by a 100 per cent all- women team. The stations, at...

Royal Caribbean Cruises stalls India hiring amidst surge in COVID cases

Citing the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in India, Royal Caribbean Cruises has temporarily suspended its plans to hire from India. According...

State governments announce restrictions, leaves for staff amidst surging cases

Various state governments are issuing their own restrictions and orders to try and curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. In Kerala, the state...

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...

Google terminates 28 employees over Israel protests

Google terminated 28 employees following protests staged by a small group of Alphabet workers against the tech giant's collaboration with Israel. The protests, which...

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US, Japan to boost Philippines semiconductor workforce

Pledging to nurture talent and foster innovation, the US, Japan and the Philippines unveiled a bold collaboration. The move aims to propel the Philippines...

‘Jensen special grant’ for Nvidia employees

Nvidia, the chip making firm, is sharing its profits with its employees and how! It is giving its employees a special one-time grant of...

Take-Two to let go 5% of workforce

Take-Two Interactive Software, the video-gaming company that publishes the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ franchise, has trimmed its workforce by five per cent. That means, about...
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Google terminates 28 employees over Israel protests

Google terminated 28 employees following protests staged by a small group of Alphabet workers against the tech giant's collaboration with Israel. The protests, which...

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