Tag: lockdown

Toyota’s suppliers ask employees to take leave due to lockdown impact

Due to global chip shortage and impact of China's COVID 19 lockdown, there has been a fall in production levels at automakers such as...

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....

As the pandemic drama unfolds, the spotlight is on HR

The role of an HR professional has traditionally been a supportive one, like that of a personnel officer, handling administrative and backend activities. In...

Telecom contract jobs to increase with launch of 5G

With the Department of Telecom (DoT) approving applications of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and other telecom companies to begin 5G trials in...

BigBasket, Grofers on hiring spree

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic in India, more people are relying on online purchase of essentials. Quite naturally, logistics firms and online...

5-day closure at Tata Motors plant in Jamshedpur

Tata Motors has shut down its plant at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand — which manufactures trucks, buses and heavy commercial vehicles — for five days, starting...

Indian banks pay with lives of staff to ensure smooth service...

Banks, considered to be an essential service, were open even during the lockdown — be it in the first wave or second wave of...

Hero MotoCorp shuts operations due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Hero MotoCorp has announced the shutdown of its manufacturing plants. The decision has been taken by the management due to the surge in Covid-19...

All offices in Maha closed, 100% WFH for staff

With the number of COVID cases rising across the country, the state of Maharashtra seems to be the worst hit. With 57,000 cases being...

Germany’s anti-COVID restrictions may lead to job loss of about 2,50,000

In Germany, with the latest round of lockdown being clamped from December 16 to January 10, about 2,50,000 jobs are at risk. Considering that...

Britain revives 80% wage subsidy, lockdown till December 2

In March, the British government had rolled out a wage subsidy scheme wherein employees who had been temporary rendered jobless due to the pandemic...

Cipla is future ready after 2020’s onslaught of challenges

By the time the first lockdown was announced in India, on March 24, 2020, most multinational corporations in the country had already felt the...

Tata Steel freezes lateral hiring, continues campus recruitment

Tata Steel has put a freeze on lateral hiring for the coming months, while it continues to honour prior commitments made to students on...

“We are now trying to adapt to WFH”: SVP-HR, Vistara

Of all the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation has been the hardest hit. With travel restrictions, grounded fleets, benched staff, schedule uncertainties,...

HSBC revives layoff plan put on hold due to lockdown

In February, HSBC had announced a job cut of 35,000. In 2019, Europe’s largest bank had reported a 33 per cent fall in pre-tax...

Sahara employees get increments, promotions

While most businesses are imposing pay cuts and even laying off employees to stay afloat amidst the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

15,000 BEST staff absent from duty get no salary for May

More than 15,000 Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) staffers have received no salary for the month of May in lieu of the days...

How Crompton Greaves reskilled staff as per business needs during lockdown

Reskilling can be incredibly lucrative for just about any organisation—but it isn’t as easy as setting up a pipeline and funnelling as many people...

EPFO goes for automation, settles 36.02 lakh claims during lockdown

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), has been striving to ensure timely and effective delivery of service to its subscribers. Even during the lockdown,...

Private organisations cannot be forced to pay full wages: SC

The Supreme Court, on June 4, stopped the Government from taking any ‘coercive action’ against private companies who were unable to pay full wages...

FarEye expands workforce by over 12% during lockdown

FarEye, the logistics SaaS platform for predictive visibility, has expanded its team by more than 12 per cent, by hiring remotely during the lockdown....

How Tata Group kept the learning curve up during lockdown

It all started on March 11, when the management of Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), faced with a never-before challenge, decided to conduct a...

At JLL India, employees have the option to work from office

While work-from-home (WFH) was the sought after option by employees in the past, in the new normal, employees at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) India...

How different is Ugam, an analytics company’s virtual onboarding

Analytics company, Ugam, a subsidiary of the Merkle Group, has recently onboarded 47 employees as part of its global hiring process. It started its...

“At Ajanta-Orpat, we don’t cut salaries for being out of business...

Ajanta-Orpat Group, manufacturer of clocks, fans and calculators, has been paying full salaries to its employees with zero layoffs, despite a halt in production...

Amazon announces 50,000 seasonal jobs in India

While most companies are downsizing due to the impact of the pandemic on businesses, e-commerce company, Amazon India, has offered some hope. It will...

Google employees  protest against mass layoffs

Google, the tech giant, recently fired approximately 12,000 employees in January, which resulted in protests from workers in both the US coasts. The workers...

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Increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable: French Labour Minister 

On February 1, 2023, the French Labour Minister, Oliver Dussopt, declared that the increase in retirement age to 64 is unalterable. This statement came...

How laid-off tech talent can be leveraged by non-tech sectors

In recent months, the tech industry has seen a significant number of layoffs as companies adjust to the economic impact of the pandemic. While...

Has Apple violated US Labour Laws?

A US labour agency’s investigations have revealed that the workplace policies at Apple do not encourage employees to discuss their working conditions. The National Labour...

Creative Synergies gets Sujendra GS as vice president-HR 

Creative Synergies Group, a global digital innovation solution provider, appoints Sujendra GS, vice president, human resources. GS moves from LTIMindtree where he was leading...

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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...