Tag: lockdown

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...

How DCB bank is powering through the COVID crisis

Mumbai-based DCB Bank has organised a slew of activities to keep its employees engaged and motivated. One of the first things that DCB bank did...

Jindal steels itself and powers through the lockdown

For the management at Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL), the need to build a business continuity plan and have disaster-response protocols in...

How to make learning more engaging

Ever since the lockdown that relegated employees to their homes, there has been an overemphasis on learning and upskilling for the workforce. While the...

A teacher’s work life during lockdown

During an online class, a student of Seth Anandaram Japuria School, Lucknow, happened to confront his teacher, “I have this wandering fear building up...

Should employees ‘cope or quit’ in times of crisis?

Jumping from one employer to another always requires some legwork and adjustments. But doing so during a pandemic can prove extremely challenging. While some...

NCDEX goes for ‘relevant upskilling’ during lockdown

Employees at the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) are regularly attending in-house learning sessions, through webinars on agricultural economy, product knowledge and other...

Axis Bank will continue WFH post lifting of lockdown

Axis Bank is gearing to open its offices in three phases, post lifting of lockdown, starting from May 17. Interestingly, it plans to continue...

Low cash flow in health sector may invite pay-cuts

In an unfortunate turn of events, the heroes fighting the virus on the frontlines every day may have to succumb to pay cuts, deferred...

Over 18.5 lakh employed in Chhattisgarh under MNREGA, despite lockdown

While more than 77.85 lakh workers have managed to receive a source of livelihood under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA)...

RBS India elevates Maneesh Menda to HR head

Maneesh Menda has been elevated as RBS India’s HR head. Menda will step in for Anuranjita Kumar, who quit in December 2019. Prior to this,...

Hiring post lockdown: ‘Attitude’ could score over ‘Aptitude’

While hiring is slow, it’s obvious that companies will hire only for critical talent. This means, aptitude will be important. However, what could be...

Bajaj Auto resorts to cost cutting, deducts 10% salary till May...

While many Indian companies are laying off their employees in the name of cost cutting, Bajaj Auto has announced a deduction of 10 per...

Why ‘upskilling’ is such a ‘faff’ during lockdown?

The lockdown due to coronavirus has given us quite a few ‘jargons’, and one of them is ‘upskilling’. It is common for pundits to...

Centre may introduce ordinance to raise working hours

It is reported that the Central government may introduce an ordinance that will allow the state governments to increase the working hours of employees....

Unemployment rate increases by 15 percentage points after lockdown: CMIE

For the first time, the labour participation rate (LPR) in India has fallen below the 42 per cent mark, resting at 41.90 per cent...

Life in the time of lockdown for HR leaders – A...

When reality hits hard, we all get accustomed to the most unexpected situations that come our way. Almost two weeks into the lockdown, each...

FICCI seeks legal opinion on paying full wages amidst lockdown

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has been seeking legal opinion on whether organisations are bound by law to provide...

How should employees keep themselves off the layoff list

The lockdown across the world is expected to have a cascading effect on jobs. Though most companies are tight-lipped on layoffs to avoid any...

Salaries to be disbursed in 2 installments: Maharashtra Government

In view of the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown, Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced on March 31, that...

Online grocers and pharmacies are hiring delivery personnel

Faced with acute shortage of labour, e-commerce firms are struggling with timely deliveries. Online grocers and pharmacies are on a hiring spree. They are...

UNITE demands 6-hour work day for IT staff amid lockdown

The Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) has sought the fulfilment of certain demands by the state governments and the Centre. The first...

Business continuity during lockdown — IT services face challenges

For any IT services company, there are three stakeholders – the organisation, the employee and the customer. In a best-case scenario, all three agree...

Imarticus Learning offers free courses to professionals to update their skills...

With the 21-day lockdown across the country and employees working from home, many professionals find they have a lot of time on their hands....

Ministry of Labour and Employment advisory protects jobs, advocates ‘work from...

With the Government declaring a lockdown in many cities, it is natural for employees unable to report for duty to worry about their salaries...

Private employees to get full salary during Delhi lockdown

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while announcing the Delhi lockdown, has also directed that all private companies will have to consider their employees to be...

Leadership wellness coaching – Just what your organisation needs today!

It has been a year since the world was hit by the pandemic, consequent lockdowns, lifestyle changes and new ways of working! Everything as...

Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

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PhonePe takes the first step towards upholding its D&I agenda

Most organisations keep talking about diversity and inclusion, but very few actually take concrete actions to make it possible. PhonePe, India’s prominent digital payments...

Even CXOs can feel stagnated in their career

It's common for mid-level managers to feel stuck and stagnated, when they can’t foresee any further growth path. In some cases, existing jobs are...

Centre approves 16% hike for LIC staff

More than one lakh employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will receive 16 per cent hike in wages, as approved by the...

“Business will have to learn to manage polarity,” Abhijit Bhaduri

  2020: What to learn – what to erase In 2020, the boon in disguise was that the employers had to make investments and connect the...

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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...
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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...