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Cutting 10,000 jobs; decisions are difficult, but necessary: Microsoft CEO

On January 18, 2023, Microsoft announced that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs by the end of the third quarter of 2023. In a...

Microsoft to lay off 11,000 employees amid global economic slowdown

Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly set to join the ongoing layoff season at technology companies, and is preparing to fire nearly 11,000 employees this...

Financial woes and remote work cause Microsoft and Meta to vacate...

Amid layoffs in the tech sector, two of the tech industry's biggest names, Microsoft and Meta, are vacating office spaces. According to a report...

Microsoft to give employees unlimited vacation days

Microsoft has announced a new policy called ‘Discretionary Time Off’ which will no longer require US employees to formally record vacation, as reported in...

Are layoffs justified in a business downturn?

Of late, headlines have been all about layoffs, downsizing and retrenchment. All the big tech firms— including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook’s parent company Meta and...

byteXL, Microsoft join hands to develop tech talent in Tier 2...

byteXL ? a Hyderabad-based experiential learning platform for those aspiring for IT careers ? has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft. This...

Microsoft to skill 45,000 women, youth in 3 years

To help take care of the skill gap in the field of cyber security, Microsoft has decided to skill 45,000 women under its CyberShikshaa...

Microsoft lays off about 1,000 employees

Taking into account business priorities, Microsoft has yet again decided to make some structural changes, and how! The tech major has laid off employees...

36% hybrid managers can’t trust employees to perform their best

The hybrid model of work has made it impossible for managers and leaders to check on their employees from time to time and ensure...

Microsoft, EnAble tie up to create jobs opps for PwDs

Microsoft and EnAble have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) wherein they will together create about one lakh job opportunities for persons with disabilities...

200 R&D employees of Microsoft asked to leave

Close on the heels of laying off 1800 employees as part of a restructuring exercise, Microsoft has reportedly laid off 200 more. This time, it...

LocoNav appoints Manav Jain as CHRO

LocoNav, the AI-driven full-stack ?eet software company, has appointed Manav Jain as chief human resource officer. In this role, Jain will be responsible for creating...

Abhijit Bhaduri to be part of talent, learning & insights team,...

Abhijit Bhaduri, who was once chief learning officer at Wipro from 2009 to 2016, has joined Microsoft’s talent, learning and insights team, at the...

Salary of over Rs 1 crore offered to VIT students

Motorq, a connected-car data and analytics software platform, has offered an annual salary package of Rs 1.02 crores to two students of the Vellore...

Placement news from across India

At the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, the placement process for the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has been successfully...

Microsoft’s ‘realignment’ exercise results in 1% reduction in headcount

That the economic environment is unfavourable is clear now, with even Microsoft downsizing. The tech major has cut 1,800 jobs as part of an endeavour...

These companies are hiring employees laid off by Tesla

Since Tesla has been downsizing its workforce, other companies in similar domains have been keen to hire these laid off employees. As per a...

Microsoft’s APAC Enabler Mentorship Programme reaches 9 countries

Microsoft’s special mentoring scheme — the APAC Enabler Mentorship Programme — which focusses on making people with disabilities (PwDs) in the Asia Pacific (APAC)...

Microsoft slows down hiring

Microsoft will be slowing down its hiring at the Company for its Windows, Office and Teams software groups. The Company has clarified that this...

Microsoft to hike pay, annual stock options

Given the volatility of the labour market, Microsoft has decided to make long-term investments in its employees. It has almost doubled its budget for...

100% placements at IIM Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) reported 100 per cent placements at the final placements week, and that too just three days into...

Microsoft looking for freshers for software engineer positions

Microsoft is looking to hire software engineers for its offices in India. Freshers who have scored at least CGPA of 7.5 out of 10...

Microsoft offices to open on February 28

Considering the availability and accessibility of vaccines, increasing rate of vaccination and the improving conditions in terms of the COVID situation, Microsoft has decided...

OYO hires Satyadeep Mishra as CHRO for international markets

OYO has appointed Satyadeep Mishra, as the CHRO for its technology, product, shared services and international markets teams. His appointment comes at a time...

ZingHR gets $10 mn in funds from Tata Capital Growth Fund...

ZingHR, the Microsoft-accelerated HR tech startup, has managed to receive funds to the tune of US$10 million from Tata Capital Growth Fund II, the...

Microsoft acquires Ally.io, the OKR startup

Microsoft has acquired Ally.io, a start-up that produces software to help companies track their progress in terms of objectives and key goals or results....

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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Niren Srivastava appointed group CHRO, Motilal Oswal Financial Services

Having begun his professional journey with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance in 2005, as deputy manager – HR, Niren Srivastava spent two years there before...

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...

Frustration among HPSSC staff over delayed salaries

The employees of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission in Hamirpur are frustrated with the state government's lack of action in providing their salary...

Bangladesh Government to review salary for garment workers

The Bangladesh government is preparing to evaluate the minimum monthly salary for garment workers. The Department of Labour, under the Ministry of Labour and...

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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...