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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,...

PayPal and Microsoft offer unique holiday season gift to young parents

The holiday season is full of stress for young parents. Along with having to work, they have to think of buying gifts and also...

Women form 37% of leadership and 29.2% of workforce at Microsoft

According to Microsoft’s Diversity and Inclusion Report 2019, 29.2 per cent of its global workforce comprises women. The figure has increased by 1.2 percentage...

CEO of Microsoft gets 66% salary increment

CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has got a 66 per cent hike in total compensation, that is, a total salary of $42.9 million in...

Madhav Vamsi follows his passion, joins Aibono

Madhav Vamsi has joined agri tech firm, Aibono, as the head of people and community. The firm builds technologies that empower farmers by giving...

Microsoft and Telangana government will together empower women

Microsoft has tied up with the Telangana government’s Women Entrepreneurs Hub (WE Hub) to help women of the region focus on the designing and...

Employee activism is reaching serious levels

Sit-outs and protests amongst the labour class in the manufacturing units are not new to businesses. Through these protests the workers either raise their...

Microsoft’s new AI digital labs will make Indian students future ready

Microsoft is all set to contribute in a big way in creating a future ready workforce in India. The Company will launch ten artificial...

AI will cause two-fold increase in employee productivity in India by...

A report by Microsoft reveals that in two years, India will witness a two times increase in employee productivity due to businesses adopting artificial...

Employees’ e-mail chain reveals shocking cases of harassment at Microsoft

An internal e-mail chain has been doing the rounds at Microsoft detailing incidents of sexual harassment within the organisation. The e-mail that is more...

Microsoft staff seeks abandonment of $480 million US Army contract

Employees at Microsoft have demanded that the Company reject a $480 million contract with the US Army, which involves creating versions of its HoloLens...

Training on AI for 5 lakh youth by Microsoft India

In accordance with the climbing demand for the latest technologies in India, Microsoft India is all set to upskill approx. 10,000 of its developers....

LinkedIn acquires Glint, to offer better, insightful and actionable feedback

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn — the web- and mobile-based business and employment-oriented service — has announced its acquisition of Glint, which is a California-based organisation that...

Rachna Mukherjee: The techno-HR mind

Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric, an engineer turned HR professional, has stayed relevant and crucial for the business, even without a formal degree in HR. There was a role in HR, in a newly-launched telecom company, that completely gelled with her profile. She took it up as a challenge, and has never ever regretted doing so. 

Nadella responds to employee criticism of its contract with ICE

More than 100 employees sent a letter asking leadership to cancel the nearly Rs. 136 crore contract with the federal agency. 

Microsoft extends returnship to women

Microsoft’s diversity initiative, Leap, is now being extended to women who want to return to work - women who had paused their careers to raise children or care for loved ones.

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Unilever amongst the top employer brands in India:...

The sector-specific winners for the most attractive employers this year are Tata Consultancy Services for IT, Larsen & Toubro for infrastructure & construction, and Hindustan Unilever for FMCG.

Madhav Vamsi joins Swiggy as head-talent and culture

Before joining Microsoft in September 2016, Vamsi had a two-year stint at Flipkart as the campus head.

238 internal complaints on gender discrimination/sexual harassment at Microsoft

Attorneys are attempting to turn this into a class action lawsuit, covering over 8,000 women. 

IBM and Microsoft at loggerheads over chief diversity officer’s appointment

This shows the growing importance of diversity in businesses.

LinkedIn integrates with Microsoft to launch Resume Assistant

The tool will help create persuasive resumes by importing personalised insights from LinkedIn into MS Word.

Microsoft plans further layoffs

The company has shifted focus from its core business of Windows operating system to cloud computing and other digital technologies.

Microsoft offers four weeks paid family caregiver leave to employees globally

It now offers employee caregivers four weeks of paid leave plus eight weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Microsoft’s enhanced caregiver leave

The paternal leave benefits, increased with effect from April 21, includes paternity, adoption and surrogacy.

Microsoft’s Project Sangam to aid skilling and hiring in India

The learning platform blends together Microsoft’s cloud technologies and LinkedIn’s job-search capabilities.

Microsoft to cut 700 jobs as part of its previous announcement

The company is reportedly going to begin the trimming during its earnings call on 26 January.

Microsoft to train over a lakh professionals on cloud

Microsoft tied-up with Simplilearn, to build a talent pool of over one lakh next generation cloud professionals by 2020.

Flipkart’s campus recruitment head, Madhav Vamsi moves to Microsoft

Vamsi has joined Microsoft as the head of India University Relations. He spent two years at Flipkart.

Layoffs: Microsoft 4%; Flipkart 2%

While Microsoft wishes to focus on the phone hardware business, Flipkart states the need to do away with underperformers.

LinkedIn CEO assures staff of operational independence

Jeff Weiner has written to his staff that the two corporations are unique yet similar in terms of their mission and values, which was also one of the biggest drivers behind a unanimous agreement on this deal.

Microsoft doubles maternity leave in India

The move is aimed to boost a healthy and productive work environment as well as emotionally uplift the company’s workforce.

Accenture to simplify its performance review system

Global employers, such as Microsoft, Deloitte, Adobe, Medtronic and Gap have also transformed their performance-review processes.

 

Microsoft to layoff 7,800 people from phone business

The layoff is an outcome of its plan to restructure its phone hardware business to better focus and align resources.

SAP to have 1% autistic employees by 2020

The company plans to take the number of autistic individuals in its India office from ten to 20. 

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Organisations need to focus on ensuring that their women do not quit. Looks like women are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than men....

A cognitively diverse workforce is also a highly engaged one

The importance of hiring candidates who fit into the organisation’s culture is a topic that has been discussed by HR professionals for ages. Organisations...

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Many an employee has complained about boring meetings at the workplace. In fact, meetings are rarely looked forward to, especially if they happen very...

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The whites and blues of the gig workforce  

Gig workers are being hired for specialised jobs as well as for manual labour. The workforce of today is looking beyond tenure and jobs —...
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Namit Kharbanda is new director-HR, JW Marriott, Pune  

  Kharbanda, who used to work for Andaz Delhi, will now be heading all HR-related operations, such as recruitment, talent development policies, administration, compliance and...

Oyo’s hospitality partners panic due to layoffs

The hotel partners seem to have received no communication from OYO about its downsizing and are unable to contact the Company’s representatives either. Oyo’s recent...

More employment opportunities in the field of data science in India

About 1.5 lakh jobs will be available in the data science space this year. According to a recent study, India will offer 62 per cent...

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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...

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It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...