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Microsoft employees’ video on office perks grabs eyeballs

It is clear that Microsoft believes in pampering its employees. The Hyderabad facility of Microsoft, spread over 54 acres of land, is known not...

Microsoft, TNS India launch green skilling programme for youth employability

Microsoft and TNS India Foundation have partnered to launch Microsoft Learning Labs, equipping youth with essential green skills for employability in the sustainable sector....

Microsoft’s gaming division to let go 1,900

About 1,900 employees will be rendered jobless at Microsoft’s gaming division. This division’s success can be measured by the popularity of Activision Blizzard, ZeniMax...

Bill Gates used to check parking lots for employee attendance

Microsoft, which occupies the top spot in the Forbes' 2023 list of best employers, recently came into the limelight for its workplace- management strategies...

Tech giants plummet in Glassdoor’s best places to work ranking

The lustre of Silicon Valley appears to be losing its shine, reflected in the latest Glassdoor ‘Best Places to Work’ list. Once-venerated tech titans...

Microsoft to train 1 lakh developers in India on AI tech...

Microsoft announced a new programme called AI Odyssey, which is aimed at training one lakh developers in India on the latest artificial intelligence (AI)...

LTIMindtree & Microsoft collaborate to engage employees with AI-powered apps

LTIMindtree is teaming up with Microsoft to introduce new AI-powered employee-engagement apps. LTIMindtree is a Mumbai-based Indian IT services and consulting company. The company's innovative...

OpenAI employees threaten to quit & join former CEO at Microsoft

The termination of Salm Altman, CEO, OpenAI by the board members of the company hasn’t gone down well with the employees. Over 500 of...

Microsoft gets OpenAI’s ousted CEO to head inhouse AI unit

There was quite a stir at OpenAI when Sam Altman, former CEO of the firm was unceremoniously removed from his post by the board...

Infosys, Microsoft collaborate to harness power of generative AI

Operational efficiency, reduced turnaround times, secure investments, and innovative business models. These will be outcome of the Infosys and Microsoft tie-up. The collaboration comes...

Microsoft hires student from AITH at Rs 50 lakh a year

Srijan Agarwal, BTech student of computer science at the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped (AITH), Kanpur, has bagged a job with Microsoft...

Microsoft introduces secret performance-rating system for managers

Microsoft has introduced a discreet employee performance-rating system known as ‘impact descriptors,’ designed exclusively for managers' use and not disclosed to employees. These ratings...

SkyKick has reduced headcount by 140

SkyKick, the Microsoft cloud tools vendor, has had to take the difficult decision of reducing its workforce size by about 140 employees, globally, with...

Johanna Jackman appointed CPO, Freshworks

Freshworkes has roped in Johanna Jackman to take on the role of chief people officer. Backed by over two decades of rich experience, Jackman was...

Genpact & Microsoft collaborate on AI tools for enterprise innovation ...

Genpact, a global professional services firm dedicated to driving transformative outcomes for businesses, has announced a collaborative partnership with Microsoft. This collaboration enables Genpact's...

1000 job cuts at Microsoft in past week

During the past week, Microsoft took measures to reduce its workforce by 1,000 employees, mainly focusing on the sales and customer service departments. These...

Fresh round of layoffs at Microsoft; 276 employees to lose jobs

Technology giant Microsoft, headquartered in Washington State, has decided to lay off 276 employees, primarily from its customer service, support, and sales teams. The...

Free generative AI courses from Microsoft-LinkedIn collaboration

Microsoft has joined hands with LinkedIn to offer free introductory courses on generative artificial intelligence (AI). The AI Skill Initiative is part of Microsoft’s...

TCS to train 25,000 employees in Azure Open AI

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT company, is planning to give training to 25,000 employees in Azure Open AI, a cloud platform from Microsoft.  The...

A ‘thank you’ note that didn’t go down well

When Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, wrote a note of appreciation for his employees, little did he realise that many may not take it positively....

Inefficient meetings are top productivity disruptors: Report

According to the 'Work Trend Index: Annual Report' by Microsoft, productivity is being hampered primarily due to inefficient meetings. When asked to rank various factors...

Microsoft, MSDE tie up to train youth in digital, cybersecurity skills

Microsoft has entered into an agreement with the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), to offer training to...

Nuance Communications, Microsoft’s healthcare AI arm, announces job cut plans

After being acquired by Microsoft for $19.7 billion, Nuance Communications, a speech-recognition company, is making job cuts to shift its focus towards the healthcare...

31% business leaders want AI to increase productivity

Amidst all this talk of artificial intelligence set to eat up jobs, here’s a study that reveals how employees and business leaders are keen...

No hikes for Microsoft’s full-time staff this year?

With an aim to invest in long-term opportunity, Microsoft is trying to align its spending with revenue and customer demand. As part of this...

Microsoft offers Rs 67 lakh annual CTC to IIM Sambalpur student

Avni Malhotra of IIM Sambalpur managed to bag a job at Microsoft at an annual CTC of Rs 67.60 lakh. The placement season saw...

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...

‘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...

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Google revamps internal message board amid Gaza conflict tensions

Google’s once freewheeling internal message board, Memegen, is undergoing a change. The platform, a haven for employee memes and commentary for over a decade,...

680 from Novartis’ Swiss and American teams to be let go

About 680 people will be rendered jobless at Novartis’ offices in the US and Switzerland. While 440 roles will be eliminated in Switzerland over...

Zee Entertainment’s overhaul; layoffs for leaner operations

In an effort to cut costs and streamline its operations, Zee Entertainment is set to undergo a significant restructuring. The decision will impact an...
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Singularity to cut 35% roles

Singularity 6, a Los-Angeles- based game studio, has announced a significant reduction in its workforce, with approximately one third of its staff being laid...

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Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

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....
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