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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....

Microsoft ties up with Ministry of Labour & Employment to skill...

Microsoft India has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham - a collaborative digital skills training...

Microsoft hires 35 MIT students at Rs 44 lakh package

Thirty-five students of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) have bagged jobs with Microsoft at an annual salary package of Rs 44 lakhs. Offers were...

Employee interaction significantly down: Microsoft remote-work study

A study on the communication habits of Microsoft employees pointed to the lack of inter-team communication in the work- from-home era. The survey that...

Microsoft, Ed4All tie up with NIOS to make open schoolers employable

Microsoft and Ed4All — the education SaaS platform powered by a partnership with Microsoft — have tied up with the National Institute of Open...

Facebook staff to work from home till January 2022

Facebook has no plans to get its employees to return to office before January 2022. Earlier, in June, the tech company had said it...

Testbook to tie up with universities and IITs for job-prep programme

Testbook.com, the Indian government job preparation ed-tech platform, will now offer a 360-degree ‘’Skilled Campus Programme’ for students, across over 50 universities and colleges,...

$1,500 bonus for 1.75 lakh+ Microsoft employees

A pandemic bonus of $1,500 has been announced by Microsoft for all its employees, as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work amidst...

Rohit Thakur, Paytm’s CHRO, quits

Paytm is seeking approval for its approaching IPO at a meeting, ahead of which it has witnessed major changes in its Board. Rohit Thakur,...

Japan’s economic policy recommends 4-day work week

The new economic policy of Japan, released recently, suggests that employers adopt a four-day work week so that employees find time to fulfil their...

Rashmi Vikram appointed chief equity officer – APAC, at Dentsu International

Dentsu International has appointed Rashmi Vikram as its chief equity officer for APAC. Vikram moves from Microsoft, where she was group diversity & inclusivity...

Shilpa Bidathanapalli appointed VP-HR, CNSI

CNSI, the global innovative healthcare management solutions provider, has appointed Shilpa Bidathanapalli as vice president - human resources, for its operations in Chennai, India....

Microsoft offers Rs 2 crore package to Hyderabad software dev engineer

Narkuti Deepti, from Hyderabad, has managed to get a job as a software development engineer at Microsoft, in the US. She will be paid...

Bill Gates quit Microsoft board due to investigations into an affair

In 2020, board members at Microsoft decided that it would be inappropriate for Bill Gates, co-founder of the Company, to continue in his position...

Metros accounted for 86,000+ active job openings in April

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic that has taken the country by surprise, the top five metros —Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai—...

DXC Technology to hire 7,000 from Indian campuses in 2021

American information technology firm, DXC Technology, will hire 7,000 freshers from campuses in India this year. Given the rise in demand for talent, the...

Microsoft, Bank of America prepare for ‘return to office’

Many companies in the US are seriously working on their ‘return to office’ strategies. Bank of America Corp. has hired about 1,800 freshers from...

Microsoft-LinkedIn collaboration equips 3 mn Indians with digital skills

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn have together managed to help over 30 million people acquire digital skills, across 249 countries and territories. Interestingly, of these,...

61% of GenZ are struggling, and so are 56% of working...

We all know the past year was a struggle for most people.Workers across ranks struggled with uncertainty, job cuts and pay cuts. However, interestingly,...

TalentSprint and Google’s 3rd cohort to nurture 500 women engineers

TalentSprint, educational technology platform and NSE group company, has announced that the third cohort of the pioneering Women Engineers Programme, or WE, with support...

Vandalism at Wistron plant, thousands of iPhones stolen by agitated workers

Wistron’s iPhone-manufacturing plant in Kolar, Karnataka, witnessed violence on December 12, when more than a 1000 disgruntled workers, angry over non-payment of salary and...

Microsoft hiring 200 engineers at Dublin campus

Microsoft’s new engineering hub at its Leopardstown Campus, is looking for 200 engineers. The fresh hires will join the 600- strong team of working...

Microsoft-NSDC tie-up to offer digital skills to 1 lakh women

Microsoft has joined hands with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill over one lakh underserved women in India over the next 10...

Microsoft makes return to office optional for most employees

Microsoft plans to let most of its workforce work remotely at least for half their weekly working hours, even after offices begin to reopening,...

Microsoft-Nasscom tie up to skill 10 lakh students in AI

Microsoft and Nasscom Future Skills have collaborated to roll out an initiative that will equip about 10 lakh students with skills in artificial intelligence...

New Microsoft Program to Help Develop the Quantum Computing Workforce of...

Microsoft is creating a new program to build quantum computing skills and capabilities in the academic community in India.  As part of this initiative,...

ByteDance freezes hiring, reassigns senior roles in India

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has put a stop to hiring and is trying to reallocate roles of senior managers in its India...

Microsoft pools resources to help 25 mn people acquire new-age skills

In response to the global economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has announced a new global skills initiative, which aims to...

Uttar Pradesh to get Microsoft campus, will employ 4,000

In a bid to attract foreign investment, Uttar Pradesh has managed to reach an agreement with Microsoft, wherein the multinational technology company will set...

Microsoft and SBI collaborate to make the differently-abled employable

Microsoft has entered into a partnership with the State Bank of India (SBI) Foundation to train more than 500 differently-abled people and help them...

Microsoft’s new R&D hub to offer job opportunities to engineers in...

Microsoft will soon be unveiling its third research and development (R&D) centre in India, at Noida. The Centre will create thousands of job opportunities...

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...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Poland gets new LTTS R&D centre, local engineering talent to be...

Larsen & Toubro Technology Services (LTTS), the global engineering services company, has launched its new engineering, research and development (ER&D) centre in Krakow, Poland....

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Calcutta HC sacks education minister’s daughter, asks her to return salary

A petition was filed by a candidate, Babita Sarkar, at the Calcutta High Court, claiming that her candidature was set aside in favour of...

Adda247 offers ‘recharge’ leaves, unlimited sick leaves

Adda247, the Indian vernacular test-prep platform, has updated its leave policy, to offer unlimited sick leaves to employees recovering from long illnesses, accidents and...

‘Time to create digital leaders”: Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra at IFTDO World Conference and Exhibition

‘Strategies for an agile work culture’ was the central theme of the HR World Conference that took place at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The International...

Medi Assist helps women relaunch their careers

Medi Assist recently launched a programme called Medi Akanksha, to help women who have taken a professional sabbatical or career break, to relaunch their...

DIALOGUE

“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...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...