Tag: Microsoft

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...

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.

How personalised learning can transform capability development in 2021

According to the World Economic Forum, there is a fierce urgency for reskilling in the world, as over one billion jobs have been transformed...

Dilemmas and decision making – How coaching can help leaders at...

Leaders, especially, talented and competent ones, are critical for organisations. They perform well under pressure and willingly step up when required to shoulder a...

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Upraised to upskill youth through internship programme

Upraised, the ed-tech startup focused on upskilling students and professionals, has launched its ‘Embark Internship Programme 2021’ to help college students bag internships with...

WizKlub sees a 30% student growth rate in a month and plans to hire...

Bengaluru, 29 July, 2021: WizKlub, a k-12 focussed ed-tech startup that builds skills for future careers, has on boarded an increased number of students...

HR should deal with personal biases during inclusive hiring

The year was 2006. Ravi Mishra, now senior VP, Aditya Birla Group, had to hire a site engineer for the Company’s plant in Gawan,...

DA of Central government staff hiked to 28%

The Centre has given its approval to the proposal for hiking dearness and house rent allowances. The dearness allowance (DA) has been increased to...

DIALOGUE

“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...

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...