Tag: Microsoft

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....

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...

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,”...

Meta to cut costs, freeze hiring, restructure groups

Is Meta experiencing a crisis? That is the question uppermost in the minds of most people as the parent company of Facebook has announced...

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Why Sennheiser encourages employees to specialise in their roles

One of the main reasons for attrition is the lack of professional development and growth. Stagnation is a situation that employees are in a...

The CIO-CHRO winning team of automation – How do the two complement each other?

The role of the CHRO has been reimagined in recent years. Organisations now task HR with driving the digitalisation of the workforce and operations...
Gratuity to be paid on termination of employment only after 5 years of service

Central govt. hikes DA by 4%

The Ministry of Finance has announced the most awaited hike in the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for Central government employees. On...

P&G launches new mental wellbeing initiatives — Happy Minds 2.0

P&G has announced new mental wellbeing initiatives for its employees under its recently launched programme called Happy Minds 2.0. By this initiative, the Company...

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“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...

“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...