Tag: OLA

Ola starts laying off; 1,000 to be rendered jobless

Ola, the ride-hailing platform has shifted focus to its electric vehicles (EV) business and to the manufacture of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The Company has started...

Ola may sack 500 to cut costs

In a bid to control costs and increase efficiency, Ola, the ride-hailing company may sack at least 400 people. This downsizing is reportedly being...

Syfe appoints Saurabh Seth as head of talent acquisition in India

Digital investment platform, Syfe has appointed Saurabh Seth as its head of talent acquisition in India. His appointment is part of Syfe’s plans to...

Rapido to hire 100 women in Bengaluru

Rapido, the bike taxi operator, is planning to employ 100 women as operators in a year’s time, in order to attract women customers. However,...

Ola, Fulcrum Digital, to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to staff

Mobility company, Ola, and IT services and business platform, Fulcrum Digital have announced their intention to sponsor the vaccination of their employees. Ola has extended...

100% placement at XLRI, avg. salary rises to Rs 25 lakh

XLRI Xavier School of Management has successfully placed all the outgoing students of batch 2019-21. In two days’ time, all 358 candidates of the...

Hemant Kaul invests in VANS Skilling and Advisory

A financial services veteran, and former MD and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Hemant Kaul, has invested an undisclosed amount in VANS Skilling and...

Ola to establish e-scooter factory, create 10,000 jobs in India

Ola has signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to invest Rs 2,400 crore in setting up an electric scooter factory in the...

Harjot Dhaliwal joins Citibank, as VP – talent management

Former associate director - human resources, at Ola, Harjot Dhaliwal, has joined Citibank as the VP - talent management. In his new role, Dhaliwal will...

Ola and Uber to hire 1,000 and 225 engineers, respectively

Ola is readying to set up its second tech centre in India. This new centre, which will begin its operations in Pune, by the...

Govt plans to set up security fund for gig workers

In September 2019, the Government had sought to regulate the country’s rising gig economy by devising a social security scheme to benefit the lakhs...

Ex Ola Advisor Dr Srinivas Chunduru joins food startup Snack Amor...

Dr Srinivas Chunduru, former advisor for Ola has joined food start-up Snack Amor as a strategic advisor. Dr Srini has also invested an undisclosed...

Drivers suffer as Ola cuts losses by reducing expenses

Ola, the ride hailing company, has reduced its expenditure towards rewards and benefits for its drivers. The Company is preparing for an Initial Public...

Ola to lay off 15 to 20% of staff to improve...

Ola, the ride-hailing company, is gearing up to downsize. It plans to cut about 15 to 20 per cent of its approx. 6000 strong...

Ola to hire 150 from college campuses this year

Ride-hailing company, Ola, plans to recruit at least one third of its workforce from college campuses. It will be hiring about 150 freshers from...

How Ola is developing an entrepreneurial mindset among its employees

Nurturing talent and innovation is what every company desires to do. It is a goal that all organisations try to work towards. Ola, the...

Foodpanda terminates 1500 delivery personnel

Ola has once again reportedly failed at the food delivery business. The Company, owned by ANI Technologies, closed its food delivery business, Foodpanda. This...

Susheel Balakrishnan joins Ola as chief people officer

The position was lying vacant since Yugantar Saikia’s sudden exit from the Company post allegations of fraudulent activities.¬¬

Campus placements: TISS Mumbai 2018 batch gets a median salary of...

61 students were offered jobs by 35 companies, out of which 60 were placed in human resources. 

Cab aggregators reduce drivers’ incentives by 60 per cent

Ola and Uber have begun focussing on profits and cutting costs

Amid recent high-profile exits, cab aggregator Ola appoints new VP-HR and...

Ganesh Subramanian and Harish Abichandani are the new occupants of top positions in the company.

Uber & Ola drivers: Employees, contractual or outsourced?

The drivers of these cab aggregators have complained against the arbitrary payment deductions on unsubstantiated grounds. Neither is there any indemnity scheme for the driver, in case of fraud booking, nor is there any freedom to cancel bookings.

Ola Cabs appoints Yugantar Saikia as VP-Human Resources

Online taxi and auto rickshaw aggregator Ola Cabs is all set to scale up its HR function and Saikia to play a vital role in sourcing top talent

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,”...

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...

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Compass IDC beefs up its HR team

Compass India Development Centre (IDC) has made two senior appointments in its HR team in the last few months. Rajalakshmi Sivanand has been appointed as...

State of transgender job seekers in India

In Maharashtra, a petition was filed by a transgender person seeking the Court to direct the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (MSETCL), also called...

Why employees are equally responsible for lack of work life balance

While cribbing about the lack of work–life balance, many employees don’t think twice before blaming their bosses, work or organisations for the same. It is...

Ramendrajit Sen bids farewell to HPE after 9-year tenure

After almost a decade’s successful tenure at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Ramendrajit Sen, VP-HR, global head of HR for computer business, has called it...

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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...