Tag: pandemic

Over 56 lakh COVID-19 advance claims settled by EPFO by December...

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has paid over Rs 14,000 crore towards settlement of 56.79 lakh COVID-19 non-refundable advance claims, last year. Following the virus...

Disgruntled civic body employees strike, in North and South India

More than 50, 000 employees of the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi (North MCD) have decided to go on an indefinite strike January 7...

WFH extended for Karnataka’s IT employees

Karnataka’s deputy chief minister has asked employees of the information technology (IT) companies in the state to continue working from home, as the number...

Daimler and Amazon India to offer bonuses to staff

Daimler, the Stuttgart-based carmaker and owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, will pay €1000 as bonus to its 160,000 employees in Germany. This is to...

Wipro staff will work remotely till January 2021

Keeping in mind the safety of its employees, Wipro has decided to let its staff in India and the US work from home till...

Has the pandemic made way for better hires?

COVID-19 has thrown a lot of challenges and concerns at the HR industry. If the persistent job cuts is not enough trouble, managing a...

5 ways 2020 changed the life of HR

COVID-19 brought the world to a grinding halt but work must go on, and it did, albeit virtually. While getting used to the new...

Cipla is future ready after 2020’s onslaught of challenges

By the time the first lockdown was announced in India, on March 24, 2020, most multinational corporations in the country had already felt the...

Consistency with employee branding a must, even amidst a pandemic?

Employee branding has never been ad important for organisations as it is now. How companies behave during a crisis, impacts their employee value proposition. “Crises...

TCS’ IUX to ensure employees’ safe return to work, if required

Keeping its employees’ health and safety as a priority, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has taken all required steps to enable the return to work...

SWADES, ASEEM initiatives to benefit Indian workers who have returned home

The Government of India’s Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support (SWADES) initiative is conducting a skill mapping of the Indian workers who have...

Why companies are preparing emergency succession plans

Succession planning is a lengthy ongoing process in any organisation. A successor is often groomed over the years to be able to step up. Yet,...

KPMG employees seek compensation for loss of pay

Employees of KPMG want to be compensated for the 20 per cent pay cuts that were imposed on them in April, without any reduction...

Reforms needed for India to create 90 million jobs by 2030

By the end of the next decade, an estimated 60 million workers will be looking for jobs in the non-farm sectors and an additional...

What will increments be like in 2020?

Due to the financial crunch, which has hit all sectors, many companies in India have decided to defer increments and bonuses for their employees...

It pays to learn AI at OLX India

Under the flagship programme of the company, called ‘AI Accelerator’, all employees at OLX India have been given quarterly targets to learn different aspects...

OYO reverses pay cuts from Aug 1

Hospitality company, OYO, has decided to restore the full salaries of its employees in India and South Asia. While those earning a fixed salary...

How PepsiCo India has been re-strategising its workforce since the pandemic

People across the globe are yearning for the year 2020 to end fast, with the hope that the dreadful pandemic will get over by...

50% salary cut for Trujet staff

Hyderabad-based airline, Trujet, has decided to cut 50 per cent of its employees’ salaries. The decision has been conveyed to the employees via an...

“We are now trying to adapt to WFH”: SVP-HR, Vistara

Of all the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation has been the hardest hit. With travel restrictions, grounded fleets, benched staff, schedule uncertainties,...

How should companies embrace change?

Changes in life can either be gradual, or happen overnight. The outcome is usually the result of the choices that you make in life....

Why we all miss ‘the office’: Changing workplace relationships

The office culture in India has always been about developing warm and rich interpersonal relationships among individuals. Offices across the country are alive with...

‘Thank You’ bonus of $500 million to Amazon’s front-line workers

The management of Amazon has decided to show its appreciation for its front-line workers by giving them a one-time ‘Thank You’ bonus. This is...

Which aspects of HR can be outsourced?

A few years ago, Professor Ram Charan created quite a stir by suggesting splitting the HR department into two halves and doing away with...

Cognizant lays off benched employees

According to the New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF), an IT employee union, the US- based IT major, Cognizant, has begun terminating its benched employees as...

ILO predicts loss of around 305 million full-time jobs

Lockdowns and other restrictive measures to contain the pandemic have had a devastating impact on already weak labour markets, as well as production and...

Saudi Aramco lays off hundreds, mostly foreigners

Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian multinational petroleum and natural gas company, has begun to downsize by slashing hundreds of jobs, starting June 2020. This...

Tata Motors to lay off 1,100 at JLR unit

Tata Motors is planning to lay off 1,100 temporary employees at its luxury Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unit, in pursuit of a target of...

Sahara employees get increments, promotions

While most businesses are imposing pay cuts and even laying off employees to stay afloat amidst the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Capita to slash 200 jobs in a bid to cut costs

Capita, London-based international business process outsourcing and professional services company, is planning to lay off about 200 employees, as per media reports. The Company, which...

Bonuses and promotions at Motilal Oswal, despite disruption by the pandemic

During these times, when companies across the globe are being forced to either lay off their valuable employees or furlough them in order to...

IDBI Federal Life Insurance offers over 22% bonus besides salary hikes...

Companies across the globe are either laying off their employees or introducing pay cuts to safeguard their businesses and survive the economic after-effects of...

H-1B visa extension allowed by US government

With countries sealing their borders and international flights being grounded, many professionals from other countries have been stuck in the US during the pandemic,...

Power workers in Uttar Pradesh demand insurance cover

The Power Employees Joint Action Committee of Uttar Pradesh, has demanded that the power employees be given an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh,...

7 lakh jobs lost to pandemic in the US, in March...

In the month of March, about seven lakh jobs were lost in the US, owing to the coronavirus outbreak. As per the US Labour...

UNITE demands 6-hour work day for IT staff amid lockdown

The Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) has sought the fulfilment of certain demands by the state governments and the Centre. The first...

Nasscom suggests relief measures for hard-hit IT startups and SME sector

The current pandemic has threatened to disrupt businesses and organisations are worried about continuity and timely payment of salaries. This will particularly affect the...

Quess Corp’s shares fall amidst pandemic

The technology and business services provider is planning to explore share buyback. Bengaluru-based Quess Corp, which is backed by Fairfax, witnessed a dip in its...

COVID-19 pandemic may cost 25 million jobs worldwide

According to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), almost 25 million jobs may be lost, globally, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. However,...

Bonus of $1000 for all Facebook employees

Facebook has shown its commitment to the well-being of its employees by announcing $1000 bonus for each employee, to deal with contingencies during the...

Mountaineering expeditions in Nepal stopped, 20,000 jobs may be lost

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, Nepal has stopped issuing visas on arrival to tourists, irrespective of the country they...

It’s a pandemic! India Inc.gears up

Business organisations are taking productive measures to curtail the spread of the pandemic and keep employees safe. Prompt alterations in the mandate and timely...

The influence and impact of beliefs

One story that has left an indelible impact on me is that of a baby elephant, chained to a tree to prevent it from...

Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

Abu Dhabi’s HRA and EGA come together to boost employment

In a perfect example of meaningful cooperation between the public and private sectors, Abu Dhabi’s Human Resources Authority (HRA) has entered into an agreement...

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“Don’t wear company logo in public”: FB to staff

Facebook has asked its employees to refrain from wearing the company logo in public. This directive came after the suspension of Trump’s account from...

Amit Malik elevated as CEO and MD, Aviva India

Amit Malik, who was the chief people, operations and customer services officer, Aviva India, has been elevated to the position of chief executive officer...

Fresh skills vs experienced talent — What should organisations choose?

While some organisations are evidently open to hiring freshers or people with limited to zero years of experience, the resumes of these freshers lack...

Married daughter can also claim deceased govt official’s job: HC

The Allahabad HC ruled that even a married daughter can claim a job on compassionate grounds, just as a married son of a deceased...

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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...
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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...