Tag: pandemic

[24]7.ai to hire 5,000, increase team strength to 8,500

7.ai, the intent-driven customer engagement solutions company, is all set to hire about 5,000 people and increase its team strength in India to more...

Paisabazaar to expand operations, offer 100% WFH, hire regional talent

With the aim of ensuring financial inclusion, Paisabazaar.com, the Indian personal finance platform, is looking to hire from multiple cities over the next couple...

$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...

IBM, NASSCOM Foundation make 5000 students employable

In a meaningful partnership between IBM and NASSCOM Foundation, about 5000 underserved youth from Karnataka, Telangana and Delhi-NCR have been trained in data science...

Mindtree to hire more, offer hikes

Despite the pandemic, Mindtree managed to take on more than 3,400 people in the quarter ending June 2021. With lucrative deals in the pipeline,...

Nucleus Software to hire fresh engineering graduates from smaller colleges

Nucleus Software Exports, the technology solutions firm catering to the financial sector, is looking to hire over 500 fresh engineers from the smaller cities...

IT-sector staff in Hyderabad may soon see flexibility ending

The Telengana government is expecting people to return to working from office. In fact, by end of September, offices in the information technology (IT)...

Employees at McDonald’s outlet quit half way through their shift

A recent video on a video-sharing platform went viral showing employees at a McDonald’s outlet standing outside the outlet in mid-shift, refusing to work....

NetConnect Global to hire 5,000 in India

Bengaluru-based NetConnect Global (NCG) is gearing to expand in India. As part of its expansion plans, it is all set to hire 5,000 people...

Staff of Disco Corp. pay their colleagues who report to work...

In a bid to push things back to normal, a Japanese semiconductor equipment company has asked its employees working from home to give a...

Government extends wage subsidy, to encourage job creation

The Government’s wage subsidy scheme, which was to end today, that is, June 30, has now been extended till March 31, 2022. The scheme...

iD Fresh Food to hire 500+, ensure diversity

iD Fresh Food, the fresh food company, is working to expand its workforce in India and abroad. It hopes to ensure more gender diversity...

“Reinstate employee, pay back wages”: Court to Wipro

There was much cheer and celebration amongst members of the Karnataka State IT/ITeS Employees Union (KITU), when a Wipro employee who was forced to...

Brace yourself for a ‘series’ of ‘new normals’

As we move into the second quarter of this finance year, there are at least two broad scenarios in front of us: Either life...

Reliance retail to create 10 lakh jobs in the near future

Reliance Retail has been witnessing significant growth even amidst the pandemic, as per the data revealed during the Company’s 44th annual general meeting. Not only...

TCS bats for satellite offices, more women in the workforce

For the over four lakh employees at Tata Consultancy Services, the future of work lies in the ‘third place’ or the satellite office. Natarajan...

McD’s to open 50 outlets in Britain, create 20,000 jobs

McDonald's, the American US fast-food giant, has revealed plans to hire 20,000 people in Britain and Ireland to help fulfil the surge in demand...

Has the pandemic inspired Indian Millennials, GenZ, to be more...

The pandemic has affected each and every one of us, albeit in different ways. Some effects have been truly positive. For instance, it is...

CNH Industrial, ADP, BL Agro go for mass inoculation of employees

CNH Industrial, a global producer of agricultural and construction equipment in India announced its in-house COVID-19 vaccination drive for its 4,000-strong Indian workforce, including...

UK to create 19,000 jobs, build 17,000 homes

As part of its attempt to recover from the aftermath of the pandemic, the UK government has given the nod for 160 projects across...

TCS gears up to bring back 25% staff to office

Tata Consultancy Services is reportedly preparing to bring back about 25 per cent of its workforce to office. According to an ET report, the...

Reliance, Aster extend financial support to families of deceased staff

Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced that it will pay five years’ salary to the family of those employees who have lost their lives to...

Employment growth forecast for 2021 insufficient to help jobless, new jobseekers

While the employment scenario in 2021 and 2022 will witness a rebound, it will not be enough to close the gap in employment brought...

Cathay Pacific begins hiring local pilots

The hiring of qualified pilots who possess residency rights, that is the right to live and work in Hong Kong, is part of Cathay’s...

Fulcrum Digital to expand team by 750 tech specialists in 2021

Fulcrum Digital Inc. will hire over 750 digital technology experts this year, that is, 100 per cent more than last year. These lateral hires...

Compulsory LWP for IndiGo senior employees

IndiGo has asked its senior employees to go on compulsory leave without pay (LWP) for up to four days every month till September 2021....

EPFO’s new feature to keep tab on contractors’ claims

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a new feature with the help of which principal employers can now check the compliances of those...

Coaching as a career amidst pandemic

‘Pandemic’ is a word that combines the Greek words ‘pan’ meaning all and ‘demos’ meaning people. The focus of the word is on the...

Deutsche Bank wants women in 30% senior roles in 5 years

Deutsche Bank presently has about 600 senior executives, with only about 24 per cent of them being women. Now, the German lender, is aiming...

100% placement for IIM Amritsar’s 5th MBA batch

Despite the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic over the last year and a half almost, IIM Amritsar managed to conclude the academic year...

Telecom contract jobs to increase with launch of 5G

With the Department of Telecom (DoT) approving applications of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and other telecom companies to begin 5G trials in...

BigBasket, Grofers on hiring spree

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic in India, more people are relying on online purchase of essentials. Quite naturally, logistics firms and online...

Bridgestone, Publicis Sapient, Vestige Marketing drive employee-centric initiatives

While corporate houses are trying to outdo each other by offering financial assistance to their employees amidst the second wave of the pandemic, Bridgestone...

Bajaj Allianz, Tata Motors, StanChart, offer significant financial support to staff

As the pandemic continues to rage, organisations are coming forward to help their employees deal with the emergency. While some are offering financial support,...

Will attrition rate increase significantly, post pandemic?

Attrition rates have been quite controlled in the last one year and a half because there was a job market squeeze. Many even lost...

5-day closure at Tata Motors plant in Jamshedpur

Tata Motors has shut down its plant at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand — which manufactures trucks, buses and heavy commercial vehicles — for five days, starting...

Mercedes Benz to deliver meals to infected employees, families in quarantine

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has launched several initiatives to ensure the health, safety, and holistic wellbeing of its employees as well as...

Delhi HC’s officials, staff to be treated as frontline warriors

Over 500 officials and staff members who have been involved in running the Delhi High Court, will now be treated as frontline warriors. These...

Indian banks pay with lives of staff to ensure smooth service...

Banks, considered to be an essential service, were open even during the lockdown — be it in the first wave or second wave of...

Home Credit prioritises employee well-being amidst the pandemic

Realising the importance of the holistic well-being of its employees amidst these challenging times, Home Credit India has gone out of the way to...

National Employment Policy may be delayed, 4 crucial surveys stalled

Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, the Indian government has stalled the surveys, based on which the National Employment Policy (NEP) was to...

Corporate samaritans rise to the occasion to help co-workers

Reeling under the effects of the raging second wave of the pandemic, the healthcare system in India has almost collapsed. With shortage of beds...

[24]7.ai rolls out initiatives to help staff during pandemic

7.ai, a global intent-driven customer-engagement solutions company, has rolled out a host of initiatives to keep employees and their families safe during the pandemic. Home...

Virtusa introduces 24×7 COVID-19 Care portal for staff

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions, today introduced its 24/7 COVID-19 Care portal with personalised...

Central govt relaxes attendance norms

Amidst the raging second wave of the pandemic, the attendance norms have been relaxed for government staff. Pregnant staff members and those with disabilities...

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—...

Weekly 3 days of WFH for Deutsche Bank staff

Deutsche Bank will let its employees work from home for up to three days in a week, in an attempt to offer them more...

HDFC Bank turns training facilities into isolation centres for infected staff

HDFC is going out of its way to take care of its employees amidst the pandemic. It has converted three of its training facilities...

Has pandemic curbed the sycophants?

It is still debatable whether or not such individuals are significant to an organisation, but sycophants are found in every organisation and in every...

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...

Microlearning – A saviour in times of skilling urgency

In today’s era of digitalisation, improving existing skills and developing new ones is an urgent and pressing need, especially when the impact of skills...

Understanding thoughts as energy

The Law of conservation of energy states that – “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be transformed from one...

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Kalrock-Jalan does not promise re-employment to entire Jet Airways staff

The new promoters of Jet Airways, the Jalan Kalrock Consortium, have conveyed to the staff of the airline that they cannot commit to re-employing...

Don’t be busy, be productive

How many of us have wished for a day comprising more than 24 hours? How often have we thought that we would have pursued...

Why it makes business sense to know candidate’s current CTC

When a ban was imposed in the US on enquiring about salary history during interviews, the move made quite the noise. Employers are prohibited...

Muvi to expand workforce by 50

Muvi, the OTT platform, with its headquarters in New York, is looking at hiring 50 people in 2021. It is looking to expand its...

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“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...