Tag: pandemic

Netherlands may be the first to make WFH a legal right

The Netherlands is set to become the first country to make work-from-home a legal right for all employees in the country. The lower house...

Swvl, MPL lay off employees citing drying funds, pandemic

The Dubai-based mass transit solutions startup, Swvl, will lay off 32 per cent of its workforce. The objective is to enhance business efficiency, reduce...

Shanghai rolls out subsidies to help industries retain staff

Shanghai’s latest Action Plan ensures that companies that bore the brunt of the pandemic, especially those in the hospitality, retail and tourism space, are...

How managers have evolved through the pandemic

Just two years ago, the role of team managers used to be a lot simpler. They had to lead their teams to accomplish a...

How Stockdale Paradox will help leaders survive this pandemic

While wishing a ‘happy new year’ to everyone today, we can only hope that 2022 really turns out to be a happy one. Why?...

Ban on layoffs in Argentina to end in December

Due to the economic slowdown resulting from the pandemic-induced mobility restrictions and lockdowns, the Government of Argentina had brought into effect two measures —...

MyGate to hire 200 by March 2022

MyGate, India’s community app, is all set to expand its 130-strong team by 200. The new hires, who will join over the fourth quarter...

Coaching’s role in enhancing institutional performance

The business world has seen a significant shift with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining the quality...

HC orders TN government to assess layoffs during pandemic

The Madras High Court has directed that the Tamil Nadu government assess the number of employees laid off by various industrial units during the...

£9.50 per hour will be the national minimum wage in the...

Starting April 2022, the national living wage in the UK will go up. Those over the age of 23 will earn £9.50 an hour,...

23 lakh Indian restaurant workers lost their jobs during the pandemic:...

According to the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), around 32 per cent of those employed in the organised sector of the restaurant and...

Tata cannot sack any Air India employee till 1 year after...

After winning the Air India bid, the Central government has asked Tata Sons to not fire any Air India employee for at least one...

Air India pilots’ union demands restoration of pay cuts imposed during...

Indian Pilots’ Guild (IPG), which is the union of the pilots employed by Air India, wrote a letter to Rajiv Bansal, the recently-elected aviation...

Walmart to hire 1,50,000 to handle festive season rush

Walmart to hire 1,50,000 store employees ahead of the festive season. It will take on at least 1,25,000 workers at its warehouses and for...

Only 27% people inclined towards the hybrid work model: Survey

The hybrid work culture is not as welcome to people as it may appear. A good 70 per cent of the respondents, in a...

Zerodha to pay bonus to staff for physical fitness

Zerodha, the financial services company, has come up with a unique strategy to get its employees to meet their health goals and become fitter. The...

PF relief till 2022 for some in the formal sector

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the Government will pay the provident fund (PF) share of both employers as well as employees for...

$1 mn in funds for Wishup

Wishup, the 6-year old remote employee platform, received a funding of one million dollars from Orios Venture Partners. The startup will use this capital...

TresVista aims for 2000-strong team by 2023

TresVista, the consulting and outsourcing support firm, is growing steadily in strength. The firm has reached the 1000-employees’ mark in August 2021. It expects...

[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...

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,”...

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Why having a good candidate experience is equally important

The journey of a prospective employee who has applied for a role in a company is referred to as the candidate experience. While organisations...

Shell earns bumper profits, gives 8% bonus to staff

There is much reason for the 82,000-strong workforce of Shell to rejoice. The energy company has witnessed record profits, and has decided to give...

Amazon India lets students shadow its senior leaders for a day

In a bid to help develop and nurture future leaders, Amazon India has announced its unique initiative, ‘ADayAtAmazon’. Under this initiative, two selected B-school...

Apple staff no longer required to mask up at work

Apple has reportedly told its employees that it no longer mandates wearing masks to work. However, it does not stop them from wearing masks...

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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...