Tag: Productivity

India’s workforce: High engagement, high burnout

A new study by UKG Workforce Institute paints a complex picture of the Indian workforce. While employees report high levels of engagement, a desire...

Are your meetings killing your productivity? Here’s how to fix them

For Anna, head-HR at an IT company, setting objectives and even scheduling follow-ups wasn't enough. Meetings still dragged on, leaving participants drained and unproductive. In...

A third of Indians unsure of ability to learn new skills

Are Indian professionals ready to embrace artificial intelligence (AI)? A PwC survey last year did reveal that professionals in India were expecting the impact...

41% of employees feel their leaders aren’t meaningfully empathetic: Report

We all know that empathy is the ability to understand and share others’ feelings. At the workplace, empathy is the ability to understand colleagues...

Woman loses job after remote work monitoring reveals poor performance

 After dedicating 18 years to her job, an Australian woman faced job loss. Her company employed technology to observe how she worked from home....

How to transform the notice period into a productive journey

The period between submitting the resignation and leaving the job can be a unique and valuable opportunity for personal and professional growth. In many...

What is  ‘scary hour’ and how is it linked to productivity?

In a world filled with distractions and constant demands for our attention, maintaining productivity can be a significant challenge. However, there's a growing trend...

Inefficient meetings are top productivity disruptors: Report

According to the 'Work Trend Index: Annual Report' by Microsoft, productivity is being hampered primarily due to inefficient meetings. When asked to rank various factors...

Are employees today struggling to focus on work?

That human attention span has decreased over the past few decades is quite clear. While we all know that there are way too many...

31% business leaders want AI to increase productivity

Amidst all this talk of artificial intelligence set to eat up jobs, here’s a study that reveals how employees and business leaders are keen...

Financial security top concern for 59% working women in India

Working women have many concerns, the top three of which are women’s rights, financial security and mental and physical health. Globally, 59 per cent...

82% hybrid workers confident of efficiency, productivity: Study

According to a mental health study, employees are more likely to flourish (experience optimum mental health) and be in-flow (at the peak of efficiency),...

71% employers expect hiring to increase because of PLI scheme

We all know that production-linked incentive (PLI) is a scheme from the Indian government aimed at boosting the productivity of domestic manufacturing and industrial...

UK employees maintained  productivity while enjoying a 4-day work week 

In a landmark trial, dozens of British employers  experimented with a four-day working week between June and December 2022, with overwhelmingly positive results.  The trial,...

Google CEO does not deny possibility of layoffs

Amidst the layoff season in the technology sector, Googlers are now feeling restless as uncertainty about their future mounts. In September, in an endeavour...

100 British companies sign up for 4-day work week

The ‘4 Day Week Campaign’ started by a group — comprising academics from Oxford and Cambridge, along with experts from Boston College, US —...

Will Google resort to layoffs?

In a bid to make Google 20 per cent more efficient, the tech major may have to resort to job cuts. Admitting that the pace...

Google expects staff to work harder

With fears of recession and revenue growth slowing down, Google expects its employees to work harder and be more productive. While several organisations have resorted...

Aussie company takes team on all-expenses-paid holiday to Bali

Employees at Sydney-based marketing firm, Soup Agency, were met with a very pleasant surprise when their employer revealed to them that they would get...

How to keep productivity high during notice period

It is natural for employees to disconnect from work when they are on their notice period. “Why should I bother? I am anyway about...

Twitter to reopen office from March 15

Twitter has decided that it will reopen its offices as the impact and cases of COVID 19 has declined in the last couple of...

Taking a coaching approach to management

The role of managers in modern-day organisations has changed. They manage in complex environments and highly-competitive markets. These are significant pressures on ongoing peak...

5 ways to maximise the impact of L&D programmes in 2021

Employee training and development programmes are crucial to the success of businesses across the world. Since they offer opportunities to the workforce to improve...

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...

Bank of Baroda offers flexibility to staff

Bank of Baroda (BOB) is preparing to offer its staff immense flexibility with the ‘work from anywhere’ and ‘hybrid’ work models being implemented. The...

Amazon’s ‘time off task’ policy under scrutiny

Amazon has decided to extend the period over which the average of ‘time off task’ is calculated. The e-retailer has been using complicated algorithms...

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

‘Jensen special grant’ for Nvidia employees

Nvidia, the chip making firm, is sharing its profits with its employees and how! It is giving its employees a special one-time grant of...

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Japan’s solution to Hay Fever; workforce gets tropical escapes

In Japan, where hay fever significantly impacts workforce productivity, innovative solutions are emerging to combat this seasonal challenge. Companies are now offering allergy-stricken employees...

Loma Hosne-Ara is the new HR director, Nestle Bangladesh

Nestlé Bangladesh has appointed Loma Hosne-Ara as its new human resource director. She has moved to this Swiss nutrition, health and wellness company, after...

Swiggy to support its pet owners with ‘Paw-ternity’

Swiggy, the online food- delivery platform, has announced a new initiative to support its employees in their journey of pet care and adoption. Dubbed...

Priyanka Kulkarni is now HR head, India, Kraft Heinz

After a successful tenure of over two and a half years, as head of human resources, at Arcolab, Priyanka Kulkarni has now joined Kraft...

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Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“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....
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