Tag: remote working

What are the Top 5 trending skills in India?

A study by Udemy, about the workplace learning trends across workplaces in the Asia-Pacific, reveals that the top five skills trending in India are:...

WFH for Wipro employees till April 2021

Wipro has extended work-from-home for its employees till April 4, 2021. About 98 per cent of the tech company’s workforce is already working remotely...

Hybrid work model is Infosys’ preference

Considering the uncertainty surrounding the workplace owing to the ongoing pandemic, Infosys prefers the flexibility of a hybrid model of work for its employees....

Google extends WFH till Sept 2021, to test ‘flexible work week’

Google has announced that its employees will work remotely till September 2021. Clearly, the Company has realised that the pandemic is in no hurry...

Apple, Facebook to continue WFH for most employees until June, 2021

Apple has no plans of calling its employees back to office before June 2021 as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, leave...

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...

Distance bias – A new reality or an old prejudice amplified?

COVID-19 has been quite cruel, but it has also opened up vast possibilities in terms of work-life balance. The biggest paradigm shift is, of...

How to infuse positivity into your remote-working workforce

A ‘pandemic’! We have heard that term time and again over the years. While the impact of pandemics have found mention throughout history, nothing...

Permanent WFH arrangement not being considered for HUL staff

Hindustan Unilever does not plan to make the work from home arrangement permanent for its employees. While the Company agrees that the future workplace...

Pandemic has made 83% Indian professionals keen to learn and train...

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way the corporate world works. With the remote working culture here to stay, 53 per cent employees in...

Post-COVID, remote working should to be taxed: Deutsche Bank

Strategists and Deutsche Bank have proposed a five per cent tax for those who permanently work from home, because of company policy and not...

75,000 StanChart staff may adopt flexible work options permanently by 2023

Standard Chartered is gearing up to offer flexible work models to almost 75,000 of its employees across 55 markets, in the next three years....

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...

Remote workers from any country can now relocate to Dubai annually

With several companies seriously considering remote working as a permanent arrangement for their employees, the Emirate of Dubai has introduced an initiative wherein professionals...

60% Canonites claim higher productivity during remote working

The ongoing pandemic and its repercussions have forced HR leaders to reassess their game plan. Organisations were forced to shift entire workforces to the...

Can remote working dent creativity and innovativeness?

Without doubt, the benefits of working from home are many. Employers are cutting down on costs, while employees feel they are more productive. Tata...

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages makes WFH permanent for employees

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), has come up with a policy that allows its employees to work from home permanently if they so wish. For...

Will terminating underperformers safeguard the remote working setup from toxicity?

The pandemic has led to a majority of the workforce working from home. With remote working come several challenges, most of which revolve around...

How some micro-behaviours can be fatal during remote working

Picture this: While briefing the team on an important project, the manager notices one of the team members fiddling with the phone. Although an...

Compliance training is serious business for IT during WFH

Not much has changed in the world of compliance training even after the shift to remote working. At the same time, HR pundits agree...

Uber extends work-from-home for employees till June 2021

Following in the footsteps of Google, ride-hailing company, Uber, has announced the extension of its work-from-home (WFH) policy through June 2021. However, employees may also...

How PNB MetLife’s workforce is coping with the virtual model

Out of the total of 107 branches in the country, PNB MetLife has managed to open close to 89 branches till now. However, not everyone...

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...

A slew of activities keeps the Flipkart workforce engaged

Traditionally, employee-engagement activities have enabled organisations to nurture common interests among employees, while familiarising them with the organisational culture. These engagement activities not only...

Amazon extends WFH policy for corporate staff to 2021

After Facebook and Google, Amazon is the latest to extend the work-from-home policy which will be applicable only to the corporate employees until January...

With 100% telecommuters, how is Mindtree ensuring productivity?

Being proactive is the right approach as far as flexible working is concerned, and for companies such as Mindtree, shifting towards remote working, was...

50% of Spocto staff to work from home permanently

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, Spocto, the big data analytics company, has decided to make 50 per cent of its staff work permanently...

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...

Importance of culture fit in post-COVID hiring

Hiring has continued virtually for many organisations across sectors, with candidates settling in to working from home. With no clarity on how long it...

Only 39% HR professionals feel remote working is effective: Report

As per the latest edition of the LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index, which surveyed 2,903 professionals across India, March, April and May saw many companies...

Concerns about job security, workplace policies grew during pandemic: Survey

With remote working becoming the new normal, the survey by TimesJobs, titled ‘HR managers & Remote working’ could not have been better timed. As...

Facebook plans to aggressively open up remote hiring by July 2020

During a town hall meeting with its employees on March 21, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, announced his plans to start hiring remote workers by...

A teacher’s work life during lockdown

During an online class, a student of Seth Anandaram Japuria School, Lucknow, happened to confront his teacher, “I have this wandering fear building up...

Apple plans to get few employees back to offices soon

At a time when most global tech companies have either decided to allow all their employees to work from home (WFH) for another year,...

Google employees are mandated to work from home until June, 2020:...

Google employees, who are working remotely, have been directed to follow the same system of work until June 1, 2020, as there is no mention...

Gartner’s NEAR model for remote-employee management

Lockdown has thrust managers as well as employees into a new situation of remote working, and both of them are experimenting with ways to...

Will the workplace be more flexible post lockdown?

The lockdown has taught us many lessons and also transformed workplace practices like never before. Both the organisation and the employees have enjoyed the...

Life in the time of lockdown for HR leaders – A...

When reality hits hard, we all get accustomed to the most unexpected situations that come our way. Almost two weeks into the lockdown, each...

How over-communication may backfire in telecommuting

Just as space in a relationship is essential to sustain it, space at the workplace is also important. This space should never be compromised,...

Nuances of effective remote leadership

As the country has shut down to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, organisations have implemented work from home without much warning or...

ATC gears up to tackle work amidst Corona

Every organisation is trying to find its own way of dealing with the work-from-home situation in these uncertain times. With no clue as to...

Are remote workers more productive than in-house employees?

Five years ago, the viability of working remotely was the hottest topic of discussion. A lot of questions revolved around whether working from home...

Six ways for a leader to be a coach

Gone are the days when employees would do their jobs, only to earn their salaries. The new generations of employees expect their managers to...

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...

Now lesser jobs for expats in Oman

Many foreigners working in Oman, including thousands of Indians will not be able to renew their work permits after the expiry date. This is...

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LG to shift 60% staff to other units, wind up smartphone business

LG is looking at winding up its smartphone business. It is seriously considering shifting 60 per cent of its workforce to other arms within...

No. of job seekers on MSME portal spikes 779%

The Government’s job portal catering to the micro, small and medium enterprises space, 4,68,804 job seekers registered on it, as well as 5,951 recruiters....

Efforts on to generate employment in MP and AP

In Madhya Pradesh, the state-level ‘Rozgar Utsav’, was inaugurated on January 21, with the intention of providing jobs to one lakh people every year....

Now lesser jobs for expats in Oman

Many foreigners working in Oman, including thousands of Indians will not be able to renew their work permits after the expiry date. This is...

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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...