Tag: Social Media

Will Twitter deny severance pay to cut costs?

In a bid to cut costs, Twitter has reportedly not paid up the rent for its global offices and its San Francisco headquarters. The...

‘Mass layoffs illegal’: Employment Ministry

On 8 December 2022, during a Rajya Sabha session, the Labour and Employment Minister clarified that mass layoffs are illegal if the process of...

Meta to cut costs, freeze hiring, restructure groups

Is Meta experiencing a crisis? That is the question uppermost in the minds of most people as the parent company of Facebook has announced...

‘Don’t comment on Musk deal on social media’: Twitter directs employees

After Elon Musk’s legal team conveyed to the US securities that they would want to opt out of the $44 billion deal of acquiring...

Chinese after-school tutoring firm was forced to lay off 60,000

New Oriental Education, the after-school tutoring service provider of China, had to lay off 60,000 people in 2021 due to the restrictions imposed on...

J&K Bank suspends staffer for inappropriate social-media reaction to CDS’ death

Jammu and Kashmir Bank recently suspended the employment of one woman employee because of her inappropriate reaction to the death of Chief of Defense...

How about using social-media influencers to attract talent?

Social-media influencers are not just promoting brands on their pages these days, but also jobs. Companies which require talent in bulk, such as BPOs,...

Alibaba fires manager accused of sexual misconduct

A manager at Alibaba has ended up losing his job following a complaint of sexual misconduct filed against him by an employee. Two other...

What do recruiters look for in social media profiles?

Artificial intelligence (AI) to sort through resumes, competency-evaluation tests, zoom calls and so on, are slowly becoming indispensable tools for hiring managers across the...

WFH option for all Facebook employees

Facebook will allow all its employees to work remotely, with effect from June 15, 2021, if they so wish and if their work can...

Covid+ PNB employee gets to work with oxy support, claims refusal...

A branch of the Punjab National Bank in Bokaro was witness to a unique drama wherein a manager, Arvind Kumar, who was battling COVID,...

Zomato, Swiggy start inoculation of delivery partners

Zomato and Swiggy, the food-delivery platforms, have launched COVID-19 vaccination drive in India for their delivery partners. Swiggy had announced on social media that it...

J&K government to verifiy social-media accounts of new hires

The Jammu and Kashmir administration wants to verify the social-media accounts of its new hires, for which it wants them to submit all the...

Presence at US Capital riots cost many their jobs

When videos showing rioters storming the US Capitol surfaced on social media, little did some of the rioters know that their companies would terminate...

Labour Code 2020: Should WhatsApp be used to issue salary slips?

In the draft proposal for the new labour codes, which is up on the public domain for feedback, it is proposed that all salary...

Use of social media at work may result in pay cut...

In Tana River County, Kenya, the Governor Dadho Godhana issued a memo on Monday, 4 December, 2021, stating a set of regulations for the...

4 reasons why HR approves social media-verified CxOs

It is not just celebrities, politicians and journalists that use social media as their mouthpiece of choice, corporate bigwigs too have rapidly carved a...

SBI employees face disciplinary action for criticising the Bank

State-run lender, SBI, recently circulated a letter sent to the chief general manager of all circles, warning of action against employees who criticise the...

Opinionated posts on social media may work against job seekers

If job seekers are found to have posted strong opinions on social media on controversial subjects, their chances of being hired are drastically reduced....

Disciplinary action against Assam Government employees for expressing political views on...

In the wake of so many protests and demonstrations by the people in Assam, Director of Elementary Education of Assam Government is circulating a...

Amidst anti-CAA protests, MNCs advise employees to work from home

The protests and demonstrations against the controversial and much-debated Citizenship Amendment Act, have brought to halt normal life in many place. Many organisations had...

Why Indian companies shy away from using social-media to assess culture...

There are various parameters on which candidates are assessed before employers finally decide to hire them. One such parameter is ‘culture fit’. Yes, while...

A gentle nudge can boost productivity

Developed by Richard Thaler, a 2017 Nobel laureate, ‘nudge’ is a concept in behavioural economics, which uses positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to influence...

Why public shaming of candidates is just not acceptable

We have all heard of disgruntled candidates taking to social media and ridiculing a company for not having a great candidate experience. They express...

Adfactors PR plans to train 600 employees in digital marketing and...

Many organisations today are trying to build future capabilities in their employees, and the public relations (PR) space is no different. Adfactors PR has...

Facebook all set to achieve diversity goal

Social-media giant, Facebook, will double the percentage of women in its workforce by 2024. The Company will also double the number of Black, Hispanic,...

Google employees  protest against mass layoffs

Google, the tech giant, recently fired approximately 12,000 employees in January, which resulted in protests from workers in both the US coasts. The workers...

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Has Apple violated US Labour Laws?

A US labour agency’s investigations have revealed that the workplace policies at Apple do not encourage employees to discuss their working conditions. The National Labour...

Severance package costs $640 million for 18000 laid off amazon employees

Last month, Amazon laid off over 18,000 employees and, as a result, the company incurred a cost of $640 million in severance packages in...

41 companies have a woman CEO: Report

That organisations across the world are doing their bit to ensure equal representation and parity is clear from the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)....

The risks of ‘gig economy’ in the Philippines

The World Bank's economic update for the Philippines in December 2022 warned of the growing informality in the labour market, with an increase in...

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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....

“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...