Tag: Uber

How ERGs serve as a testing ground for potential leaders

The concept of ERG, short for employee resource group, is a well-known one. These are groups of like-minded people who represent the under-represented and...

Uber appoints Divya Garg as head – HR, India & South...

Uber today announced the appointment of Divya Garg as head - HR for the India and South Asia (SA) region. Garg will be working...

Urban Company ropes in Uber’s Neha Mathur as SVP-HR

Urban Company, a tech-enabled home services marketplace, today announced the appointment of Neha Mathur as senior vice president, human resources. An alumnus of the Tata...

Uber becomes generous, offers more flexibility to employees

Uber Technologies, which had earlier expected its employees to work from home for up to two days a week, and from office the rest...

Uber to expand Bengaluru, Hyderabad tech & product teams by 250

Uber is on the lookout for sharp engineering talent in India that can help the Company come up with solutions for its mobility and...

Uber officially recognises drivers’ union in Britain

For the first time, Uber has entered into an agreement with a trade union in Britain, GMB, to represent its 70,000 drivers in the...

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...

Nanjappa Palekanda appointed VP-talent experience & operations, Netflix

Nanjappa Palekanda, has joined Netflix as vice president - talent experience and operations. He has moved from Uber, where he was serving as senior...

Gig workers may be better protected in the US now

The rule that would have facilitated classifying gig workers as independent contractors rather than employees may soon be on its way out, if the...

Rashi Sikka, Ex D&I head, Uber, joins Ubisoft as VP-diversity

Ubisoft has hired Raashi Sikka as its first global vice president responsible for diversity and inclusion. Sikka has moved from Uber, where she was...

Ola and Uber to hire 1,000 and 225 engineers, respectively

Ola is readying to set up its second tech centre in India. This new centre, which will begin its operations in Pune, by the...

Govt plans to set up security fund for gig workers

In September 2019, the Government had sought to regulate the country’s rising gig economy by devising a social security scheme to benefit the lakhs...

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...

2nd round of job cuts at Uber, 45 offices to close...

Only about a week back, Uber had made headlines for the manner in which it had asked about 3,700 employees to leave, over multiple...

Over 3,700 Uber employees fired in minutes over Zoom Calls

Uber has reportedly laid off nearly 3,700 employees via multiple Zoom calls, with each calling lasting less than three minutes conveying a common message...

3,700 full-time jobs to be slashed at Uber

With the pandemic and related restrictions imposed by nations across the world, the demand for app-based rides fell drastically over the last couple of...

Uber drivers not employees rules a Brazilian court

A federal judge at a Brazilian higher court for labour has ruled that there is no employer-employee relationship between Uber and its drivers. His...

Uber to create 500 jobs in India, launches 2nd COE in...

Uber, the ride-sharing company, has announced the launch of its second Centre of Execellence (COE) in India, at Visakhapatnam. This new COE will create...

About 350 employees laid off at Uber

Around 350 Uber employees were laid off on 14 October, most of whom belonged to the advanced technologies group (ATG) of the ride-hailing company....

Uber to diversify into on-demand staffing services

Uber, the American ride-hailing service, is gearing up to foray into on-demand job services. Uber Works, its new app, is aimed at helping job seekers...

Uber determined not to treat drivers as employees

Uber Technologies has been caught up in a legal argument wherein the Company has been trying to prove that its drivers are simply independent...

Former Google employee accused of stealing trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski, who was an engineer and one of the founding members of the self-driving car project at Google, was accused of stealing trade...

Uber incurs losses, stops hiring in the US temporarily

Hiring for software and services has been temporarily frozen at Uber Technologies, for the US and Canada operations, in the face of growing losses. The...

Uber alumni network is helping laid off staff find work

Post lay off of over 400 Uber staff members recently, the Uber alumni network and other tech employees have posted hundreds of job vacancies...

Uber lays off 400 marketing staff owing to slow growth and...

Ride-hailing company, Uber, is reducing its 1200 strong global marketing team by 400, in order to bring down costs and do away with overlapping...

How can HR ensure the success of a strategic alliance?

There are many examples of strategic alliances in India, where two organisations have come together to achieve a certain goal. One such example is...

Uber’s first employee resigns from board

Ryan Graves, former VP-global operations at Uber, the American multinational transportation network company, has stepped down from the Company’s board of directors. Interestingly, Uber very...

Interns at Facebook get Rs 5.6 lakh a month!

According to a survey by Glassdoor, that identifies companies with highest median monthly pay for interns in the US, Facebook pays its interns $8,000,...

Uber to hire more staff, will create India hub for product...

Ride-share company, Uber, is all set to make India its product-design hub. It plans to recruit 1000 people each for its engineering divisions in...

Uber India to expand its product and engineering teams

Uber is readying to expand its engineering and product teams across its technology centres in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Presently, Uber Engineering India has over...

More women among LinkedIn HR Power Profiles

This annual list showcases the most viewed professionals in the country across eight categories.

Uber back on the hot pan for racial discrimination

The cab service company continues to attract attention for all the wrong reasons.

Uber sacks 100 self-driving car operators in the US

The transportation network company will replace self-test drivers with mission specialists.

Uber HR head quits after racial discrimination probe

The Company started investigation allegations that Liane Hornsey systematically dismissed internal complaints of racial discrimination.

Uber’s South Asia HR head, Vishpala Reddy, gets an APAC role

Reddy will now head the HR function for Australia, New Zealand, and North Asia, in addition to India & South Asia.

Riding the right path: How Uber is driving a cultural change...

From focussed efforts to improve upon diversity and inclusion, to working around the new cultural norms, Uber is driving change from all directions.

Cab aggregators reduce drivers’ incentives by 60 per cent

Ola and Uber have begun focussing on profits and cutting costs

Free life insurance for Uber drivers from September 1

The Company is all set to enhance the driver–partner experience.

Dara Khosrowshahi to be new CEO of Uber

Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, will replace Travis Kalanick who stepped down in June.Dara Khosrowshahi to be new CEO of Uber

Amex India’s HR head Vishpala Reddy to ride on Uber

Globally, Uber has been under lots of criticism in terms of people management especially on sexual harassments and gender discrimination. Reddy will have a tough task as the new chief people officer for India and South Asia.

Uber starts tapping faculty from B-schools

It has hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as SVP for leadership and strategy function.

Justice delivered: Uber fires more than 20 employees for harassment

The cab service provider has reportedly fired more than 20 people following an internal investigation into harassment claims.

Uber India to hire talent to innovate and enhance driver-rider experience

In line with its plan to provide improved services, the company is looking to hire product managers, data scientists and designers.

Toronto-based startup aims to become Uber of talent acquisition

The Gig economy model offered by Curasion involves temporary positions, independent/freelance workers and short-term contractual engagements.

Uber & Ola drivers: Employees, contractual or outsourced?

The drivers of these cab aggregators have complained against the arbitrary payment deductions on unsubstantiated grounds. Neither is there any indemnity scheme for the driver, in case of fraud booking, nor is there any freedom to cancel bookings.

Uber lets go of employee following sexual harassment allegations at his...

With the internal environment already boiling due to Susan Fowler’s allegations, the company had to take stern decisions to avoid further blow-ups

Ex-Uber employee opens up on how HR ignored her sexual harassment...

Former employee, Susan Fowler, wrote a blog accusing HR at Uber of mishandling her situation.

Uber appoints Liane Hornsey, longtime ex-googler as new CHRO

Hornsey has been a VP at Google and is current operating partner at SoftBank.

How the war for talent has moved to non-technical jobs?

Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer, Wipro, in a conversation with George Anders, popular American business journalist and author of four books, on why a qualification in liberal arts is gaining importance in the corporate world, especially in IT companies.

How personalised & curated digital learning is the recipe for successful...

Personalised and curated digital learning can help create time-efficient, relevant and targeted corporate training programmes. In an evolving business landscape, learning and development (L&D) and...

Make mental health a part of your return-to-work plan

While people typically tend to resent change, the past year and a half has been fraught with changes and challenges, which were unavoidable. We...

Competing with Self

Job seekers can stay in Germany for 6 months to hunt...

The job-seeker visa for the Country is a long-term residency permit, which allows applicants six months to hunt for a job, and grants them...

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Lionsgate India promotes Shreya Channa to VP-people office, South Asia & South East Asia

Lionsgate India, the global content company, has elevated Shreya Channa who is only a year old in the Company, to the position of vice...

Why is the world divided on work from home?

With the big giants in the IT sector, including TCS, Wipro and Infosys, already starting to bring back their workforces to the office in...

Whirlpool employees will get $1000 if they get vaccinated

With the president of the US ordering all private-sector companies to get their employees vaccinated or prepare unvaccinated employees to get tested weekly, Whirlpool...
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Who are the biggest cribmasters in an organisation?

Happiness@work is a regular series, where HRKatha talks about how companies are ensuring happiness at work. With work stress and employees’ mental wellbeing becoming...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

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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...