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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.

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Achievement of even the smallest of milestones should be celebrated

Employees surely do work hard. After all, they do give priority to their job for at least seven to eight hours every day. Therefore,...
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How to keep women professionals engaged

Organisations need to focus on ensuring that their women do not quit. Looks like women are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than men....

A cognitively diverse workforce is also a highly engaged one

The importance of hiring candidates who fit into the organisation’s culture is a topic that has been discussed by HR professionals for ages. Organisations...

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