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Uber Freight to sack 3% of its workforce

Uber Freight announced on Tuesday that it will be cutting around 150 jobs, which is roughly 3 per cent of its total workforce. As...

Disney recalls employees back to its offices

As Bob Iger made his way back to the position of chief executive at Disney, he implemented changes in the way the company's corporate...

4 Uber drivers declared employees by New Zealand court

Four Uber drivers in New Zealand who had sought to be declared employees of Uber and not just independent contractors, have won their case....

US Labour Department proposes to redefine the status of gig workers

The US Labour Department has proposed to redefine the status of gig workers or contract workers in the country. The move is expected to...

Is SoftBank laying off 30% of Vision Fund team?

The investment division of SoftBank, the Vision Fund, is reportedly being downsized. About 150 people from the 500-strong team may lose their jobs reported...

Ola may sack 500 to cut costs

In a bid to control costs and increase efficiency, Ola, the ride-hailing company may sack at least 400 people. This downsizing is reportedly being...

Syfe appoints Saurabh Seth as head of talent acquisition in India

Digital investment platform, Syfe has appointed Saurabh Seth as its head of talent acquisition in India. His appointment is part of Syfe’s plans to...

“India needs DE&I conversations specific to our region,” Divya Garg

A big change in 2022 Flexible working is the new currency, with employees ascribing high value to it and employers acknowledging it as critical for...

Uber plans to hire 500 techies for Hyderabad & Bangalore centres

Uber is planning to add 500 techies at its Hyderabad and Bengaluru centres in India. Recently, the Company inaugurated another floor at its Bengaluru...

Uber CEO’s letter to employees signals slowdown in hiring

In a letter to employees, Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber, has emphasised on what is going to be the way forward from now on at...

100% placements at IIM Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) reported 100 per cent placements at the final placements week, and that too just three days into...

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...

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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‘Revise wages periodically in public interest’: SC to public employers

According to the Supreme Court, State and public employers are obliged to revise wages for their employees periodically, considering the adverse effects of price...

Employees posted to difficult regions are entitled to additional HRA: Manipur HC

The Manipur High Court recently stated that a central government employee is eligible for extra HRA if they keep their family at their previous...

GNIDA terminates the services of 49 employees

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has terminated the services of 49 contractual employees after an investigation uncovered irregularities in their appointment process....

Bangladesh Government to review salary for garment workers

The Bangladesh government is preparing to evaluate the minimum monthly salary for garment workers. The Department of Labour, under the Ministry of Labour and...

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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...