Tag: Work from Home

Companies in the US seek vaccination details of staff

Ahead of implementing ‘return to office’, many organisations are updating their employee records with the vaccination status of the staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Extroverts, the real victims of remote working: how are they coping?

If humans are social animals, extroverts are the torchbearers. In any organisation, the extroverts are the ones who draw from the energy around them...

Why people miss ‘commute time’ in WFH

A year ago, when people started working from home, there was a sigh of relief. People were happy that they wouldn’t have to travel...

KPMG to introduce hybrid work model for UK staff

KPMG, the consultancy firm, has announced flexible and hybrid model work for its 16,000 employees in the UK. The staff will be given an...

Companies reset ‘soft skill parameters’ for remote working

It’s now given that ‘work from home’ is here to stay for ever or for long. In fact, many organisations in the technology space...

Weekly 3 days of WFH for Deutsche Bank staff

Deutsche Bank will let its employees work from home for up to three days in a week, in an attempt to offer them more...

Only 50% bank staff to work in Gujarat, business hours reduced...

The state government of Gujarat has permitted banks to operate with half the staff till April 30. The business hours have also been reduced...

Has pandemic curbed the sycophants?

It is still debatable whether or not such individuals are significant to an organisation, but sycophants are found in every organisation and in every...

Facebook allows staff to continue WFH, hints at pay variability

Facebook is allowing its employees to apply for permanent work-from-home or remote working roles, with approval from their superiors or managers. The social- media...

AP Secretariat employees want to be allowed to work from home

Following the loss of two of their colleagues to corona, the Secretariat employees of Andhra Pradesh, have requested the state government to allow them...

All offices in Maha closed, 100% WFH for staff

With the number of COVID cases rising across the country, the state of Maharashtra seems to be the worst hit. With 57,000 cases being...

Staff of Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru, return to WFH, as COVID risk...

Goldman Sachs has ordered its employees to go back to working from home (WFH), as COVID cases in Bengaluru began to rise once again....

81% Indians insecure about jobs, stability in future: Survey

Looks like the experiences of the past year have made people insecure about their jobs and future, worldwide. But Indians, in particular, seem to...

Permanent WFH option for 30K Ford employees

Ford Motor Co. has allowed its workforce to work from home forever and come to the office only if they wish to. That means,...

22% growth in freelance jobs in Jan 2019 to 2021: Survey

The demand for freelancers shot up in May – June 2020, showing a two-fold increase as compared to the same time period in 2019....

How DICV will ensure 20% women on shop floor by 2022

A lot has changed in the last nine months. While remote working has brought in a complete shift in mindset and work culture, diversity...

Compensation restructuring, reduced salaries for remote workers

The pandemic has forced most companies to adopt remote working or the work-from-home (WFH) model for their employees. Many organisations have even adopted it...

20-25% Paytm staff to continue WFH in the future

Paytm has realised that with remote working, new hires can be taken on from small cities, without them having to relocate to its offices...

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...

Flipkart allows unlimited bereavement leave, WFH till May, 2021

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Intel, and other IT companies, Flipkart has also allowed its 12,000-strong workforce to work from home till May...

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...

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...

WFH for 50% staff in non-essential services: Delhi govt order

Delhi government has issued an order for 50 per cent non-essential service workers to work from home, and advised private establishments to do the...

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...

4 days of WFH a week for Hong Kong HSBC staff

HSBC, Hong Kong, will allow its staff greater flexibility for work, by allowing them to work at least four days a week from their...

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....

Tata Steel to follow ‘agile working models’ policy

The new work model Tata Steel has announced for its employees will make it possible for them to work from home for up to...

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...

77% Indians stopped enjoying WFH with extension of lockdown: Study

Although most people have been working from home for over seven months now, not all professionals in India have embraced remote working wholeheartedly. A...

4 Deloitte offices to close in UK; WFH contract for staff

Deloitte, the global accounting and consulting firm, will shut down four out of its 50 offices in Britain. However, all the employees, that is,...

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...

Employees get option to relocate to smaller cities with pay cut

American financial services and SaaS company, Stripe is doling out $20,000 to its employees if they opt to relocate from Seattle, New York, San...

Google to ensure content moderation on internal message boards

After noticing that its employees have been sharing their opinions generously on its internal message boards — Dory and Memegen — while working from...

How cultural changes will ensure success for the new hybrid work...

Microsoft Teams handles about 200 million meeting participants each day, that is, a whopping 4.1 billion minutes of meetings! This data points to a...

Flexi hours, WFH most desired by APAC workers: Study

It seems that as we progress into the future, more people are becoming accustomed to the new way of working and would want to...

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...

RPG decides extent of work-from-home for staff

Harsh Goenka led RPG Group has announced that its sales force will permanently work from home (WFH). And for the rest of the functions,...

Airbnb gives longest WFH extension — till August 21

Airbnb employees can now work remotely until the end of August 21 next year. The Company’s decision comes at a time when the pandemic...

Missing ‘friends’ from the workplace during WFH

Just as we make friends in school and college, we also make friends at the workplace, and some of them even become friends for...

Axis Bank’s GIG-A-Opportunities to boost job opportunities in small towns

Axis Bank has launched a platform for alternate work models to encourage, flexible working and ensure more inclusivity and diversity. Aptly called, GIG-A Opportunities,...

6 areas HR professionals cannot afford to overlook anymore

‘People are your greatest asset’. How many times have we heard that? The statement may be overused, but remains true. An organisation’s success is...

Why ‘staycations’ can be a trend in the near future

The COVID-19 pandemic has given birth to the remote-working culture. This has left many of us stir-crazy and in desperate need of a break...

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...

Facilitation, a leadership tool that cannot be used enough!

My consulting and coaching work allows me to look closely at the talent organisations and how they harness their potential. Most organisations have a...

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...

Companies in the US seek vaccination details of staff

Ahead of implementing ‘return to office’, many organisations are updating their employee records with the vaccination status of the staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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GE Power elevates Pramath Nath to CHRO – APAC & Japan, Steam Power

GE Power, the US-based multinational energy tech company, has promoted Pamath Nath to the position of chief human resources officer - Asia Pacific &...

Amazon’s robo to ensure safety at the workplace

Amazon is gearing up to introduce robo employees at its fulfilment centres across the globe, to make the workplace safer. With the robots in...

Amazon updates work policy, staff may work from home twice a week

Amazon’s tech staff and those from the corporate offices will not be required to work from offices all the time, post lifting of pandemic-related...

iXceed to expand globally, hire 100 across regions

iXceed Solutions, the global recruitment organisation, is preparing to expand its team in India. It is planning to hire 200 more people to its...

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

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

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...