Tag: Work from Home

Synchrony introduces regional engagement hubs for employee engagement

With an aim to help employees connect beyond work and achieve a healthy work-life balance, Synchrony, the financial services company, has come up with...

“Reckless layoff will intimidate staff, affect users”: Twitter employees to Musk

In an open letter, some employees at Twitter have communicated to Elson Musk that it will be very “reckless” of him to lay off...

TCS tracks employee attendance, asks staff to produce med certificates for...

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has grabbed headlines yet again for promoting the work from office culture. The Company has been very openly critical about...

Asking employee to turn on webcam at home invites fine

A Dutch court ordered an American software company to pay compensation to an employee from Netherlands who was fired just because he did not...

Wipro asks staff to work from office at least thrice a...

After Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which has asked 85 per cent of its employees to work from office at least three days in a...

77% employees in services sector working virtually: Report

With more and more employers having to consider the remote working model for their workforces, most need to first find out which are the...

TCS makes ‘3 days a week in office’ mandatory

After trying to woo their employees back to office with a social-media campaign, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has now sent a mail to them...

100% WFH for employees in SEZs?

The Ministry of Commerce, Government of India is considering allowing 100 per cent work-from-home (WFH) for employees working in units in special economic zones...

Fidelity Investments refurbishes office to maximise flexibility

Fidelity Investments India has completely refurbished its office in Bangalore, with updated infrastructure, facilities, and amenities to provide more space focused on flexible working. The...

‘Remote workers should be paid less’: UK billionaire

Alan Sugar, the British billionaire businessman, has made it clear that he disapproves of the work-from-home approach and does not support remote working in...

Modi’s all for flexibility at the workplace & women’s participation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi feels that the future will be about flexibility, not just in terms of work hours but also workplaces. He says...

‘Apple Together’ to resist Apple’s return-to-office plans

While Apple wants its employees to return to office for at least three days a week, its employees are not willing to obey. The...

Teleperformance to expand base, hire 20,000

As part of its plans to expand its base, Teleperformance, the global BPO, is all set to hire about 20,000 people in India alone,...

74% occupiers prefer distributed workspaces: Survey

What occupiers want from offices has undergone a drastic change post the pandemic. The very purpose and need of office spaces has had to...

SEZ norms amended, 50% staff may work from home

Following an amendment in the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Rules, 2006, provision has been made to allow work from home option to up to...

Netherlands may be the first to make WFH a legal right

The Netherlands is set to become the first country to make work-from-home a legal right for all employees in the country. The lower house...

Synchrony offers permanent work-from-home option

For the benefit of employees and in an endeavour to create an agile work culture at Synchrony, the financial services firm has announced that...

MakeMyTrip to expand all-women team of ‘holiday experts’

MakeMyTrip aims to expand its team of over 850 women ‘holiday experts’ who have been the reason for the online travel company’s success and...

‘WFH only for exceptional staff’: Musk to Twitter employees

The much publicised virtual meeting wherein Elon Musk, CEO, addressed the employees of Twitter, took place on 16 June, 2022. During the meeting, Musk...

Starbucks CEO begs staff to return to office

That most employees across the globe are unwilling to return to office full time is becoming clearer by the day. Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks...

TCS explains 3E work model to employees, increment on the cards

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is reportedly readying to follow a hybrid work model, wherein employees will have to come in to the office for...

Twitter to reopen office from March 15

Twitter has decided that it will reopen its offices as the impact and cases of COVID 19 has declined in the last couple of...

Will India Inc. see a complete move back to office in...

It has been about two years since the pandemic disrupted the way we work to a great extent, some may even say to an...

Delhi govt employees to work from home till November 26

With the air quality in Delhi being very poor, the Delhi government has extended work from home for its employees till November 26. This...

Supreme Court advises ‘work from home’ to curb pollution in NCR

Given the hazardous rise in the pollution levels in the national capital region (NCR), the Supreme Court has asked the Centre and state governments...

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...

Wipro’s senior ranks resume office today, others to work from home...

Starting today, that is, September 13, 2021, the leaders at Wipro will work from office twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, reveals a...

Facebook staff to work from home till January 2022

Facebook has no plans to get its employees to return to office before January 2022. Earlier, in June, the tech company had said it...

Should work-from-home invite salary adjustments?

Work-from-home’ wasn’t a common practice before the pandemic-induced global shutdown. However, due to the unprecedented times and the desperate measures that had to be...

Apple insists on 3 days in office, staff seek resist

Not long ago, Apple had communicated its return to office policy to its workforce, requiring everyone to come into office thrice a week. However,...

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...

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...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

50,000 employees subscribe to Capgemini’s ESOP

At least 50,000 employees from the 29 participating countries subscribed to Capgemini’s ninth annual employee stock ownership plan or ESOP. With an employee subscription...

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NITES calls Amazon India layoffs illegal

About seven per cent of Amazon’s total global workforce of about 1.5 million, operates from India. With the tech giant reportedly set to cut...

Amazon India summoned by Labour Ministry over unethical layoffs

The Union Labour Ministry has reportedly sent a notice to Amazon India seeking an explanation with regard to the retrenchment of employees without serving...

Cisco is all set to cut 4,000 jobs, 5% of workforce

About five per cent of the workforce at Cisco may have to leave as the Company is looking at ‘rebalancing’ and ‘rightsizing’ some of...

HP to cut at least 4,000 jobs in 3 years

In an attempt to cut annual costs by about $1.4 billion, Hewlett-Packard, the computer-manufacturing company, is planning to let go about 4,000 to 6,000...

DIALOGUE

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...