Tag: Work from Home

Employee rejects work-from-home offer, sues employer

When he was told that he would not receive redundancy pay if he failed to work from home, an Australian employee working as a...

Paying employer for stealing time from work?

Now here comes a software that can keep track of employees working from home. Using TimeCamp, an employer based in British Columbia discovered that...

Survey details new trends in employee behaviour in India

A survey done on 33,000 workers across countries suggests seven out of ten employees seek flexibility in their working hours. According to the report, in...

Why this neobank prefers people to work from home

  While the whole world including many of the large corporates are pushing their people to start working from office, here is a start-up, FloBiz,...

SEZ rules now allow WFH to all IT/ITes staff till 31...

With the Government having made amendments to the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) rules, all employees of IT/ITeS units in SEZs will now be allowed...

UK to make flexibility at work a right for employees

The UK government is planning to make changes to its labour and employment arrangements. One of the major changes, which is likely to happen,...

Airtel to hire women engineers, offer WFH options

Having rolled out its 5G Plus services in about 12 cities across India so far, Airtel is now all set to have more women...

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 workers protest against union-busting efforts

Starbucks employees and labour activists held protests outside the coffee giant's Seattle headquarters on Wednesday, alleging that company executives were trying to undermine unionisation...

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“HR focus will dwell upon operating at lower costs and raising productivity,” Ramesh Mitragotri

2022 was a volatile year for HR & workforce The year for many businesses did not look bright as had been envisaged in the previous...

Rs 1.14 cr. pa highest domestic package offered at IIM-Indore

This placement season at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore saw the class of 2023 being offered average salary of Rs 30.21 lakh...

Communication ranks 1 in ‘top 10 consumed business skills’

It is true that there are certain key business skills that employees require, irrespective of the role they are essaying or the level at...

Progressive or positive discipline — which is more effective at the workplace?

Discipline in the workplace is crucial to maintaining a positive and productive work environment. When employees fail to meet expectations or violate company policies,...

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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...