Tag: Work from Home

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...

Lenovo India lays out new rules on internal meetings

As we adapt to the new normal of working from home, companies are laying out new sets of rules to ease the work life...

NE-based Star Cement promises to bear COVID-related expenses of staff

Star Cement, major player in the cement manufacturing business in the North East, has adopted simple yet efficient measures, to ensure that its employees...

Oyo staff successfully use combo of home + co-working spaces

Hospitality company, Oyo, has allowed its employees to follow a combination of ‘work from home’ and ‘work from flexible co-working spaces’. It is mainly...

A slew of activities keeps the Flipkart workforce engaged

Traditionally, employee-engagement activities have enabled organisations to nurture common interests among employees, while familiarising them with the organisational culture. These engagement activities not only...

“We are now trying to adapt to WFH”: SVP-HR, Vistara

Of all the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation has been the hardest hit. With travel restrictions, grounded fleets, benched staff, schedule uncertainties,...

Bank of Baroda officers’ union protests against calling staff to office

The Federation of Bank of Baroda Officers’ Association (FOBBOA), affiliated to AIBOC (All India Bank Officers' Confederation), has issued a circular, protesting the Bank’s...

With 100% telecommuters, how is Mindtree ensuring productivity?

Being proactive is the right approach as far as flexible working is concerned, and for companies such as Mindtree, shifting towards remote working, was...

Why we all miss ‘the office’: Changing workplace relationships

The office culture in India has always been about developing warm and rich interpersonal relationships among individuals. Offices across the country are alive with...

Importance of culture fit in post-COVID hiring

Hiring has continued virtually for many organisations across sectors, with candidates settling in to working from home. With no clarity on how long it...

Amazon India offers flexible work-from-home options

In an attempt to ensure that its customers across the world enjoy a seamless online shopping experience, Amazon India is offering almost 20,000 temporary...

How to encourage community learning during WFH

Learning has been advocated by leaders across businesses as a way to thrive, survive and sail through the current economic climate. One of the...

Is work-from-home blissful for introverts?

A common belief is that, for those who are socially reclusive, work-from-home is like a dream come true. There is no pressure to interact...

How to deal with ‘Zoom-call fatigue’

Employees, who earlier complained of longer meetings in the conference rooms of offices, now whine about longer zoom calls or conference calls hampering their...

Birlasoft’s ‘agile pods’ maintain productivity levels during WFH

Information technology (IT) services provider, Birlasoft, has come up with a novel way to tackle the delivery and productivity issue amidst remote work during...

Five new allowances for work-from-home employees

Organisations have always competed against each other in trying to become the company with the better benefits. We have entered an era where working...

Concerns about job security, workplace policies grew during pandemic: Survey

With remote working becoming the new normal, the survey by TimesJobs, titled ‘HR managers & Remote working’ could not have been better timed. As...

Spotify allows staff to work from home till the end of...

Organisations are increasingly showing their willingness to continue with the work from (WFH) arrangement, at least till the end of 2020, if not more....

Post the pandemic, will offices be like restaurants?

Often people wish to escape the ordeal of cooking at home and prefer to dine at a restaurant for a meal or two. The...

Visa, Mastercard, American Express staff to continue WFH for rest of...

Visa and Mastercard have also joined the list of fintech companies that are comfortable with their employees working from home. The global payments network, Visa,...

Why ‘work from home’ isn’t a long-term game

‘Work from home’ (WFH) isn’t something new. For years, it has been an optional practice in many organisations, where people had the choice to...

How HCL technologies prepares for the new normal

With their farsightedness at the very onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the management at HCL Technologies had begun taking certain precautions as early as...

5 big challenges of working from home and how to overcome...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new challenges to our professional and personal lives. Employees around the world are in a crisis, as businesses...

How prepared are companies to ‘work from home’?

Work from home’ or WFH may be the latest buzzword, but not every sector, or every company is prepared to manage this efficiently. Overall preparedness As...

75% TCS staff to permanently work from home by 2025

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is gearing up to embrace work from home in a bigger way within the next five years. In the new...

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,”...

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...

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A peep into the leisure life of an HR leader

‘Life beyond Work’ in three words - Helping others - Being with family - Spirituality Passion beyond work I belong to a family that was uprooted during the Kashmir...

78-day bonus for 11 lakh railway employees

For the twelfth year in succession, eligible employees of the Indian Railways will receive their productivity-linked bonus (PLB), which is equal to 78 days’...

Gratuity, leave encashment are components of salary: SC

According to the Supreme Court, gratuity and leave encashment are components of the salary. This ruling went against the argument of the advocate representing...

Salesforce India to hire 2,500

The cloud-based services company, Salesforce India is set to expand its workforce from its present strength of about 7,500, to about 10,000 by January...

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“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...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...