Tag: Workplace

‘Don’t talk about abortion’: Meta to staff

Employees at Meta have been ordered to avoid discussing ‘abortion’ on Workplace, which is Facebook’s internal version. The tech company, which was formerly known as...

Treat women with dignity & consideration at workplace: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has said that employers should treat women employees with consideration and dignity, and be sympathetic to their cause. While ordering the...

Organisations worldwide are becoming more inclusive: Report

Figures for women in the corporate world are rather impressive, if the Gender Equality Index for 2022 is to be believed. About 7.5 per...

Scaler announces 12 days of period leave, makes workplace more inclusive

Scaler, the tech upskilling startup, has announced 12 days of period leave for its women and transgender employees across the organisation. This leave will...

“Women have legal right to a safe workplace”: Madras High Court

A safe workplace is a woman’s right, observed the Madras High Court as it dismissed an anticipatory bail petition by a police officer in...

Reinventing tomorrow’s workplace

Years ago, I built a 24-foot-long table in my backyard as a gathering place for thoughtful dialogue with the eclectic group of friends, acquaintances,...

Workaholics can make the workplace toxic

Many a time, employees take pride in being the first to enter the office and the last to leave. Is this really something to...

Can demographic diversity ensure cognitive diversity at the workplace?

Today, it is not uncommon to find multinational companies speaking publicly of the men to women ratio in their organisations, or even bragging about...

‘Not fully vaccinated? Can’t enter workplace’, says Singapore government

Starting January 1, 2022, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to office in Singapore. According to the Health Ministry of the island,...

Activision Blizzard sacks 20 employees involved in workplace harassment

American video game holding company, Activision Blizzard Inc. has fired more than 20 of its employees on Tuesday. The said individuals, including some senior...

How to return to your previous workplace

The career of Cristiano Ronaldo has been a beacon of inspiration, much beyond matters of the football pitch. Its sheer longevity, relentless adherence to...

Tesla faces racism lawsuit, to shell out $137 mn

Owen Diaz, a former Black contract elevator operator at Tesla, sued the Company saying he was discriminated against for being Black and even asked...

How HPE redesigned its workplace to go hybrid

The future is going to be hybrid for sure. Most HR leaders and experts suggest that companies will be following the hybrid model of...

‘Protect identities of parties in workplace sexual harassment cases’: Bombay HC

In case of sexual harassment cases, the Bombay High Court has drawn up detailed guidelines for courts as well as the media with the...

Does a ‘beauty premium’ exist in the Indian workplace?

A recent study by the University at Buffalo School of Management found that the more attractive people are, the greater their chance of getting...

Tata Consumer Products launches ‘CUSP’ to help new parents at workplace

Tata Consumer Products, the FMCG arm of the Tata Group has launched the Caregivers Support Programme ‘CUSP’ for its employees, to help them through...

Apple sends employee on indefinite leave for speaking up about sexism...

A senior programme manager at Apple, Ashley Gjøvik, alleges that she has been put on administrative leave for being vocal about the working condition...

Tata Steel adds 16 women HEMM operators at its West Bokaro...

Under its programme called women@mines, Tata Steel has added 16 women as Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) operators in all shifts, at its West...

7 mantras for increasing gender diversity at the workplace

The terms ‘gender parity’ and ‘women rights’ are not new to us. For decades, equal opportunities are being demanded, requested and fought for. We...

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...

Pandemic bonding at workplace

Now that we are into the second year of the pandemic, we can only hope for things to go well in the coming year....

Adosphere upskills 1.20 lakh government teachers through Workplace from Facebook

Adosphere, a leading digital transformation expert, has announced the successful execution of a groundbreaking community and collaboration building project for training and curriculum support...

Microaggression: Threat to inclusion at the workplace

An older colleague mentions to a younger co-worker that she is very hardworking for her age. A young person asks an older person if...

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...

How destructive can ‘yes-ministers’ be at the workplace?

‘Yes-Ministers’ are the blue-eyed boys of most bosses. They are loved and even trusted by their managers for their ‘never say no’ attitude. Even during...

How the workplace ergonomics may change post lockdown

Open spaces, no meeting rooms, fewer employees, one person at a time, marking out spacing with sticky tape, no cafeteria, no sharing computers —...

How to deal with goldbrickers in the workplace

Goldbricking refers to the act of making a worthless item seem valuable. Literally speaking, it is akin to plating an ordinary brick with gold...

Accused of racist culture at work, FB apologises to employees

Black employees of Facebook had revealed experiences of bias at the workplace, and inappropriate treatment by managers, colleagues and the human resources personnel. An...

How can employees be engaged from their very 1st day at...

Who said only the new entrants are worried about creating a good impression on the first day at work? Their employers are equally focussed...

IBM fired almost a lakh employees in five years

IBM is reported to have laid off almost 100,000 employees in the past five years, in trying to ensure a more millennial-dominated workplace. An ex-vice...

Five ways to develop more meaningful relationships at work

Human beings are social animals—they crave friendships and true relationships. Having positive people around them makes them happy and helps improve their productivity. Meaningful...

Employees using social media during work hours to while away time

While social-media apps may help engage employees and share knowledge with them, they may also distract them and cause decrease in productivity.

Senior HR officer at Jindal Power booked for molestation of colleague

Companies need to be sensitive about these issues at the workplace and must ensure women’s safety.

Bring nature into workplace for happier and healthier employees

Proximity to greenery reduces stress and increases productivity.

Is it safe to BYOD to work?

Bring Your Own Device offers some interesting benefits to employers and employees both, yet a lot of organisations are giving up on this idea

Millennials vs Baby Boomers: The changing landscape at workplace

Millennials, who comprise around 50 per cent of the workforce, are not just pushing the companies to change their interiors; the transformation is evident in ergonomics, structure, cultures and work norms as well.

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,”...

Poland gets new LTTS R&D centre, local engineering talent to be...

Larsen & Toubro Technology Services (LTTS), the global engineering services company, has launched its new engineering, research and development (ER&D) centre in Krakow, Poland....

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Mondelez India uses metaverse to onboard new hires

As part of its digital journey, Mondelez India —the company that introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita to India — leverages the metaverse, that...

“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...

“Reskilling & upskilling will help employees navigate the new normal,” Tanvi Choksi

A big change in 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting implications on the future of work. The way most organisations used to operate has...

Central govt staff will get increased salary from July

Starting 1 July 2022, the Centre will hike the present DA from 34 per cent to 38 per cent. This hike of four per...

DIALOGUE

“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...

“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...