Category: Employees Welfare

EPFO: Deposit Linked Insurance benefits hiked to Rs 7 lakh

This scheme works in combination with EPF and EPS. There is no exclusion under this scheme and the insurance cover depends on the salary drawn in the last 12 months of the employment before death. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on…Read More »

Responding to Anonymous Complaints: Dos and Don’ts

If you receive an anonymous complaint, it is important to remain calm and review the complaint objectively regardless of how egregious the accusations may seem. Although the complaint was received anonymously, the company still has an obligation to take action, if necessary,…Read More »

Number of the day: ‘alarmingly elevated’ mental health risks

Employees are experiencing higher levels of risk for depressive and anxiety disorders since the start of the pandemic. 54: Percentage increase in number of employees at risk for depressive disorder New data finds that when comparing numbers from Feb. 3, before the…Read More »

EPFO: 3.18 lakh new subscribers registered in May 2020

The new subscriber joining has increased roughly by 66 % from 1.67 lakh in April to 2.79 lakh in May 2020.In addition, the exits from EPFO subscriber base declined by nearly 20% from 2.97 lakh in April to 2.36 lakh in May…Read More »

‘Office of the Whistleblower’ needed to tackle retaliation

A group of MPs has called for the urgent establishment of an ‘Office of the Whistleblower’ to ensure the rights of those who make public interest disclosures are upheld and they are protected from discrimination. Just 12% of whistleblowers whose cases go…Read More »

Performance Evaluation During Pandemic

During this pandemic, it is already so hard to manage the workflows within the organization. Then, how can organizations possibly management employee performance appraisals? Let’s find out! As organizations aim to achieve a minimum loss of business and utmost productivity during the…Read More »

Chronic illness and work: should you discuss your condition with your employer?

If you’ve discovered that you have a chronic illness, then you have many decisions to make. Not only do you have to think about your health and family, but you also need to figure out what you want to do with your…Read More »

Good Information by Dr. B. M. Hegde on Heart Disease, angiography and bypass surgery.

Good Information by Dr. B. M. Hegde on Heart Disease, angiography and bypass surgery. The whirlwind that started after a Pakistani child had her hole in the heart closed in Bangalore some time ago continues to create ripples everywhere, and rightly so.…Read More »

Five ways to work out a new set of KRAs

Just when many have let out a collective sigh of relief at appraisals being over, a new set of key result areas (KRAs) needs to be cleared. Firms have made their variable component higher and the criteria more rigorous, so nothing short…Read More »

7 Ways to Make Yourself Irreplaceable in the Office

In order to protect yourself from the next round of layoffs, you need to convince your employers that you’re valuable and that your existence alone benefits the company. “Today’s business environment doesn’t allow for satisfaction with the status quo. It requires constant…Read More »

Five ways to crack the whip when it is needed…

The new-age boss is expected to be the benevolent guide who will always back his team, hand-hold each member and push them to succeed by carefully eroding their faults. But there are times when he has to crack the whip. It may…Read More »

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too…Read More »

6 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job

If only bosses could talk! We’d be able to find out why it was that we didn’t get the call back, didn’t get the interview, didn’t get that sweet job we thought we were just perfect for. There must be a reason,…Read More »

How to Be Happy at Work..

Article By Geoffrey James | @Sales_Source | Jan 30, 2012 ____________________________________________________________ If you’re unhappy at work–or anywhere else, for that matter–it’s because you’ve made yourself unhappy. There’s an easy way to change that. Let me start off with a little story. I…Read More »

7 Things Your Employees Will Never Tell You.

What your employees won’t say could be what you most need to hear. Your employees have a lot of thoughts. Most of those thoughts they don’t share– especially with you. At times their silence is a good thing, especially where your ego…Read More »

Branding for Talent

Employers today, are facing acute paucity of skilled workforce, and the war for talent is likely to get much fiercer. “Employer branding is an important strategy that helps organisations in attracting as well as retaining talented workforce”, says Mr. Swadesh Behera, Director…Read More »

Developments in the job market point to increased cautiousness.

The Indian economy is showing signs of deceleration, with growth in GDP and industrial production slowing down. Elevated inflation levels for a prolonged duration and the high interest rates are the two biggest factors affecting the growth momentum currently. The heightened financial…Read More »

What keeps employees happy at work?

With attrition rates soaring high, the million dollar question for HR managers today is… ‘What keeps people happy at the workplace?’ According to a research, the most crucial factor for winning goodwill from employees is good communication and a healthy relationship with…Read More »

Is hiring women all that much more profitable than men?

Company experts feel that it is so. In fact, with many successful businesses, the female-male employee ratio is as now as much 30-70, with numbers only increasing. Behavioural researches concluded that the fair sex was better in socializing and interacting effectively with…Read More »