Category: HR Trends

3 ways upskilling can boost the post-COVID economy

A new report finds the practice will be key to stimulating recovery. At the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda 2021 conference late last month, global leaders came together to discuss how to restore trust in a post-COVID-19 world. One of the week’s…Read More »

42 lakh jobs in 12 countries: Skill Ministry

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has identified 42 lakh jobs, both blue- and grey –collar — about three lakh opportunities in Europe, about 26 in the Gulf and about 10 in Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US —…Read More »

103 of Lufthansa’s cabin crew in India laid off

Lufthansa’s 140-strong cabin crew, based in India, will now be reduced to 37. The Airline has let go about 103 members, amidst severe losses. These were flight attendants, who were working on a fixed-term contract, with some of them having spent over…Read More »

Razorpay will hire 650 by December 2021

The company which currently has 1,300 employees hired over 550 people last year and witnessed a three times business growth in the pandemic-hit year. Razorpay, the fintech unicorn, will hire 650 employees for its technology, product and business teams by December 2021.…Read More »

12 ways to make telework work — for the long haul

It’s critical to understand how best to manage individuals whom you cannot see without an appointment. Consider how to monitor progress effectively and how to communicate to your workforce regarding both feedback and any newly implemented changes to monitoring. Employers are increasingly…Read More »

Tips & Tools for Motivating Remote Staff to Stay Engaged and Productive

Looking back a few months and noticing how everything has changed because of COVID-19 is more than enough to run a chill down the spine. There are so many uncertainties that COVID-19 has presented in front of the world that everyone is…Read More »

Elon Musk’s brother sold Tesla shares worth $25.6 million after an upward streak in the electric-car maker’s stock

Kimbal Musk, billionaire Elon Musk’s younger brother, sold Tesla shares worth $25.6 million shares on Tuesday, according to filings registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He sold 30,000 directly owned shares at an average price of $853 per share, the filings…Read More »

Microsoft launches VIVA for better employee experience

Microsoft has launched a new tool, Microsoft Viva, which claims to enrich employee experience. It promises to bring in all aspects of employee experience — communications knowledge, learning, resources, and insights— into the flow of work through an integrated experience. Viva is…Read More »

Gaurav Pokhariyal to take over from PV Murthy at Indian Hotels

PV Ramana Murthy, executive vice president and global head – human resources, Indian Hotels, has retired and Gaurav Pokhariyal has been named the senior vice president and global head – human resources. Until now, Pokhariyal was senior vice president – operations. Murthy…Read More »

NPS Schemes Deliver Returns Up To 22% In One Year. Will the trend continue?

Scheme G of NPS invests in government bonds and related securities. It is a low-risk investment option. Double-digit returns in the past one year has been luring naive investors to invest in such schemes HDFC Pension Fund gave 21.77% returns in Tier…Read More »

IIT Kharagpur, AWS join hands to create AI L&D portal

IIT Kharagpur’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP) to offer various learning resources on AI. With initial funding from the Human Resources Ministry, NAIRP was launched as…Read More »

Pravasi Rojgar’s JV with GoodWorker to benefit 10 crore blue-collar workers

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, in partnership with Schoolnet, a vocational skill provider, has formed a joint venture (JV) with Temasek-backed job-matching platform, GoodWorker. An initial investment of Rs 250 crore from GoodWorker will assist blue-collar workers in procuring skills as well as…Read More »

Amazon to spend $ 500 million as employee holiday bonus

Amazon.com will pay its employees— who pack and deliver goods — a one-time bonus of up to $ 300. This move comes at a time when the company faces a labour union drive and criticism for rolling back its pandemic hazard pay.…Read More »

Ashok Leyland announces voluntary retirement scheme

Last year, Ashok Leyland had offered two months’ fixed pay for each completed year of service for employees with 15 years of tenure. For those who had completed between five and 10 years, it was offering one month of fixed pay. Ashok…Read More »

KPMG’s HR Pulse Survey 2020 reveals key insights into the HR industry

The HR Pulse Survey 2020 from KPMG comes at a time when the dynamics of the workplace is changing forcing HR heads across the globe to help minimise disruption and business impact. COVID-19 has shaken the core paradigms of work and pushed…Read More »

A leader’s state of being

Several years ago, I heard a story that had a massive impact on me. It was a story of a golden eagle that moved away from its tribe after birth and started living with some hens. As it grew up, it started…Read More »

Vacancies at NSD, salaries ranging from Rs 18K to 1.7 lakh

National School of Drama (NSD), is accepting applications from interested candidates for various posts, including librarian, assistant director and sound technician. The autonomous body, which functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, will accept only online applications, the last date…Read More »

Centre to study job-creation environment, take national headcount

The Central government is setting up a special committee to help the Labour Bureau conduct a national survey and take a headcount of the number of people employed by professionals, such as lawyers, architects, fashion designers, doctors and chartered accountants. These professionals…Read More »

6 ways tech is turning talent acquisition smart

Among the many new virtual realities forced on organisations this year, one of the most significant has been the shift in the recruitment process. COVID-19 may have disrupted business operations, but HR leaders are secretly breathing a sigh of relief. This year,…Read More »

92% Indian professionals prefer robots for mental-health support

Of the over 1,000 professionals surveyed by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, 92 per cent feel that they would prefer robots helping them in case of mental health issues, than human beings. The study, by the HR research and advisory firm, revealed that…Read More »