Category: HR News

Serviced Offices: Why The Pandemic Could Be Their Finest Hour

The pandemic has caused significant disruption to communities, businesses and the economy on a scale that has never been experienced before. The economy shrank 20.4% between April and June as ongoing lockdown measures led the country into recession. It’s the first recession…Read More »

A glimpse into the post-pandemic workplace

We know that workplaces are going to look different after the pandemic. One expert helps us imagine how. It’s obvious that the experience of COVID-19 has altered how many of us work, and navigating this new world will be one of the…Read More »

Why psychological injury claims are soaring

Claims for workplace psychological injuries in NSW are climbing 15 times faster than physical injuries, helping prompt the release of a draft code of practice to tackle the trend. More than 1.2 million days were lost due work-related psychological injuries in 2018-19…Read More »

Tread lightly: how to investigate gossip correctly

Gossip can have a harmful impact on workplace culture but investigating rumours the wrong way can be equally damaging. Have you heard about the Pope? In a recent Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis strayed from prepared remarks to tell his congregation that gossip…Read More »

What will happen to this generation of overworked employees?

Businesses have been forced to tighten budgets this year and it’s  employees who will feel it the most.  We all know about the long-term impacts of overworking. It makes us fatter. It makes us more unhappy. It diminishes our mental resilience. It…Read More »

Work & Life with the Connected Workforce in New Normal

Welcome to the new world of work from anywhere! in new normal. A world that changed dramatically after COVID 19. Let’s explore how this will change the rules of the game (work policies) impact the players (the employees & managers) and how…Read More »

OYO appoints ex- GE exec Tejal Patil as Sr. Legal Advisor

Tejal has over 27 years of experience, she joined GE in 2001 with the Lighting business and also had the opportunity to support the GE Aircraft Engines, CNBC, and GE Consumer & Industrial businesses in the Asia Pacific over 12 years in…Read More »

UK’s furlough scheme to end, 7 lakh jobs at risk

Around 700,000 people may be rendered jobless in the UK, as the Government’s furlough programme is about to end in October. As per the furlough initiative, the Government has paid up to 80 per cent of the salaries of over nine million…Read More »

White-collar professionals worst impacted, 6 mn rendered jobless

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has revealed that about six million white-collar professionals have been rendered jobless in India due to the pandemic. Last year, that is, in 2019, in the May to August period, the employment of white-collar professionals had spiked…Read More »

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 home, Google has decided to get strict. The Company’s internal community management team has observed an increase in…Read More »

American Airlines to cut 19,000 jobs in October without aid, workforce shrinking 30%

CHICAGO: American Airlines said on Tuesday its workforce will shrink by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, in October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on air travel, unless the government extends aid for airline employee payrolls. Airlines received $25 billion in…Read More »

Rethinking employee wellness perks in the age of the coronavirus

In years or even months past, companies offered employees wellness perks such as midday in-office yoga classes, discounted gym memberships and free healthy snacks in the break room. With many employees now working from home, many of the those traditional healthy lifestyle…Read More »

Bay Area restaurant workers get $2.6M in wage claim settlement

The owners of a Bay Area Kome Japanese Seafood & Buffet have agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle charges brought by California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office alleging it failed to provide minimum wage, overtime and split shift premium pay to 133 workers.…Read More »

Pandemic leaves large employers with ‘no doubt’ about virtual care’s importance

The nation’s largest employers reported a strong trend toward virtual care options, including telehealth, during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Business Group on Health (BGH). More than half (53%) of the 122 employers represented in the…Read More »

Truck maker Scania confirms plan to cut 5,000 jobs

The cut represents 10 per cent of Scania’s international workforce and adopted a 41 per cent drop-in car deliveries within the first half of 2020 Truck maker Scania confirms plan to cut 5,000 jobs globally due to the financial impression of the…Read More »

Tata Motors’ EV sales head Ashesh Dhar passes away due to a cardiac arrest.

Ashesh Dhar joined Tata Motors in 2011 and previously headed Sales Support, Utility Vehicles and Tata Motors Assured divisions, before taking up the role of Head of Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Electric Vehicles back in July 2018. (Image: SocialSamosa) Ashesh Dhar,…Read More »

Huawei India is laying off up to 70% staff: Report

Huawei cuts India revenue target, laying off upto 70% staff– ET Report Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co has cut its India revenue target for 2020 by up to 50% and is laying off more than half of its staff in the country, the Economic…Read More »

OYO adopts hybrid workplace model, committed to employee safety, health and wellness

As COVID-19 pandemic impact, Hospitality major OYO Hotels & Homes on Tuesday said that it has permanently moved to a ‘hybrid workplace model’ that involved a combination of work from home, or from co-working spaces, for the foreseeable future. The hybrid model…Read More »

LinkedIn announces layoffs; CEO Ryan Roslansky writes a letter to employees

LinkedIn is planning to cut 960 roles, which is about six percent of the company’s employee base, across the Global Sales and Talent Acquisition organizations. In a letter, addressed to LinkedIn employees, CEO Ryan Roslansky has announced organization-wide layoffs due to the…Read More »

Back to the office? Thanks, but no thanks, say employees

New research  suggests that despite many companies are calling for workers to get back to the office to boost productivity, those working from home want to continue doing so and actually believe homeworking has increased their productivity, morale and performance. The research…Read More »