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Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives business and hiring tips to young entrepreneurs

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives business and hiring tips to young entrepreneurs

HRKatha News Bureau | Bangalore | Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The firm that utilizes the internet in the best possible way will win in the future years, he said.

Kerala State Electricity Board introduces performance appraisal

Kerala State Electricity Board introduces performance appraisal

HRKatha News Bureau | Bangalore | Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The performance indicators are customer complaint redressal, the release of new service connections, e-payments, safety-zero fatality and quality of power. 

Culture Clash: Walmart revokes ban on workplace drinking after Jet.com’s acquisition

Culture Clash: Walmart revokes ban on workplace drinking after Jet.com’s acquisition

HRKatha News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Jet reportedly had regular in-office happy hours, as well as at least one kitchen cupboard full of liquor, and employees sometimes drank at their desks

World Bank gives $250 million for skill development in India

World Bank gives $250 million for skill development in India

HRKatha News Bureau | Bangalore | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

According to estimates, in six years, at least 8.8 million youth will be trained and have relevant skills for decent employment opportunities.

HDFC Bank launches centre for training and counselling of youth

HDFC Bank launches centre for training and counselling of youth

HRKatha News Bureau | Bangalore | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The bank has partnered with different organizations to provide counselling services and training. 

Air India staff now supports privatisation but seeks salary dues

Air India staff now supports privatisation but seeks salary dues

HRKatha News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 26 June 2017

The pilots have asked the airline to clear long due salary arrears before the move

Quikr acquires Babajob, the blue collar job listing company

Quikr acquires Babajob, the blue collar job listing company

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 23 June 2017

Quikr already has a large base of 8 million active job seekers.

Acid attack victims to get reservation in central government jobs and promotions

Acid attack victims to get reservation in central government jobs and promotions

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 23 June 2017

Those with autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illnesses and deaf-blindness will also be entitled to 1 per cent reservation.

HR tech start-up Darwinbox gains investor attention: Raises $4 million series A funding

HR tech start-up Darwinbox gains investor attention: Raises $4 million series A funding

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 22 June 2017

Plans to use the funding for product innovation and market expansion.

Savi Baveja, Anish Das Sarma and Nilesh Dalvi

Airbnb to buy Indians-backed background verification company, Trooly

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 22 June 2017

Trooly helps in proactively identifying potentially highest value, lowest risk recruits at a cost of $1 per query.

‘Google For Jobs’ yet another disruption in job matching

‘Google For Jobs’ yet another disruption in job matching

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 22 June 2017

It will pull job listings from various sources across the internet and put them in the search result in a clean, relevant and informative way.  

Infosys gets into legal trouble in the US for favoring Indians

Infosys gets into legal trouble in the US for favoring Indians

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 22 June 2017

The company is accused of obsessional preference for employees of South Asian race and national origin, usually Indian.

WB government adapts e-HRMS system

WB government adapts e-HRMS system

HRK News Bureau | Kolkata | Thursday, 22 June 2017

The objective is to bring in transparency and turn the entire process paperless.

Now, performance review for central government employees

Now, performance review for central government employees

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 21 June 2017

These include 25,000 IAS, IPS, and IRS officers.

Amid fears of privatisation, Air India staff displays loyalty and solidarity

Amid fears of privatisation, Air India staff displays loyalty and solidarity

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Employees are raising concerns and   also offering solutions, to help the company overcome its debts and prevent privatisation.

7th Pay Commission: Central government employees may have to wait more

7th Pay Commission: Central government employees may have to wait more

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave for a four-day visit to Russia on June 20 which implies that he will not be present for the Cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday

What’s in Saint-Gobain’s new futuristic employer brand

What’s in Saint-Gobain’s new futuristic employer brand

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 20 June 2017

With its new, strong and engaging tagline, ‘Invent yourself. Reshape the world’, Saint-Gobain is looking to promote its unique and open spirit.

25% of MD's at Accenture's will be women in next 3 years

25% of MD's at Accenture's will be women in next 3 years

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 19 June 2017

Currently, Accenture has 150,000 women, which is nearly 40 percent of its global workforce.

Samsung’s Digital Academy to upskill budding engineers

Samsung’s Digital Academy to upskill budding engineers

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 16 June 2017

Samsung Digital Academy has been launched to impart skills in new technologies to students of engineering colleges in Telangana

How Pinteresting!  $20,000 employee benefit for surrogacy

How Pinteresting! $20,000 employee benefit for surrogacy

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 15 June 2017

From July 1, the company will provide a benefit of $20,000 to employees who opt for surrogacy and $5,000 to those who take the adoption route.

Why Tata Motors turned flat

Why Tata Motors turned flat

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 14 June 2017

To create a work environment where people seek development in its real terms and not settle for artificial growth, Tata Motors has just done away with the age-old system of fancy designations.

Your unclaimed provident funds can suddenly turn lucrative

Your unclaimed provident funds can suddenly turn lucrative

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 12 June 2017

EPF pensioners will be able to avail medical facilities from a network of more than 1,400 dispensaries and 150 hospitals under ESIC.

Schneider Electric signs MoU with engineering colleges to address skill gap

Schneider Electric signs MoU with engineering colleges to address skill gap

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 09 June 2017

Schneider will provide lab equipment, and help build world class infrastructure in areas of electricity, automation, energy management and renewable energy and its associated areas.

Volkswagen offers early retirement proposal

Volkswagen offers early retirement proposal

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 08 June 2017

The move is a part of its initiative Transform 2025+, which aims at cutting the workforce and improving productivity.

Uber starts tapping faculty from B-schools

Uber starts tapping faculty from B-schools

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 08 June 2017

It has hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as SVP for leadership and strategy function.

TCS reduces H-1B visa application to a third of 2015

TCS reduces H-1B visa application to a third of 2015

| | Wednesday, 07 June 2017

The IT giant has increased local hiring in the past two years.

Justice delivered: Uber fires more than 20 employees for harassment

Justice delivered: Uber fires more than 20 employees for harassment

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 07 June 2017

The cab service provider has reportedly fired more than 20 people following an internal investigation into harassment claims.

DDI releases new futuristic leadership acceleration platform

DDI releases new futuristic leadership acceleration platform

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 07 June 2017

A new digital learning portal catapults leadership development into the future with on-demand insight tools, personalised learning and increased connectivity.

Higher allowances, HRA in store for govt employees: 7th Pay Commission

Higher allowances, HRA in store for govt employees: 7th Pay Commission

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 06 June 2017

With a decision that is likely this week itself, employee union leaders are hopeful that there is some good news in store for central government employees

Walmart to take on Amazon with employees' help

Walmart to take on Amazon with employees' help

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Monday, 05 June 2017

In a new arrangement, Walmart employees will deliver packages on way home from work.


Uber India to hire talent to innovate and enhance driver-rider experience

Uber India to hire talent to innovate and enhance driver-rider experience

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 31 May 2017

In line with its plan to provide improved services, the company is looking to hire product managers, data scientists and designers.

Adecco India selects CEO for one month

Adecco India selects CEO for one month

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mohit Mahajan will spend a month under the mentorship of India country manager & MD Priyanshu Singh and fellow members of the executive team, as CEO for one month

No change in contribution to Provident Fund at 12 percent: EPFO

No change in contribution to Provident Fund at 12 percent: EPFO

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 29 May 2017

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) has turned down the proposal to reduce the mandatory contributions from workers and employers to 10 per cent.

Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy adds HR to his plate

Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy adds HR to his plate

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 26 May 2017

The entire HR team at the online retailer will now report directly to Krishnamurthy as he takes up key portfolios of HR and finance under his purview

Toronto-based startup aims to become Uber of talent acquisition

Toronto-based startup aims to become Uber of talent acquisition

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Gig economy model offered by Curasion involves temporary positions, independent/freelance workers and short-term contractual engagements.

Reigning cats and dogs: Companies try new ways to combat work stress

Reigning cats and dogs: Companies try new ways to combat work stress

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 25 May 2017

Office pets seems to be the new mantra in employee stress management.

TCS to conduct IIM Bangalore’s exams for online courses

TCS to conduct IIM Bangalore’s exams for online courses

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Talks are also on for joint hosting of a management educators’ hub.

Now, NYC bans employers from asking about salary history

Now, NYC bans employers from asking about salary history

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The employer is also prohibited from relying on the salary history to determine an applicant’s future salary, benefits and other compensations.

Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

| | Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The platform helps companies find full-time employees, interns and freelancers.

Sodexo and Zeta come together to create a bouquet of digital employee benefits

Sodexo and Zeta come together to create a bouquet of digital employee benefits

| | Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The partnership will help Sodexo bring cutting-edge technology solutions developed by Zeta to offer a range of integrated employee benefits to its corporate clients.

SEBI to get two-thirds of its executive directors from within

SEBI to get two-thirds of its executive directors from within

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 22 May 2017

Previously, 50 percent of the total posts of executive directors were filled by internal candidates and the rest were recruited from outside the organisation.

E-commerce and home grown companies dominate the list of preferred employers in India

E-commerce and home grown companies dominate the list of preferred employers in India

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 19 May 2017

As per LinkedIn, none of the traditional companies in the FMCG, durable and auto sector feature in the list of most sought-after employers in India.

Amara Raja’s HR head elected chairman of Employers’ Federation of Southern India

Amara Raja’s HR head elected chairman of Employers’ Federation of Southern India

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 18 May 2017

B. Jaikrishna was chosen for the post at EFSI’s annual election for the State Committee of Telangana and AP for the year 2017–18.Amara Raja’s HR head elected chairman of Employers’ Federation of Southern India

PeopleStrong to acquire two HR businesses this year, and expand internationally

PeopleStrong to acquire two HR businesses this year, and expand internationally

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The company is looking to make two significant acquisitions in the next few months, in an endeavour to strengthen its portfolio and expand presence outside India.

UGC to select new chairman from 10 shortlisted candidates

UGC to select new chairman from 10 shortlisted candidates

| | Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The position has been lying vacant since April 3 following the retirement of Prof. Ved Prakash.

HR veteran Adil Malia launches a people-centric website

HR veteran Adil Malia launches a people-centric website

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Friday, 12 May 2017

The website aims to share knowledge and improve learning through an engaging medium.

 

Uber & Ola drivers: Employees, contractual or outsourced?

Uber & Ola drivers: Employees, contractual or outsourced?

| | Thursday, 11 May 2017

The drivers of these cab aggregators have complained against the arbitrary payment deductions on unsubstantiated grounds. Neither is there any indemnity scheme for the driver, in case of fraud booking, nor is there any freedom to cancel bookings.

New maternity benefits even for those already on leave: Labour Ministry

New maternity benefits even for those already on leave: Labour Ministry

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Enhanced benefits will be applicable to the women who were already on maternity leave when the bill came into effect.

Union Health Ministry tightens time adherence rules: Awards punctuality

Union Health Ministry tightens time adherence rules: Awards punctuality

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 09 May 2017

The ‘employee of the month’ award is conferred upon people who consistently reach office before 9:00 a.m. and leave after 5:30 p.m.

SBI offers competitive pay to attract professional talent

SBI offers competitive pay to attract professional talent

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Applications for the 554 posts of management executives (SME) are open till May18.

Obituary: Godfather of coaching, Sir John Whitmore is no more

Obituary: Godfather of coaching, Sir John Whitmore is no more

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Monday, 08 May 2017

The pioneer of coaching in the workplace and author of Coaching for Performance, was 79.

Essar’s former chief talent officer, Sujaya Banerjee, launches Capstone People Consulting

Essar’s former chief talent officer, Sujaya Banerjee, launches Capstone People Consulting

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 08 May 2017

The change management consultancy will enable clients to drive change through leadership development, talent analytics, women’s leadership and technology adoption

Working overtime: No cash but time off in return

Working overtime: No cash but time off in return

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 05 May 2017

With the new bill, backed solely by the Republicans, workers will have to forego the extra bucks they could have earned working overtime

Cognizant offers VRS to senior staff: Will cut costs and digitise operations

Cognizant offers VRS to senior staff: Will cut costs and digitise operations

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 05 May 2017

Employees with over Rs 40 lakh in annual salaries or those at the director and senior VP level are being considered. 

Humu: Google’s former HR chief’s startup is as interesting as it sounds

Humu: Google’s former HR chief’s startup is as interesting as it sounds

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 03 May 2017

The name of the company has apparently been derived from the name of a fish called humuhumunukunukuapua or the reef triggerfish or Picasso triggerfish, which is the state fish of Hawaii.

EPFO to further simplify its process; no supporting document required for advance withdrawal

EPFO to further simplify its process; no supporting document required for advance withdrawal

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 02 May 2017

In a bid to increase social security and enhance worker awareness EPFO has taken significant measures to provide more benefits to members and ease the withdrawal process.

NEIL helps women get ‘Back on Track’ after a break

NEIL helps women get ‘Back on Track’ after a break

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 01 May 2017

With multiple technical and non-technical opportunities, the company is inviting applications from women professionals under the programme.NEIL helps women get ‘Back on Track’ after a break 

Google, Mercedez-Benz, Amazon, ITC, Philips India’s most ‘attractive employer’: Randstad Awards

Google, Mercedez-Benz, Amazon, ITC, Philips India’s most ‘attractive employer’: Randstad Awards

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 28 April 2017

Competitive salary and employee benefits continue to be the top priority among the Indian workforce, while choosing an employer, followed by good work–life balance.

UK-based Israeli HR firm raises $17.5 million: Plans to expand in US and Asia Pacific

UK-based Israeli HR firm raises $17.5 million: Plans to expand in US and Asia Pacific

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 27 April 2017

Hibob has recently grabbed the limelight with its successful fund raising of $17.5 million in a Series A round.

Maruti, SBI, Apollo, Reliance, Nestle, Bosch, Jindal Steel among 16 others bag Golden Peacock National Training Award

Maruti, SBI, Apollo, Reliance, Nestle, Bosch, Jindal Steel among 16 others bag Golden Peacock National Training Award

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 27 April 2017

The award recognises and acknowledges innovative training practices across sectors.

Pontoon expands India operations

Pontoon expands India operations

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The company inaugurated a new office in Bangalore, to support the India business as it continues to scale and grow

Flipkart gets a new CEO: Only for a day

Flipkart gets a new CEO: Only for a day

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 26 April 2017

As part of a special initiative, Padmini Pagadala, an associate director at Flipkart, was the acting CEO and worked closely with Kalyan Krishnamurthy on April 25

PwC’s run for a millennial workforce takes it to court: Older workers complain

PwC’s run for a millennial workforce takes it to court: Older workers complain

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Older workers complain that in order to attract and maintain the ‘millennials,’ PwC intentionally screens out individuals aged 40 and older.

Indian Army to redesign HR policy for increased inclusivity

Indian Army to redesign HR policy for increased inclusivity

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Monday, 24 April 2017

Army chief stressed on the need to push modernisation and inclusive HR policies during the recently concluded Army Commanders’ Conference.

AI opens doors to over 80 pilots while Jet Airways keen on expats

AI opens doors to over 80 pilots while Jet Airways keen on expats

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 24 April 2017

While on one hand AI is recruiting and training more pilots to overcome its shortages, Jet Airways is concerned about the plight of its Indian pilots.

Salary deducted for unserved notice period not taxable: ITAT

Salary deducted for unserved notice period not taxable: ITAT

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 24 April 2017

Only salary received would be taxable, and not portions, which were deducted by a company for not serving a notice period.

Central Govt. employees to go on strike on May 23

Central Govt. employees to go on strike on May 23

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 24 April 2017

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, along with other employee federations from the Railways and Defence, have decided to hold a massive demonstration in New Delhi on May 23

Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Act 2017: What is it?

Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Act 2017: What is it?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 20 April 2017

It provides more rights to employees and safeguards their interests.

IIM Bangalore & AonHewitt launch ‘Next Generation CHROs’, a specialised course on HRM

IIM Bangalore & AonHewitt launch ‘Next Generation CHROs’, a specialised course on HRM

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The 10-day programme aims to prepare the CHROs with the pros and cons as well as the entire business structure of the organisation.

 

PeopleStrong Alt to take Uniglobe ATB’s HR to cloud

PeopleStrong Alt to take Uniglobe ATB’s HR to cloud

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The main areas of work will include leave and attendance management, onboarding, travel and payroll.

Snapdeal to retain talent with attractive baits

Snapdeal to retain talent with attractive baits

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 17 April 2017

The company is not only planning to offer pay hikes but may also distribute nearly 1 per cent of its stock to about 150 employees.

Employer has the final say on probationer’s job: Delhi High Court

Employer has the final say on probationer’s job: Delhi High Court

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 17 April 2017

According to the judgment, the employer has the right to decide whether the employee’s services are satisfactory or not.

UST Global expands workforce: Adds over 3000 people in Bengaluru

UST Global expands workforce: Adds over 3000 people in Bengaluru

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 12 April 2017

This addition, most significant for the company, further strengthens the service capacity of the Bangalore facility, which is its second biggest delivery centre globally

Assam links population control with jobs: Bars those with more than 2 kids

Assam links population control with jobs: Bars those with more than 2 kids

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 11 April 2017

In an endeavour to control population growth, the state government is contemplating a legal mechanism to bar those with more than two children, from government jobs

PeopleStrong & Multiple deal gets sealed

PeopleStrong & Multiple deal gets sealed

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 04 April 2017

The fresh infusion of capital by Multiples will be used to further strengthen PeopleStrong's technology offering.

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Viacom18’s new office: A blend of ‘me & we’ spaces

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Tuesday, 04 April 2017

The new address in Mumbai boasts of collaborative workspaces instead of conventional cabins, in line with the belief of ‘#OneTogether’.

TISS to close down three centres

TISS to close down three centres

| | Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The institute may shut down the three academic centres, which UGC had sanctioned as PLAN projects and promised funds for.

Changing landscape of hiring: LinkedIn reveals top social recruiters in India

Changing landscape of hiring: LinkedIn reveals top social recruiters in India

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The company just released the list of recruiters in India who lead in terms of smart hiring.

Cognizant to trim workforce by five per cent

Cognizant to trim workforce by five per cent

| | Wednesday, 22 March 2017

In an endeavour to shift its focus from traditional IT services to digital, the company plans to trim its workforce

Essar’s chief talent officer Sujaya Banerjee calls it quits

Essar’s chief talent officer Sujaya Banerjee calls it quits

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Monday, 20 March 2017

Banerjee has been leading talent and performance management, organisational change & effectiveness and learning & development for the 24 billion dollar group.

Discovering true happiness at the workplace

Discovering true happiness at the workplace

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 20 March 2017

On March 24 in Mumbai, 25 happy companies will share their secret to making employees truly happy.

30 corporate leaders to discuss ‘happiness’ on March 24 in Mumbai

30 corporate leaders to discuss ‘happiness’ on March 24 in Mumbai

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Friday, 17 March 2017

The Happiness Conclave (THC) scheduled for March 24 at the Taj President in Mumbai, is all about some serious discussion on happiness and how organisations can benefit from it.

Tata Steel and Wipro only two Indian companies amongst world’s 124 most ethical

Tata Steel and Wipro only two Indian companies amongst world’s 124 most ethical

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies list honours 124 companies spanning five continents, 19 countries and 52 industry sectors.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s male successor to enjoy an easier job and a bigger salary

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Thomas McInerney, the new CEO, will get a starting base salary of $2 million, double that of Mayer’s current

Taiwan employers to pay for overtime work assigned over instant messaging apps

Taiwan employers to pay for overtime work assigned over instant messaging apps

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The arbitration determined that employees must be compensated for work assigned on LINE or Whatsapp, outside regular work hours

Parliament passes bill to enhance maternity leave to 26 weeks, EY follows suit

Parliament passes bill to enhance maternity leave to 26 weeks, EY follows suit

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 10 March 2017

The new maternity benefits apply for up to two surviving children.

SBI allows employees to work from home

SBI allows employees to work from home

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 09 March 2017

The Board of the bank has recently approved the 'Work from Home' policy enabling its employees to work remotely using mobile devices.

Govt plans meagre 2–4% hike in dearness allowance; makes labour unions unhappy

Govt plans meagre 2–4% hike in dearness allowance; makes labour unions unhappy

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 07 March 2017

The unions feel the proposed hike would be unable to offset the real impact of price rise.

Vodafone’s ReConnect: A career launchpad for women on break

Vodafone’s ReConnect: A career launchpad for women on break

Lipi Agrawal | New Delhi | Monday, 06 March 2017

The programme aims to bring talented women in 26 countries back into the workplace after a career break

New Zealand offers free week-long trip to attract tech talent

New Zealand offers free week-long trip to attract tech talent

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Monday, 06 March 2017

The trip will include pre-arranged job interviews, meet-ups with others in the tech industry along with tours around Wellington.

Now withdraw pension without Aadhaar card

Now withdraw pension without Aadhaar card

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 06 March 2017

In a move that will make things convenient for retired professionals, the retirement fund body, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), has allowed full and final withdrawal of funds by the subscribers from their pension account, without providing their Aadhaar number.

No tax on Rs 20 lakh gratuity for private employees

No tax on Rs 20 lakh gratuity for private employees

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 06 March 2017

At par with the government employees, even private-sector employees will now be able to withdraw up to Rs 20 lakh in tax-free gratuity.

Renault launches Design Academy to foster fresh talent in car design

Renault launches Design Academy to foster fresh talent in car design

HRK News Bureau | Chennai | Friday, 03 March 2017

An exclusive six month-training programme in car design will be offered to the select six design graduates, post which they will get a professional internship certificate.

Uber lets go of employee following sexual harassment allegations at his former job

Uber lets go of employee following sexual harassment allegations at his former job

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 01 March 2017

With the internal environment already boiling due to Susan Fowler’s allegations, the company had to take stern decisions to avoid further blow-ups

Merger in clouds: Cloud based talent management Saba Software acquires cloud based performance management Halogen Software

Merger in clouds: Cloud based talent management Saba Software acquires cloud based performance management Halogen Software

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Together the two firms will increase value to the customers they serve with the strength, size and scale to deliver rapid innovations.

Increase employee productivity: Japan’s KDDI introduces app to tell staff when toilets are free

Increase employee productivity: Japan’s KDDI introduces app to tell staff when toilets are free

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Japanese telecommunications organisation has developed a new app, which innovatively helps cut unnecessary queuing time at office toilets.

Snapdeal’s internal mail confirms layoffs, salary cuts

Snapdeal’s internal mail confirms layoffs, salary cuts

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 24 February 2017

In a recent official mail to the entire staff, founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal admitted to the need to tighten the belt and in the process, let go of some people.

Facebook goes the LinkedIn way: New feature allows jobs posting

Facebook goes the LinkedIn way: New feature allows jobs posting

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 23 February 2017

Employers will now be able to post job openings on their Facebook page.

Microsoft’s Project Sangam to aid skilling and hiring in India

Microsoft’s Project Sangam to aid skilling and hiring in India

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 23 February 2017

The learning platform blends together Microsoft’s cloud technologies and LinkedIn’s job-search capabilities.

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