No rollback of job offers: India Inc stands by new IIM hires amid bitter second wave

A ravaging second wave of Covid-19 may have overwhelmed the country’s healthcare infrastructure, but the corporate world remains firm on honouring all the job offers made at leading business schools this year. Placement heads at Indian Institutes of Management of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow confirmed that not even one final job offer handed … Read more

Elon Musk has tips for managers to increase productivity at work – ​Avoid Large Meetings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared some tips with the employees at the company to help enhance their productivity at work. The workforce could find something useful in what he shared, considering the hectic schedules people have to keep up with, so here are the seven tips from the tech billionaire.

Covid-19 infects white-collar job market, companies across sectors deferring interviews

Hiring has gone into a backburner as no firm is even ready to commit how long will be the delay or pause. Synopsis While many companies across sectors had started going slow on their hiring plans over the last one month by deferring interviews, job seekers are now faced with an indefinite delay in the … Read more

Employee assistance programmes find wider focus as companies battle the Second Wave

A recent survey on COVID benefits shows that organisations are reinventing their policies to accommodate new and rapidly emerging needs The urgency arising from the Second Wave of the Coronavirus pandemic is causing many companies to rework their employee assistance programmes (EAP), says a recent study. A ‘COVID Benefits Survey 2021’ by ANSR, a global … Read more

Over half of formal employees became temps in 2020, shows study

Amid more curbs and local lockdowns to contain the spread of Covid-19, a new report shows that more than half of permanent salaried workers — or formal workers — moved to informal work by the end of last year. The State of Working India Report 2021 released by researchers at Azim Premji University’s Centre for … Read more

SRM and The Hindu conclave to spotlight science, engineering and technology

The SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) in association with The Hindu Group has launched a 15-part webinar series — ‘SRM Virtual Conclave for Career Guidance 2021’ — that spotlights science, engineering and technology courses and their relevance to the 2020s workplace. The second part in this series — ‘Higher Education in India post-COVID-19’ … Read more