Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon package. The offer, announced on Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could be a game changer for India, but the country is lagging far behind China in its adoption, a top Accenture official has said. According to the consultancy giant, IIoT refers to a universe of intelligent products, processes and services that communicate with each other and with people over the
Informal firms account for up to half of economic activity in the developing world. Contrary to conventional wisdom, their importance has not declined over the last several decades. The persistence of the informal sector has gone hand in hand with a faster pace of structural transformation and pro-poor economic growth. India is no exception to
The Central government has raised the incentive for its employees who acquire higher educational qualifications while in service, by almost five times. However, the educational qualification so acquired must be directly relevant to the employee’s job. The President on Monday announced the new rates of one-time lump sum to be offered as an incentive to
Mindtree has started leveraging social media to fight L&T’s unsolicited bid to acquire the company. A few hours before L&T informed stock exchanges, some Mindtree employees, including a few senior managers, took to Twitter with the hashtag #mindtreematters. The employee advocacy campaign, though a sidelight, showcased how social media narratives were finding its way even
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) on Monday claimed via a statement that the South Korean company had quelled a workers protest. The company said that it had concluded a long term wage agreement with the recognised United Union of Hyundai Employees (UUHE). In its statement, the company said, as per the agreement technicians will receive
NHRDN - Mumbai Chapter Tasting chocolate for approx. $15 an hour
Cadbury is looking for professional chocolate tasters for their chocolate-tasting team. These tasters will be required to work around eight hours a week and earn about £10.75 an hour, which works out to approx. $14.32, an hour. Mondelez International, owner of businesses, such as Cadbury, Oreo, Milka, and Green & Blacks, is hiring four chocolate
NCP MP Supriya Sule has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the Lok Sabha to give employees the right to not respond to communication from employers outside of office hours. The Right to Disconnect Bill mandates companies to detail out-of-work demands “as a way to reduce stress and ease tension between an employee’s personal and
Only 23 per cent labour working in railways are being paid minimum wages, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said after reviewing 463 contracts, in a report submitted in Parliament Tuesday, a day when 10 central trade unions have called a nationwide strike for labour rights. The auditor in its report ‘Compliance to Statutory
The number of women working in rural India is declining at a greater pace than that among women in the urban workforce, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data. Sustained high economic growth since the early 1990s has led to improved education and health indicators among India’s women. Yet, women accounted for no more than 25%