Pitching for a comprehensive national employment mission, India Inc on Sunday called for an inter-ministerial and all-State National Employment Board for driving job creation, while also recommending an “immediate action” plan, including labour law reforms. “Employment generation extends to multiple dimensions and a national mission is required to address all aspects holistically. The Government National
A huge step has been made towards protecting women all over the world from harassment and violence in the workplace. The International Labour Organization (ILO) confirmed a new Violence and Harassment Convention and corresponding Recommendation on June 21 – the last day of their annual conference in Geneva – after 439 delegates voted in favour
Artificial intelligence a.k.a AI is the current buzzword in the HR circles. With AI making waves in multiple industries and across functions such as marketing, sales and customer care, it was only a matter of time before staffing technology experienced the AI revolution. In the context of recruitment, however, AI is used for studying large
NHRDN - Mumbai Chapter Fr P. Christie, S.J. appointed director, XLRI
Xavier School of Management (XLRI), one of the country’s premier business schools, has a new director. Fr. P. Christie, SJ, has stepped into the shoes of Fr E. Abraham SJ, who was director for two terms, that is, more than 16 years— the longest that a director of the institute has ever held the position.
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