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Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

10 Jan 2021

Pandemic special: Some scenic Work From Home destinations in India

It's almost a year since the pandemic began and a year since the majority of the workforce made workstations out of their homes.

'Ellen DeGeneres' Season 18 starts, host addresses toxicity allegations

22 Sep 2020

'Ellen DeGeneres' Season 18 starts, host addresses toxicity allegations

Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres started the 18th season of her famous and controversial talk-show The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a monologue and renewed vigor.

Sit 6-feet apart, no large meetings: Lockdown guidelines for offices

15 Apr 2020

Sit 6-feet apart, no large meetings: Lockdown guidelines for offices

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued a lengthy list of guidelines for the extended nationwide lockdown in India.

EY instructs women employees on how to act around men

23 Oct 2019

EY instructs women employees on how to act around men

It's been two years since the #MeToo movement forced people to view workplaces with a feminist lens, uncovering everyday sexism and sexual abuse, however, the issue remains rampant.

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

13 Sep 2019

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

A French company is being held accountable for the death of an employee, who suffered a heart attack while having sex on a business trip.

Now, you can practise firing employees in virtual reality

13 Aug 2019

Now, you can practise firing employees in virtual reality

One of the biggest challenges for a manager is to break it to their employees that they are being relieved from their duties.

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

01 Jun 2019

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

In a highly controversial initiative, a Russian company is trying to return to the golden age of strict gender roles. Remember when women couldn't vote? So blissful, amirite? (This was sarcasm. Don't come for me.)

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

08 Mar 2019

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

Two Vivo India employees arrested for harassing female colleague

09 Jan 2019

Two Vivo India employees arrested for harassing female colleague

On Tuesday morning, two employees of Vivo India were arrested outside the company's office in Greater Noida for allegedly harassing a female colleague.

Noida: Accused of sexual-harassment, Genpact employee commits suicide

20 Dec 2018

Noida: Accused of sexual-harassment, Genpact employee commits suicide

A senior employee of Genpact India took his life at his home in Noida on Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment by women at his workplace.

'We aren't robots': Workers' protests highlight Amazon's oppressive practices again

25 Nov 2018

'We aren't robots': Workers' protests highlight Amazon's oppressive practices again

While many were enjoying the spoils of Amazon's Black Friday, hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain, and France walked out to protest warehouse working conditions.

#MeToo-impact: NCW thinks better law to address workplace-harassment is needed

18 Nov 2018

#MeToo-impact: NCW thinks better law to address workplace-harassment is needed

In what can be seen as the aftermath of #MeToo movement which swept India in October, the National Commission for Women is mulling creation of a separate law or policy to address all forms of gender bias at workplaces.

#HealthBytes: Top health benefits of using a standing desk

04 Sep 2018

#HealthBytes: Top health benefits of using a standing desk

Because of prolonged sitting throughout the day, most office goers today, are at the risk of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, or even premature death.

Work messaging wars: Slack acquires rivals, wins the battle

27 Jul 2018

Work messaging wars: Slack acquires rivals, wins the battle

In a surprise announcement, work messaging platform Slack has announced that it has acquired rival HipChat from enterprise software giant Atlassian.

#HealthBytes: 5 simple exercises for people stuck with desk jobs

12 Jul 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 simple exercises for people stuck with desk jobs

Stuck in a 9-to-5, in-office, desk job? You're not alone.

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

12 Jul 2018

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

It is common knowledge that women, in India and elsewhere, are paid substantially lesser than men. This disparity has persisted since antiquity, across sectors and geographies. Unfortunately, this pay parity exists even today.

Senior not responsible if employee kills themselves over workload: SC

27 Jun 2018

Senior not responsible if employee kills themselves over workload: SC

In a potentially significant decision, the SC has ruled that seniors in the workplace cannot be held guilty of abetment if their juniors commit suicide due to work stress.

Poor working conditions in Amazon: Isolated incident or a pattern?

12 Jun 2018

Poor working conditions in Amazon: Isolated incident or a pattern?

A report by New York-based labor watchdog, China Labor Watch (CLW), revealed terrible working conditions at a Foxconn-owned Amazon facility in Hengyang, China, and understandably the e-commerce giant has come under fire.

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

07 Jun 2018

7 start-ups that are currently hiring in Bengaluru

The tech capital of India, Bengaluru, is home to some of India's best companies to work for.

Mumbai, Bengaluru get new co-working spaces

19 May 2018

Mumbai, Bengaluru get new co-working spaces

Mumbai and Bengaluru have gotten more co-working spaces, courtesy WeWork.

Sexual misconduct common in Parliament too, says Renuka Chowdhury

24 Apr 2018

Sexual misconduct common in Parliament too, says Renuka Chowdhury

Hours after veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan stirred up a storm by defending casting couch in Indian film industry, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhury said sexual misconduct is rampant inside the Indian Parliament too, much like all other workplaces.

South Korea to shut down computers to regulate work hours

24 Mar 2018

South Korea to shut down computers to regulate work hours

South Korea has come up with an innovative idea to prevent employees from working overtime. Starting March 30, on every Friday, it'll shut down computers of all government staff in Seoul at 20:00.

Indians would rather work at Paytm than Google: LinkedIn report

21 Mar 2018

Indians would rather work at Paytm than Google: LinkedIn report

According to a new report by professional social network LinkedIn, Indians prefer to work at home-grown mobile internet companies like Paytm instead of global tech giants like Google.

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

20 Mar 2018

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

If asked to draw an effective leader, what would you draw? A man? Or a woman?

International Women's Day: Celebrating female pioneers in technology

08 Mar 2018

International Women's Day: Celebrating female pioneers in technology

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

Former employee sues Google for "extreme" discrimination against male employees

09 Jan 2018

Former employee sues Google for "extreme" discrimination against male employees

A former Google employee, fired by the tech giant in August, is suing the company over its alleged discrimination against white men.

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

04 Jan 2018

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

Four former women employees of Google have filed a revised lawsuit against the tech giant on Wednesday, accusing it of gender pay disparity.

Time's Up: New Hollywood initiative to fight harassment at workplace

02 Jan 2018

Time's Up: New Hollywood initiative to fight harassment at workplace

Women in Hollywood have hit back at sexual harassment and pay disparity once more. This time, however, they stand fiercer, more united.

Miss America suspends CEO Sam Haskell for encouraging misogyny, harassment

23 Dec 2017

Miss America suspends CEO Sam Haskell for encouraging misogyny, harassment

Miss America Organization (MAO) suspended CEO Sam Haskell on Friday after 49 former beauty queens appealed for leadership change.

Maneka Gandhi urges Bollywood to ensure safe workplaces for women

14 Dec 2017

Maneka Gandhi urges Bollywood to ensure safe workplaces for women

Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, wrote letters on Wednesday to 24 top Bollywood production houses, urging them to enforce the sexual harassment act.

It's the power, stupid: Sheryl Sandberg on workplace sexual harassment

04 Dec 2017

It's the power, stupid: Sheryl Sandberg on workplace sexual harassment

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's 48-year-old COO, has once again ignited the debate on sexual harassment at workplace. She shared her personal experiences in a lengthy FB post on Sunday.

Delhi workers get more wages but less offs: Report

02 Nov 2017

Delhi workers get more wages but less offs: Report

India scored a major win in the World Bank's latest Ease of Doing Business report: it jumped 30 spots to 100th, the highest jump this time among all nations.

Facebook releases "Workplace Chat" app for desktop/mobile with game-changing features

26 Oct 2017

Facebook releases "Workplace Chat" app for desktop/mobile with game-changing features

A year after launching Workplace, the business-focused social networking platform, Facebook is now releasing "Workplace Chat" desktop and mobile apps, which have Workplace's existing messaging functionality.

This American company embeds chips in employees to track them

26 Jul 2017

This American company embeds chips in employees to track them

It is not uncommon for employers to compete in order to provide various perks and lure employees, but one US-based company is now offering $300-worth "free microchipping" to its employees.

Centre launches 'SHe-box' to address sexual harassment at work

25 Jul 2017

Centre launches 'SHe-box' to address sexual harassment at work

There are 34 lakh central government employees in India, and women constitute 11% of the total force.

This device will tell you if you're stinking!

13 Jul 2017

This device will tell you if you're stinking!

The Japanese tech company Konica Minolta has come up with an app that will help you self-test if your sweat is bothering others too.

Silicon Valley investor steps down after admitting to sexual harassment

25 Jun 2017

Silicon Valley investor steps down after admitting to sexual harassment

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Binary Capital, announced that he would take an indefinite leave from the company after several allegations of sexual harassment came in against him.

Work from home: Working practices adopted by a digital generation

17 Jun 2017

Work from home: Working practices adopted by a digital generation

Automattic, the firm behind WordPress.com, is selling its beautiful 15,000 square-feet San Francisco office as its employees have simply stopped coming to work.

TVF's Arunabh Kumar steps down as CEO, Dhawal Gusain in

16 Jun 2017

TVF's Arunabh Kumar steps down as CEO, Dhawal Gusain in

Arunabh Kumar, accused in multiple sexual harassment cases, has stepped down as TVF CEO. Dhawal Gusain will now hold the company's reins.

Amazon in talks to acquire Slack?

15 Jun 2017

Amazon in talks to acquire Slack?

Corporate messaging start-up Slack Technologies based in San Francisco has reportedly been receiving inquiries about a potential takeover from tech giants like Amazon.com.