Workplace/Employee Benefits

Nearly half of Indians open to taking loan for improving lifestyle: Survey

Facts       Aug 08, 2019

Amid fears of a slowdown across the corporate sector, Indians still want loans for lifestyle-related purchases. A survey by consumer finance firm Home Credit India showed that 67 percent would take a loan to purchase an item.   This study conducted by research agency Absolutdata has...

Empower parents, enable breastfeeding

Facts       Aug 06, 2019

Becoming the parent of a new baby is both a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility. This week, as countries around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF and WHO are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.   The...

Mexico oil company Pemex offers health bonuses for employees with skinnier waists

Facts       Aug 06, 2019

  At Mexico’s state-run oil company, skinnier waists mean bigger bonuses.   Under Petroleos Mexicanos’s new collective bargaining contract with its union, workers who meet certain body weight standards will receive a “health incentive” of 5,545.40 pesos ($287) a year. To qualify, they must have a body...

Mukesh Ambani keeps salary capped at Rs 15 cr for 11th yr in a row

Data       Jul 20, 2019

  Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani has kept his annual salary from his flagship firm Reliance Industries capped at Rs 15 crore for the eleventh year on the trot. Ambani has kept salary, perquisites, allowances and commission together at Rs 15 crore since 2008-09, forgoing over Rs...

Uneasiness and pessimism abound among the majority of the world’s population

Facts       Jun 27, 2019

  Starting a family, buying homes and other traditional markers of achievement are no longer coveted by millennials and Gen Z, whose habits have been an obsession for marketers seeking to tap their spending power.   In its Global Millennial Survey 2019, Deloitte has mapped the changing...

Working more than 10 hours can increase risk of stroke

Facts       Jun 21, 2019

  WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: Are you among those who clock in more than 10 hours at work? Take note! people who work long hours have an increased risk of stroke, especially if they work those hours for 10 years or more, finds a recent study.  The...

Be a smart manager: Resolving conflicts between employees can lead to higher productivity 

Facts       Jun 18, 2019

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making.  The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, is the first longitudinal study to prove several key tenets of structural balance theory (SBT),...

Found love at work? It may be unhealthy for the aspiring 'power couple'

Blog       Jun 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: With the life being in top gear round the clock for corporate leaders, their love life often takes a beating, and experts are of the opinion that any conflict of interest must be kept in mind when indulging in workplace relationships.   The HR...

Indian Millennials prefer buying larger Health Cover:Policybazaar

Articles       Jun 12, 2019

  A recent survey conducted by Policybazaar.com indicates that millennials between the age-group of 22-35 years in India have better assessment of their protection needs, when it comes to buying health covers which shields them adequately.    The survey reveals increasing number of millennials i.e. about 6...

Cabinet launches pension covers for farmers and retail traders

Indian News       May 31, 2019

  New Delhi: In a major push to boost rural consumption, the Modi government in its first Cabinet meeting decided to cover all the farmers, irrespective of their land holdings, under PM Kisan scheme that promises to transfer Rs 6,000 in their bank accounts.   The revised...

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