Workplace/Employee Benefits

After Facebook, LinkedIn faces massive 500 mn users' data leak: Report

International News       Apr 09, 2021

  New Delhi: While people are yet to digest the huge Facebook data leak of 533 million users (including 6.1 million Indians), Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn is now facing a massive data leak of 500 million users that is allegedly being sold online. An archive...

COVID-19 vaccination at public, private workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from Apr 11

Indian News       Apr 07, 2021

  New Delhi: The government will allow COVID-19 vaccination at public and private workplaces having about 100 eligible beneficiaries from April 11 across states and Union territories. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to the chief secretaries said a substantial proportion of the population aged...

Take Friday afternoons off this Summer, PwC tells U.K. staff

Facts       Apr 05, 2021

  PricewaterhouseCoopers will give UK staff Friday afternoons off this summer and allow them to choose the amount of time they spend working from home as part of a post-pandemic shakeup of working patterns. The accountancy firm announced its hybrid working model would include “a reduced...

Over 1.55 lakh cos incorporated last fiscal in India

Indian News       Apr 01, 2021

  New Delhi: More than 1.55 lakh companies were incorporated in the country in 2020-21, a "significant" jump of 27 per cent compared to the year-ago period since the coronavirus pandemic had disrupted economic activities last fiscal. Besides, 42,186 Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) were incorporated in...

Gig economy can support 90 million jobs in India, add 1.25% to GDP: BCG Report

Facts       Mar 30, 2021

The gig economy can serve up to 90 million jobs in the non-farm sectors in India with a potential to add 1.25 per cent to the GDP over the "long term", a report said on Tuesday. The gig economy, where workers get hired typically for...

'Work from home jobs' searches in 2020 surged 140% in India: Google report

Facts       Mar 26, 2021

  New Delhi: With remote working becoming a norm during the initial phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was 140 per cent growth in "work from home jobs" searches from across India in 2020 over 2019, new data from a Google report showed on Thursday. With...

No plan to introduce four-day work week in central government offices: Min

Indian News       Mar 24, 2021

New Delhi: The Centre has no plan to introduce four days a week or 40 working hours a week system for central government offices, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. "Presently, there is no such proposal to introduce four days a week or 40 hours a...

One year since lockdown: India still recovering from unemployment blow

Indian News       Mar 24, 2021

  India is still not out of the woods as far as unemployment is concerned after a year when the lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of deadly COVID-19 on March 25 last year as pandemic-induced job loss has not tapered off consistently. The government...

Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay

International News       Mar 17, 2021

LONDON: Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits. The ride hailing giant’s announcement Tuesday comes after it lost an appeal last...

Women want health covers to be more `women-centric': Survey

Indian News       Mar 08, 2021

   Mumbai: Reliance General Insurance has conducted a survey commissioned by research agency Nielsen to understand the behaviour and involvement of women when it comes to investment in health insurance. The report showed that 98% of the women believe that there should be more women centric...

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