The world needs more good news! That’s why we’ve decided to gather some good Human Resources (HR) and Employee Experience (EX) stories every week to inspire you and make you feel hopeful about the future.
98% Workforce In TCS, Wipro, Infosys Working From Home; Office For 25% Staff In Tech M, Wipro
India’s top IT majors – TCS, Infosys, Wipro together had over 8.78 lakh employees on their rolls for the quarter ended September. While TCS had 97% of employees working from home, it was 99% for Infosys and 98% for Wipro.
Flipkart Asks Its 12,000 Employees To ‘Work From Home’ Till May 2021
Flipkart said those who have been coming to the office will continue to do so. However, the rest of the staff will continue working from home unless there is a critical need to come to the office
(Source: Money Control)
Salesforce acquires Slack for over $27 billion, marking cloud software vendor’s largest deal ever
Before Slack, Salesforce’s biggest deals were the $15.3 billion purchase of Tableau last year and the $6.5 billion acquisition of MuleSoft in 2018. The deal pits Salesforce against Microsoft in yet another market, with the companies already going head-to-head in sales software, data visualization, and productivity tools.
Google Maps Getting ‘Ride Services’ Menu Entry
Google Maps’ latest beta version introduces a new menu entry called ‘Ride Services’ in the settings of the app which will assist the user in getting standard and accurate fares by sending the route data from Google Maps to the ride-sharing company. This feature is presently under development and Uber is the only supporting accomplice as of now.
(Source: Business World)
HCL Tech’s Roshni Nadar tops the list of India’s wealthiest women
Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Technologies, followed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon and Leena Gandhi Tewari of USV has topped the list of wealthiest women in India, according to the second edition of ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun–Leading Wealthy Women’ report, compiled by Kotak Wealth Management, a division of Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Hurun India.
(Source: Business Standard)
Jet Airways plans to resume as a full-service airline in the summer of ’21
The new owners of Jet Airways plan to operate it as a full-service airline with a strong presence in the domestic market while connecting prominent European and West Asian cities with Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
(Source: Business Standard)
Air India to raise another Rs 1,000 crore
Debt-laden Air India Ltd is set to raise about Rs 1,000 crore this week to complete total fundraising of about Rs 6,150 crore in short-term loans from local lenders. The fresh debt will be used to refinance comparatively pricier foreign currency bridge loans taken to purchase seven Boeing Co. 787 and 777 jetliners, the two people said, on condition of anonymity.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Pandemic e-tail push creates 3 lakh delivery, supply chain jobs
The pandemic-induced demand for e-commerce created 2.5-3 lakh temporary delivery and supply chain jobs in India during the recently concluded festive season sales, according to data from staffing firm TeamLease. For e-tailers, this hiring was 30-40% higher than last year.
(Source: Times of India)
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