Good Employee Experience Story [March 29 – April 04]

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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.

HPCL joins hands to boost world’s largest COVID vaccination drive

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd on Friday said it is aiding the world’s largest COVID vaccination drive in India by providing equipment for cold storage and transportation of the vaccines in four states and union territory. HPCL, a subsidiary of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) through its various channels of internal and external communication is also inspiring its eligible employees and customers to get vaccinated.

[Source: Economic Times]

IBM expects 80% of staff to work 3-days/week in office model

IBM (International Business Machines Corp.) expects 80% of its employees to work in a hybrid model after the pandemic, a setup that offers flexibility but also poses challenges for community-building and upward mobility for staff in a virtual workspace. In a recent report by Zoom Video Communications Inc., some 65% of surveyed U.S. companies said they were considering a “flexible remote working model.”

[Source: SightsInPlus]

SBI Card sees over 50 pc transaction from online payments: CEO

SBI Cards and Payment Services (SBI Card) has been seeing over 50 per cent of its transactions via online payments such as on groceries, utility bills, insurance premium, and hopes the trend to go up further as the point of sale purchases are yet to pick up, a top company executive said.

[Source: Financial Express]

How US government plans to expand broadband reach with $100 billion

The Biden administration is promising to do something about all of those issues as part of its proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure package. The plan, which would devote $100 billion to get all Americans connected, is more ideal than policy and lacks a lot of important detail.

[Source: Livemint]

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign that you’re not doing anything very innovative” 

– Woody Allen [American director, writer, actor and comedian]

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