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Working from home may seem like the ultimate luxury. Studies are showing that increasing number of employees are interested in working from home with the preference more prevalent among those aged above 45 years. Many other studies have shown that while that may sound perfect, it can actually hamper your productivity. Read the ET articles for a head start.
It’s raining big offers for cloud technology talent
Large technology companies such as Amazon, TCS, Accenture and NTT-Netmagic, and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) ...
Home buyer interest in studio, serviced apartments rising in NCR
According to developers, a lot of buyers are ready to spend Rs 50 lakh to one crore for a studio apartment in and ar...
Why millennials should not be pressured into making unsuitable money decisions
If the expectation at school was about marks, performance and admissions, etc, did that pressure just extend into their adult lives, in the form of career, marriage, house, car, lifestyle and kids? Are we smothering them with our frameworks?
Seven in 10 employees say their companies have offered complete work from home: Survey
According to the report, the thought of going back to work made 79% of people apprehensive. In view of the uncertain times, 57% of respondents said their companies are communicating the status of working from home on a month-on-month basis.
As people stayed home, cyber fraud tripled during lockdown in Delhi
Several accounts and IDs through which people were defrauded in the name of Covid-19 donations were also blocked in the recent past. Over 80 blocked IDs pertained to the PM-Cares fund. About 150 social media accounts were blocked for posting provocative content.
Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers
Most of the positions are part of Amazon's 'Virtual Customer Service' programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.
Most Indian millennials, Gen Z say stress legitimate reason to take time off work: Survey
While the COVID-19 crisis has been unprecedented, 85 per cent millennials and 74 per cent Gen Zs in India agreed that policymakers had taken the appropriate actions to support workers during the pandemic, according to the ninth Deloitte 'Global Millennial Survey'.
The virus has made India’s devastating gender gap even worse
Less than a quarter of women in India are in labour force — among the poorest standings in world .
White collar gig workers will be the norm for India Inc
India Inc is opening up to the concept of white-collar staff working for multiple employers at the same time.
A 13-year head start: Lessons learnt from a company that started WFH more than a decade ago
"We see an increased effort to make rules and stick to the discipline of work hours, breaks, and completion of tasks to deadline. Many homes now have designated work areas where members are able to work undisturbed. This experiment is a worthy one."
Women may rule the shop floor
Women comprise 3%-12% of India's manufacturing scene. But Covid is setting in motion a major change.
Hiring picks up in multiple sectors including e-commerce & delivery
Outdoor clothing and tactical gear firm Wildcraft, which is making reusable PPE overalls, Hazmat suits and masks for the Ministry of Textiles and Commercial applications, has hired a workforce of over 30,000 in the past two months and is looking to hire another 70,000 on direct and third party rolls.
With work from home comes pay for home
Sectors such as IT and IT services, BFSI are introducing more relevant salary components.
The workplace is going to change in many ways: Paul Abraham, IndusInd Bank
A lot of activities which were not seen as lending themselves to automation will now be so. That means much displacement in people and working equations. Tech will underpin many basic and complex activities. Knowing how to navigate the new world will make you indispensable and not knowing it will make you dispensable, says the COO of IndusInd Bank.
What work-from-home means for commercial real estate
Though demand for office space will come down, it is not expected to crash. Many employers will need to scale up the usable area for each employee. There could also be an uptick in demand for bigger, more flexible houses.