A week back, Japanese marketing company Piala announced it would be giving its non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid time off per year to make up for smokers’ cigarette breaks. Their CEO hoped it will incentivise employees to kick the habit of smoking. Closer home too, India Inc is trying to drive the same agenda.
Konduru comes with a deep understanding of the Indian startup space, given his decade-long work at redBus as a founding member, followed by his stints with start-ups like HelloClass, Pharmeasy and Housejoy, among others.
The academy was founded by the company as a response to train big data technologists to address banks’ digital transformation challenges. The platform will serve as a means to upskill and cross-skill fresh graduates, interns and existing employees, and then deploy them on live projects.
7 in 10 Indian executives believe AI will change the way we work and live in next decade, shows survey
The findings of the survey show that 71 per cent strongly believe that AI will fundamentally change the way we live and work during the next decade, and that an overwhelming 96 per cent believe those changes will be positive. 44 per cent said that their roles have already been impacted by AI.
In this role, William Blair will lead the growth and development of the company’s business in India and serve as the executive representative for all the programmes, products and services in the country. He will report to Timothy Cahill, senior vice-president for Lockheed Martin International, and assumes the role from Philip Shaw.
As the world marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, MNCs in India and local cos are moving beyond just setting up infrastructure and lip service to making inroads into championing the cause of disabled employees, by providing leadership opportunities, mentorship and making interventions to help chalk out their career progression.
“As the largest shared services centre for Cargill, India brings in unique value to our enterprises and functions. Under Sumit’s leadership, we hope to continue the stride in enabling our teams to deliver high quality services and build their careers with the company,” said Kim Skanson, president and global leader for Cargill Business Services.
Jabr Al-Azeeby is appointed as the new vice-president of India and Nepal operations for Emirates. Having served Emirates for more than fourteen years, Al-Azeeby has been looking for opportunities to better serve the local community, and working with internal stakeholders across Emirates’ wide network and span.
"It is very important to us that women technologists return to the workforce after career breaks. For us, it starts the moment a manager knows that an associate is pregnant - we pair them up with a ‘maternity buddy’, who shadows them throughout their pregnancy and then stay connected even through the maternity leave," says Katie Ebrahimi of Unisys.
More than half of Gen Zers worldwide (54%) – including 62% in the UK and 59% in the US – say pay is the most important consideration when applying for their first full-time job. Money becomes increasingly important the older the Gen Zer, with 57% of 22- to 25-year-olds agreeing that nothing outweighs pay, compared to 49% of the 21-and-under crowd.
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