Prachi Verma

Assistant Editor, The Economic TimesWith over a decade of experience as a journalist, I track talent, education, HR, technology and trends around employees (right from CXOs to entry level workforce). I also keep a keen eye on the campuses like the IITs, NITs and IIMs.
  • Lendingkart lays off 200 employees

    Lendingkart lays off 200 employees

    Fintech lender Lendingkart has fired over 200 employees or 30% of its workforce. The company confirmed the layoffs to ET in an email.

    Back at work, employees experience a brand ‘new’ workplace

    Back at work, employees experience a brand ‘new’ workplace

    From numbering chairs to prevent accidental exchanges, converting corridors and walkways to ‘one-ways’ and encouraging use of alternate stalls and washbasins in washrooms, to having quarantine rooms and standby ambulance, companies are leaving no stone unturned to create a decluttered and ‘socially-distanced’ workplace as the cost of a small slip-up could be huge in the times of Covid-19.

    Coronavirus spoils internship plans at IIMs

    Coronavirus spoils internship plans at IIMs

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a record number of summer internships getting cancelled across the Indian Institutes of Management, the scale of which, say these institutes, is unlike anything they have seen in the past.

    India Inc getting back to office very cautiously

    India Inc getting back to office very cautiously

    Flipkart, Panasonic India, Whirlpool, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Capgemini, Hindustan Zinc, Power Finance Corporation, Dalmia Cement, Dabur, and RPG Group are among a host of companies that have put in place plans to resume office for a section of staff over this week and next.

    IIMs add final touches to 2020 list

    IIMs add final touches to 2020 list

    Digital was the medium of choice at several institutes to finalise the candidates. While IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Raipur had managed to complete their admission process before the lockdown, others like Lucknow, Calcutta, Kozhikode, Indore, Sambalpur and Jammu had to partly resort to the virtual route to zero in on the candidates.

    Maruti Suzuki opens corporate office

    Maruti Suzuki opens corporate office

    “We have got clearance to open the office from the local authorities and are following the guidelines given by the government,” said a spokesperson for Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s biggest car maker. The company’s Delhi corporate office is at Nelson Mandela Marg.

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