Socially distanced work stations are just the basic change. Offices will transform into spaced out warrens, with plexiglass dividers and transparent hard plastic screen cubicles.
Fintech lender Lendingkart has fired over 200 employees or 30% of its workforce. The company confirmed the layoffs to ET in an email.
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.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing increased panic attacks among India’s working professionals.
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.
There are about 325,000 students studying overseas with more than 100,000 choosing to go abroad each year.
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.
“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.
IIT Bombay, for the first time, will evaluate its student based on their past performances, said a professor who attended an internal meeting of the institute last week where this decision was made.
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