Have you always had a separate workstation at home or did you set that up because of the lockdown? Can you share with us how have you set it up?I’ve always had a work desk at home which has never been used as much before. But there is a need to mix it up to break the monotony. So we’ve set up multiple working stations - used the dining table, converted the drawer chest and shoe rack into a standing desk by adding a stack of big books etc - and keep rotating every 3-4 days between myself and my wife. … [Read more...] about Virtual Leaders | A part of me was refusing to accept the lockdown would be long: Urban Company co-founder Varun Khaitan
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This brings up the debate about quality of engineering education in India that does not equip students with the new age technologies. While some colleges have been able to differentiate, majority of them have not been able to, especially the ones in the tier II and tier III towns. … [Read more...] about Reskilling is probably the biggest challenge for the IT companies amid the pandemic
“We’ll continue to listen to and work with employees to solve other challenges that come up, starting with a focus on wellness, promoting the use of our flexible vacation policy, and workshops to help managers lead remote teams effectively,” said Jacquet. … [Read more...] about Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’
Everything we know has gone a bit sideways. Many people are working harder and also juggling more than they ever have. For many, homeschooling kids wasn’t something that was previously on the to-do list and being “sheltered in place” with a spouse who is also trying to work from home wasn’t something anyone imagined a year ago. Then there’s all of the time spent shopping for groceries and sanitizing everything! Managing all of all the things in our work and our lives, which have now been mashed together in the same time and space, is complicated. … [Read more...] about Should a CEO hold employees to pre-COVID performance standards?
This includes a minimum of three months to eight months of salary based on tenure (includes an extra month of ex-gratia for every year served in addition to their notice period pay), accelerated vesting of ESOPs, extension of accident and term insurance for impacted employees and health insurance for them and their families till Dec'20, the statement said. … [Read more...] about Swiggy to lay off 350 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic