Are women ruder to each other than they are to men at workplace? Studies find the answer
U.K. employers may consider banning handshakes in workplace: HR expert
Snooze Alarm: Lack of Sleep is Costing the World More Than a Trillion Dollars a Year
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Sep 17, 2019
01/5What is ‘queen bee syndrome’?
In 1973, three researchers—G. L. Staines, T. E. Jayaratne and C. Travis—defined ‘queen bee syndrome’ as a behavioural trail of a woman in a position of power or authority who treats or views her subordinates more critically, especially if they happen to be women. The theory developed by these three scientists further states that “women in senior positions in organisations not only fail to support other women in the organisation but even go so far as to have a negative impact on them and their careers.” A lot of debate and studies have been going on since then that divides the world into two camps—one that says yes, queen bee syndrome does exist while the other denies its existence. …
April 25, 2019
It may seem harmless enough, but handshakes in the workplace could become a thing of the past under new physical contact rules being considered in the U.K., according to one human resources expert.
Kate Palmer, an associate director of advisory at the HR consultancy firm Peninsula, said employers in the U.K. may enact a complete ban on physical contact in order to avoid expensive sexual harassment suits. …
While India and China, the world’s two most populous countries, can boast of huge workforces, a majority of employees are overworked in stressful conditions for not particularly high wages.
January 8, 2019
The bard may have written that we should “sleep, perchance to dream”, the stresses of modern life and work are leading companies around the world to urge their employees to “sleep, perchance to earn”.
This is due to spiralling economic losses being caused by lack of sleep, as employees are increasingly taking their work home, after already stressing out at their offices and subsequently losing out on rest, which in turn, affects their productivity and efficiency, ultimately, leading to economic detriment. …
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July 25, 2018
Some people are just so super-helpful, generous and do so much good that we can’t help but hate them a little bit for it. Such is the conclusion of a new study from the University of Guelph.
The hate is especially true in work or other competitive situations. However nice they might be, people often just don’t like the really good guys. …
Dec 29, 2017
Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI) has introduced a special leave for employees who have suffered a bereavement in the family. This will be a one-week paid leave on the loss of a family member.
Speaking to TOI, SBI deputy MD Prashant Kumar said that besides leave, the bank also took a decision to provide 75% subsidy on mediclaim premium for retired employees earning pension up to Rs 20,000. For those earning Rs 20,000-30,000 pension, the subsidy would be 60%. The bank has also expanded scope of mediclaim cover for employees’ family to 100% of claimed amount as against 75% earlier. …
Jun 12, 2016
KOLKATA: Last month, 11 employees at software giant SAP didn’t show up in their office cubicles. They didn’t even opt for ‘work from home’. But they still received their entire month’s pay. …
Oct 16, 2015
CHENNAI: Most tritely formatted CVs tend to bore recruiters into a state of comatose dullness that guarantees they elicit no response. What better way, then, to save a busy executive’s time and give him a sneak peek into your personality than a video resume? …
September 12, 2015
Mobile workers without a fixed office should be able to charge employers for first and last journeys of the day, ruling finds. …
Birth of an idea: PSU banks introduce paternity leave Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 6, 2015
CHENNAI: A long queue outside your teller counter on Monday morning may not help matters especially after you spend two sleepless nights over the weekend attending to your newborn. …
The dos and don’ts of office romance Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 19, 2015
Love has an uncanny knack of showing up when you least expect it. And when it happens at your workplace, it’s likely to get complicated. That is, if you let it. …
Retrenched staff get relief from SC, 23 years after launching legal battle Indianexpress.com
March 24, 2015
Manohar Kamkar was 48 in 1992 when Mumbai-based shipping company Mackinnon Mackenzie laid off over 90 of its employees including him. For the next 23 years, he and his colleagues spent fighting a legal battle in three different courts — the Industrial court, High Court and Supreme Court. …
How to deal with frenemies at work Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 11, 2015 A frenemy is one of the most dangerous workplace friends you can come across,” says US-based executive coach and corporate author Ellen Lubin-Sherman. …
Madras high court stays termination of TCS employee Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 13, 2015
CHENNAI: In a case which may open a floodgate of litigation, the Madras high court on Tuesday restrained software major TCS from retrenching an employee who has been issued termination by the company. …
SC trashes Central Bank plea against HC ruling Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Aug 25, 2013
MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has dismissed a special leave petition filed by the Central Bank of India against the Bombay high court’s landmark order against recruitment on the basis of campus interviews. “We see no reason to interfere. The special leave petition is dismissed,” observed Justice H L Gokhale and J Chelameswar in their one-page order on August 19. …
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