Gratuity

Now Tax-free Gratuity limit is increased to 20L and Maternity leave period can be of 26 Weeks: Parliament passes the bill

Parliament passed the bill which increases the limit of tax-free gratuity amount. Earlier it was 10L and now it is increased to 20L. This bill allows the government to increase the limit without amending in law. The amendment to the payment of gratuity law comes in the backdrop of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 enhancing […]

Philips LiFi

Philips is the first company to offer LiFi broadband service globally through its LED Light

Philips has now tested the LiFi in a real office and became the first company to offer LiFi Broadband services globally. The technology is being tested at Icade, the French real estate investment company in their Paris based office. However, the current capacity is just 30mbps but this is all set to increase. Philips Lighting, […]

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Business : a professional touch to a casual chat. | App Review

The interaction with WhatsApp Business is not limited to WhatsApp Business users only but it can interact with regular WhatsApp users. It allows creating a business profile. It includes details like address, email, website, and uptime. If any user will click on the name it will get all details. What we liked most, is the […]

Office

5 Things not to do at Office | Articles

An office is purely a professional workplace where almost every behavior is well defined. Some are defined rules and some are un-said rules. But our behavior and etiquettes are closely watched along with our professionalism and performance. Offices may differ in working environments but there are certain things which must be taken care. Here are […]

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to enter in digital payment market in India | Alarm for all other players

WhatsApp, a Facebook Inc. product, is all set to enter into Digital Payment market in India. This has triggered an alarm to all other major existing players in Digital Payment market. With more than 200 million users in India, it is definitely a big threat to other. Rivals are quoting this as a very negative […]

march

Month End Closing – a salesperson story

Month-end, although happens every month, is a judgemental time for any salesperson. Most of the companies are having a culture of month end closing. It is the time which defines the final performance of the month. An interesting fact is that the last week of the month has more than 60% of monthly invoicing. In […]

GST

No E-Waybill is required for consignment worth below INR 50K | GST

From April 1, the interstate e-waybill will be mandatory e-waybill portal crashed on 1st Feb when it was first implemented. 13 states to start intrastate waybill in February only, the deadline for all states is 1st June GST (Goods & Service Tax) Council had its 26th meeting on 11th March. They made a rule of […]

Snap

Snapchat is laying off 120 Engineers

It is third big layoff in recent months of Snap Inc. Quarter ending in December 2017, was the best quarter for Snapchat in terms of user growth. The company is citing reason of not meeting Company-wide goals. Snap Inc. the parent company of popular Photo Sharing app, is laying off more than 120 Engineers. A […]

Bhushan Steel

Tata Steel is the highest bidder | Bhushan Steel takeover

Tata Steel is announced to be the highest bidder for the takeover of Bhushan Steel. In stiff fight with JSW Steel, the all in cash offer of Tata Steel is weighing more than others. On Wednesday it has been declared to be the highest bidder. This will be first large transaction under IBC (Insolvency and […]

Tax

TDS SCAM : 447 Companies made scam of ₹ 3200 Crore | Employees will also suffer

Income tax department has unveiled a new scam of more than ₹3200 Crore. Just after few weeks of the multi-billion scam of Punjab National Bank which shook the nation, now there is TDS Scam. TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) wing of Income tax department could notice the wrongdoings of 447 companies, in verification survey carried […]

aadhar

If you are thinking of START-UP or Business, this will help | Udyog Aadhaar

Thinking about Start-up or opening a new business! You must be enquiring about the processes. Most of the start-ups and businesses are in Manufacturing and Service Industry. And here is big support from the government in form of Udyog Aadhar. However this is not a news anymore as it was notified on 18th September 2015, […]

less salary

Am I getting lesser salary?

“What is my value?” And “what value addition am I doing?” these are the two questions which are important for all employees. Good thing is that most of the sensible employees know the correct answer to it. It is good to know your worth. But have you ever felt like if you are getting a […]

email

E-mails : Dos & Don’ts

E-mail is an integral part of any official communication. Time changed and many technologies arrived but still, e-mail is the most authentic way of communication in the professional world. For everyone, be it colleagues, client, or vendors it is the best way for official correspondence. In nutshell, it is a lifeline of the professional world. […]

Candidate

HR and Candidate: Issue of communication Gap.

  Job search is not an easy task, in fact, job search itself is an unpaid job. There are many candidates, those are badly looking for a job opportunity. They contact or get contacted by several HR firms, and company HRs for an interview, but most of the time they end with no response post […]

after layoff

Layoff: Reasons and Afterward Actions | How to face interview if you are fired.

A few years back when I joined a multinational, I was very happy to have an international exposure. In India, the company had its fully own subsidiary and with about 30 odd staff in different functions. In early days of the financial year, we were called for the meeting, which was very usual as the […]

termination

The Art of Firing : How to get rid of worthless employee

Being a manager is not easy, especially when you have a non-performing employee in your team. The life gets worse if that employee doesn’t want to improve. Few employees have an issue with behaviour which stops them to improve. They have either taken the things for granted or very rigid to change attitude. For whatsoever […]

Boss

How to handle your Boss.

I had a colleague, who was an average performer but with an excellent presentation skill. And above all, he had an excellent relationship building skill, as per himself. He had maintained a great relationship with all his bosses, current and ex. I was curious to know the secret. He revealed “Right Compliment. You just need […]

Tax

GST: a nightmare with benefits | Past and Present

The year 2017, went through a major and long-awaited reform of GST (Goods and Service Tax). In India, the concept of GST was first visualized in the year 1999 but it took 17 years to get cleared from parliament. On 8 August 2016, the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the rollout of GST was passed by […]

startup

Sorry, it was a Start-up: A story of 2017

4 month back my friend Vinit, a software engineer, had joined an e-commerce start-up dealing in apparel brand. The company was backed by biggies of the industry. With just 3 years of experience, he had got an excellent pay and grade, which was much higher than his expectation. He was still serving probation period and […]