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Advantages of birch plywood: In conversation with Desk TALK

DeskTALK, a Mumbai based startup is offering an ergonomic solution to those working remotely in India during the COVID- 19 scenarios. “While enjoying our cup of coffee, we were working on a very important project and suddenly the coffee spilled on all of our papers. That was it, that was our ‘Eureka’ moment and we decided to come up with a solution to ease such WFH hurdles,” says Hitesh Thakkar, co-founder of DeskTALK. With high quality birch plywood and minimal designs, they are making work happen! “The times are tough and we wanted the employees to feel motivated when they sit down for work, so we targeted HR heads and CEOs to cater the issues. We sent mailers and reached...

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Work from home: A different approach

Face covered with the blanket and arms reaching out towards the phone, she opened her dreamy eyes to welcome another day at ‘Work from Home’. This is the story of an ordinary woman, Nisha. She is the HR head at a ‘Confidential’ company and stays with her daughter and a helping husband at a studio apartment in Pune. Just like everybody else, she cooks, attends meetings, works all day on an ergonomic work desk, talks to her family and friends over the phone, and somehow manages to remain cheerful. Yes, she does crib about not being able to step out but other than that, it’s a happy place to be. She certainly believes Working from home has boosted her and...

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How HR is playing its role amidst the Pandemic in these top tech companies?

  The novel Coronavirus has brought with itself a series of ‘the new normal’. One of them being, “working from home and, working from anywhere.”  While initially, there was a bit of resistance but the stats suggest that the employees and employers have adapted themselves and shown unparalleled productivity. TCS’s new model of vision 25*25 is a talk of the town and industry experts are vouching on the success and possible failures of it. The ambitious project aims on having only 25% of its workforce, working from office the rest 75% will be deemed to the new WFH scenario. This will assure a major cut on big expenses like facilities, transport, office space, rentals, and energy. The HR team is...

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Don’t let mental pressure choke your employees' productivity

“Mental wellbeing of employees is important.” “Everyone should take care of body postures. Ergonomic desks should be encouraged.” “Our utmost priority is to keep our employees happy, healthy, and energized.” “We must focus on wellness” The list goes on and on. The world talks about it, hears it, discusses it but how many of these will act? It’s time to take employees’ health seriously. It’s time to communicate, empathize, and focus on the well-being of employees holistically.  A simple change in the new work from home lifestyle can go a long way. It can be as simple as, taking out time to host a fun meeting, or celebrating little milestones or gifting your employee an ergonomic work desk, or hosting...

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A Letter to the HR

  We all are in our bubbles, floating in and around, with a lot of troubles. Stress is the new normal, Can somebody rectify this, 2020 Journal? Job insecurity is at its peak, Motivation is a necessity, but how do we seek? Dear HR, This is not a blog. It is a letter. A letter to all of you who work so hard in searching for the right talent, hiring them and keeping them motivated. Now the question is- Are you really doing enough to keep your wonderful workforce motivated during tough times like these? Ask this question to yourself, if the answer is ‘yes’, nothing like it. Keep up your good work and share some secret tips in the...

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