Volume 02


With youngsters being less patriarchal and more sensitive towards gender parity women employees’ favour younger bosses states ‘The Younger Boss- Older Subordinate’ relationship, a detailed research elaborating India’s evolving world of work.

According to the report, more than 52 percentage of women in the start-up sector preferred working under younger superiors. Women felt younger bosses were less prejudiced and more open to diverse point of views. The liking for younger bosses is not just restricted to women, even male employees preferred younger bosses. Around 75 percentages of men, in the start-up industry were open to report to a younger superior indicating a clear shift in the qualities that define leadership. Though there is a penchant for youngsters, there is an equal and strong wave of resentment towards their leadership style. While more than 57 percentages of the entry-to-mid level employees across sectors favoured working with younger superior, around 75% of the seasoned professionals (talent with more than 20 years of experience) looked forward to working with older bosses. They attributed the older chiefs with better capabilities to handle complexities, ambiguity, people and organizational transformations.

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Volume 01

Do referral programs breed mediocrity?

‘Referral Programs Breeding Mediocrity Report’ is the first in TeamLease survey series to understand ‘India’s evolving World of Work’. The survey was administered on HR managers across sectors. The current survey series aims to understand the pulse of young Indian workforce to the different aspects that govern the working environment.

Referral programs have been touted as the newest holy grail of hiring. Purportedly, referral hiring is the silver bullet that solves for employee engagement, culture fit, hiring costs and retention. While some of these benefits may be real and might even be significant, the industry is abuzz with the pitfalls of referral hiring as well. And the most destructive of them all, Talent Managers say, are clique forming and mediocrity breeding.

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TRS Forms & Services


TRS Forms though a decades old company had its challenges to sell the Brand equity of the company and its vision to the candidates from different domain. While the choice of talent pool was specific the client had stringent timelines and budgets to on-board resources. Client needed highly motivated resources to be hired just in time on technical and business development functions which was crucial for their business growth.

TeamLease partnered with client TA team, hiring managers and worked towards their hiring goals, adding value to their current process. Attracting talent with Employer Brand Process and hand holding the resource till the on-boarding was significant to achieve up to 88% conversions in a quarter.

Download the report to see how TeamLease brought difference to the TRS Forms & Services hiring requirement.

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Tata BSS


Tata Business Support Services (Tata BSS), exist to simplify. Simplify the business of customer lifecycle management. Simplify the way we engage with – and deliver value – to clients. Simplify the lives of our client’s customers in an increasingly complex world.

Challenge: TATA BSS, was ramping up their collection business pan India, Challenge was to hire 80 resources in stipulated 45 days’ time. Along with the tier 1 cities, mandate was to pull in resource up country – tier 2 and tier 3 locations. This was pilot project for TATA BSS and expecting huge projections this year.

Download the report to see how TeamLease brought difference to the Tata BSS hiring requirement.

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Siemens India


Siemens India is a technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation,quality and reliability. The company is one of the leading producers of energyefficient,
resource-saving technologies; combined cycle turbines for power generation; and power transmission solutions. Siemens is a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems. Siemens India has around 16,000 employees and is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India.

Challenge:Siemens was looking to outplace a team of their consultants at their manufacturing plant in Oil & Gas domain which was in a remote location. To start with, time was a big constraint as Teamlease had 3 days to start engagement post intimation from the client and the timeline to execute the engagement was 45 days. The requirement was to outplace 25 personnel. Other challenges included limited opportunities in the market and the high cost of resources where there was fitment constraint.

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September 19 2017

WoW Social Time Sink

With mobile internet penetration surging, and having crossed 35% this year, potentially every educated adult – and also many an illiterate – has a bevy of social networks at ones fingertips. The use of social media at the workplace, and the resultant slacking (neglecting work), is more rampant today than ever. While many employers have policies in place, and some employers are actually innovating and leveraging social media to their benefit, most are clueless about how the menace could be handled. As the show goes on Pokemon-Go briefly took over from SnapChat and WhatsApp to play Pied Piper to a crazed generation.

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NxtGen is an emerging leader in data Center and cloud-based services that help empower businesses to grow by cutting through complexity and saving on cost.Their advanced solutions can be provided both from our own High Density Data Center (HDDC™) facilities or deployed at On-Premise Data Centers (OPDC™) that are managed centrally.

Challenge: NxtGen was setting up their Data Center operations in Bangalore, India and as phase one needed to recruit the Sales engine. They needed 30 plus qualified and experienced Sales personnel to be on-boarded with 60 days.

Download the report to see how TeamLease brought difference to the NxtGen hiring requirement.

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Revised rates of Minimum Wages for all Industries/ categories in Bihar

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Notification on Declaration Of PF Rate Of Interest For EPF Members Account For The Year 2017-18

As per EPFO notification dated 25th May 2018, the EPFO has conveyed the approval of the Central Government via The Ministry of Labour and Employment to credit interest at 8.55% for the year 2017-18 to the account of each member of the EPF Scheme as per the provisions under Para 60 of EPF Scheme, 1952.

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Notification on Revised professional Tax Rates under Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919.

Chennai Municipal Corporation has revised the professional tax for the year 2018 – 19 and this revised slabs has to be remitted to the corporation once in six months (i.e. 30th  September 2018 and 31st Mar 2019) since this revised rates are applicable from 1st of April 2018 onwards.

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Notification on Administrative Charges revised under The Employees Provident Funds Scheme

The Ministry of Labour and Employment Department in consultation with central board has revised the administrative charges from 0.65% to 0.50% with effect from 1st June, 2018 under Employees Provident Funds Scheme.

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Notification on Revision of Minimum Wages for the state of Haryana

Haryana State has revised the Minimum Wages for category of employees covered under, ”Haryana Shops and Establishment Act” and this is effective from 01st January, 2018.

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Notification on The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017

The Labour Department of Delhi by way of a notification dated 9th August, 2017 has issued the draft Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Act, 2017.

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Orissa Revised Minimum Wages - Effective from 1st April 2018

Orissa State has revised the Minimum Wages for the category of employees covered under, ”Orissa Shops and Establishment Act” and this is effective from 01st April, 2018.

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Notification on Declaration of Paid Leave on account of Karnataka Election Poll day on 12th May 2018

Karnataka Labour Department declared that all Shops, Commercial Establishments, Factories and other Shops to be provided with Paid Leave on account of State Election which is on 12th May 2018.

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Notification on The Punjab State Development Tax Act, 2018

The Government of Punjab, Implemented The Punjab State Development Tax Act 2018, wherein the employers are liable to adhere to the provisions of this Act. For more details, please find the attached Regulatory Alert and Notification.

Please Note: The affiliated rules are still awaited from the concerned authority which will be published shortly.

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Notification on Amendment under PMRPY Scheme

As per EPFO circular dated 24th April 2018, the EPFO has intimated an amendment to the guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana. As per the amendment to the guidelines, the Government of India will pay the full employer's contribution (EPF and EPS both) w.e.f. 1st April 2018 for a period of three years to the new employees and to the existing beneficiaries for their remaining period of three years through EPFO. The last date of registration of beneficiary through establishment is 31st March 2019. For more details, please find the attached Regulatory Alert and Notification.


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Notification on Amendment under Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishment (Conferment of Permanent Status to Workmen) Rules, 1981

Tamil Nadu Labour and Employment Department has amended rule 6 of sub rule 2 and 3 under Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishment (Conferment of Permanent Status to Workmen) Rules, 1981 and this amendment is effective from 18th April 2018. 

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Regulatory Alert on EPFO permits UAN Generation without Aadhar for enrolment in EPS under Certain Cases

As per the EPFO Circular dated 26th March 2018, the EPFO has cited concerns of some employers in initial enrolment due to non-possession of Aadhar number. Thus, in order to avoid delay in remittance of contributions of new employees joining without possessing Aadhar number, PF department has decided to make available an additional route for allotment of UAN for enrolment as member of Employees Pension Scheme, 1995.

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Notification on Amendments under Tamilnadu Factories Rules

As per the notification dated 28th February 2018, the Government of Tamil Nadu has amended The Tamil Nadu Factories Rules. The amendment now introduced the following features as,


  • All Factory Licenses, Renewals, Amendments, Returns (Half yearly and Annual Returns) can be done through online. (https://dish.tn.gov.in/).
  • The registration and renewal of the factory license can be made for ten years consecutively now from the earlier tenure of five years 
  • Annual Return Form 22 has been amended with relevant changes.
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