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Taking Protection against Cybercrime: Simple Steps
In today’s highly digitised world, protection against cybercrime has become a natural necessity. But a very small proportion of people who are “online” every day understand cybercrime fully well let alone taking precautionary steps against it.
Selecting Overqualified Candidates
When HR of an organizations are given a mandate to hire for a position or role, it may seem challenging firstly because the supply being higher than the demand, given the current economic and job situation in the country. Secondly, the high expectations of the recruiters for the position. Ask head-hunter’s about talent and most will respond that ‘good talent is scarce’
E-Contracts and E-Signatures: Is India Ready?
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage across the world, it has become increasingly more difficult for organisations to contract, sign and maintain documentation physically as they used to. Most commercial negotiations rely on execution of documents in physical format and….
Managing Compliance and Ease of Doing Business
India currently ranks 63rd in the Ease of Doing Business ranking of World Bank. Over the last 5 years, India has improved its rank by 79 positions, 14 positions in last year alone, by implementing policies to increase efficiency and support businesses.
While there are many factors which decide a country’s rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index, an important factor is reduction of compliance burden
Upskilling & Reskilling for the Future
It would be almost cliched to say that the Covid-19 induced global lockdown has shaken up the global job market. Millions around the world, across industries and geographies have lost their employment due to an uncertain short-term future. While most of us agree that global economy will bounce back but no one is sure by when.
POSH: An Answer to Sexual Harassment at Workplace
I was browsing through the internet searching for the work-related material and came across an article- “Rise in Virtual Harassment” that got my attention and had this strong urge to reinforce the importance of POSH Policy at workplace especially during the Pandemic phase wherein everything has taken a back seat.
Building India into a Global Arbitration Hub
Over the past few years, the government has taken a pro-active approach to promote India as an arbitration hub.
With a view to revamp the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ICADR”), which was set up in 1995 to promote alternative dispute resolution mechanism in India the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament.
Can CSR help in mitigating COVID-19?
Ever since the Companies Act of 2013 was notified, India assumed a pioneering role in channelizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds in alignment with national priorities.
TCS on Sale of Goods – Increased Compliance Burden on Taxpayers
TDS and TCS have been a reliable weapon for the Government over the years serving the varied objectives of preventing tax evasion, widening the tax base and ensuring steady revenue collection for the Government. Thus, over the years, the Government’s clear intention has been to bring as many transactions under the ambit of TDS/TCS as possible.
Handy Tips and Tricks for Virtual Calls
Work did not stop due to the 2020 lockdown in response to COVID-19. It certainly hasn’t for #Octagonaindia and same for the rest of the world. Instead, there was an overnight transformation from office workers into telecommuters. We were all forced to adapt as quickly and as creatively as possible. This led to moving many processes, activities and events from the real world into the digital world.