Five in 10 Indian employees feel unwanted at work sometimes
Contents News/Article Date: 21st July 2023
Relating to which Act: The Indian Constitution grants the Central and state governments the powers to enact laws to protect the employees and foster a professional work environment. Based on the industry, nature of the work, number of employees in the company, location, and more, there are various legislations like the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 (ID Act), Factories Act 1948 (Factories Act), and Shops and Establishment Acts in relevant states (S&E Act).
Penalty under the Act: Penalties and Procedures
The factory act, 1948 is especially designed for the convenience of the working employees in a factory. The factory occupier is bound to follow the rules of the act. If any violation of rules done by the factory occupier their s/he will be penalised for the same. The guilty of any offence will be punished. With imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years with a fine.
The section 92, states the penalty for the resultant accident causing death or serious injury to the working employees. There will be fine charged and which shall not be less than 25,000 INR. Although for heavy body injury the fine would be 5000 INR. This excludes the fractures but involves the permanent loss of any limb or a permanent injury.
The section 94, states penalties for the person for the conviction under the section 92 of the act. If the employer is found guilty of an offence in the same provision, then the punishment for that involves the imprisonment for a term which might extend to three years. The fine will not be less than 10,000 INR and may extend to two lakhs.
The section 93, states the owner of a premise who has leased the building to different occupiers for the use as separate factories. Therefore, the owner of the premises is liable to maintain the – drainage, water supply, road, lighting and sanitation.
The penalty for the workers:
Any worker found guilty of contravening the provisions of the Act, or any related to it shall be liable to fine of 500 INR. Also, if any worker possesses the false fitness certificate is liable to a fine of 1,000 INR and imprisonment under the Indian penal court.
Applicable to which State: Labour Law Acts and Rules and Judgements as are applicable to all States
Type: ET Bureau News Report
Pertains to: All establishments and workers
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And in this instance: Five in 10 Indian employees feel unwanted at work at least sometimes, highlighting the need for stronger employee engagement initiatives, finds a new survey.
More than a third of respondents (34%) considered changing jobs due to negative emotions at work, while nearly a third (28%) actually tried to change jobs, according to the ‘Belonging in the Workplace’ report by workplace experience and facilities management company.
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Five in 10 Indian employees feel unwanted at work sometimes: Survey
Five in 10 Indian employees feel unwanted at work at least sometimes, highlighting the need for stronger employee engagement initiatives, finds a new survey.
More than a third of respondents (34%) considered changing jobs due to negative emotions at work, while nearly a third (28%) actually tried to change jobs, according to the ‘Belonging in the Workplace’ report by workplace experience and facilities management company
The report, which has responses from 1,000 employees across various industries, finds that a majority of Indian employees (51%) report never feeling safe or able to be their authentic selves in the workplace. This suggests a need for increased inclusivity and diversity in Indian workplaces.
Nearly four in ten employees (39%) said that developing more inclusive policies would be the most effective way to make them feel more at home in the workplace. On the flip side, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, a significant number of Indian employees (30%) reported a marked increase in feeling a strong sense of belonging in their workplace.
While the pandemic may have had a positive impact on the sense of belonging felt by Indian employees, pay remains the most important t factor when considering workplace value, according to 92% of employees.
The benefits of face-to-face interaction and meetings (57%), adoption of flexible and remote working policies (46%) and a return to working in the office (39%) were considered the key factors to value the workplace more in the past 12 months.
By creating an atmosphere where Indian organisations genuinely value and appreciate their employees, they can unlock untapped potential and productivity.
“Indian workplaces have undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, driven by the adoption of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) policies and the integration of advanced technologies to empower workforces. These changes have led to a significant number of Indian employees experiencing a strong sense of belonging and valuing their workplace. We are encouraged by these positive findings, but we are also aware of the significant gaps in employee engagement and well-being that remain. The stark contrast to some other countries in terms of employees feeling wanted clearly indicates that there is opportunity to create more inclusive and supportive workplaces in India,” said Aksh Rohatgi, CEO and country manager of ISS India. Corporate heads have a responsibility to prioritise employee engagement, mental health support, and foster an inclusive environment, Rohatgi added.
30% of Indian respondents cited alignment with the values of their workplace as a crucial factor in fostering a sense of belonging. In contrast, countries such as Denmark and Germany registered lower percentages of 16% and 17%, respectively, emphasising the importance of shared values in cultivating a positive work culture.