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Feedback application 'Secret' gets popular TimesJobs Feedback may be the breakfast of champions, but startups in the country are finding it difficult to find the timely, constructive and straightforward variety they need to course correct and succeed. Which is why ‘Secret’, an application for anonymous confessions and gossip, is slowly gaining ground as the social tool of choice in the Indian entrepreneurial Click here to read more Solar...
Apprentices bill to create 23Lakh seats: Govt TimesJobs The passage of a legislation on apprentices will create an additional 23 lakh seats, Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today and asked states to ensure its proper implementation. “I am happy that the amendment to Apprentices Act has been done in Lok Sabha. Under the earlier system, the total number of apprentice Click here to read more Overconfidence can fool...
Personal questions in an interview: To ask or not to ask? TimesJobs By Devdutt Pattanaik In many parts of the world, you aren’t allowed to ask any personal questions during an interview. You cannot ask the candidate questions related to gender. You cannot ask about their sexual orientation or country of origin. You cannot ask about their age or their religion. You cannot ask where they reside Click here to read more A CEO with doctorate,...
'Social conscience key in future workplaces' TimesJobs India’s future generation wants to work in organisations that demonstrate a strong social conscience and almost 75 per cent of Indian respondents of a PwC survey said they want to work for an organisation with a powerful social conscience. According to the report titled ‘Future of Work: A journey to 2022′, around 75 per cent Click here to read more Tech Mahindra launches national mobile...
Tata Steel hires 40 diploma engineers TimesJobs Ahead of commissioning of its 6 MTPA greenfield steel mill at Kalinga Nagar in Odisha’s Jajpur district, Tata Steel today hired 40 diploma engineers from the placement cell of the state government’s Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTET). The steel major becomes the first private company to collaborate with the Central Placement Cell of Click here to read more IIM Calcutta...
Google, Linkedin have cool, happy offices TimesJobs You go to work in offices that house a Taj Mahal-like setting that changes colours, meeting places built like a railway coach or an Ambassador car, a work area designed like a Las Vegas casino, bright orange or green holes-in-the-wall with comfortable seating… the idea of a workplace is changing rapidly, and moving away from Click here to read more Most Indians continue to work even on...
Computers reshaping global job market for better & worse TimesJobs Automation and increasingly sophisticated computers have boosted demand for both highly educated and low-skilled workers around the globe, while eroding demand for middle-skilled jobs, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on Friday. But only the highly educated workers are benefiting through higher wages, wrote MIT professor David Autor in the...
It’s time to sift through all the arguments against bell curve TimesJobs As someone with 30 years of professional standing, I have never seen a bell curve. But I have experienced the impact of being part of a distribution curve. I missed being selected into an engineering college, despite my passion for engineering and a 92 per cent qualifying score, because I failed to Click here to read more Motivate staff not just with money TimesJobs...
Rush of pre-placement offers at IITs hints at good year for graduates TimesJobs The first flush of pre-placement offers (PPOs) now being handed out at India’s leading IITs are pointing to a coming bumper placement season this year. At IIT Bombay , job announcement forms submitted by companies are already double of what was seen at the same time last year. The number of PPOs at other IITs Click here to read more GEA to axe about 1,000 jobs...
Female labours exit raising wages, reducing poverty TimesJobs Going by the Tendulkar poverty line, 137 million people rose above the poverty line between 2004-05 and 2011-12. Some attribute this to fast GDP growth, some to the MNREGA, the rural employment guarantee programme. A third factor is the sharp rise in agricultural prices since 2008. Fourth, and most important, a huge withdrawal of over 40 Click here to read more Internet startups...
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