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Infosys steps up overseas hiring and training

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Infosys is implementing a wide-ranging plan to improve sales effectiveness, said senior executives of the Bangalore-based company, predicting that the benefits of these measures could start showing up before the third quarter of 2014-15. India’s second-largest software company,...

Will France’s 6 pm deadline work for Indian professionals?

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Labour unions and consulting companies in France recently decided that employees need not check work emails after 6 pm. We couldn’t help but find out what people here are usually up to at precisely this hour. Gayatri Ruia, Director, Palladium Hotel All of us seem to be...

How large MNCs can sustain innovation and remain agile

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By Pari Natarajan Today, global R&D spends are increasing at a rate, twice the average GDP growth of highly developed nations. While in the past, the pharmaceutical sector was the most invested in R&D, today companies of all sizes across verticals are investing...

Indian Employers rank stress number one lifestyle risk factor
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Indian employers are ahead of their Asia Pacific counterparts in developing strategies to manage work-related stress as one in every three employers instituted stress management programmes last year and an almost equal number plan to do so this year, says a survey. According to...

How indian CEOs are transplanting learnings from their Indian stints
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After having lived in the UK for three years in the 1990s as part of Unilever, Bharti Retail CEO Raj Jain got a call from Whirlpool in Shanghai to lead its product development and marketing in the region. Later, he became President of Emerging Markets based in China. For...

Indian workforce prefers stability over career progression

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Microsoft emerged as the most attractive employer in India at the Randstad 2014 awards held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Conducted by HR solutions firm Randstad, the awards were instituted globally by Randstad, and aim to encourage best practices for talent attraction...

Slow growth and attrition a big concern at Infosys

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Switzerland pushes for minimum wage of $25 per hour

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Jasmin Eicher has already axed her sole full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what would be the world’s highest minimum wage, she says the only option would be to close her door. The Swiss...

Policy boost needed to create jobs, lift economy

Financial Express

Government measures that help generate skills and create employment would be useful for India’s struggling economy, says Charan Singh in a Financial Express report. Singh is RBI chair professor in economics, IIM Bangalore. Signs of trouble are everywhere, he says. First, the general...

OECD suggests subsidies to hire youth 

Business Standard 

The dire unemployment situation in developed economies has prompted the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to call for more government intervention, Business Standard reports. According to the 2013 employment outlook, joblessness is likely to remain high in...