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John Kerry praises Tata for creating jobs in US
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised Indian automobile giant Tata for creating thousands of jobs in the United States. “Take a look at the jobs that Tata is creating for Americans by expanding auto design and sales in the United States, adding to its 24,000 employees already in this...

Wipro rewards 20% of its employees a 16% hike in salary
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Wipro has rewarded nearly one in five employees with a 16% salary increase, a move India’s third-largest software company believes will help it retain its best-performing employees as overall attrition rates increased during the first quarter of the year. Starting June 1, the average pay-...

E-tailers’ poaching deliverymen hurting other sectors
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Bangalore-based startup entrepreneur Arjun Zacharia was in for a surprise when he found out that his favourite pizza outlet in the Koramangala area couldn’t deliver his order. At the outlet, he found out that the company didn’t have any delivery staff at work. He was told that everyone had...

IT professionals may get double digit hike
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Riding on the back of better operational performance, tech companies are likely to dole out higher wage increases for employees in the current year. After an average 8-10 per cent hikes last year, the IT staff can expect a double-digit increase in emoluments this year, industry body Nasscom said on...

Govt to amend 3 labour laws to benefit workers
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The ministry of labour and employment will soon seek Cabinet approval for amendments to three archaic labour laws, kickstarting a long-pending revamp of labour market rules with the aim of benefitting workers and increasing productivity. The ministry is finalising changes to the Child Labour Act of...

Demand for skilled data analysts increasing: SAS India
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Owing to lack in availability of skilled data analysts in the country to cater to booming analytics segment, there will be a huge demand for such personnel in future, an official of SAS India today said. “Data plays an important role in modern day and there is a huge gap of manpower in...

India needs labour-intensive industrialisation: Pranab Bardhan
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Eminent economist Pranab Bardhan today said the country requires a massive labour-intensive industrialisation to create more opportunities. “I am in favour of labour law reforms. The new government has already taken steps to change it but I think the country needs massive labour-...

PwC: CEOs believes skills gap biggest threat to business growth
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More organisations globally are planning to go on a hiring spree over the next 12 months but are concerned that they will not be able to find qualified candidates, a PwC report says. As many as 63 per cent of the CEOs surveyed for the report said that availability of key skills is...

Nissan CEO: Japan female bosses goal too ambitious
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Nissan’s chief executive, who has long made a point of promoting women to management positions, said the Japanese prime minister’s plan to boost female bosses to 30 per cent by 2020 is too ambitious. The participation of women in Japan’s workforce is very low by developed nation standards....

Infosys CEO-designate looks to engage employees, crowdsource ideas
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Vishal Sikka’s first major move at Infosys has been directed at improving employee engagement, sorely needed now given the record high employee attrition levels and the criticality of employee morale in implementing whatever plans he has. The company has sent a video message...