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Feedback application 'Secret' gets popular
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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...

Apprentices bill to create 23Lakh seats: Govt
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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...

Personal questions in an interview: To ask or not to ask?
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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...

'Social conscience key in future workplaces'
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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...

Tata Steel hires 40 diploma engineers
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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...

Google, Linkedin have cool, happy offices
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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...

Computers reshaping global job market for better & worse
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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...

It’s time to sift through all the arguments against bell curve
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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,...

Rush of pre-placement offers at IITs hints at good year for graduates
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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...

Female labours exit raising wages, reducing poverty
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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...