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India’s trendiest start-ups operate out of cafes!
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At 28, Ritu Ghuwalewala learnt to fire an employee. Highly qualified, he was a crucial and only local member of her team in Mumbai back in 2012. For Ritu, an Indore girl, this was a tough, growing-up moment. “If it had been an office where ours was the only company, I do not know how
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Indian companies use cutting-edge tech for HR
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One of the most innovative uses of technology in the human resource function is coming from the Indian market with more than one in every three organisations implementing or planning to implement a new Human Resource Management System, according to the latest findings of a survey by Towers Watson....

TVS Motor appoints Sudarshan Venu as Joint MD
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Two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company has appointed Sudarshan Venu as its joint managing director with immediate effect. 24-year-old Sudarshan Venu is the only son of Venu Srinivasan, chairman and managing director of TVS Motor, and Mallika Srinivasan. He was a whole time director with the company. “...

Private bank chiefs to stay in office till age of 70
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The Reserve Bank has ended the suspense on the age limit for private sector bank chief executives, bringing relief for investors in HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank, who might have been worried about the fate of their rock star chiefs who have delivered enormous returns in the past few years. Full...

Hiring stabilizes as appraisal cycle ends
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Hiring witnessed an overall drop of 8 per cent in August 2014, according to the latest TimesJobs.com RecruiteX report. The drop in demand index was not confined to industries but evenly spread across functional areas, locations and experience levels. During July 2014 hiring has registered an increase of...

How HR heads are increasingly engaging in 'fun' activities with Gen Y to retain talent
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He’s an Indian working with a German multinational corporation who likes making Latin dance moves. After a long day at work, Arijit Sengupta, the human resources (HR) head of Adidas India, puts on his dancing shoes to have fun with his team by doing Zumba, a...

Infosys forms strategies to prevent attrition
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Infosys is considering may measures to check attrition in the company, which has led to almost 20% employees leaving the IT giant in the last financial year. Infosys also granted almost 22,800 restricted stock units, valued at more than Rs 8 crore, to its new CEO and managing director Vishal Sikka...

High-paying jobs that don’t make you sit at desk all day
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Sitting in a cubicle all day can be depressing, but the sad truth is that the vast majority of high-paying, stable jobs require people to mostly stay chained to their desk. Using average salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we decided to pick out the 13 highest-paying...

Wipro to double headcount to 140 in Oman
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Country’s third largest software services firm Wipro today said it plans to double its headcount to 140 people over the next 18 months in Muscat to meet increasing business requirements in the Gulf region. Established in 2011 in Oman, Wipro Gulf LLC has been growing rapidly over the last three years,...

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...