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Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran may follow leadership style of JRD Tata

Admin| Jan 20, 2017 - 11:23 PM

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran may follow leadership style of JRD Tata

MUMBAI: Tata Sons may explore a structure that could allow newly appointed chairman N Chandrasekaran more time to focus on the bigger companies while simultaneously grooming in­house talent for larger roles.

Top officials in Tata Sons told ET that discussions are taking place on the number of companies Chandrasekaran will manage as chairman. He may not necessarily become chairman of all operating companies, a break from the practice followed by his predecessors, Cyrus Mistry and before......

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Infosys ‘releases’ 9,000 employees due to automation

Admin| Jan 20, 2017 - 11:04 PM

 Infosys ‘releases’ 9,000 employees due to automation

BENGALURU: Infosys has “released” 8,000-­9,000 employees in the past one year because of automation of lower ­end jobs, the company’s human resources head Krishnamurthy Shankar said. He said these employees are now working on more advanced projects.

“We have been releasing about 2,000 people every quarter and also training them in special courses that will help them in their new assignments,” Shankar said on the sidelines of an event organised by the B......

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Good work gets done when great minds come together: Chumbak's Vivek Prabhakar

Admin| Jan 20, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Good work gets done when great minds come together: Chumbak's Vivek Prabhakar

My first 100 days at work

My first job was as a marketing executive at Titan. Things were moving at breakneck speed at the time. I had to work on the mandate of finding a new public relations agency, put together a store-opening process and begin work on our summer campaign. I found myself juggling operations and brands, while just a few months ago my biggest concern had been having enough pocket money for college.

My worst mistake

I was always moving so fast because there was so much to d......

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Leading B-schools inviting more companies, advancing placement season as hiring faces a bumpy road

Admin| Jan 20, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Leading B-schools inviting more companies, advancing placement season as hiring faces a bumpy road

Final placements for the 2015-17 batch at the country’s leading business schools seem to be feeling the impact of dampened economic sentiment. Placement cells at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore, and Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research among others, said that a combination of factors including demonetisation, la......

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Trumped IT firms to start hiring more freshers in US

Admin| Jan 19, 2017 - 01:19 AM

Trumped IT firms to start hiring more freshers in US

BENGALURU: Indian outsourcing giants Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services will hire more engineers from campuses in the United States as they brace themselves for stringent visa norms expected to be unveiled by the new American administration led by Donald Trump.

The move marks a change in strategy for the $150­billion Indian outsourcing industry, which until now has mostly relied on hiring large numbers of engineering graduates in India who were then posted to overseas client locatio......

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Telecom sector to create around 20 lakh jobs this year

Admin| Jan 19, 2017 - 01:18 AM

Telecom sector to create around 20 lakh jobs this year

The telecom sector is expected to create two million jobs this year, thanks to increased data penetration and entry of new service providers, says a report.

The entry of new service providers, the government's initiatives like 'Make in India' and thrust on mobile economy will also add to the buoyancy in the sector, it said.

While the overall hiring will see a boost, the verticals that will drive the manpower requirement are handset makers (1.76 million) followed by the service providers (0.37 mil......

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NEET PG 2017 Exam Results Declared: Check Now!

Admin| Jan 17, 2017 - 11:02 PM

NEET PG 2017 Exam Results Declared: Check Now!

The results of the post graduate medical entrance examination has been declared on Friday. Titled National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) 2017, the results will be available on the NEET official website.

 The candidates must have secured at least 50 percentile in the NEET exam, to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate programme.

The declaration of the All India 50 per cent quota seats will also be available on the official website. A total of 31,330 candidates have been q

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Mid sized financial firms on hiring spree now!

Admin| Jan 17, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Mid sized financial firms on hiring spree now!

MUMBAI: It may be a season of job losses and eroding businesses for many in these post demonetisation days but small and mid­-sized financial services firms are on a hiring spree, pooling in precious human resource talent during these difficult times. They say this reverse trend is part of their talent investment for the future.

Lenders, including Bandhan Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Yes Bank, JM Financial and IndoStar are hiring scores of executives across the board in a reversal of......

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Tech Mahindra to hire over 100 engineers for new Dublin centre

Admin| Jan 17, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Tech Mahindra to hire over 100 engineers for new Dublin centre

IT services company Tech Mahindra plans to hire over 100 engineers in a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Dublin that would focus on robotics and automation, business analytics, cloud infrastructure and digital services.

The CoE will service customers within as well as outside Ireland, particularly Europe, Bhushan Patil, Senior Vice President of Tech Mahindra told PTI.

The centre, which will be operational in the first quarter of 2017, would employ more than 100 engineers.

“The CoE is s......

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H¬1B visa cut may starve US firms of tech talent

Admin| Jan 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM

H¬1B visa cut may starve US firms of tech talent

Tech industry’s eyes are on President-­elect Donald Trump whose hardline stance on H­1B visa programme, which admits 65,000 workers and 20,000 graduate students to the US each year, could spark a major conflict.

The tech world is by far the biggest beneficiary of the programme, taking more than 64% of the 3,15,000+ H­1B petitions in 2014. Though Trump’s nationalist rhetoric will likely result in some adjustment, he may be missing the more existential threat to American l......

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