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Want to Join the Gig Economy? 15 Companies Hiring Freelancers

Admin| Apr 23, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Want to Join the Gig Economy? 15 Companies Hiring Freelancers

The way people work has been changing. No longer is it commonplace for a worker to spend their entire career at one company. In some cases, even working a single full time job at all is a thing of the past. Many workers have eschewed the structural limitations of the 9-to-5 and the physical office in favor of becoming independent contractors; freelancers; in short, by becoming entrepreneurs. While the flexibility and autonomy is enticing, being a freelancer means hard work, networking to ......

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Aon Hewitt ties up with IIMB for CHRO programme

Admin| Apr 18, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Aon Hewitt ties up with IIMB for CHRO programme

Aon Hewitt has partnered with Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore to launch a new programme, Next Generation CHROs, which aims to build a talent pool of leaders who drive business outcomes through human resources.

“Managing change, a survey found, will be the biggest ask of a CEO from a CHRO (chief HR officer). When we asked CHROs on the gaps they felt in their capability when they first took on the position, business knowledge emerged as the top-most focus area. The next-generation......

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How You Can Start Boosting Your Career Your First Day on the Job

Admin| Apr 17, 2017 - 10:43 PM

How You Can Start Boosting Your Career Your First Day on the Job

The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for, “Who do you go to when you need career advice?” is written by Tey Scott, senior director of talent acquisition at LinkedIn.

When I graduated college, I immediately set out to build a successful brand. As any CEO will tell you, no brand is built without the help, knowledge, and experience of others. I knew that once I ......

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Same title does not mean same job for men and women

Admin| Apr 17, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Same title does not mean same job for men and women

Women are often paid less than male colleagues, even when they share the same job title, because men take a greater share of high-profile tasks, claims new research that identifies a “Powerpoint premium” in offices.

Men give more presentations, undertake more negotiations and work more with spreadsheets, all of which are seen as highly visible roles, asserts the study by economist Aspasia Bizopoulou at the University of Edinburgh.

It was not clear whether men put themselves forward......

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US unemployment rate near 10-year low, but job creation falters

Admin| Apr 07, 2017 - 11:10 PM

US unemployment rate near 10-year low, but job creation falters

The US unemployment rate fell in March to 4.5 percent, its lowest level in nearly 10 years, but job creation tumbled unexpectedly, underscoring the challenges President Donald Trump faces to fulfil his 25-million-job pledge.

After months of pumping out new jobs at a steady clip, the world's largest economy added only 98,000 net new positions last month, the Labor Department reported Friday -- a figure far below analyst expectations

Central bank policymakers have been split over the amount of sl......

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Mixed jobs report leaves markets unfazed about Fed rate hikes

Admin| Apr 07, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Mixed jobs report leaves markets unfazed about Fed rate hikes

Job creation weakened much more than expected in March, causing speculation that the Federal Reserve (Fed) may be unable to move forward with its plan to hike interest rates two more times this year.

According to the employment report released Friday, non-farm payrolls (NFP) rose just 98,000 in March in a severe slowdown from the prior month’s creation of 219,000. The number was its lowest in 10 months and also barely reached half of the consensus estimate of 180,000 jobs.

Wage inflation......

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Throwing light on career path

Admin| Apr 06, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Throwing light on career path

From providing help to crack the much-debated National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to dealing with engineering admissions in Tamil Nadu from the word go, The Hindu Edge Career Counselling 2017 had it all.

Speakers at the seventh edition of the Career Counselling programme — organised by The Hindu Edge in association with The Hindu-Tamil at VIT University on Thursday — provided a peek into various opportunities in higher education.

One of the speakers, Ramesh Prabha, chairm......

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IIM Raipur completes placements with highest salary package of Rs 27.2 lakh

Admin| Apr 05, 2017 - 11:03 PM

IIM Raipur completes placements with highest salary package of Rs 27.2 lakh

IIM Raipur has completed final placements for the 2015-17 batch, with a highest package of Rs 27.2 lakh and a median package of Rs 13.2 lakh. The average salary offered saw an increase of about 5% and stood at Rs 13.10 lakh per annum

The average salary offered to the top 10 percentile, top 25 percentile and the top 50 percentile of the batch were Rs 19.4 lakh, Rs 17.1 lakh and Rs 15.5 lakh respectively.

About 20% of the batch of 141 students secured PPOs/PPIs and more than 140 recruiters show......

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Fudging of documents and educational qualifications to chase job on rise: Report

Admin| Apr 02, 2017 - 11:37 PM

Fudging of documents and educational qualifications to chase job on rise: Report

NEW DELHI: Fudging of documents and educational qualifications to land a job is on the rise, with the national capital and Mumbai topping the list, says a survey.

In an increasingly competitive employment, where jobs are hard to come by, many candidates across sectors seem to be fabricating documents and most of the times, such discrepancies are noticed during background checks.

Risk mitigation and business solutions provider First Advantage has found that there has been an increase in discr......

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10,000 vacancies in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be filled up this year: Govt

Admin| Mar 16, 2017 - 11:59 PM

10,000 vacancies in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be filled up this year: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government will fill up over 10,000 vacant posts in various Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the country this academic year, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. 

"There are more than 10,000 vacant posts in KVs across the country. ...We are going to fill up all vacant posts this academic year," Javadekar said during Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha. 

The recruitment process for filling up of 6,206 vacancies of teaching staff of KVs through direct has already been initi

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