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This is how forgoing vacation time can derail your career

Admin| Apr 11, 2017 - 02:11 AM

This is how forgoing vacation time can derail your career

With summer fast approaching, vacation will soon be top of mind for many professionals. Do you ask your boss for time off? Do you use your vacation days?

The answer should be a no-brainer. But you'd be surprised. Many Americans lucky enough to have paid time off are forgoing valuable vacation days to spend more time at the office, a national Bankrate survey of 1,000 employees showed.

In 2016, some 52 percent of Americans said they wouldn't be using all of their paid time off. They're often leavin......

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Campus compensation: Companies prefer to link pay to performance

Admin| Mar 31, 2017 - 01:04 AM

Campus compensation: Companies prefer to link pay to performance

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: The uncertain economic climate has compelled organisations to alter their approach towards campus compensation by reducing the fixed component and becoming aggressive in pay ­for ­performance and joining bonus, reveals the latest Aon Hewitt Campus Study.

The objective is two-fold: to foster a performance­ oriented environment by linking pay with performance, and to reduce the year­-on-­year burden of pay increases linked to the fixed pay component.

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Aricent Nasscom Foundation to impart employable skills to engineering grads

Admin| Mar 22, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Aricent Nasscom Foundation to impart employable skills to engineering grads

BENGALURU: NASSCOM Foundation and Aricent launched ‘ARISE’, a skill development program for engineering college students from underserved communities who aspire to join the IT/ITes industry. The program aims to up­skill 3400 engineering undergraduates across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Delhi-­NCR regions in one year.

The initiative dubbed ARISE ­ Aricent Skills for Employability Program, is a CSR initiative by design and engineering company, Aricent, in par......

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Business executives say organisations not ‘change agile’: Mercer

Admin| Mar 22, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Business executives say organisations not ‘change agile’: Mercer

NEW DELHI: Even as business models are disrupted by technology and socio­-demographic shifts amid rise in competition for talent, only 11 per cent executives in India say their organisation is “change agile”, a study says.

According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, 83 per cent of organisations surveyed in India are planning to redesign their structure in the next two years yet only 11 per cent executives said their organisation is “change agile&rdquo......

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60 per cent of engineering graduates unemployed

Admin| Mar 20, 2017 - 12:31 AM

60 per cent of engineering graduates unemployed

NEW DELHI: More than 60% of the eight lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions across the country every year remain unemployed, according to the All India Council for Technical Education.

This is a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually. That’s not all. Less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15% of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

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IIM Trichy completes final placements with 39 percent jump in highest salary to Rs 33 lakh

Admin| Mar 17, 2017 - 12:09 AM

IIM Trichy completes final placements with 39 percent jump in highest salary to Rs 33 lakh

MUMBAI: IIM Trichy has completed final placements for the 2015-17 PGP (post-graduate programme in management) batch, with the highest domestic CTC of Rs 33 lakh, a 39% increase over last year's highest CTC of Rs 23.81 lakh. 

A total of 104 offers were made to the 104 students who registered for placements. 25 students bagged PPOs/PPIs (pre-placement offers/interviews), an increase of 19% over the previous year. The average CTC of the top 10% of the batch was Rs 21.55 lakh, top 25% Rs 17.93 la......

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Rostow Ravanan, CEO, Mindtree, describes his first year at work

Admin| Mar 15, 2017 - 01:18 AM

Rostow Ravanan, CEO, Mindtree, describes his first year at work

As a new employee at Price water house, my brief was to understand the requirements of auditing, company law and financial reporting and work towards making sure that we followed the norms. I was assigned to a team, where I worked very closely with the leader and seniors to understand what had to be done. As part of auditing assignments, I interviewed the client's finance team members and went about making reports. I learnt to prioritise and allocate time to activities judiciously. 

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Bihar PSC Recruitment 2017

Admin| Mar 06, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Bihar PSC Recruitment 2017

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has announced vacancies for 1065 Assistant Engineer posts. The official notification has been released by the Commission at bpsc.bih.nic.in. Interested candidates who wish to apply for the post, should first go through the official notification properly and ensure their eligibility first. 

Out of the total number of vacancies, 969 are for Assistant Engineer (Civil) and the rest for Assistant Engineer (Mechanical). The Commission has reserved 35% of th......

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MGNREGA's job creation pushed down unemployment in February 2017: SBI

Admin| Mar 03, 2017 - 10:23 PM

MGNREGA's job creation pushed down unemployment in February 2017: SBI

MUMBAI: Economists at the country's largest lender SBI today attributed the sharp dip in unemployment to government efforts at pushing job creation in rural areas through the MGNREGA scheme. 

"We believe this decline is primarily due to Government's efforts in providing new employment opportunities in rural areas," the SBI's economic research department said in a note. 

It said contrary to perceptions, the unemployment rate estimated by CMIE and BSE fell sharply in the six months to Feb......





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Engineers in fintech sector: Which skills will be in demand Archit Gupta,

Admin| Jan 10, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Engineers in fintech sector: Which skills will be in demand Archit Gupta,

Founder & CEO ClearTax.com
India’s fintech sector may be young but is growing rapidly. The sector is being fuelled by a large market base, an innovation driven startup landscape and friendly government policies/regulations that have been populating this emerging and dynamic sector.

Various players have been diversifying into numerous business line – payments, wealth management, taxation among others to help financial institution struggling with the pace of innovation in technolog......

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