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Former CFO Rajiv Bansal was a misfit at Ola, say ex colleagues

Admin| Feb 15, 2017 - 11:06 PM

Former CFO Rajiv Bansal was a misfit at Ola, say ex colleagues

BENGALURU: In the glare of media spotlight on Monday, Infosys chairman R Seshasayee was at pains to clarify that India’s second largest software exporter had put in place a new plan for severance payments to ensure there are “no more (cases like that of) Rajiv Bansals.

The explanation ­ related to what has been termed an outsize severance payment made by Infosys to its former chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal ­ turned the focus once more on the 44 ­year­......

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Employees prefer bonus to ESOPs in compensation

Admin| Feb 09, 2017 - 12:56 AM

Employees prefer bonus to ESOPs in compensation

MUMBAI: With a number of startups collapsing mid-­way, many employees are now preferring bonuses instead of Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) as part of their compensation package, industry experts said.

“We have seen a change where the ESOP component in compensation packages has dropped in startup companies. This is because they never reach the valuations they initially project and in the past year a lot of startups also had to close businesses.

“Since around end­ 2......

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Job cuts loom large as Modi plans strategic sales of ‘sick’ state-run companies

Admin| Jan 05, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Job cuts loom large as Modi plans strategic sales of ‘sick’ state-run companies

India’s plans to sell the government’s stake in several poorly performing companies have prompted trade union threats of a nationwide strike, laying out a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the lead up to crucial state elections.

With thousands of jobs potentially at risk, the government’s decision to offload a number of companies to the private sector has drawn criticism from opposition parties and warnings from economists over the potential fallout.

While gross domest......

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Five ways to take baby steps to leadership

Admin| Dec 22, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Five ways to take baby steps to leadership

Moving into a leadership role for the first time need not be difficult — but it does mean changing your focus and adjusting your goalposts in a way that you can do justice to the new role. Sreeradha D Basu speaks to experts to find out how you should go about it.

1. Be a Mindful Leader

“It’s absolutely a deal-breaker if you are not a mindful leader,” says Nina Chatrath, founder of Enhance Consulting. “Know yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your drivers ......

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Hiring activities jumped 14% jump in November: Survey

Admin| Dec 16, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Hiring activities jumped 14% jump in November: Survey

Hiring activity registered a 14 per cent jump in November, primarily driven by sectors like banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) and software services, says a report.

The Naukri Job Speak Index for November 2016 stood at 1,817, recording a growth of 14 per cent in recruitments over the same period last year. Among the cities, Pune reported the highest growth in terms of recruitment at 32 per cent.

"Jobspeak index continues to sustain the momentum gained over the past few quarters, wi......

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Companies working hard to destress workaholic staff

Admin| Dec 16, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Companies working hard to destress workaholic staff

Technology and job pressure may have buried the traditional 9 to 5 schedule in most corporates, but managers are now worried that being in the office loop beyond set working hours could lead to aquick burnout.

To fix this, companies like Adobe, Genpact, PwC, Mindtree, Lemon Tree Hotels and Thomas Cook, which have jobs that are practically 24x7, are actively tracking employees’ leave and holiday usage, offering counselling and encouraging extracurricular activities to help them disconnect......

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5 ways bosses can become good listeners

Admin| Dec 01, 2016 - 10:20 PM

5 ways bosses can become good listeners

As a leader or a manager, it is almost given that you will have a lot on your plate. But when a subordinate approaches you, it is good to stop doing whatever you’re doing and listen. ET’s Varuni Khosla brings tips from experts on how you, as a boss, can become a good listener.

1) Undivided Attention

Signing papers or replying to emails or glancing at your phone every two minutes while your subordinate is speaking is not going to help you become a good listener. Give undivided att......

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Ricoh India Chairman Tetsuya Takano resigns

Admin| Jul 27, 2016 - 09:56 AM

Ricoh India Chairman Tetsuya Takano resigns

NEW DELHI: A week after admitting its accounts appear to have been “falsified”, Ricoh India today said its Chairman and Director Tetsuya Takano has resigned from the company.
The company has appointed Ian Peter Winham as its Director/Chairman with immediate effect.

“Mr Tetsuya Takano has resigned as Director/Chairman of the company with effect from July 25, 2016. The Board of Directors of the company has accepted his resignation with immediate effect,” ......

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G¬20 labour ministers adopts Entrepreneurship Action Plan

Admin| Jul 14, 2016 - 09:58 AM

G¬20 labour ministers adopts Entrepreneurship Action Plan

BEIJING: G­20 nations, including India, today adopted an action plan to encourage entrepreneurship as they identified it as a major opportunity to increase employment among the young people.

Around 300 delegates, including ministers from G20 members and invited countries, as well as representatives from international organisations, gathered in Beijing for the two­ day G­20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting which concluded today.

Labour Minister Bandaru D......

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Indians most willing to adapt to changing workplace: Study

Admin| May 07, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Indians most willing to adapt to changing workplace: Study

 Indians most willing to adapt to changing workplace: Study 


The way people work is changing, and Indians appear to be the most willing to adapt, according to a Microsoft's 'New World of Work' study. But some employees say their offices policies do not support remote work. Here's a look... 

Source from : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/indians-most-willing-to-adapt-to-changing-workplace-study/articleshow/52115911.cms

 

 

 

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