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Working mothers more likely to leave a job stressful and with long working hours that are male-dominated - April 25, 2013
Working mothers are more likely to leave jobs that require one to work for longer working hours if they are male dominated.
Employment in the organized sector is rising steadily from 281.72 lakh in 2009 to 289.99 lakh in 2011, a jump of about 9 lakh.
A Deloitte survey found that India Inc would be giving our an average wage hike of 11.3% while those employees working in pharma, health care and life sciences would be receiving a hike of 13.15 in their salary.
Women presently make up 13% of engineers, 9% in braking and suspension, and 7% in power generation.
A jobbuzz survey among 1300 respondents showed that 27% of them want their bosses to be motivators, 18% wanted their bosses to give freedom to take decisions
Many IT firms are re-using templates and codes instead of engaging a lot of people in projects.
ITC that had a mere 1% of female employees is now targeting to increase it from 15% to 30% as its new business strategy.
The employment outlook index has increased from 75 to 79 in March 2013 from October 2012.
The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has signed an MOU with Business Skill Australia and E-Oz Energy skill Australia to train 5 million people for the next decade.
According to Regus Global it found that 94% of Indian businesses plan to hire in the next financial year.
Graduates from elite institutes less likely to be employed full time as per a study - April 14, 2013
A study by Joni Hersch reveals statistics that imply that women from selective institutes are more likely to be employed in part time work or devotes lesser hours than women from tier 2 institutes.
AISECT has come up with 585 Community Science Centres (CSCs) since 2011 and they offer many skill based training and educational services.
A survey conducted by Deutsche Bank compares the cost of a few commodities across countries and India has these commodities either priced the lowest or is among the lowest.
Investments by India create thrice more in Europe jobs than Chinese investments there - April 8, 2013
A 43 billion euro investment in 511 projects helped create 40000 jobs in Europe.
PM Manmohan Singh had issued a directive 6 years ago to fill 75000 vacancies by offering the positions to those from SC, ST, OBC and disabled categories.
Rural youth enrolled for vocational training, instituted by the government to skill people for manufacturing jobs has 18% of them wished to learn driving and motor mechanics’ skills. 17% wish to have computer skills and 26% of the women wished to learn textile skills.
In a meet in CCi, Ashok Gulati said that the average income from farm jobs is 10000 while the average non –farm income is 80000.
The government would be bringing many changes to the tax structure from increasing basic exemption limit from 1 lakh to 2 lakh, Savings incentive from 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh, 800 for transport allowance, 15000 for medical expenditure and medical insurance for family each, 12000 for school fees.
According to a TimesJob survey, 60% of Indian companies value working mothers in their organization and the industry is now changing their bias towards women’s ability to balance work and family.
34% of mid-management level staff Oil and Gas sector would be retiring soon and there is not enough skilled labour to fill positions.
The government is considering hiking Dearness Allowance (DA) from 72% to 80%. It would benefit 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh people on pension on pay from Central Government.
Given that an employee spends the ‘crucial four hours’ at office, RBI has allowed its employees to choose any time of the day 8 am to 8 pm for the next four hours to work in office.
When Assocham compared statistics for current Oct-March to that of the previous year’s it found job creation has fallen from 3.17 lakh to 2.72 lakh, a 14.1% drop.
As against the 1.68 lakh jobs created in the second half of 2012, 1.54 lakh jobs were created in first half of the year.
Middle class jobs are either losing out because someone else can do them, they are no longer required or because they need higher skills.
In a survey by Mercer, Indian companies will give a salary hike of 12% on an average.
A survey by Accenture has revealed that women in India 42% of women as against 25% of men feel that absence of growth opportunities are the causes of lower job satisfaction.
Agriculture, the primary sector of employment in this country that employs 60% of the workforce has lost 14 mn jobs from 2004-05 to 2009-10.
Even though Yahoo has banned working from home for all its employees, the trend is to stay.
The NSAP pension scheme is expanding in coverage for more widows, by reducing the eligible age to opt for the scheme from 40 to 18.
A Linkedin survey with around 5000 respondents across countries including India has revealed that a majority of women wish to have more flexibility in the workplace and 94% feel that they have successful careers.
Many artists expressed their opinion in the ‘Art Industry Camp 2013’ stating that the art industry that experienced a boom since 1980s has slowed down post 2008 crisis.
Private banks pay hike in the impending threat of attrition in favor of new banks - February 25, 2013
HDFC, ICICI and IndusInd banks are giving away pay hikes to their middle and lower management staff as many new private banks are to enter the study.
India Inc doles out salary hikes ranging from average 10.3% to 14.1% for performers - February 21, 2013
HDFC, Ashok Leyland, ICICI, Shoppers Stop, LG and Dabur have decided to give out an average hike of 14.1% to top performers.
Andhra Pradesh CM, Nabam Tuki has said that the government has aimed to create 1 lakh jobs in the next 5 years beginning from 2013 and create 25000 this very year.
A portal that would match the skills of college dropouts with industry requirements is set to be launched by April end.
Narendra Singh was hit by a bus he and and a group of protestors were not allowing the bus to pass the Ambala Depot.
Air India and Indian Airlines’ staff-pilots, engineers and cabin crews would soon receive incomes as per industry standards.
In all IIMs students are encouraged to fill challenging positions in startups if not an entrepreneurial venture.
Amrutlal Kanjaraiya procured a job in Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking via reservation.
UPA warns employees of the consequences of participation in the scheduled general strike - February 18, 2013
Department of Personnel and Training, in a letter to all ministries has instructed them to not sanction any leave to employees and report those employees who participate in the All India Trade Union Strike scheduled this Wednesday.
Responding to continuous thwarts by Chidambaram and Pawar on how the NREGA scheme is damaging agriculture, Jairam Ramesh has explained the contribution the NREGA scheme has made to it.
The monster index has had the biggest jump in a year, picking up by 10% from Dec-2012 at 1150 to January-2013 at 1270.
With most of labour specializing and shifting to the service sector from construction and real estate, Synergy Property Development Services has predicted that it would increase by 65% in next 10 years.
The number of companies come to recruit has increased from 65 to 100 per 250 students this year.
A plea by Narendra Modi to the Center asking them to increase sanctioned posts for IAS officers from 260 to 297 has been accepted.
Of the four NREGA workers chosen to speak about the scheme, 55 year old Manjit Kaur gave an honest opinion about it.
Gender diversity at top tier posts in Indian companies is facing a huge setback in India as against foreign counterparts.
Companies such as Reliance Industries, Wipro, Congnizant, ICICI, AC, etc are giving employees the option to have some of their income transferred to New Pension Scheme.
The job-market is facing a talent-crunch and instead of training and grooming employees with classroom sessions, companies are putting promising employees to difficult projects.
The controller general of patents that looks into intellectual property does not have enough qualified staff.
The Bank Union along with 11 trade unions would be striking in demand for higher wages in face of rising inflation.
Finance Minister, Chidambaram said that self-employment and job creation are crucial to development, while government freebies and subsidies are not.
Industry body ASSOCHAM’s survey has revealed that only 10% of India’s MBA graduates get jobs suited to their education.
Germany’s ambassador Michael Steiner has said that Germany needs Indian student and people to work in the country.
According to Naukri.com, many companies have witnessed a talent crunch in the past few months. 68% of employers have revealed that they wish to hire the right talent now.
As deals are becoming less lucrative and thinning in numbers many investment bankers (IBs) have taken severe cuts in their bonuses.
India’s labour force is ahead of China in terms of literacy and motivation amongst youth.
Anand Sharma and Akhilesh Yadav have both stressed on the importance of the manufacturing sector in job creation.
Going with the logic that a 2 month internship[p reflects more about a candidate than a short-loved interview, companies such as McKinsey, Cummins, Standard Chartered, RPG, BCG India and others are opting to hire through Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) rather than interviews.
India’s flagship program for training drop-outs with employability skills, Indian Training Institute (ITI) has failed to issue certificates, in some cases for 30-50 years.
The FMCG sector is expected to create about 700 R&D and quality Assurance profiles in January-April period.
Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) document proposes outsourcing non-academic jobs - January 25, 2013
The government has proposed non-academic jobs in the education sector to be out-sourced.
Haryana State Government has declared that it would provide 10% job reservations in government undertakings, local bodies and educational institutions for Economically Backward class.
Savings as a part of GDP has reduced to 9.3% of GDP while it imported $38 billion worth of gold.
The CA topper last year is presently a partner at B Chhawchharia Company and earns 12 lakhs a year, while the topper this year can earn anything between 3 lakhs-24 lakhs/annum.
More than 300 nursing staff in Ahmedabad are on an indefinite strike over the demand of increase in salaries
In a study by MIT, predictions warn that increased efficiency caused from technology and machines may lead to loss of jobs that can be done with increased efficiency with the help of technology.
Police and national security task force posts lying vacant due to scarcity of right talent - January 23, 2013
National Security Advisor, Shivsankar Menon said that half of police posts and 13000 national security posts have not yet been filled due to unavailability of the right talent.
The UN agency, International Labour Organisation (ILO) has revealed that unemployment rates were 5.93% in 2012 and are expected to be 6.01% in 2013 and 2014.
As per CareerBuilder’s Annual forecast for the year 2013, about 67% of Indian employers will hire in 2013.
Companies are hiring the retired from key areas like competition law, investigation, security services and financial markets to bridge the talent gap that requires experience.
With 56,800 jobs created, Noida and Greater Noida have contributed to 87% of the all the jobs created in UP in 2012.
A lot of foreigners take time and have difficulty in adjusting to new places and cultures.
Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) had projected that it would employ about 50000 employees within a financial year and it has already employed 24000.
The Aon Hewitt Campus Study, 2013 shows that employers are showing positive signs in hiring and compensation.
Currently, if doctors trained outside India wish to practice in India, they wish to pass a screening test.
With development in better quantitative models for real life situations and availability of extensive data, mathematicians are high in demand from solving genome related problems to giving out low cost traffic solutions.
The Public Enterprises Selection board is aiming to fill board level positions for at least 19 PSUs.
The Companies Bill makes it mandatory for companies to contribute 2% of their net profits to the society.
Delhi to create 150 posts in the judiciary in the wake of fast track courts set up for women - January 10, 2013
The Delhi Cabinet headed by Sheila Dixit have agreed upon creating 100 posts in Delhi Judicial Services with ancillary staff and 50 more posts in Delhi Higher Judicial Services.
The hiring scenario seems to have become brighter indicated in the Naukri Job Speak Index jumping to 7%, a 3% jump from November 2012.
A global report, “13th Antal annual global snapshot” has tabulated that hiring in professional and managerial positions has gone down to 40%, a 7% drop from the previous year.
Domestic Workers have risen globally from 33.2 million in 2010 to 52.6 million in 2012, a 60 % jump in mere 2 years.
UP Police Recruitment Board and Promotion Board have stated that of all the recruitments that would be made within a few moths, 20% would be women.
2000 siksha karamcharis were on a strike in Raipur against lower pays and cadre as against the teachers of state education department.
Although many companies are cautious in their approach towards hiring to cut costs, still many companies spend a lot of money to train their entry level employees.
Omar Abdullah, on the anniversary of his 4 year coalition government has said that he the government will employ 80000 in government offices.
Many luxury stores in India face an issue of hiring people who are adequately trained, well-mannered and versed in English.
Companies training employees to break bad news on eviction, no pay hikes and bonuses - December 27, 2012
Companies like RPG, Panasonic, Aegis, Mahindra Satyam, Standard Chartered Group have been providing training to employees so that they can know how to deal with employees as they give them bad news.
Many indicators show that the Indian job market is about to improve for the coming next year.
Amid growing concerns of pay divide between CEOs, Directors and mid-management level employees, Sachin Pilot, the Corporate Affairs Minister has said that companies need to report salaries of both the top management as well as mid-level management.
Gulf Airlines like Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates is providing 40% more pay than Indian Airlines along with benefits such as free housing, medical services and schooling for 3 children upto 21 years of age.
January-December 15, 2012 has seen a jobs generation of 5.3 lakhs, a plummet of 21% from 2011’s statistics on new job creation.
Assocham reveals resurging levels of anxiety about safety after the Delhi rape in the NCR region - December 24, 2012
About 88% of respondents of a survey revealed that close ones are more anxious about working women’s safety as they receive more calls than usual about their wellbeing and whereabouts.
The Bill for providing quota to the SC/ST in government job promotions couldn’t be passed in the Winter sessions of the parliament and BSP’s Mayawati has said that she will write to the Prime Minister to give some special sessions for the Bill.
As per a gender pay gap report by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD), women on an average work 94 minutes more than men in India.
The government has allocated INR 1900 crore to train 15 lac textile workers under the ISDS (integrated Skill Development Scheme).
Employees threaten civil disobedience if made to work under SC/ST juniors promoted through quota - December 19, 2012
Following the 6 day strike, government employees are now protesting in front of their offices, threatening to adopt civil disobedience to their strategy of protests if made to work under juniors who may be promoted due to SC/ST reservation quota.
The Monster Employment Index performs better in November as compared to last year - December 19, 2012
The online hiring index, the Monster Employment Index has shown a 10% improvement in November from what it was in the same month last year.