An average working professional in India is saving Rs 5,520 per month and 1.47 hours of travel time everyday while working from home, according to a survey by leading co-working space provider Awfis. About 74% of the respondents are willing to work remotely, which could be home or a cafe near home as it leads to significant cost and time saving.
At least seven out of every 10 women employed by private R&D facilities are involved in research, whereas not even half of the female staff in government-aided scientific agencies have the same role, according to the latest edition of Science and Technology Indicators (STI-2019-20) compiled by the Government of India’s department of science and technology that was released this month.
Increased online purchases are driving companies in sectors such as ecommerce, food delivery, restaurants, retail, medical supply, apparel, consumer goods and consumer durables, and healthcare to hire more riders to reach customer doorsteps.
Companies across sectors such as automobile, pharma, information technology, manufacturing, and chemicals are looking for talent from consultants such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BCG, McKinsey, Bain, and Accenture in a bid to bolster their strategy team, company officials and executive search experts said.
Anuranjita Kumar, chairperson, WiT (Women in Technology) India said that remote working and flexible hours further broaden the horizons with opportunities for women to re-enter their jobs post a maternity break, as much as drawing in women from further corners towards mainstream roles that can be handled remotely.
Conventional wisdom would indicate that the Covid-19-instigated shutdown in a number of industries and businesses translates to a gross demand-supply mismatch. But the silver lining is that there are a host of startups and new industries already mushrooming on the landscape. And it’s not a shortlist, either.
The technology services company said it has plans to increase the number of graduate hires next year with the aim to ensure the right representation and talent pool required to serve customers.
There has been over two-fold jump in resumes flowing in from store and sales executives at various consumer retail brick-and-mortar companies over last five months, according to job registrations with TeamLease, a recruitment firm.
People aged 15-24 years will be much harder hit than adults in the immediate crisis and face a higher risk of longer-term economic and social costs.
"While in the short term, not taking leave might seem like a productivity boost, in hindsight it does take a toll on mental fatigue and motivation which ultimately impacts the overall productivity," says Sumeet Doshi, country manager - India, Kronos.
Five Bengaluru and Kolar district colleges have joined GET2020, and successfully settled 80 graduates to regular employment at the grade of Junior engineer in Wistron India with monthly stipend, Wistron India MD Sudipto Gupta said in a press release.