Average Indian saving almost two hours of commute time while working from home: Survey

Posted on 2020-08-31T16:34:56+05:30 - jobs

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.

Women in Research and development: Private sector outshines PSUs

Posted on 2020-08-31T08:39:17+05:30 - jobs

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.

Demand for delivery agents on the rise as e-commerce business booms during pandemic

Posted on 2020-08-28T14:08:12+05:30 - jobs

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.

Talent from consultancies in high demand as faltering businesses need a post-Covid reboot

Posted on 2020-08-28T14:03:47+05:30 - jobs

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.

With remote working, even traditional setups today are re-looking at the workforce: Anuranjita Kumar

Posted on 2020-08-28T10:30:26+05:30 - jobs

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.

View: Why now is the perfect time to thaw the job freeze and hunt for talent

Posted on 2020-08-27T22:28:27+05:30 - jobs

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.

DXC Technology hires 5000 campus graduates in India this year

Posted on 2020-08-27T22:20:34+05:30 - jobs

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.

E-commerce comes to the rescue of jobless entry, mid-level retail talent

Posted on 2020-08-27T18:55:18+05:30 - jobs

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.

India's young white-collar workers are front-row in the firing line

Posted on 2020-08-27T16:05:20+05:30 - jobs

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.

Organisations should encourage leave-taking, defer leave lapsing for employee wellness: Sumeet Doshi, Kronos

Posted on 2020-08-27T10:14:15+05:30 - jobs

"​​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.

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron to hire graduate engineers

Posted on 2020-08-26T21:14:47+05:30 - jobs

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.