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  • COVID-19 2nd Wave: Vaccine shortage shatters students' plans to study abroad May 15, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    COVID-19 2nd Wave: Vaccine shortage shatters students' plans to study abroad

    Border closures and vaccination delays would mean that Indian students eyeing an international degree may be in for some disappointment in 2021.

  • Salary trends show tech-based skills attract more value May 14, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Salary trends show tech-based skills attract more value

    Pay Scaler 2021: Information technology (IT), banking, financial services and e-commerce sectors are among the best-paying companies, according to data released by human resources firm PERSOLKELLTY

  • Long, erratic work hours, lack of formal mental health policies impacting employees, says Gi Group India MD May 13, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Long, erratic work hours, lack of formal mental health policies impacting employees, says Gi Group India MD

    A survey by the global staffing company shows that only one-third of the employers had implemented Employee Assistance Programmes or other formal structures to help tackle mental health issues.

  • Welspun India to offer 50% monthly salary for two years to families of employees who died due to COVID-19 May 12, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Welspun India to offer 50% monthly salary for two years to families of employees who died due to COVID-19

    The company will also pay for medical insurance for the family (including spouse and two children) with a cover of Rs 5 lakh for a period of 10 years. Further, Welspun will also be paying the education fees of upto two children up to graduation.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave | Online hiring sees green shoots: Monster Employment Index May 12, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave | Online hiring sees green shoots: Monster Employment Index

    While overall job postings saw a 4 percent dip on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, top management roles saw a 36 percent YoY rise in job postings, as of April 2021.

  • India Inc has all hands on the deck to handle COVID-19 crisis at workplace May 11, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    India Inc has all hands on the deck to handle COVID-19 crisis at workplace

    Corporates are providing a series of relief measures for staff, ranging from vaccination drives, sourcing medical facilities and also emotional support. Leave for supporting family members, vaccination, and COVID recovery are some of the other steps.

  • Video resume are the next big trend, here's how to make it work May 08, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Video resume are the next big trend, here's how to make it work

    After video interviews dominated the human resource space in 2020, the buzzword in 2021 is 'video resumes'

  • Coming soon, a National Educational Technology Forum to boost digital education May 07, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Coming soon, a National Educational Technology Forum to boost digital education

    The NETF will provide independent evidence-based advice to central and state government agencies on technology-based interventions. The education ministry has already held a series of meetings with state education boards between October 2020 and April 2021.

  • AICTE asks institutes to share Wi-Fi access to help students in nearby colleges May 06, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    AICTE asks institutes to share Wi-Fi access to help students in nearby colleges

    The technical education regulatory body said in a circular that such students should be allowed to access the wi-fi facility so that their academic progress continues uninterrupted.

  • Companies are hiring, even amidst COVID-19 second wave: Randstad India executives May 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Companies are hiring, even amidst COVID-19 second wave: Randstad India executives

    Paul Dupuis, MD and CEO, Randstad India and Viswanath PS, CFO, Randstad India are seeing no major impact on an immediate basis in India's hiring market despite COVID-19 situation getting worse.

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maratha reservation in jobs and education, saying it violates right to equality May 05, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Supreme Court strikes down Maratha reservation in jobs and education, saying it violates right to equality

    The apex court held that the 50 percent ceiling for reservations cannot be exceeded in any state. It was responding to a Devendra Fadnavis-led state government legislation, which offered 16 percent reservation for the Maratha community in 2018; students relieved, but hope for some reprieve from authorities

  • Up to Rs 1 crore a month — this is how much insurers could save by hot desking, hybrid offices Apr 30, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Up to Rs 1 crore a month — this is how much insurers could save by hot desking, hybrid offices

    Giving up office space by sending some teams to work-from-home settings while retaining others through hot desking options is being explored to cut costs.

  • How to not be a 'Covidiot' employer during a raging pandemic Apr 24, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    How to not be a 'Covidiot' employer during a raging pandemic

    Employees are engaging in extremely callous behaviour, ranging from hiding COVID-19 positive data of colleagues from close contacts in the office to forcing staff to work despite being infected.

  • Covid-19 second wave: Job losses, pay cuts back to haunt restaurants Apr 23, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Covid-19 second wave: Job losses, pay cuts back to haunt restaurants

    The second wave of Covid-19 has hit the restaurant industry hard since lockdown-like restrictions have led to eateries only being allowed to offer home-delivery and takeout services.

  • Majority of Indian companies plan to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff, dependents: Willis Towers Watson survey Apr 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Majority of Indian companies plan to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff, dependents: Willis Towers Watson survey

    A survey by global advisory and broking firm Willis Towers Watson showed that all the surveyed companies (97 percent) in India plan to cover or subsidise the vaccination cost for their employees.

  • Senior executives in India Inc to get 6% pay hike in 2021, says Aon survey Apr 14, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    Senior executives in India Inc to get 6% pay hike in 2021, says Aon survey

    The sum of variable pay and LTI as a percentage of total compensation is 52 percent of CEOs in India compared to 87 percent for CEOs in the US.

  • Moderate recovery in hiring across cities, says Monster Employment Index Apr 14, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Moderate recovery in hiring across cities, says Monster Employment Index

    The overall data indicate that the employment index saw a slight decline in job posting activity in March 2021, with a 2 percent drop compared to the previous month, February 2021.

  • Here is a checklist for companies on how not to interview female candidates Apr 03, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Here is a checklist for companies on how not to interview female candidates

    Prodding female candidates about their marital status, pregnancy during job interviews is becoming more common in India. But, this serves no real purpose to the job role.

  • Low-skilled workers dominate India’s gig economy Mar 31, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Low-skilled workers dominate India’s gig economy

  • Aegon Life Insurance launches 'Work from Anywhere' policy Mar 31, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Aegon Life Insurance launches 'Work from Anywhere' policy

    This policy will allow these employees to work from anywhere in India.

  • Explained: How SWADES Skill Cards are helping jobless Indian expats gain employment Mar 30, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    Explained: How SWADES Skill Cards are helping jobless Indian expats gain employment

    It helps out-of-job Indian citizens returning home to connect with prospective employers. Close to 31,000 returnees have thus far registered under the scheme

  • Miscarriage leave: India already offers this legally, but is it implemented? Mar 27, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Miscarriage leave: India already offers this legally, but is it implemented?

    On paper, Indian law offers upto six weeks paid leave for miscarriage. But there are implementation loopholes.

  • IRDAI opens 10 internship posts for UG, PG students Mar 26, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    IRDAI opens 10 internship posts for UG, PG students

    Internship will be offered at IRDAI’s Head Office in Hyderabad commencing in May, 2021 for a monthly stipend of Rs 15,000.

  • Sachin Bansal is hiring! Navi Technologies eyes 10-fold increase in recruitment in 2021 Mar 25, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Sachin Bansal is hiring! Navi Technologies eyes 10-fold increase in recruitment in 2021

    For Navi, which operates in the fintech space, the time is opportune to hire as segments such as health insurance and digital lending have seen close to 15 percent annual growth over the last two years

  • Distance education programmes likely to see an overhaul in 2022-23 Mar 24, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Distance education programmes likely to see an overhaul in 2022-23

    As part of the National Education Policy — 2020, the government wants to standardise rules so that the quality of programmes offered by universities is uniform across all courses. For students, this means distance education will not be available for some degrees, while others will have fully online, fully offline or hybrid options

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