Manish Sabharwal & Rituparna Chakraborty

India became more formal job friendly with recent ESIC reforms

In 1965 Professor Milton Friedman warned India that the Mahanalobis economic model being adopted “threatens an inefficient use of capital by combining it with too little at one extreme and an inefficient use of by combining it with too little capital at the other extreme”.

Shiladitya Ray

SchoolGuru: The mobile app offering certified higher education courses

While India has tried its hand at distance education models like massive open online courses (MOOCs), they haven't really worked out well enough.

Rituparna Chakraborty

A skilling crisis, not a jobs crisis: Need to make skilling a key goal towards nation-building

Skills should have been a priority after Independence because an unskilled or unemployed Indian is not a free Indian, and the launch of the Skill India campaign in 2015 seemed a fresh departure from the past. Taking a historical perspective, the phase 1 of skills in India was largely about a purposeless drift without vision, execution or institutions.

Rituparna Chakraborty

How digital technologies are shaping the HR industry

A few years ago, when ‘digital’ entered the corporate lexicon and boardroom discussions, few knew or anticipated the far-reaching impact that it would create. Today, for organisations, it is no longer about preparing for digital or making a transition to a new of way of thinking and doing business and work.

Manish Sabharwal

Karl Marx: Evaluating the long shadow

Niyat is a beautiful Urdu word — it roughly translates to your mind’s intentions. But that delicate language has an even more beautiful word called, zehniyat; roughly, your heart and soul’s intentions. One of life’s most interesting questions is whether we should judge people by outcomes or their niyat or zehniyat.

Rituparna Chakraborty

Confidence, curiosity ensure millennials succeed in career

I find myself often in a rather unenviable position to predict the future of jobs. In spite of my valiant Nostradamus attempts, I have concluded that predictions are good for TRPs but are potentially misguiding for our youth.

Rituparna Chakraborty

Here are the five distinctive trends that will impact staffing in India

Trying to play the soothsayer of the tribe is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Drawing insights from several research reports and from my own role as a practitioner have pushed me to conclude that the top priorities for any staffing company at the moment are:

Increasing profitability.

Driving top-line revenue growth.

Improving candidate sourcing.

Sonal Arora

Do you earn between Rs 5-10 lakh? These factors decide your take-home salary

April and May are taxing times for both employers and employees alike.  While most companies follow April to March as their performance review cycle, which sees an extensive organization-wide performance review process; for the employees, in addition to the anticipation and anxiety of the performance review process, it is also time for annual tax planning and investment declaration for all empl

Rituparna Chakraborty

Nothing will work unless you do

Each time a woman stands up for herself , without knowing it possibly, without claiming it she stands up for all women.

Manish Sabharwal

India's prosperity depends on reducing its 50% self-employment

In the 1920s, Russian economist Alexander Chayanov made the case to Pandit Nehru that small farms were viable because of self-exploitation; you don’t have to pay yourself, your wife or your kids a salary. This argument is as dyfunctional and nonsensical today for small farms as it was almost 100 years ago but it also applies to India’s 50% self-employment.