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Neeti Sharma and Vikrant Pande

Technology has a place but it has to be kept in its place!

Ginnie Romety, the CEO of IBM, once spiked a thought, “Man and Machine always get a better answer than Man alone or Machine alone”. The recent announcement of the new integrated scheme for school education is a right step in the right direction but technology alone can hardly solve the fundamental problem affecting our education.

Manish Sabharwal and Ashok Reddy

Data on jobs: Be careful what you wish for

Some of us have long felt that India’s poverty industry and poor people lived on different planets. But the poverty industry’s reaction to new data from Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)/Employees’ State Insurance (ESI)/National Pension System (NPS) confirms they don’t live on different planets but a different gamma quadrant.

Manish Sabharwal & Santosh Thangavelu

Forget all doomsday forecasts, India's IT employment will double in five years

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Employers will be increasingly frugal with training budgets, but employees have options that include external certifications, MOOCs, building applications for fun alongside a community to practice, code challenges, and hackathons.

Manish Sabharwal & Rituparna Chakraborty

A Curious Case of the End Justifies the Means

A Curious Case of the End Justifies the Means

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it” according to Eric Qualman, best-selling author of Socialnomics and motivational speaker. This may be self-evident, but the way in which companies think about social media the risk vs the reward— employee engagement, impact on productivity, collaboration —is constantly evolving". 

Kunal Sen

Hot jobs for millennials

Research finds that millennials, born between 1981 and 2000, make for top-notch product designers, store promoters, and research specialists.

Sudeep Sen

E-tailers to hire flexi-temp to meet festive rush

An article in Finanical Express talks about how e-retailers will use an additional 50,000 temporary workers this festive season to be able to meet delivery schedules; along with inputs from Sudeep Sen.

Neeti Sharma

Students take online route to earn & learn

An article in ET Wealth, talks about how students are taking up online jobs to earn and learn; along with inputs from Neeti Sharma.

Studying, making money and gaining experience, all at once. With a world of jobs and business opportunities opening up online, a number of students are earning and learning simultaneously. 

Manish Sabharwal and Sonal Arora

Squeezing hostages

A joint byline by - Manish Sabharwal and Sonal Arora; published in Mint: http://goo.gl/6AhFq5

Sudeep Sen

Temporary workers in demand on good rains

An article in Economic Times talks about how plentiful rains this monsoon have boosted the requirement of temporary workers in the country's agriculture and allied sectors; along with inputs from Sudeep Sen.

Plentiful rains this monsoon have boosted the requirement of temporary workers in the country's agriculture and allied sectors. 

Kunal Sen

SMEs attracting women with offers of greater flexibility

An article in Economic Times and Indian Express talks about how SME sector is opening up to hire women across sectors; along with inputs from Kunal Sen.

A mix of greater flexibility, more mentoring and a personalised management style is attracting more and more women, especially those who are restarting their career after a break, to smaller organisations, experts say.