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Rituparna Chakraborty

Brace for more consolidation in online HR space: Experts

An article in Economic Times talks about how more consolidation is expected in the online recruitment sector, with job portals losing market share to social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty.

Sonal Arora

Elders clear Bill allowing 6-month maternity leave

New law applicable to establishments employing more than 10 persons

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, which was cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, got passed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Bill provides for 26 weeks maternity leave, an increase from present 12 weeks The law will be applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons..

Rituparna Chakraborty

Don’t use WhatsApp to ask for leave or send office work, companies tell staff.

An article in Hindustan Times talks about “how Companies are discouraging the use of WhatsApp for office communication”; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty.

Companies are discouraging the use of WhatsApp for office communication, saying the instant messaging app can only remain an informal and unofficial mode of interaction.

Manish Sabharwal

Putting India to work

One of the most frustrating classifications of the last decade for India has been BRICS. We have little in common with commodity economies like Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and South Africa, which are commodity driven economies, with little economic complexity. India is economically complex; we make everything and do everything (not always well or at scale).

Sonal Arora

Atlas shrugged

E-coolies are paying the price of propping up a happening economy, says Sharmistha Ghosal

Sumit Kumar

Five tips to crack an interview

Giving your first interview can be quite unnerving. I remember the first interview I gave for a campus placement. After clearing two rounds comprising of a group discussion and a role play, the final stage was an interview with the panel.

Manish Sabharwal

Cabinet approves Rs12,000 crore skill development plan

Central govt will be responsible for meeting three-fourths of target under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

The skill development ministry will spend between 10% and 15% of the budget for creating a pool of workers for jobs created under programmes such as Make In India, Swachh Bharat and Digital India, said minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Photo: PIB

Manish Sabharwal

The case for Holdco

Attracting the best human capital needs moving PSUs into an independent holding company.

Neeti Sharma

A new task for universities

In many sectors, recruiters are looking for "work-ready" graduates with clear evidence of job specific skills in addition to high-level graduate attributes

Sumit Kumar

A catapult for your career

Sunita, a diploma holder in Electronics from rural Haryana, has been struggling to find a job since last 1 year. Like Sunita, there are lakhs of kids who are graduating every single day but finding it extremely difficult to get a job, mainly due to a lack of capability and skills.