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Festive sheen kept talent demand up in Oct 2020, Construction and Manufacturing among top three sectors for talent demand: RecruiteX

New Delhi: November 23, 2020: Festive cheer and Unlock 5.0 kept the talent demand up in Oct 2020, with a significant contribution from high-volume conventional sectors as Construction, Manufacturing and Projects/Infrastructure. Oct 2020 registered 2% M-o-M and 16% Y-o-Y increment in talent demand, stated TimesJobs RecruiteX. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. Outlining the talent demand trends for Oct 2020, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head TimesJobs and TechGig said, “There’s a substantial uptick in the talent demand posted by high-volume sectors like Construction, Manufacturing, Automobiles and Infrastructure. Other than Healthcare, these were the top five sectors to post maximum M-o-M growth in talent demand in Oct 2020. Talent demand...
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Online classes and the rise of Edu-Tech triggered Education/Training sector to post highest talent demand in Sept 2020

Education/Training sector noted 27% M-o-M growth in talent demand, overshadowing the demand posted by all other major sectors like IT/Telecom, Retail, FMCG and BFSI · Teaching/Education profiles witnessed a growth of over 30% in talent demand · Mumbai reclaimed its throne as top job hub with 14% M-o-M growth in talent demand, followed by Pune New Delhi, Oct 27, 2020: A combined push of the online classes and the phenomenal rise of Edu-Tech domain proved to be a blessing for the employment scenario in the Education/Training sector. Historically, education-related jobs and work profiles see seasonal upticks around the time when new sessions start. However, COVID-19’s lockdown has pushed the talent demand for these profiles into a continuous upward rally ever...
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TechGig and American Express join hands to recognise India’s best women technologists

– India’s largest coding competition for women – TechGig Geek Goddess – opened for code submissions recently – TechGig Geek Goddess 2020 will have 3 screening rounds and will conclude with a virtual grand finale – Last year’s edition saw participation from 73,388 women technologists New Delhi, October 1, 2020: One year ago, Hyderabad-based engineer Tanneeru Leela was best known for her quiet demeanour. Now, she is known as the mighty coder who defeated 73,388 women technologists at India’s biggest women-only code competition – TechGig Geek Goddess 2019 edition! From a quiet, work focussed technologist, to a leading #WomanInTechnology – this persona change happened for her overnight when the world saw her coding prowess at the Geek Goddess code competition....
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COVID-19 impact: 73% India Inc. employers introduced salary cuts, middle level managers suffered most

· A new TimesJobs survey of 1,385 HR managers found that 73% Indian firms had introduced salary cuts to keep their organisations afloat during the COVID-19 times · Maximum pay cuts happened at the middle management level, as stated by 40% of survey respondents · About 60% organisations are in favour of revoking the salary cuts at an appropriate time · In the wake of Unlock 4.0, 61% of companies are considering reopening their offices in the coming months, most want to call about 40% staff only New Delhi, September 29, 2020: About 73% of Indian firms resorted to salary cuts to keep their business going amid the tough COVID-19 situation, found a recent survey conducted by TimesJobs. About 1,385...
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Now, IT professionals can upskill on cloud technologies for free of cost as Cloud DevJam program gets extended till Dec 2020

Google Cloud and TechGig’s program to upskill technologists on cloud skills has been extended till the end of this year New Delhi, September 24, 2020: About 90% of the Indian technologists believe that certifications in cloud computing will improve their career prospects, as per a survey conducted by TechGig, India’s biggest developer community. Further, 28% of the respondents said that they were already upskilling on cloud computing (through various mediums) to ensure career progression. The rising demand for cloud technologies prompted TechGig and Google Cloud to extend their cloud learning program – Cloud DevJam – till the end of 2020. Cloud DevJam, a free-to-register upskilling program was launched in May 2020 to help IT professionals learn cloud computing, and has...
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Hiring focussed CSR campaign ‘Baat at Pe Jobs’ goes national, 202 recruiters and 4,475 jobs onboard to help professionals get hired

– This is season 3 of the popular CSR campaign where TimesJobs and Mirchi jointly help professionals find appropriate jobs quickly – TimesJobs has roped in 202 recruiters to help job seekers get hired in a span of 3 weeks – More than 4,475 jobs are available from all domains, including IT, Banking, Marketing and Retail – Mirchi RJs from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru are anchoring this campaign on radio New Delhi, September 16, 2020: The season 3 of TimesJobs and Mirchi’s hiring focussed CSR campaign ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ has been extended to the national level with a focus on key cities – Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ has been curated to help professionals whose...
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Unlock 4.0: Talent demand grew in BFSI, IT/Telecom, Hospitality sectors

Industry-wise: BFSI posted maximum talent demand in Aug 2020, demand continues to grow in Healthcare for the third month in a row Location-wise: Chennai recorded the highest growth in M-o-M talent demand Functional area-wise: Banks/Insurance/Financial Services noted maximum growth Work experience-wise: Professionals with 10-20 years of work experience recorded maximum talent demand in Aug 2020 New Delhi, September 11, 2020: With ‘Unlock 4.0’ in progress, India Inc. noted growth in talent demand in Aug 2020, led by high volume sectors such as BFSI and IT/Telecom. Continuing their growth trend since July’20, both these sectors recorded 8% M-o-M growth (for each) in Aug 2020.  The Hospitality sector – which has been allowed to resume operations from Aug 2020 – noted 7%...
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Hiring spree kicks in: 670 professionals hired; 2,399 shortlisted through TimesJobs & Mirchi’s ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ campaign in just 27 days

– ‘Mirchi Par Baat Baat Pe Jobs with TimesJobs’ campaign uplifted the careers of more than 3,069 job seekers whose job search was hit due to COVID-19 – 670 professionals found a suitable job in 21 companies through this campaign in 27 days straight – 2,399 candidates were shortlisted at various companies and were on the anvil of being hired – TimesJobs had roped in 164+ companies and recruiting partners to help job seekers get hired quickly New Delhi, September 1, 2020: IT professional Anurag Jana’s dream tech career crashed when his company let him go a few weeks ago. Like most other employees, he was working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the company lost its business and...
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Lucknow-boy Himanshu Singh beats 2.52lakh+ coders worldwide to become Code Gladiators 2020 champion

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) pass out is global coding champion now Lucknow-boy Himanshu Singh beats 2.52lakh+ coders worldwide to become Code Gladiators 2020 champion Himanshu Singh is an Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi graduate, he passed out college just one month ago and is working with an IT firm in Bengaluru Of the total 2.52lakh+ participants, only 38% were students and rest 62% were professionals Developers from Italy, US, Singapore, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Bangladesh also participated TechGig Code Gladiators 2020 edition ran for 165 days and concluded with a mega virtual finale event – a first such conclusion for this Guinness World record holder event More than 29 winners were felicitated in a grand virtual finale ceremony...
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Jawaharlal Nehru University signs strategic MoU with TechGig to power online assessments for faculty and students

New Delhi, August 12, 2020: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has recently collaborated with TechGig Assess Online – a cutting edge assessment platform – to facilitate its academic assessments. TechGig is India’s one of the largest technology community and is a part of India’s leading digital media conglomerate – the Times Internet Ltd. Both JNU and TechGig have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to corroborate this alliance. JNU hosted a workshop on 10th August, 2020 for its faculty members to announce this partnership followed by a hands-on demonstration of the platform by the TechGig’s team. Online is becoming the preferred medium to ensure learning and education continuity amid the COVID-19 situation. In such a scenario, this new-age talent assessment...
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BPO and IT sectors lead talent demand recovery with double-digit M-o-M growth, Tier-II cities leading the demand in July 2020: RecruiteX

– BPO (15%), IT (10%) and BFSI (7%) emerged as the top three sectors with maximum M-o-M growth in talent demand in July 2020 – BFSI – had shed most talent demand in June 2020 – picked up the pace and gained 7% growth in talent demand in July 2020 M-o-M study – Customer Services/Tele Calling, Front Office/Administration and IT/Telecom were the most sought after job profiles in July 2020 – Vadodara (over 30% growth) and Hyderabad/Secunderabad (16%) were the top gainers for talent demand in July 2020 study – Professionals with 5-10 years of experience were most in-demand in the review month New Delhi, August 10, 2020: With ‘recovery’ as the key focus in ‘Unlock3’, talent demand is already...
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TimesJobs & Radio Mirchi launch ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ to help people find jobs during COVID-19 crisis; 112+ companies & consultants sign up for the cause

– ‘Mirchi Par Baat Baat Pe Jobs with TimesJobs’ will help professionals whose job search has been affected owing to COVID-19 – by connecting them with recruiters who are hiring during these times – TimesJobs has roped in more than 112 companies and recruiting agencies including well-known brands such as Capgemini, Mastercard, LTI, Salesforce, Société Générale, Icertis, VOIS, UiPath, HPE, DBS Bank among others – Mirchi’s popular RJs – Naved, Sayema, Rochie, Vidit & Leen – will lend their powerful voice and their social media presence to this task over the next few weeks (Caption text: Radio Mirchi Delhi’s RJ Sayema, RJ Naved, RJ Vidit and Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig at the launch of ‘Mirchi Par Baat...
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Talent demand tanks in most sectors in June 2020, green shoots in BPO, Health & Auto: TimesJobs RecruiteX June’20

– Retail, BFSI shed most talent demand in June 2020 M-o-M study – Talent demand picked up in BPO, Health & Automobiles in June 2020 – In Y-o-Y analysis, the demand for talent remained same in June’20 and June’19 New Delhi, July 14, 2020: The TimesJobs RecruiteX, monthly talent demand index, marks a 4% growth in talent demand in June’20 (89) over May’20 (85). However, the demand in high-volume sectors including IT, BFSI and Retail records a steep fall. The Y-o-Y analysis showed that the talent demand index for June’19 (89) and June’20 (89) was the same. M-o-M talent demand trends: The growth in demand index is contributed by Automobiles (17%), Healthcare (16%) and BPO (14%) sectors who are re-hauling...
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Indian software programmers are rooting for Cloud certifications amid COVID lockdown: TechGig survey

● COVID-19 lockdown has catalysed the willingness of techies to getting certified, finds TechGig survey ● Deep understanding of a new-age technology emerged the biggest reason for techies to take a certification ● Freshers and new joiners are more interested in getting certifications than working professionals ● Around 35% of respondents admit that the prices of certification courses are out of their budget New Delhi, June 29, 2020: Cloud technology – which is facilitating communication and remote working amid the present COVID-19 lockdown – is also the preferred choice for upskilling for the Indian developers, reveals a survey conducted by TechGig. The preference for Cloud overshadowed other new-age technologies as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The jobs of the future...
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63% of HR managers ‘are’ hiring amid COVID-19 tension, most recruiting for niche job roles solely: TimesJobs Survey

In the TimesJobs survey, 16% of respondents said that their top leaders are seeking ways to collaborate with competitors to ensure business growth A majority (42%) of HR managers stated that they are using talent assessment platforms to evaluate candidates Around 21% of HR managers claimed that they conducted hiring audits to ensure they were recruiting a diverse set of talent New Delhi, June 24, 2020: With 63% HR managers at India Inc. buoyed about hiring amid the COVID-19 lockdown, this quarantine period may not be as gloomy as it seems. In a recent TimesJobs survey, a majority (63%) of HR managers said that their company had been hiring amid the COVID-19 crisis time. Out of these, nearly 65% of...
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