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IIT BHU student Sangeeta Mishra wins India’s top women coder title beating 73 Thousand programmers at Geek Goddess 2021

New Delhi, December 1, 2021: IIT BHU’s third year student Sangeeta Mishra beats 73 Thousand women technologists to win the champion’s crown at TechGig Geek Goddess 2021 edition. TechGig Geek Goddess is India’s largest coding competition for women technologists, aimed at showcasing the coding genius of women technologists. This annual event wrapped up its seventh edition recently with a grand virtual finale event. This edition saw a record-breaking participation of 73 Thousand women technologists – highest ever at this competition. The coding competition had an open coding round and hackathons. At the hackathons, one could participate in any one of the three niche technology-based competitions: UiPath RPA Hackathon, American Express Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Hackathon and Tech Aptitude Challenge. The...
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Most new unicorns hiring for mid-level, experienced professionals, Bengaluru most preferred work destination

November 30, 2021, New Delhi: It’s the season of the unicorns with India adding 36 new ones to its tally in 2021 till now. With this, it’s also the season of aggressive hiring at unicorns as most are expanding their workforce with hiring witnessing a 15-20% increase in 2020-2021 v/s 2019-2020, found a recent TimesJobs survey. This survey was conducted among 364 HR leaders and managers from the unicorns and startup ecosystems to decode the hiring trends at unicorns. Most (76%) respondents said that hiring saw ‘significant improvement’ from Jul’21-Nov’21 v/s Jan’21-Jun’21. Other major trends outlined by the TimesJobs’ ‘Unicorn Hiring Survey’ are: Most unicorns hiring mid-level professionals: The TimesJobs survey asked about the most preferred work experience group and...
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Buoyed by festive sales, Retail, FMCG and Construction sectors posted maximum talent demand in Oct’21, overall talent demand saw 5% M-o-M gain

November 15, 2021, New Delhi: The ongoing festive phase and complete reopening of markets, retail centres and workspaces triggered the Retail, FMCG and Construction sectors to post maximum talent demand in Oct’21. These sectors had topped the talent demand indices in the same order in Sept’21 too. This indicates a strong sentiment at India Inc. to resume work and business as it was in the pre-COVID-19 era. Oct’21 saw 5% M-o-M and 3% Y-o-Y gain in the overall talent demand, noted TimesJobs RecruiteX Oct’21 edition. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. The Retail sector saw 23% M-o-M growth in talent demand in Oct’21, followed by the FMCG/Consumer Durables...
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The resume makeover: 79% tech recruiters prefer a skill-verified resume over the traditional one

New Delhi, October 28, 2021: ‘Are resumes a thing of the past?’ – This question looms large in the hiring industry as most tech recruiters (79%) now trust the skill benchmarking stats or skill validation scores cited in the resumes over all other information to shortlist candidates. This was revealed in a new TimesJobs survey of 879 hiring managers to understand the relevance of resumes in the present work world. Among this respondent group, most (42%) said that rank and achievements in industry recognised competitions is the best way to show skill strength. After this, skill quotient provided by tests (32% votes) were cited as the most effective way to show skill expertise. Next, skill recommendations from mentor and peers...
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Festive spirit makes Retail top talent grosser in Sept’21, FMCG and Construction sectors follow in talent demand

New Delhi, October 19, 2021: Riding high on relaxed COVID-19 curbs, festive spirit and a positive consumer sentiment, Retail and FMCG sectors posted maximum talent demand in M-o-M analysis in Sept’21. Retail noted a 18% growth, followed by Consumer Durables/FMCG sector which noted 10% growth. The Construction/Cement sector posted 7% growth in talent demand in Aug’21 v/s Sept’21 comparison, reported TimesJobs RecruiteX. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. A Y-o-Y analysis of talent demand revealed that the FMCG, IT/Telecom and Retail sectors topped the talent demand charts with double-digit growth. FMCG had the highest Y-o-Y growth of 22%, followed by IT/Telecom which clocked 20% increment, while Retail saw...
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India’s biggest coding competition for women TechGig Geek Goddess launches awards to recognise stellar efforts in diversity & HR

– For the first time, Geek Goddess will host Diversity Awards to honour the best diversity and HR efforts in four different categories – Geek Goddess is an annual coding competition that helps women technologists to showcase their skills and win prizes and acclaim – India’s biggest coding competition for women TechGig Geek Goddess launched its seventh edition on Aug 23 with American Express India as its presenting partner for the fourth successive year – TechGig Geek Goddess 2021 also has TomTom India as its platinum partner and UiPath as the theme partner for the RPA hackathon – The competition will wrap up with a virtual career fair on Nov 20 this year New Delhi, September 16, 2021: No truer...
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Retail, FMCG, BPO and BFSI recorded a double-digit growth in both M-o-M and Y-o-Y analysis of talent demand in Jul’21

Overall talent demand grew by 10% M-o-M and 21% Y-o-Y basis in Jul’21 Sector-wise: Retail, FMCG, BPO claimed most growth in M-o-M talent demand study; IT, BFSI and FMCG led the Y-o-Y talent demand growth charts Functional-area wise: Accounting & Finance, BPO and Administration roles had highest M-o-M growth in Jul’21 talent demand Location-wise: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai were top three locations for M-o-M growth in talent demand Work experience-wise: Freshers (professionals with less than 2 years of work experience) saw most growth in talent demand followed by people with 2-5 years of experience New Delhi, August 17, 2021: An improving consumer sentiment propelled the consumer-led sectors Retail, FMCG, BPO and BFSI to post a double-digit growth in both M-o-M and...
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From Minsk, Belarus to the top of the world, Yury Pisarchyk beat 3.16 Lakh coders to become ‘best coder of the world’ at Code Gladiators 2021

August 4, 2021, New Delhi: Albert Einstein’s saying, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”, was probably a prophecy for Yury Pisarchyk as he braved all the COVID-19 laden despair and fought 3.16 lakh coders globally to win the champion’s title at the world’s biggest coding competition – Code Gladiators 2021. Hailing from Minsk, Belarus, Yury was declared winner of Code Gladiators 2021 in a grand virtual finale ceremony held on July 29. For someone who was facing a time difference between Belarus and New-Delhi; emerging winner with top-notch marks among 1,210 finalists (out of 3.16 Lakh total participants); Yury’s story is both inspirational and interesting. He participated in the 2020 edition of Code Gladiators too, he reached the finale...
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June’21 posted 5% M-o-M and 11% Y-o-Y growth in talent demand; Healthcare, Manufacturing and IT/Telecom led the hiring index

New Delhi, July 13, 2021: The Healthcare/ Pharmaceuticals sector posted maximum talent demand along with the Doctors/ Medical Professionals job profile in June’21. This growth in talent intake coincides with the presumption that the third COVID-19 wave will hit India by Aug’21 and hence the preparations. The Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals sector recorded a maximum growth of 18% in M-o-M study of talent demand in June’21, up from 4% growth in May’21. The Doctors/ Medical Professionals job profile saw over 30% growth in M-o-M analysis of talent demand for June’21. Overall, June’21 recorded 5% M-o-M and 11% Y-o-Y growth in talent demand, as per TimesJobs RecruiteX. RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc....
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90% tech recruiters looking for developers who learnt new skills during lockdown, most hiring developers for product development roles

– TimesJobs’ ‘Developer Hiring Survey 2021’ found 38% Indian tech recruiters would hire a developer for his excellent coding skills v/s relevant experience, educational achievements or past projects – 32% said women technologists still face a bias when interviewed or recruited for software development roles – 90% IT recruiters want to hire developers who learnt new skills during the lockdown New Delhi: June 30, 2021: Excellent coding skills rank way higher for the Indian tech recruiters when hiring developers, as compared to relevant experience, similar past projects or educational degrees, found a recent TimesJobs survey. TimesJobs’ ‘Developer Hiring Survey 2021’ was conducted among 957 tech recruiters to understand their preferences while hiring developers. The survey found that most (38%) recruiters...
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Most India Inc. firms not considering halting operations during COVID-19 resurgence, 62% have implemented special policies for employee safety

– Most (36%) India Inc. firms not considering shutting or halting operations during the COVID-19 resurgence – Only 26% corporates in favour of halting work for a month, next 22% considering shutting work for just two weeks – 26% organisations are providing monetary packages to COVID-19 affected workforce New Delhi, May 27, 2021: The second – and more infectious – wave of COVID-19 has turned tables at India Inc. – who were preparing for a complete resurrection work-wise. As India recorded most number of COVID-19 infection cases globally in April 21, most India Inc. firms (62%) devised special policies for workforce wellbeing. While speculations of interim business shut down were rife, most (36%) firms said that they won’t stop operations...
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Magical May? Talent demand gains 6% M-o-M as Retail, FMCG, Infra, Petrochemicals & IT/Telecom post double digit growth in May’21

New Delhi, June 8, 2021: It was work as usual at India Inc. amid the nation-wide ‘Corona lockdown’ in May’ 21 as talent demand grew by 6% M-o-M despite the lull outside. Five sectors – including Retail, FMCG, Infrastructure, Petrochemicals & IT/Telecom – posted a double digit M-o-M growth in talent demand; indicating that corporate India was raring to go even amid the tough COVID-19 situations. The Automobiles, Construction, Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors too noted single digit growth in Apr’21 v/s May’21 comparison of talent demand, reported TimesJobs RecruiteX. RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. Most states had exempted e-commerce and take-away operations from the lockdown curbs along with...
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Talent demand index sheds 4% Y-o-Y and 16% M-o-M in Apr’21; Construction, Petrochemicals increased 22% Y-o-Y despite COVID-19 impact

New Delhi, May 13, 2021: The COVID-19 resurgence in Apr’21 has derailed the business growth – and M-o-M talent demand consequently – but the Y-o-Y stats show an encouraging story. The talent demand trend for Apr’20 – when first COVID-19 wave hit India – v/s Apr’ 21- when the country is braving a far more infectious wave – shows a double-digit growth in heavy duty sectors; and Constructions and Petrochemicals saw 22% Y-o-Y growth in talent demand, reported TimesJobs RecruiteX. RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. The Y-o-Y analysis showed that all high volume sectors as BFSI, IT/Telecom and Automobiles saw growth. Most sectors were revving up their operations...
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Saharanpur’s Binni Goel beat 11,291 school students to win Edufront CodeFest, India’s biggest tech contest for school

– 11,291 school students participated in the 80-day long Edufront CodeFest competition – Binni Goel, a Class 10th student from Santa Maria School won the 80-day long contest – 405 students submitted coding projects, most programmed in Core Java and Python – A total of 13 meritorious students; and two schools with maximum participation were felicitated in a virtual event – Winners took home cash prizes of Rs 2.75 Lakh New Delhi, May 5, 2021: India’s biggest tech contest for school students concluded recently with the felicitation of Saharanpur-based Santa Maria School’s Binni Goel as the winner of this 80-day long competition. She clinched the winner’s title contesting 11,291 students from 3,000+ schools across India. Meerut City Public School’s Namit...
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Who is the world’s top coder? Code Gladiators begins its 2021 quest with Cognizant

– TechGig Code Gladiators announced their 2021 edition in March  – This is the eighth edition of the Guinness and Limca record holder coding competition – Code Gladiators – Cognizant is the presenting partner for Code Gladiators 2021 – Presently the contest has three hackathons: UiPath RPA Hackathon, Bosch AI Hackathon and Times Internet’s Machine Learning – This is the event’s second completely virtual edition; finale slated for July-end this year – Grand finale will conclude with a virtual career fair exclusively for the competition participants New Delhi, April 24, 2021: Exactly a year ago, IIT-BHU graduate Himanshu Singh participated in the world’s biggest code competition Code Gladiators not knowing where he stood among the lakhs of technologists. His superb...
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