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TechGig Study: How code-a-thons help build brands & spot talent

Most tech professionals are upbeat about taking part in coding contests to showcase their skills and bag jobs while for employers, codeathons have become a great publicity branding and hiring tool May 24, 2016: Coding contests or codeathons have gained popularity among top professionals seeking career growth as well as employers in the tech domain in India. While these competitions have emerged as one of the most effective ways for organizations to access top technology talent, for professionals, these act as a way to up-skill, get recognition, build a personal brand and bag better jobs. "Fair and unbiased evaluation of an individual’s skills and talents ensures a truly meritocratic organization – Codeathons are one of the most effective ways to...
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Java, C and C# Remain the undisputed Kings of Coding at India’s Biggest Coding Arena

TechGig Code Gladiators enters its most exciting phase –Top Coders converge on the National Capital for the Ultimate Battle to become the Undisputed Coding Champion May 17, 2016:  The tech community is buzzing and suspense is thick in the air as TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 enters its final stage. Of the 1,43,000 who participated – just 2,500 moved to the Semi Finals. The battles got more grueling and only the Top 0.1 percentile of these contestants now stand facing each other – making it one of the toughest challenges in the world. "The gladiators in this edition of TechGig Code Gladiators have been truly remarkable – we had calibrated the tests with exponential difficulty – yet there were over 40...
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JobBuzz.in Survey: The 1st job divide between Gen Y and Gen Z

The JobBuzz.in survey points out that Gen Z professionals have started out better in the jobs market compared to Gen Y’ers. However, Gen Z employees are quicker to quit and move on. May 10, 2016: According to a new survey by JobBuzz.in, India’s leading employee engagement & employer rating platform, Gen Z professionals have a better experience in their first jobs compared to Gen Y professionals. JobBuzz’s survey of 912 Gen Z and Y employees reveals that 49% of Gen Z workforce got their first job in less than 2 months as compared to 38% Gen Y candidates. Majority (45%) of Gen Y’ers took an average 3-6 months to land their first job, reveals the JobBuzz.in survey. This indicates that...
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Hiring RoI – The Future of Optimizing Recruitment: TimesJobs.com study

While 62% organizations admit they are making hiring mistakes, 53% blame it on lack of proper tracking mechanisms. May 3, 2016: Businesses are often worried about the expenses they make on recruiting and then losing an employee even as a majority confess to picking wrong candidates, reveals a new TimesJobs.com study on usage of HR metrics for gauging the return on investment (ROI) on hiring. In the study, 62% organizations said they are making hiring mistakes and 53% blame it on the lack of proper tracking mechanisms and measurability. The problem lies in the chunk of resumes recruiters receive every day and the pressure to fill a position within a deadline. The stress makes most (78%) recruiters spend less than...
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India’s Biggest Coding Arena is Back! – TechGig Code Gladiators 2016

India’s Biggest Coding Arena is Back! – TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 Renowned for creating the largest community of techies in India, TechGig is back with the third edition of it nation-wide inter-company hackathon ‘Code Gladiators 2016’. April 25, 2015: After a very successful two year run, and being officially recognized by the Limca Book of Records as the biggest code contest in India, this year’s competition is slated to double in size. Code Gladiators 2016 anticipates over 1,50,000 coders participating from 15,000+ companies, pan India. The competition has increased in scale with a whopping 34 programming languages for gladiators to choose to compete in, new parallel theme tracks and a huge bounty of over Rs. 15 lakhs of prizes to...
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Auto sector leads hiring into the new financial year: TimesJobs RecruiteX

April 11, 2016: During March 2016, while most sectors were engaged in financial year closing and performance appraisals. The focus was more on retaining talent rather than new hiring, which kept the overall fresh hiring volumes low. However, the automobile sector defied the trend with a significant (3%) rise in talent demand reports RecruiteX, the recruitment index by TimesJobs.com. While FY 2016-17 began on a low note for most sectors with an overall average 1% drop in talent demand, sectors such as IT, telecom, BFSI and automobile witnessed positive momentum between March 2015 and March 2016. “During the start of the new financial year, organizations set new policies and frameworks and take stock of available and required resources. Hence hiring...
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Employers say over 50% candidates fumble during interviews: JobBuzz.in study

Over half the candidates interviewed by recruiters come unprepared, reveals a recent JobBuzz.in study. Questions on which candidates tend to slip the most are ‘explaining current job responsibilities’ and ‘how they fit into the job roles on offer’ April 5, 2016: A professional’s performance in an interview can make or break his or her career. With this testimony, JobBuzz.in recently undertook a study of 515 employers across the major employment generators such as IT, BFSI, manufacturing, retail, automobiles, telecom, dotcom and ITeS to gain insights that would help job seekers make the most of their interviews. The findings were startling as they revealed that more than 50% of candidates fumble during job interviews – 59% of the employers interviewed stated...
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Common hiring blunders recruiters make: A TimesJobs Survey

Unclear job descriptions, sticking to old hiring methods and ignoring cultural fit are some of the most common hiring blunders recruiters make, reveals a new study by TimesJobs.com March 29, 2016: Recruitment blunders can prove costly for any organization and a bad hire can damage the reputation of the business, hitting its bottom lines and brand value. Yet, nearly 62% hiring managers and recruiters surveyed by TimesJobs.com admit to hiring candidates who weren’t the best fit for the positions. “It is a highly competitive world and the war for talent is equally brutal as that for business. High quality talent is the only sustainable differentiator in this rapidly transforming age of the Internet. And successful companies will be those that...
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TechGig Geek Goddess: A Grand Victory for Women in the Tech Industry

Women coders proved their mettle in a 14-Day engagement program to celebrate Women in Technology that established their emerging dominance in the Indian IT Space March 7, 2016: What better way of celebrating International Women’s Day – than highlighting the intellectual prowess of professional working women in India Inc.? TechGig.com, on its own accord, facilitated the recognition of women coders and celebrated their contributions to the IT sector by organizing TechGig Geek Goddess: Celebrating the Code Divas/Women in Technology of the Indian IT Industry (TG3). "While equality in the workplace is improving for women in general, the percentage of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers is stagnant. Diversity awareness and sensitization within the IT industry is one...
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Work from home gets popular with employees, but bosses still wary: JobBuzz.in survey

In a JobBuzz study, 44% employees feel working from home boosts productivity but 60% employees say their bosses do not encourage this culture  March 1, 2016: The trend of professionals working from home is picking pace, but their managers are still apprehensive about its supposed benefits, shows a new survey by JobBuzz, an employer-rating platform powered by TimesJobs.com.  What is heartening to note is that managers are slowly losing their apprehensions as shown by the fact that in the recent JobBuzz survey, 30% of employees say they are allowed to work from home for at least twice a week. In a similar survey conducted in 2014, only 10% employees had claimed they had been allowed to work from home.  But there...
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TimesJobs Study: Companies not responding to job applications risk losing talent forever

48% India Inc. employees say they send out 10-20 job applications a month but organizations apparently only respond to applicants who are shortlisted – leaving a massive talent pool of disgruntled candidates 23 February 2016: Organizations may feel deluged by job applications but today’s candidates expect some form of acknowledgment or response on their applications, even if they haven’t been accepted, shows a study by TimesJobs.com. TimesJobs’ study tracked the job-seeking experience of over 1,100 candidates, a whopping 86% of whom said they did not get any response or explanation from the recruiter or HR department for job applications that were not accepted. While only 70% said they received official responses on their job applications only when their profiles were...
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Hiring jumps in IT, BFSI and Healthcare: TimesJobs RecruiteX

Talent demand rises in IT, telecom and healthcare sectors by 1% in January 2016 while BFSI and BPO, ITeS rose 2% during Jul-Dec 2015 February 16, 2016: Demand for IT, telecom, healthcare, travel & hospitality professionals has gone up in the economy, with all these sectors reporting increased hiring activity in January 2016, shows latest TimesJobs RecruiteX data. Among top recruiting industries, healthcare posted a 2% rise and IT, telecom saw a 1% rise in talent demand. Hiring in travel & hospitality also grew by a significant 3%. Among key functional areas, doctors, nurses and medical professionals saw the highest (16%) rise in demand. CXO level and senior professionals with over 20 years of experience reported a substantial 28% jump...
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MNCs beat Indian companies as preferred place to work: JobBuzz study

Nearly 88% employees working with Indian organizations say that if offered a choice, they would like to switch to multinational companies January 19, 2016: It is time for Indian companies to do some effective employer branding as talent in the country continues to crave for jobs in multinational companies (MNCs). This also makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make In India’ push seem like a challenging dream. In a recent JobBuzz study, nearly two thirds of India Inc. employees say they would prefer to work with international companies as opposed to working in an Indian company. “While the cultural differences between MNCs and Indian corporations are shrinking, there still exist good and bad perceptions on both fronts, MNCs are lauded for...
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Hiring to grow by 7%, IT and manufacturing will lead talent demand: TimesJobs Job Outlook Survey 2016

Organizations will see the maximum demand for middle-level professionals, sales and marketing are to be the most sought-after profiles in 2016 December 28, 2015: The year 2016 brings good news for job seekers, with hiring activity expected to increase by a considerable 7% across sectors. The latest TimesJobs.com Job Outlook 2016 survey of over 1,614 employers across India reports positive hiring plans by nearly 60% of the surveyed organizations. IT, telecom and manufacturing to lead hiring According to The TimesJobs Job Outlook Survey 2016, IT, telecom and manufacturing sectors are going to be the biggest employment generators in 2016. Nearly 25% organizations surveyed predict IT and telecom will hire the maximum number of people while 20% forecast manufacturing will be...
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JobBuzz survey reveals biggest resume mistakes candidates make

Employers say 57% job seekers put false or incorrect information in resumes, mid-level professionals tend to fudge the most December 22, 2015: "Fudging" or falsifying information, either by oversight or deliberately, is one of the most widespread mistakes that job seekers make in their resumes, reveals a JobBuzz.in survey of 97 employers spanning all major sectors across India. The ‘JobBuzz Biggest Resume Mistakes Survey’ reveals that recruiters and hiring managers, on an average, spend less than 5 minutes on reviewing a resume. By this standard, an applicant has very little time to impress a recruiter. So the last thing one would want to do is to make an unnecessary mistake or falsify information. Yet, out of all the applications organizations receive...
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