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Women professionals face more absurd queries than men at job interviews and appraisals: TimesJobs survey

New Delhi, April 5, 2021: Women professionals still face absurd queries – about their marriage and family plans – at job interviews and appraisals, as compared to their male peers found a recent TimesJobs survey. While India Inc. celebrated International Women’s Day with much zest in March, the ground realities for most working women haven’t changed on many counts. TimesJobs surveyed 1,564 women professionals, aged 28-40, employed in different sectors to understand how their work life changed in the last decade.  In the survey, most women professionals said that work-life imbalance was their biggest challenge (voted by 48% respondents), followed by gender pay gap. Most respondents also said that while hiring most firms held a bias against mothers, preventing women...
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IT/Telecom, BFSI & Healthcare sectors lead hiring trend in Feb’21, talent demand index gains 14 points in Feb’21 over Feb’20: TimesJobs RecruiteX

New Delhi, March 11, 2021: As India Inc. is set to mark the first anniversary of the COVID-19 induced lockdown in Mar’21, talent demand seems to be stabilising in the sunrise sectors. The talent demand index gained 7 points in M-o-M analysis (105 in Jan’21 to 112 in Feb’21) and 14 points in Y-o-Y analysis (98 in Feb’20 to 112 in Feb’21), says TimesJobs RecruiteX. These trends were highlighted by TimesJobs RecruiteX – a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. The Y-o-Y talent demand trend is largely led by IT/Telecom (44%), BFSI (11%), Petrochemicals/Oil & Gas (10%), Projects/Infrastructure (10%) and ITeS/BPO (7%) sectors. Interestingly, talent demand in Healthcare/ Pharmaceuticals sector remained stable...
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Got the skills? Most Indian CHROs will hire for skill fitment only, keep experience and salary range aside

Most Indian firms keen on hiring fresh talent v/s hiring from within or re-hiring staff laid off during pandemic Top three in-demand job profiles will be Operations, Sales/Business Development and Marketing Skill fitment topmost priority when hiring a candidate v/s experience or salary range Most firms will work on strengthening the mental and physical wellbeing of their workforce In FY 2021-22, majority of the firms are planning to offer increment between 5-25% New Delhi, March 1, 2021 – It’s time to revamp the skill column on your resume because most Indian recruiters plan to hire basis skill fitment this year, and not the experience or the other factors. In the skill v/s experience v/s salary fitment question posted by TimesJobs...
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Edufront invites school children to test their tech skills at CodeFest, cash prizes worth Rs 2.75 Lakh up for grabs

New Delhi, February 11, 2021: The COVID-19 lockdown forced about 1.6 billion learners* from 190 countries to stay at home as per the United Nations data. However, the year-long lockdown really didn’t put a full stop on teaching or learning as schools, colleges and training institutions quickly turned to online tools for education continuity. To gauge the benefits and challenges of online learning among the Indian schools and assess the tech skills of students, leading end-to-end digital learning and assessment platform – Edufront – launched Edufront CodeFest 2020 – The Bug Stops Here’ in association with TechGig. Edufront was earlier in news for aiding online education of under-served school students in Maharashtra. Edufront CodeFest is a unique contest that helps...
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IT/Telecom and BFSI posted most talent demand in Jan 21, registered 2% M-o-M and 23% Y-o-Y growth: RecruiteX

● Sector with highest M-o-M growth in talent demand: IT/Telecom ● Functional area with highest M-o-M growth in talent demand: Quality/Process Control ● City with highest M-o-M growth in talent demand: Indore ● Work experience category with highest M-o-M growth in talent demand: 5-10 years New Delhi, Feb 9, 2021: The IT/Telecom and BFSI sectors claimed most talent demand in Jan 21 as all the other industrial sectors posted negative demand in the first month of 2021. The IT/Telecom sector posted 2% uptick in talent demand, followed by the BFSI sector which noted 1% growth in the Jan 21 study of talent demand. These trends were highlighted by TimesJobs RecruiteX – a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and...
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IT will be the biggest employer in 2021, virtual working to be a dominant trend at India Inc: TimesJobs survey

New Delhi, January 29, 2021 – India Inc. proved to be a ‘rider of the storm’ in 2020 as it adopted the digital nuances overnight to ensure work continuity, said most HR managers in a new TimesJobs survey. E-recruitment portal TimesJobs surveyed 1,735 HR managers working in different industrial sectors and startups to understand the HR learnings from 2020 and the skill roadmap for 2021. Here is the data that proves that India Inc. sustained it all: Hiring stalled: Most (63%) HR managers admitted that their hiring plans derailed in 2020, followed by 26% who said they hired, but in fewer numbers Digital roles preferred over mass roles: Roles ensuring digital continuity grew, Digital Marketers (28%) and Customer Relationship Managers...
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High volume sectors take a U-turn for talent intake, BFSI, IT/Telecom and Retail posted maximum talent demand in Dec 20: RecruiteX

● The BFSI sector noted the highest growth of 5% in talent demand in Dec 20 ● The Banks/Insurance profile was most sought-after by corporates in the study month ● Ahmedabad recorded the highest M-o-M growth in talent demand in Dec 20, pushing all cities and metros behind ● Professionals with 10-20 years of work experience noted maximum 4% growth in talent demand New Delhi, January 12, 2021: India Inc. noted an improved hiring sentiment in Dec 20, as the high volume sectors – BFSI, IT/Telecom and Retail – posted maximum growth in talent demand in the said period. This M-o-M growth in talent demand hinted that the corporates are vying for an economic revival; and was probably the best...
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Work from home to be new normal in 2021 too, HR managers keen on hiring AI, Data Science and Business Analyst roles: TimesJobs survey

New Delhi, January 6, 2021: Most Indian firms (42%) would continue working remotely – most as long as one more year – as Coronavirus outbreak still looms large, found a new TimesJobs survey. The survey titled ‘How do corporates envisage year 2021?’ was conducted among 1,376 HR managers working in different industrial domains and startups. Three big findings of this survey are: 1. Most organisations (42%) to stick to remote working in 2021 too 2. Most plan to resume hiring and even roll out appraisals gradually to their workforce 3. Work-life balance biggest concern for most corporates, toppling all other organisational mandates Elaborating on the findings of the TimesJobs survey, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig shared, “Year 2020...
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Surat girl, Kruti Dharaiya wins the Geek Goddess 2020 champion’s trophy beating 70,000 women coders

New Delhi: December 16, 2020: She came, she coded, and she won – not once but twice! It’s a classic tale of a small-town girl toppling the tables for all top technologists twice. Hailing from Surat, Kruti Dharaiya – who graduated from National Institute of Technology, Surat this June – clinched the champion’s trophy from 70,097 women technologists at TechGig Geek Goddess 2020 recently. Earlier this year, she won the top woman coder trophy – Code Diva – at the Guinness World Record holder event TechGig Code Gladiators 2020 in August! Kruti – who works in Bengaluru with Amazon – is presently working from home and prepared for the contest along with her office tasks. Not just her, the rest...
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Signs of recovery? IT/Telecom back as top sector for talent demand in Nov 2020, Bengaluru was top job hub

● Top sector for talent demand: IT/Telecom ● Top city for talent demand: Bengaluru ● Top work experience category: Senior professionals with 20+ years of work experience New Delhi: December 14, 2020: The talent demand trends for Nov 2020 paint a tech-led story for recruitment activities. Indian economy’s poster boy and high volume sector – IT/Telecom – made a comeback as the top sector with maximum talent demand in Nov 2020. The talent demand in all of 2020 was dominated by the Healthcare sector but IT/Telecom pushed all sectors behind in Nov 2020 to take back its position as the top sector with most talent demand, noted RecruiteX. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and...
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What women engineers want? A chance to innovate and industry-wide recognition, say most participants of Geek Goddess code competition

– About half a dozen ex-Geek Goddess winners are back to compete for the Geek Goddess 2020 champion’s crown – The chance to innovate with unique problem statements is the biggest reason to participate, over shining factors as prizes or networking with industry peers – TechGig Geek Goddess 2020 is nearing its finale and will conclude with a virtual career fair and a virtual grand finale ceremony on Dec 4 and 5, respectively – Participants comprise 55% professionals and 45% of students – Most participants hail from Bengaluru, followed by Mumbai and Delhi New Delhi, Nov 26 2020: “The biggest reason for me to participate in a code competition – again – is to have an opportunity to work on...
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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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