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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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India’s premier cloud learning program Cloud DevJam makes a comeback; new edition offers enhanced learning for enterprise IT professionals

April 8, 2021, New Delhi: Delhi-NCR-based IT professional Anakant Jain credits upskilling on the cloud for his recent promotion and increment. He spent the lockdown time learning about cloud technology, which gave him an edge over his peers while working on critical projects for his employer. Mumbai-based Afreen Bano too pegs her recent job switch to upskilling on cloud technology, which got her quick recognition vis-à-vis other job aspirants. Both Anakant Jain and Afreen Bano are among the 90,000 learners at Cloud DevJam who used the lockdown time to learn cloud technologies to uplift their careers. Cloud DevJam presented by Google Cloud, is an upskilling program at TechGig for enterprise IT professionals to develop skills on Google Cloud technologies and accelerate their careers. Cloud is one...
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Hiring trends: Mar’21 recorded 4% M-o-M and 25% Y-o-Y gain in talent demand; Construction topped M-o-M index and IT/Telecom led Y-o-Y index

New Delhi, April 14, 2021: The IT/Telecom sector recorded the highest growth of 42% while the overall talent demand at India Inc. improved by 25% in Mar’20 v/s Mar’21 comparison, found TimesJobs RecruiteX. RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. An in-depth study of the talent demand trends of the review period indicated that all the top 10 industries – except Retail and FMCG sector – improved their talent intake. The top five sectors to gain talent demand in Mar’20 v/s Mar’21 analysis were: IT/Telecom (42%), Petrochemicals (32%), Infrastructure (31%), Construction (31%) and BFSI (23%). Retail and FMCG saw steepest dip in talent demand with (-24%) and (-14%) drop respectively, owing...
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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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