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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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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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