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Indian super coder overthrows world coding grandmaster at Code Gladiators 2022, claims the champion’s title & Rs 3 Lakh prize

Aug 10, 2022, New Delhi: It’s a narrative straight out of a Bollywood film script where two ex-champions fight it out for the winner’s crown and the Indian super coder edged out the world grandmaster to bring home the top coding title. The battle in question here was the finale of the world’s biggest coding competition – Code Gladiators 2022. IIT-Delhi’s Kalash Gupta (1st runner-up of Code Gladiators 2021) fought tooth and nail against the title’s defending champion Yury Pisarchyk and 3.3 Lakh other participants and won the title. With this, the UK-based ex-champion Yury occupied the 1st runner-up spot. Simply put, the winner and 1st runner-up of the 2021 edition exchanged their positions at the winner’s podium this year!...
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The rise of Tier II cities: Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad top job hubs in Jun’22, metro cities reported dwindling talent demand

Cities with highest M-o-M talent demand growth in Jun’22: Jaipur (23%), Hyderabad/Secunderabad (15%) and Ahmedabad (2%) Pune slipped from its #1 spot for talent demand in May’22, saw the steepest fall of 19% in Jun’22 Mumbai only metro city to note 1% M-o-M increase in talent demand in study period, rest all metros saw subdued demand Sectors with highest M-o-M talent demand growth in Jun’22: Projects/ Infrastructure (11%), Petrochemicals/ Oil and Gas (7%) and Automobiles (4%) Job profiles with highest M-o-M talent demand growth in Jun’22: Doctors/ Medical Professionals (13%), Customer Services/ Tele Calling (11%) and Quality/Process Control (8%) National, Jul 9, 2022: With Work From Office (WFO) becoming a mandate at most workplaces, Tier II cities that are aflush...
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India Inc. bullish on IT hiring, registered 30% M-o-M and Y-o-Y growth in May’22

National, June 21, 2022: India’s IT/Telecom sector is bustling with hiring activities, with talent demand noting a growth of over 30% in M-o-M and Y-o-Y analysis in May’22. This sector recorded a successive single-digit M-o-M increment in talent demand since Jan’22 but the May’22 gain surpassed all the earlier statistics, reported RecruiteX. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. RecruiteX noted an overall growth of 42 basis points from Apr’22 to May’22, corresponding to over 30% uptick in talent demand. This growth was led chiefly by the IT/Telecom (over 30%), Manufacturing & Engineering (14%), BFSI (14%), Automobiles/Auto Components (11%) and Retail (9%) sectors. “The IT/Telecom sector is witnessing a...
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55% India Inc. companies struggle to find skilled LGBTQ+ developers: TechGig study

National, June 10, 2022:  About 55% India Inc. recruiters struggle to find skilled developers from the LGBTQ+ work group and the attrition rate among this group is higher when compared to their male and female counterparts.  Both these statistics indicate that the basic indices have moved when it comes to the career progression of queer developers at Indian tech workplaces. India’s biggest community of 4.2 million software developers – TechGig – studied the hiring and employee engagement patterns for LGBTQ+ developers at tech companies. TechGig surveyed 568 tech recruiters from India Inc. firms for the ‘Gender Diversity Survey 2022’. Among the respondents, most (69%) were working in the IT/Telecom sector. Here are the key findings of this survey: Highest attrition...
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TechGig Code Gladiators 2022 : World’s biggest talent hunt for developers opens for registration

– Biggest global coding hunt engaging over 15 Lakh developers in the earlier eight editions – Code Gladiators opened its ninth edition this year with one codeathon and four theme hackathons – 2022 hackathons are based on niche technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants and Azure Cloud service – Highest choice of 56 programming languages for developers to code; latest ones as Java 11, Java 17, and TypeScript included – Partners include global technology giants Oracle, Paylogic, NTT DATA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kore.ai, Microsoft Azure, Persistent, Colruyt Group, RenewBuy, Providence, Publicis Sapient and Allstate India National, April 20, 2022: ‘Who are the world’s top developers?’- The fate of the world’s trillion-dollar companies hangs on the answer to...
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Front-end developers will beat full stack and other developers to bag the best appraisals this year: TechGig survey

National, March 15, 2022: The average annual appraisal for developers in the year 2022 will be in 8-10% range with the front-end developers taking home the highest increment, found a recent TechGig survey. TechGig – India’s largest developer community of 4.2 million technologists – surveyed 1,174 Indian tech recruiters to understand their preferences amid the ongoing annual appraisals. Top findings of the TechGig Developers’ Appraisals Survey 2022: Appraisal range: Most firms will offer an average appraisal between 8-10% Tech specialisations: Front-end developers (26% votes) will get the best appraisals Programming language: Python developers (27% votes) will fetch the best appraisals New-age skills: Machine Learning developers (37% votes) will get the best appraisals Appraisal criterion: Team work (26% votes), followed by...
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Use technology to #BreakTheBias, say women leaders at TechGig’s Women’s Day thought leadership discussion

National, March 9, 2022: ‘Technology is an enabler – and the most efficient tool to bring gender parity at workplaces. Women professionals – especially developers – must use it extensively to grow in their career,’ concluded a unanimous panel of women tech leaders at a virtual panel discussion hosted by TechGig. The panel discussion on #BreaktheBias: What women in tech want’ included women leaders from leading technology companies NetApp India, TCS, Thoughtworks, ServiceNow and Actu-Real Inc. The panel deliberated on how women technologists bring a different – and empathetic – viewpoint to the boardroom and having more women in the workforce is not a choice but a business imperative. At the discussion, Madhurima Agarwal, Director- Engineering Programs, NetApp India emphasised...
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Despite Omicron COVID-19 wave, consumer-led sectors Retail, Auto and FMCG dominated talent demand growth in Jan’22

National, Feb 25, 2022: The Year 2022 started on an optimistic note with India Inc. noting 12% Y-o-Y and 6 % M-o-M growth in talent demand in Jan’22. This impressive growth came at a time when the Omicron COVID-19 variant caused restrictions and lockdowns, but economic recovery was in full swing accompanied by talent demand growth in all high volume industrial sectors. Consumer-centric sectors led the talent demand growth with Retail noting the highest growth of 22% M-o-M and over 30% Y-o-Y in talent demand analysis in Jan’22. The Consumer Durables/FMCG displayed another strong growth story with 18% M-o-M and over 30% Y-o-Y increment in the talent demand analysis. Here’s a sector-wise study of talent demand (arranged in order of...
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TechGig Geek Goddess names India’s best tech workplaces for women, honours top leaders promoting diversity & inclusion

TechGig honours best tech workplaces for women India’s biggest coding competition for women – TechGig Geek Goddess 2021 – declared the winners of its inaugural Diversity and HR Awards as: >> Tech Woman Leader Varundeep Kaur, Chief Information Officer, Spice Money >> Diversity Advocate Star Archana V, Business Partner – Communications & Engagement, Dunnhumby India >> Best HR Practises for Women Dunnhumby India The winners of the maiden edition of Geek Goddess Diversity and HR Awards were announced in Dec’21 with an aim to highlight the top technology leaders and companies doing outstanding work to promote gender diversity in three categories. Geek Goddess celebrated its sixth edition in 2021 with record breaking 73,000 registrations from women coders. IIT BHU’s student...
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Consumer Durables/FMCG recorded highest Y-o-Y growth of 18% in talent demand in Nov’21

New Delhi, Dec 16, 2021: A sustained improvement in consumer sentiment, and the complete opening of markets and office spaces pushed the Consumer Durables/FMCG sector to post maximum talent demand of 18% in the Y-o-Y study of talent demand in Nov’21. This is akin to the pre-COVID-19 talent demand trends when the Consumer Durables/FMCG sector dominated the talent demand growth chart in the festive months. The IT/Telecom (12%), Petrochemicals (8%), Projects/Infrastructure (5%) and Retail (5%) sectors followed FMCG at the subsequent positions on the Y-o-Y talent demand chart in Nov’21, noted TimesJobs RecruiteX. TimesJobs RecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc. Commenting on the findings of RecruiteX Nov’21 edition, Sanjay...
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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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