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TechGig Code Gladiators brings ‘SENIOR TECHIES’ to Code

TechGig Code Gladiators breaks convention attracting Senior Professionals to test their mettle at India’s Largest Coding Contest July 28, 2016: TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 has seen a record number of senior profiles breaking the widely held belief that only youngsters take part in hackathons and coding contests. After a successful three-year run, and being officially recognized by the Limca Book of Records as the ‘biggest code contest in India’, the number of registrations almost doubled this year as compared to the last year’s edition.  Code Gladiators 2016 had over 1,50,000 coders participating from 15,000+ companies across India. "In a short span of three events, TechGig Code Gladiators has differentiated itself, not just by breaking National records, but by attracting the...
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Beyond Compensation and Benefits – Total Rewards: A must for progressive organizations

Total Rewards programs are changing business dynamics in India Inc. The latest TJinsite study by TimesJobs indicates that nearly 43% of the surveyed organizations already have a well-built Total Rewards strategy and 23% have it in the planning stage. July 26, 2016: Total Rewards, encompass not just compensation and benefits but include other rewards such as a motivating work environment, learning & development, recognitions, and professional growth opportunities provided to employees as well. Organizations recognize that Total Rewards help them in many ways including increasing business output, retaining and engaging their top performers, etc. and so are investing huge amounts of money and resources on these programs. How does India Inc. implement this concept? The latest TimesJobs study reveals interesting...
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Cracking the compensation code: A TimesJobs Study

TimesJobs unveils what various workforce generations seek from an ideal compensation package July 21, 2016: Compensation conversations have been the tipping point for the Indian workforce for the longest time. Every workforce generation, which includes baby boomers, Gen X and Y have different preferences in compensation components basis their unique requirements. Preeti Jhakar, a young marketing professional in an advertising agency, opted for transport allowance and meal allowance over gratuity and PF money while joining the company. Whereas for Brijesh Mathur, a 45 years old IT head getting a better coverage in health insurance for the family was the priority when negotiating his package. This has been corroborated by about 70% of organizations, which say that there is a distinct...
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Annoying Colleagues Hamper Workplace Productivity – TimesJobs.com Survey

Cultural mismatch plagues almost 60% employees, who feel intrusive coworkers interrupting their work, are the biggest drain on their performance and productivity. July 14, 2016: Together everyone achieves more – that’s a TEAM. While camaraderie and bonhomie among office colleagues can be wonderful, however many feel that their colleagues are exceedingly annoying too. TimeJobs.com surveyed over 1,400 working professionals to find out what coworker habits appeared to annoy them the most. The significant majority (60%) state that insensitive co-workers were to be blamed for a decrease in their personal productivity. In addition, 42% of employees say middle-level employees are the most annoying set of coworkers, as compared to senior and junior co-workers and most feel male coworkers are more annoying...
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Hiring Heats up for CXOs: TimesJobs RecruiteX

Hiring grew by 15% for professionals with over 20 years of experience in June 2016 even as overall talent demand stabilized, according to the latest TimesJobs.com RecruiteX report. July 11, 2016: Talent demand was upbeat across all the experienced categories of professionals, witnessing growth rates ranging from 7-15%, with the biggest demand growth seen for highly experienced professionals, reports the latest RecruiteX – the recruitment index by TimesJobs.com. “Mid-year is the time when a lot of expansions and acquisitions take place, so experienced professionals are needed to manage processes and take key decisions involved in these businesses. Startups and new businesses are also able to leverage the considerable knowledge and strong business networks that these professionals have developed over the...
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TimesJobs decodes Reasons for Rejection during Job Interviews

Nearly 70% of candidates have been rejected in their job interviews at some point in their career. Of these 60% says they were rejected because of non-verbal reasons, reveals a TimesJobs study. July 5, 2016: Seven in ten working professionals stated that they have been rejected at a job interview at some point in their career, reveals a recent TimesJobs study. And more than half of them have faced at least 5 rejections at job interviews in their careers so far. TimesJobs further revealed that 40% candidates have given atleast 10-20 interviews in their career, while 30% said they have appeared in around 5-10 interviews. In addition, 50% of candidates with 0-2 years of experience have given 5-10 interviews and...
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New FDI norms lead to more jobs in India – But how does a jobseeker capitalize on this?

New Delhi, June 2016: Investments lead to employment, and one of the concrete leads in this direction is the increased FDI inflows at US$ 55.46 billion in financial year 2015-16, as against US$ 36.04 billion in 2013-14. This is the highest ever FDI inflow for a particular financial year. But how can a working professional capitalize on this opportunity personally? The radical liberalization of the FDI regime announced by the government recently has further encouraged local entrepreneurship, global investment firms to invest in startups as well as global IT companies, such as Google, Apple Inc., Amazon, etc. to expand their businesses & networks in the country leading to income and employment growth. "India, with its recent radical reforms in the...
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Bad work culture troubles India Inc. employees the most: TimesJobs survey

TimesJobs finds the key workplace elements that bother the current workforce are bad work culture and an unclear career growth path New Delhi, June 2016: A bad work culture tops the list of worrisome workplace elements for employees in India today, reveals a new TimesJobs survey.      In the survey of more than 1,000 professionals across different sectors, nearly 50% cited bad work culture as the most worrisome element of their workplaces. However, nearly 47% employees also said unclear career growth path troubled them the most at their organizations and 30% said a bad boss or reporting manager was the most unpleasant thing to face at the workplace. Nearly 22% of the surveyed employees said they felt a lack of...
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Careers not Jobs – What Modern Professionals Truly Want

June 21, 2016: All competent professionals move ahead on their career paths with a vision of getting placed on a high growth trajectory with one of their dream companies, but does everyone’s dream get fulfilled? Certainly, not without hassles! In the search for a job that will be the perfect career launch-pad, professionals face numerous challenges. In some cases, they fail to crack interviews because of lack of preparation, while in others, they are not offered the right compensation as per their skills and experience. Also, they often aim too high or low when identifying the job that matches their skills, experience and education. So clearly, finding the best job opportunity is not a cakewalk and sure enough, it becomes...
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Hiring up by 2%, automobile top hiring sector in May 2016: TimesJobs RecruiteX

Hiring grew by 2% in May 2016 with automobile sector witnessing the highest rise of 14% in talent demand, according to the latest TimesJobs.com RecruiteX report. June 2016: After a two month slump, hiring momentum picked up pace again in May 2016 with 2% rise in talent demand across key sectors and locations. Automobile sector was the top employment generator, followed by consumer durables and FMCG sector. While most key industries reported rise in talent demand, IT, telecom, travel and hospitality sectors saw 4% and 3% drop respectively, during May 2016, reports the latest RecruiteX, the recruitment index by TimesJobs.com. “As predicted, the slowdown in talent demand was momentary. Now that firms have completed their financial year closings, consolidations, and...
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TechGig Code Gladiators 2016 – A Record Breaking Event

With over 150000 coders participating in India’s largest coding contest – TechGig Code Gladiators breaks its own record it set last year. Leaders from Top IT Companies attend the  Grand Finale to congratulate India’s Top Coders. 08 Jun 16: Having set the record as India’s Biggest Coding Contest last year, this year’s Code Gladiators event was even bigger with over 1,50,000 coders (compared to 80,000 last year) having competed for being proclaimed as India’s Top Coders. Of the record-breaking 150,000 who participated – just 2,500 moved to the Semi Finals. The battles got more grueling and only the Top 0.1 percentile made it to the Grand Finale that was held in Delhi recently – making this one of the toughest...
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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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