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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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Now, IT professionals can upskill on cloud technologies for free of cost as Cloud DevJam program gets extended till Dec 2020

Google Cloud and TechGig’s program to upskill technologists on cloud skills has been extended till the end of this year New Delhi, September 24, 2020: About 90% of the Indian technologists believe that certifications in cloud computing will improve their career prospects, as per a survey conducted by TechGig, India’s biggest developer community. Further, 28% of the respondents said that they were already upskilling on cloud computing (through various mediums) to ensure career progression. The rising demand for cloud technologies prompted TechGig and Google Cloud to extend their cloud learning program – Cloud DevJam – till the end of 2020. Cloud DevJam, a free-to-register upskilling program was launched in May 2020 to help IT professionals learn cloud computing, and has...
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Hiring focussed CSR campaign ‘Baat at Pe Jobs’ goes national, 202 recruiters and 4,475 jobs onboard to help professionals get hired

– This is season 3 of the popular CSR campaign where TimesJobs and Mirchi jointly help professionals find appropriate jobs quickly – TimesJobs has roped in 202 recruiters to help job seekers get hired in a span of 3 weeks – More than 4,475 jobs are available from all domains, including IT, Banking, Marketing and Retail – Mirchi RJs from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru are anchoring this campaign on radio New Delhi, September 16, 2020: The season 3 of TimesJobs and Mirchi’s hiring focussed CSR campaign ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ has been extended to the national level with a focus on key cities – Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ has been curated to help professionals whose...
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Unlock 4.0: Talent demand grew in BFSI, IT/Telecom, Hospitality sectors

Industry-wise: BFSI posted maximum talent demand in Aug 2020, demand continues to grow in Healthcare for the third month in a row Location-wise: Chennai recorded the highest growth in M-o-M talent demand Functional area-wise: Banks/Insurance/Financial Services noted maximum growth Work experience-wise: Professionals with 10-20 years of work experience recorded maximum talent demand in Aug 2020 New Delhi, September 11, 2020: With ‘Unlock 4.0’ in progress, India Inc. noted growth in talent demand in Aug 2020, led by high volume sectors such as BFSI and IT/Telecom. Continuing their growth trend since July’20, both these sectors recorded 8% M-o-M growth (for each) in Aug 2020.  The Hospitality sector – which has been allowed to resume operations from Aug 2020 – noted 7%...
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Hiring spree kicks in: 670 professionals hired; 2,399 shortlisted through TimesJobs & Mirchi’s ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’ campaign in just 27 days

– ‘Mirchi Par Baat Baat Pe Jobs with TimesJobs’ campaign uplifted the careers of more than 3,069 job seekers whose job search was hit due to COVID-19 – 670 professionals found a suitable job in 21 companies through this campaign in 27 days straight – 2,399 candidates were shortlisted at various companies and were on the anvil of being hired – TimesJobs had roped in 164+ companies and recruiting partners to help job seekers get hired quickly New Delhi, September 1, 2020: IT professional Anurag Jana’s dream tech career crashed when his company let him go a few weeks ago. Like most other employees, he was working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the company lost its business and...
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Lucknow-boy Himanshu Singh beats 2.52lakh+ coders worldwide to become Code Gladiators 2020 champion

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) pass out is global coding champion now Lucknow-boy Himanshu Singh beats 2.52lakh+ coders worldwide to become Code Gladiators 2020 champion Himanshu Singh is an Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi graduate, he passed out college just one month ago and is working with an IT firm in Bengaluru Of the total 2.52lakh+ participants, only 38% were students and rest 62% were professionals Developers from Italy, US, Singapore, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Bangladesh also participated TechGig Code Gladiators 2020 edition ran for 165 days and concluded with a mega virtual finale event – a first such conclusion for this Guinness World record holder event More than 29 winners were felicitated in a grand virtual finale ceremony...
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Jawaharlal Nehru University signs strategic MoU with TechGig to power online assessments for faculty and students

New Delhi, August 12, 2020: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has recently collaborated with TechGig Assess Online – a cutting edge assessment platform – to facilitate its academic assessments. TechGig is India’s one of the largest technology community and is a part of India’s leading digital media conglomerate – the Times Internet Ltd. Both JNU and TechGig have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to corroborate this alliance. JNU hosted a workshop on 10th August, 2020 for its faculty members to announce this partnership followed by a hands-on demonstration of the platform by the TechGig’s team. Online is becoming the preferred medium to ensure learning and education continuity amid the COVID-19 situation. In such a scenario, this new-age talent assessment...
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