Author: Somesh Kaashyap

Campus compensation: Companies prefer to link pay to performance

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: The uncertain economic climate has compelled organizations to alter their approach towards campus compensation by reducing the fixed component and becoming aggressive in pay ­for ­performance and joining bonus, reveals the latest Aon Hewitt Campus Study. The objective is two-fold: to foster a performance­ oriented environment by linking pay with performance, and to reduce the y...

Leader’s talk: Nina Lekhi, Founder & CEO Baggit

“ Leadership is not wielding authority- it is empowering people ”, Beeky Brodin.  Leadership is not only about holding a prime position, it’s much more than that. A leader is someone who has a vision and a passion to make things happen. TimesJobs brings to you exclusive interviews of industry maestros’ whose journey and experience are incredible and influencing. Read on, to know about their journe...

5 employment rights that every employee must know about

By Sukriti Yaduwanshi The law in India has several provisions to safeguard the interests of employees. Although there are no specific laws that govern private employment in India, there are certain rights which are applicable to all the employees in India. Arun Shukla, employed with a multi-national firm, dedicatedly worked for his company for five years. Due to some disagreements with the employe...

Managerial jobs to become redundant with the onset of AI

By Vikalp Jain Technology is changing the way organizations function. Rapid advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are causing shifts that impact both employers and employees alike. The discussion on automation and its implications for the workforce is well documented. Yet, it remains uncertain how the process will play out, and what the future of work will be in...

The Indian perspective: Japanese firm’s initiative of paid leaves for non-smokers

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI Six days of paid leaves to non-smokers! Yes, you read it right! According to news reports, Piala Inc, a Japan based firm has stimulated a debate after it introduced the initiative of giving paid leaves to their employees who do not smoke. As per the news reports, the incidence came into light after the employees who do not smoke or don’t take smoke-breaks complained after ...

Study suggests: Recruiters prefer attractive people for well-paying jobs

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI Our personalities play an important role in cracking an interview. Being confident and smart is the card we play as job seekers. You would be surprised to know that being attractive or unattractive also is one factor considered in the process of hiring. Yes, you read it right! For high paid jobs, being attractive is as important as being confident and smart. According to a resea...

Hiring a successful leader: Pallavi Jha, Chairperson and MD, Dale Carnegie Training India

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI It takes an expert’s eye to scrutinize and select the right candidate to hire the best resource for the organization. The task becomes more challenging when one has to hire a candidate for higher designation. TimesJobs interviewed Pallavi Jha, Chairperson and MD, Dale Carnegie Training India. Here’s the excerpt: What are the most important values you demonstrate as a...

Life insurance industry is hiring aggressively, here is how you can join it

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI At the end of 2017, India’s hiring market did record positivity across various industries. Private life insurance companies witnessed a whopping growth of 37% in H1FY18 as compared to 20% in H1FY17. The job market’s indices are soaring at the beginning of New Year. The current and projected economic conditions are likely to push this growth further. TimesJobs spoke t...

Decoding: Mid-career crisis of a professional

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatised and under-researched, leaving crucial questions unanswered. What are the causes? Why does this malaise seem to strike in mid-life? Mill...

Advantages of online recruitment for employers

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI Online recruitment techniques have become the most widely used hiring method by recruiters. Many companies are currently using online recruiting strategies, and a growing number are favouring social media as a means of sourcing new employees. Professional networking platforms have created an entirely new and easily accessible pool of candidates. It also allows recruiters to pre-...

Impact of mergers and acquisitions on employees

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI The business industry witnessed a lot of major happenings in 2017. Right from Vishal Sikka’s resignation to various mergers and acquisitions. The mergers and acquisitions play a major role on the activities of the organisations. However, the impact of mergers and acquisitions varies from entity to entity. The impact of mergers and acquisitions also depends on the structure...

Budget 2018: Reactions from recruitment experts

SUKRITI YADUWANSHI The Union Budget 2018 focused on agriculture, women employees, infrastructure and building a better healthcare space. All of this is pegged to eventually create a lot of jobs in the long run. TimesJobs presents you the expert’s reactions from the recruitment space . The union budget of 2018 is high on promises for too many people in rural and farming sector. Speaking of th...

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