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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2013
The liability of an worker engaged by a contractor rests with the main employer who had awarded the work or contract, ruled the high court The Bombay High Court, in a significant ruling, has laid down a substantial point of law saying that the liability towards an employee engaged by a...

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Irshad Ahmed Khan 11 October 2012
The human resource manager will take 30 seconds to evaluate your resumé. Irshad Ahmed Khan shows how you can stand out in that brief time During my experience as a professional resumé writer, one common complaint from my candidates is, “We do not get interview calls in spite of an...

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Can India keep running away from Bharat? “Things are really getting bad, aren’t they?” asked a retired captain of a ship, talking about how the economic downturn is forcing companies to cut costs. Two of his neighbours, both working in blue-chip listed companies, he says, were asked to...

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Valliyur Satyavageeswaran 03 August 2012
From résumé writing to astrological predictions, the tricks job websites play to lure eager and worried candidates Success Combo, Magic Combo, Magic Resume, Resume Zapper Combo, Ask any question Combo, Employment Verification Combo, Workplace Compatibility Combo. Does it look like you...

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G Venkatesh 20 July 2012
If you have been laid off, remember it is not the end of the world. Keep your spirits up, look after yourself better and be flexible, suggests G Venkatesh, after talking to several people who had lost their jobs Bobby Mathew, who was working for Gunnebo in Bengaluru, suddenly found...

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G Venkatesh 06 July 2012
Why are employee exits often acrimonious? G Venkatesh narrates several real-life stories to drive home the lessons learnt New recruits join an organisation with lot of energy and enthusiasm. But seldom do we have situations where there is an amicable parting of ways between an...

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G Venkatesh 04 June 2012
Dissatisfied clients of placement consultants turning to this new form of recruitment Ashish Kelkar who worked as a business development manager in a well-known MNC (multinational) security firm in Bengaluru smirks at the treatment meted out to him by placement firms. Ramarathnam P, who...

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G Venkatesh 18 May 2012
They help CEOs cope with change enabling them to keep their ear on the ground As leaders move up the ladder, they have fewer touch points within the organisation with staff at junior/senior level. They can lose touch with the reality. In professionally-managed organisations, this risk...

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G Venkatesh 10 May 2012
What if a job interview is merely a cover to collect information? G Venkatesh writes about such a case A few days ago, one of my friends (a security surveillance expert) got a call from the HR head of a second-rung, Bengaluru-based, real-estate developer (with a supposed turnover of more...

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G Venkatesh 08 May 2012
Team dynamics play a vital role and therefore need to be considered while hiring. Many firms are taking the right steps by conducting personality assessments to gauge the ability of a hire to work well in teams Despite all precautions, there is no way to tell accurately whether a new recruit...

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G Venkatesh 07 May 2012
You can’t select a candidate just because he was an outstanding performer in his previous job. Neither can you reject one because of mediocre performance in his last role. Are companies thinking creatively? Amol Kale (not his real name) is devastated. A star-performer in a well-known...

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Union textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran has said that there is no unemployment in the sector. However, AEPC claims that nearly 4 lakh jobs have been lost in the industry since April last year Union textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran has denied that there is unemployment in the textile...

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Reliance Foundation is planning to set up a world-class university in the country and it may be headed by Nita Ambani Refinery-to-retail giant Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is planning to set up a world-class university in the country, marking its foray into the education sector. The...

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Salary increments are likely to improve relatively, albeit conservatively in 2010, compared to the single-digit hikes seen across hierarchies, functions and performance levels last year Driven by scarcity of talent and increasing competition, India Inc is expected to hike salaries in the New...

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Ms Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India said, “People are not aware of the right questions to be asked. Financial literacy and education can ensure that people are armed with the right questions. Financial literacy is an essential part of financial inclusion. Unless we are able to...

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Lorain Viegas 18 December 2009
After the fiasco, CAT will be subjected to forensic testing. However, experts believe that this move would just be another futile attempt to come out of the mess The computerised Common Admission Test (CAT) will now be subject to application of psychometric expertise and forensic testing to...

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A fresh test will be held in mid-January 2010 for registered students who could not take the test earlier due to technical glitches. The IIMs have decided to continue with computer-based testing in future. This year's computerised Common Admission Test (CAT), which was marred by technical...

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Lorain Viegas 10 December 2009
CAT 2009, the qualifying test for entry into India’s best B-Schools has left thousands of students unsatisfied with their performance. Some students say they may seek legal recourse if they fail to clear the test Thousands of B-School aspirants who could not take the computer-based Common...

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From next year, workers in the IT category will need to have one year’s experience with their employer instead of six months at present, before they can be transferred to the UK Britain has tightened immigration rules from January 2010 for Indian information technology (IT) professionals...

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India has once again emerged as the most optimistic nation in terms of hiring plans for the next three months and the recruitment pace is expected to return to the pre-recession level in 2010, said global staffing services firm Manpower. "There is no more 'cautious optimism' among employers any...

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