Format: October, 2017

Manish Sabharwal

8 Sep, 2016

Urbanisation, less regulations key to job creation in India: panel

An article in Mint talks about how job creation in India can be boosted; along with inputs from Manish Sabharwal. Two key areas— more regular wage employment and female employment—need urgent attention, say experts. Over 600 million people in India are under 35 and an efficient workforce can help boost the country’s...

2 min's, 2 sec's

Neeti Sharma

7 Sep, 2016

Unique Courses: Banking and Finance - Talk money, bulls and bears

An article in Career 360 talks about various courses that will help candidates to build a banking career; along with inputs from Neeti Sharma. Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University pointed out to Careers360 sometimes back what global companies look for in students. “In today’s modern...

6 min's, 56 sec's

Sonal Arora

7 Sep, 2016

ESIC raises wage threshold to Rs.21,000, aims to add 50 lakh workers

An article in Mint talks about ESIC’s decision to raise the wage threshold; along with inputs from Sonal Arora. The move is expected to bring in 2 crore people—assuming a family of 4—under the Employees State Insurance Corporation net The government on Tuesday overruled opposition from employers to allow an increase...

3 min's, 54 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

6 Sep, 2016

Dismal jobs scene blights GDP growth

An article in Hindu Business Line talks about employment scenario in the country; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. Low private investments, rigid labour markets feed rising unemployment The nationwide strike on Friday called by Central trade unions underscores the seething resentment among organised...

3 min's, 53 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

6 Sep, 2016

When the law needs to catch up with reality

An article in Business Standard, talks about on growing contract workforce in India and the need to revamp the laws governing them; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. The size of the contract labour force in India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is reflective of how the corporate world is responding to the...

4 min's, 10 sec's

Neeti Sharma

6 Sep, 2016

Imagine a world without vocational teachers?

To train 40 cr youth by 2022, India needs 10 lakh teachers per year; here’s how to get them For training 40 crore youth by 2022, we will require over 10 lakh skilled and certified teachers year on year Vocational skills is the one solution that everyone agrees to for solving many of our problems like skill deficit,...

3 min's, 27 sec's

Vikrant Pande

2 Sep, 2016

A skill is worth more than a degree on paper

The value of something is shown by demand: 23 lakh candidates (including 2.22 lakh engineers and 255 PhD holders) applied for the 368 vacant peon posts in Uttar Pradesh recently. Some of this excess demand represents the above-market wages and job security of government jobs but most of it is just the unemployability...

2 min's, 55 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

2 Sep, 2016

Vocational courses: Maharashtra sees 7.5% rise in demand in 2016, says report

An article in Indian Express, talks about signaling value report by TeamLease; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. The report further says that skills education accounts for 4 percent of the overall education industry market size in terms of revenue. VOCATIONAL COURSES saw a 7.5 percent rise in demand across...

1 min, 45 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty & Kunal Sen

31 Aug, 2016

Fake agents leave job seekers in port project all at sea

An article in Hindu Business Line talks about how fake recruitment agents are on the prowl in Kanyakumari district; along with inputs from Kunal Sen and Rituparna Chakraborty. The international container transhipment port in Enayam is far from ready, but a fake job racket is already thriving. Enayam port officials...

1 min, 53 sec's

Sonal Arora

30 Aug, 2016

Women in the Red

An article in Financial Chronicle talks about 'despite the tall claims corporate India has been making in terms of ensuring gender diversity at the workplace and being gender neutral in terms of opportunities, the depressingly simple fact is that women are paid less than men'; along with inputs from Sonal Arora....

13 min's, 21 sec's