Format: October, 2017

Sonal Arora

18 Jul, 2016

Atlas shrugged

E-coolies are paying the price of propping up a happening economy, says Sharmistha Ghosal You've seen him climbing up the stairs of your building or waiting at the office reception area or zipping through the city on a two-wheeler. He is youngish, wears a T-shirt, sometimes a cap, both sporting the logo of the brand...

5 min's, 14 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

14 Jul, 2016

Cabinet approves Rs12,000 crore skill development plan

Central govt will be responsible for meeting three-fourths of target under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana The skill development ministry will spend between 10% and 15% of the budget for creating a pool of workers for jobs created under programmes such as Make In India, Swachh Bharat and Digital India, said...

4 min's, 51 sec's

Sumit Kumar

14 Jul, 2016

Five tips to crack an interview

Giving your first interview can be quite unnerving. I remember the first interview I gave for a campus placement. After clearing two rounds comprising of a group discussion and a role play, the final stage was an interview with the panel. It started off with a volley of questions beginning with a quintessential one “...

4 min's, 35 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

30 Jun, 2016

The case for Holdco

Attracting the best human capital needs moving PSUs into an independent holding company. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel said, “It is a folly to ignore realities; facts take their revenge if they are not faced squarely and well”. We should take the Sardar’s advice in three questions about our public sector units (PSUs)....

4 min's, 57 sec's

Neeti Sharma

28 Jun, 2016

A new task for universities

In many sectors, recruiters are looking for "work-ready" graduates with clear evidence of job specific skills in addition to high-level graduate attributes Students make a large personal and financial commitment to their education and expect a high return on both. A recent study has shown that over half of the...

7 min's, 59 sec's

Sumit Kumar

23 Jun, 2016

A catapult for your career

Sunita, a diploma holder in Electronics from rural Haryana, has been struggling to find a job since last 1 year. Like Sunita, there are lakhs of kids who are graduating every single day but finding it extremely difficult to get a job, mainly due to a lack of capability and skills. About 90% of the job openings today...

3 min's, 21 sec's

Neeti Sharma

26 May, 2016

Top science careers to pursue after class 12

Find your aptitude. Think beyond engineering and medicine The class 12 results have just been announced in most states of the country. This is the time when most students are wondering what to do. Should you go ahead with graduation in science, commerce, arts or should you try something different? Something new?...

4 min's, 9 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

23 May, 2016

3E policy: From more cooks in the kitchen to a different recipe

The contours of an appointment with India’s destiny built on three Es—education, employment and employability—is emerging Education may be the most important of the 3Es because in the modern world of work, the most important vocational skills are reading, writing and arithmetic and you can’t teach kids in six months...

4 min's, 13 sec's

Neeti Sharma

11 May, 2016

I have a degree, why should I bother about soft skills

If you want a successful career, you must brush up your soft skills The dictionary definition of 'soft skills' is "desirable qualities for certain form of employment that do not depend on acquired knowledge." They include common sense, ability to deal with people and a positive flexible attitude. I would say soft...

3 min's, 32 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

6 May, 2016

Wage a war against informality

Column: India faces a ‘formal job emergency’. 100% of net jobs since 1991 have been informal Raising wages by rigging minimum wages is like treating obesity by mandating small sizes India faces a formal job emergency; 100% of net jobs since 1991 have been informal. Informal jobs usually don’t pay the skill wage...

4 min's, 19 sec's