Hiring

  • Hiring managers rank best and worst words to use in a CV: 'go-getter', 'synergy' the worst, 'achieved', 'improved' the best March 24, 2014

    We've all been guilty of this from time to time. Hiring managers reportedly hate seeing phrases such as 'Best of breed', 'Go-getter' and 'Think outside of the box' in curriculum vitae, according to a recent survey. 'Trained' or 'Mentored' and 'Managed' are good words to use on a resume, the...
  • State Bank of India may slow hiring in next few years February 19, 2014

    State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, may go slow on recruitment during the next 2-3 years, a top bank official said on Wednesday. According to A Krishna Kumar, Managing Director, the bank will try to maintain the employee strength at current levels even as it keeps expansion programmes...
  • Delhi-NCR created maximum jobs in 2013: Survey January 19, 2014

    Delhi-NCR region has emerged as the leader in creating the maximum number of jobs in 2013, even as overall generation of new employment avenues declined last year, says an Assocham study. Information technology (IT), IT-enabled services (ITeS) and IT hardware sector together accounted for a majority share of about 43 per...
  • Twitter hires Google executive as head of retail: Report October 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc has hired an advertising executive from Google Inc to head its retail division, as the online messaging company ramps up hiring and works to expand its business ahead of an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. J.J. Hirschle, who directed media and entertainment advertising at Google, will...
  • Amazon to hire more than 70,000 seasonal employees October 1, 2013

    Bangalore: Amazon.com Inc said it expects to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its order fulfillment centres in the United States, a 40 per cent increase from last year. Amazon, which has about 88,400 employees, said it has converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the United States into...
  • Google's Motorola aims to hire Blackberry employees September 28, 2013

    Toronto: With Blackberry Ltd shedding staff in its hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, other tech companies, including Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit, are moving to take advantage of a growing pool of local talent. Motorola Mobility said on Thursday it plans to set up a new hub in Waterloo, located about an...
  • India most optimistic on hiring plans for October-December quarter: Survey September 11, 2013

    India has emerged as the most optimistic nation in terms of hiring plans for the next three months following a dramatic turnaround in employer confidence after four consecutive quarters of relatively lackluster forecasts. According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday by ManpowerGroup, the hiring pace for the upcoming...
  • Freedom from Ageism: Age no Bar is a Myth in India August 27, 2013

    Some years ago, I found myself scrambling for scholarships to pursue a master's degree. At the age of 26, I realised that I was not eligible for most of them. I was too old. I also learnt that 26 was also too old to take up studying for a bachelor's...
  • Amazon.com looks to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states July 30, 2013

    New York: Amazon says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. The company said Monday that it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its US distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who...
  • Amazon unveils new hiring spree ahead of Obama visit July 29, 2013

    San Francsico: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a new hiring spree on Monday ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama to one of the Internet retailer's giant distribution warehouses this week. Amazon said it is looking to fill more than 5,000 new full-time jobs at 17 of its fulfilment centres across the...
  • Silvio Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire case June 25, 2013

    Milan: A Milan court on Monday convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with an underage prostitute during infamous "bunga bunga" parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up. Berlusconi, 76, was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred...
  • Delhi: Five youth arrested for robbing hired vehicles June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested five youths who were allegedly involved in robbing hired vehicles. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said Amit, 20, Aman Sharma, 20, Sushil Kumar, 22, Ajay Kumar, 23, and Yogesh Kumar, 20, were arrested on a tip-off. The five accused, hailing...
  • Private banks step up hiring; top-five add over 15,000 staff June 16, 2013

    Leading private sector lenders are in top gear when it comes to expanding their headcount and just five of them, including ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, added more than 15,000 employees to their payrolls in the last fiscal. The expanded workforce also seems to be giving them rich dividends in terms...
  • Hiring activity in IT sector likely to be muted this year: Infosys March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Hiring activity in the IT sector is likely to be muted this year, Infosys Co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan has said. "Hiring position seems to be muted this year because many companies still have deep bench (strength), in other words their utilisation rate is still low," he...
  • Italy: Court delays Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial March 13, 2013

    Milan: A Milan court has delayed former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial after receiving new medical documents confirming that an eye inflammation has prevented his attendance. Berlusconi has been hospitalized since Friday, and his legal team has sought delays in two trials that are nearing verdicts at a politically delicate...
  • News 360: INLD workers clash with police after Chautalas' verdict January 22, 2013

    Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala were sentenced to 10 years in jail on Tuesday in the Haryana Teachers Recruitment scam. A case of rioting has been made against Indian National Lok Dal party workers for clashing and protesting outside the court after the...
  • TMC workers heckle, throw money at hired women dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengal's politics seems to have hit a new low. At the Trinamool Congress' founding day party on Tuesday, party workers threw money and heckled hired female dancers. The incident took place at South 24 Parganas district. The celebrations that took place right opposite the local police station, were sponsored by...
  • Yahoo CEO raids Google to hire top lieutenant October 16, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is mining her old advertising connections at Google to help her tackle the challenges facing her in her new job. Henrique de Castro, one of Google's top advertising executives for the past two years, is leaving the Internet search leader to be Mayer's top...
  • Microsoft to hire 1,000 in China over next year: Executive September 6, 2012

    Beijing: Microsoft will hire 1,000 staff in China over the coming year, adding to the 4,500 the company already employs in the country, a senior executive said on Thursday. The move is aimed at strengthening the company's position in a market it sees as key to future growth, but where software...
  • Sri Lanka hire ex-ICC chief Lorgat July 31, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cash-strapped cricket board has appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat as an advisor for three months, the board said on Tuesday. South African Lorgat, 52, who quit the ICC in June after serving as CEO for four years, will assist in improving the "governance...
  • Infosys to hire 2,000 people in US by year-end July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Country's second largest software firm Infosys on Tuesday said it plans to hire close to 2,000 people in the US by the end of this year. "Infosys hired 1,200 people in the US in 2011, and has already added more than 1,000 employees in the country this...
  • Hiring on track, no decision on pay hike: Infosys July 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Software services major Infosys on Thursday said it will stick to its target of hiring 35,000 people this fiscal but is not looking at wage hikes for now. The hiring plan, which includes 13,000 jobs for its BPO operations, will be adhered to despite an uncertain global economic growth...
  • Multinationals announce 71,000 job cuts globally June 17, 2012

    New York: A whopping 71,000 job cuts have been announced worldwide by more than a dozen multinationals, including HP and Nokia, so far this year as they attempt to save costs amid uncertain economic environment. The cuts have been announced by companies from various sectors, during the first six months of...
  • Maruti Suzuki to hire 1,900 employees this year June 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said it will be adding around 1,900 employees to its workforce this year, out of which around 900 will be for engineering and management divisions. "We have already hired around 200 employees so far this fiscal and the plan is to hire 900...
  • IT sector slows down hiring to cut costs June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Information technology sector in the country witnessed steep decline in hiring activities as most companies embraced cost cutting measures to tide over uncertain economic conditions, say experts. "Hiring activities have seen a dip of 29 per cent in IT and ITeS sectors in May 2012 from the preceding month,"...
  • Struggling RIM announces new executive hires May 9, 2012

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. said Tuesday that it has hired two new senior executives, including a marketing chief, as the company looks to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone. RIM said Frank Boulben will be the new chief marketing officer, a job RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins...
  • Infosys to hire 35,000 techies this fiscal April 14, 2012

    Bangalore: India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys Ltd and its subsidiaries would hire 35,000 people (gross addition) in fiscal 2012-13, about 10,000 less than last fiscal (2011-12), a top company official said Friday. "We will hire about 35,000 people during the four quarters of this fiscal (2012-13), including 1,200 for our...
  • Robust hiring, 12 pc pay hike during 11-12: poll April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Indicating a robust uptrend in the job market, a survey on Wednesday said that 84 per cent of companies in India will ramp up their hiring activities in 2012 and employees can look forward to an average pay hike of more than 12 per cent across most of...
  • Politicians beware: Bob Biswas says 'ek minute' April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: "Nomoshkar, ek minute." Remember this phrase. The next time a nondescript Life Insurance Corporation agent rings your doorbell in the middle of the day and reaches into his worn leather side bag, you may want to barricade the door and call the police. But Saswata Chatterjee, the actor...
  • India to see robust hiring in the next 3 months March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian companies are lining up robust hiring plans for the next quarter, beginning April 1, making India the most optimistic country in terms of job creation, a survey said. A dynamic pace of hiring is expected across all the regions in the country during...