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  • An abusive boss can make entire team hostile 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    Is your boss abusive and does not pay much heed to even positive suggestions made by the team? Such superiors can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, reveals a study. Supervisors who belittle and ridicule workers not only negatively affect those workers' attitudes and behaviours but also...
  • Fastest growing careers in India 2 days ago

    You want to know about the most wanted careers in India? The job market right now is a little awry, but it would soon get back with promising careers for the coming generation of geniuses. Here is a peek into the future jobs with the maximum growth potential in the Indian...
  • Plagued by ills, India's manufacturing sector takes Modi's 'Make in India' with a pinch of salt 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' vision might prove to be a little difficult to realise as India's manufacturing sector continues to be plagued by a number of ills. Industrialists across the country took Modi's words with a pinch of salt as ground realities present a completely...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman normally applies for more than...
  • Hiring activity up 20 per cent in July 2014 over July 2013: Survey August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a growth in hiring activity with the Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of July 2014 at 1649 indicating a 20 per cent growth in hiring when compared to July 2013. Monthly comparison also shows a growth of 5 per cent in hiring activity...
  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men; CEO Cook stresses need to make workforce more diverse August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple showed 54 per cent of the company's technology jobs in the US are filled by...
  • Wait, what? Is Steve Jobs alive? Reddit user's photo of a man who looks like the Apple co-founder sparks Internet hysteria August 8, 2014

    A Reddit user's page has been bombed with thousands of comments after he put up a picture of a man with a caption "Steve Jobs is in Rio de Janeiro, alive". The user TheHorseSizedDuck uploaded the image, which appears to be a selfie, with a man in a wheelchair in the...
  • World's top billionaires advocate 3-day working week, HR experts say India not ready August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: World's top billionaire business leaders like Carlos Slim and Richard Branson may be advocating for 3-day working week to boost employee productivity, but HR experts believe India is not ready for such a model. Mexican billionaire Slim, the second richest in the world, and British businessman Branson are...
  • Memo from Microsoft Executive VP Stephen Elop announcing job cuts July 18, 2014

    Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans. Microsoft said it would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with about 12,500 related to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business in April. Elop was Nokia's CEO...
  • Memo from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announcing the largest job cuts in the company's history July 18, 2014

    Microsoft announced on Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo: From: Satya Nadella To: All...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs, to half the size of its recent Nokia acquisition July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The company said it will take pre-tax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion for...
  • Microsoft expected to announce thousands of job cuts on Thursday July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. What could be the deepest job cuts in...
  • Microsoft expected to announce its biggest ever job cuts July 15, 2014

    Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • Saudi Arabia begins hiring housemaids from India July 10, 2014

    Riyadh: Facing acute shortage of housemaids, Saudi Arabia has started recruiting female domestic helps from India under a first-ever labour pact inked between the two nations in January. Saudi Deputy Minister of Labour Mufarrij Al-Huqbani said that the joint Saudi-Indian working team has finalised the recruitment contract that contains provisions to...
  • Government emphasis on job creation to create 5-8 million jobs in 3-4 years July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With the government putting strong emphasis on job creation, experts on Thursday said measures proposed in the union budget can help create 5-8 million jobs in next 3-4 years across various sectors. "India today needs a boost for job creation. Our manufacturing sector in particular needs a push for...
  • NDA government's first Budget targets growth, jobs July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government unveiled what it called a budget for growth on Thursday and vowed to curb borrowing after the longest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century. Delivering his maiden budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament that India's 1.2 billion people were "exasperated"...
  • Benefiting the unemployed, Uttar Pradesh government to organise job fairs July 8, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will soon organise job fairs across the state, Labour and Employment Minister Shahid Manzoor said on Tuesday. The state government is in the process of involving private players in the fairs, Manzoor told reporters on Tuesday. The result of such job fairs organised in the past has been...
  • UAE-based Indian businessman offers jobs to 46 Indian nurses July 6, 2014

    Dubai: A leading UAE-based Indian businessman has offered jobs to 46 Indian nurses who returned to their homeland after being stranded for about a month in the militants-held region in Iraq. NMC Healthcare Group CEO Dr B R Shetty has made the offer to nurses, assuring them he would find place...
  • HC directs appointment of woman misbranded as transgender July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Coming to aid of a 24-year-old woman who was misbranded as a transgender, the Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to appoint her as a police constable. The woman's application for the post of a constable was rejected by the authorities after being provisionally selected in 2012...
  • 'Yes, Steve Jobs took our jobs', says Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb July 5, 2014

    Stockholm: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on Friday accused Apple's late founder Steve Jobs of crushing his Nordic country's job market by selling innovations that caught Finland's companies off guard. "We had two pillars we stood on: one was the IT industry, the other one was the paper industry," Stubb told...
  • Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in UK's South Wales July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel TISC.NS said on Tuesday it will cut about 400 jobs at its Port Talbot plant in South Wales, around 10 percent of the workforce, as it looks to reduce costs in order to compete more strongly in the EU's manufacturing industry. Dealing a blow to the UK government's...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects July 1, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile environment,...
  • Dilemma of a working mother: Why should we have to choose June 26, 2014

    My generation of mothers is not the first one to have a full-time job and raise a family. I can't speak with any authority of what their work-life balance looked like. This post is only about Indian mothers like me in this day and age, who live in cities, are...
  • Salman Khan launches employment website for his fans June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has launched an employment providing website for his fans to enable them to get suitable jobs. Salman, 48, who is all geared up for his upcoming Eid release 'Kick', posted on Twitter about the step he has taken in coordination with his social welfare organisation Being Human....
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • Prince William lands part-time job as an air ambulance pilot June 22, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William is to take on a part-time job as an air ambulance pilot and he is likely to live in a mansion on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk rather than his London home. An announcement about his new 40,000 pounds-a-year career will be made within days ending...
  • Job Search: LinkedIn launches new app for job seekers June 22, 2014

    Washington: If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely on...
  • Prasar Bharati board yet to get a new chairperson June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The positions of chairperson and some other key members of Prasar Bharati's board that have been lying vacant for sometime now are yet to be filled up. The post of the chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board has been lying vacant since the tenure of Mrinal Pande ended...
  • Government announces jobs for families of Uttarakhand flood victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish Rawat...