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Good news for job seekers! Manufacturing, infrastructure sector to create 58,200 jobs in H1 FY20

The manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure sector are set to create 58,200 new jobs in the first half of this financial year, according to a report published by staffing firm TeamLease Services. As per the company’s biannual ‘Employment Outlook’ report for April-September FY20, these three sectors will see a 2 per cent increase in net employment. The report is based on ... Read More »

The One Thing You Should Consider Before Accepting A Job

The truth is, you could be great at your job, but if you don’t like or fit into your company culture, you will not be be happy or last a long time there. Company culture is essentially the personality of the company, as defined by the owners and reinforced by the people who work there. It encompasses the mission, work style, office ... Read More »

Will Addressable Advertising Stave Off A Decline In Television Ad Spending?

E-marketer.com reports that digital advertising has grown to account for over half of all advertising expenditures, while spending on traditional media as a whole has declined. Television has remained essentially flat since 2014 but still accounts for $70 billion, or just over 30% of total advertising spending. As this trend is expected to continue over the next few years, traditional television’s share ... Read More »

Channelising social chatter: What is the potential of social media listening and analytics?

Social media listening is beyond customer service; it is direct feedback on the brand, product and customer satisfaction. By Raman Mittal Every brand has a customer base on social media, which means there will always be conversations around the brand. And if brands don’t measure these conversations, they are missing out on a big chunk of insights that could be ... Read More »

Small-business optimism rises to pre-shutdown levels

The numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose to 105.0 in May. Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a 102.0 reading. What happened: Six of ten survey components increased, three were unchanged, and only one fell in May. Nearly two-thirds, or 62%, reported hiring or trying to hire, a 5-point increase from April, but 54% ... Read More »

How To Empower Yourself When You Perceive A Threat To Your Job Security

It is Sunday evening and your smartphone vibrates. You see a cryptic text from someone you don’t know in human resources requiring an urgent meeting with you. Your mind races with worry about something you may have inadvertently done. Since you know that you didn’t do anything wrong, you’re a little confused. You contact some co-workers to find out if ... Read More »

Labour data reveal depth of job distress

According to the PLFS, 12.7% workers in rural areas and 29.9% in urban areas put in more than 60 hours a week during the April-June quarter of 2018, while the majority of rural workers put in 48 to 60 hours.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons Twelve per cent of rural workers and nearly one in three in urban areas across the country ... Read More »

Modi’s plan to tackle job crisis in India

The vacancies in various government departments stood above five lakh as of December 2018, including 2,85,725 in railways (C & D level) and 84,037 in central armed police forces. Despite the relentless increase in its salary bill, the Centre may go on a hiring spree to fill over five lakh vacancies in various central organisations over the next two years, ... Read More »

Trump’s Job Growth Is The Lowest Since He Took Office

The U.S. Department of Labor announced May’s employment report and it was not pretty. Expectations had been running for job growth in the 175,000 to 180,000 range. The reported number for May was 75,000 but combined with downward revisions for March (down 36,000) and April (down 39,000) the net change was 0. The underlying economy is weaker than perceived when you look at ... Read More »

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Melbourne, Australia – High-profile raids against two separate media outlets by Australian police have been widely condemned by news organisations and rights groups, renewing calls for greater protection of whistle-blowers and journalists in the country. The Australian Federal Police on Wednesday raidedthe Sydney offices of the national broadcaster ABC over stories it ran in 2017 exposing alleged war crimes by Australian special ... Read More »