Tag Archives: Data

EPFO payroll data shows second-highest job creation in July at 11.62 lakh

Net employment creation in the formal sector was reported at 11.62 lakh in July 2019, according to the latest Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) payroll data. July saw the second highest net job creation numbers, short of 12.23 lakh reported in June 2019 in the previous EPFO release. This is also the third time that formal job creation as per ... 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 »

Job creation down 1.7 per cent in Feb to 15.03 lakh: ESIC payroll data

NEW DELHI: Job creation dropped by 1.73 per cent in February to 15.03 lakh compared to 15.30 lakh in the same month last year, according to the latest payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The data showed that during September 2017 to February 2019, nearly 3 crore new subscribers joined the ESIC scheme. The ESIC has been releasing payroll ... Read More »

EPFO payroll data shows job growth in January after four months of shrinking

The payroll data released by Employee Provident Fund Organisation for the month of January 2018 has shown a growth in total jobs created after four months of a downward trend. The data showed that 76.48 lakh new employees were added to the social security schemes of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) from September 2017 to January 2019. Meanwhile, the ... Read More »

This week in IT: Could the Facebook founder’s recent blog post be an answer to India’s data localisation mandate?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his blog post on March 7 spoke about company’s way forward, privacy and data storage among others. Zuckerberg said, “People want to know their data is stored securely in places they trust. Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we’ll make is where we’ll build data centers ... Read More »

Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data

Experienced journalists are also enrolling on postgrad courses for data training. Photograph: artiemedvedev/Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up a frenzy on social media, build an interactive ... Read More »

Most startups to find going tough after EU data norms

GDPR intends to give citizens of the EU greater control over their personal information. BENGALURU: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to be rolled out on Friday has serious business implications for many Indian companies dealing with clients in the European Union (EU). But the readiness for compliance of the European data law amongst startups has been a mixed bag. The law intends to ... Read More »

Centralized Marketing Data: Streamlining Marketing ROI By Simplifying Data-Driven Marketing

You may be painfully aware of what disjointed data can do to a marketing initiative. If you’re in a company of any size at all, you’re probably struggling with integrating multiple databases housed in different locations throughout the enterprise. How can you present consistent messaging when the mechanics of a campaign are vulnerable to disjointed data? Data-centricity within the organization ... Read More »

How Cambridge Analytica procured Facebook data

Currently, Cambridge Analytica in the UK is facing investigations by Parliament and government regulators into allegations that it performed illegal work on the ‘Brexit’ campaign. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Data drives all that we do”. That is how Cambridge Analytica, the analytics and marketing firm that worked for the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, describes itself on its website. Ironically, it ... Read More »

Facebook Mishandled Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal, Say Crisis Experts

The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4. Facebook’s two top executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, went radio silent after news broke last Friday that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly ... Read More »