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Indian angels aim for sky in US startup ecosystem

NEW DELHI: A small but growing clutch of angel investors from India is picking bets in the lucrative startup market in the US lured by the promise of seeding high technology ventures that can offer disproportionate returns. Some of these investors — enthused by the big returns earned from pre-IPO secondary bids in big-name startups like Pinterest and Dropbox — are laying out fresh ... Read More »

This young ‘Roadies’ is creating equal job opportunities for India’s LGBTQ+ community

There are no official demographics for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population in India, but government data from 2012 suggests that around 2.5 million people in India are homosexual. These figures are only based on individuals who have spoken up about belonging to the community to the Ministry of Health. Ankita Mehra Despite the 2018 landmark judgement of the ... Read More »

10 Tips for Adjusting to Changes in the Small Business Landscape

Over time, the tools, strategies, and processes that businesses use are likely to change. The end of the year is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to evaluate their current processes and make adjustments where necessary. If you’re working on changing things up for your business in 2020, these tips from members of the online small business community may help. Study ... Read More »

Advertising for a job? Mention the CTC on offer

Despite human resource (HR) professionals mentioning that individuals shouldn’t ask for salary details during a job search, in reality, that is the first piece of information sought. So when a top recruiter asked candidates to focus on the ‘job-role’ rather than ‘cost-to-company’ (CTC), this opened a can of worms. When an organisation is in the lookout of good talent, it ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Know how companies check for lies in CV

NEW DELHI : Lying in your CV to get a dream job could be futile as Indian companies have one of the world’s most consistent background screening processes, according to a report. To make sure that the right candidate fills up the vacant position, companies not only check past work record from your previous employers but also conducts education verification and identity check. ... Read More »

How MarTech can turn festive marketing into profits for any brand

With great diversity comes a great number of festivals. Festivals in India are like hotspots of emotion and celebration laid out throughout the year. And it’s important for marketers to leverage these emotions – in one way or another – to make their products/services a part of these celebrations. Sounds like a good idea, right? Unfortunately, every marketer out there ... Read More »

Sony, RIL’s TV18 may form joint venture for entertainment business

MUMBAI: Japanese major Sony Corp, which owns Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is likely to create a new joint venture with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries-owned TV18 Broadcast, which will house all the entertainment assets of both the companies, two people with direct knowledge of the development told ET. Sony will own a majority 51% stake in the proposed JV, while TV18 will own ... Read More »

More and more IT professionals looking for a new job

NEW DELHI: Many in leading technology services companies seem to be unhappy with the increments handed out to them in the last annual appraisal cycle (June-July), leading to a nearly 3x jump in the number of IT professionals searching for jobs, show the findings of a survey. The dipstick study, ‘The Rise in Active Job Seekers’ and conducted by staffing firm Xpheno, ... Read More »

Good news for job seekers: Manufacturing, services firms open to hiring apprentices

A survey by the National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) showed that manufacturing (40 percent) and services (42 percent) sectors are open to hiring apprentices over the next six months. As per  ‘The Apprenticeship Outlook and Index’ report, the July-December 2019 period will witness positive growth in apprentice hiring. The hiring sentiment is expected to grow from 36 percent to 41 percent, up ... Read More »

Kerala church leaders say furore over job notification for Scheduled Caste converts unwarranted as Centre, other states also have such quota

A controversy raging on social media over a Public Service Commission (PSC) extra ordinary gazette notification on job vacancies reserved for Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) has raised eyebrows among minorities in Kerala. The notification, published on 27 July 2019, invited applications for filling up vacancies for 25 posts of Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officers through a one-time registration scheme. ... Read More »