Tag Archives: Job

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 »

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 »

Opinion: How job descriptions put people in boxes

Most job descriptions are boring, wordy and vague. They make the most interesting work opportunities sound like a long list of chores. Although most companies parrot the virtues of diversity, they attract people who fit conventional norms of performance. Round pegs in square holes are great for advertisements but how often do you see them at work? On average, job ... Read More »

HSBC mulls job cuts in investment banking to salvage margins: Report

HSBC Holdings is mulling over extensive job cuts  in the company’s investment banking unit to salvage its financials, sources told Bloomberg. As many as 500 jobs are on the chopping block with Greg Guyett, who heads the Global Banking vertical, expected to begin the process by mid-June, the wire added. The vertical employs 24,000 in HSBC. The report noted that this is ... Read More »

BJP & TMC workers clash over job cards

Five people were injured when workers of Trinamul and the BJP clashed at a village near here on Sunday morning over alleged refusal by the ruling party’s leaders to give back to local people cards for the 100-day rural employment guarantee scheme and bank passbooks. Around 6am on Sunday, about 50 residents of Gopalpur in Kankalitala panchayat, mostly BJP supporters, ... Read More »

[Jobs Roundup] In search of a job at Google or Amazon? Get ready to be a part of the top tech giants

How we communicate has changed drastically in recent years, thanks to technology. Even when it comes to business, everything has gone digital today – from hiring and leadership to management. And just a few years ago, nobody could have predicted the tech industry will be what it is today. Tech companies are now some of the most successful and fastest-growing ... Read More »

Amazon’s offer to employees: Quit your job, take $10,000 and start a business

NEW YORK: Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced on Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive ... Read More »