The talent market is no longer driven by buyers - it is a candidate-centric market where employers have to sell the position they are looking to fill. Companies have to be fluid in the way they do business in the 21st century, and this extends to the process of attracting and hiring talent too.
The game-changing announcement from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that indigenously designed and developed products are being given top priority and "will form a vital part of DPP (defence procurement procedure) 2015" indicates that significant money will now be poured into indigenous R&D and focus will shift to designing and developing defence technologies rather than putting significant efforts in having "strategic" tie-ups with foreign vendors and setting up and managing dumb built-to-print facilities in India.
22/12/2015 8:21 AM IST
Here's a surprise: In a country where women have long been devalued, often with fatal results, it turns out that girls are preferred over boys among parents seeking to adopt a child. This surprising revelation comes to light in adoption data spanning the past three years, and indicates a growing change in the mindset of Indians.
22/12/2015 8:20 AM IST
With the advent of new technologies over the last couple of years and slow growth, IT giants who once hired in droves from campuses have become selective pickers, while attrition rates continue to surge year on year. Why is this? The answer lies in skill management. Earlier, employees did not need multiple skills. However, today, with rapid adoption of technologies to stay abreast, any skill may be obsolete in a few years.
07/11/2015 8:11 AM IST
Most of us have had the pleasure to work with some fantastic and inspirational clients. But there are also times when you are saddled with clients who aren't worth your aching back. People and organisations so daft, you'd rather terminate them than self-destruct. Here are some telltale client characteristics or characters you must look out for.
29/09/2015 8:11 AM IST
Many years ago, while I was in business school in Europe, we were asked to paint a future scenario for media. One of the scenarios we came up with and were told was very fanciful, was one in which a group of people would sit in the same auditorium to watch a movie but each would hear it in the language of his or her choice. Well, guess what? It's 2015 and that doesn't seem quite so out there anymore.
21/09/2015 8:24 AM IST
Marriage is seen as the ultimate goal, not just an important milestone. With marriage, a woman ceases to be herself, losing herself in home management and the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, mother. A career is an afterthought. Many will tell you that the empowered women can make a choice between household and career, and they by their own free will choose the former. But there is a fundamental fallacy in this argument.
14/09/2015 8:12 AM IST
Until this day my Mother rues being unable to fulfill her dream of working in a bank. She excelled in shorthand, both Kannada and English. After my birth, she, unlike millions of other mothers, faced two choices -- work or resign. She chose to quit work to take care of me. So when we bought a sewing machine, it became her natural ally and a means to live her unfulfilled dream of working, even if not in an office.
30/08/2015 8:44 AM IST
A friend of mine walked into my office one day and lamented that he couldn't go after what he wanted in his life because his hands were tied. And yet when he had to get his daughter into a particular school that he really wanted, he went all out, tried different methods, thought innovatively to make sure his girl did get admission in <em>that</em> school. I don't remember him giving up by saying "my hands are tied". He was relentless. So, what do you think is different?
25/08/2015 8:21 AM IST
With the unstoppable march of smartphones and the Internet, IT has been steadily permeating into every part of our lives, redefining how we live and work. With automation, big data, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, cloud computing becoming a reality, the IT industry is beginning to introduce new career paths that were not previously available. Below is a list of promising career paths that will be the need of the hour for future techies and IT enthusiasts.
23/08/2015 8:36 AM IST
I've often wondered about a particular phenomenon that almost always happens when someone passes away - the RIPs, the outpouring of positive sentiments and praise for the departed individual. What makes us all participate in this exercise? As I read through all the eulogies and reminiscences of Dr Abdul Kalam after his passing, this thought comes to the fore again.
31/07/2015 8:18 AM IST
The full moon in the month of Ashadha is celebrated as Guru Purnima. It is an occasion to be grateful for the wisdom that life has offered. When you see how wisdom has transformed your life, it's natural to feel grateful for all that has come your way. Gratitude is an inner feeling; it's not an action. It has to arise from within in recognition of the love that the Creation is pouring on you every moment.
31/07/2015 8:18 AM IST
Her name was Ratna and she was full of energy, bubbly, cheerful and very friendly with children. Just the kind of person we were looking for to manage the first store of our new retail venture. Our hope, though, was short lived. And therein, lay the biggest challenge that we faced as a start-up company -- putting together a team full of passionate and committed people who are perfectly aligned with our vision and goals.
28/07/2015 8:16 AM IST
By Dheeraj Sinha I was recently on a panel at Cannes Lions 2015 to discuss the future of strategy. The panel discussed several
17/07/2015 3:41 PM IST
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02/07/2015 3:53 AM IST
I see women consciously and sub-consciously constantly negotiating their way through life (whether it is with the husband/boyfriend or with children on what to eat, where to eat, where to go for a vacation etc) and yet 4 out of 5 women say that they are unable to negotiate the salary they want or the salary they deserve while most often the men they know are quite adept at negotiating a better deal at work.
24/06/2015 8:19 AM IST
Maggi has been a cult, not a mere instant noodle. Way back in the 80s, it brought to the Indian palate a new taste and boy did we fall for it! The 2-minute noodle created a bond that no other brand in its category, or even across categories of instant food, could build. Maggi is to instant noodles what Xerox is to photocopies, where the product and brand have become synonymous.
23/06/2015 8:34 AM IST
They say tequila is a little overrated. It's not one of the smoothest liquors out there. The alcohol 'burns' and the intense aftertaste doesn't help. So what helped it become one of the most desirable of the lot? There's enough recorded history in public domain if you are interested, but very little on how it might have become the phenomenon it is today.
18/06/2015 8:12 AM IST
India's Prime Minister Modi has set the goal of harnessing solar in order to provide every household in India with at least one light bulb by 2019. There is reason to believe that basic energy for all is a feasible goal for India within this decade, but it will require some changes; business-as-usual won't deliver the desired results.
26/03/2015 8:13 AM IST
One of the more positive aspects of President Obama's recent discussions with Prime Minister Modi in India was the presence of clean energy and air quality on the agenda. In addition to enhancing bilateral climate change cooperation, the US government has indicated its intention to support India's goal of increasing its installed solar capacity to 100 gigawatts by 2022.
17/02/2015 5:04 PM IST
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