Thursday, 31 May 2012

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Services Continue To Drive Employment Growth
 
The job market is expected to beat the slowdown blues as companies strive to maintain growth, E Balaji, managing director and CEO of Randstad India. However, industry is suffering on account of inflation and a weakening rupee. In spite of this, the services sector, which contributes about 59 percent of India's GDP, has shown no sign of slowing. Activity in the sector grew slightly in April on the back of a rise in new business. This supported a marginal increase in sequential employment growth. Expansion in India's job market is largely dependent on its services sector. The sector, however, is dependent on the growth of the manufacturing sector in India and abroad. A lot will depend on the macroeconomic environment, and the government's policy initiatives, for industries to generate more jobs and growth.
 
Source : 27-05-12   Financial Chronicle   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Downturn No Damper For Fresh Mbas, IIT Grads
 
Job prospects for graduates of premier institutes remain bright. The slowdown has not affected hiring from premier institutes, says B Nagarajan, deputy registrar, training, placement and public relations at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). The number of companies visiting the campus has increased 80 percent, from 220 companies last year to 400 this year. Thus indications of any slowdown, at least at the IIT-M campus, are missing. With jobs in most developed nations becoming scarce due to the recession, demand for MBAs has been affected. However, that does not hold true for premier institutes. Recruitment numbers from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, have remained consistent, with most students being hired. At the Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, almost the entire batch has been placed. Average salaries have risen to Rs 8.33 lakh, up 12 percent.
 
Source : 27-05-12   Financial Chronicle   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Citibank and Ford to up India headcount
 
Citibank is planning to hire 2,000 professionals during the year. India remains a key market for Citi, and the bank would continue to hire, Anand Selvakesari, country business manager, global consumer group, Citibank India said. Citi will also visit business schools to hire fresh management trainees and summer interns. Also on the cards is hiring fresh graduates from colleges. Ford too has India expansion plans. It will be recruiting 700 people for its two units, Ford India and Ford Global Business Services. It plans to increase its headcount by the end of this year. Ford has previously recruited 90 business school graduates and 45 engineering graduate trainees. Ford India has invested close to Rs 4,000 crore in its vehicle and operations plant in Sanand, Gujarat. It will recruit 5,000 direct employees for the project over time.
 
Source : 25-05-12   Hindustan Times   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Demand For Project Managers Set To Boom
 
India needs at least five lakh project managers in the next few years. Citing an Indicus report, Craig Killough, vice-president organisation markets, with standards and certification body Project Management Institute (PMI), says the overall supply currently is about 96,000 and may top 2,15,000 by the year-end. There are around 30,000 certified project management professionals in India, of which 12,500 are PMI members. PMI creates standards for organisations to develop methodologies for executing projects, programmes and managing their portfolio. It also creates global standards and frameworks to guide businesses. Globally accepted standards and credentials provide a common operating framework for companies, and also a common lexicon and language for people to communicate in. PMI also defines roles such as project manager, programme manager and portfolio manager, generates global studies.
 
Source : 25-05-12   Financial Express   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Future Generali Scales Down Operations, Trims Workforce
 
Private insurer Future Generali Life has seen its workforce shrink by a third and its branch network by 30 percent.. The insurer has cut branches by 55 since April, from 180 on March 31 to 125 now. As on April 30, the total headcount stood at 2,750, compared to 3,150 a month ago, as per company data. Several positions such as zonal heads and channel heads have been abolished and cuts have been made in the number of regional managers, area managers, branch managers and sales managers. However, Deepak Sood, managing director and CEO, downplayed the scaling back, saying there was a natural level of attrition. The company was focusing on quality than quantity and merging and downsizing its loss-making branches. Future Generali Life has been promoted by the Kishore Biyani-led Future Group.
 
Source : 23-05-12   Business Standard   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Future Generali Scales Down Operations And Trims Workforce
 
Private insurer Future Generali Life has seen its workforce shrink by a third and its branch network by 30 percent.. The insurer has cut branches by 55 since April, from 180 on March 31 to 125 now. As on April 30, the total headcount stood at 2,750, compared to 3,150 a month ago, as per company data. Several positions such as zonal heads and channel heads have been abolished and cuts have been made in the number of regional managers, area managers, branch managers and sales managers. However, Deepak Sood, managing director and CEO, downplayed the scaling back, saying there was a natural level of attrition. The company was focusing on quality than quantity and merging and downsizing its loss-making branches. Future Generali Life has been promoted by the Kishore Biyani-led Future Group.
 
Source : 23-05-12   Business Standard   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Monnet Ispat & Energy Picks CEO For Mining Ops
 
Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd has appointed Mr N.C. Jha as Chief Executive Officer for its mining business operations.Mr Jha retired recently as Director-Technical at Coal India Ltd and held the additional charge of Chairman of the coal major. “We are delighted to welcome Mr Jha to spearhead the mining operations at Monnet Group. Mr Jha’s appointment has happened at an opportune time as Monnet Group is substantially scaling up the mining operations in India and abroad,” said Mr Sandeep Jajodia, CMD, Monnet Ispat.
 
Source : 21-05-12   Hindu Business Line   Compiled by www.naukri.com
RIM To Slash Around 2,000 Jobs
 
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is likely to slash around 2,000 jobs worldwide as part of a massive restructuring plan that will begin in the next couple of weeks. RIM, which has about 16,500 employees worldwide at present, had announced in July last year to reduce its workforce by 2,000.The report said the layoffs and executive departures would sweep across departments, ranging from senior positions in RIM's legal division to human resources, finance, sales and marketing.
 
Source : 29-05-12   IBN Live.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
BPO Employees To Feel The Pinch As Earnings Fall
 
India's $17 billion business process outsourcing (BPO) sector is in trouble. Financial results of the last quarter show that profits have dropped by up to 50 percent. Numbers from the top players paint a dismal picture. Firstsource Solutions reported a 39.7 percent year-on-year decline in profit. Hinduja Global Solutions posted a flat growth in profit. According to the Monster Employment Index released recently, the BPO/ITeS sector was among the most sluggish. Index for the sector dipped 4 percent in April compared to the same month last year. BPO employees are used to extra benefits, perks and foreign travels, which have drastically come down, says Ronesh Puri, managing director of Executive Access. HR is going to have a tough time in the BPO industry.
 
Source : 27-05-12   Financial Express   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Job Prospects Bright In Animation, Hospitality
 
Animation, hospitality and travel and tourism hold lucrative employment opportunities for youngsters. According to a joint report by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and KPMG, the animation and VFX industry has witnessed an overall growth of 13.6 percent over 2008 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.7 percent. This sector will need a highly skilled and trained workforce that combines technical and artistic capabilities. The Indian hospitality industry too offers substantial job prospects. Graduates from catering institutes can apply for positions in food and beverage or front office, apart from housekeeping, engineering or finance. The travel and tourism sector, too, offers a host of options. It is expected that the number of jobs in the industry will grow to seven million over the next decade.
 
Source : 25-05-12   Hindustan Times   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Jyothy Laboratories Appoints CEO For Henkel To Make It Profitable
 
Jyothy Laboratories would appoint ex-Hindustan Unilever official S. Raghunandan to head Henkel India. Prior to joining JLL, this former Hindustan Unilever senior official had served as the managing director of Reckitt Benkiser India. He had also worked at senior levels with FMCG companies such as Paras Pharmaceuticals and Dabur India.
 
Source : 23-05-12   Financial Chronicle   Compiled by www.naukri.com
HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs To Save Up To $3.5 Billion Annually
 
Hewlett-Packard Co. is cutting 27,000 jobs in an effort to recover from management missteps that hobbled the Silicon Valley pioneer as its rivals raced ahead with more innovative products and services. The cuts come eight months after HP hired Meg Whitman as CEO to turn the company around. The company expects to save $3 billion to $3.5 billion annually from the job cuts and other austerity measures.
 
Source : 25-05-12   NDTVprofit.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Larsen And Toubro To Scale Down Hiring - Mr Naik
 
Construction and engineering company Larsen and Toubro Ltd which hired around 5,000 people in 2011-12, will go slow on hiring in the current financial year on account of cost optimization. Mr. AM Naik CMD of L&T told that "We will not be hiring 5,000 people as we are right now on a cost optimisation drive. In certain areas like infrastructure and others, we are growing. There, we will add 2,000 to 3,000 people.”In the last financial year, wage hikes and increase in manpower pushed up L&T's staff costs by 29% to INR 3,664 crore from INR 2,830 crore the year before.The company will give greater focus to its international operations and step up hiring abroad, especially in West Asia, in 2012-13.
 
Source : 25-05-12   steelguru   Compiled by www.naukri.com
IT, ITES and Retail Companies Hiring Temporary Staffers
 
According to a latest update, numerous companies across the information technology (IT), IT-enabled services and retail sectors are hiring more temporary staffers. Moreover, companies are cutting the number of permanent employees on their rolls and even for temporary hires, companies are going for multiple rounds of interviews, psychometric and other assessments tests. According to a senior vice president of a renowned staffing firm, they adding 7,000 temporary employees a month, but are down by 35 per cent permanent staffers in the past few months compared with the same period last year.
 
Source : 25-05-12   Itvoir.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Indusind Bank Appoints New Additional Director
 
IndusInd Bank has announced the appointment of Mr R.S. Sharma as ‘Additional Director’ in the board of the bank.He was the former Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC).Mr Sharma is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Bankers.
 
Source : 23-05-12   Hindu Business Line   Compiled by www.naukri.com

 

Authority Responsibility

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

Stanley Milgram

Today, notice the voices in your head that speak as “authorities.” Notice how unquestioningly following those voices relieves you of responsibility for being present.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Practice

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

John Lubbock

Throughout your life you have practiced many things until they became second nature, even if you don’t play a musical instrument, a sport, or participate in some other skilled activity.

Today, notice when you experience something other than happiness and peace, and practice turning your attention back to that happiness and peace.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Happiness

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

The Buddha

Today, recall times in your life when your work and words benefited you and others.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Most important

The most important things in life are to work and to love.

Nora Zeal Hurston
Today, see if you agree with that statement.

Look for ways in which your life is in alignment with what is most important to you.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Ministry-wise PIB releases

 Ministry-wise PIB releases

National Conference on Sanitation and Drinking Water
  • Achievements of the Department of Heavy Industries in the Past one Year
  • Restructuring of Bird Group of Companies under Ministry of Steel
  • Disposal of Assets of the Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games
  • Meeting of Central Advisory Committee on Combating Trafficking held
  • H! igh Altitude Cloud Physics Laboratry Opened at Mahabaleshwar (Maharash tra)
  • Compassion

    I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.

    Thomas Aquinas

    Today, explore how compassion feels to you.

    Thursday, 24 May 2012

    Sympathy

    The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

    Malcolm S. Forbes

    Today, look to see where your sympathy is and where it goes.

    Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Plan B ?

    The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.

    James Yorke

    Today, write down the plan B you currently have - perhaps it has been unacknowledged - and write down the plan B you would like to have.

    Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Things do not change

    Things do not change, we change.

    Henry David Thoreau

    Today, consider how your changes have resulted in a changed perception of things.

    Monday, 21 May 2012

    Koan puzzle

    Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed.

    Irene Peter

    Today, ponder that koan! * *Koan: a spiritual puzzle that cannot be solved intellectually but must be comprehended in a flash of intuitive knowing.

    Sunday, 20 May 2012

    Self love

    Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.
    William Shakespeare

    We are conditioned that love for the self is wrong, selfish, indulgent, and egocentric, which it is when it comes from the ego. Today, notice how self-neglecting is as selfish and indulgent as the most egocentric self-love.

    Saturday, 19 May 2012

    Serve with Joy

    I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

    Albert Schweitzer

    Many of us are taught to approach service with fear and dread. Service is being required to do what you don’t want to do because it’s the right thing to do and you should do it. What if that’s not true at all? Today, look to see what you would serve with joy.

    Friday, 18 May 2012

    Appreciate

    The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
    William James

    Today, find as many things as you can to appreciate and appreciate them. Make a list. Keep notes. Read over your list and notes at the end of the day. Be sure you are on the list! 146

    Thursday, 17 May 2012

    Love

    Love is not a matter of getting what you want. Quite the contrary. The insistence on always having what you want, on always being satisfied, on always being fulfilled, makes love impossible.
    Thomas Merton

    Today, find the moments in which you can trade getting what you want, being satisfied and fulfilled, for love. Notice how that feels.

    Wednesday, 16 May 2012

    Untitled

    The remarkable thing is that we really do love our neighbor as ourselves. We do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. Eric Hoffer Today, consider how love, tolerance, and forgiveness for yourself would change your relationship with the world.

    Tuesday, 15 May 2012

    Risk taking

    It is in playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.

    Dag Hammarskjöld

    Today, look at some of the ways playing safe makes you feel insecure.

    Monday, 14 May 2012

    Thank you, Readers

    If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. American Indian proverb

    Today, make a list of ten things you are thankful for.

    Saturday, 12 May 2012

    Purpose - Focus

    This is the true joy of Life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one... the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. George Bernard Shaw

    Today, consider what mighty purpose you could give yourself to. (Any voices telling you such a thing is not possible are not part of today’s focus!)

    Friday, 11 May 2012

    Single lovely action

    All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

    James Russell Lowell

    Today, give yourself a “single lovely action.”

    Keep in mind that it doesn’t say big single lovely action.

    Thursday, 10 May 2012

    What do mostly

    What do you mostly speak, read, write or listen about?

    Things, people or ideas?

    Service is in the Attitude

    A friend once inquired if Gandhi's aim in settling in the village and serving the villagers as best he could was purely humanitarian. Gandhi replied, "I am here to serve no one else but myself, to find my own self-realization through the service of these village folk."

    Today, look to see how you would view service if you truly realized all service is for your own self-realization and freedom.

    Wednesday, 9 May 2012

    Extraordinary Indian: A postman who saves lives! - Rediff.com News

    Meet a postman who has been extending a healing hand to cancer victims and families who have lost their only earning member to cancer.

    In our series on Extraordinary Indians, Manu A B meets S Babu in Thiruvananthapuram.

    Ordinary people can do extraordinary things. This postman has walked that extra mile every day to save people's lives, even as he delivered letters in his neighbourhood.

    A saviour for many cancer patients, S Babu works at the Kowdiar post office in Thiruvananthapuram. His goodwill and sincere efforts have saved the lives of countless patients in Kerala's capital city.

    For the last four years, the 56-year-old postman has been extending a healing hand to cancer victims and some families who have lost their only earning member to cancer.

    "People have great regard for him. It is great to see how he leverages the opportunity of meeting people while on the job for a noble cause," says Sobha Koshy, chief postmaster general, Kerala circle.

    "With their support, he reaches out to poor cancer patients. It is a unique gesture where a person makes his work more meaningful and, at the same time, helps humanity at large. His goal is to give back to society," adds Koshy.

    Besides donating funds and arranging meals for poor cancer patients, Babu has actively taken part in organising a free cancer diagnosis camp in Thiruvanathapuram.

    "It is shocking to see how poverty forces many patients to skip meals during cancer treatment. Though the government offers a 20 per cent discount in treatment expenses to BPL (Below the Poverty Line) citizens at the Regional Cancer Centre, many can't afford the treatment or eat food during treatment. It is heartbreaking to see their plight," says Babu

    Saturday, 5 May 2012

    Service

    I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer

    Many of us are taught to approach service with fear and dread. Service is being required to do what you don’t want to do because it’s the right thing to do and you should do it. What if that’s not true at all?

    Today, look to see what you would serve with joy.

    Friday, 4 May 2012

    Answers

    ‘We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.’ ~Lloyd Alexander

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