Tag: apprenticeship

“Engage more apprentices”: MSDE to CPSEs

With the objective of engaging over 10 lakh apprentices over the next one year, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organised a...

Amazon launches educational benefits for frontline staff

Amazon will be offering more education benefits to its US employees. The Company is planning to fully fund the education of its frontline employees,...

Google partners with 130+ companies, begins certification programmes

Google has commenced its certification programme that will train candidates for entry-level jobs in data analytics, project management, user experience (UX) design and so...

Highest demand for apprentices in healthcare/pharma and manufacturing /engineering

Hiring of apprentices in India is on the rise, if the ‘Apprenticeship Outlook Report’ from the TeamLease Skills University’s National Employability through Apprenticeship (NETAP)...

Can India’s apprenticeship strategy lead to better employment numbers?

With multiple sectors facing huge skills gaps in the coming years, apprenticeships hold tremendous promise in nurturing our youth right from the schooling level....

7 common misconceptions about apprenticeship

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of apprenticeship? Is it cheap labour, manual work, low wages or alternate...

How to benefit from Apprenticeship regulations

Before we dive into the scope of how apprenticeships can benefit organisations, let us understand the correct meaning of the term. Vocabulary.com defines “Apprenticeship...

10 ways to appreciate an apprentice

Who doesn’t love praise? Well, that is not the point. When you appreciate a trainee/apprentice who is working on probation in your organization for...

Part II – Deconstructing the apprenticeship stipend primer 2019

Several industry-friendly amendments in 2014 to the Apprentice Act (1961) saw an impressive 15% growth in apprentice engagement during 2015-16, up from 5% the...

The latest in policy and regulation in apprenticeships and skills –...

Skills training has never been more crucial for a work-ready workforce in India. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) highlighted in its...

The latest in policy and regulation in apprenticeships and skills –...

In a two-part article, we examine recent developments in policy and regulation in education, vocational training and skills development aimed at bringing coherence, standardisation...

India’s 3E challenge – Education, Employment, Employability – An apprenticeship looking...

A recent survey revealed close to 76% of Indians view dearth of employment avenues as a ‘very big problem’. And a controversial leaked NSSO report...

How apprenticeships bridge the knowing-doing gap

In the highly acclaimed Harvard Business School Press book, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action, authors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert...

Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy

Why is it important for HR heads to have a long-term strategy on workforce planning and skills development? The answer seems obvious. When a country...

Government’s apprenticeship programme for non-technical graduates

About five lakh students from various universities and colleges across India will be entering different industries and service organisations, under a unique apprenticeship programme...

Does Amazon time its employees’ toilet breaks?

Amazon is grabbing headlines for the wrong reasons yet again. During a protest by its warehouse employees in Britain, some employees have made certain...

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WEF recognises Tata Steel as Global DE&I Lighthouse 2023

Tata Steel has been recognised for advancing intersectional gender diversity for employees and students, by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Because of its inclusive...

Raj Raghavan joins CoreStack as CHRO

A seasoned HR professional, who has led HR for companies such as Indigo, Amazon and GE, Raj Raghavan has now joined CoreStack, the next-gen...

EPFO may amend pension scheme

The Ministry of Labour and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are planning to re-examine the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) so that it becomes...

Future Generali India gets Reena Tyagi as CHRO

Reena Tyagi has joined Future Generali India Life Insurance as its new chief human resources officer. Tyagi has been a human resource professional for...

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“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

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