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Educated Unemployed – What Will 2020 Be for India’s Youth?

India’s Employment Crisis: Rising Education Levels and Falling Non-agricultural Job Growth, co-authored by Santosh Mehrotra and Jajati K Parida, reports a highest-ever unemployment peak...

The link between vocational skills, education and earnings

While a juggernaut of vocational training and education rolls out through various policies and schemes, what does it mean for India’s demographic advantage? Over...

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...

National Education Policy- Enough focus on vocational education? – Part II

It is heartening to note the prominence given to vocational education in the Additional Key Focus Areas section of the report. The report gives a clarion...

Skilling rural India – Challenges and opportunities

The National Youth Policy 2014 defines ‘youth’ as persons between the ages of 15-29 years. Rural male and female youth unemployment rates were 17.4...

Are industrial training institutes up to the Job?

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India are a major pipeline for skills-based and vocational training. From 59 institutions in 1956, there are now 15,042 ITIs (as...

Skilling women in India – Unleashing economic power

The saying ‘the hand that rocks the cradle’ has enormous economic connotations for India’s ambitions towards an inclusive workforce.  The benefits of skilling and...

Are skills training centres of excellence up to the Job?

We continue from Part I – Are Industrial Training Institutes Up to The Job? where we examined the quality of technical and vocational education (TVET) provided...

National Education Policy – Enough focus on vocational education? – Part...

The narrative on India’s education system is many things at once – hopeful, despondent and overwhelming. India’s Higher Education system is vast- the third-largest...

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...

Making skills development work

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in India is often marred by inefficiencies owing to the problem of too many cooks – 17...

Engaging employers in youth employment – An apprenticeship perspective

The Indian mindset harbours a deep-set bias for a conventional higher education degree. The relevance of a bog-standard graduate degree has been steadily losing...

Effect of TVET on labour productivity

Skill development is used by economies the world over to propel youth towards higher employability, increased labour productivity, income growth, and development. Skilling is...

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...

Apprenticeships 2.0 – A national imperative

Recognising the pivotal role of apprenticeships as an industry-led, application-oriented, effective mode of formal training, the current government launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme...

Regulation Change to Strengthen Skills Based Work

There is a lot of noise around the skills-jobs predicament that severely impedes India’s economic prosperity ambitions. Rightly so, given that an estimated 5...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Meta to cut costs, freeze hiring, restructure groups

Is Meta experiencing a crisis? That is the question uppermost in the minds of most people as the parent company of Facebook has announced...

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Boeing to outsource jobs to TCS

In a virtual meeting, Boeing has conveyed to its non-unionised corporate employees that it is all set to outsource its finance and accounting jobs...

Metro Cash & Carry’s Payal Nambiar joins Spinny as head-HR

Spinny, a full-stack used car marketplace, which recently turned unicorn, has appointed Payal Nambiar as its new head-HR, to spearhead the HR function. Talking...

Salesforce India to hire 2,500

The cloud-based services company, Salesforce India is set to expand its workforce from its present strength of about 7,500, to about 10,000 by January...

Is SoftBank laying off 30% of Vision Fund team?

The investment division of SoftBank, the Vision Fund, is reportedly being downsized. About 150 people from the 500-strong team may lose their jobs reported...

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“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

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

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...