Tag: Skill Development

What employers look for in an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice might seem similar to hiring a regular employee. However, there could be subtle differences that a hiring manager will do well...

The changing face of the workforce

Apprenticeships have played a vital role in recent years by simplifying staff training and HR operations. Staff training has always been a challenge for...

The influence of competitiveness on Strategic HR

An organisation irrespective of its industry thrives because of its people. And with globalisation, we can see how organisations are now doing cross border...

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...

Understanding how to measure and control employee turnover

Let’s face it. Employee turnover is real and businesses should pay attention to their employees just as they do to their clients and customers....

The connection between job satisfaction, employee’s loyalty, and commitment

Job satisfaction is nothing but one’s contentment at the workplace which the employee derives from his/her job. If an employee is not satisfied with...

Lack of Awareness on apprenticeship and reforms in hiring benchmarks

The primary Apprenticeship model has had limited success due to a rigid 52-year-old law. With periodic revisions and amendments as recent as Sept 2019,...

Competency-based learning helps bridge the skill gap

The industry is evolving very fast, and our education system is dated. This has created a serious skill gap in the existing workforce across...

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...

Skill training – Indispensable to job excellence

Labour resource or workforce management has been ranked as the most critical business activity for seven years consecutively by 2019 Research Gate study on HRM. Training your...

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...

Changes in Apprenticeship Rules 2019 – what you should know

Taking the Government’s flagship project Make in India one step ahead the Apprenticeship Rules 2019 has been modified by the Government of India. The...

Investing in Skills and Education

By 2020, India will be blessed with a median age of just 28. Quality education and skill-building can become the key to reaping the...

Making the most out of apprenticeships – Logistics

As per the estimates, the total workforce in the logistics sector will increase from the current 21 million to over 31 million by the...

8 Reasons why retail companies need to hire apprentices

The Indian Retail industry has witnessed a phantom leap in growth and expansion as new players set foot into the marketplace each day. What...

Making the most of apprenticeships in healthcare

Apprenticeships have always helped young minds to gain career opportunities with wage premiums. This age old practice of apprenticeship has continued to benefit thousands...

Attn: Hiring managers. Are you missing a key hiring strategy?

Have you met the often overlooked but nonetheless talented pool of students outside mainstream education? In the millennial era, anyone can make it. If...

Apprenticeships – An opportunity for manufacturing companies

India is known for its robust workforce in IT and supports services across the world. Ours is a country of young population, where 50 percent of...

Apprenticeships – A degree of preparedness

Let’s begin with employability rates of the cream of the crop of India’s higher education – 1.5 million engineer graduates every year (52% employable); 3,60,000 MBA...

Breaking development – SME friendly fresh reforms in apprenticeship act to...

In an extremely gratifying development, giving apprenticeships a robust shot in the arm, the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), under the aegis of the Ministry...

How social partnerships aid matching of skills and work – Part...

Skills directly impact the economic development of any nation- a sentiment germane to India’s workforce development challenges. Between 2017-2022, the Ministry of Skill Development...

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...

Evaluating industrial training institutes – What’s the true picture?

Of the nearly 15,000 ITIs, 84% are privately run. The 2017 Annual Report of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) estimates that...

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...

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 –...

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...

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 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...

Taking a whole of government approach to skills development

In a rush to mass skill populations to avert crises of unemployment, governments often find themselves scrambling to put too many wheels into action...

Why Do We Need Skill Development Indicators?

Building skills is an expensive affair central to which is good data on various metrics or indicators that are integral to where skill development...

Key markers in skills training for policy makers – Part II

The Indian workforce is highly stratified and segmented. A strong vetting system of key indicators of skills training is tremendously valuable for policymakers when...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India and NSDC collaborate to establish 10...

Ten automotive labs will be set up in India as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India...

How Muthoot Fincorp aims to make 10,000 people employable in three...

The purpose is to create a win-win situation for communities in which they operate and also address the problem of attrition in the business.

Government to regulate skill education

The aim is to develop a credible and aspirational national system that is quality assured and internationally compatible. 

Quess Reinforces its Training & Skill Development Platform

Signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to setup a Skill University

IIT(BHU) and Amazon Web Services to develop cloud-ready job skills

The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation in India.

Muthoot Fincorp partners with NSDC to train over 10,000 youth

The Company will also absorb 80 per cent of the trained students (8,000) into the Group for regular positions (job roles), after successful completion of training and assessment of the candidates. 

SpiceJet launches ‘Spice Star Training Academy’ with job promise

The academy will offer an online bachelor’s degree in business administration which is recognised by UGC along with a six month certification programme in inflight management.

FADA Academy to train auto dealers and their workforce

Yes Bank will support FADA in this endeavour.

TCS to hire in agile way based on demand

TCS has created Fresco Play - a learning platform - to enable employees to learn digital courses on the go.

Govt. working to ensure Indian workforce in UAE matches upto its...

The two nations plans to create a framework for skill development and formation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) for smoother operations between the countries.

Yamaha to impart skill training in UP

The MoU was signed on the occasion of International Workers Day with an aim to provide an opportunity to the youth residing in the rural areas of the state.

How Shine Learning can help upgrade skill sets

The platform is aimed at bridging the skill gap that exists in the recruitment industry.

ESSCI to open 50 new centres of excellence across India by...

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) intends to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the electronics system design & manufacturing (ESDM) space.

AAI launches skill development centre for aviation

The Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre—a CSR Initiative by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with NSDC—will help skill 2,400 youth in aviation jobs.

NASSCOM to upskill India’s tech workforce on 8 technologies

The FutureSkills platform will enable discovery, continuous learning and a marketplace of best-in-class training providers/virtual labs and certifications for each of these job roles and skills, with customised pathways for learning.

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The best laid L&D plans begin with competency mapping and performance...

Growth-oriented business organisations demonstrate high degrees of agility, which keeps them in the fast lane. They are quick to change and are able to...

Employee Benefits & Engagement

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Achievement of even the smallest of milestones should be celebrated

Employees surely do work hard. After all, they do give priority to their job for at least seven to eight hours every day. Therefore,...
How to keep women professionals engaged

How to keep women professionals engaged

Organisations need to focus on ensuring that their women do not quit. Looks like women are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than men....

A cognitively diverse workforce is also a highly engaged one

The importance of hiring candidates who fit into the organisation’s culture is a topic that has been discussed by HR professionals for ages. Organisations...

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So you made a bad hire now what?

So you made a bad hire. Now what?

It is true that organisations sometimes make the mistake of hiring the wrong person for the job. It is not only the blue-eyed managers...

Vishwanath Joshi joins Hexaware as chief people officer

Hexaware Technologies has appointed Vishwanath Joshi as chief people officer. Joshi will be stepping into the shoes of Amberin Memon, who is retiring after...

DEET to simplify job search

The Government of Telangana has launched the Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana or DEET, to help students and job seekers find jobs and internships....

Former SoftBank employee accused of spying

Police in Japan have arrested a former employee of SoftBank for spying for Russia. The employee in question has been accused of stealing proprietary...

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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...

“Traditional organisations use ‘startups’ as proxy to build an agile organisation,” Rahul Garg, founder,...

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“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...