Tag: Skilling

Skills shortage biggest challenge in tech sector say 38.3% firms: Report

That Indian tech companies are depending more and more on upskilling their existing workforce to bridge the skills gap is clear from a recent...

Karnataka Skill Connect Portal launched; to create 10 million jobs

The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC), in association with the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), has launched the Karnataka Skill Connect Portal (KSCP), an...

byteXL, Microsoft join hands to develop tech talent in Tier 2...

byteXL ? a Hyderabad-based experiential learning platform for those aspiring for IT careers ? has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft. This...

Government of Goa to train 10,000 Goans in software development

As part of its Digital Goa Scholarship Programme, the Goa government has entered into a partnership with Bengaluru-based neo-university, Newton School. This partnership will...

MSDE, UN Women to collaborate to advance gender equality in skill...

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, as part of its efforts to take proactive measures to create a safe workplace for women, has partnered...

HCL’s TechBee to hire 2,000 class 12 students

As part of its ‘catch them young’ initiative, HCL Technologies is gearing up to hire at least 2,000 students who have passed Class 12...

Flipkart launches initiative to create supply-chain operations talent pool

Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce marketplace, has entered into an agreement with the Bihar State Skill Development Mission to help create a pool of skilled...

Clover Infotech to hire, train 2500 freshers

Clover Infotech, the IT services and consulting company, plans to hire 2500 freshers, to be able to cater to the increasing demand for trained...

“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...

YES Foundation, FUEL collaborate to skill disadvantaged youth

YES Foundation and Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) have come together to launch a future skills training programme for disadvantaged youth and make...

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen invites applications for its mechatronics programme

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India (ŠAVWIPL), the Indian entity that represents and manages five brands — SKODA Auto, Volkswagen, AUDI, Porsche and Lamborghini — is...

Improvement in formal skill training across the country: Economic Survey 2021

The Economic Survey 2020-21 was tabled in the Parliament on January 29. According to the report, there was significant improvement in formal skill training...

Budget 2021: What HR wants

A new year is here and along with it comes the season of the Budget. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget...

“PMKVY 3.0 launched in 600 centres, to train 8 lakh

With the objective of empowering India’s youth with employable skills, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas...

Flipkart launches centre of excellence, to skill unemployed for logistics sector

Flipkart has launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in collaboration with the Logistics Skill Sector Council (LSC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and...

Mahindra Pride Schools to skill 1 mn under-resourced youth by 2025

Mahindra Group’s Mahindra Pride Schools & Classrooms, SMART Academy, SMART Plus and Surya Mitra are some of its skilling initiatives through which it has...

Randstad Skilling Academy launched by NIIT and Randstad India

National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), a global skills and talent development company, has partnered with Randstad India, a leading HR-service platform to launch...

Dell, NSDC, American India Foundation tie up to skill 100,000 students

Dell Technologies, American India Foundation (AIF), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the University of Mumbai have come together to launch the ‘Project Future...

IBM and NSDC to offer free digital skills training

Information technology major, IBM, and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have come together to offer a free digital education platform. As per the arrangement...

IBM collaborates with GoI to launch free digital learning platform

In an attempt to help the youth of India as well as budding entrepreneurs, IBM has launched the ‘SkillsBuild Reignite’ platform, which will offer...

Talent500 partners with Coding Ninjas to create employment opportunities in the...

Talent500 by ANSR, the exclusive talent acquisition partner for Fortune 500 companies in India, has announced its partnerships with Coding Ninjas, India’s premier Edu-tech...

Apprenticeships take centre stage in building human capital

With 35% Indian graduates unemployed and an average of 25 million Indian youths illiterate, the Centre and State government together with its allied bodies...

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...

Employer-Youth mismatch at the recruitment stage – How apprenticeships can help

Employability rates among college graduates languish under 50% dropping to 30% in disciplines such as commerce and arts. Equally alarming, an astonishing 80% of India’s total...

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...

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Toshiba to let go 5000 in Japan

Toshiba is contemplating a significant downsizing of its workforce in Japan, eyeing a reduction of about 5,000 positions. The move is said to affect...

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Allcargo: Propelling tomorrow’s logistics mavericks with the t2v framework

The world of logistics is a high-octane arena where agility and innovation are the lifeblood of success. In this cutthroat landscape, talent isn’t a...

Tesla to let go 14,000 employees globally

Tesla has announced a significant restructuring plan, resulting in a 10 per cent reduction of its global workforce, potentially affecting around 14,000 employees worldwide....

Take-Two to let go 5% of workforce

Take-Two Interactive Software, the video-gaming company that publishes the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ franchise, has trimmed its workforce by five per cent. That means, about...

Google trims workforce as economic uncertainty looms

Google is implementing layoffs in an effort to trim costs, with an undisclosed number of employees affected, reports Reuters. The layoffs are not widespread, and...

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Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“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....
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