Tag: Training

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...

Time to up your game: Use digital learning to upskill your...

Today’s ‘new skills economy’ is placing a whole new set of demands on organisations, as far as talent management is concerned. With jobs increasingly...

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...

Alkem leverages customised e-learning to train its sales force

Competition is getting tougher, irrespective of the industry. There is a wide variety of products and services on offer, each one trying to outdo...

Adfactors PR plans to train 600 employees in digital marketing and...

Many organisations today are trying to build future capabilities in their employees, and the public relations (PR) space is no different. Adfactors PR has...

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...

Flipkart and NSDC collaborate to train 20,000

E-commerce company, Flipkart, has collaborated with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide training to 20,000...

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...

Right facilitation tools for better ROI on learning

A highly engaged workforce is not only more productive, but can drive higher levels of customer satisfaction, profit and shareholder returns. There is a...

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...

Amazon will invest $700 million on training

Amazon, the e-commerce company, plans to spend $700 million on retraining a third of its workforce in the US in new skills required to...

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...

Robots to replace manual scavengers

Representatives of the Delhi Government will soon be meeting with a group of engineers in Kerala to discuss the use of robots to clean...

‘Future Bankers Programme’ – HDFC’s new hiring strategy

HDFC Bank has come up with an interesting way of hiring and nurturing young talent. The Bank has tied up with Manipal Global Academy...

Skills Development Ministry to train youth and place them abroad

Indian youth will now be provided country-specific training programmes by the Skills Development Ministry to help them get jobs outside India. The initiative has...

How to turn your managers into great leaders

While travelling for work, a delayed flight had forced me to wait at the airport. Rather than wasting time playing Candy Crush on my...

Tata Motors and Nirma University collaborate to augment employees’ technical skills

Tata Motors has tied up with Nirma University to offer BTech degrees to its staff members at the Sanand Plant in Gujarat. This collaboration...

PNB Housing Finance and CREDAI collaborate to upskill 13,000 construction workers

PNB Housing Finance (PNBHFL) has formally tied up with the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) CSR Foundation to train 13,000...

Indian Railways is now set to rely on emotional intelligence to...

The Indian Railways had earlier adopted artificial intelligence (AI) to resolve the issue of signal failures. Now, it has gone a step ahead and...

Railways to organise lessons in ethics and integrity for officers

The class, which will be telecast live across all zones, will teach employees the basics of ethical behaviour in governance. 

Dale Carnegie trains 500 underprivileged youth

The performance-based training company provided leadership skills to workers who support young people.

HDFC Bank launches centre for training and counselling of youth

The bank has partnered with different organizations to provide counselling services and training. 

Ramco bags HCM and Payroll implementation business for Brunei’s largest bank

Ramco will implement its ERP solution across BIBD’s branches and 900+ employees spread in Brunei’s four districts.

‘Train to hire’ is Yes Bank’s strategy

Yes Force is a skill development and employment initiative and post certification, candidates will be placed as client relationship partner/ business relationship partner’ in Yes Bank with an average compensation of Rs 2.25 lakh per annum.

How to detoxify the workplace

It has been observed that if organisations take corrective measures in counselling and training such toxic managers, they can turn out to be really productive. 

NIIT to turn AAI workforce computer literate and Internet savvy

The first batch, comprising 1500 Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees, will receive theory and practical sessions.

Government officials in Maharashtra to be at par with corporate executives

The KRA programme aims to analyse the performance of employees and also make them capable of multitasking, like their private-sector counterparts

Oxford to train corporate leaders on cyber security

Executives will be equipped with the knowledge required for developing strategic operations in an electronically- enabled environment.

Importance of the 3 new Cs — connection, communication and clarity

Speaking to clients, colleagues and business people alike, I notice that, now more than ever, it is important for us as personal, group and...

Busyness to Business

Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

ExxonMobil to slash 300 jobs in Singapore

About 300 employees of ExxonMobil in Singapore will be asked to leave, as part of a major reorganisation exercise. The American oil and gas...

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MG Motor India’s all-women crew manufactures 50,000th Hector

Upholding its commitment to gender parity, MG Motor India has managed to manufacture its 50,000th Hector using an all-women crew at its manufacturing facility...

How IBM uses AI across functions for better performance

While the hybrid work culture has been throwing multiple challenges at HR across industries, IBM, “radically redefines” the role of the HR department to...

4-month strike at Toyota plant in Karnataka ends officially

The workers’ strike at Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) plant in Bidadi, Karnataka, which had been on for four months, has been called off officially....

Is Novartis planning layoffs in India?

Drug company, Novartis India, may slash 170 jobs as part of a bid to rationalise its workforce, amidst the uncertainties brought on by the...

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Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...
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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...