Tag: upskilling

Women form 36.1% of Wipro’s workforce, 22.2% of board of directors

That Wipro is serious about its mission to make the organisation diverse and inclusive in every sense of the word is clear from the...

145 jobs cut at FrontRow

FrontRow, the edtech startup, has laid off about 145 members of its team, that is, 30 per cent of its workforce. Maximum employees were...

Cummins India upskilling shop floor workers with professional degrees

Fostering a culture of continuous learning at Cummins India, the Company is sponsoring BTech and MTech professional degrees for its entry-level associates and shop...

74% HR professionals select learning partners based on comprehensiveness of course

Picking a good book requires some effort. From the content quality to the look and feel, we examine everything before paying for it. Organisations...

Tata Power DDL, Hitachi Energy India tie up to train people...

The industry feels the lack of qualified and suitable talent in the power sector, which has made Tata Power DDL — a power-distribution utility...

UFlex’s internal academy to ensure upskilling of workforce

The packaging industry is one of the few exceptions that saw growth during the pandemic. As people started to rely more on delivery systems...

Larsen & Toubro Infotech to expand team, take on 5,500 freshers

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) is gearing to expand its team by 5,500 freshers in the financial year 2022. It is working on increasing...

‘Upskilling can get us desired job’ say 94% women returnees

Women professionals who have been on a break are eager to rejoin the workforce. However, getting a job after a break can be challenging....

The great divide: How to bridge corporate India’s skills gap with...

In today’s dynamic corporate landscape, upskilling and reskilling employees is one of the key ways for organisations to build competitive advantage. In this article,...

Upskilling allows internal talent to fill 80% open roles at GE...

Reskilling or upskilling employees in order to ensure maximum productivity is a practice that many organisations follow to improve their attrition rates. Pramath Nath,...

Top 5 Indian IT firms will add 96,000 jobs, clarifies Nasscom

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has clarified that the Indian IT-BPM sector will continue to be a net hirer in...

Scaler to spend Rs 1 cr. to empower, upskill women techies

Edtech startup, Scaler, has announced the launch of Scaler Include, a programme aimed at enhancing female participation in India’s tech workforce. The programme offers...

Time for the future workforce to reskill, upskill and outskill

With time moving forward and newer technologies coming in, changes in skills become a necessity for the organisations. Given the rapid changes in the...

Simplilearn, AICTE to partner, provide technology education

Simplilearn, the global online skilling programmes provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for...

68% employers encouraged workforce to upskill: TimesJobs Survey

With India Inc. going digital overnight to ensure business continuity, a TimesJobs survey reveals that a significant 68 per cent of human resources managers...

Hindustan Unilever aims to reskill, upskill staff over next 5 years

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) is gearing up to ensure that its staff members become future-ready, by reskilling or upskilling them in the next five years....

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...

Whose responsibility is it to upskill gig workers?

Skillgaps, upskilling and reskilling are some of the jargons that dominated this year, especially because a pandemic has thrown all set rules and procedures...

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...

Sun Life ASCI accelerates D&I agenda with women-centric initiatives

Sun Life Asia Service Centre India (ASCI), which is the global in-house centre (GIC) of Sun Life Financial, has a 1900-strong workforce, of which...

The ‘pandemic opportunity’: How Cadila upskilled its 2000+ salesforce

The pandemic and the eventual lockdown put a stop to the conventional way of functioning for the 2000 plus members of Cadila Pharma’s salesforce....

Adosphere upskills 1.20 lakh government teachers through Workplace from Facebook

Adosphere, a leading digital transformation expert, has announced the successful execution of a groundbreaking community and collaboration building project for training and curriculum support...

Mission Karmayogi: Major HR reform for bureaucrats

Mission Karmayogi received the Cabinet’s nod on September 2. This is the biggest reform in the Government, in the human resource development space. This...

Upskilling is fundamental for employee growth: Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, Swades Foundation

Swades Foundation is certified as a Great Place to Work for the period August 2020 to July 2021, as a result of their initiatives...

‘Weekend curfew’ and ‘gratitude holiday’ for OYO employees

OYO Hotels & Homes has announced several initiatives to ensure the health, wellbeing and work-life balance of its employees, as it gears up to...

JP Morgan to spend Rs 17 crore on upskilling 4,800 Indian...

American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, JP Morgan, will be donating Rs 17 crore, that is, about $2.25 million, to provide...

NCDEX goes for ‘relevant upskilling’ during lockdown

Employees at the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) are regularly attending in-house learning sessions, through webinars on agricultural economy, product knowledge and other...

Why ‘upskilling’ is such a ‘faff’ during lockdown?

The lockdown due to coronavirus has given us quite a few ‘jargons’, and one of them is ‘upskilling’. It is common for pundits to...

Udemy to launch corporate learning solution in India

Online learning platform, Udemy, has revealed its intention to launch its corporate learning solution, Udemy for Business, in India. This subscription-based offering comprises 3,500...

Why developing cross-functional skills is a must

In today’s era, career growth is no longer linear. Even while upskilling oneself, a vertical approach within a single job function will not ensure...

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...

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...

Dynamic blueprint for learning at Future Generali India Life Insurance

Driving innovation is imperative to any organisation looking for growth. Recognising this, Future Generali India Life Insurance or FGILI has designed unique programmes to...

Nanolearning – changing the paradigms

Air, water, food and learning are the essential elements, in the same order, that support life on Earth. Learning is an intrinsic machine fitted...

NSDC and Renault-Nissan Alliance collaborate in India

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Renault-Nissan Alliance India have collaborated to provide training to the workers of the latter on future technologies, at...

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,”...

Snapchat plans jobs cuts

Snapchat, the multimedia instant messaging app and service, is reportedly gearing up to reduce headcount. Its parent company, Snap reported losses of almost $10...

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Braemar hires John Beckwith as group director-HR

Braemar has appointed John Beckwith as its new group director of HR. The Company that offers advice in the areas of shipping investment, chartering...

Amazon India lets students shadow its senior leaders for a day

In a bid to help develop and nurture future leaders, Amazon India has announced its unique initiative, ‘ADayAtAmazon’. Under this initiative, two selected B-school...

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...

Edtech platform, LEAD, cuts jobs, reduces team size

In a bid to cut costs and focus on profitability, LEAD, an edtech platform, has laid off a significant number of members from its...

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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...