04:02 pm Bangaluru: IBM and NASSCOM Foundation Tuesday announces successful completion of first year of the New-collar Employability Skills Program for 2500 students across Karnataka, NCR and Haryana. Students from 23 colleges across the region completed the certified courses in data science and cloud computing. This corporate social responsibility intervention by IBM engaged students through an on-campus approach in a 204 hour-long blended training model that uses online and face-to-face training immersions to build skills in new-age technologies like Data Science and Cloud Computing. CEO, NASSCOM Foundation says they will continue the venture in coming and make 2500 more students from non-tech institutes employable The colleges chosen for the program included Vijaya Evening College, East Point College, Vidya Vahini College, Vivekanand Degree College, Karnataka college Dharwad, Siddaganga College, Siddhaganga Women's College and several colleges in Dharwar, Bhagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Nargund, and Bangaluru and Tumkur.
07:02 pm Google launched 4th batch of 'Startups Accelerator India' Bengaluru:Google invites applications for the fourth batch of Google for Startups Accelerator India programme on Monday on area like technology, product strategy, marketing, UX/UI and leadership. The programme mentors early-stage startups on various aspects of their business and the last date of application is March 15, 2020. In July 2018, company announced the launch of Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator India and worked with 30 technology startups over 3 classes. The program aimed at solving for India's most pressing problems such as sanitation, healthcare, agritech, fintech, and sustainability," said Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Developer Relations, Google India. According to the company, startups that use technology like AI/ML to solve systemic problems in India can submit their application by visiting 'Google for Startups Accelerator India' by 15th March 2020. Successful applicants will be notified in early April. The batch will commence with a week's mentorship-bootcamp in April 2020, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Startups Accelerator India programme, provide a batch consisting of 10 startups (for three months) intense mentorship bootcamps, tech workshops, design sprints, and marketing growth labs along with the opportunities to forge crucial connections to tech teams within Google and experts in the industry.
02:02 pm Conducive and productive workspaces have become the need of the hour when it comes to providing the right environment to employees and helping them foster growth. With the introduction of coworking spaces and their acceptance in the country, the industry has changed notions about what a typical workspace is and what the functions of a healthy work environment should be. Where earlier the industry was less agile to the changing market and demographic forces, it is now understanding and incorporating elements that can expand and contract operations quickly and give a range of options to its workforce. The coworking segment in India has seen impressive growth in recent years and is now a catalyst of sorts for modern workspaces. Growth has been witnessed in the number of operators as well as the flexible space take-up in top seven cities of India. The growing popularity of coworking spaces can be seen by the spike in share of coworking in total office leasing. The share of coworking in total office leasing spiked up to 14 per cent in 2019 from 8 per cent in 2018. The growth in the sector is attributable to the rapid scaling up of existing players and entry of new ones with innovative business models. There has been adoption of innovation and hybrid offerings by the coworking operators. Their networking events, community initiatives and creative designs promote a sense of community and encourage collaboration. The flexibility intertwined with superlative amenities and a community driven ecosystem are attracting occupiers to coworking spaces. These spaces offer unique facilities such as gymnasiums, creche services, food courts etc. that is making them popular. Who all are occupying the available space? Apart from SMEs and start-ups who look for cost effective and flexible options, coworking spaces have been gaining traction amongst large corporates too, due to the positive impact of such workspaces on employee productivity. A survey by JLL showed that 40-45 per cent of coworking demand emanated from big corporates, followed by SMEs which contributed to 35-40 per cent of the demand while 15-25 per cent demand came from start-ups. Several corporates are now moving into coworking spaces to provide an appealing work environment to their employees and flexible leasing, along with added membership benefits that reduce the expenses of running an office space by approximately 15-20 per cent. Coworking spaces provide a holistic approach which consciously and cost-effectively aim to address the employee engagement and real estate needs of all companies, big and small, as well as real estate owners and landlords. Slow but gradual acceptance It is interesting to note that the global sentiment with regard to coworking has had a limited impact on the growth of this segment in India so far. Coworking business models in India are evolving considering the altering requirements of the prospective occupiers. Operators are shifting their focus by offering more closed office spaces and fixed seats as opposed to hot desks to cater to the needs of corporates for privacy and business performance. The trend is gaining popularity as the majority of the demand from occupiers is for cabins or closed spaces that have dedicated areas exclusively for the companies who have taken the space from the operator. Hybrid spaces are a win-win concept for all the stakeholders as this model is benefitting both the operators and the occupiers. Coworking operators get the advantage of securing relatively longer term commitments on leases and therefore create a more stable ecosystem for their businesses. On the other hand, occupiers enjoy dual advantage of the flexibility of a coworking space along with private offices and dedicated spaces. Another concept that is gaining popularity is the built-to-suit centres in which customised office space as per the requirement of clients is being developed. The trend of 'Managed Offices' is gaining popularity. In this model, the coworking operators undertake real estate planning for their clients by searching a suitable space for them according to their requirements, refurbishing/developing the space as per their specifications and managing the space entirely for their clients. The operators meet all the real estate requirements of the occupiers including managing cafeterias, reception and concierge services, conference rooms, internet lines, power backups, security etc. Coworking operators are adapting their space according to the needs of occupiers. They are providing multiple options to occupiers ranging from entire buildings dedicated to coworking spaces to coworking offices within conventional work environments. As the coworking players have started to lease larger spaces, the average size of transactions in the coworking segment increased from 52,000 sq. ft. (2018) to 69,000 sq. ft. in 2019. A new kind of expansion is already underway Moreover, coworking operators are not limiting themselves to office complexes but expanding their horizons beyond and venturing into shopping malls, hotels and metro stations, as well. The huge potential of this sector is attracting institutional investment and this, in turn, is furthering growth. Investments and acquisitions are not just driving geographical expansion, but also aiding technological augmentation, upgradation of amenities and an increase in the client base. Landlords and developers have also realised the potential of coworking spaces as reputed brands working out of such spaces also add to the value proposition of the building. Companies are now choosing to opt for coworking spaces as they are having more flexible lease terms, contemporary ecosystem, lower deposit requirements, absence of capital expenditure and help in overall cost reduction in case of the company's cash flow. The positive impact that coworking spaces have had on employee productivity for corporates and the health of commercial real estate for developers cannot be ignored. Coworking as a segment is expected to expand significantly across several industries and sectors due to a multitude of leasing options and an ocean of choices that are made available, tailored to individuals as well as small and large organisations. Source IANS
02:02 pm New Delhi: Delhi is soon going to host its first and Asia's biggest LGBTI Conference, Job Fair and Marketplace, called RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity). The second edition of RISE will be held at hotel The Lalit, New Delhi on Saturday, February 22. Organised by the Pride Circle, RISE will be a day-long congregation of over 1,000 changemakers, businesses, organisations, candidates, students, human resource professionals, advocates, and experts. The event will witness over 400 job seekers and 30 inclusive brands. There will be a conference, job fair and a marketplace. The job fair will connect LGBTI talent pool with inclusive organisations. Companies such as Uber, Accenture, BNY Mellon, The Lalit, Kronokare, Unhotel, among others will be coming to hire. FICCI has joined as the Industry Partner for RISE. Interested candidates may register themselves by submitting their resume here . LGBTI candidates may also walk-in to explore job opportunities. The LGBTI and ally leaders from around the world will be interacting with the attendees through various sessions on topics of business leaders driving inclusion, workplace policies and benefits, discrimination at workplace, transition support, parenting, among other. There will be research report launches along with movie screening, masterclass, breakouts and films. A marketplace will also be set-up to feature products and services from micro, small and medium-sized LGBTI owned businesses from across India. Over 20 LGBTI-owned businesses will be participating to showcase innovative products and services such as bakery, merchandise, travel and tourism at this consortium. The first edition of RISE was held in Bengaluru in July last year. Creating a space for the interaction between corporations and the LGBT talent pool, the fair resulted in 43 job placements with annual aggregate CTC of RS 3.9 crore. Source:IANS
11:02 am Bengaluru: Global consulting firms lead campus recruitment in premier business school Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B), the school said on Friday. "Prominent domestic and international recruiters participated in the final placements which resulted in premium jobs for the students. There was a 6.14 per cent increase in the total number of jobs offered compared to the previous year," said IIM-B career development services chair U. Dinesh Kumar in a statement. Accenture lead consulting job offers of 147 with 26 absorptions, followed by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) (23), Bain & Company (20), Kearny (15), McKinsey & Co (14), GEP Consulting (7) and others. In the technology consulting domain, PriceWaterHouseCoopers made 12 placement offers among a total of 27 recruitment. From the IT sector, Microsoft IDC lead recruitment with 10 offers, out of a total of 38, also featuring TCS, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm and others. As many as 42 students bagged jobs in the finance stream. Goldman Sachs made the highest of eight offers, followed by JP Morgan with five, Avendus Capital with five and others such as Wells Fargo, Landmark, Prime Ventures and Motilal Oswal Group. Among conglomerates recruiting for their leadership tracks, Aditya Birla Group dominated with eight offers, followed by Adani Group with seven, Vedanta with six, Capgemini with five, Tata Administrative Services with four and others. Management students with sales and marketing elective bagged 55 offers in total, lead by Heineken beer-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev with 10 jobs, FIIT JEE-EdFora with five, Procter & Gamble with and others. From the operations stream, 17 students bagged jobs in Accenture Operations, Hindustan Coca Cola, Gilbarco, Moonfrong and others."IIM-B has seen an increase in domestic and international offers across sectors such as consulting, finance, general management, product management, e-commerce, operations, analytics and marketing despite market conditions," said placement representative Anushree Jibhakate. Among all the job roles, strategy consulting and product management continue to be the most sought after, followed by finance and general management. According to the state-funded institute, all 428 students bagged 518 jobs in the lateral and final placements from the 2018-20 post graduate programme (PGP) or MBA batch over three days of interviews. Meanwhile, a source from IIM-B told IANS that students from other fulltime residential courses, different from the flagship two-year MBA or PGP, did not get fully placed. "Twelve students from executive post graduate programme (EPGP) and seven out of nine from the post graduate programme in public policy and management (PGPPM) course did not get jobs yet," said the source.
02:02 pm Bengaluru: Global enterprise cloud computing company Nutanix officially commissioned India headquarters in Bengaluru aiming to expand innovative ecosystem also to nurture a strong internship and incubation programme in India. The US-based global enterprise cloud computing company Nutanix is setting up facilities to attract more workforce, and further setting to develop the company's expansive portfolio of enterprise solutions. "We're excited by our new home and the opportunities it provides us. India is integral to delivering the best solutions and service to our global customers and this facility marks yet another step in our ongoing commitment to the country," Sankalp Saxena, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, India Operations, Nutanix said in a statement. The new Bengaluru Headquarters is situated in the midst of the city's IT hub with a total in space of about 2,000 square feet.It brings together all the business and management functions under a single roof. The campus consists of an open plan and engaging workplace, with multiple collaborative and creative spaces as well as an in-house gym, sleep pods, and gaming zones along with fully catered canteen facility providing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for staff. Nutanix said the setting up of the Bengaluru headquarters is in line with the company's continuing expansions in India, to nurture a strong internship and incubation programme with the support of local colleges
04:07 pm Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), a premier 'Miniratna' company under Government of India, has invited online applications from eligible Indian nationals for filling 30 vacancies to the post of Assistant (Human Resource) Apprentice through direct recruitment. The application process towards the same starts from July 10, 2019 and closes on July 25, 2019. candidates interested in applying for the post of Assistant (HR) Apprentice through Cochin Shipyard Recruitment 2019 must not have exceeded 25 years of age as on July 25, 2019 with relaxation (upper age limit) up to 28 years for OBC (NCL) categories and 30 years for SC/ST candidates as detailed in the advertisement. Candidates must remit a specified amount of Rs. 200 as application processing fee through online (net-banking/credit/debit etc. payment gateways) mode only. However, SC/ST and PWD candidates exempted from paying application fees. Desirous candidates applying for the post of Assistant (HR) Apprentice through Cochin Shipyard Recruitment 2019 must possess a Degree in Arts (other than fine arts/ performing arts)/Science/Mathematics/Commerce/Computer Applications/Business Administration with minimum of 75% marks (aggregate) from a recognized University/Institution. Candidates must have working knowledge of computers and its applications. Proficiency in Shorthand will be an added advantage.
04:07 pm Indian Army’s recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday witnessed a huge number of enthusiastic participants with over 5,000 candidates registering for it. The recruitment drive will conclude on July 16. “The posts are open for four categories this year, which are - Soldier General Duty (All arms), Soldier Technical AAE, Soldier Nursing Assistant, and Soldier Clerk SKT,” said Jagdeep Dahiya, Deputy Director General, Recruiting HQ Zone, Jammu and Kashmir. The recruitment process is divided into several categories and rounds which include physical fitness test, medical test, and written test. “I always wanted to be a part of the Indian Army, and today I feel really happy after clearing the first round of the recruitment process. I decided to join the Indian Army because of the prevailing unemployment issue in my state,” a candidate, Azeez, told ANI. “Army recruitment rounds are not easy. We have to work really hard in order to crack all the test rounds. I was trying to register my name for this rally, since last one month. I am a well-educated man, but due to the poor employment rate in Jammu and Kashmir, I decided to join the Indian Army,” another participant, Adil Hussain, told ANI. Almost 5,366 candidates have registered for the Indian Army rally.
04:07 pm New Delhi: The Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) has invited applications for 2978 vacancies for the post of junior engineers (civil), date entry operator and skilled, unskilled manpower. The application process will close on July 25 for skilled and unskilled manpower posts while for junior engineers and date entry operator it will close on August 10. Aspirants are invited to apply online for the posts. The candidates can apply for the posts online at beciljobs.com
04:07 pm Chennai: It’s unfortunate that post-graduates were applying for government jobs in Group-4 category due to unemployment, the Madras High Court observed Thursday, and said appointment of “over-qualified” people to these posts will affect efficiency in public administration. It cited that degree holders were recently appointed as sweepers in the high court services and the court was unable to extract work efficiently for better administration. If over-qualified candidates are appointed to perform Group-4 services, undoubtedly the efficiency level in public administration would be hit, Justice S M Subramaniam said. Similarly, under-qualified candidates cannot be allowed to handle a bigger responsibility, the judge said. He was hearing a plea seeking to quash the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission notification that professional degree holders would not be considered for posts of combined subordinate services (Group 3 and Group 4). He refused to allow the prayer. Group 4 services include typists, junior assistants and village administrative officers. Justice Subramaniam asked the state government to review the rules and accordingly prescribe the minimum and maximum educational qualification for such posts within 12 weeks in consonance with the concept of level-playing field. All these aspects should be considered by competent government authorities during the process of issuing recruitment notification to a particular post or cadre, he said. Currently, the minimum educational qualification and other related criteria are prescribed by employers. However, no maximum educational qualification is prescribed due to which over-qualified persons participate in the recruitment process for Group 4 posts and basic services. Similar issues were brought to the notice of the court during the appointment of Grade-II police constables, the judge said. Petitioner M Sakkaraichamy had submitted to the court that he had appeared for combined service examination and attended interview. But he was not considered for the posts because he was a professional degree holder, while the notification had stipulated Arts and Science bachelor as the education qualification.