Hiring up by 8% in March 2018; biotech, pharma profiles most in demand
April 12, 2018, New Delhi: Talent demand in India grew by 8% in March 2018. This is the highest growth registered by the recruitment index in the last four months. Compared to last year (from March 2017- March 2018) this year has registered a 9% increase in overall talent demand. RecruiteX - a monthly hiring trend report by recruitment portal TimesJobs - noted that key industries and functional areas posted a significant rise in talent demand and contributed to this phenomenal rise of 8% in hiring activities in March 2018. Talent demand was highest for professionals with 10-20 years of experience. Industry-wise analysis: Construction sees maximum talent growth The construction sector in India registered 13% rise in hiring in March 2018, followed by 12% rise in talent demand in the petrochemicals sector. The infrastructure sector also saw a 12% rise in talent demand. "In March 2018, the hiring activities recorded a sharp rise of 8% in the Indian market. This is the highest mark in the last four months and definitely a reason to cheer. Fresh policies, new projects resulted in this increased talent demand. A bulk of talent demand came from construction, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors. In construction, specifically, most companies started hiring in March. Going by the trends from RecruiteX editions from previous years, we expect hiring activity to sustain its momentum in the coming months too, said Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs & TechGig. Functional area analysis: Biotech, pharma profiles in demand Biotechnology and pharma profiles witnessed 21% rise in demand in March 2018. This was followed by IT/Telecom professionals which witnessed a 10% rise in talent demand. Engineers also witnessed 10% rise in demand as per month-on-month analysis. Location-wise analysis: Jaipur records the highest demand Among key locations, Jaipur recorded the highest rise in talent demand of 26% as per the latest RecruiteX report. Chennai saw a rise of 15% in the talent demand, while Mumbai posted 9% rise in hiring. Ahmedabad witnessed 13% rise in talent demand. Experience-wise analysis: Professionals with 10-20 years of experience in demand Hiring for professionals with 10-20 years of experience witnessed the highest rise in demand during March 2018. This experience category witnessed 11% rise in demand, followed by professionals with over 20 years of experience, who posted 6% rise in demand. Key highlights of the report are: • Top hiring sectors Construction Petrochemicals Infrastructure • Top hiring locations Jaipur Chennai Ahmedabad • Top hiring profiles Biotechnology/Pharma IT/Telecom Engineering Complete report is available here - https://bit.ly/2v4bsn3 About TimesJobs: TimesJobs is a platform to help competent professionals enhance their career growth. With over 25 million registered jobseekers across the board and more than 60 million page views every month, it is the most preferred career portal among ambitious and talented professionals who want to make smarter career decisions that accelerate their career progression.
Apr 12, 2018 - TimesJobs
Times AI Hub's Conclave Captures Predictive Policing Techniques
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are accelerating business productivity significantly. - Industry experts discuss the ways and means Artificial Intelligence is being used in different industries successfully at Times AI Hub recent event. March 27, 2018, NOIDA : After successfully hosting Artificial Intelligence-focussed events at the prestigious IIT Delhi and IIIT Okhla, Times AI Hub recently organised it's third Artificial Intelligence Conclave at IISc Bengaluru. The one-day conclave, which was supported by ASSOCHAM and NASSCOM Center of Excellence, was powered by NVIDIA. Times AI Hub is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) focussed virtual platform that connects the industry thinkers, practitioners, companies and influencers, and keeps hosting events to formalise dialogues in the AI domain With this conclave, the recently formed AI Hub's Bengaluru chapter intended to bring together all industry leaders on a common platform to share knowledge and interact. The conclave witnessed exhaustive discussions on practical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning for enterprises and organisations, and the solutions which enhance business productivity. With a gathering of about 250+ participants from companies like, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Bangalore International Airport, IBM, NPCI, Deloitte Consulting, Genpact, Columbia Asia, and HCL Technologies, this event was a huge success. Some of the eminent speakers included Sundara Nagalingam, Head of Deep Learning at NVIDIA India who shared his learnings on the topic AI in the physical world: Practical applications of Machine Learning. Other speakers included Dr. Pratibha Moogi, Part Head, Media Analytics & Recognition at Samsung Electronics, Dr. Manish Gupta, Director Machine Learning & Data Science - American Express, Dhaval Doshi, Founder - Smarthome NX, Sandeep Chanda, AVP Technology at Neudesic, Dr. Praphul Chandra, Founder Koinearth, Amit Singh, Director IoT at Cognizant Technology Solutions and Avi Patchava, VP, Data Strategy at Inmobi. The event's keynote was delivered by Ramit Sharma, Inspector General Police of Allahabad Range, who presented fascinating insights on Predictive Analysis, Crowd Management and Service Delivery using AI: Current Trends and Future Prospects. Incidentally, he is instrumental in developing an AI-based software known as agent-based modelling. With this, the Allahabad Range Police manage crowd behaviour more strategically, and this came in handy during the recent Kumbh Mela. The enthralling talk sessions upraised the audience about how AI and Machine Learning technologies are fast turning into tools for predictive policing. The panel discussion led by the moderator Dhaval Doshi was centered around the topic Artificial Intelligence 2018 & Beyond. It decoded the key reasons on how Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things & Machine Learning are becoming integral to every industry and business. The panellists also presented case studies based on their experiences in their respective industry verticals, which was highly applauded by the audience. Expressing his happiness at the event turnout, Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs & TechGig, said that new technologies will be an indispensable part of future work sphere and its right time to adopt this learning curve. "The future of work is tech-driven. At TimesJobs, we have been cautiously leading this dialogues through the Times AI Hub mantle. It's heartening to see so many leading companies, thinkers and leaders discuss this avenue passionately. The case studies presented here were phenomenal and these were my favourite part of the discussion," he said. Times AI Hub is an initiative by TimesJobs that aims to bring forth many such events during the year. Revolving around AI, Blockchain & Cybersecurity , the events shall be organised at tech-driven cities like Pune & Hyderabad. Website: http://www.timesaihub.com/
Mar 27, 2018 - TimesJobs
Planning to work abroad? Visit TimesJobs Virtual Immigration Fair
March 23, 2018: Greener pastures around the globe have been attracting Indians. Candidates are ready to take up job opportunities in any part of the world, provided the compensation and job profile is lucrative. If you feel that your skills are in demand somewhere else? Then, join us from March 26, 2018 on the TimesJobs Virtual Immigration platform and meet the top immigration consultants who will guide you to explore rewarding overseas career opportunities. The TimesJobs Virtual Immigration Fair is India's first multi-session live chat enabled Immigration Fair which will commence from March 26, 2018 till April 9, 2018. The objective of this fair is to make a difference in the online recruitment space by bridging the gap between the job seekers who are interested in job opportunities abroad and the immigration consultants. Ramathreya Krishnamurthy, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, "In recent times, immigration has become an increasingly important factor in shaping the demography of a country. Consequently, it has never been more important to help jobseekers who seek career opportunities overseas. We have conceptualised TimesJobs Virtual ImmigrationFair with an aim to offer a dynamic, hassle-free and interactive environment to jobseekers who are looking for career opportunities outside India." Talking about the initiative Sanjay Goyal, Head Product and Technology, TimesJobs said, "The job prospects are improving globally, however, there has always been a challenge in having a right platform where job seeker who are interested in overseas careers get a fair deal. There are lot of fake sites/consultants who take undue advantage of such people and leave them in lurch. Being a leader in the e-recruitment space TimesJobs has identified and acknowledged this gap area and is addressing it with its new initiative 'Virtual Immigration Fair'." "Candidates will not only get to apply for the relevant jobs abroad but also can sought advices from the immigration consultants for different overseas career prospects," he added. It will be an interactive session among the consultants and the jobseekers that will last for three days. Some of the top participating immigration consultants are Global Tree - Overseas Education and Immigration Consultants and Eminence Immigration Consultant Pvt Ltd. Join us here http://bit.ly/2FZS7V4 on March 26, 2018 and connect for overseas opportunities in countries like Canada, Australia, Germany and many more! About TimesJobs: TimesJobs is a platform to help competent professionals enhance their career growth. With over 25 million registered jobseekers across the board and more than 60 million page views every month, it is the most preferred career portal among ambitious and talented professionals who want to make smarter career decisions that accelerate their career progression.
Times Pro League: Corporates' find best way to beat the office stress
Times Pro League (TPL) - a Cricket tournament among the corporate houses in India - saw participation of 32 teams for its first season. All teams slogged it out on the playground as bonhomie and fun eclipsed overall team rivalry. New Delhi, March 23, 2018: They say 'All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy'. This is pertinent in today's world when hectic work life and tedious lifestyles take a toll on physical activities and health in general. Adding a pinch of excitement to the stressful corporate lives, Times Business Solutions conceived a series of innovative corporate Cricket matches titled - 'TIMES PRO LEAGUE' - to encourage cricketing action among Indian corporates. Times Pro League (TPL) started its first set of matches on Feb 3, 2018 which finished recently and the series is headed for its final match now. TPL is India's biggest corporate cricket tournament. It saw enthusiastic participation from 32 teams belonging to corporate giants like PWC, American Express, GMR, Hike, Zee, Ericsson, AON Hewitt, Cognizant and HCL. These 32 teams were divided into eight groups, each constituting four teams. The organisers - Times Business Solutions - provided cricketing kits and branded colourful jerseys to all participating teams. The sponsors include Cleo County, Ocean, GoPlaybook, Decathlon, Ace Group, RedTape and OPTM Healthcare. Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig is equally ecstatic about the upcoming finals. "Times Pro League was envisaged as an exclusive cricket tournament with the goal to bring together professionals from different work spaces, enabling them to display their cricketing talent and have extraordinary fun. Gladly, we saw a very encouraging participation from all teams and a camaraderie beyond what can be explained in words. I think that this is the biggest take away from Times Pro League," he said. Now, as the tournament heads for its GRAND FINALE, the finalists don't want to leave any opportunity to grab the coveted title. Alok Ranjan, HRBP, HCL Infosystems and his team from HCL is practising relentlessly for the much awaited final match. "We are very excited to be in the finals. We would like to see a lot of supporters from the HCL podium at the finals," he said. The winner of TPL will take home a whopping amount of Rs 1,00,000 and the shining trophy. The runner-up will win Rs 50,000. However, for many winning the final match is more important than winning the trophy. "All the 32 teams were very competitive," said Gaurav Gupta, Manager Energy and Chemical Practice, PWC. Sadly, his team got eliminated in the quarter finals. The final event will be followed by a Prize Distribution Ceremony. The awards have been designed in various exciting categories like orange cap holder, purple cap holder, man of the series etc. However, as Mr Krishnamurthi cited, the success of such events is in boosting sportsmanship and fellowship and of course beating the office stress alongside. This is just a beginning since the TPL organising team is already in talks with many corporate houses for the next season and the new leg. For more updates, click here http://timesproleague.com/
Times Academy of HR Excellence ignites debate on new-age talent
TimesJobs-powered Times Academy of HR Excellence recently anchored a conclave on talent acquisition in the new-age with inputs from HR stalwarts from Indian corporate world. This event outlined the upcoming trends from recruitment space and addressed the new approach to master the millennial workforce. New Delhi, March 09, 2018: With tech disruptions becoming the order of the day and Artificial Intelligence sweeping the functioning of every sphere, the domain of recruitment too is being revamped drastically. 'Hiring the right talent' has become extremely transactional. To address the challenges of this transformational phase, Times Academy of HR Excellence (TAHE), recently hosted a conclave titled 'Recruitment Reinvented- a National Conclave on Talent Acquisition'. This event discussed the new challenges in hiring and also concluded on the possible solutions. The event started with an engaging quiz conducted by Triedge, TAHE's knowledge partner. This quick questions and answers round with the audience highlighted many lesser known facts about various recruitment process. Soon after this enlightening engagement session came the high point of the event - The panel discussion and talks, featuring Ruby Jha, Assistant Director, EY, Anupam Jain, Director- Recruitment and RMG functions - India and Philippines, FIS, Swati Srivastava, Head - Leadership Hiring and Corporate HR, Lenskart, Abhishek Gupta - Global Head Strategic Hiring, Wipro, Aquil Busrai, CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting and Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs and Techgig. The first speaker of the day, Ruby Jha, from EY quickly outlined the elements that will change the future of hiring. "The key game changers that will shape the future are proactive-reactive engagement of candidates, social media evangelism, upskilling for extreme niche skills, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence". Swati Srivastava, from Lenskart said, "Employers have to build a very strong brand theory in order to retain and hire talent". HR veteran Aquil Busrai moderated the invigorating panel discussion on 'New approach for mastering the multigenerational workforce'. He laid critical pointers on the challenges faced by various corporates in selecting the right talent. "Few years ago, the ratio of hiring was 1:19, that is, there were 19 CVs for one position. But things have improved in the recruitment space. Soon there will be a time when this ratio will become 1:1. This transformational phase has brought many changes in the filtration process of the candidates," he said. Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs noted that with the advent of technology the hiring space has evolved from pure HR to tech-based HR. "We need to harness our tremendous potentials to make use of the right tools in the hiring sector today. Times Academy of HR Excellence (TAHE), one of our top endeavours dedicated to the HR fraternity, encourages this much needed collaboration". In addition to celebrating the spirit of Recruitment on International Recruiter's day and HR management as a profession, Times Jobs also felicitated their most prominent recruiters across the country. Some of them namely Mr. Arun Sabharwal from Mahagun India, Mr. Rajesh Garg from Lavya Associates, Ms. Ganga Mandal, Mr. Rahul Jaiswal from Kutumbh Care and Mr. Mukesh Kumar from V Konnect received mementoes. Guests were presented beautifully loaded gift cards with courtesy from TAHE's gifting partner, XOXO day. Not forgetting the orientation from the care partner, Udgam, Daycare about their prodigious daycare facilities across NCR. The Times Academy of HR Excellence is the leading online community for HR professionals. The TAHE website (hyperlink http://www.timeshrx.com) is free for registration to all. The HR professionals and students can easily register on the site by submitting their basic details or by using their social handles. TAHE aims to ease and facilitate the knowledge sharing and networking amongst HR professionals.
Mar 19, 2018 - TimesJobs
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