Magicbricks beats DeMon to post strong 43% YOY growth in Q3 revenues
MagicBricks today announced strong Q3 performance, posting an impressive growth of 43% on Rs. 37 crore of Q3 revenue. The company also reported YTD FY'17 revenues of Rs. 96.6 crore. The company stated that these figures are online revenues from operations and do not include any group company revenues. "While there has been short-term pressure on the pace of growth post demonetisation, the impact was offset by a series of initiatives across product innovation, traffic growth, channel initiatives and partnership alliances," the company said in a statement. "The company further plans to grow by launching a series of new business lines around commercial real estate, the rental segment as well as by integrating products such as home loans, movers & packers and assisted-selling services on its platform." Basis the Q3 revenue figures, the company believes that it is now 25-30% bigger than its closest competitor, with a trend of continuous market share gains. As per comScore data, magicbricks had 41% traffic market share, by unique visitors, in the Jan-Nov'16 period. In this period, Magicbricks had 51% more unique visitors than the No.2 player. The quarter saw a slew of product innovations led by the launch of an innovative Experience Centre revamp of a popular pricing-discovery app called as PropWorth and launch of new B2B apps for the broker community among others. The company also attributed its strong Q3 performance to market-deepening initiatives led by a 'Dream Home Festival' conducted in the pre-Diwali festival season. Magicbricks and State Bank of India also recently announced a partnership to create India's largest Home Fest to be conducted in Feb.
Jan 30, 2017 - Magicbricks
Unique employee initiative to make the homeless keep warm this winter
Magicbricks.com, Indias No. 1 property site, in association with the NGO, Uday Foundation, today kick-started a unique employee engagement initiative by distributing sleeping bags made from recycled flexes for the homeless in Delhi NCR. Magicbricks distributed Magic Bags- specially designed sleeping bag made by up scaling flex from old hoardings, at various locations in Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. Around 5000 MagicBags were distributed in the drive which was carried out by the employees of Magicbricks and volunteers of Uday Foundation at AIIMS, Okhla Railway Station, Noida Sector 44 and Faridabad Santosh Nagar. Having completed a decade of providing the best value to people for their home buying needs, the celebrations were extended by providing shelter for the homeless this winter. All the employees participated in this distribution drive to spread smiles and warmth amongst the people across various areas in Delhi NCR region. The brand celebrated the completion of 10 glorious years in the industry in its own unique way!
Jan 5, 2017 - Magicbricks
Companies that leverage Review Platforms attract Top Talent: JobBuzz
60% of the 660 professionals surveyed - research an organization before accepting their job offer. Further 35% of them rely on company review sites to do this research about the company, reveals JobBuzz. Today’s professionals no longer look for jobs, they are looking for career development and long-term growth. With a host of information channels available to them, they carefully review any job opportunity by scanning company reviews to assess the reputation of the organization and the career growth offered. Most professionals research companies online In a recent study conducted by the recently revamped JobBuzz, (a company rating platform powered by TimesJobs) the clear majority of working professionals agreed that whether one is at the beginning of job search, preparing for an interview or contemplating a job offer, being armed with information about the prospective company is in one’s best interest. Among the 660 working professionals who participated in the study 60% of working admitted to checking up on the company before accepting a job offer. Over 35% of professionals rely on company review platforms to check out and research a prospective company. About 30% them use web search and scan through articles, stories, media mentions and Wikipedia to gather insights about the organization they are looking to work with. About 19% of the surveyed professionals rely on word-of-mouth to get an understanding about the work culture, leadership and other aspects of the organization and 16% scan the company website for relevant information. “The quality of talent an organization is able to attract and retain is crucial to its success in today’s highly competitive environment. TimesJobs’ study clearly shows that companies that are active on employer review sites are able to engage with top talent and build their reputation as one of the best places to work – giving them the critical edge as an employer of choice,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Company Reviews help assess organizations candidly Emphasizing the importance of company review platforms 35% professionals say that they could assess the company comprehensively - across multiple parameters. Nearly 30% feel they are a big benefit when you are unsure of which company to select, since they give you a lot of information and provide suggestions. Another 15% say they do not rely on only on company reviews, but seek out other sources as well while making career decisions. Interestingly 20% professionals felt that most reviews on such websites were planted or fake. However, the significance of having a good number of positive reviews on a company rating website must not be discounted. This is further supported by the fact that 25% of professionals use company rating websites every time they get a job offer. About 45% say they use it sometimes, when they are not very knowledgeable about the company, while 20% say they rarely use it and 10% say they access other sources for company information. Incidentally besides reading reviews about future employers nearly 70% professionals also say that they also post their own reviews about their current & previous organizations. Company Culture is the most important factor TimesJobs Study also revealed the checklist of parameters on which professionals use to assess a potential employer. Among the factors mentioned, company culture is the most crucial factor for almost 40% professionals, for 35% of them work-life balance is their focus while checking company reviews. Nearly 30% professionals say salary scales are of high importance for them. Rewards and recognition is a decisive factor for another 30% professionals and 25% look at the learning & development opportunities critically. Reviews impact Employee Perceptions The impact of company reviews on a professional’s decision can be gauged by the fact that 90% of the surveyed professionals’ perceptions had been altered after reading a company review. For 50% professionals, it had positively impacted their decision to take up the job at a specific company, implying the review has created good impression about the company. For 40% professionals, it has negatively impacted their decision and created a bad impression about the company. Another 10% professionals said their career decisions were not impacted by reading reviews. This JobBuzz study clearly reiterates that the days of indiscriminately applying to jobs through newspapers, or depending on friends and family for recommendations are passé. In today’s highly competitive business environment online and social media are the new modes of recruitment, the critical aspect is how effectively companies can engage and respond to past, present and future employees on these platforms.
May 2, 2017 - TimesJobs
Demand for CXOs and senior professionals grows by 30%: TimesJobs
Demand for senior professionals grew by over 30%, even as overall hiring posted a stable 1% rise in March 2017. The recruitment index has been steadily growing since February 2017. India’s leading recruitment portal TimesJobs.com presents the ‘RecruiteX’ to give a consistent, realistic and reliable snapshot of the genuine state of hiring activity in India with a complete analysis of demand in relation to experience, sectors, functional areas and locations. Key takeaways from the Latest Edition of RecruiteX – · Demand up by over 30% for senior professionals · Healthcare sector reports an 8% rise in talent demand · Demand grew by 17% for doctors, nurses and medical professionals · Hyderabad and Ahmedabad posted a 21% rise in talent demand Senior professionals in demand The demand for senior professionals with over 20 years of experience reported a rise of over 30% during March 2017. Professionals with 10-20 years of experience also saw a 3% rise in demand, during the month. Those with 0-5 years of experience witnessed a rise of 3% in demand. Only demand for professionals with 5-10 years of experience registered a 4% drop in demand, during the month. “Led by a business-friendly government and Corporate India’s expectation of policy stability over the next 10 years, organizations are gearing up for growth, which is reflected in the increased demand for senior managerial talent as reported by TimesJobs RecruiteX. Whenever organizations get ready for growth we have seen a marked increase in demand for senior managerial talent. We do not see such demand for senior profiles in the case of ordinary replacement hiring,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Healthcare top employment sector Healthcare was the top hiring sector of the month, followed by consulting services and the real estate sector. The healthcare industry posted an 8% rise in talent demand in March 2017. The consulting services and real estate sectors, both, saw a 5% rise in talent demand during the month. Petrochemicals posted a 4% rise in demand while the IT & Telecom industries reported a 3% rise in talent demand during the month. The manufacturing sector also saw a 2% rise in talent demand. Among other key highlights, the retail and BFSI sectors saw a drop in demand of 5% and 4%, respectively. Doctors and medical professionals in demand Doctors, nurses and medical professionals saw a 17% rise in demand in March 2017. These professionals have witnessed an average rise of 2% in demand since January 2017. Hospitality professionals also posted a rise of 6% in demand, during the month. Engineers saw a demand of 5% in March 2017. IT & Telecom professionals witnessed a 3% rise in demand and business management, consultants and freelancers saw a rise of 2% in demand. Hyderabad & Ahmedabad were the best performing locations Hyderabad was the best performing location with 21% rise in talent demand. Ahmedabad also posted a 21% rise (21%) in talent demand, in March 2017. Indore also saw a rise of 16% in demand. Among metros, Chennai was the only city to report growth at 8% in talent demand, during the month. No other metro saw growth in hiring activity during the month with Delhi NCR posting the highest drop (-8%) in talent demand. Download the Complete RecruiteX Report here - http://bit.ly/2oTT2S9
Apr 21, 2017 - TimesJobs
70% women regret their workplace is NOT female friendly: TimesJobs
Talk of women empowerment and progression in India Inc. seems to have ignored the basics when it comes to providing meaningful career opportunities to its women employees, as most women professionals don’t consider their workplaces women friendly, reveals a TimesJobs study. As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day last month, TimesJobs undertook an in-depth TJinsite study to gauge the pulse of working women in India with candid inputs from over 2,500 working women. This report reveals that though, most organizations claim to offer equal opportunities to men and women but their own women employees feel very differently, as nearly 90% women professionals say there isn’t much equality in their organization when it comes to career progression. Stating promotions, opportunities for leadership roles, salary increases and incentive programs are biased towards men. While rating the work aspects which directly or indirectly help in creating a women friendly workplace, 70% women disagreed that their own workplace was female friendly. Here is what they have to say on other key workplace aspects: Leadership opportunities Almost 95% respondents rated female representation in their organization’s top leadership as poor. Sadly, none of the surveyed women professionals rated women representation in top leadership at their organization as good. Career opportunities Over 75% women rated the management opportunities provided by their organization for female professionals as poor. In addition, 40% women professionals rated satisfaction with their salaries as poor, 50% as just average and only 10% rated it as good. Learning opportunities Given that role transition is now a routine part of working life, continued learning should be viewed as a necessity, but this clearly is not the case for many women professionals who feel they miss out on growth opportunities because of lack of proper training and upskilling initiatives. Almost 75% of women state that learning opportunities at their company is poor. Mentorship initiatives In addition, 80% women professionals rated sponsorship or mentorship initiatives at their organization as poor. This is surprising, considering corporate mentoring is on the rise with most Fortune 500 companies offering professional mentoring programs to their employees. Flexibility options Workplace flexibility remains one of the key reasons for people to join or leave a company. However, 70% women employees rate flexibility in their organization as poor. Almost 80% of these women professionals are even ready to forego promotions in favor of better work life balance. In addition, 60% women professionals rated the ability to telecommute for work as poor, and only 5% voted it as good in their organizations. Maternity provisions 35% women professionals rated maternity provisions at their workplace as poor, 55% voted them as average and only 10% agreed that these provisions were good. While the recent amendments to the maternity bill have given hope to women professionals, the ground reality is that these changes have not been adopted by many companies yet. “It is disturbing that even after decades of aggressive efforts to create a level field for women, inequity appears entrenched in Indian organizations. We hope this TimesJobs study is a clarion call for companies to acknowledge this gaping need - look at the problem areas highlighted and find practical solutions to help talented women professionals advance in their careers,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Click here to download the complete TimesJobs TJinsite report - http://bit.ly/2ny3pYg About TimesJobs: TimesJobs, a flagship business of Times Business Solutions (TBS), is a platform to help competent professionals make smarter career decisions. With over 25 million registered jobseekers across the board and more than 60 million page views every month, it is fast becoming the most preferred career portal among the candidates. TimesJobs is leading in the recruitment and employment space with its pioneering and dynamic divisions because it successfully meets all the needs of the jobseekers. Its major platforms include: TechGig: India’s biggest dais for tech professionals to help them Learn, Showcase & Compete in the IT industry. JobBuzz: A well-known portal that provides information & insights about different companies, job profiles and interview processes. StepAhead: StepAhead offers Professional Resume writing and distribution services, career astrology, and resume improvement to help jobseekers accelerate their career. Also, TimesJobs has the largest collection of jobs in the market, which ensures that whenever and wherever there is a great opportunity, jobseekers will discover it on the platform. In the recruitment market as well, being the biggest platform for competent professionals who think of their careers first, TimesJobs has become the destination of choice for recruiters who seek to engage with the right talent. #####
Apr 11, 2017 - TimesJobs
A Clear Growth Path is Critical to Hiring Top Talent: TimesJobs Study
A Clear Growth Path is Critical to Hiring Top Talent: TimesJobs Study TimesJobs highlights the key elements that attract highly skilled employees Attracting and hiring exceptional talent is among the key challenges faced by recruiting and HR managers. This has been corroborated by a TimesJobs study where nearly 39% employers state that attracting and finding quality talent is one of the most challenging aspects of HR. This is followed by benchmarking and offering competitive employee benefits (26%), engagement and retention (25%) and upskilling or training (10%). Social media and technology have helped on the technical aspects of recruitment but the softer aspects of engagement still need a lot of attention. With most of India Inc. planning to add nearly 10-15% more workforce in the next 12 months, it is time that the best ways to attract and hire top talent are revealed. Foresight Foremost Offering a clear career growth path is the best way to attract and hire top talent, say most HR managers and recruiters who participated in this TimesJobs study. “While interviewing talent, we have found that the best of them are looking for challenges, diverse opportunities and a clear growth path for the next 3 to 5 years. They evaluate job offers based on opportunities for advancement they are given during their tenure with the company. So organizations who offer clear career paths have a big advantage over competition, in hiring the best talent,” says Nilanjan Roy, VP and Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Over 50% of the 550 employers TimesJobs surveyed for this study believe that a clear career growth path is the most attractive job aspect. Clarity in what the position offers in terms of – a chance to develop new skills, a stepping stone to a position with more responsibilities or other incentives such as money, overseas projects, etc. is essential in attracting the best talent. Conversely, when recruiting managers are themselves not clear on career progression, they tend to lose a lot of good talent to the competition. Flex Appeal Flexible work hours, is the second most attractive job element for top talent feel about 40% of the surveyed employers. Furthermore, flexibility is attractive to both female and male employees, as reported in an earlier TimesJobs study. Money Matters Attractive salary is the third most attractive lure for candidates, say 30% employers. HR managers noted that with rising inflation and increasing cost of living employees are re-evaluating their priorities and most employees, across generations, prefer a higher ‘in-hand’ pay out compared to other components of the salary. In fact, 87% employees seek a customized pay plan which best suits their requirements. Leading with L&D Learning and development opportunities are seen a vital talent pull by 20% surveyed employers. Fast-paced work world requires people to upskill, frequently and thus organizations which offer good learning opportunities are preferred by the candidates. Post-retirement benefits and onsite opportunities are termed as crucial talent attraction components by 10% and 5% surveyed HR and recruiting managers, respectively. The Element of Experience According to the surveyed employers the elements of attraction varies for employees at different levels. While clear career growth path is more crucial to junior and middle level employees, salary, learning and development opportunities and onsite opportunities are more attractive to junior level employees than to a middle or senior level employee. However, flexible work hours are more vital for middle level employees and post-retirements benefits are comparatively more important at senior level. What are you good at? On asking how the employers rate themselves on all the key talent attractions listed by them, 45% of them rated themselves highest on offering attractive salary. Interestingly, while a clear career growth path was termed as the most crucial element in attracting good talent only 30% of the employers rated themselves high on this parameter. An equal percentage of employers ranked themselves highly on offering flexible work hours to employees. Nearly 20% felt they are good with onsite opportunities and post-retirement benefits.
Mar 28, 2017 - TimesJobs
Talent demand rises for freshers, sales roles and FMCG: TimesJobs
Talent demand rises for freshers, sales roles, consumer durables and FMCG TimesJobs RecruiteX Recruitment had been sluggish for the past three months, but February brought some relief to the jobs market with Sales professionals, FMCG and Consumer durables witnessing an 8% rise in demand reveals the latest RecruiteX, the recruitment index by TimesJobs. "Job creation growth both in volume and value terms is being driven by tier-2 cities. Consumer buying power in these cities is fueled tremendously by multiple family members earning in the same household. Businesses are expanding operations and moving into new geographies, leading to a rise in demand for fresh talent in non-metros. In addition, with the Union Budget’s focus on increasing consumers’ buying power, FMCG and consumer durables are increasing their sales teams, gearing up to service this growing demand, in February 2017.” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Key takeaways from TimesJobs RecruiteX Demand up by 8% for sales professionals Consumer durables/FMCG reported an 8% rise in talent demand Demand grew by 4% for entry level professionals Lucknow posted the highest rise in talent demand at 18% Sales professionals in demand With large scale business expansions, mergers and acquisitions in the corporate world, sales and business development roles have become crucial for business success and sustenance. These professionals saw an 8% rise in demand in February 2017 and had witnessed an average rise of 1% since December 2016, as per TimesJobs RecruiteX. Doctors, nurses and medical professionals also posted a significant rise (4%) in demand. Demand was up for hospitality and customer care professionals by 1%, as well during the month reports TimesJobs. Consumer durables/FMCG top hiring sectors followed by Retail The TimesJobs RecruiteX reports that consumer durables/FMCG industry posted an 8% rise in talent demand in February 2017. The Retail sector also saw a 7% rise in talent demand during the month. The Construction sector posted a 6% rise in demand while the Manufacturing industry reported a 4% rise in talent demand during the month. The BPO/ITeS sector saw stable talent demand, while IT/telecom industries registered a drop of 1% in hiring during February 2017. Demand up for freshers As per TimesJobs RecruiteX the demand for professionals with less than 2 years of experience reported a rise of 4% during February 2017. Professionals with 5-10 years of experience witnessed a rise of 1% in demand. Those with 10-20 years of experience also saw a 4% rise in demand, during the month. Senior Professionals with over 20 years of experience saw a 17% drop in demand. This is the first time since November 2016 that demand for senior professionals has declined. Talent demand rises in small cities Lucknow was the best performing location with an 18% rise in talent demand, followed by Ahmedabad at 13% in February 2017. Among metros, Chennai was the only metro city to report growth (6%) in talent demand. None of the other metros saw significant growth in hiring activity during the month. Among states, Kerala saw a rise of over 30% in talent demand, followed by Tamil Nadu with a 17% rise reports the TimesJobs RecruiteX. Download the Latest TimesJobs RecruiteX Report for Free – http://bit.ly/2lztLLz
Mar 16, 2017 - TimesJobs
Fast track a career in Decision Science with a Top 10 ranked program
The PG Diploma and Certificate Program in Data Science (PGDDS) by Times Professional Learning (TPL) , in technical partnership with NVIDIA - the AI computing company, has been ranked among the Top 10 Executive Courses in India by Analytics India Magazine. The PGDDS which was recently launched just 5 months ago and has already left behind other programs from reputed institutes in India. TPL along with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), offers hands-on training for developers, data scientists and researchers looking to solve world's most challenging problems with deep learning. The program was rated highly in terms of course content, pedagogy, faculty, external collaboration, brand value and various other attributes. Rapid advances in technology is bringing AI or Artificial Intelligence to the fore. It is finding applications across various industries such as BFSI, IT, ecommerce, telecom, transportation and more. Professionals who are thinking ahead and are adapting to it are soaring higher in their careers while those who are still undecided are seeing a downtrend in their careers. Worth billions and growing stronger It is expected that in 2017 alone the global AI market would approximately be worth $2.42 billion, which will grow to $18 billion by 2022. It is no hidden fact that globally, investors backed more AI companies in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other quarter, while more than 200 AI-focused global companies have collectively raised more than $1.5 billion so far this year. TPL - Predicting the future in careers Times Professional Learning, has predicted understood this emerging trend and has designed several programs and workshops towards equipping professionals with this unique skillset. It has designed several professional-grade courses to help participants better understand and train in Deep Learning AI. These programs would also help them navigate the world of decision science. PGDDS - The best way to build a career in AI In the realm of Deep Learning and AI TPL has conceptualized different programs out of which Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) - which is already ranked among Top 10 Executive courses in India, is the best way to go about it. This program is designed in such a way that it can help professionals from all levels to upgrade themselves, regardless of someone who is an entry level manager or someone who is at the mid-senior or senior level. The program equips participants with skills and knowledge to influence decision making, strategy.
Dec 5, 2017 - TimesPro
TPL and NVIDIA's Deep Learning workshop a roaring success
Hyderabad, 15th November 2017 : Times Professional Learning recently conducted a Deep Learning Workshop at Hyderabad, in association with its technology partner NVIDIA. The one day workshop got a good response from the technology enthusiasts of Hyderabad. The instructor-led NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) Master Class on deep learning helped students and professionals understand various aspects of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (NVDLI) focuses on an instructor-led training for developers, data scientists and researchers. It was the first among a series of workshops to be conducted all across India at major cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Bengaluru. As a career option, Artificial Intelligence is at an exciting phase of growth, both in India and worldwide. Students and working professionals in India would do well to explore this emerging new frontier. So, learning from NVIDIA, the world leader in Deep Learning & AI, not only allows participants learn the nuances of the deep learning and its implementation but definitely adds a lot of value to their professional growth. The deep learning workshop conducted in Hyderabad on 14th NOV, 2017, was successful with motivated students and industry professionals longing to know about the advances in the world of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. The participants were also interested in learning more about how deep learning & AI and how it would impact their industry and what they should do and learn to stay ahead of the curve in their professional career. The event in Hyderabad brought together AI developers, data scientists, researchers, and academia who looked at AI trends, technology, case studies and India's role and opportunities in what many are calling the fourth Industrial Revolution. This hands-on one day workshop enabled participants to understand how Deep Learning is improving perception tasks and how to comprehend a network framework best suited to an organization's needs. Says a student who attended the workshop, "We got a holistic understanding of various concepts in Deep Learning and interacted directly with the DLI-certified instructor to understand the variety of DNN architectures." The workshop explored three approaches to identify a specific feature within each image using neural networks trained on NVIDIA DIGITSTM. Components include image classification and segmentation using DIGITSTM and neural network deployment using TensorRTTM. It helped to understand the role of batch size in inference performance; make various optimizations in the inference process and explore inference for a variety of different DNN architectures trained in other DLI Labs. After Hyderabad, TPL and NVIDIA's next stopover is next IIT Bombay, Powai in Mumbai where this workshop will be conducted on 24th November, 2017 and IIT New Delhi, Hauz Khas, on 28th November, 2017. For students and professionals willing to go the extra mile in their career this is a great opportunity to learn and train under DLI-certified instructors and earn an NVIDIA certificate of attendance. Considering the more than favorable response to this workshop, and the number of seats that are limited in Chennai, students and interested participants would do well to register in advance.
Nov 24, 2017 - TimesPro
Decision Science - Adding a cutting-edge to careers
Hitesh, 32, was flourishing in his career as a portfolio manager with a large financial and stock broking advisory. He was adept at crunching numbers and was one of the brightest career prospects at the firm where he joined as a trainee. An analytical bent of mind and passion for equities and derivatives saw him ascend the corporate ladder in no time. A couple of years ago, his management decided to try Algo trading for their clients. Algorithmic trading is a form of software-based trading carried out by complex algorithms embedded into the system. This software-based trading takes buy or sell decisions in real time during trading hours, based on historical data and parameters pre-programmed. Gradually the algorithm platform began outperforming humans at work. Clients were happy with the handsome returns and so was the management. Hitesh, who was losing his shine, took this opportunity to update his skills and learn more about Decision Science. He soon got familiar with Algorithmic trading and Artificial Intelligence to regain his lost edge and empower himself with the modern science of decision making using Big Data. Today rapid advancement in technology has brought AI or Artificial Intelligence to the fore. AI is finding applications in not just the BFSI industry but sales, IT, ecommerce, telecom, transportation and more. Smart professionals such as Hitesh who are adapting to it are soaring higher in their careers while those who are still undecided are seeing a downtrend in their careers. Sexiest Job of the 21st Century Rated as the 'Sexiest Job of the 21st century' by Harvard Business Review, Data Science or Decision Science has got a sweeping influence across industries. Sifting through voluminous data, it can lead to valuable insights that can increase sales, detect frauds pertaining to anti-money laundering, pattern recognition and risk mitigation in various domains. Next Boom in private sector The Analytics India Report 2017 underlines Decision Science as the next sunrise sector. While revenue from Analytics is pegged at USD 2 billion in the financial year 2017 the start-up funding alone has crossed over USD 700 million in the last 2.5 years. India employs just 90,000 Analytics professionals in 600 various Analytics firms today. Shortfall of professionals Yet Decision Science has been efficiently harnessed by just a few corporations in India. Many of them admit a dearth of highly skilled professionals as it requires a combination of scientific background and computational and analytical skills. No doubt these professionals are commanding huge salaries. What aspirants need is a holistic program that addresses these concerns and understands the specific requirements to upskill in this respect. TimesPro Decision Science programs TimesPro, a part of Times Professional Learning, offers three programs - Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science, Post Graduate Diploma in Advance Data Sciences and Certificate in Advance Decision Science to explore Decision Science as a career through a combination of basic and advanced level courses for students at different levels of understanding and growth in their careers. From the industry's perspective these Decision Science programs have been designed keeping in mind the rapidly changing demands and requirements of the industry. These comprehensive programs are divided into modules, with special focus on all important aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Analytics, Internet of Things, Deep Learning and Machine Learning. Program USPs This program is unique from the industry perspective as it lets you learn on updated technology platforms from world-class faculty and experienced industry leaders. It offers an optimum mix of concepts, tools and techniques, association with world-renowned technology partner NVDIA, placement assistance, case-study led problem solving for Retail, BFSI, HR and Healthcare among others which culminates in Capstone Projects. Eligibility Working professionals from middle and senior level management, with a minimum experience of 2 years, who possess an analytical bent of mind, and a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Science/ Engineering/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics may apply for this rigorous program spread over 380 hours. Collaborating with NVIDIA Times Professional Learning (TPL), which is a division of BCCL or Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited is committed towards fulfilling aspirations of millions of learners through learner-centric innovations & global collaborations. As an integral part of this Decision Science program, TPL has entered into a strategic collaboration with NVIDIA, a $6.9 billion in revenue and a market capitalisation of $84 billion. It offers hands-on training for developers, data scientists, and researchers looking to solve the world's most challenging problems with deep learning through self-paced online labs and instructor-led workshops. TimesPro truly unlocks the immense potential that these programs in Decision Science hold. It is nevertheless a great opportunity for professionals looking to upskill and reinvent their careers. FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT http://timespro.com/data-science-training/post-graduate-diploma-in-advance-data-sciences.php or Call 9820040052
Oct 4, 2017 - TimesPro
TimesPro and Amazon India Partner to Certify ATES in E-Retail
Highlights: Forrester Research states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021 TimesPro brand of Times Professional Learning partners with Amazon India to recruit and train experts for their certified Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialists (ATES) program Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist with daily business requirements Mumbai, September 15, 2017: E-commerce industry in India is undergoing a major overhaul. The sector is likely to grow over the $100-billion mark in the next five years, thus contributing to 4% of India's GDP. Factors such as increased penetration of internet and mobiles, online payments, and favorable demographics are changing the way companies interact with their customers. Today, the focus of E-commerce companies is on increasing their reach through mobile apps for higher growth. The future of E-commerce definitely looks bright and will be the result of mobile platforms, personalization, social media analytics, Omni-channel service and sharing economy business models. According to a new study by Forrester Research, approximately a fifth of total retail sales will take place online by 2021 in Asia Pacific, with 78 percent of that coming from mobile, up from 63 percent in 2016 it further states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 31.2%. It has been noted that number of entrepreneurs seeking to expand business via E-retail is on a steep rise in India. Today, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are often used by sellers to showcase their products apart from selling it on E-commerce giants like Amazon. Yet a notable gap of education on E-commerce exists. Our nation needs a team of specialists that can assist the sellers to bridge the existing gap. TimesPro and Amazon India have come together to provide better business and growth opportunities to those who seek a career in E-commerce. TimesPro has had a history of offering the needed and essential boost to pursue new-age careers, with strategic industry partnerships. The brand's partnership with Amazon India is all set to elevate the training standards of professionals in the e-commerce industry. This partnership of Times Professional Learning with Amazon India will help entrepreneurs to leverage their skills to iron out issues faced in online business and move towards a rewarding career. While TimesPro - Brand of Times Professional Learning has been actively involved with providing a conducive environment for professionals to develop themselves into experts; Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist people with daily business requirements. Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialist (ATES) is a first of its kind entrepreneurship program launched by Amazon, which is aimed at providing business opportunities to budding entrepreneurs. This program provides an opportunity to earn money with no limits by launching new sellers and helping existing sellers selling on Amazon.in. This team organizes a series of seller help events to reach out to a vast number of sellers across the country including remote villages, tier 2 and tier 3 cities. While there are many support channels for an Amazon Seller, help from an ATES is personalized and it is very specific to one's business. Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, said, "We are delighted to partner with Amazon India. TPL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this certificate program with Amazon echoes that we have the required infrastructure to model the experts that will understand and perhaps regulate the e-commerce industry in a superior manner than before. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, especially when Indian e-commerce is expected to witness an exponential boom by 2021". "While the number of online sellers has increased manifold, a vast majority are still first time sellers who need hand holding to manage their business. They face challenges due to gaps in basic capabilities such as imaging, cataloging and overall account management. In line with our vision of transforming the way India buys and sells, we want to use the ATES network to enable sellers to manage and grow their businesses on Amazon.in with the help of trained professionals." said Archana Vohra, Director, Seller Enablement, Amazon India. Times Professional Learning will onboard and train candidates to participate in the ATES program and also facilitate the infrastructure essential to market and mobilize candidates for this program. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, Times Professional Learning equips students with key skills and offer executive education in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. For more details about the programme visit: www.timespro.com/amazon or call +91 7400097487
Sep 15, 2017 - TimesPro
TimesPro's 2nd Annual convocation - stars in the making
MUMBAI, September 3rd , 2017 :TimesPro's Annual Student Convocation, 2017 (TASC 2017) held on 2nd September, at IES Auditorium, Mumbai, was a true manifestation of celebrating the spirit of delivering purposeful education. Over 200 students from all over the country attended the Graduation ceremony. The Graduating students and the 13 Gold Medallists received their certificates and awards from the Chief Guest Nitin Kapadia (Managing Director & CEO, Standard Chartered Securities India) and other Guests of Honour - Kaushik Ghate (Sr. Vice President and Head - Marketing Analytics, HDFC Bank Ltd., Mumbai); Arpita Vinay (Wholetime Director & Head - Family Office, Centrum Wealth Management); Vikash Choubey (Vice President and Regional HR Head, North, Axis Bank); Dr. Hrridaysh Deshpande (Member of the Governing Body of Ajeenkya DY Patil University); Preeti Singh (Vice President, E-commerce and Digital Operations at HDFC Standard Life Insurance) and Tejas Sanghavi, (Client Partner (Vice President) - Head of Staffing at Fractal Analytics). In his opening address, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, stressed upon the need to stay relevant in a professional career. He said, "To stay relevant in this constantly changing world, you have to constantly upgrade your skills and be prepared to take risks. A career today is no longer about how much you earn or what role you get into, but about what learning it offers you while you work." He further added, "Learn from each experience, take out the positive, constructive and emblazon it in your memory. Look to acquire skills throughout your life and never be afraid to try new things." Stressing on the need for cross-functional expertise, Nitin Kapadia said, "The thin line between a finance job, a sales job or an operations job is no longer there. What I have seen in my last 15-20 years is that every person is actually a sales person now, be it operations or be it support. Gone are the days when you can't be a jack of all and master of none. I think you need to be jack of all and master of one. You need to think like the CEO." Some of the dignitaries brought out the true potential of India to the fore. Arpita Vinay began by talking about the opportunities in the financial sector. She said, "You must be aware that India's macros have never looked better. There's a significant inflow that's going to happen in financial savings." She was looking forward to exciting times in the adjacent space of banking such as wealth management, robot advisory, payment banks and alternative asset management. Vikash Choubey advised the students to enjoy work in the right perspective, "When someone says hard work is the mantra to success, we must understand the origin of that work, the relevance of that work, understand the ultimate objective of that work, the overall purpose of the work and why it has been given to you. Then only you will be able to enjoy that work, and your engagement with that work will be much more higher." Preeti Singh stressed upon the importance of learning by saying, "A workplace is not an extension of your college. Knowledge is something to be gained constantly. Every day is an opportunity for me to learn more." She stressed on the Three A's that define her success: right Attitude, Awareness and Authenticity. It was a memorable experience for student Erica James, who won Zonal Spartan, as she and her mother competed for top slot together in the same batch. She also shared her learning experience with TimesPro and its exhaustive curriculum. Congratulating the students Tejas Sanghavi talked about ACT- Attitude, Curiosity and Time Management in the information age. On time management he said, "Successful people always start their day early. Almost every successful person will start the day early. Get up and create a plan for the day and try and achieve that plan." Besides a great learning experience and state-of-the-art infrastructure, students also benefit from TimesPro's 95% placement record. TASC 2017 saw 13 dynamic students who were awarded with Gold Medals. GOLD MEDALLISTS -PGDBM-PAN INDIA TOPPER (HYDERABAD)- DVSK NIKHILA -PGDDM TOPPER (DELHI)- BIRENDER SINGH -PGDBA TOPPER (BANGALORE)- RAGHAVENDRA RAO -YES FORCE TOPPER (COCHIN)- APARNA KV -PGDBM WEST TOPPER (MUMBAI, ANDHERI)- KARTHIK CHANDRASEKARAN -PGDBM EAST TOPPER (PATNA)- AMRITESH NANDAN -PGDBM NORTH TOPPER (LUCKNOW)- KRITI SHUKLA -PGDBM SOUTH TOPPER (HYDERABAD)- DVSK NIKHILA -ZONAL SPARTAN - WEST (THANE)- MARIA JOSE -ZONAL SPARTAN - EAST (KOLKATA) - AVISHEK SINHA -ZONAL SPARTAN - NORTH (LUCKNOW) - HARISH VERMA -ZONAL SPARTAN - SOUTH (BANGALORE) - ERICA JAMES -PRESIDENT'S AWARD (JAIPUR) - NIDHI MISHRA -DISTINCTION IN NISM CERTIFICATION (MUMBAI, ANDHERI) - KARTHIK CHANDRASEKARAN For more information, visit- http://www.timespro.com .
Sep 12, 2017 - TimesPro
ET Wealth Seventh Anniversary Issue
Delhi, 8 December 2017 On Monday, 11 December 2017, ET Wealth celebrates its seventh anniversary. Since 2010, we have striven to update our readers and help them on everything related to personal finance. We are humbled and grateful at the faith that our readers have put in us. This faith has helped us grow and reach this milestone. To mark this anniversary, ET Wealth is coming up with a two-part issue. The 11 December issue will introduce the ET Wealth model fund portfolios. This initiative will identify the seven different types of investors and highlight the funds that are in line with their risk appetite. These portfolios will be monitored over a 6-month period so that our readers can get the fine-tuned portfolios to invest in. The 18 December issue of ET Wealth will update readers on the seven investment mistakes they can make after holding a financial instrument for seven years. Between the two issues we have balanced the utilitarian need of our reader with the conceptual knowledge that we try to impart. To book your copy, sms ETWS to 58888, or speak to your vendor. ET Wealth is the first weekly personal finance newspaper of India and covers news, views and insights on a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly changing economic lives of the readers. For further details, contact Akshant Dhruvraj, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 9, 2017 - ET Wealth
Brands Leveraging Passenger Traffic at Coimbatore & Trichy Airports
Times OOH has recently acquired the advertising rights of Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) International Airports. The media has been strategically placed at two of Tamil Nadu's high potential domestic and international travel hubs giving brands an excellent opportunity to advertise their product portfolio and enhance customer connect. Being the 2nd largest airport in Tamil Nadu (in terms of passenger and cargo traffic), Coimbatore has witnessed a growth of 24.4 % YOY with the passenger traffic of 2.1 Million FY17. The advertisement rights of the airport, were acquired in the month of June 2017 for a tenure of 10+ years. Times OOH has put a total of 60 Media units by far in an area of minimum 10,558 sq. ft. to cater to 100% travelling audience in locations with high dwell time. Type of formats to be found at the airport consists of Back-lit, Digital Screens network, Scrollers, Dropdowns, FSU, Front lit hoardings, Back lit hoardings, Iconic structure, Aerobridge, Trays branding, etc. These media units are proposed and approved by the respective Authorities, however, are expected to be installed and fully functional by November and December starting for Trichy & Coimbatore airports respectively. This allows a never-before opportunity for advertisers to target not just the itinerant Indian, but also, the NRI & global audience to get maximum brand visibility. With a passenger traffic of 1.3 Million FY17, Trichy Airport is the 2rd largest International airport serving Tiruchirapalli (Tiruchirappalli) in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, catering to both International & Domestic passengers. The advertisement rights of the airport, were acquired in the month of May 2017 for a tenure of 10+ years. With a total area of minimum 2460 sq. feet, it is the second largest airport in international passenger traffic after Chennai and third largest in terms of total passenger traffic next to Chennai and Coimbatore. Times OOH has put a total number of 20 substantially large media units by far at the airport, the type of media formats of which are Back-lit, Scrollers, Dropdowns, FSU, Front lit hoardings, etc. Besides, the strategic positioning of Times OOH media units is one of the USPs for advertising at the airport giving maximum exposure to brands. Various brands have already started advertising and utilizing the media units of these two airports. One of which is Marriot; the brand has occupied one of the largest media units (drop down site) of 30x10 sq. ft. The brand wanted to display the launch of its newest property which is very near to the airport, Fairfield Marriot. The campaign initiated in the month of Nov 2017 for a period of 2 months. Besides, Renault has also taken a dropdown media site at the departures of Coimbatore airport. The size of the media is 20x10 sq. ft. Initiated in Oct, the month-long campaign shall run on the large format placed in area with high dwell time displaying the new launch of Captur.
Nov 23, 2017 - Times OOH
NBT makes reading interesting as well as rewarding with #winwithnbt
India's leading Hindi news daily, Navbharat Times is running a 4-week contest exclusively for its readers, giving them a chance to stay abreast with the latest news and getting rewarded for being the loyal reader. With this contest, readers can win movie vouchers, smartphones and prizes worth INR 4 lakh. NBT and TimesPoints in their consistent endeavour to bring to their consumers best of the experiences, is now making reading on their platform more rewarding. This campaign is powered by TimesPoints, is going to reward consumers for their favourite activities through the contest #WinWithNBT. The contest focuses on 3 things: make users read great articles, deepen their knowledge in lots of different fields and reward them with some of their favourite lifestyle brands-so as to bring more joy, fulfilment and experiences in their lives. Starting from October, Navbharat Times Platform (NBP) readers stand a chance of winning free TimesPoints, Movie vouchers, smartphones and much more. All the reader has to do is answer correctly all or any of the three questions asked daily on the NBT portal, and here is what they can win: 10 lucky users who answer the question correctly will be awarded BookMyShow vouchers worth INR 300 daily 300 lucky users who answer a question correctly will be awarded 100 Bonus TimesPoints daily One winner who answers the maximum number of questions over the week will be awarded with a Micromax Canvas Smartphone. The first winner in this session is 58 years old, Niyati Das from Howrah, West Bengal.
Nov 20, 2017 - Navbharat Times
The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2017
Mumbai, October 30, 2017: The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2017 was held on October 28, in Mumbai. The ET Awards are India's most prestigious corporate awards conferred upon those leaders or organisations that have shown exceptional and path-breaking performance, during the previous year. M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, was the Chief Guest this year. He was accompanied by Maharashtra Governor, C Vidyasagar Rao. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was the Guest of Honour, and was accompanied by Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, There was also stellar representation from Corporate India with industry bigwigs such as N Chandrasekaran, Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, and Rahul Bajaj amongst others in attendance. In his keynote address, Arun Jaitley credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for having a 'hands-on' approach and assured the audience that the government would be 'staying the course' when it came to reforms. He spoke of how India has one of the lowest tax slabs and how GST has led to an increase in the individual tax base. The ministerial panel was joined on stage by Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO, ICICI Bank), Bill Ford (CEO, General Atlantic) and Sunil Mittal (Chairman, Bharti Enterprises) for a discussion on "Growth Challenges: Reviving Investments, Creating Jobs". Following the award ceremony, the Vice-President addressed the evening in a speech filled with advice and humor-filled candor. Shri Venkaiah Naidu referred to what he described as "freedom of economic expression" and the urgent need to transform the country. He also stressed on the importance of debate in any political discourse during his speech. N Venkatram (CEO, Deloitte India) delivered the closing address. He urged the Government to continue to focus on not just physical infrastructure but also on 'Digital infrastructure' through initiatives such as Aadhar and UPI. The Economic Times is India's leading business newspaper, and covers news, views and insights on a wide variety of topics relevant to business people and working professionals. ET Markets is a specialized pullout on stock markets and investing that appears within The Economic Times Monday through Friday. For further details, contact Omair Nayyar Khan, email@example.com
Oct 31, 2017 - The Economic Times
The Economic Times Power of Ideas 2017
New Delhi 24 October 2017 The Economic Times launched the 2017 edition of The Power of Ideas, India's largest startup platform for aspiring and budding entrepreneurs, on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017. The Economic Times Power of Ideas inspires and helps both dreamers and doers to translate their business idea into a business summary, before they are mentored and funded on their way to launching their enterprises. First launched in 2009, it has since received over 60,000 ideas that have translated into 215 successful startups that obtained funding worth Rs 69 crore. Facebook presents The Economic Times Power of Ideas 2017 in partnership with Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad. Facebook has been championing innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide. With this partnership, Facebook hopes to be able to work closely with India's huge pool of talent, and to create growth opportunities by providing access to expertise and mentoring through multiple programs. DST brings forth the government's strong impetus to foster entrepreneurial culture in India, and CIIE manages the entire value chain that runs the program by way of its wide and able network of mentors and investors who evaluate every single business idea received as part of the program. The Power of Ideas is open to all Indian citizens - anyone and everyone with an idea and a dream to start out on his own. It will run over four phases - from submission of initial business summaries, to award of funds. The first phase - involving registration and submission of business summaries - closes on 13 November 2017. The ideas shortlisted in the first phase will undergo group mentoring sessions, followed by Elevator Pitches. A second shortlist will be prepared post Elevator Pitches, and these candidates will undergo an intensive residential mentoring program at IIM Ahmedabad. After the end of the residential session, all candidates will present their business plans to an investment committee that will prepare a final shortlist of candidates who will take home cash grants and/or seed funds, worth a total of Rs 6.2 crore. More details on The Economic Times Power of Ideas are available on the program website at www.etpowerofideas.com. Those interested can also connect on Facebook (www.facebook.com/etpoi) and Twitter (@PowerOfIdeas). The Economic Times is India's leading business daily, and covers news, views and insights on a wide variety of topics relevant to business people and working professionals.
Oct 24, 2017 - The Economic Times
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