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
XLRI & TSW Open Admissions for PG Certificate in Business Management
~The 12-month duration course which is currently in its 34th batch offers a detailed understanding of numerous theories and business practices to help the enrolled candidates better execute their managerial tasks~ Mumbai, February 14, 2018: TSW, in collaboration with the prestigious XLRI Jamshedpur, one among the topmost management institute in India announces admissions for Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management for working professionals for the year 2018. The program witnessing its 34th batch aims to furnish the enrolled professionals with a comprehensive exposure of global business practices, techniques, and tools to help them climb up the designation hierarchy. It also includes a 5 day in campus session, along with certification from XLRI as well as access to its alumni membership. Crafted specifically for working professionals, the course offers a convenient schedule of evening and morning classes on Friday and Sunday along with a significant flexibility to learn in your own city through a live virtual interactive learning platform at Times Professional Learning centers spread across India "With India fast becoming a global economic power, the demand for exceptional leadership abilities is soaring. In this era of high competency, scalability is key to the success of a venture. The PG Certificate program from XLRI aims to bolster managerial skills to scale businesses. The enrolled professionals will avail immense benefit from TSW's pan India presence as well as the brand value of XLRI Jamshedpur," said Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning. Speaking more on the benefits of this collaborative course, Professor Ram Kumar Kakani, Associate Dean of XLRI VIL programmes added, ''We are happy to partner with TSW which with its strong PAN India presence is helping professionals to tap emerging opportunities as well as make better decisions to bolster business productivity and efficiency". Interested professionals will have to undergo a selection process, and pursue classes for a year. To know more about the program visit http://sat.xlri.ac.in/satadmission/admlanding.php?cmd=T or call 7400084666 About TSW TSW is an initiative by Times Professional Learning for working professionals who are keen to hone their skills, add value to their work and climb the corporate ladder for a more rewarding career. With a vision to make world-class education accessible to aspiring business leaders through strategic collaborations, TSW's passion for excellence and a belief that 'Executive Education Empowers' works hand in hand with the organisation's aim to impart knowledge to business professionals nationwide. About XLRI Jamshedpur XLRI has developed its own identity since its inception. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and a deep sense of service imparts the curriculum very effectively. XLRI tries its best to recruit the best faculty, induct them efficiently and help them serve the students and industry with unprecedented dedication.
Feb 14, 2018 - TSW
$15 Million Dollars in Scholarships to study abroad: Learn More
Do you wish to study abroad? Don't let lack of funds deter you from pursuing your dream. Studying abroad is an exciting yet expensive affair. Education and Career Counselor, Dr. Karan Gupta of Karan Gupta Consulting, tells us, "There are always avenues open for funding and students should know where to apply for them. This year alone we have helped students get over $15 Million Dollars in scholarships and funding to study abroad". Most countries other than the US allow students to work off campus while studying. In the US, students are permitted to work on campus for a maximum period of 20 hours per week and while other countries also have a similar limitation on the number of hours, they give you permission to find jobs off campus as well. "In Canada you can apply for a permit that allows you to work off campus for a period of 20 hours per week during the academic session and 40 hours per week during vacation period. The rules are not very different for students who wish to study in UK and Australia. By working on or off campus, you can expect to earn sufficient funds to pay for your personal expenses and sometimes even living expenses, but very rarely will you be able to fund your entire education from this part-time work. The average minimum wage in the US is $8.25 per hour and working for 20 hours at the minimum wage can fetch you a good $660 a month," says Dr.Gupta. "If you cannot work on or off campus, you can always apply for funding to the university itself. Most universities in the US and some universities in Canada and Australia offer students graduate assistantships. A graduate assistantship is an award which pays for your entire tuition fees and you get a monthly stipend which pays for your living expenses. Students who get graduate assistantships can be teaching assistants or research assistants. Typically the job profile of a graduate assistant is to assist professors in grading papers, teach smaller classes and help with research. Graduate assistantships are very difficult to get and are extremely competitive. Only students with excellent grades and sometimes past work experience are chosen to be graduate assistants. Approaching professors for graduate assistantships while you are studying is a good idea because if you manage to get one, the rest of your education will be fully paid for. The stipend you earn can be around $1200 per month", adds Dr.Gupta, If you don't land up with a graduate assistantship or an on or off campus job, you can still apply to your university for merit or need based funding. Many universities have scholarships that are offered to students who have excellent grades. Such scholarships are of course competitive but sometimes are also based on need. Hence, if you can demonstrate that you actually need the funds, you may have a better chance at getting funding directly from the university. Such scholarships generally range from 10% to 75% of your tuition fees. Finally, if you have no other choice you can apply for loans from India. The State Bank of India offers loans of up to Rs.1.5 crores for your education. The interest rates for these loans is around 11.5% and the repayment period starts one year after completing the course or six months after getting a job, whichever comes earlier. The loan must be paid up within 7-9 years and the security required to get the loan would be around 115% of the loan amount. Do keep in mind that these terms and conditions will vary from bank to bank and some private lenders may offer loans of greater amounts with higher interest rates. If you have a US citizen or a green card holder who acts as a guarantor, you can even try to get a loan in the US itself. Banks in the US give loans to international students without security only if a US citizen or green card holder with good credit history guarantees the loan. The benefits of this loan include lower interest rates of around 4-6% and repayment period of close to 25 years. If you need more information on getting scholarships to study abroad, email Dr. Karan Gupta or call him on +91 22 23517748 / 23526372.
Feb 13, 2018 - Times BES
TimesPro wins Best B2C Edtech Company of the year 2018 award
Mumbai, 8th February, 2018: TimesPro has been adjudged the 'BEST B2C EDTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR' at The EdTechReview Awards Ceremony 2018, held on the 3rd of February, 2018 in New Delhi. This award is in recognition of Times Professional Learning's (TPL) TimesPro's technology-enabled delivery for multiple courses across multiple centers. A major portion of the Executive Education Programs and the Retail Programs are delivered through proprietary delivery platform. This category was highly contested with the several national and international players vying for the coveted award. Speaking on the occasion, TPL's President, Anish Srikrishna, said, "We are honored to receive the award which we see as recognition of TPL's efforts to sustain a learner centric excellence paradigm for education. It is also testimony to our vision of fulfilling the education aspirations of millions of learners, by making excellence accessible, through learner centric innovations and global collaborations" Today TPL boasts of an enviable track record of career support to its learners. After successfully completing the programmes, over 8000 of our students have found placement and recognition at some of the most renowned institutions in India and the world. TPL offers various education programs at its state-of-the-art learning centers across India guided by experienced faculty, to hone skills across diverse verticals such as BFSI, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, SAP, Media & Entertainment, etc. It is a pioneer in blended as well as D2D EdUTech. TPL is proud to partner with institutes of excellence - INSEAD, IIMC, IIMK, XLRI, etc to bring their programs to learners across India through our state of the art tech and network of 35 centers. About TimesPro: TimesPro a part of Times Professional Learning (TPL) offer a variety of courses in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, we equip students with key skills that allows a student to kick start his or her professional career. Our vision is to ensure that we provide the Indian youth with tailor made and industry vetted educational courses that bridge the gap between the current formal education system and what the Industry requirements are, thereby making our Indian youth employable. To know more visit www.timespro.com
Feb 8, 2018 - TimesPro
5 reasons you shouldn't ignore TPL & Fitch's 'Warning Signals'
Warren Buffett once said, "Risk comes from not knowing what you`re doing." Any financial risk refers to the chances of loss due to a borrower's failure to make payments. Today the Indian banking sector is facing a lot of challenges in terms of Corporate Credit, so it is imperative that credit professionals should pay heed warnings well in advance, become well informed and educated. The need for education and staying updated Right from improving your business with regard to credit risk models or understanding it better, as a Corporate Credit Professional there are multifarious reasons you must keep yourself updated. Corporate Credit has become so important in our banking scenario that in fact just last year RBI directed Senior Bank Executives to obtain certification in areas such as Treasury, Credit Appraisal and Risk. As per Fitch Learning CEO, Andreas Karaiskos, "Training holds the key to much of the challenges faced by the banking sector." Here are five convincing reasons you must attend 'Warning Signals in Corporate Credit', a 2-day workshop being conducted in Mumbai on 8th & 9th March, 2018, by Times Professional Learning, in association with Fitch Learning. Expert Faculty - The programme also boasts of a faculty who are cutting-edge, working industry professionals with numerous years of experience. They will be delivering the programme using real life case studies and examples. This will also enable the participants to thoroughly learn how to understand the subject matter and put topics into context. Special Course Curriculum - Participants who enroll for this workshop will be able to grasp important concepts and recognize early warning signals and macro-economic indicators. By following a structured approach to evaluate risk, they will be able to study real world cases on distress and explore the actions taken by lenders to mitigate problems. They will also be able to focus on common events that could bring about distress- such as cash shortfalls, liquidity problems and covenant breaches and how to take action in each event. Some of the modules include Analytical Overview wherein you can recognize systems and structured approach to gauge credit deterioration. Another module helps to identify themes of distress and exploring them through real life cases, macro-economic and sector indicators, triggers for action etc. Updated Content - The benefit of attending this programme is that participants will be able to access updated content. They will be able to work with current and region-specific case studies from real companies. This will greatly enhance application based learning in practical challenging situations. Designed for Senior Financial Decision Makers This workshop is specially conceptualized for working professionals who need to understand and educate themselves about warnings and the appropriate action to be taken in time. So professionals such as Fixed Income Practitioners, Credit & Risk Professionals, Corporate Bankers, Analysts, etc. will immensely benefit from this programme. Interactive Learning Model This mode of learning lets you practice what you learn before applying it at your workplace, in real life situations. The faculty makes this programme highly interactive at the state-of-the-art learning centre in Mumbai. This interactive and discursive style instils confidence in the participant's decision making abilities as well. It is important for credit risk professionals to comply with stringent regulatory requirements as well as safeguarding the interests of lending institutions. This can happen only through better understanding and education of credit risk concepts and being aware of the early warning signals and macro-economic indicators. For more information visit : https://timestsw.com/course/fitch-public-program/ or call 9833272170.
Feb 7, 2018 - TSW
The Harvard prodigy of Mumbai
The Harvard prodigy of Mumbai For nearly two decades, Dr. Karan Gupta, the founder of Karan Gupta Consulting and Karan Gupta Education Foundation, and an alumnus of IE and Harvard Business School has been helping students figure out what to do with their lives. In between his 12-hour workday, we got the time to speak to this incredible influencer, trying to understand his mantras for success. "It may sound cliche, but if you are passionate about what you do, you will not work a day in your life. I have been helping privileged and underprivileged students since 1999 and am glad to have made a positive difference in so many lives," says Dr.Gupta who was recently awarded an honorary PhD in Education from a French university as well as the Times Education Icon Award. "I am most humbled with the recognition received and am proud to further my work helping people to achieve their career goals," adds Dr.Gupta who has counseled over 100,000 students through his personal 1-1 sessions, seminars and workshops. With over 5,50,000 Indian students studying abroad and the numbers growing exponentially every year, the need for career counsellors and study abroad professionals has never been more. So what makes Dr.Gupta's career counselling unique and effective? "I focus on each individual's needs - every counselling session is different from the other as students have different requirements and need to be helped in unique ways. I use psychometric tests to learn more about students and spend time understanding what makes them tick. I draw up timelines and set up reminders that help students put into action whatever we discuss," adds Dr.Gupta who also earned a Certificate in Career Advising from the University of California, San Diego. Dr.Gupta's students have been placed in leading institutions across the world including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Yale University, London Business School, London School of Economics and so on. Some of these students have even obtained full scholarships to study abroad. Given that a large majority of Gupta's students are placed in Ivy League schools in the US and top institutes across the world, it is understandable why parents chase this man. "Every student has a story to tell. Institutes want to hear that story. They want to know what makes you special and what you stand for. Be clear about what your goals are and why you wish to study at a particular institute. Not every student can score well in academics or standardised tests, but there are several other factors that can still help you get admission in your dream institute," adds Dr.Gupta. What happens to students who cannot afford the fees to study further? Education at top institutes not just abroad but even in India is expensive and students who are not from affluent backgrounds find it hard to fund their education. Gupta's NGO foundation, Karan Gupta Education Foundation, provides vocational training and skill development programs for people from underprivileged backgrounds. The foundation also runs programs for people with disabilities and recently conducted a mobile repairing course which was held at the Fellowship of the Physically Challenged in Mumbai. "We pay for students who cannot fund their education. Our scholarships are mainly for the girl-child who are almost always last in line to get funding for their education. Parents would rather pay for the boy and leave the girl-child uneducated. Each year we host an event called ' I Am Woman' which celebrates and awards the inspiration of women. Through this event we aim to encourage and inspire women to make a difference," says Gupta. Besides paying for the education of the underprivileged, we had time to watch Dr.Gupta providing career guidance to students studying at schools in Dharavi. "It's not just about giving money, we need to give time to these children - they are our future," adds Dr. Gupta. And what is Dr.Gupta's mission? "I want to change the world and make a difference. I will achieve my goal by changing one life at a time. I won't forget the words of my dean at Harvard Business School - you come to Harvard not to be perfect but to learn to be courageous."
Jan 31, 2018 - Times BES
The Economic Times Women's Forum - The Power of Half a Billion
The Economic Times, India's largest business daily, is proud to unveil the country's biggest platform for a constructive dialogue on the state of women in India. Partnered by Facebook, The Economic Times Women's Forum will see over 50 international and Indian speakers come together for a day to deliberate on more than 12 areas of focus. These range from gender diversity in boardrooms to parliaments; enhancing women's participation in the workforce to breaking the proverbial glass ceiling; to women in sports, start-ups, civic society and performing arts. The single-minded objective: how can we unleash the power of half a billion women in this country? The Forum will be held in Mumbai on Friday, 16 March 2018. And like our speakers, the audience will be carefully curated by the newspaper's editorial staff. Invites will open shortly while the communication kicks off today with the Half-a-Billion Debates. The Debates seek to involve wider, societal participation on issues that concern us all. Here's a sample. How did women's participation in the Indian workforce drop to 27% from 35% a decade ago? Why has India slipped 20 places in the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index to 108 (out of 144 countries)? Why are only eight of the BSE 500 companies led by women? Why is the representation of women students in the top 6 IIMs barely a quarter? Why are women still not given a permanent-commission in the Indian Army (outside of legal and education streams)?Join us as we bring together the finest doers and the craziest dreamers on a single and diverse platform at The Economic Times Women's Forum. Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, interstitial spotlights and entertainment, The Economic Times Women's Forum is not a talk shop but a fast-paced multimedia pageant. A platform for dialogue, learning, networking and empowering women to write the next chapter of India's growth story. · Website: www.etwomensforum.com · Facebook: www.facebook.com/myETpaper/ · Twitter: @ETWomensForum. For more details, contact: Name: Sagar Jain Mobile: 9999903204 Email: email@example.com
Feb 7, 2018 - The Economic Times
FMCG businesses get a leg up with Brand Capital's mentoring initiative
The Indian FMCG sector presents a plethora of opportunities for first generation entrepreneurs. However, founders often face resource pressures for product differentiation, branding, media usage, and distribution, especially in the early stages of launch. Brand Capital curated a mentoring session in Mumbai to help FMCG entrepreneurs meet experienced mentors who talked them through these challenges. Brand Capital is the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, with a portfolio worth a few billion dollars. As part of its mentoring sessions, Brand Capital invites young entrepreneurs for an exclusive mentoring session with industry stalwarts. These experts help entrepreneurs envision growth plans in areas such as business strategy, branding, distribution, finance and funding. The start-up wave has caught the fancy of the first time FMCG entrepreneur. Many companies with niche and differentiated offerings are evolving in the consumer sector, which has been historically dominated by large Indian conglomerates and established international brands. Brand Capital believes that the Indian FMCG market, which is expected to reach a size of $200 billion by 2020, holds a huge potential.With a burgeoning population and varied consumer preferences, each niche is big enough offer for branded play. Any forays into the FMCG consumer space require entrepreneurs to focus on multiple aspects of product differentiation, brand building and distribution network. Often there are many options and need for agile decisions that make a significant impact on the very survival of business. Founders need guidance from industry experts to help make decisions, but limited access and even more limited time renders it into inaction. On 12th January 2018, Brand Capital has mentored a select group of entrepreneurs in the FMCG space. Brand Capital curated an esteemed panel comprising industry stalwarts and domain experts to mentor these entrepreneurs. The panel of mentors included Avani Davda, Managing Director, Godrej Nature's Basket; Rohan Mirchandani, Co-founder & CEO, Drums Food; Rajesh Sehgal, CFA, Managing Partner, Equanimity Investments; Kallol Banerjee, Co-founder, Faasos Food Services; Niteen Bhagwat, Vice-Chairman, FCB Interface; Vinod Nair, Managing Director, Network Advertising; Tushar Parekh, Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Excelus Star Foodbev; Mayuresh Kore, Chief Financial Officer, Adlabs Entertainment Limited; Gaurang Chandarana, Founder, Wellzee.com; Ashok Venkatramani, Former CEO, ABP News Network Pvt. Ltd. The mentee companies were predominantly from the Food & Beverage space and included Poshtik Pregnancy Care - maker of nutrition and skin care, Happa Foods which has a range of nutritious baby food, Daivya Aahar Ready to Eat foods and gravies, Eat Easy Foods Ready to Cook Dehydrated meals, Mexer Beverages - Ready to Drink, Caffeine Free, Non- Alcoholic Beverages & Mixers and all-natural healthy snack products brand Karrotz. The mentors touched upon various key aspects of the scale up journey for these businesses. All business need to start with a vision statement and have immense clarity on what problem they are trying to solve, stated Vinod Nair, Managing Director of Network Advertising. Ashok Venkatramani who has over 20 years of experience with HUL, stressed on the fact that the Target Group needs to be sharply defined, whether it's in terms of sociographic, demographic, geographic or psychographic characteristics. For many companies in the FMCG space, it is tempting to launch a wide range of SKUs from the very beginning to have a suitable offering for all demographic and income levels. While this strategy may be effective for larger companies, it could be detrimental to start-ups, as pointed out by Rohan Mirchandani, Co-founder of Drums Food. He emphasized that for start-ups, it was important to launch only one or at best two SKUs at the outset. The effort should be to make one hero product before launching other products. Avani Davda, Managing Director at India's leading gourmet retailer, Godrej's Nature's Basket stressed on the fact that consumers buy stories and not products. It was important for entrepreneurs to communicate their brand story and their raison d'etre to their TG. For FMCG companies, these stories can be part of the product packaging itself. Niteen Bhagwat, a veteran in advertising and Vice-Chairman of FCB Interface, suggested an innovative strategy of recruitment. He emphasised that there was a large workforce of women who were looking to restart their careers and were highly qualified and experienced. Many mentees felt that distribution is a key challenge in a market like India, and there was a persistent dilemma on online vs offline, modern vs general trade and B2B vs B2C distribution. Avani advised on the kind of margins that they should target before going for a full-fledged distribution strategy. It was also important to first focus on the depth rather than the breadth of the distribution network. All mentee companies expressed gratitude to the mentors for sharing their wisdom and insights at the Brand Capital mentoring program. For entrepreneurs looking for mentoring, click here to register. Connect with us on Linkedin and Twitter for latest updates.
Jan 31, 2018 - Brand Capital
Introducing - The New and Improved ET Wealth
Delhi, 5 January 2018 ET Wealth, India's only weekly personal finance newspaper will now be in a brand new avatar. With a new design and format we plan to ring in 2018 in style. With design changes in typography, page architecture, color and content structure, we have bettered our offerings to create a better experience for our readers as we advise them on simple ways of making money. The cover story for this edition of ET Wealth is an annual feature that deals with tax savings and tax optimization. The timing of the story is quite apt as tax season is around the corner and most professionals would be preparing their final investments to avoid paying more taxes than they have to. 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.
Jan 6, 2018 - ET Wealth
Turning overleaf with Speaking Tree Retreat
The third unwinding session looks to act as the flag-bearer of peace and symmetry in times of chronic stress SpeakingTree.in, a wellness and spirituality website, operating under the umbrella of Times Internet will focus on the modern-day world with the Speaking Tree Retreat - a three-day juncture catering to spirituality, wellness and lifestyle from the grass-root level; from December 27th to 30th, at Surajkund, Delhi-NCR. The retreat aims towards enabling present day professionals caught up in the monotonous tirade of work and deadlines to obtain mental homeostasis through spiritual indoctrinations and support. In accordance with their target the retreat will bring together, prominent personas of spirituality and lifestyle counselling. The retreat will host discourses by learned 'Masters' such as Sister BK Shivani, Gaurgopal Das, Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami, Issac Malekar, Syed Salman Chishty, Dr Surakshit Goswami and Swami Lalitananda Giri. It will also feature workshops by experts such as Sensei Sandeep Desai (Tai Chi), Dr Jagmohan Sachdeva (Acupressure), Dr Partap Chauhan (Ayurveda), Ashwani Kumar (Mind Management training), Sumant and Sumit Kaul (Karma Yoga), and Shashank Gupta & Sneha Shah (Heal your Life). The Retreat which is going to be held at the Vivanta by Taj, is SpeakingTree.in's third grand endeavour, with the previous two (held in Odisha and Kerala) having gained considerable attention. The event focuses towards self-upliftment through proactive rediscovery of perspectives, hence channelizing constructive thinking and holistic wellness.
Dec 28, 2017 - SpeakingTree
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, email@example.com.
Dec 9, 2017 - ET Wealth
Dineout's Great Indian Restaurant Festival is back!
Enjoy flat 50% discount while dining at India's top 2000+ restaurants. Dineout, India's largest table reservation platform by Times Internet, is back with this country's largest online restaurant festival to suit the many tastes of India's food enthusiasts. Throughout February, people across India's 8 major cities- Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, can avail a flat 50% discount on menu prices at 2000+ premier restaurants, courtesy- the Great Indian Restaurant Festival. In Feb, 2017, Dineout organized India's first and largest restaurant festival. Owing to the popularity of the campaign and popular request, the team decided to host a second edition of the festival for an entire month, from 1st to 28th February 2018. This year, the amount of partnering restaurants will be double that of last year, to provide customers an even wider buffet of choices. "Eating out is one of India's biggest forms of entertainment, if not the biggest. So, it only made sense to create a festival where all of us foodies can have a month long party - eat the best food, discover new restaurants and have a good time.' said Ankit Mehrotra, Co-founder, Dineout. He continued 'All the big cities in the world have their own restaurant festivals, where locals as well as tourists, get an opportunity to sample different tastes and food experiences during the festival. Not only does it promote the eating out culture, it also gives an opportunity to the restauranteurs in the city to showcase their best and make more people fall in love with their restaurant's experience.' The National Restaurant Association of India are the official industry partners to GIRF 2018. Mr Rahul Singh, President, NRAI commented, ‘Dining out is no more limited to celebrations or festivals, it is an occasion by itself. Urban youth travels and eats out at least 5-6 times a month. Restaurant goers are looking out for novelty experiences and are more willing to experiment. It only made sense for National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) to partner with Dineout’s Great Indian Restaurant Festival. This initiative will give multi fold visibility to chain and standalone restaurants and is taking eating out to the next level.” More than 2000 restaurants will be participating in this unique festival, such as Social, Irish House, Sigree Global, Khandaani Rajdhani, JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Mainland China, OLive Bistro, Punjab Grill, Cafe Delhi Heights & many more. Airtel Payments Bank, the lead sponsor adds spice to the offering by providing additional 100% cashback on the booking fee to customers paying via Airtel Payments Bank on the Dineout app. In addition, customers who pay their restaurant bill through the Dineout app using Airtel Payments Bank will get an extra 10% cashback on top off the existing 20% cashback offer by Dineout. Speaking about the partnership with Dineout, A. Ganesh, Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Payments Bank said- "We are delighted to partner with Dineout for the Great Indian Restaurant Festival and look forward to offering visitors a host of discounts and offers launched by Airtel Payments Bank especially for the event." During this festival, William Lawson's are offering one free drink to each guest who has booked a deal at select restaurants in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Anshuman Goenka, Marketing Head, Bacardi India says 'We are delighted to associate William Lawson's with Dineout given their scale and diverse network of restaurants.' Pepsi is the official Food Category Partner and will offer 50% off the menu price of Pepsi at 400+ select GIRF participating restaurants that the festival will cover. Raj Rishi Singh-Director-Marketing Pepsi, PepsiCo India says 'Pepsi is delighted to be associated with Dineout. No food occasion is complete without a chilled bottle of Pepsi.' To use a 50% discount, one has to first download the Dineout app or visit www.dineout.co.in. After selecting a restaurant and offer of one's choice, one must buy the deal which will be nominally priced (such as Rs.50). On showing the confirmation message at the restaurant, the offer will can be redeemed.
Feb 6, 2018 - Dineout
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