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
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
Right nurturing can help women transition into leadership
Today's working woman has to handle multiple complex challenges. While building a successful career skillfully at the workplace, she is also expected to run the home and manage stakeholders adroitly at both fronts. In trying to balance these twin worlds, she sometimes loses out on her chance to become a leader at work. Since she has to consistently balance both, she never usually gets to evolve from her managerial role to a more empowering leadership position. Management education has come a long way in initiating methods and manners of conducting business including understanding and improving human behavior in that respect. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) encourages research in the holistic development of business management. The newly introduced programme on Women in Leadership is a watershed moment in business education. IIMC along with Times Professional Learning (TPL), a unique initiative by the Times Group has developed a training programme for practicing women executives -'Transitioning into Leadership - A Program for Women Executives'. Indian corporations have many women executives in managerial roles, but how many of them make it to the top? Anish Srikrishna, President - TPL, says, "For various reasons, today an entire generation of women with huge potential are not able to progress to dynamic leadership. This programme, with its robust framework, marks an important step in helping them transform into successful leaders." The need of the hour is to sensitize women executives to the transformational aspect of corporate roles - from a manager to becoming a leader. The Women Leadership programme covers the following, both at theoretical and practical levels: (a) Transitioning to leadership from managerial positions (b) Developing women specific techniques for decision-making processes in organizations (c) Communicating effectively as a leader (d) Helping participants understand the need for gender diversity (e) Building participants' leadership potential (f) Giving a legal perspective to working women in India Specially conceptualized modules The Women Leadership programme is spread over 11 months through on-line and face-to-face interactive sessions, with 10 different modules as briefly follow: 1. WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT is all about woman and work-life-balance, labour and gender discourse. 2. BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF ORGANISATIONAL FUNCTIONING is a snapshot view of marketing, operations, finance, and systems - the basic pillars of any management training activity. 3. Strategies to develop and sustain leadership aspects of decision-making in STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP. 4. Establish necessary behavioral perspectives for women in organizations in BUILDING ONE'S LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL 5. Being aware of the influence of communication in social media and its growing significance in IDENTITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKING 6. Learning teamwork, participation and mentoring, all simultaneous activities in an organization, through LEADING AND MANAGING TEAMS. 7. How to be assertive yet meaningful and concerned in LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION. 8. Gender diversity is the growing concern for all organizations. Learning it through HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR GENDER DIVERSITY. 9. Understanding legal rights which are as important as political needs, in the module LEGAL PERSPECTIVES FOR WOMEN IN INDIA. 10. As a part of the BRICS, there is a need to be aware of what makes circumstances more challenging yet accessible to women labour force. Learning leadership skills to address emerging market concerns for women workforce in particular through WORKING WOMEN IN EMERGING MARKETS. This leadership programme earnestly aims to reach out to ambitious working women who have been in the industry, known the challenges of handling work and life, organizations and family, ambition and compromise, first hand. To this enriched repertoire of experiences, we wish to add to their personal and informed narratives, the management theories and skills developed through management teaching and research for a successful transformation into leadership roles. The Women Leadership Program aims to mould these working women into effective leaders who execute corporate strategies, indulge in effective communication, resolve conflict and arrive at the most desirable outcomes by negotiating. So, should you go for it? Yes, since this program is intended for working women professionals with at least 5 years of managerial experience in top companies. It is essentially also for women who have achieved milestones in their career and handled leadership responsibilities. Women who play an active role in their family businesses can also enroll for the program as professionals. Eligibility Working women executives who have secured at least 50% graduation / post-graduation and with at least 5 years of managerial experience. To learn more about the program and enrollments, do get in touch with us at 7400097470
Sep 8, 2017 - TSW
MBA for banking aspirants by TimesPro and Assam Down Town University
Mumbai, September 04, 2017: TimesPro, a part of Times Professional Learning (TPL), has entered into a new strategic academic partnership in North Eastern India, with Assam Down Town University (ADTU). This collaboration will bring forth a specialized MBA program by ADTU, with an additional certification of Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Management (PGDBM) by Timespro, for the benefit of banking and finance career aspirants. As an organization in the education space, Times Professional Learning actively assists students take their first important step towards a flourishing professional career with its invaluable undergraduate programs. TPL, which is a division Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL )is committed towards fulfilling aspirations of millions of learners through learner-centric innovations & global collaborations. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, it provides them with key skills and executive education in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. Recently the Banking industry has gone through a radical transformation. Demonetization, government policies and reforms have ushered a new era in banking and financial services. While this economic scenario would pose a few challenges to the industry, it also brings along a flood of opportunities for those interested in making it big in banking and finance. About PGDBM Through this 2 year full-time MBA by ADTU with specialized skill enhancement for the field of Banking and Finance by TimesPro, students will not just be able to acquire the skills required in the sector but will also be ready with the tools and techniques, and most importantly the practical and sharp mind set of a banker. The program has been conceptualized in a manner that makes one ready for a rewarding career in the industry. The industry needs professionals who understand the practical aspect of banking and can grasp the regulatory dynamics of the system. Mr. Anish Srikrishna, President - Times Professional Learning says, "The BFSI industry consistently needs good professionals who understand the banking ecosystem thoroughly and in that respect the PGDBM with its unique course content effortlessly achieves that. The program fully equips students to address this knowledge and expertise gap." The program curriculum, which has been specially designed by TimesPro and Assam Down Town University, fast tracks your career as a banking professional. It is conceptualized in such a manner to give a holistic learning experience through both classroom expositions and case focused approach. Mr. Joutishman Dutta, spokesperson for Assam Downtown Trust, says, "The program is a unique industry-oriented MBA program that is being offered by us with additional certification from TimesPro. For the first time in this region, students will be exposed to practical banking and finance concepts. Students must choose this program for its unique course content and industry-specific approach which prepares them as thorough banking professionals." While this program has been designed by TimesPro, the industry integration of such professional training programs with universities and educational institutes of repute is being conceptualized and facilitated by N K Das foundation. The N K Das foundation has been relentlessly working to impart skill enhancement and employability based training programs across North East along with TimesPro. Mr. Suudipta Daas, Chief Worker - N K Das foundation says, "The efforts of big training partners like TimesPro in conducting such programs in the North Eastern part of India will ensure that we are able to build a large and a skilled workforce for one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy." Eligibility Students who have successfully completed their graduation level examinations without any gaps and through regular mode of education may apply for the program. They will have to appear for the TAP test and Personal Interview by an Ex-banker. After successful short listing of candidates, beyond this point they will go ahead with the training over four semesters at regular intervals which would act like periodic interventions for skill enhancement. Interview Opportunities With an excellent track record in placement, TimesPro has placed scores of students by leveraging its strong corporate alliances and network. Students can be assured of interview opportunities at some of India's top banking, non-banking and financial institutions after successfully completing the program. So, to begin a high flying career in banking and finance, trust PGDBM to keep you ahead.
Sep 4, 2017 - TimesPro
ET Wealth Analysis: Will Gold Shine?
Delhi, 8 September 2017 Gold prices shoot up during uncertainty. After the nuclear test by North Korea, prices of the metal have shot up. In its cover story, the 11 September ET Wealth edition takes an in-depth look at this new gold rally to find out if it will be sustainable. In other stories, the central bank has signaled a neutral stance in its interest rate outlook in the latest monetary policy review. This has slowed the rally in gilt funds and strengthened the position of credit opportunity funds. The edition takes a look at what this means for investors. In an interesting debate, the edition delves into the pros and cons of linking aadhar to demat account, as SEBI plans to make it mandatory. 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.
Sep 10, 2017 - ET Wealth
Facebook recognises Amura as a Marketing Partner. Speciality - Ad Tech
After becoming a Google Premier Partner, we're proud to announce that Amura Marketing Technologies, a leading Marketing Company in India; is now a Facebook Marketing Partner as well! We are, in fact, India's first Digital Agency to have both badges. We have been recognised under the Ad - Technology speciality and for Financial Services as a key industry of focus. What does 'Facebook Marketing Partner' mean? The badge is a partnership conferred by Facebook to companies that meet its highest standards for marketing performance and innovation. As published on the Partner Platform, Facebook says: "Facebook Marketing Partners are painstakingly vetted not only for capability and expertise but also for a solid track record of success. This gives you the confidence to move at the speed you want, knowing you're working with a proven partner." Why have only 4 companies in India achieved the "Facebook Marketing Partner" badge? Facebook requires a technology solution built to add value over and above what their ad platform already provides. It's only after a rigorous collaborative effort with their technology team and building a business-intelligent ad platform that we achieved the "Facebook Marketing Partner" badge. What does it mean for you? Amura now has the backing of marketing and technology development support from Facebook. This means superior insights, customised solutions, and unmatched technical support Provide fitting omni-channel, cross marketing, and remarketing strategies Get access to Beta features and premium support from Facebook All-in-all, better-targeted campaigns, lesser wastage, and maximum ROI. Ketan Sabnis, COO, Amura, said "It's very exciting to be recognised as a Facebook Marketing Partner. Our business-Intelligent Advertising Automation technology that sits on top of Facebook's Ad platform, leverages algorithms and machine learning to automate campaign setup and optimisation. It helps combine your advertising, marketing & sales data to optimise your Facebook (and Adwords) campaigns, driving you higher ROIs on your marketing spends. With algorithmic signals that help you understand which creatives work, what content is driving better quality leads, the platform helps you manage & optimise your campaigns for higher efficiency." About Amura Amura's philosophy has always been 'Marketing Engineered - a focus on engineering marketing solutions. Amura is a performance-driven marketing company with a combination of platform and solutions that help companies drive their top line and get the most ROI on their digital marketing activities. Amura has worked with 100+ Indian corporates with special expertise in Real Estate, BFSI, Automotive, Education and Pharma & Healthcare sectors. With data-driven marketing solutions, Amura has been successful in running omni-channel campaigns and driving higher ROI for its clients.Website: www.amuratech.com To know more about the benefits of working with a Facebook Marketing Partner or to know about our ad-automation platform; please drop us an email at email@example.com
Aug 14, 2017 - Amura
Indian Pharma & Healthcare companies need a 'Digital Prescription'
Indian Pharma and Healthcare companies in need of a 'Digital Prescription' 2nd edition of the 'India Digital Health Report' analyzes 160 India based companies on their digital health Mumbai, July 26, 2017: More than half of the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in India - multi-national and domestic - have a placeholder presence on digital platforms, and are failing to actively engage with their stakeholders, the 'India Digital Health Report 2017' by D Yellow Elephant, revealed on Wednesday. The report analyzed 160 India based companies across 4 verticals - pharmaceuticals, medical devices & equipment, diagnostics and hospitals. The companies were studied on 12 key digital and social parameters - websites, apps, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Blogger, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr. Based on presence, engagement, response, and consumer followership, companies are segregated into three categories - Digital Primes (the torch-bearers), Aspirants (gradually moving up on the digital curve) and Onlookers (silent observers). Findings reveal that only 14% companies emerged as Digital Primes. 54% companies qualify as Digital Aspirants while the remaining 32% fall under the category of Digital Onlookers. Of the four industry verticals, pharma accounts for the highest number of Digital Primes (22%). Medical devices & equipment and diagnostics have maximum Digital Aspirants, with 71% of the surveyed companies maintaining digital presence but lagging in engagement. Apollo Diagnostics takes the overall top spot with a score of 70, followed by GE Healthcare with 65.5 and Pfizer with 65 points. Amongst hospitals, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital leads with 56 points. Mr. Aman Gupta, Managing Director, D Yellow Elephant, said, "The report indicates that pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in India are affected by 'Engagement Draught' - present across most social media platforms but reluctant to engage with stakeholders. With HCPs (Health Care Professionals), patients, caregivers and policymakers consuming bulk of information online, it is imperative for companies to develop a digital ecosystem spread across multiple channels." "Launched in 2015, the India Digital Health Report has set benchmarks for digital presence across the sector. The second edition reveals that the digital journey for most companies has started, but restricted to presence. A robust digital engagement strategy should be integral to the corporate strategy, rather than an afterthought," he added. LinkedIn enjoys the maximum presence with 91% players having a dedicated page, but only 11% companies actively engaging on the platform. Facebook is the second most preferred platform with 90% presence rate, followed by Twitter and YouTube. Ms. Chandni Dalal, Lead, Digital Strategy, D Yellow Elephant said, "Out of the 160 companies surveyed, only 22 companies managed a score above 50 over a scale of 100 points. There is a trend of initiating and abandoning the platform midway, or selectively utilizing the medium, as and when the need arises. Patients now arrive in physicians' offices armed with information, and their insistence on taking a more active role in their treatment is transforming healthcare from a provider dominated marketplace to a consumer-centred system. More education is needed at every level, and healthcare firms have a huge role to play in listening and informing both physicians and those they treat." The long-term aim of this report is to outline the digital integration required at all steps of a patient's journey, from searching for symptomatic information, HCP interaction, diagnosis, treatment and follow ups. About D Yellow Elephant: D Yellow Elephant is a Full-service Digital & Social media firm, with a specialized focus on pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare and wellness. Spread across key verticals of Digital & Social Analytics, Strategy, Design, Development and marketing. A part of The Strategic Partners Group, D Yellow Elephant represents the specialist brand focused on social and digital strategy service offerings. With a global footprint in key locations of Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, London and New York, the firm comes with a deep understanding of the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare market, offering specialized services in HCP engagements, consumer communications and sales force empowerment. As a full-service digital strategy powerhouse, DYE offers customized solutions to achieve business goals that can range from disease awareness, market shaping, market access, message amplification, brand development and digital marketing across an ecosystem that comprises of patient, HCP, caregivers, general population, policymakers, payers, and any other specific stakeholder using social and content strategy.The firm comes armed with 20+ years of core Pharma and Lifesciences expertise, with a clear understanding of the legal and regulatory framework.
Jul 26, 2017 - S.P.A.G. Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Stock market rally: Best Picks at the Peak
Delhi, 21 July 2017 The Nifty is very close to the 10,000 mark and is trading at a PE of over 25. But investors should note that a Nifty value of 10,000 today will not be same as a Nifty value of 10,000 a few years back. Even so, since the valuation is already at higher levels, investors should moderate their return expectations. In its 24 July 2017 edition, ET Wealth looks at sectors and stocks that still offer stratospheric returns. In other stories, the edition looks at Mutual fund SIPs. Stopping SIPs at the peak may sound like a very good strategic move but that strategy has its flaws. Besides, historical data shows that even if one invests at the peak, MF investments give higher returns than fixed income investments. In its analysis, the edition analyses how to save for a child's education. The rising cost of education makes it imperative that one starts planning for a child's academic expenses systematically. The edition reaches out to five experts to know how they plan to meet their children's educational expenses. With tax filing season around the corner this edition of ET Wealth will be full of tips and tricks on filing tax returns. It also tells its readers how to verify the return once they have been filed. 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.
Jul 23, 2017 - ET Wealth
Buying a House? Think Again.
Delhi, 14 July 2017 The pain has deepened for the real estate industry, even though interest rates have been reduced. Still, experts say this is not the time to invest in real estate because the impact of the GST could bring down prices further. The 17 July 2017 issue of ET Wealth looks at how property prices have moved in major cities and what buyers should expect in the coming months. In other stories, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has picked up recently with deals such as IDFC Bank and Shriram Capital, ABC Bearings and Timken India, HPCL and ONGC, in the offing. The government is also planning for more SBI-like mergers. As investors cannot afford to ignore M&A activity, this issue of ET Wealth presents a primer on how mergers and takeovers affect investments. In its analysis, the issue looks at how good credit rating stocks really are. With CARE Ratings in the middle of a bidding war—after Crisil bought into CARE a few days ago and US credit ratings firm Fitch is also looking to buy stake—there has been an increase in investor interest towards rating agencies. 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.
Jul 16, 2017 - ET Wealth
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