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
5 ways to reinvent your career mid-way
Spending over a decade in your career, doing the stereotype can be a wake-up call for some. Besides the dark circles under your eyes, late nights and ponderings over unlimited coffee, the mid-career itch can throw up some uneasy questions. Does your inner voice ask you – Should I keep doing this for the rest of my life? If yes, is there a way to do it better? Can my career become more fulfilling, how can I be happier or should I pursue something different? How will I manage a job change at this stage? These questions can shake up many a career driven executive. To take things in the right perspective you could sit back, relax and take time to ask yourself, "What is it that's keeping me from performing to my potential?" Here are five things that can offer you a clear perspective and re-invent your career: Clarity about career goals: Executives who aren’t clear about what they want to achieve five to ten years in the future often feel lost. For making steady progress in your career, you must develop a sense of what you need to achieve. It helps to know your short term as well as long term goals. For instance, a short-term goal could be achieving your highest sales in the current month. Motivation: Constantly motivating yourself plays an important role in adding a sense of purpose to your career. Surround yourself with self-driven individuals from the industry, people who are also highly motivated and believe in motivating others. You could join a program specifically designed for working professionals, such as the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and TSW, a part of Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL) that lets you interact with experienced faculty who constantly keep encouraging you. Sharpen your skills: One of the most important aspects of re-inventing your career is sharpening your existing skills and acquiring new ones. Executives who keep themselves updated aremore successful than their peers who don’t. Attending career-enhancing programs, such as the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), can be a shot in the arm for ambitious executives. Networking opportunities: In today’s fast-paced professional careers, it helps to know the right kind of people, in the right places. A program such as the EPGP lets you interact with various professionals from diverse career backgrounds, in different organizations. Such an opportunity makes it easier for you to connect with them and indirectly helps you forge strong relationships that assist you in the future. Develop leadership skills: Just like other skills, Leadership can also be nurtured and cultivated in the right environment. The EPGP delivers the most rigorous online management lessons in the most effective manner. You can therefore gain leadership and business insights from high quality interactions with experienced faculty before applying them on the job, in the real world. You also get to be part of an elite alumnus of a premier management institution and keep learning even after you complete the program. So, when you're looking to re-invent your career without leaving your job, join the program preferred by smart working professionals and add a new lease of life to your career mid-way. For more details about the program and to download prospectus please visit: http://timestsw.com/or call 7400097470
Jun 21, 2017 - TSW
Upskill with Decision Science and take off!
Every great challenge comes with a greater opportunity. In the face of recent churn at some of India's IT majors, a lot of senior professionals are apprehensive of their future career prospects. At this career crossroads, they can chart a turnaround by using the current situation as a springboard to update their skills, learn something new and achieve even greater heights of success. Some have already chosen this opportunity to enroll for various career growth programs that will enrich their work and add value to their organization. In view of the current scenario and the immense opportunity it can offer to experienced IT professionals, TimesPro has entered into a technical partnership with a global technology leader NVIDIA - the AI computing company and pioneers of the GPU or Graphics Processing Unit. Together they have ushered in various programs in Data Science and Business Analytics domain to empower experienced professionals. Three options to master Decision Science - Big Data and Business Analytics Keeping this huge demand for Decision Science Professionals, TimesPro with its technology partner – NVIDIA, recently launched three programs (to nurture big data scientists of the future) for working professionals in various stages of their career. Working professionals, who want to upgrade their skill sets, add value to their organization, shall find these programs immensely beneficial. These programs have been specially conceived for degree-holders - Bachelors or Masters in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, etc. You can choose from: · Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) · Post Graduate Diploma in Advance Data Sciences (PGDADS), and · Certificate program in Advance Decision Science Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) The PGDDS equips participants with skills and knowledge to influence decision making, strategy, and operations with fact-based insights and address real-world business problems in real time and an in-depth understanding of business performance analysis from an industry view. It focuses on the understanding of latest analytical concepts like Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics to solve business problems. Post Graduate Diploma in Advance Data Sciences (PGDADS) Advance Analytics is the intersection of business and data science. During the program, participants would learn the strength of Data science concepts and tools on updated technology platforms. Besides offering a competitive advantage, PGDADS helps businesses unlock the predictive potential of data analytics. It is highly recommended for students interested in gaining knowledge in quantitative and technical methods as well as further developing their strategic and business management skills. Certificate program in Advance Decision Science This is India's first-of-a-kind advanced Decision Science module aimed at experienced professionals with relevant experience. The program focuses on imparting practical industry skills in Machine Learning, IOT, AI and Deep Learning to participants, quickly in a short span of time. The Advanced Decision Science program unlocks the predictive potential of data analytics to improve financial performance, strategic management and operational efficiency related decisions. World-Class Faculty & Focused Offline Training These programs are 100% classroom-based, with face-to-face interaction in an instructor-led classroom environment and conducted at Technical Centres in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata. The specially curated curriculum is delivered by the finest technical and academic minds who have rich experience in AI/Deep Learning, Data Analytics and Machine Learning expertise. Students are hand-held by the finest technical minds in the industry and are exposed to business case-studies at every step of the way. A hands-on approach and real-world problem-solving techniques fully equip them and give them competitive edge in industries like IT, Retail, Healthcare, BFSI, HR and Telecom amongst others. For more details about the program visit: http://www.timespro.com/decision-science or call 1800 102 2323
Jun 13, 2017 - TimesPro
EPGP IIM Kozhikode- Professionals choice over a decade! Why?
One of India's top ranking management institutions – The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and TSW, a part of the Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL) announced their tenth edition program for working professionals. The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) as it is known is a unique program that helps professionals to propel their careers to greater heights. So why EPGP? Working executives who always yearned for a coveted degree without leaving their jobs can now aim for a management education program from India’s one of the top 10 management institution – a program that is delivered through the technology platform of TSW, through its 35 well-equipped and technologically advanced learning centres across India. The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management is the first of its kind program in India, which has benefited over 3000 working professionals already. It combines the best of both worlds with respect to IIMK's excellent teaching methods, a brilliant mix of theory and practical knowledge, alongside TSW's world-class module delivery system that transcends geographical boundaries. Like each year the admissions for this collaborative program are eagerly looked forward to. Working professionals get to be a part of the prestigious IIMK which has 20 years of experience in imparting top-class management education. Here are the top reasons professionals choose EPGP: 1. Builds your Leadership skills and Execution Competence: Unlike other institutions, the strong IIMK faculty has approx. two decade-long experience in delivering the most rigorous interactive online management program. You can gain business insights from high quality interactions before applying your management learnings on the job in the real world. You will also have the flexibility to learn while you earn right in your own city at state-of-the-art learning centers of TCLL. 2. Improves your personal brand: You shall become an alumnus from IIMK, which is among the top-10 ranked management schools in India and the pioneer for such a program in India and Asia-Pacific. The EPGP is also accredited by renowned AMBA (Association of MBAs) so you will represent an exclusive group of professionals possessing the highest standard of achievement in business education. 3. Grows your professional network and professional net worth: The EPGP expands your personal network and professional net worth as you join an elite group of over 3000 senior executives who have already achieved excellence after undergoing the EPGP. 4. Provides you a full-fledged ecosystem for fast track career progression: The EPGP is internationally accepted due to its AMBA accreditation, so as participant of the IIMK EPGP, you are eligible for a free AMBA membership which provides access to a brand new and exclusive network of international MBA students and graduates, connecting AMBA accredited business schools world-wide. You also get access to online resources for continued professional learning. 5. ‘Learn and Earn’ simultaneously The study-while-you-work format of the EPGP program helps you dynamically learn the management principles and apply them in real time in your workspace. Concepts that are delivered by the experienced faculty allow you to gain business insights by qualitative interactions. So as you keep learning from the best, you also keep climbing up the corporate ladder of success. For almost a decade now, the EPGP has truly proved to be a catalyst for success for smart working professionals who want to combine the best – of gaining a coveted qualification without leaving their jobs. To know more about the program and prospectus please visit: http://timestsw.com or call - +91 7400097470.
Jun 13, 2017 - TSW
Integrated BBA + MBA from TimesPro and Ajeenkya DY Patil University
Mumbai, 9th June, 2017: TimesPro recently announced its Integrated BBA + MBA (Dual Degree) program in International Business, in academic partnership with Ajeenkya DY Patil University. This powerful, 5-year Integrated (BBA+MBA) program is specially designed for students as a fast track towards an MBA, right after 12th standard. Considering the growing demand for competitive managerial talent and analyzing existing skill-gaps, this program tackles unique challenges faced by the companies with International Operations. It is a boon to BBA aspirants nationwide due to its unique format of classroom learning and experiential grounding, and assists students evolve into thorough working professionals. This flexible program also offers students an opportunity to exit with a BBA degree if they wish to pursue a different career path after 3 years. Hrridaysh Deshpande, Member, Governing Body – Ajeenkya DY Patil University added, "Our mission is to graduate students who are ready for the challenges of a rapidly changing, increasingly complex world, and to contribute towards its betterment". Anish Srikrishna, President – TCLL says, "This integrated program offers a multi-faceted view of International Business arena besides equipping students with the right tools and framework to take on global challenges." The program offers an opportunity to students who have secured 50% or more in 10th and 12th exams from Arts, Science or Commerce, to learn from an accomplished faculty within a state-of-the-art campus. Students get a basic grounding of International business & general management in first three years. The fourth year is a thoughtful mix of theoretical and practical learning. In the last year students gain experiential learning through full time placement opportunities in leading companies with International Operations. For more details about the program visit: www.timespro.com/mba or call 1800 102 2326
Jun 9, 2017 - TimesPro
IIMK and TSW open admissions for the EPGP 2017
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) and TSW part of Times Centre for Learning Ltd (TCLL) recently announced the 10th batch of their collaborative program – the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP). Like each year admissions for this program are eagerly awaited by the students as they get to be a part of the prestigious IIMK which has 20 years of experience in imparting top-class management education. The program is delivered at 35 state-of-the-art learning centres across India by Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL) In our dynamically changing global workplace it is important for professionals to evolve and retain their cutting-edge. The EPGP has been specially designed for working professionals who strive towards taking their skills a notch higher while acquiring new ones. It offers an opportunity to working executives to go back to their drawing boards and rethink their career strategy. Rise in enrolments for the EPGP Program Enrolments have been steadily increasing for the EPGP due to popularity of the program and the immense weightage it carries as well as the convenience of attending it from 35 centres across India. Till date 1131 students have successfully passed out of the program and last year alone the enrolments went up by a staggering 40%. The AMBA-Edge A unique feature of this Executive program is the AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation which is recognized as a hallmark worldwide for top MBA programs. EPGP of IIMK is the first of its kind programme in India accredited by AMBA. This accreditation also comes along with free access to a brand new and exclusive network of international MBA students and graduates connecting AMBA accredited B-schools worldwide. Besides you can also access an online network of employers committed to MBA recruitment, global MBA-jobs, employer training videos, free online seminars and a lot more. IIMK Alumni - Gaining the unparalleled advantage The IIM Kozhikode Alumni network brings together graduates from a diverse range of programs. The collective strength of this alumni network is the backbone of IIMK. The alumni association which conducts major events such as Sangam (Alumni-Student-Fresher Meet), acts as a bridge between the illustrious alumni and their alma mater, giving the current students and the alumni a chance to interact, develop positive synergies and grow together in this process. TSW – The centre for excellence in learning Times Centre for Learning Ltd (TCLL) has been the harbinger of learning for professional education with its undying focus on providing the best quality training that help build professionals from ground up. TSW, a part of TCLL, excels in imparting knowledge and enhancing skills sets in a world-class learning environment through classroom learning, on-campus education and Live Virtual interaction. For more details about the program and to download prospectus please visit: http://timestsw.com/ or call 7400097470
Jun 5, 2017 - TSW
Annual Reports: How to read a company’s report card
Delhi, 16 June 2017 Markets, customers, products and services, the quality and size of the workforce, are all various factors that define an organisation. An annual report in fact captures all of these succinctly and speaks of the current and future health of the organisation. Whether you are an employee looking for a job change, a manager looking for a vendor, a venture fund looking at an investment, or just a retail investor looking to invest in stock, the annual report is the first place to start. For the cover story dated 19 June 2017, ET Wealth will tell its readers how to read annual reports. It will delve deep into the techniques used by companies to represent their financials and it will also indicate the red flags to watch out for. ET Wealth in its feature story also explores rural themed stocks. From farm-activity linked players like agri-input providers to rural consumption-driven businesses like automobiles and consumer durables. Several analysts are gung-ho about the prospects of the entire segment; ET Wealth analyses whether investors should get a slice of this theme now. 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.
Jun 16, 2017 - ET Wealth
TimesJobs Study reveals What Recruiters look for in a Resume
A resume gets about a minute of a recruiter’s time – TimesJobs did a study to reveal the skills and experience that are critical in grabbing their attention and bagging the job. Hiring managers have a tough task of scanning through hundreds of resumes to find a suitable candidate for each job vacancy they need to fill. They have barely a minute to scan each resume before making a decision to make the shortlist. In order to better understand their criteria for shortlisting resumes and selecting the candidates, TimesJobs undertook a study with inputs from 690 hiring managers and recruiters to reveal what they look for in a resume. Be Specific to the Job “Even though, most candidates will have the skills required for the job they apply for, the challenge lies in highlighting the right ones. Care must be taken not to fill up the skills section of your resume with a bunch of skills that have absolutely nothing to do with the job you are applying for. Even for the skills you are including, you need to substantiate them. Therefore, it is not just important what skills you include in your resume, but equally how you highlight them,” says Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs. TimesJobs’ study revealed that each jobseeker must customize his/her resume and highlight their unique skills and experience that are specific to the job they are applying for. Nearly 40% recruiters say, focusing on skills relevant to the job offered is the best way to be shortlisted. Another 36% hiring managers state that highlighting universally desired skills such as analytical skills, teamwork and leadership that are appropriate to the job, helps make a resume stand out. Including skills that provide value-additions to the job profile applied to is what 35% of recruiters advise. For example, a candidate applying for a banking job can include his/her experience using financial data analysis software, even if it is not stated as a requirement. Researching profiles of professionals who work on the same job that is being applied for helps candidates understand what skills recruiters deem as essential say 26% hiring managers. A resume can stand out in the crowd by adding statistics or numbers to skills suggest 21% of recruiters. Such as, substantiating skills and experience with measurable results is a good way to attract a recruiter’s attention. And 20% of recruiters advise adding relevant keywords for skills helps increase the visibility of the resume, especially when they are scanning a database of many profiles. Soft Skills are Critical 60% of hiring managers say that while domain knowledge is important, non-technical skills or soft skills are critical while hiring a candidate. Among the host of soft skills that recruiters desire to see in a resume, the top three are communication skills, leadership skills and teamwork. Here are the multiple choices of their preferences - - 33% of recruiters feel communication skills are crucial - 30% of recruiters look for leadership skills - 26% of recruiters consider teamwork & collaboration skills as pivotal - 22% of recruiters focus on analytical skills - 20% of recruiters give more weightage to adaptability, and - 17% of recruiters say planning and strategic thinking skills are important The resume is the first point of contact between a candidate and an employer - and making this first impression a good one is critical in getting ahead in one's career. This study by TimesJobs serves as a guide to reveal those skills that can give candidates the competitive edge needed to rapidly enhance their careers.
Jun 14, 2017 - TimesJobs
Keeping Your Insurance Simple
Delhi, 09 June 2017 “Every housewife knows, the first check you write is for the mortgage, but the second is for the insurance”. This beautiful quote from Sandra Bullock’s character in the Oscar winning movie “The Blind Side” sums up the importance of insurance in our lives. Insurance is the cover for our investments and an important part of our lives. Insurance companies today are coming out with variants of term plans and offering a host of other benefits. Yet, despite being a high growth sector, customers are many times confused and wary of buying insurance products. This may be due to companies making plans unnecessarily complex. In its 12 June 2017 edition ET Wealth simplifies insurance plans and presents all the facets of the new insurance variants and how these benefit the buyer. Based on a Timesjob survey of HR managers, the centrespread looks at the attributes that recruiters look for in a resume. It also offers tips to make your resume stand out in the crowd. In other stories, ET Wealth takes a detailed look at high yield infra funds. The story speaks about the sustainability of infra funds and what qualities to look out for in a good infra fund. 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.
Jun 9, 2017 - ET Wealth
Is GST a Boon or a Bane?
Delhi, 02 June 2017 The GST is India’s biggest tax reform to date and is expeted to improve compliance levels, increase governmental revenue, and bridge the divide between small and large businesses by amalgamating a host of central and local taxes. Does this promise to be a unifying step in the right direction, or will it be a half measure; with execution woes that may echo for years? And moreover will the common man benefit from this tax or will the effect be speculative? These are just some of the major questions that come to mind about the GST. In its 5 June 2017 edition, ET Wealth tries to answer the above questions related to the GST. It will take a detailed look at the tax and list out the effects on various industries after implementation. It also tells readers on how to be GST compliant and, more importantly, how to get registered under the GST. With such a seminal moment in Indian policy making around the corner, this issue promises to be a must-read. 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.
Jun 5, 2017 - ET Wealth
Why you need critical illness insurance
Delhi, 26 May 2017 Life has a hectic pace, and as ambition and money take precedence we tend to neglect some of the more important things, like our health. In a world with rising incidence of lifestyle diseases and high medical costs, it is imperative that we make provisions for our health. The 29th May 2017 edition of ET Wealth reports on the need to have critical illness insurance. It also list the factors one should keep in mind before opting for one. In its centerspread story, ET Wealth takes a detailed look at the HSBC Future of Retirement survey and what it means for millenials. It explores the economic challenges faced by millenials and how they plan their retirement around these challenges. In other features, ET Wealth explores the impact of GST on FMCG firms. The story zeroes in on the companies that are likely to face a higher tax incidence and those that benefit through sizeable tax cuts after the imposition of the GST. 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.
May 26, 2017 - ET Wealth
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