Indian Pharma & Healthcare companies need a 'Digital Prescription'
Jul 26, 2017 - S.P.A.G. Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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
TimesPro and Jagannath University come together for BBA in Delhi
Mumbai, 18th August 2017: Recently TimesPro announced its academic collaboration with Jagannath University, Bahadurgarh, to offer a 3 year specialized BBA program in Banking & Finance. As compared to regular BBA programs, this program will focus on building industry skill-sets for the Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) sector and thereby create great career opportunities for BBA aspirants. This BBA program has been designed and developed by TimesPro under the Government of India's National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) where TimesPro is the Skill Component provider and Jagannath University is the general education provider. The BFSI sector in India will need an additional 1.6 million skilled workforce by 2022, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has estimated in its report. The report points out that considering the low levels of banking penetration, expansion through branches and business correspondents (BCs) is likely to generate significant employment opportunities in the sector. As the focus shifts towards customer-facing and sales profiles, the industry has witnessed a surge in entry-level hiring, which is expected to sustain the sector's growth. In the wake of demonetization coupled with reforms in banking and financial services sector, the sector is experiencing a dynamic shift. This BBA program in Banking & Finance is therefore designed to cater to the requirement of entry-level skilled professionals for BFSI industry and train the students for emerging job roles. Unique as compared to regular BBA programs being offered, this BBA program has been developed under the NSQF to focus on developing students' skill sets instead of only imparting knowledge. NSQF is a competency-based framework that organizes all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. Conceived as a 3 year BBA program, it includes hands on training in advance finance tools like Finacle core banking solution & ET Finpro by the Times Group as well as preparation for Industry certifications by NISM/NCFM to take on practical challenges being faced by the BFSI industry. It offers a great opportunity for 12th pass-outs, wanting to pursue undergraduate business management programs in BFSI Industry. The program combines TimesPro's expertise in Banking and Finance Industry and Jagannath University's specialty in Vocational Courses. It perfectly nurtures and sharpens every student's skills and makes them job ready. Says Anish Srikrishna, President - Times Professional Learning, BCCL, "The BBA program by TimesPro and Jagannath University provides an excellent platform for students to get ahead of their peers in other BBA programs. It prepares them like no other BBA program when it comes to imparting skill sets and hands-on exposure for the banking and finance sector." Jagannath University, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, was established in May 2013 as a private university. Besides specializing in offering Vocational Studies, it is also a multi-faculty University offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Engineering, IT, Architecture, Management, Commerce, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, and more. It has developed excellent infrastructure for imparting quality education through classrooms, labs, library, play grounds, faculty, resources, hostels, etc. On this collaboration, Mr. Deepak Gupta - Registrar, Jagannath University, said, "Our BBA program is a life-altering step from a long term career perspective, for those interested in Banking and Finance and have recently passed out their 10 + 2 exams." TimesPro is an education initiative by The Times of India Group to revolutionize professional education in India. Besides creating job-oriented MBA programs, TimesPro is also a leading facilitator in the education and learning space with its wealth of experience and expertise. It is focused on being a key catalyst in creating a steady pool of talented and well-trained professionals who would be fit for the sector they aim to work, grow and excel in. Moreover, with a 90%+ placement record for TimesPro's business management programs and its strong corporate alliance, students get ample opportunities in the Banking & Finance sector to get off to a flying start in their careers. For more details on the program and to download a prospectus you may visit http://www.timespro.com/bba/ or call on 79829 21290.
Aug 18, 2017 - TimesPro
The Rising Demand of AI Experts
AI is a new scientific infrastructure for research and learning that professionals will need to embrace and lead, failing which, they will become irrelevant and eventually redundant. When applied in science, AI can autonomously create hypotheses, find unanticipated connections, and reduce the cost of gaining insights and the ability to be predictive. The human mind processes millions of sensory inputs automatically and constantly, making it the most elegant computer in existence. But the human brain only contains about 300 million pattern processors that are responsible for human thought. What if we could bring to existence all the ideas not just with data, but also orders of magnitude more data processing capability? In the name of AI, what we have now is narrow AI. But the pace at which we are moving towards general AI, which would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task, cannot be ignored. However, despite being at a nascent stage, AI has already enough contribution in the field of banking, medicine and security among others. And while experts continue to work to make AI more advanced, one of the biggest challenges they are facing is the lack of skilled manpower. Why Is There A Need To Upgrade Your Skillset? In 2017, the global AI market is expected to be worth approximately $2.42 billion, which will grow to be worth $18 billion by 2022. Globally, investors backed more AI companies in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other quarter, while more than 200 AI-focused global companies have collectively raised more than $1.5 billion so far this year. With very few institutions venturing into the AI arena, interestingly, the Times of India Group understood the need for it and designed a professional course to help candidates understand and train in AI. TimesPro, in technical partnership with NVIDIA- the AI computing company, has introduced three comprehensive courses to enable professionals to navigate the world of decision science. The three programs - PGDDS, PGADS & CADS are designed in a way that it can help professionals from all levels to upgrade themselves. Regardless you are someone who is an entry level manager or belong to the mid-senior or senior level, the programs equip participants with skills and knowledge to influence decision making, strategy. The programs have been planned in a way that professionals can enrol without having to quit from their present jobs. Moreover, TimesPro also provides placement assistance to candidates, helping them find better opportunities soon after the course. It also focuses on the understanding of latest analytical concepts like descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems. Besides the fact that the course enables you to upskill yourself and makes you a sought after employee, the best part is the course has a technical tie-up with NVIDIA, a company, which is synonymous with artificial intelligence. Why TimesPro? The Times Group has evolved into a multi-media conglomerate focused on providing solutions to consumers across the nation as well as creating a better tomorrow for the Indian youth. Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning (TPL), said, "We are delighted to be associated with NVIDIA. TPL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this program with NVIDIA reflects that deep interest and commitment. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, ensuring first-day-first-hour productivity." Review by Analytics India Magazine: The course has been designed keeping in mind the fast changing demands and requirements of the industry. All industries are now beginning to understand the value and need for Machine learning, which encourages a more profound democratization of intelligence, although this is true only for low-order knowledge. All the three programs are divided into modules, with special focus on all important aspects of AI and machine learning. And the biggest USP is that they are designed in a way that applicants will not have to quit their jobs or even take time off to apply for the course. The course duration may range between a minimum of 100 hours and a maximum of 380 hours, depending on the program. Moreover, unlike most courses, this is a little easy on the pocket and will set you back by a maximum of Rs.2,50,000 depending on the program opted for. But over and above the up to date curriculum, TimesPro also provides the most vital features: Expert Industry Professionals as faculty State-of-the-art Learning Centres Holistic Training - Practical's and Theory 100% instructor-led classroom training Placement assistance Last but not the least, the name NVIDIA and Times of India group should be enough to validate the course for its authenticity and effectiveness.
Aug 14, 2017 - TimesPro
Some executives work hard. The smarter ones choose EPGP by IIMK & TSW.
Working professionals who are looking for a degree in management from a prestigious institution like the IIM's without having to leave their present job are here for some good news. Now you can pursue an Executive Education programme from one of India's top 5 management institutions (NIRF rankings 2017), the IIM Kozhikode and simultaneously pursue your job. Prof. S. S. S. Kumar, Dean (Academic) at IIM Kozhikode says, "The Executive programme in management on Live Interactive Learning was pioneered by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode way back in 2001. The two-year Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management is today among the most rigorous and the most sought after executive programmes in management, in the country. Needless to mention is the quality of education and its influence on every individual's career". Mr. Anish Srikrishna, President - TCLL, says, "We are in the tenth edition of the EPGP 2-year programme, which has given the necessary impetus to hundreds of professionals looking to upgrade their skills and look ahead in their careers. The programme fulfills every executive's aspiration for quality education and that too from a coveted IIM." Prof. G. Sridhar, Chairperson - EPGP, at IIM Kozhikode, adds, "To bring about change in this fast-changing world, it is imperative that one is ready to change themselves, and the EPGP programme allows one to unlearn and relearn the necessary skills and gain new age business acumen. The programme offers the participants an opportunity to learn from the best." As an executive, you can now complete the two-year Executive Post-Graduate Programme delivered by IIMK in partnership with TSW (a subsidiary of The Times Group). The sessions are conducted on a Live Interactive Learning Platform which can be attended from 35 well-equipped and technologically advanced learning centers across India. Here's why you should choose an EPGP programme over others, a one of its kind in India: IIM Kozhikode Pedigree An Executive Post Graduate Programme from the 5th ranked management institution in India (NIRF Rankings 2017), IIM Kozhikode, would benefit working professionals by expanding their knowledge in management & enhancing their confidence. AMBA - Global accreditation The EPGP, by IIM Kozhikode, is accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs - UK). AMBA represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes across the world. Gain domain knowledge and skill upgrade Ambitious executives should keep upgrading themselves to grow in their careers. The two critical factors that an applicant should look for while upgrading one's skills are; does a programme offer me the latest managerial know how, and secondly, the opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts. This programme offers both. Programme benefits The EPGP, from IIM Kozhikode, has benefitted over 3000 plus working professionals already. It says a lot about the institute's commitment to the programme and the participants. The programme combines the best of worlds, IIM Kozhikode's unique interactive learning pedagogy with a brilliant mix of theory and practical insights, alongside TSW's world-class module delivery system that transcends geographical boundaries. Best choice for working professionals Each year admissions for the EPGP programme are eagerly awaited. Working professionals now have the choice of becoming a part of the prestigious IIM Kozhikode, which has 16 years of experience in imparting top-class management education on the interactive learning platform. Keep rising in the ever-changing economy In today's ever-changing economy, smart executives upgrade their skills and adopt new ways to grow. As a working executive, this is a great opportunity for you to pursue a management education from a coveted institute while continuing to work. The EPGP offers many other advantages to working executives. Without doubt it nurtures them to become top-notch leaders at par with their peers, in the process. For more details about the programme and to download prospectus please visit: http://timestsw.com/or call - 1800- 102 -2326.
Jul 25, 2017 - TSW
6 factors to consider before choosing a Business Analytics program
In today's extremely competitive business scenario many businesses are adopting innovative strategies to tap growth. But some dynamic business leaders are viewing the present slowdown as an opportunity. They are successfully leveraging the power of data to analyze the competition, optimize their resources, enhance customer experiences, take informed decisions and gauge upcoming market trends. As per NASSCOM, Big Data analytics sector in India is predicted to grow to $16 billion by 2025, from the existing level of approximately over $2 billion. But despite the increasing awareness about analytics, the Indian market is still at a very nascent stage. Considering the growing needs of the industry, the dire need of the hour is a tailor-made Business Analytics program that will efficiently address them. There are several factors that come into play when you’re out hunting for the right choice. Here are some tips that might help you choose the best. Innovative curriculum – Many programs available in the industry, even including some offered by prestigious institutions, have a curriculum that’s very similar to each other. A good program should not only cover the fundamentals of management and Business Analytics, its applications etc, but also add weight to your resume by including topics relevant in today's digital age. For instance, the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions (PGCBAMD) offered by XLRI and TCLL, in academic partnership, has a special module on Social Media Analytics which is an industry-first. Experienced Faculty – Faculty plays a significant role while choosing a Business Analytics program. Their caliber, years of experience and technical expertise will decide how much you stand to gain out of the program. An experienced faculty with professors, who are practically involved as industry experts, shall undoubtedly help you learn more. Rigorous and intensive schedule – Working professionals prefer an updated program that can be completed in short bursts unlike many other programs that are conducted over a couple of years, and return to their profession to apply their learnings comprehensively. So besides the education they also gain the practical experience on the job. A program such as the 11-month PGCBAMD, offered by XLRI and TCLL, is a 300-hour intensive and meets all the above requirements. Opportunity to earn while you learn – As a working professional the best option you can have is to learn while continuing to earn. This option also offers you the opportunity to implement what you’ve learnt on the job, without letting it dent your finances, unlike a full-time program. Institutional legacy and Alumni status – The legacy of the institution conducting the Business Analytics program is extremely important. Since Analytics are a complex subject, from the recruiter’s point of view, it carries immense weightage as it represents qualitative education, experienced faculty and ranking of the institution. For instance, PGCBAMD offered by XLRI and TCLL, is one of the most preferred programs as XLRI is ranked among the top 10 institutes in India. Simultaneously, the alumni status is equally significant as you can interact and network with the best minds in the industry which also improves your future career prospects. Flexibility to select a specialization – You must find out whether the Business Analytics program offers you the flexibility to opt for a specialization. So right from the basics of management and data analytics, it must be able to offer you electives such as Finance, Human Resource, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain Management. So, keeping in mind the above-mentioned tips, choosing the XLRI PGCBAMD program becomes the most obvious and pragmatic choice for you looking to pursue a career in Business Analytics in Management Decision Making. To know more about the program, you may get in touch with us at http://bit.ly/2srXA0k or call us on 7400097470
Jul 11, 2017 - TSW
Decode your way to a successful career in Business Analytics
XLRI and TCLL, in academic partnership, recently announced the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions (PGCBAMD). This unique, 1 year PG certificate program will acquaint participants with management and data analytics. Business Analytics – decoding business data effectively Today’s fiercely competitive business scenario has compelled many a business to adopt innovative strategies while tapping growth and increasing customer base. So smart businesses are successfully leveraging data to analyze competition, optimize their resources, enhance customer experiences, take informed decisions and gauge upcoming market trends. Answering call of the industry As per a NASSCOM study, Big Data analytics sector in India is expected to reach $16 billion by 2025 from the present level of $2 billion.But despite the increasing awareness about analytics, the Indian market is still at a very nascent stage. Considering the growing needs of the industry, the need of the hour is a tailor-made programthat will efficiently address them. Why PGCBAMD? The PGCBAMD is unique among a flurry of Business Analytics programs available in the industry. It is a rigorous 300-hour PG certificate program delivered through a mix of online modules in virtual learning mode as well as in-campus immersion. It has been thoughtfully designed with a course curriculum that covers the basics of management and data analytics, right up to specialization in categories such as Finance, Human Resource, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain Management. Exhaustive curriculum with specialization PGCBAMD includes three critical areas - Descriptive analytics, Predictive analytics and Prescriptive analytics. In brief, it covers introduction to Management and Analytics,Descriptive Analytics, which includes Text Mining, Predictive Analytics using Advanced Analytical Methods, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Regression techniques. WhilePrescriptive Analytics covers Optimization and Simulation & Risk Management. Besides, the students can choose one elective out of four being presently offered either from Analytics in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource or Operations and Supply Chain Management. Key program USPs The PGCBAMD offers a cutting-edge benefit unlike any other program in the industry, including some of the most prestigious institutions and their diploma programs. A special module has been devoted to Social Media Analytics which involves a detailed study and analysis of social media platforms and interpreting user behavior before taking critical decisions. Moreover, the program also has the Capstone project, wherein students put knowledge in action. Moreover, each successful participant receives certifications from the prestigious XLRI besides receiving alumni status to join over 3000 alumni from various virtual interactive learning programs. Students can leverage the experience of competent faculty and industry experts in the field of analytics. Students who opt for an elective course and complete their final project shall receive a separate certification as a Specialist. Ideal choice for working professionals Working professionals interested in a career in Analytics should choose this program as it offers them an opportunity to learn from the prestigious and experienced XLRI faculty, without quitting their employment. Eligibility A full time bachelor degree in engineering, science, commerce or arts and a minimum work experience of 2 years is mandatory. It is equally important to have Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects at least in higher secondary level. Competitive Advantage As compared to various prestigious industry programs, the PGCBAMD offers an exhaustive curriculum with choice of specialization, for a fraction of the investment. So besides the qualitative content it also makes sound economical sense. For more details about the program, you may get in touch with us at http://bit.ly/2srXA0k or call us on 7400097470
Jul 6, 2017 - TSW
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 16, 2017 - ET Wealth
ET Wealth Analysis: Financial Planning and Death
Delhi, 7 July 2017 A death in the family is always a traumatic event. But it can become worse if the person leaves behind unfinished paperwork relating to financial matters. In India, where death has long been a difficult subject to talk about, knowing what questions to ask, and completing the requisite formalities can be an insensitive but necessary task. In its, 10 July 2017 edition ET Wealth advises its readers on how to handle the financial formalities for a loved one in these situations. The edition also does an in-depth analysis on IT and pharma stocks, as experts predict that the growth in these sectors is likely to be ‘two-speed’. Larger companies may take a bigger hit while smaller firms are likely to fare better. In another interesting analysis, this edition also takes a look at how best to store ones valuables, like gold, silver etc. As lockers become a risky bet due to the RBI ruling that banks are not liable in case locker contents are damaged, the edition suggests alternative solutions for storage. 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 7, 2017 - ET Wealth
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