Hiring up 4% in May 2017; ITeS and BFSI top hiring sectors: TimesJobs
Hiring activities increased by 4% in May 2017 compared to the previous month. BPO/ITeS and BFSI were the top hiring sectors, according to the latest TimesJobs RecruiteX report. Overall talent demand grew by 4% in May 2017 with BPO/ITeS and BFSI sectors posting a rise of 24% and 14% in talent demand, respectively. Automobiles and consulting services sectors also posted considerable rise in talent demand during the month. Senior professionals also posted a 5% rise in demand, reports the latest RecruiteX, the recruitment index by TimesJobs. "While there is no doubt that automation has led to job cuts in certain areas of the IT/ITeS sectors, we must not lose sight of the fact that new jobs are also being created by the economic growth that is fueled by this technology revolution. Nasscom has confirmed that there was a net creation of 1,70,000 jobs in the IT sector in FY 2017. In addition, Fintech is transforming the BFSI sector leading to its rapid development and growth. Further, the Ministry of Electronics & IT has launched the India BPO promotion scheme to provide 1,45,000 jobs in the BPO/ITeS sector as well," said Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs. Key takeaways from TimesJobs RecruiteX Overall, hiring was quick paced during May 2017. Key employment sectors and functional areas contributed to the rise in recruitment activities. · BPO/ITeS sector posted a 24% rise in talent demand · Customer service and tele-calling professionals also reported over 20% rise in demand · Tier II locations witnessed the maximum hiring; Jaipur saw the most growth, with over 20% rise in demand · Senior professionals posted a 5% rise in demand, while freshers & professionals with less than 2 years of experience saw a 4% rise in demand. RecruiteX trends by Industry TimesJobs RecruiteX reports a rise across most key industry segments. BPO/ITeS and BFSI were the best performing sectors during May 2017. BPO/ITeS registered highest rise of 24% in hiring during May 2017. BFSI sector posted a 14% rise in demand. Consulting services sector reported a rise of 13% in talent demand. Automobiles sectors saw a 12% rise in demand. The Real estate sector posted a 9% rise in demand. Consumer durables/FMCG industry saw a 7% rise in talent demand. Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals posted a 5% rise in demand. RecruiteX trends by Function During May 2017, talent demand grew across key functional areas. Reflecting the demand in the BPO sector - customer service and tele-calling professionals were the most in-demand profiles during the month. · Customer service professionals reported over 20% rise in demand. · Doctors, nurse and medical professionals witnessed a 19% rise in demand. · Quality control profiles witnessed a 5% rise · Content, editors and journalists posted a 4% rise in demand. RecruiteX trends by Location Talent demand grew significantly in tier II locations and there was positive hiring momentum in most major locations during May 2017. Jaipur was the best performing location during the month. Jaipur posting over 20% rise in talent demand, in May 2017. Among Metros, Delhi NCR reported a 10% rise in hiring activity, followed by Bengaluru with a 7% rise, during the month. Rajasthan (except Jaipur) was the best performing state and reported over 20% rise in demand during May 2017. · Gujarat (except Ahmedabad and Vadodara) saw a 14% rise. · West Bengal also saw a 7% rise in demand. RecruiteX trends by Experience Talent demand was upbeat across all experience categories, with candidates having 10-20 years of experience posting the maximum rise in demand of 5% in May 2017. The category has reported an average 8% rise in demand since March 2017. Freshers & professionals with less than 2 years of experience saw a 4% rise in demand during May 2017. > Candidates with 10-20 years of experience reported highest rise (5%) in demand during May 2017. > Professionals with less than 2 years of experience posted a 4% rise in talent demand, followed by candidates with 5-10 years of experience with 3% rise. > Candidates with 2-5 years of experience witnessed stable demand, while candidates with over 20 years of experience reported 11% drop. Click Here to Download the complete Report - http://bit.ly/2r8lrW0 About RecruiteX: India's leading e-recruitment jobs portal, TimesJobs presents the ‘RecruiteX’, to provide a reliable snapshot of the hiring activity in India with a complete analysis of demand in relation to major industries, functional areas, locations and experience.
Jun 20, 2017 - TimesJobs
This Platform proves Women are Dominating Tech: TechGig CodeGladiators
Female Participation in India’s Biggest Coding Contest increases 148% over last year Coding is moving out of its male dominated stereotype and into an all-encompassing field where gender, background or geography plays no role in determining the opportunities available to a person. This year’s TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 has set a new record of over 47,000 women coders registering for the event. What is even more inspiring is that, over 29,000 women were able take on, and complete, some of the toughest coding challenges in India’s biggest coding arena. This is a whopping 148% increase over last year, where about 11,000 were able to complete the first round. In addition, there were 130 women coders who scored over 90% in the first round, compared to just 42 in last year’s event – a massive 210% increase in success. “We are proud that Indian women coders are showing the world how inclusivity can be achieved in the Tech industry. Code Gladiators has become an institution in India, and we are delighted to be able to provide top coders such platforms to benchmark themselves against the best in the country and showcase their skills to the world.” said Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TechGig.com. In addition to coding, Code Gladiators is promoting a number of cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and BOT Technologies, where techies can explore their own readiness and benchmark their skills in these upcoming areas. Speaking of emerging technologies, Marie-Louise Elhabre, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Business Services said “India has seen great growth in the use of Artificial Intelligence and BOTS, an indication of the growing knowledge workers in this space. We are looking to fuel our digital transformation strategy by leveraging Robotic Process Automation capabilities to deliver on our customer-centric goals. TechGig gives us the platform to evaluate the AI BOT skill set in the country. We are also looking to further our culture of innovation internally at AXA and use TechGig’s platforms like Code Gladiators to bring together our employees and our external audiences to collaborate on designing niche solutions. We believe TechGig events boost our industry outreach program.” With the preliminary and semifinals being over, the best coders and techies from across India will converge for the Grand Finale in Bangalore to meet, network and compete for top honors – not to mention a whole lot of cash! More details of the finals are available on the website - https://www.techgig.com/codegladiators/
Jun 9, 2017 - TechGig
Bharti of Maharaja Surajmal Institute is TechGig’s Geek Goddess 2017
Opportunity Equality creates greater Gender Diversity The recently concluded TechGig Geek Goddess event proved without a doubt that given the opportunity, top coders can appear from any background and are not are not exclusive to the top 10 institutes in India. Ms. Bharti from Maharaja Surajmal Institute, not only topped the Geek Goddess leader board beating hundreds of IIT and NIT graduates, but did it in style by completing all her coding challenges with 2 hours to spare! Photo Link: Indranil Mukherjee VP Sapient presenting Bharti with Her Title of TechGig Geek Goddess 2017- http://bit.ly/2nKTxfL "This is first time I’ve come first somewhere. At Maharaja Surajmal Institute, I always placed third. I wish I could have called my Dad on stage now that I have come first. Since I was born, I have faced a lot of discrimination being a woman, I never stepped out of my house unchaperoned, even for a day. But when I shared my desire to move to Hyderabad to join Verizon, my dad supported me whole-heartedly, even against the wishes of other family members. He was the one who encouraged me for my education and supported my growth," said a very emotional Bharti. Accepting the TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 title Bharti added, "Everyone says behind every successful man there is a woman, behind me it’s my dad. I dedicate my success and this award to him." Bharti is a B. Tech from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (MSIT), with proficiency in Java and knowledge of Network and Data Security. Verizon was quick to recognize Bharti’s innate talent and employed her straight out of campus as a software developer at their Hyderabad facilities. Women leaders from across the IT space graced the event and interacted with the contestants, including such stalwarts as, Vasuta Agarwal, VP & GM, India at InMobi Kalyani Sekar, Managing Director, Verizon Data Services India Vidhya Krishnaswamy, Director, Sapient Razorfish Deepika Goel, Vice President- Research & Analytics, Genpact Anahita Varma, Managing Director - Financial Services, Technology, Accenture Daisy Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Partner Organization, Cisco India & SAARC Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India Bidisha Nagaraj, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig Annie Mathew Director-Audience Marketing, Microsoft India, commented, “The passion and energy of the women coders at the finale was palpable. It was especially sweet to hear the stories of the women who won and others who came across and discussed the issues on top of their minds. It’s so important to have such events for women to bring out role models. So, thanks to TechGig for the Geek Goddess contests.” Dipti Tandon, Head of Product and Technology, TechGig, thanked everyone for the resounding success of event by saying, “Each finalist at TechGig Geek Goddess is a winner, as we had 30,000 women register for the event, and only the top 100 made it to the final. This event not only revealed the top women coders from across India, but also gave an opportunity for them to interact and network with exemplary women leaders who were present at the grand finale.” “The astonishing victory of MSIT graduate Bharti, at TechGig Geek Goddess substantiates our purpose of democratizing talent. We organize such events to promote true merit and reveal the best coding talent in the country by bringing coders from start-ups and established giants under one roof to compete and unleash their true potential, irrespective of their background. We wish Bharti tremendous success as a role model and inspiration to other women coders,” said Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Other winners at TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 were, RTMNU graduate Charmy Vora (Rank 2), Sneha Mujumdar from Pune University (Rank 3), Anusha Yakkala from IIT Kgp (Rank 4), and Sonal Bhargava from DAVIET (Rank 5). Upcoming national level competitions and the complete list of winners and finalists are available on the TechGig website.
Apr 4, 2017 - TechGig
Calling women techies for India's ultimate coding battle
If you thought technology is a male-dominated domain, think again! It is time to rejoice the tech prowess of coding divas and let the geek goddesses take over. It is time to celebrate the tech genius of ladies with India's biggest coding battle for women, #TechGigGeekGoddess. TechGig Geek Goddess, the women-only tech extravaganza, enters its second edition this year. #TG3, as it is fondly known as, takes the philosophy of gender diversity and inclusion a notch higher. Speaking about the need for one such powerful coding contest, Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy at Times Business Solutions, says, "TechGig is the harbinger of a paradigm change coming in the IT community. While female coders in India constitute around 20% of the workforce, the percentage of women coders visiting TechGig is over 40% - clearly showing that the Era of Geek Goddess upon us. The growing popularity of our flagship event for women coders highlights this paradigm shift as companies seek tech talent and coders with top skills from amongst the thousands of coding divas who participate in this national level competition." Partnering companies include the big names of Sapient, Schneider Electric, Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, CDK Global, Genpact and more. #TechGigGeekGoddess: An unmissable opportunity! TechGig Geek Goddess is not just another coding contest. Promoting women tech talent, in every possible way, is the sole aim of this tech festival. The second edition of TechGig Geek Goddess promises to be bigger, better and stronger, highlighting both, the present generation of women technologists and inspiring the next wave of women IT professionals. The event not only involves women coders, but also testers and UI/UX experts. Nilanjan Roy elaborates, "While back-end coding provides for a strong and stable product, it is front-end coding where the biggest innovations and real brand differentiation is being witnessed. We have broadened the horizon of TG3 and introduced 'Theme Rounds' in UI/UX, QA and Testing, to cover them as integral parts of the tech eco-system." That's not all! Not only do the ladies get an opportunity to assess themselves amongst the peers, they also get to learn from the experiences of top leaders. With webinars, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, top women leaders share their diversity experiences and tech knowledge with the participants. All this comes with some attractive rewards. Participants of TechGig Geek Goddess can win prizes worth Rs. 5,00,000, apart from gift vouchers and even a cool smartphone! Besides, your claim to fame will not go unnoticed - Top IT recruiters have a close eye on the contest to choose their pink brigade. So get going! TechGig Geek Goddess 2017 starts January 15, 2017. Register now - https:www.techgig.comgeekgoddess
Jan 17, 2017 - TechGig
TechGig Enters the Guinness Book of World Records
Indian Programmers Set the World Record! TechGig Code Gladiators smashes the world record set by Baidu in China by over 160% - creating The Biggest Programming Competition in History TechGig has proven that India is at the Top of the Global IT Industry, having won the Guinness World Record for the country by beating the likes of the USA and China to create the biggest programming event of the world! ‘TechGig Code Gladiators 2017’ was organized by TechGig to identify the top competitive programmers and technology enthusiasts across India and the rest of the world. The contest registered 2,09,111 participants with the maximum participation from Bengaluru, India. The Guinness World Records citation declares “The largest computer programming competition was organized by TechGig (India) in Bengaluru, India on 9 June 2017”. While presenting the World Record to TechGig, the Guinness officials stated that TechGig had attracted 81,641 unique submissions from programmers at Code Gladiators 2017 and the previous record was set in 2012 by Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (China) which had attracted 30,634 entrants. That is 167% of what Baidu holds! “It is amazing that TechGig was able to obliterate the previous record by a margin of over 160% - a record set by Baidu which had stood undisputed for half a decade. This record is dedicated to all our participants, clients and teams. I further acknowledge the support and enthusiasm of the top management of our sponsors and clients, whose words of encouragement were instrumental in garnering this record-breaking participation. We have received very good feedback on the success of this event and plan to roll-out more such initiatives on an expanded canvas across industries and geographies,” said Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TechGig. This world record competition, included contestants from across the planet, while most the participants were from India, top three other countries were United States of America, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. The round 1 of the open contest was held from 20th March to 07th May 2017 during which registered participants were asked to submit their entries remotely from their homes on the dedicated Code Gladiators section of TechGig.com. On basis their performance in Round 1, Semi-Finals were held online from 10th May to 24th May, 2017 for participants who had successfully cleared the first round of the open contest. At this level, participants had to solve the Semi Final challenges within 8 hours. The final competition was held offline in Bengaluru, India and TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 concluded on June 9, 2017 with a Grand Finale, where Guinness Officials declared this victory for Indian IT.
Jun 22, 2017 - TechGig
Future plc Re-launches TechRadar India
International media group, Future plc, has announced that its multi-award winning technology website, Techradar.com, has re-launched in India in partnership with Times Internet India. With a global monthly reach of 23.5 million*, TechRadar is the market-leading authority on consumer technology, delivering breaking news, expert opinion, in-depth reviews and easy to follow how-to guides . This ground-breaking partnership sees Times Internet India combining forces with the global TechRadar network to take full advantage of Future’s innovative proprietary technology platform. This includes implementing Future’s ‘Hawk’ eCommerce technology, which delivered more than £100m in sales for global retail partners in 2016, and was recently shortlisted for the Digital Innovation of the Year Award at the PPA 2017 Awards . This trailblazing collaboration is expected to result in significant audience growth in the region, as well as further strengthening the TechRadar brand and extending its global reach. Claire MacLellan , MD Media Services, Future plc says: “This is an incredibly exciting new venture for Future, and an excellent opportunity for us to share our knowledge and expertise with a wider audience. We are looking forward to working with Times Internet in India to help deliver TechRadar’s market-leading content and buying advice to an even wider global audience.” TechRadar’s existing editorial team will work closely with the TechRadar India team to provide their audience with a blend of the best, globally-relevant, industry coverage and product reviews, alongside local news and insight specifically tailored to the region. Read more on this exciting partnership here.
Jun 1, 2017 - Techradar
Tech Revolution: Youth Trumps Experience: TechGig Reports
69% of top scorers in Round 1 of India’s Biggest Coding Arena have less than 2 years of experience Out of 2 Lakh coders who tried their best to win prizes worth Rs. 3 Crores, only the top 10K+ have made it to the Semi Finals of TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 and only the top 200 will make it the Grand Finale Hackathon to be held in Bangalore on June 09. That’s a pass percentage of less than 0.1%, which makes this a selection 7X tougher than the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs! Interestingly, while working professionals constituted 72% of the participants, but clearly youth overtook experience in the qualifying round with a whopping 69% of top scorers with less than 2 years of experience. “We are delighted to see such massive participation and such a successful first round. These truly exceptional results prove our purpose - being able to give these young talented coders a chance to super-accelerate their career growth is an integral part of our mission. TechGig Code Gladiators is all about identifying and showcasing the new wave of tech talent that emerges every year, and revealing their coding chops to top corporates across the country.” says Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TechGig.com. Top Shots are Discovering Potential Talent Rakesh Barik, Partner, Deloitte India says “We believe in constantly creating change to stay ahead in the markets. Innovative solutions drive our strategy in everything that we do. Our depth of technology capabilities and innovation mindset provide user-centric solutions to solve some of our client’s most complex problems. TechGig Code Gladiators provide not just the right platform for us to explore and discover some of our best coders but also brings in opportunities to find potential talent that helps us succeed in our endeavors.” Amarinder Dhaliwal, CPO, IndiaMART says “We have built a culture where our employees are provided with an opportunity to not only develop their professional skills but also the critical personal skills. We found TechGig Code Gladiators a great platform for rockstar coders to come together, compete and learn. Code Gladiators not only builds a healthy competitive culture in our organization but also boosts performance and motivation. Through this association, I expect to uncover some top tech talent which might have been hidden otherwise." Key Takeaways from Round One – Ø Working professionals constituted 72% of the total participants Ø Almost 70% of the top scorers had less than 2 years of experience. Bangalore Leads Participations but Delhi Tops Ø The IT Hubs of Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Mumbai accounted for 64% of participating coders. Ø Interestingly, while Bangalore coders led the pack in terms of participations, Delhi NCR had the best results with the most top scorers. Java and C are the Languages of Choice Ø Over 42% of coders preferred coding in C, while 35% preferred coding in Java. Ø Top Scorers in round one used Java, C, C++, Python, C# and PHP as their top languages of choice. Ø Interestingly, coders from Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi prefer coding in Java, while those in Delhi Hyderabad and Chennai prefer C Language. With such massive participations, TechGig has once again consolidated its position as presenting India’s Biggest Coding Arena, ‘TechGig Code Gladiators’ - the undisputed leader in coding contests, which won the Limca Book National Record for same in 2015 and 2016.
May 29, 2017 - TechGig
This 17-year old Delhiite's entrepreneurial story is inspiring for all
Junaid Khan always imagined himself working for big brands in the market in future, but destiny had something else planned. After completing his 10th standard, the 17-year old came face-to-face with the entrepreneur in him and foundedGetMeACarrybag. His business model was simple: shopkeepers, businessmen and other companies can now get customized carry bags delivered right at their footsteps with a simple click on their mobile devices. To realize his idea, all Junaid needed was a website and platform to get started, and that is where he got help from GetMeAShop. And since then, he hasn’t looked back. Let’s take a look at the journey of this young entrepreneur at who is not only building a business but also also promoting sustainability with his stylish-and-eco-friendly bags. How did you get the idea of starting a business at this very tender age and how did GetMeAShop help you? I always had a mindset of starting something on my own. Since my school time I used to look for start-up ideas which I can pursue after my studies. This very simple seek yet in trend idea of selling customized and fancy carry bags through my own website somehow clicked in my brain. Once I had the idea, all I needed was technology and that is when I came across GetMeAShop who took my vision and made a well-tailored website catering to the needs of my startup. What difficulties did you face while making your dream a reality? Once my store was ready, I had a lot on my table to be done. Letting people know about the existence of www.getmeacarrybag.com was one of the biggest challenge. Besides, I also had a lot to manage—from receiving an order through my e-commerce store to dispatching them; there was a lot that needed attention. I was trying to do everything myself. My typical day used to be 15-hour long. I used to work, jump on the bus and metro over to my office, market product for hours, and then do administrative work before bed. Even my weekends were filled with studies, performances, and putting up fliers around the city to attract new-age consumers. But now, I have started delegating work and thus, am able to free up my own time to focus on things that really matter i.e. growing my business and building relationships. What has been your greatest reward? Satisfied clients are my biggest rewards. When you progress in the right direction, it inspires and motivates you to do more. Would you like to share your secret success mantra with our young budding entrepreneurs? You’re young, you’re talented, you’re driven… and you have your sights set on being a successful entrepreneur. As you get ready to make the leap into the world of running your own company or owning your business, it is necessary for you to know where you are going and that you need the tools necessary to get there. Stop worrying about the results and keep trying, keep on failing and at the end, you will find yourself on the right path.
May 18, 2017 - GetMeAShop
TechGig helps Infosys identify the next wave of top coders
TechGig Code Gladiators is absolutely essential to helping us discover the best and brightest coders - Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO & MD, Infosys “Coding” at TechGig Code Gladiators is not just about writing an optimized code. It is more to do with innovation and problem-finding attitude. And this is exactly what excites Infosys CEO about TechGig Code Gladiators. Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD, Infosys, asserts on the fact that Code Gladiators is essential to discover the brightest coders and entrepreneurs. According to him, TechGig Code Gladiators will help him discover the talent he wants in Infosys. Speaking of their association with TechGig, Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO & MD, Infosys explains "The critical skills of our future are about problem-finding, about curiosity and learning in everything that we do, and in looking beyond what is known to us. As we look to build this type of culture inside Infosys, a culture of innovators and problem-finders, TechGig Code Gladiators is absolutely essential to helping us discover not only the best and brightest coders, but the entrepreneurs who have a passion for leveraging technology to amplify the work we do. We are really excited to see who emerges from these intense 10 days, and who can help elevate our collective potential to do more and be more." Mr. Gautam Sinha, CEO, TIL, said, “I'm a coder, and this is a distinct pleasure, because this event is not about the best singer, or the best artist, but the best coder. My personal commitment is to make TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 a success. With the partnerships that we forge, we will put our entire organization behind it - to make it successful.” Infosys is known as the pioneer of the Indian IT industry, having broken new ground and created many new business and employment opportunities, not only in India, but across the world. Infosys has raised the standard of employment, by offering world-class careers, facilities and resources, so that their employees can achieve a level of success that is the envy of others in the IT sector. To help identify the next wave of top coders for their business expansion plans, Infosys partnered with TechGig Code Gladiators - the undisputed leader in coding contests, which won the Limca Book National Record for being India’s Largest Coding Contest in 2015 and 2016. This year, with over 200,000 registrations so far and a grand bounty worth over Rs. 3 crores to be won, the event promises to scale new unprecedented heights. This year TechGig Code Gladiators is not limited to just coding but has expanded its horizon to e-commerce, Machine Learning, Data Science, Bots, DevOps, IoT, Big Data, IBM Watson, Android and Software Framework domains. With coding opportunities in over 50 programming languages, Code Gladiators gives all coders the weapons of their choice to test their mettle and skill at India’s biggest coding arena.
May 12, 2017 - TechGig
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