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The end of Indian infotech staffing as we know it

The end of Indian infotech staffing as we know it

Monday March 25, 2013, Bangalore/Mumbai

The shift by Infosys and others is symptomatic of a maturing industry that wants more revenue from its own intellectual property instead of providing only labour-intensive, lower-margin information technology and back-office services.

Your Facebook popularity may land you a job

Your Facebook popularity may land you a job

Sunday April 07, 2013

Your popularity on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may help you bag a job as companies are increasingly looking for well-connected and influential people, experts say.

Britain's 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dies

Britain's 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dies

Monday April 08, 2013, London

Britain's only woman prime minister, the unyielding, outspoken Thatcher led the Conservatives to three election victories, governing from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous period in office by a British premier since the early 19th century.

India Inc optimistic about economy, to hire aggressively: survey

India Inc optimistic about economy, to hire aggressively: survey

Tuesday April 09, 2013, New Delhi

According to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly survey of more than 3,000 businesses in 44 countries, India is one of the top 10 countries that plan to increase hirings.

India Inc hiring slows in March after 3 months of upswing: Naukri

India Inc hiring slows in March after 3 months of upswing: Naukri

Tuesday April 09, 2013, New Delhi

The Naukri Job Speak index which guages online hiring activity -- employment levels for India Inc in March fell 1.1 per cent compared to February. On a year-on-year basis, however, the index rose to 11.5 per cent.

94% of Indian businesses plan to hire in 2013: survey

94% of Indian businesses plan to hire in 2013: survey

Monday April 15, 2013, New Delhi

The survey conducted by workplace solutions provider Regus among more than 26,000 businesses in nearly 100 nations, including India, revealed that most of the recruitment is expected in sales and marketing segments.

6-15% increment expected this year: survey

6-15% increment expected this year: survey

Wednesday April 17, 2013, New Delhi

According to a snap poll conducted by HeadHonchos.com, professionals are forecasting moderate pay raises during the annual appraisal cycle this year, with 46 per cent of respondents expecting increments to range between 6 per cent and 15 per cent.

I have already given 25% of my wealth to charity: Azim Premji

I have already given 25% of my wealth to charity: Azim Premji

Friday April 19, 2013, Bangalore

Wipro chairman Azim Premji today said he has already given more than 25 per cent of his personal wealth to charity, but acknowledged it's not easy to use money well in philanthropy.

Demand for engineering talent declining in IT industry: Report

Demand for engineering talent declining in IT industry: Report

Sunday April 21, 2013

Demand for engineering graduates in the IT industry is reducing due to slowdown in revenue growth, change in business mix and preference for science graduates to lower costs, says a new report.

Lord Ashcroft to donate half of his 1.2 billion fortune to charity

Lord Ashcroft to donate half of his 1.2 billion fortune to charity

Sunday April 21, 2013

Billionaire Tory Peer Lord Ashcroft is to pledge at least half of his 1.2 billion pounds fortune to charity as he joins a philanthropic movement led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, according to a media report today.

Mukesh and Anil Ambani 20th richest in the world

Mukesh and Anil Ambani 20th richest in the world

Sunday April 21, 2013

India's leading industrialist brothers, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, have been together listed as 20th richest in the world in the Sunday Times Rich List 2013.

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 at Rs 41,500

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 at Rs 41,500

Friday April 26, 2013, New Delhi

The latest version of Samsung's Galaxy series will compete with the likes of Apple iPhone5, HTC One and Blackberry Z10, all priced above Rs 40,000.

Tata Steel to shut UK technology centres, job cuts expected

Tata Steel to shut UK technology centres, job cuts expected

Sunday April 28, 2013, London

Steel giant Tata Steel has reportedly warned the British government that it plans to shut down two research and development facilities in the country and shift them overseas including to India, resulting in 300-400 job cuts in the UK.

Are you ready for retirement? Key things to consider

Are you ready for retirement? Key things to consider

Thursday May 02, 2013

The new dynamics of nuclear families, the lack of social security and an inflation-driven economy have made retirement planning important.

Warren Buffett joins Twitter, gains 10,000 followers in 10 minutes

Warren Buffett joins Twitter, gains 10,000 followers in 10 minutes

Thursday May 02, 2013

Warren Buffett is an avowed avoider of high technology, but even the world's most famous investor cannot dodge Twitter.