Five hidden facts about CTC your employer won’t tell

​Campus placement is fashionable today. Students feel very proud and happy to share with others about their pay package. They think higher the pay package, higher will be their monthly salary. They just divide their package by 12 and calculate the monthly cash inflow and…

IT slowdown: Engg grads unemployment risk

It isn’t intended to crush young dreams. But for over a million engineering students who are stepping into placement season this month, Nasscom President Som Mittal’s confirmation that IT hiring will indeed decline 22% to 1.8 lakh this year does just that. “Ten years ago,…

IT hiring may drop by 17% this fiscal: Nasscom

Rising automation and low attrition in IT sector may act as a dampener for job seekers with industry body Nasscomexpecting hiring to decline by up to 17 per cent to 1,50,000 in the current fiscal. The 108-billion dollar Indian IT-ITeS sector provides employment to about 3…

LinkedIn study reveals why people hate their jobs

More or less everyone has a grudge or two against their job. LinkedIn has brought out some reasons as to why employees may be hating their job, the Huffington Post reported. A recent study by Dale Carnegie Training showed that nearly 75% of workers are…

10 top IT skills for 2013 revealed

Recruiting firm CyberCoders has released new data about the skills most in demand for the highest paying technology jobs this year. The company analysed over 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements to compile the list of the hottest skills in the tech space.  Data…

Google ads help small businesses with low-cost marketing

Small businesses are using low-cost marketing tools on the internet to gain customers in global markets. These companies that sell a range of products such as apparel, home accessories and party supplies use products such as Google keywords with budgets as low as $3 (Rs…

Infosys: Hiring in Indian IT sector to remain slow in 2013

Hiring activity in the IT sector is likely to be muted this year, Infosys Co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan has said. “Hiring position seems to be muted this year because many companies still have deep bench (strength), in other words their utilisation rate is…

Five tips on handling negative feedback at work

No one likes negative feedback at work. Being told that you have failed to meet expectations or you have committed a mistake can be disastrous for the ego, especially when the feedback is given in front of others or when the method of conveying the…

Mid-tier IT companies may give small increment in 2013

Faced with continuing uncertainty in their largest markets, US and Europe, mid-sized technology outsourcing companies will give out tepid pay hikes and cut down on their campus hiring in 2013. Coming out of a slow year when the IT industrysaw slowing revenue growth thanks to clients being more…