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Indian IT Companies Among 10 Worst Paymasters In World

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in News

Indian IT Companies Among 10 Worst Paymasters In World

Indian IT Companies Among 10 Worst Paymasters In World

Indian companies are among the world's 10 lowest paying employers in the IT space, with their mid-to-senior level staff getting an average salary of $38,767 (about Rs 21.5 lakh) per annum -- less than one-fourth of the IT pay package at globally top-paying Swiss firms.

Office Puts Chips Under Staffs Skin

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in News

Office Puts Chips Under Staffs Skin

Office Puts Chips Under Staffs Skin

Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin.

5 Tips For Making Performance Reviews Less Dreadful

on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in News

5 Tips For Making Performance Reviews Less Dreadful

5 Tips For Making Performance Reviews Less Dreadful

Performance reviews have earned a bad rap. Employers and employees alike frequently criticize the performance-appraisal process for being a waste of time and negatively affecting workplace morale. In fact, according to the 2013 Employee Recognition Programs survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 49 percent of human-resource professionals believe their performance-review process needs to be re-evaluated.

Bringing Data Analytics To Work

on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. Posted in News

Bringing Data Analytics To Work

Bringing Data Analytics To Work

It's over a decade now since Michael Lewis brought the theory of moneyball to the public consciousness. His book (of the same name) chronicles the Oakland Athletics baseball team, and in particular their manager Billy Beane, who used a statistical approach to player recruitment that allowed his team to perform considerably better than expectations.

15000 Pink Slips In The Tech Corridor And Still Counting

on Monday, 19 January 2015. Posted in News

15000 Pink Slips In The Tech Corridor And Still Counting

15000 Pink Slips In The Tech Corridor And Still Counting

Already reeling under layoffs by software giants TCS, Cisco and others, the city's tech community was delivered a knockout punch on Wednesday with news that Luxembourg-based mortage and financial services software company, Altisource, has issued pink slips to over 300 techies at its Electronics City campus here on Wednesday.

Reducing Technical Debt With Microservices

on Wednesday, 04 February 2015. Posted in News

Reducing Technical Debt With Microservices

Reducing Technical Debt With Microservices

When you build things for a living, eventually you'll be faced with trade-offs between quality and delivering on time. Fortunately, with software, cutting corners seldom produces results as devastating as choosing the wrong bolts for a bridge. You can circle back and do it right when time permits.

Google Is Paying $7.50 For Every App You Refer To A Friend

on Friday, 30 January 2015. Posted in News

Google Is Paying $7.50 For Every App You Refer To A Friend

Google Is Paying $7.50 For Every App You Refer To A Friend

Mobile apps ecosystem has grown in the past couple of years to become lucrative business for app developers and platform owners. Such has been the craze for applications these days, that you have educational courses based on coding and app development especially for Android.

E-Commerce Biz May Need To Hire 1 Lakh People In Next 6 Months

on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in News

E-Commerce Biz May Need To Hire 1 Lakh People In Next 6 Months

E-Commerce Biz May Need To Hire 1 Lakh People In Next 6 Months

The $12 billion plus rising Indian e-commerce business market is witnessing a rush of hiring and may need one lakh people over the next six months, industry experts have said.

 

Here Why Facebook Is On A Hiring Spree

on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in News

Here Why Facebook Is On A Hiring Spree

Here Why Facebook Is On A Hiring Spree
Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook Inc that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14% in the near term, according to a review of job listings on the company's website.
 
The internet social networking company aims to add nearly 1,200 new employees, the outgrowth of aggressive investments that executives have said will define the coming year.

Imagine If There Is No Google

on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in News

Imagine If There Is No Google

Imagine If There Is No Google
I recently been reading Nicholas Carlson’s book Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo. While it’s a really interesting read about the past, present and future of the troubled internet giant, what struck me was how the choices of Yahoo’s management could have affected the fortunes of another giant – Google.
 
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