Higher incidence of job losses among youngest, oldest employees in second wave: Survey

When it comes to losing a job permanently, the youngest and the oldest segments in the workforce have reported an increase in setbacks in the second wave of the pandemic, a survey by a Fortune500 company has said. The survey, conducted in April this year, covered 2,000 persons in India. Six per cent of those … Read more

Telecom sector displays highest discrepancy percentage in employee background verification in Q1 of 2021

The telecom sector displayed the highest discrepancy percentage in employee background verification in the quarter ending March 2021, and the hospitality sector displayed the lowest discrepancy percentage in the same period, according to data shared by background screening firm First Advantage India. The discrepancy percentages across other sectors like banking, BPO, engineering and infra, financial … Read more

Upraised aims to bridge the talent gap for Indian start-ups

Upraised, an ed-tech start-up founded by former Airbnb executive Mona Gandhi, is focusing on upskilling the tech talent in the country, preparing them to match the needs of the leading start-ups and Unicorns. Within two years, the company has placed 96% of the first 84 candidates successfully. “We set out to solve the problem of … Read more