CareerBuilder Gears Up For 70th Independence Day Celebrations

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August 21, 2016; Noida – The celebrations to mark the 70th Independence Day of India were commenced on 12th of August at CareerBuilder’s three different branches – Noida, Bangalore, & Mumbai. Several activities were lined up for the day to create the patriotic fervor amongst employees.

CareerBuilder in all the cities was alluring to the eyes with office decorations, appeared in sensational tri colors- orange, white and green. A perfect blend of balloons and flags was used to accentuate the beauty of the IT organization. The day started with a unique competition called ‘Your views on Independence Day’, allotted with 1-hour time to participants to describe their ideas in four sentences. While, this was going on, employees of CB were busy taking snapshots, highlighting their tri-color attires.  Ethnic yet smart, not just the employees were cheerful on the day but also showed a sense of pride and devotion with their company by taking enthusiastic participation in all the activities organized for the day. Male and female employees, all dressed up and waiting for the ‘best dressed male’ and ‘best dressed female’ to be announced at the end day of the day.

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What more? The fun and cultural committee did not skip a moment to engage the crowd, which was already in the mood and harmony of celebrating the Independence Day. After those awesome pictures and background music soothing the senses of our colleagues, it was time for the most awaited ‘Italian Lunch’ at The Italian Bistro. Want to know what CareeBuilder employees relished on their Independence Day celebrations? ‘Mushroom Bruchettas’, ‘Penne Pasta’, ‘Cucumber Drinks’, ‘Potato Wedges’, ‘Paneer Pizzas’, and ‘Brownies’. The meal really added an oomph factor to their evening. Chats over drinks in a Vintage themed restaurant, it was a real delight.

After a delightful lunch, employees now simply had to stretch themselves for the most exciting and awaited competition- ‘Canvas Painting’. Bad, average or perfect- artists were born and came into the notice of CareerBuilder when paintings depicting amazing ideas caught the eyeballs of everyone. Colorful, thoughtful and creative- employees and their paintings showed the true sense of compassion and pride and enthusiasm towards their company, and the country. The 1-hour competition was flooded with jokes, music in the background, laughs and more laughs. The five teams were asked to give a unique or patriotic name to their painting team, which sounded like- ‘Ekta- Bhaarat Ki’, ‘Freedom Fighter’, ‘ Vandependence’, ‘Jai Hind’ & ‘Painter Babu’ . Did that sound creative? Indeed! It was as imaginative as the spirit of our enthusiastic employees across the 3 branches of CareerBuilder- Noida, Bangalore and Mumbai. While all the employees strived to deliver the best paintings, the winners were truly outstanding.

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The time was flying by but the fun at these 3 locations did not seem to be ending. Everyone was dying to wait for the results to be announced. Finally the ‘best painting winners’ was announced and vouchers of Rs. 2500 were gifted across, followed by other results of the day. CareerBuilder did actually make a point to engage and acknowledge every employee who participated in the celebrations. By chocolates of vouchers, Italian lunch or gifts, the organization proved how important the employees are for the company.

70th Independence Day did emerge as a wonderful memory, which employees of all branches across India would cherish forever.

About CareerBuilder India

Founded in 1995, CareerBuilder.com is US’s leading employment portal. CareerBuilder also specializes in human capital solutions, labor market intelligence, talent acquisition software and several other recruitment solutions.  With a market presence in over 23 countries and 60 markets, CareerBuilder is owned by Tegna Digital, Tribune Media and The McClatchy Company.  CareerBuilder India is 100% subsidiary of CareerBuilder USA.

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“Indian Firms Have Low Talent Management Maturity Rate”- Deloitte 2016 Research Report

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Did You Know? “Around 79% of the Indian companies have low talent management maturity levels. They also miss out several vital financial, business and talent benefits common to corporates with higher maturity.” – Bersin by Deloitte Research Report

India is known as one of the most competitive and adaptive labor markets of the world. Unlike the past, Indian organizations now focus on leadership, diversity and responsive communication channels between employees & management, mainly to curb retention and boost talent management.

Presented in a WhatWorks®Brief, this report is titled as “High-Impact Talent Management: Talent Management Maturity in India.” Another report titled as “Talent Management in India: Improve Maturity in Three Steps,” guides Indian organizations to strengthen their talent management policies and prepares them for the future.

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This blog is a synopsis of Deloitte’s 2016 research report on Indian talent management maturity.

Key Findings on Deloitte’s High-Impact Talent Management Research Report

Compared to Global 2000 organizations, research highlights the following:

  • Indian companies have a lower level of maturity.
  • With 3% organizations at lowest maturity levels, around 76% stand at the second-lowest level of talent management maturity.

These findings also highlight that the Indian talent management scenario is changing aggressively. Organizations are adopting new talent acquisition, performance management, and employee engagement strategies.

 Other Significant Findings:

  1. Indian organizations have outshined in forming fair performance, process and system policies; demonstrating a higher level of performance sophistication when compared to G2000 organizations.
  2. Corporates have also integrated systematic channels that communicate organizational strategies clearly to employees, followed by relevant talent practices.
  3. Today, businesses understand the importance of developing a systemic relation with talented candidates. Indian firms have even initiated investing in mechanisms aimed to create relationships with the key organizational asset, i.e, employees to drive performance and engagement levels.
  4. However, Indian companies tend to lack a systematic approach towards leadership development. Existing connection between succession management practices and leadership development opportunities is broken.
  5. There is dire need to implement a strategic Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) effort within Indian firms. Mastering these factors will help organizations harness greatest organizational and talent benefits. These factors involve integrating individually focused activities, such as learning & performance management along with reinforcement activities including strategic design of business policies.

With above-mentioned findings, Bersin by Deloitte has identified strategies that a leader should follow to improve talent management maturity level of a firm.

Key Finding on Talent Management Maturity Report:

  1. Organizations need to strengthen their core talent management practices including performance management policies. Strengthening performance appraisal process, employee development, and work culture could help corporates create an engaging work environment.
  2. Development and clear communication of a talent strategy to employees via management is crucial for organizational development.
  3. More focus should be given to diversity management in the firm. Connecting diversity management efforts to leadership development, succession, learning, performance and numerous other talent processes is important as well.

The Report

The report includes findings from 454 companies participating in the Bersin by Deloitte survey. These companies have an overall annual revenue of US$750 million. The report also includes 269 Indian organizations with over 100 employees.

Findings of the report identifies:

  • Talent practices used by the Indian and global organizations with strong business and talent outcomes.
  • Around 29% of businesses surveyed worldwide have mature talent strategies in place against just 21% Indian participants.
  • The report also defines organizational structure with higher maturity level along with their talent strategies and business strategy. It also reflects leadership strategies, communication channels, talent practices and diversity management of these organizations.

 * Global 2000 organizations used in this report defines 454 companies participating in the Bersin by Deloitte survey market report.

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NASSCOM CareerBuilder Human Capital Trends Study 2016

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NASSCOM with CareerBuilder has already begun with Human Capital Trends Survey and invite you all from the recruitment industry to participate and contribute to building some valuable inputs on the current recruiting trends.

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Human Capital Trends 2016

The survey is a research initiative to identify the key challenges in adoption of Technology in Talent acquisition, including at what level different organizations face the same. The study covers all aspect of talent acquisition – sourcing, recruiting & reporting. As we are reaching out a very select group among the community of professionals, your inputs are highly valuable.

Based on the results of the survey, we will be building out a more extensive industry outlook. We will further share the results with you as the same takes a final shape and is published.

This is the survey link, please click – http://svy.mk/297Hz7X

We are looking forward to your continued support to CareerBuilder India.

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How a Survey of Jobs via Social Media Platforms looks like ?

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Social media is the new rage, in professional, as well as, in personal life of most people. Global social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. have become the perfect venues, which welcome people to make connections with each other in a more convenient way. So, like any other task that can be done via social media, job search has also extended its roots in the social domain. Now, people look for jobs via social media platforms.

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Some of the most-talked about facts prove the emergence and impact of jobs via social media platforms.

LinkedIn

According to LinkedIn.comjob-seeking report:

  • 40% of people referred their friends for a job
  • 34% of people shared a common job opportunity
  • 32% of people made new professional connections
  • 32% of people provided their feedback on a

Twitter

According to Twitter’s report on job seeking candidates:

  • 29% of people exchanged a job opportunity with their contacts
  • 28% of employees expressed their views on a company
  • 28% of employees applied at a common job opportunity

On – Privacy

  • 46% of job seeking candidates made amends in their profile’s privacy settings.
  • 93% of employers tend to visit the social profile of a prospective candidate.
  • 42% of recruiters reconsidered an aspirant based on his or her personal activities being displayed on the social profile.

 

The ‘Mobile’ job seeker

Maximum job-hoppers have a prospective employer being listed on their mobile device.

  • 43% of job seeking candidates use a mobile device to indulge into job-search activities
  • 27% of job seeking candidates expect to apply at a company via mobile device.
  • 37% of optimistic job seekers want career websites to be customized for mobile device.
  • 27% of ability enhances in applying for a job via a mobile device.
  • 23% career websitesare optimized as per mobile devices

Tip for Job search via Social Media

Well, every social media platform works in a unique way. However, each one comes up with some career opportunities such as networking, open jobs, facility to establish oneself as a subject matter expert and so on. Social media is no ‘rocket-science’ but you need to be vocal about your presence over it. Therefore, investing a little more effort in establishing your own presence with the network you build is the smart way to visualize the infinite job opportunities waiting for you. With latest tools available, getting your dream job remains easier and hassle-free. Make sure to keep your social media profile look professional and well-maintained to ensure you that you get updates on jobs via Social Media.

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Top 7 highest paying jobs in India

The more the better! Probably, every professional works on the same philosophy as far as salary is concerned. From maintaining the knowledge flow towards us to sharpening skills, we follow them to grab the opportunity for better pay packages. We are humans and we have our individual needs. We see ‘salary hike’ as a motivational factor to perform better in our professional life.  You should know which job profiles are offering the best remuneration packages; maybe you are from the similar field and still not aware about the same. Also, there are companies leading in the race in keeping employees satisfied with their pay package culture. This blog would help you know the top 7 highest paying jobs in India.

Highest Paying Jobs Infographics

This infographic highlights the salary hike trend of the fiscal year 2015-16. Also, it provides insights on top highest paying companies in India. We can also access through this given infographic, how salary hike effects employee’s commitment towards respective organizations. Key insights include Average hike of 10.7% across industries. Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare to get the highest hike in percentage. Other sectors and professions to get the benefit are Chartered Accountants, IT, Engineering, ITES, Auto, Media, Retail & Logistics. Some IT Companies offering salaries in higher brackets include Google, Accenture, IBM, Cognizant, TCS & Intel etc.

The following infographic would help you know the current job sectors, profiles, industries and companies that have gone ahead with their salary hikes.

Top Paying Jobs-2015

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‘Work from Home’ Benefits – Surveys & Findings

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You can do your job wherever and whenever you want…you can even sit in a beach chair with a cocktail in hand for all I care…as long as you get our desired results.” – Kevin Kruse, Contributor

The benefits of working from home, which is the most comfortable place to work has helped several organizations of good repute to recruit top talent. Keeping no geographic limits to work has resulted in a highly engaged workforce, great company culture and ‘Best Place to Work’ awards.

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How much these statements are true?

According to researches, maximum American employees work from home, which accounts for $10, 000 of savings every year. According to Telework survey, work from home facility results in enhanced productivity, mitigated facility cost, reduced sick leaves, and even decreased turnover. The research also reveals that employees who are facilitated with work from home are ‘most satisfied’ with their jobs as compared to jobs that are office bound. This is because, employees are able to consume nearly $1,600 to $6, 800, as well as, their time in migrating to their work whether by driving or through public transportation.

Telework survey also highlights employers who witness increased productivity among their employees by providing flexible hours of working, sense of empowerment, enhanced freedom to work from the comfort of home and no boundaries of reporting time.

Therefore, the top reasons why employees are more satisfied with jobs with work from benefits include:

  • 60% – 70% decrease in commutation
  • 49% – 66% greater flexibility of working
  • Enhanced overall productivity
  • 25% to 31% saving on money

What the survey from Microsoft reveals about work from home?

 

According to Microsoft whitepaper called, Work without Wall”, highlighted are the top 10 advantages of working from home:

  • Reduce long travel
  • Naturally friendly
  • Enhanced time with family, especially for working moms
  • Reduced public fear & resulted stress of competition
  • Comfortable atmosphere
  • Fewer distractions
  • Increased output
  • Avoidance of traffic/public transport
  • Gas consumption
  • Home/work life balance

And, the Health Benefits include:

  • Easier time in eating
  • Less stress due to presence of family
  • Sense of mental happiness
  • Eating nutritious food

Work from Home- The Future Beckons

More organizations are embarking over the latest trend of working from home. It is changing the way people work and with which, employers can retain their employees for a long haul. The flexibility to work from our own comfort has indeed improvised the tech sector and resulted in greater output in return. Job seekers may find this option more compelling as a great reason to work for long in a company. Work from home would enable them save on money and commute time, as well as, balance work life. For employees who find work bounds as stressful can look forward to a healthier way and environment of working with this option and start to love their work.

The soon employers start to realize the tremendous benefits of providing work from home to employees, the sooner they will be able to get the work done faster from them with enhanced quality, less absenteeism and less complaints.

 

 

 

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Are you enjoying work-life balance? Take This Quiz

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Be it devoting extra work hours or staying connected with work after office via smartphones, it means same; ultimately you are cutting off yourself from your personal life. Doing this once a month is alright but if this has become the need of the hour and you have started feeling that this is the only option, then you might soon see the consequences of poor worklife balance.

On this same, Career Builder India recently did a survey to find out how your family/kids feel when you fail achieving a good worklife balance. The results are shocking! Yes, 46 per cent of working parent’s state they have been asked to work less by at least one of their children. In addition, 40 per cent of parents feel their work has negatively affected their relationship with their children.

Before I share the complete report, first I would advice you to take this quiz and see what is your status.

I am assuming you have taken this quiz, hopefully you now know what your work-life balance status is.

Have a look at the results of online survey, which included 288 working mothers and 344 working fathers with children 18 years old and younger who are living at home with them.

Creating a Better Worklife Balance

When asked how many hours they get to spend with their children, 40 per cent of respondents said it was less than three hours per day. And for some, a high salary doesn’t compare to the price of quality time with family. Over half of working mums (52per cent) and 46 per cent of working dads said they would be willing to take a pay cut to spend more time with their children.

Leaving the Workforce

Women are slightly more likely to leave the workforce should the right circumstances present themselves. Forty percent of mums said they were likely to leave their job if their spouse or significant other made enough money for the family to live on comfortably, compared with just over one third (35 per cent) of dads.

Can Working Mums and Dads Have It All?

When it comes to “having it all” the majority of working parents are optimistic. Eighty-five per cent of male workers and 86 per cent of female workers believe they can achieve success in both their career and parenthood.

On the same, Premlesh Machama, MD, CareerBuilder India, shared his suggestions. He said, “Traditionally, men have been expected to be the breadwinners for their households, but the dynamic is shifting. While 79 per cent of working dads remain their family’s sole financial provider, now 40 per cent of working mum’s provide the only salary for their household.”

Premlesh offers the following tips for working parents to create a better work/life balance:

  • Don’t be a slave to the traditional 9-to-5: Get more flexibility in your schedule with an alternative work arrangement. Ask your manager about options like flexible working or working from home
  • Learn to say no: You can’t be everything to everyone all the time. Know what your priorities are and don’t be afraid to say no to things that will interfere with those priorities
  • Make time for yourself: You’re no good to anyone if you’re not taking care of yourself. Schedule time each day dedicated to relaxing and recharging
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Hiring Trends in Second Half of 2015 : Infographics

At the halfway point in 2015, many Indian employers and job seekers are feeling very positive about their prospects, according to CareerBuilder India’s Midyear Job Forecast Study.

Premlesh Machama, Managing Director of CareerBuilder India said, “Employers in India appear to be well ahead of their global colleagues in their hiring strategies and with just under three quarters of Indian firms looking to hire more full time and permanent workers in the second half.”

Check this infographics for some interesting insights on hiring trends in 2015.

Hiring Trends- ISurvey infographic

 

CareerBuilder India is a 100% subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com. As the global leader in human capital solutions, CareerBuilder specializes in HR software as a service to help companies with every step of the recruitment process from acquire to hire. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM, data and analytics in one pre-hire platform. Owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO) and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.co.in

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