Saumya Bhattacharya

  • How women can bridge the large gender pay gap

    How women can bridge the large gender pay gap

    Your career is undeniably the biggest investment of your working life. Where the gender pay gap exists, it means that for the same work, you are getting a lower salary due to your gender. Progressive workplaces understand and take steps to fill this gap.

    See you in bell: How India Inc may rate its employees

    See you in bell: How India Inc may rate its employees

    Appraisal time – bell curve time. So, how will India Inc place its employees on the bell curve? Here are the main findings from a survey of last year’s salary revisions by 1,000 companies across 20 sectors. The survey was done by Aon, available exclusively with ET.

    Gender games: Too many men, too little change

    Gender games: Too many men, too little change

    Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) made it compulsory for companies to have at least one independent woman director on the board of listed companies. Till April 6, 2019, 51 of the top 500 NSE-listed companies had not appointed a woman independent director, numbers from Prime Database showed.

    The cost of protests at campuses

    The cost of protests at campuses

    Educationists and marketing pundits concur that expressing dissent on campuses by students through protests is normal, and acceptable. However, some caution when protests stretch too long and send the functioning of an institute into a tailspin, it can potentially impact the reputation of the institute.

    No slowdown in jobs for IITians

    No slowdown in jobs for IITians

    First round of placements at the IITs show firms are eager to pick up talent and ready to pay to get the best.

    Pesto: The startup that has found a way to boost skills & incomes of techies

    Pesto: The startup that has found a way to boost skills & incomes of techies

    There's a new and rapidly growing trend in upskilling — income sharing agreement (ISA). These are training and skilling programmes that take a fee from you only when you get a job, usually with a guaranteed income threshold. Pesto is a startup that is pioneering the concept in India. It conducts a three-month boot camp in Delhi for software engineers.

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    ‘People’ isn’t just the HR’s business

    By Saumya Bhattacharya For a function that’s supposed to look out for the most valuable assets of a business — its people — human resource (HR) departments aren’t likely to win any interdepartmental popularity contests...

    Saumya Bhattacharya

    How to make your internship a winning experience

    Internships are the new entry level experience for the next generation of employees. The go-getter millennials want to get the best of both worlds right from the undergraduate levels. The reality of the workplace is...

    Saumya Bhattacharya

    Top dollar for top performers

    The Wipro move to give one in five employees a 16% salary hike does not come as a surprise. The company joins many others who have rewarded their top performers handsomely this year. Top talent...

    Saumya Bhattacharya

    Managing your career amid layoffs

    In a tough economy with layoffs becoming commonplace, there is no guarantee that your job will be safe. There are, however, ways to stay ahead of the curve and keep your career in good shape....

    Saumya Bhattacharya

    Are you in the firing line?

     “After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. If you’re wondering...

    Saumya Bhattacharya

    The secret sauce of managing 20-somethings

     What’s about these 20-somethings at the workplace that talent managers find so challenging? On a recent visit to India, Kevin Kelly, the Global CEO of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, was told by his...

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    Help! I am a Newcomer

    So, you are from the class of 2011, a bit anxious, excited and set to enter the workplace. We asked the last year’s newcomers as to what their top concerns were while joining work and...

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