employment

‘Many reasons for the Great Resignation, from self-exploration to boredom and FOMO’
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Ashraf Engineer November 16, 2022 The ‘Great Resignation’ is well and truly on. Several people are quitting their jobs, choosing to prioritise themselves, their passions or simply dump the traditional definition of achievement for whatever counts as happiness for them....
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‘No point complaining, industry must work with academia to produce employable engineers’
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Ashraf Engineer November 9, 2022 Business leaders have been vocal about colleges producing engineers that are not industry-ready or employable. Indian engineering education falls short on various parameters, from a syllabus that does not include analytical or critical skill development...
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Underperforming and underinvested, India’s infrastructure needs transformation
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Ashraf Engineer November 5, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The collapse of the bridge in Morbi, Gujarat, that killed at least 135 people and the frequent accidents befalling the Vande Bharat...
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Let’s take a look at India’s festival economy
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Ashraf Engineer October 29, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. We’re just coming out of the festive season, with Christmas still to go. As always, it’s been a time to spend for...
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‘Post-pandemic, focus for MSMEs is on multi-skilling’
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Ashraf Engineer October 5, 2022 Skilling was never a priority for Indian businesses, but COVID-19 changed that. With job losses rampant over the past two years, the focus will be on skilling for new-age professions shaped by digitisation, reconfigured supply...
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‘A job transforms a disabled youth from underdog to asset for family’
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Ashraf Engineer July 13, 2022 Officially, there are 2.68 crore disabled persons in India but that’s most likely an undercount. They need employment in order to transform their status with society and their families. A shift in employer mindsets can...
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Audio podcast: Startup layoffs in a weak job market are worrying
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Ashraf Engineer May 21, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. India’s much-talked-about startups have begun laying off a worryingly large number of people. Media reports quoted recruiters as saying that another 5,000 employees would...
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The post-COVID economic dichotomy of two Indias
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Amit Sahita February 14, 2022 COVID-19 and its aftermath have led to the emergence of two distinct Indias. Many families have lost their earning members, faced pay cuts, faced job losses or incurred heavy medical expenses. All these situations have...
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Audio podcast: Budget 2022 doesn’t address the jobs crisis adequately
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Ashraf Engineer February 5, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Can the Union Budget for 2022-23, with its focus on government spending and infrastructure, pull off a post-COVID economic recovery? Few business leaders were...
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Audio podcast: Millions are graduating, but where are the jobs?
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Ashraf Engineer September 18, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Quite literally, millions of young people who have recently graduated are struggling to find jobs. The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, or...
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