jobs

‘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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‘Job contracts that stop you from working for competition can’t always be enforced’
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Ashraf Engineer July 27, 2022 No-poaching agreements and clauses that forbid employees from moving to competitors are common. They can artificially depress salaries and suck away competition from the talent market, enabling corporations to get richer at their employees’ expense....
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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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What a US recession would mean for India
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Ashraf Engineer July 2, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few weeks, talk of an ‘induced’ recession in the US has been gaining ground. What it means is that,...
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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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Audio podcast: Manipur state poll – AFSPA, insurgency, jobs dominated the campaign
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Ashraf Engineer February 26, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Last week, we talked about the state elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. Manipur is the fifth state holding Assembly elections and...
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