Category — Human Resources

India Faces Shortage of Skills in Aerospace Sector

Speaking at an event in Bangalore in January to promote the development of human resources in the aerospace sector, R K Tyagi, chairman of state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., said India was facing a significant shortage in skills and it required an additional 1 million “skilled people” to meet growing demand in the sector, due in part to the commitment by the Indian government to manufacture military aircraft n India.

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February 3, 2015   No Comments

Level of Stress in 74 Countries Ranked, India is #14

Bloomberg has ranked the incidence of stress in the lives of people in 74 countries of the world. Seven equally weighted variables were considered in the rankings: annual homicide rates, GDP per capita on a purchasing-power-parity basis, income inequality, corruption perception, unemployment, urban air pollution, and life expectancy.

Life is most stressful in Nigeria which was ranked #1, Pakistan was at #7, India at #14, China at #29 and the U.S. at #54. The least stressed country was Norway at #74.  Only countries with data available for all seven variables were included. Find your country in the graphic below:

Stress Rankings of Countries

Stress Rankings of Countries

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January 26, 2015   No Comments

Gov. Hayley’s India Trip to Attract Jobs to U.S.A.

The newly re-elected Republican governor of South Carolina, Ms. Nikki Hayley arrives in India on November 13 on a 10-day mission involving the state’s commerce and tourism agencies. Gov. Hayley will be traveling to the Indian cities of Amritsar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi hoping to persuade companies to bring jobs to S. Carolina.

Haley is also slated to attend 40 of the delegation’s 90 scheduled meetings and events. The delegation’s 18 members, which also include representatives of businesses interested in exporting to India, are splitting their time between seven cities in six states. “It’s a brutal schedule, but we’ll work hard and hopefully have something to show for it when we get back,” she said. India, an emerging market with more than 1.2 billion people, ranks 16th in capital investment in South Carolina. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, South Carolina ranks 14th nationally in total exports to India, at $352 million last year, up from $110 million in 2005.

Ms. Nimrata (Nikki) Randhawa Haley, who is the first Indian American woman to become governor of a American state has mostly downplayed her gender and Indian-American heritage publicly.  She  was born to Sikh parents but converted to Christianity and is married to Michael since 1996.

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November 11, 2014   No Comments

Haifa, Israel commemorates the role of soldiers from India’s Army

The municipality of Haifa, Israel   commemorates the the sacrifices made by soldiers, from India (fighting for the British crown),  many of whom are buried in the cemetery here.  Stories of their valiant efforts in liberating the coastal city during the First World War will be included in the school history curriculum.

“The move is a part of Haifa’s efforts to preserve the city’s history and heritage,” Hedva Almog, deputy Mayor of Haifa said.

Many Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives in this region during the First World War and nearly 900 are cremated or buried in cemeteries across Israel. Almog said that the municipality is planning big centenary celebrations to commemorate the event in 2018, calling upon India to join hands in making it a success. Charge de Affaires at the Indian mission in Tel Aviv, Vani Rao, reacted positively to the request extending support in organizing the Centenary celebrations.

The Indian army commemorates September 23 as Haifa Day, to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments that helped liberate the city in 1918 following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. Residents of the Israeli city also celebrate Haifa Day with a series of cultural programs during the week.

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November 28, 2012   No Comments

Returning Indian Expats Prefer Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai

According to the Times of India, Bangalore hires the highest proportion of returning overseas Indians (NRIs or non-resident Indian as they are still oxymoronically called) in its workforce.  It is especially relevant in the IT, pharmacy and healthcare sectors, where they prefer to hire candidates with international exposure, as told by Rajesh Kumar, CEO of a global recruitment consulting firm, MyHiringClub.

Companies that are especially looking into expanding globally need to understand global practices and specific markets. Studies conducted under MyHiringClub indicate NRI professionals accounted for 21% of total lateral hiring in India.  The IT & ITES sector has seen the number of NRI hiring at 23%, pharmacy and healthcare accounted for 21%, FMCG 18% and infrastructure 11%.

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October 26, 2012   No Comments