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Reward time for technology talents at IT companies

Big shift in the sector towards recognising role of specialists, in tangible ways not seen before

Tough love for the C-suite: Marketing is the business

While all the top executive titles-CEO, CFO, CIO, and your role as CMO- represent a high level of achievement and success, they go hand-in-hand ...

How the CIO role is evolving

CIOs across the world have seen their jobs morph significantly over the past few years as new tasks and new responsibilities have been added

Data breaches impact customer loyalty

Data breaches have a significant impact on whether a customer will interact with an organisation again, according to new research from SafeNet, ...

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How tall you stand changes how you make decisions

Sitting in a higher chair could improve your long-term financial planning. You might be more likely to buy serious tomes on the second floor of ...

Fourth wave of handset ads

Smaller handset players are following in the footsteps of indigenous leaders and increasing their mainstream marketing spends

Half-time, 2014 - Where is the consumer headed?

Despite high-octane advertising, over 70 per cent automobile consumers will make up their mind based on their in-store experience and ...

Crompton takes battle to rivals with hive-off

While the Avantha Group company has large exposure in fans and lighting, it will be keen to ramp up its branding for small home appliances like ...

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Rethinking the media plan

Instead of thinking in silos, marketers should try to create immersive storyscapes

After-sales is a sure-shot way to engage with the customer: Michael Mayer

Interview with Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India

It's not about money

Between April and June 2014, Infosys' employee attrition rate touched 19.5 per cent, the highest in the company's 30-year history. The firm ...

The curse of the high performer

Devika worked hard every year. Received a 'meets expectation' rating twice and an 'exceeds expectation' once. She also won an award twice for ...

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Tata Steel MD becomes XLRI chairman

Narendran succeedes H M Nerurkar as the chairman of the board of the premier B-school

IIM-A may align academic calendar with global B-schools

Move seeks to ensure premier B-school shares its timeline for conducting processes like admissions, internships and placements with that of ...

Nasa to politics, IIM-A's executive batch has it all

In 2011-12 batch, share of candidates representing IT and ITeS sector was around 50% in PGPX

IIM Calcutta receives AACSB accreditation

TA Pai Management Institute and ISB are two other Indian B-schools that have received the accreditation

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Rakesh Singh

Demand forecasting in a supply chain
Rakesh Singh

A company should link forecasting to all planning activities throughout the supply chain

Shyamal Majumdar

Shyamal Majumdar: Bribery, bad loans and banks
Shyamal Majumdar

It would be a mistake to dismiss the Syndicate Bank issue as a stray case of individual greed

Kanika Datta

Kanika Datta: Two steps back
Kanika Datta

A prominent Indian information technology industrialist once acerbically commented that it is only in India that people agitate for the right to ...

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Flexi staffing to rise in government sector: ISF

12.3 mn workers in govt are temporary, make up 43% of total 28.8 mn employed in formal govt jobs

HDFC Life ties up with Manipal Global for insurance course

Private life insurer is planning to hire close to 8,000 people from the programme

Australian students to soon intern in Indian companies

The New Colombo Plan offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study

Jobs hiring picks up but many sectors still await better days

More activity in the IT, health care, services sectors; manufacturing firms keeping fingers crossed

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Kevin Robson

Book Extract: Culture and recruitment

Delayering, team spirit and flexibility of work are some of the key elements of strategic human resource management at Nissan

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DECODING THE NEW CONSUMER MIND: HOW AND WHY WE SHOP AND BUYby Kit Yarrow* Published by Wiley* Price: Rs 599* Practical insights for marketers ...

Book Extract: Building win-win partnerships with suppliers

Companies that don't have good collaborative partnerships with their supplier networks can be competitively vulnerable

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The Strategist Quiz (#371)

Connect Maria Sharapova with the Indonesian word for tiger and what do you arrive at? What are these: Mother Surge, Mother Big Shot, Mother V8 ...

Answers to last week's quiz (#370)

The first Otis elevator was fitted at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata in 1892 and Carrier's first air conditioning installation was at the Rambagh Palace ...

The Strategist Quiz (#370)

Connect the Raj Bhavan built in 1803 in Kolkata and the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur with the firsts in India of two global brands that are now part ...

Answers to last week's quiz (#369)

Carl C Magee was instrumental in introducing the first Parking Meter in the city of Oklahoma in 1935

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