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Indian Staffing Federation Expects Logistics & Transportation To Drive Employment In 2019

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

With festive season creating momentum for employment through a surge in the e-commerce industry, the direct impact has been felt in the logistics and transportation industry. Indian Staffing Federation in its recent report has identified it as the propeller of jobs at the ground level specifically creating opportunities in Tier II and Tier III cities.…

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Get set for the new Gig

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

With uberisation of the workforce, the dynamics of new age professional is fast changing with virtual offices, flexi working hours and work from home timetables which give the employees their place and space, says Suchita Dutta Boardroom discussions are drastically changing the way businesses are adapting themselves due to the technological and digital advancement influencing…

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A skilling crisis, not a jobs crisis: Need to make skilling a key goal towards nation-building

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Rituparna Chakraborty, President, Indian Staffing Federation

Skills should have been a priority after Independence because an unskilled or unemployed Indian is not a free Indian, and the launch of the Skill India campaign in 2015 seemed a fresh departure from the past. Taking a historical perspective, the phase 1 of skills in India was largely about a purposeless drift without vision,…

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Unlocking growth through legislative reforms

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

India is one of the most attractive destinations for investments in today’s world. The GDP growth projected at above 6.5% is also one of the strongest attracting factors in the business environment. With this definitive indication of the competitive strength India has, we are struggling with the other end of extremities that impacts the most…

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Budget 2018: Will govt take steps to offer formal status to millions of contract workers?

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

The notions of employee welfare, job security, service benefits and career advancement are in various levels of evolution in India, which has its teeming millions of working people. While the bottom heap of the workers seldom have any claim to formal, collective identity, even a large chunk of workers in organised sectors too face a…

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Choosing a right staffing partner; reduces complexities

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Suchita Dutta, Executive Director, Indian Staffing Federation

Given the complexities and rigidness involved in the jobs market, organizations are striving for agility to respond quickly to meet their business demands. Flexi staffing industry allows both employers and workers to better adapt with the increasing volatility in labor market. An organization can adjust its manpower according to the demand dynamics, giving them an…

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Labour laws have to be calibrated away from job protection towards job creation

Date: January 28, 2019     Author: Rituparna Chakraborty, President, Indian Staffing Federation

Labour laws have to be calibrated away from job protection and towards job creation, if India is to do justice to its youth. Two stakeholders figure prominently in every conversation over employment in India—industry and the youth. We have a million youth entering the workforce every month, and that is how it is going to…

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Go for the skill

Date: December 22, 2015     Author: Rituparna Chakraborty, President, Indian Staffing Federation

India’s problem is not job shortage, but poverty. Our unemployment rate of 4.8 per cent is not a problem, but the fact that our labour force is “working poor” is. They make enough money to live, but not enough to pull themselves out of poverty. This problem is complicated by our so-called demographic dividend—10 lakh…

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