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The importance of hiring good IT security personnel for your company

When hiring within your IT department, how much focus is on cybercrime? If you’re not already investing in your company’s future with additional IT security hires, you could be leaving your business without sufficient protection when there is a pool of cyber talent available.

In 2018 a number of high-profile companies encountered large-scale breaches including Marriot International, Ticketmaster and Yahoo. The reality is that there has been a shift in how hackers operate and target businesses, but this can be challenged with the correct staff in place to support your security. Tech magazine Computer Business review reveal that “during the first six months of 2018, the equivalent to 291 records were stolen or exposed every second” but these numbers could be reduced.

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By Jen Garmston Published: April 09, 2019

Productivity over “present”

Trust between employee and organisation has always been a key component in company morale, but for millennials – a generation defined as “continual candidates” – trust is essential for staff retention.

This week, the Economic Times of India reported that more and more companies are incorporating these ideals. Organisations are developing systems and plans that will revolutionise ethics at work through placing trust at heart of their relationship with their staff. For example, some companies are doing this by allowing staff to manage their own work schedules. 

 

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By David Gee
Published: September 19, 2016

India’s IT and banking industry giants offer essential tips for graduates

Are you an Indian graduate looking to break into the banking or IT sector back home?

India’s banking and IT landscape is in transition. With booming potential but a lack of skilled workers, industry giants are looking to fill the roles that will fuel their growth. However, according to the New Indian Express (NIE), at least 80-85 per cent of this resource pool requires additional training to make them job-ready and employable.

 

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By David Gee
Published: September 16, 2016

1 in 3 candidates are continually searching for next role

More than one-third of employees across the globe are always on the lookout for their next role or opportunity, a study conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions has found.

So many in fact, that they have even been given their own title by recruiters: the continuous candidate. One in three of us make it into this category with Mexico and the US’s job market leading the way in the trend, with 50 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively. 

The Economic Times of India proposed that the prevalence of the trend in the US is due to the fact alternative forms of employment emerge faster here than anywhere else.

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By David Gee
Published: August 23, 2016

India’s youth drawn to RBI and SBI over Facebook and Microsoft

In New Delhi, research has indicated that India’s youth are undergoing a shift in employment aspirations. While elsewhere in the world candidates would be clambering for a position in the ranks of Facebook or Microsoft, Indians instead have a growing preference for home-based companies such as Raghuram Rajan’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Arundhati Bhattacharya’s State Bank of India (SBI), the Economic Times of India reports.

 

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By David Gee
Published: August 18, 2016

Amazon to Invest an Additional $US3b into India

We have spoken before about the internet and tech start-ups that are expanding India’s job market and overall prospects. It seems now that India’s growing online marketplace is attracting attention from transnational brands.

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By David Gee
Published: June 23, 2016

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