Trends, Facts

Beware the hype around AI. It has fooled many

Blog       Jul 11, 2019

Last March, McDonald’s acquired the startup Dynamic Yield for $300 million, in the hope of employing machine learning to personalize customer experience.    In the age of artificial intelligence, this was a no-brainer for McDonald’s, since Dynamic Yield is widely recognized for its AI-powered technology and...

Be a smart manager: Resolving conflicts between employees can lead to higher productivity 

Facts       Jun 18, 2019

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making.  The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, is the first longitudinal study to prove several key tenets of structural balance theory (SBT),...

Do your Facebook posts have God references? You are 15 times more likely to have diabetes

Facts       Jun 18, 2019

  WASHINGTON: Your Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis, say scientists who suggests that language on social media posts with patient consent could be monitored just like physical symptoms.  Using an automated data collection technique, the researchers from University...

Not Amazon, Instagram is likely to dominate the future of online retail

Facts       Jun 02, 2019

  Luxury fashion is getting ready for its selfie. If it likes what it sees, the global apparel market could become a battle of the Everything Store against the Everyone Store.   Selling on Instagram is no longer just the province of retailers. A small group of...

India to witness an addition of 11.5 lakh jobs H1 FY’20: Teamlease Employment Report

Data       May 08, 2019

  India’s largest composite staffing firm, TeamLease Services today launched their biannual ‘Employment Outlook Report’ for the April-September, 2019-20 HY.  The report forecasts a 3% rise in the net employment outlook and a net addition of 11.5 lakh jobs over the April – September, 2019-20 Half...

WHO panel for strong international governance on human genome editing

International News       Mar 20, 2019

  Geneva: The World Health Organization’s new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.   “Gene editing holds incredible promise for health, but it also poses some...

Bullying bosses have negative impact on employees

Facts       Mar 10, 2019

  A new research now says that employees who are being bullied by their bosses are much more likely to be under work stress, become less committed to the jobs or even retaliate.   The research, done by Portland State University and published in the Journal of...

PE firm eyes $1 billion fund to tap India ESG investors

Indian News       Feb 17, 2019

Mumbai: Avendus Capital has started accepting money for one of India’s first funds to base investment decisions on environment, social and governance parameters as investor concerns about governance at Indian companies surge.  “Traditionally, university endowments and pension funds tend to participate in ESG. But we...

SBI takes work-life balance to a new high cutting mechanical lives in the bud

Facts       Feb 17, 2019

  MUMBAI: The nations largest lender State Bank has begun a massive employee engagement programme to ensure its 2.6 lakh-strong staff does not work mechanically and is sufficiently motivated to take on newer challenges that the future will throw up, a top official has said.    The...

48% employees keen on switching jobs for greater flexibility: Indeed

Facts       Feb 13, 2019

New DelhI: Keeping in line with the changing priorities of millennials, a survey has revealed that almost 48 percent of respondents said they would consider switching jobs for greater flexibility.   Almost half (48 percent) of employees surveyed agreed that they would consider changing their job...

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