Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani to start microfinance company

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, Vijay Kelkar, former finance secretary and chairman of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, and Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys Ltd and the architect of Aadhaar, are joining hands to start a microfinance institution (MFI). Named Avanti Finance, the company, a “technology-enabled financial inclusion vehicle”, will focus on “delivering affordable and timely credit to under-served and un-served segments in India”, said

Data scientists earning more than Chartered Accountants

In 2012, Harvard Business Review named data scientist the “sexiest job of the 21st century”. More recently, Glassdoor named it the “best job of the year” for 2016. In India, too, companies are scrambling to hire data scientists, sending salaries soaring. According to TeamLease, a staffing solutions company, data scientists with around 5 years’ experience are earning over 75 lakh per annum as compared to 8-15 lakh for CAs and

Apple expected to debut iPhone 7 next week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its autumn product launch event in San Francisco. Apple sent invites for the event on Monday without confirming any details of the new product but traditionally announces one or two new iPhone models at its annual September event. It may also show new models or features for other products such as the Apple Watch or

5 Recruiting Trends for 2016

Hiring forecasts for 2016 are bullish, and employers aiming to increase head count will be tasked with differentiating themselves from the competition in order to win talent. Experts predict many of the recruiting trends prevalent last year—branding, maximizing talent analytics, repairing the candidate experience and leveraging untapped sources of hire—will continue to resonate in 2016. “As the employment market continues to tighten, it will become increasingly difficult for employers to

Five Tips for Successful Recruiting in India

It’s no secret that finding top talent is tough. A recent study from LinkedIn shows an increase in the gap between hiring volume and budget at 13 percent in 2015, compared to 7 percent in 2014. Given the persistent skills gap that organizations in the United States face, it’s more important than ever to develop a sourcing strategy that’s as effective as possible. As employers turn to recruiting in India to fill open

Most Creative Recruitment Campaigns Ever

Connecting with top tier talent is getting harder every day. The best candidates aren’t responding to traditional tactics, they’re slipping through the net and we need to be more proactive to connect with them. ‘Out-of-the-box’, creative recruitment campaigns have helped some companies interact in a unique way with candidates and send their application processes viral. Here are the 17 most creative recruitment campaigns that we’ve seen, all amazing ideas that will

PayPal launches PayPal.Me to cater to small business!

Payment gateway PayPal launched its new per-to-peer digital payment service PayPal.Me in India today. The platform is aimed at making business easier for freelancers & small merchants selling products & services across borders. Merchants can set up their own user profiles that are associated with a personalized URL to receive international or cross-border commercial payments with their existing PayPal account. PayPal.Me aims to address the problem of time taken to

Balancing between your full time job and freelancing?

7 Steps for Taking on Freelance Projects Without Pissing Off Your Boss By Kelli Smith Want to stop scraping by to pay your rent each month, but can’t risk leaving your not-so-high-paying job without a guarantee that a better paying one is waiting for you? Are you feeling like you really need some great experience on your resume, but don’t know how you can get that without, well—some great experience

Facts you should know about photography!

10 facts about photography   1. The date celebrates August 19, 1839, when the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it “free to the world”. 2. The daguerreotype, invented in 1837, was the first practical photographic process. 3. The earliest known permanent photographic image, however, was created by a more complex process called heliography in 1826. 4. The exposure time needed to create that photograph was

How we source best talents from Meetup!

Editor’s note: This post is part of our Source the Web series here on SourceCon. It features articles on how to mine particular online data resources from experts like TalentBin’s Peter Kazanjy. “Wait, I can source on Meetup?” Of course! Meetup is a platform where interest groups can organize to meet offline and geek out over the newest and latest or just talk about what really fascinates them.  And these