/Tag: skills

India-Canada: A proliferate relationship

2020-05-11T03:42:50+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, Home Page, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, Trade Talk|

The CEO of the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber catalogues the economic equation between the two countries and delves into how they can take it to the next level. Highlights: Canada has stepped up food and potash exports to India. Canadian pension funds like CDPQ, CPPIB, and financial entities like Brookefield and Fairfax have invested huge amounts in Indian collaborations, heralding a new phase of the India-Canada trade and investment ties. Canada is now looking to seek investments from Tier 2 cities [...]

Competing with robots: How online learning can help professionals win in the future

2020-03-20T05:56:22+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

The CEO of one of India’s largest online job and recruitment portal elaborates on how reskilling can help avoid slowdown. Highlights: The rise of artificial intelligence and data analytics has changed the dynamics of the jobs market. To remain relevant in today’s fast-evolving, tech-centric job market, employees upgrade their skills regularly. Offline skilling courses will no longer be able to accommodate the influx of job seekers looking to upskill themselves. Online channels offer a viable option for jobseekers looking to [...]

How corporate India can solve the skilling puzzle

2019-11-18T14:38:49+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The head of IBM’s advisory board shares her insights on how companies can recruit candidates with the right skillsets and equip their existing workforce to be future-ready. A strange paradox grips the job market in India: there are thousands of open jobs across different industries but no matching skill sets, even as millions of graduates are unable to find employment. Incredulous as it sounds, it is the harsh reality. The reason for this poignant situation is – skills or rather [...]

Humanics: A framework for rearchitecting the workforce and workplace of the Future

2019-11-19T07:23:47+00:00November 14th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019|

In response to a common question surrounding the advancement of automation making the human workforce redundant, a tech expert explains how these advances can be used to leverage human potential in the digital age. Highlights: Organisations need to embrace the growth mindset. Organisations need a robust and real-time workforce skill index framework for assessing their workforce on digital skills. The demand for higher cognitive skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making will grow rapidly through the coming decades. [...]

Opportunities within the US-India Tech Corridor look promising

2019-10-30T16:18:20+00:00October 24th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 25th October 2019, UK Edition – 25th October 2019|

Government initiatives towards growing business, corporate partnerships and India’s constantly growing tech sector present several opportunities for the US to tap into, reflects a tech expert. The US is one of the largest export markets for the Indian IT industry. The Indian IT industry is an important participant in contributing and strengthening bilateral business relations between India and the US. The skills and competency of the Indian IT industry add to the global competitiveness for US-based companies. Indian IT has [...]

The UK-India Tech Partnership: Supporting our future workforce

2019-09-27T15:04:14+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

As the UK is predicted to have sizeable increase of tech-related jobs over the next few years, a partnership with India is could be the solution to the futureproofing the workforce. Whether you call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Society 5.0, the transformations we are witnessing across the globe bring unprecedented changes and enormous opportunities. Equally, they present difficult challenges. Rapid advances in technology are fundamentally changing the way we work and learn, and how we connect with the [...]

Policy makers need to have an astute feel for how the public will react to government initiatives

2019-08-30T09:05:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – August 2019|

King’s College London experts outline the importance of improving the skill sets of policymakers and civil servants the world over, including India, and how the new International School for Government hopes to address that gap. There’s no doubt that the process of governing, including in India, is getting increasingly complex. For a start, a well-educated global public is becoming more demanding of high standards. That means there is less public patience for inefficient or misdirected policy making and provision of [...]

Only through tackling the skills gap will India become truly Incredible

2020-03-20T05:50:55+00:00July 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – July 2019|

For India to fulfil its full potential, it must first tackle its skills crisis and ensure its students today are fully equipped to embrace the jobs of tomorrow, explains an expert working in the field of global education and skills. The idea of ‘Incredible India’ – conjured in evocative advertising campaigns emblazoned in all the colours of Holi – has long been employed to draw tourism from the UK and all around the world to a land steeped in tradition and [...]

UK-India Tech Partnership: The next level of thought leadership

2019-06-26T08:23:51+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Special Edition – June 2019|

A symbiotic approach between the UK and India can address the challenges of reskilling and set a remarkable example of co-creation in the digital era, notes a prominent Indian tech expert. We are in the midst of multitudinous shifts. Tectonic, as they are, and seemingly trying to outdo each other—in terms of impact—they are creating vast opportunities and challenges alike. One such is AI. It is estimated that it will add more than 15 trillion dollars of value globally, in [...]