Email By Steve Cannane and Clare Blumer, ABC Investigations Updated October 11, 2019 08:50:32 Photo: Hakeem al-Araibi spent months in a Thai jail because of mistakes made in Canberra. (ABC News: Elena de Bruijne) Related Story: Safety fears grow for Melbourne refugee detained in Thailand and wanted in Bahrain Related Story: It took a 'global coalition' led by a retired Socceroo to save Hakeem Related Story: Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is back home in Australia after months in a Thai prison Map: Melbourne 3000 The plight of Hakeem al-Araibi captured the nation's attention last summer. The footballer had travelled from Australia to Thailand for his long-awaited honeymoon when he was arrested at Bangkok Airport. Hakeem had been granted a refugee protection visa by Australia after he was tortured in his home country of Bahrain. What he did not know as he left Melbourne was that Bahrain had issued an INTERPOL Red Notice for his arrest.As a refugee, Hakeem should never … [Read more...] about Missed emails, bureaucratic bungles: How Home Affairs and the AFP contributed to Hakeem al-Araibi’s time in a Thai jail
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MUMBAI: Federal Bank is transforming its traditional HR practices by shifting almost the entire hiring process to a tool driven on artificial intelligence-arguably a first in the domestic banking space. FedRecruit, the new HR tool of the Kochi-based private sector lender, employs technology to drive the HR function to the fullest, under which the only human intervention of its multistage hiring process is the final round where top HR executives meet up with the new recruits. Federal Bank is arguably the first in the domestic banking space to almost fully switch to technology for hiring as its large peers like HDFC Bank, which uses a lot of tech for banking, employs AI only at the primary screening level. FedRecruit relies on a series of connected events or data points and goes beyond the conventional one-sided resume to construct a 360-degree narrative of the candidate. These data points are gathered through multiple stages--robotic interviews, psychometric and game-based … [Read more...] about Only machines do the talking at Federal Bank hiring process now
By Sneha RajanA recent study by NetApp and Zinnov says that B2B tech startups in India have more than tripled (from 900 to 3,200+) since 2014. Investments in B2B startups touched $3.7 billion in 2018, a steep rise of 364% from 2014. This B2B wave is driven by the pressing need for digital transformation across enterprises, financial institutions, hospitals, governments, SMEs, kirana stores etc. Setting and scaling a B2B business is different from consumer-facing businesses with a unique set of challenges in customer acquisition channels, marketing, servicing, pricing, retention etc. The most glaring difference is that of the sales cycle- often a long and arduous one for B2B startups. Here are tips on how B2B startups can crack the code on enterprise sales. A client-first ethos Understanding the client’s requirement lies at the core of any B2B business. It is often advisable to hit the market with a basic product or service and then adapt or customize according to the … [Read more...] about Scaling sales: Cracking the code on enterprise sales
Bob Hawke declared that one day no Australian child would live in poverty. George Bush went to Iraq and declared “Mission Accomplished!” But the most foolishly optimistic declaration of all time is when a woman says to a man: “Grow up!” After 42 years of life, it is my solemn duty to report that this is a scientific impossibility. Men never grow up. We just grow bigger. The truth is men are just children in larger bodies. That’s why we invented football, motorcycles and rock ’n’ roll. That’s why dads never have a warm jumper for the kids and why there are 50 million Google results for “man jumping into pants”. And so when I was asked to write a piece about what the men in my life have taught me, I wondered if any man in my life had actually taught me anything at all. Certainly, I have learned a huge amount from them but were they ever teaching something? The men I have known and looked up to and loved have all been … [Read more...] about Joe Hildebrand: To the men in my life
With a number of foreign universities opening their doors to Indian students in recent years, now is a great time to plan your child’s education abroad. From undergraduate programs in new fields to doctorate studies in traditional streams, there is an ocean of opportunities waiting to be explored. Apart from the learning in the classroom, education programmes abroad also expose your child to new experiences, cultures, and more, while adding serious weight to their CVs. But living in a foreign country – with tuition fees, books and stationery, living expenses and more – is expensive. A recent report published in The Economic Times states, to maintain the standard of life that Rs.1 lakh offers in Delhi, you will need Rs.5.3 lakh if your child is to study in New York. And it may not always be wise to dip into your savings account to cover the costs of studying abroad. Student loans or higher education loan may be the first choice for many; but an alternative solution … [Read more...] about Should You Choose a Personal Loan to Manage Your Child’s Education Abroad?