The government hopes that capacity building and enhanced testing in the private sector will go off smoothly, as the State has already fixed the ceiling price for all tests in the private sector, established systems for real-time reporting of tests, and issued necessary advisories related to testing. … [Read more...] about State turns to private sector to ramp up COVID testing
ETCFO spoke with India's largest private sector player employer Quess Corp finance chief S Ramakrishnan to understand the job market outlook for this fiscal year. “We expect clients to start preparing for the festive season. All the contract workforce will be required hence August and September months will be much better,” said Ramakrishnan (Ramki).Quess Corp reported a flattish growth for the June quarter on account of Covid-19 disruptions. The net profit fell 36 per cent to Rs 36 crore during the period under the review. Below are edited excerpts from the interaction.Q: What is the scenario in the job market? How is the general and IT staffing shaping up?Ramki: In Q1 FY 21, every one in two clients is probably right-sizing their workforce and every one in nine clients adding to his workforce. So overall what this means is that the workforce has been declining compared to being added by clients. So this is reflective of the impact on markets. In a few sectors like … [Read more...] about Retail & BFSI sector pressing the hiring button, while Telecom & Manufacturing still struggling: Quess Corp CFO
In an interview with ETCFO, Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo TeleHealth Seva, discussed the impacts of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on their business, requirement of public–private partnership and their plans to maintain momentum post lockdown. Apollo TeleHealth Seva (ATHS) is the telemedicine commercial wing of Apollo Hospitals and specialises in integrated healthcare delivery to provide services such as Tele Consultations, Tele Radiology, Tele Cardiology, Tele Condition Management, and Tele Emergency services. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Hyderabad. Q: With lockdown in place, telemedicine has gotten a boost. How is demand amid various phases of lockdown ? Vikram Thaploo: The Covid-19 pandemic challenge is huge. People do not want to meet each other, so the telemedicine has become a solution, as it eliminates the risk of infection, overcomes doctor shortages and allows suitable doctors to reach out to areas where earlier doctors were unavailable. The demand for … [Read more...] about Need for more transparent PPPs; willingness to pay private players: Apollo TeleHealth CEO
"The government needs to introduce long-term supportive policies and especially encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to embrace transformation and upgrading, such as using internet sharing systems, e-commerce platforms and the industrial internet," Shi said at a recent CMF seminar. … [Read more...] about Nation to boost consumption, investment
Managers of today need to be specialised in their fields and a general management degree is no longer good enough to secure a job. “The kind of specializations that the industry has been looking for now has never been before. For example, we have started a BBA in Analytics two years ago after industry approached us and we created the course with features of both management and analytics courses. This fills up requirement of two persons with different skills by just employing one,” said Dr Chand P Saini Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Management, SGT University. … [Read more...] about Digital is the new buzzword for jobs of the future!