Wednesday, February 9, 2005

The retail sector is on a
high-growth trajectory and the fast food sector is a major chunk feeding this boom. The expansion of major fast food chains in the country is dishing out tempting work opportunities for the youth, writes Chetna Keer Banerjee
Platter full of promise
trend mill
Temporary staffing the buzzword in job mart
ith the retail market projected to grow by 30 per cent in the next five years, over 20,000 new jobs are likely to arise during this period in the northern region. In this scenario, the staffing business, with a Rs 350-400 crore turnover, is set to expand rapidly.

by Sandeep Joshi

Illustration by Sandeep Joshi
Sir, I suggest we drop the words ‘do you have that magic in you?’ from the recruitment ad.

Tackling test tension
Divay Mangla
est time is a stressful period for both the youngsters and their parents. The anxiety does not end with the test—be it the boards, an interview or competitive exam. Some are able to face the situation. But some fail to meet the expectations set by themselves or others and fall prey to mental agony. To a certain extent, stress is necessary as it enhances mental activity and helps the student in gearing up.

US outsourcing firm to hire 4,000 in India

utherland Global Services, a New York-based leading business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, said in Mumbai recently that it would add 4,000 more employees in its India operation as part of the company's expansion plans. Sutherland, which had an employee base of 1,500 in India in September 2003, has grown rapidly in recent months to become a 7,000-strong BPO organisation in the country.


"Excess details mar a job resume"
Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Manu Kapila did his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and went on to do his MBA (HR) from UBS, Panjab University. He has worked in varied industries, including an NGO.

Prospects in PR

Usha Albuquerque
Launching a new book? Releasing a new product? If you're smart, then you'll first hire a public relations firm. Right from collecting finances to getting those snobbish journalists to write about it, public relations can do practically anything to make your product get noticed. It's the glitz and glamour that get noticed first, the substance comes much later.


"Get to know your firm"
Having done her B.B.S from the College of Business Studies, Delhi University, an MBA degree was obviously the next in line for Divya Jindal. And this student of UBS, Panjab University, has made a mark by bagging the job with the highest annual package of Rs 8.5 lakh among the Class of 2003-05. She has been selected as Deputy manager (Domestic Mktg), Abhishek Industries Pvt Ltd, Trident group.

Title Track
  • A Bias for Action
    How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time
    By Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal; Penguin — Viking; pages 209; Rs 595.
  • Fundamentals of Sales Management
    By Ramneek Kapoor; Macmillan; pages 336; Rs 255.


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