crunch slows Take-Off
Snehesh Alex Philip
a recent study pointing out
that the global airline industry will need 25,000 planes by 2025, in
addition to the 17,000 that will already be in service, a shortage of
pilots along with other key crew and support staff is a major worry for
the aviation industry, which is now exploring newer ways to beat the
crisis looming large. “The new planes will require more than 18,000
new pilots every year,” according to Alteon Training, a wholly owned
subsidiary of the Boeing Company within Boeing Commercial Airplanes'
Commercial Aviation Services group, which recently came out with the
We don’t need employees in our company. We believe in outsourcing.
OF THE MATTER
IT faces shortfall of skilled
growth in the IT sector is likely to be slowed down unless one
looks at ways and means to tackle the problem of “skill shortage”.
According to reports, the high growth rate is not being supported by
adequate supply of skilled manpower, especially in the IT sector.
Bank of Scotland to double India headcount
banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland, which has countered its
compatriot rival Barclays' takeover bid for largest Dutch bank ABN Amro,
plans to double its India headcount to about 1,000 employees by the end
of this year.
work goes into Reverse Gear
the well-tended Bangalore campus of MindTree Consulting there is
an air of quiet but determined industry. Casually dressed employees walk
briskly to the coffee shop or else gather to chat on the closely clipped
lawns. One can almost hear the gentle purr of activity at this
international IT consulting company, which last year cleared more than
$100m ((pounds sterling)50m) in revenues.
Bits & bytes
of India’s leading job portals, Clickjobs.com, has announced
the launch of its mobile integration service for employers — Recruit
on Mobile. With this new service, the portal aims to open new avenues in
the recruitment process by connecting the employer with the job seekers
strategy for lay-offs
Mary Ellen Slayter
would you do if, when you walked into work tomorrow someone told
you to head right back out — along with many of your co-workers? It
happened to about 3,500 Circuit City workers last month. “Overpaid”
retail workers were the target of most of the cuts, but the ranks of
workers at the company's headquarters also were thinned by the company's
decision to outsource information technology operations to IBM.
as a speedbreaker
it has not crossed your mind that although success and stress are close
kin, they work at cross purposes. Stress produces a war of attrition
against your success, especially in the career push. You have to
factor in M&As
rosy picture of India Inc's acquisition spree both at home and
abroad could dissolve into a nightmare if employee-related issues
post-M&As are not taken care of strategically. While the acquisition
of Anglo-Dutch steel maker Corus by Tata Steel and Arcelor by NRI tycoon
L N Mittal-backed Mittal Steel are worth taking pride in, such deals are
making the employee issue more complex.
Q I am a qualified
nutritionist. I would love to write or develop health-related
programmes for the media. Where can I study health journalism in
India to prepare myself better?