Category — Human Resources

9 U.S. Companies among Top 25 Best Workplaces in India

Based on LinkedIn‘s study of actions, nine American companies are listed among the 25 most desirable companies for employees in India.

Logo of Linked in's Top Companies Where India Wants to Work

At #2 is Amazon: With more than 10,000 employees in India Amazon is rapidly expanding its Prime Video offerings in the country, investing $5 billion in 2016 with plans to double that investment in 2017.

At #3 is KPMG India: This firm operates in 152 countries worldwide. KPMG India has offices in Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

At #7 is Adobe: India is a key innovation hub for Adobe – its biggest R&D location outside of its headquarters. Nearly 30 percent of the company’s research and development is centered in India. “We have probably grown faster in India than anywhere else in the world,” says CEO Shantanu Narayen.

At #8 is Google: The ability to download maps or YouTube clips for offline access, started in India before going global.

At #12 is Accenture: With 140,000 employees in India, Accenture recently opened a new Cyber Center in Bangalore, where clients, Accenture specialists and other industry experts from universities and beyond can uncover the next generation of security solutions and outpace cyber adversaries.

At #13 is Deloitte: In India, Deloitte offers a range of Audit, Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory services across thirteen cities.

At #16 is Cisco: Cisco is moving beyond its core router and switching business into subscription sales and other sources of recurring revenue. These plans require robust hiring.

At #24 is McKinsey & Company: The company’s insights cover many topics from how India’s largest private bank fosters gender equality, to the state of the country’s private equity sector. More than 70 McKinsey India alumni have become CEOs.

At #25 is Oracle: The company has set up nine incubation centers to contribute to India’s booming startup culture and trains 500,000 students every year through the company’s education program.



May 21, 2017   No Comments

Indians Attracted to Western Employers the Most

The Netherlands-headquartered Randstad Group released its  Employer Brand Research 2017 the world’s largest public opinion survey on employer branding. In India this year, the research captured the views of 3,500 respondents.

According to the survey results, Google India, has been named as India’s most ‘attractive employer brand’,  followed by Mercedes–Benz India. Sector specific winners are Amazon India for e-Commerce, ITC Limited for FMCG and Philips India for Consumer and Healthcare.

A lady at work in an office

Salary and employee benefits continue to be the top driver among the Indian workforce across all
profiles while choosing an employer, quotes SmartInvestor. This is followed by good work-life balance and job security. The survey also highlights that the Indian workforce prefers to work for companies operating in sectors such as IT (65%), followed by BFSI (63%) and retail & FMCG (62%).


May 5, 2017   No Comments

India Streamlines Regulations for Clinical Research

With the aim of creating a conducive environment that fosters research and new drug development in India, the government has amended some critical clauses and framed new guidelines that are aligned to global regulations.
In an interview with BioSpectrum Asia Magazine, Suneela Thatte, president, Indian Society for Clinical Research said that India now has a very robust regulatory environment which is focused on quality, and where patient safety and confidentiality is not compromised.
“The compensation guidelines for clinical research are now more balanced and rational, and formulae have been introduced by the regulators for calculating the financial compensation based on a no-fault principle. This not only provides ease of implementation and consistency but also helps the sponsor of the trial to understand the maximum possible liability and plan appropriately while protecting the patient well being,” she said.
Clinical Trials

Restrictions on the number of clinical trials an investigator could do at a given point in time, and the minimum number of beds a clinical trial site needed to have, have been removed.Thatte added, “We hope the new regulatory environment will encourage more innovative and path-breaking R&D in our local biopharma companies as also in many of our well established teaching and academic institutions.

September 22, 2016   No Comments

Siemens Leverages Indian Engineers and Managers Globally

Janina Kugel, head of human resources, people and leadership, and chief diversity officer of Siemens AG spoke to Mint on a recent visit to India, where Siemens employs 18,000 people at its 22 factories.

When asked about the context of her visit she said, “India is a very relevant market not only in terms of business but also in terms of talent. India is playing a major role in our business, in everything we are doing in digitization, in software, and also in terms of infrastructure…India is one of our top five countries in terms of people and growth. Indian talent is for us global talent. We have an increasing number of people of Indian origin who are in management positions worldwide.”

Siemens India

When asked about what changes she saw in the country since her visits 10 years ago, she said, “When you see the changes that are happening, they are dramatic. Of course, I don’t have to tell you how big India is. But when it comes to infrastructure, education, development of society, the topics that are addressed and discussed in the government, I see a very steady growth.”

September 19, 2016   No Comments

Largest Number of Businesses in India are Retailers

With over  16 million  retail shops in the country — about one for every 15 families — this sector of work surpasses others in its numbers.

Manufacturing is second to retail with over 10 million units. However, the number of employees in this sector is greater than those in the retail trade. Most retail stores are tiny by Western standards and employ less than ten people.

Phoenix Mall in Mumbai

Phoenix Mall in Mumbai

Transport companies, warehousing, hotels and eateries, and healthcare-related enterprises are other major occupations, while educational enterprises have emerged as major employers.

These facts emerge from the 6th Economic Census conducted by the Government of India in 2013, detailed results of which were released earlier this year, reports the Times of India.

September 13, 2016   No Comments