Hiring In Media, Internet & Mobile Up 14% Month On Month: Naukri

The hiring activity in the Media and Internet sector by 14% in January 2013 when compared to December 2012, according to Naukri.com‘s Job Speak Index, which is an indicator of job listings on its portal. It should be noted that Naukri also categorizes jobs in Mobile sector as a part of Media in their Jobspeak report.

The Naukri Jobspeak Index for January 2013 was at 1031, while in December 2012 it was at 903, down by 3% on month on month basis. Note that the index uses the total number of jobs in July 2008 as a base (of 1000). Apart from that, starting from February 2012, the Jobspeak index also includes online jobs as well as jobs acquired by their telecalling team.

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The report claims that the media sector has seen the highest job movement in last one year. Compared to January 2012, the hiring index levels of the media sector is up by 24% in January 2013.

The company noted that improvement in government decision in making and buoyancy in financial market might lead to better hiring in the sector in coming months. It also noted that in the year 2013, the media sector might see an improvement in fresh and replacement hiring.

Source: www.medianama.com

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War of Words at NIEC, New Delhi

IMG_5082PurpleLeap organized its first ever inter stream debate –War of Words 2012 on Nov 8, 2012 at Northern India Engineering College, New Delhi.

The ECE and CSE engineers debated on that “Freedom of Expression Should be a Privilege and Not a Right.”  The topic of debate was full of energy and evoked the audience also to come forward and add on their views and opinions.IMG_5110

PurpleLeap created a great platform for the students to showcase their oratory skills and to satisfy their intellectual and logical quest by bouncing ideas off each other. This initiative resulted in boosting the students morale and resulting to highly confident youngsters to face the tuff corporative world.

CSE was judged and announced as the winning team where Pragya Chaturvedi spoke against the motion and bagged the best speaker trophy with Swati as first runner up.

Judging the event were Mrs Paulami Ghosh (ADM, Purpleleap), Mrs Rukmi Kapur (Business Skill Trainer, Purpleleap) Mrs.Yamuna Narayan (Prof of English, NIEC) &   Dr Megha Choudhary (Prof of English, NIEC)

My Gyan on Windows 8

by Venkatesh R; IMS-CORE, PurpleLeap

Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system has been out and it is a good next step in the evolution of the OS. I downloaded day after it came out and only paid $15 for it since I bought my laptop in June.

The download took me nearly all day to download at home on my satellite internet, and then it took another two hours for it to install after it finished downloading. This made me extremely angry at Microsoft, and I believe it made me a little more cynical about Windows 8.

1The first thing that seemed to stand out to me was how visually appealing the new start screen is. Even now I still marvel at how neat my rectangle of box-shaped apps looks when I log in. I am especially impressed with the ‘Live Tiles’ that display information such as a news feed or emails in your inbox without even having to open the app. I also like the streamlined look that it has in the Windows 7 mode, where you can use programs written for earlier versions of Windows.

2A number of people complained that an operating system built primarily for touch screens is too hard to learn and too inconvenient to be put on non-touch computers. Those people are wrong.

When I tried to play with it at Staples, it seemed extremely complicated and I was sure it was going to be Microsoft’s next Windows failure, but when I put it on my own non-touch laptop (Dell Inspiron 14R) I found it very easy to learn and use after playing around with it for about five minutes. The new system feels faster, sleeker and simply more interesting than previous versions of Windows. Even using my wireless mouse I feel right at home using Windows 8.

3Although I love Windows 8, I still have a number of problems with the system that were somewhat aggravating when I was first learning how to use the system. The first, and most immediately obvious, change that I didn’t like was that they hid a number of the important indicators. Microsoft, when building their start menu, put the clock, date, battery meter and wireless status indicators in the area where you need to go into one of the side-bars to see them.

4Just as bad is when you open the side-bar to look at these indicators you need to go into the settings area in order to change any of them, shut off the computer or even to change the volume on the computer. I also wish there were more apps in the app store, but the problem isn’t that bad.

Like most new software, there are a couple of glitches. First, the new version of Internet Explorer (which I think is great) will not allow me to use Eastern Michigan University’s Eagle-mail, and the Store app won’t let you scroll after downloading a purchase unless you close and reopen the app.

Although it has a few issues and inconveniences, I find the new OS great and would recommend it to anyone thinking about upgrading.

Source:

http://www.easternecho.com/article/2012/11/windows-8-a-step-forward

 

How To Improve Your Business Presentation Skills: I

This article is designed to help you improve your business presentation skills by looking at the presentation from the point of view of the purpose, the preparation, the organization, the support and the delivery.

  1. Presentation:
    1. Determine the Purpose of the objective/purpose of the presentation.
      1. General purpose
        • Informative Transfer of information from speaker to audience
        • Persuasive Attempt to change attitude, belief, or action
      2. Realistically define the results expected:
        • Realistic in scope
        • Realistic in view of receivers’ knowledge, culture, status, etc.
        • Realistic in view of possible actions by receiver
        • Realistic in terms of what you can reasonably expect to accomplish
      3. Specific outcomes you desire from the communication. Very specifically complete the following: When the presentation is finished, the audience will:
      4. Hidden objectives of the presentation that the presenter is aware of but does not share with the audience. Sometimes the presenter has objectives that the presenter chooses not to share with the audience. It is important that the presenter is aware of them and prepares the speech accordingly. For example, if you were training on a safety procedure. You might have as your obvious purpose to inform the audience about the safety procedure. Your hidden objective might be to persuade the audience to follow the new safety procedure.

Source: Internet

10 Management Don’ts

Common workplace behaviours often develop into standard management practices. Many are destructive. Discover 10 such practices and find out what to do instead.

Despite our book learning, we tend to learn how things are done in the world of work from our experiences at work. Usually, our Master Mentor is the person vacating the job we’ve just landed, or the boss who makes sure we know the “right” way to do things.

By watching and observing what happens when things don’t go as planned, we get a pretty good idea of how things should be handled. We may learn that when we need to get something done, we get tough. When following procedures doesn’t work, we go around people.

Whatever our experiences in the trenches, they will likely shape the practices we employ at work – some good, some maybe not so good. To help us sort through and evaluate our work practices, here are 10 Management Don’ts – things managers should never do – and what to do instead:

  1. Don’t create a policy every time somebody makes a mistake

    Don’t overreact. People make mistakes. Everyone does. Sometimes people make big mistakes, like getting distracted on the internet when a friend sends a link to an online game or sending an icy email to everyone in the company.

    It’s usually a one-time goof-up. Get over it. You don’t have to build another wall around Fort Knox just because somebody accidentally took a paper clip home.

    What to do instead – Have a productive one-on-one conversation about what went wrong, what problems it caused, what the individual should have done (or not) and why. Use questions to make it a learning moment for the employee so that they can discover how to fix it.

  2. Don’t lie

    In other words, don’t distort the truth, withhold information, or make things up, even if it’s for a good reason. Don’t keep employees in the dark. Don’t try to manipulate people to control their behaviours or feelings.

    What to do instead – To avoid keeping employees in the dark and making them feel you don’t trust them, be open and honest with them. When something isn’t working out, say it. When things are going well, let people know. When you have concerns, share them. When you need something next week and you’re worried it won’t get done, tell the person your concerns.

    Keep your staff apprised of everything going on. Beyond privacy and legal bounds, there shouldn’t be much preventing you from sharing. Have the difficult conversations and be straight about what’s on your mind.

  3. Don’t hide behind policies or senior management when making a tough decision

    Don’t tell employees you can’t do something because of a policy or the fact that somebody else made a decision.

    What to do instead – Give reasons. If a policy makes sense, stand by it and explain why. If you believe something is unreasonable or unwarranted, say so. If you feel an employee’s request for an exception is reasonable, go to bat for them. If you don’t think the point is worth the battle, explain why you feel that way. Take a stand and stick by it.

  4. Don’t spy on your employees

    With cameras, with special computer equipment, or by following them around to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing and not violating any policies.

    What to do instead – Teach and nurture principles of commitment and trust. Deal with violations, but don’t throw everyone into jail just because there’s a possibility someone might make a bad decision or did so in the past.

  5. Don’t be a pest

    Don’t delegate minor tasks and look over the person’s shoulder to micromanage them. Don’t take away responsibilities as soon as there’s a problem.

    What to do instead – Delegate broader responsibilities, providing information and training on the “how”, “what” and “why”, and trust the person to succeed. Help the person you delegated to experience accountability and learn from the experience.

  6. Don’t threaten staff

    Using threats and intimidation in any form is a sign of a weak leader.

    What to do instead – A good leader knows how to build team and individual commitment for results creating a positive environment that invites people to engage with energy and purpose. You can discuss employee accountabilities and natural consequences, both positive and negative, without making threats.

  7. Don’t demand that your staff do a physically impossible task just because your unreasonable boss pushed it onto you

    Find ways to manage the demand by negotiating with your boss and committing to appropriate outcomes.

    What to do instead – Support your staff doing all they can to exceed the commitment by creating breakthroughs.

  8. Don’t put employees in situations where it’s hard for them to do the right thing

    Don’t ask them to do shoddy work, ignore a defect, fudge a report, mislead others, or do anything unethical.

    What to do instead – Stand by your employees believing they want to do good work and feel good about their employer. Be principled and committed to the greater good.

  9. Don’t make them choose between work and family

    Don’t let inflexible sick leave and other policies put your employees into a position of choosing between their families and their jobs. And if you do, don’t be surprised to find them violating policies.

    What to do instead – Instead, find a way to inject common sense and humanity into decisions about time off.

  10. Don’t let employees burn the candle at both ends

    Don’t beat up the employee who worked through the night to get that project completed on time when they come in a few minutes late.

    What to do instead – If you want strict start and stop times, make that clear and enforce it on both ends. If you want employees to take responsibility and work late to get things done, don’t nitpick at start times. Instead, have a conversation about what’s really important, how start times support it, and what start time commitments and expectations are necessary and relevant.

Source: Internet

People as Resource : Quality

While Quality has its own reward in terms of increased long-term sales, the methods used to achieve this Quality also have other benefits. In seeking to improve the quality of the product, manufacturers have found that the people best placed to make substantial contributions are the workforce: people are the most valuable resource. It is this shift in perspective from the management to the workforce which is the most significant consequence of the search for quality. From it has arisen a new managerial philosophy aimed at the empowerment of the workforce, decision-making by the front line, active worker involvement in the company’s advancement; and from this new perspective, new organizational structures have evolved, exemplified in “Quality Circles”.

Without digressing too much, it is important to examine the benefits of this approach. For such delegation to be safely and effectively undertaken, the management has to train the workforce; not necessarily directly, and not all at once, but often within the Quality Circles themselves using a single “facilitator” or simply peer-coaching. The workforce had to learn how to hold meetings, how to analyse problems, how to take decisions, how to present solutions, how to implement and evaluate change. These traditionally high-level managerial prerogatives are devolved to the whole staff. Not only does this develop talent, it also stimulates interest. Staff begin to look not only for problems but also for solutions. Simple ideas become simply implemented: the secretary finally gets the filing cabinet moved closer to the desk, the sales meetings follow an agenda, the software division creates a new bulletin board for the sports club. The environment is created where people see problems and fix ’em.

Larger problems have more complex solutions. One outcome of the search for Quality in Japan is the system of Just-In-Time flow control. In this system, goods arrive at each stage of the manufacturing process just before they are needed and are not made until they are needed by the next stage. This reduces storage requirements and inventory costs of surplus stock. Another outcome has been the increased flexibility of the production line. Time to change from one product run to the next was identified as a major obstacle in providing the customer with the desired range of products and quantities, and so the whole workforce became engaged in changing existant practices and even in redesigning the machinery.

Source: Internet

An overview on Indian education system today

Education in India today is nothing like it was in Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Era. Education System in India today went through a lot of changes before it emerged in its present form. Present education system in India is also guided by different objectives and goals as compared to earlier time. Present system of education in India, however is based around the policies of yesteryears. After independence, it was on 29th August 1947, that a Department of Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development was set up. At that time the mission was the quantitative spread of education facilities. After, 1960’s the efforts were more focussed to provide qualitative education facilities. The National Policy on Education was formulated in 1968. It was formulated to promote education amongst India’s people. During 1987-88, it was Operation Blackboard which aimed to improve primary education by providing at least 2 rooms, 2 teachers and essential teaching aids like blackboard, chalk, duster etc. In 1994, District Primary Education Program (DPEP) was launched. It focussed on universalization of primary education which made primary education accessible to each and every child of school going age; once a child was enrolled in school he/ she was to be retained there.

In 2001, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was launched. It is a Government of India flagship programme for achieving Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner. It also lays emphasis on girl education and education of Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) children and children with special needs. The Constitution (Eighty- sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards.

Source: www.studentvisaexpert.com

Introduction to Network security

Effective network security strategy involves identifying the relevant threats or vulnerabilities, and deploying effective tools to overcome such threats.

In the field of networking, the area of network security consists of the provisions and policies adopted by the network administrator to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of the computer network and network-accessible resources.

Wireless networking is prone to some security issues. The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the service has become more popular. Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks.

Internet security is a branch of computer security specifically related to the Internet. Its objective is to establish rules and measures to use against attacks over the Internet. The Internet represents an insecure channel for exchanging information leading to a high risk of intrusion or fraud.

Data security is the means of ensuring that data is kept safe from corruption and that access to it is suitably controlled. Thus data security helps to ensure privacy. It also helps in protecting personal data.

Source: www.networksecurity.com

Eight common entrance tests lined up in next 2 months

With the Std XII board exams over, it’s time now for the students to gear up for the common entrance tests (CETs) lined up over the next two months, for professional engineering and medical degree courses.

At least eight CETs of significance for students in and around Pune are scheduled between April 8 and June 9. The season kicks off with the Indian Institute of Technology- Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE), which is to be held on April 8.

The IIT-JEE will be held in two sessions with paper-I commencing from 9 am to 12 noon and paper-II from 2 pm to 5 pm. In Maharashtra, it will be held simultaneously across 11 cities, including Pune.

“I am a bit nervous about Sunday (April 8), but I hope that hard work will pay off,” said Mitali Vasna, a student from SP college, who will appear for the IIT-JEE. “Preparations have been fine. I have been working on chemistry for the last couple of days, and have tried to keep my mind free of stress,” she said.

Aniket Damle from the Delhi Public School said, “I am anxious, but confident about my preparation. A lot of hard work has gone into it and I hope things will be good for me.”

Another IIT aspirant, Bhavik Rasyara said, “I have been preparing for the exam for the last couple of years. I am doing the usual last minute revision.”

Following the IIT-JEE, the final paper of the two-stage All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE), which is conducted by the Central Board of secondary Education, will be held on April 29. The prelims were held on April 1.

The Karnataka CET, which is attempted by several students from western Maharashtra, especially from the districts closer to Karnataka, is lined up next for May 3 and will be followed by Association of Management’s of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges’ (AMUPMDC) ‘ASSO CET 2012’ in Maharashtra on May 5.

The AFMC’s entrance test for MBBS course has been scheduled for May 6 and will be followed by the big one – the MHT-CET 2012, which is the state government’s combined entrance exam for health sciences, engineering and pharmacy courses. More than three lakh students appear for this test.April 8: IIT-JEE 2012

April 29: AIEEE offline exam

May 3: Karnataka CET

May 5: ASSO CET 2012 for private unaided health science colleges

May 6: AFMC entrance for MBBS course

May 10: MHT-CET 2012, state government’s combined entrance test

May 13: AIPMT 2012 final paper

May 10 to June 9: Online test window period for BITSAT 2012

Source: The Times of India

Communicate with Confidence

Communication—all of it. Unless you climb poles to repair power lines or toss pizza all day, it’s difficult to think of doing many jobs that don’t require core communication skills. Communicate well and you can master a job, influence a team, persuade a boss, win a client, build a business, create wealth, serve humankind, and move from success to significance.

Communicate poorly and your life fills with stress and unresolved problems just as surely as if you tried to patch a flat tire with bubble gum.

Make improvement intentional. With every conversation, every meeting, every presentation, analyze and evaluate: Ask yourself: What went wrong? What went well? Why? What could or should I have said differently? What is the communication lesson learned?

Source: Internet