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Housing.com to lay-off 600 employees in next 3 months

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Realty portal Housing.com plans to lay off at least 600 employees in the next three months, as it steps up focus on its core technology and product and tightens its cash burn, according to several people familiar with developments at the company. A management representative at Housing said the company was laying off 160 employees in non core businesses that ... Read More »

Getting a sharper picture of social media’s influence

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Over the past decade, marketers have increasingly turned to social-media networks like Facebook and Twitter to create buzz around their products. But what impact do tweets and other recommendations have on sales, and how can companies get a bigger return on their investments in these important channels? To get a clearer view, we examined the purchase decisions of 20,000 European ... Read More »

The Bharti Airtel India CEO says his greatest achievement is the strong team that now runs the telecom firm

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In the two-and-a-half years that Gopal Vittal has been running the India business for Bharti Airtel Ltd, the company has seen a sort of reversal of fortunes: net profit is finally increasing after falling for 15 consecutive quarters. When he joined, most of the top management quit. That, he says, was his biggest failure at the helm of Bharti. Since ... Read More »

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

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If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits. Yes, knitting your team together with online communication ... Read More »

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

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Making the right investments in learning and development programs has not only been an important concern but also a challenge for business leaders. Unfortunately, despite spending approximately $164.2 billion dollars on learning and development programs, many executives still grapple with how to improve and enhance their effectiveness. As research shows, the need to revamp and improve learning programs is an important concern among HR ... Read More »

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to Business-model Innovation

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In today’s dynamic environment, business models are less durable than they used to be. Let’s face it, today business models are subject to rapid displacement, disruption, and, in extreme cases, outright destruction. The examples are numerous—and familiar like: Uber sidesteps the license system that protects taxicab franchises in cities around the world. Bitcoin bypasses traditional banks and clearinghouses with blockchain ... Read More »

Why do we love to hate HR?

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How top executives feel about HR pretty reliably reflects what’s going on in the U.S. economy. When the economy is down and the labour market is slack, they see HR as a nuisance. But sentiments change when labour tightens up and HR practices become essential to companies’ immediate success. Recent complaints about the HR function have touched a nerve in a large, ... Read More »