UPSC, Railways hired less employees in 2017 compared to 2016: Govt in Lok Sabha

UPSC, which selects IAS and IPS officers among others, recommended 5,735 candidates in 2016-17 as against 6,866 and 8,272 in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: There is an overall reduction in the number of candidates recommended for government jobs by various recruitment bodies, according to a written reply given by minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. A total of 1,00,933 candidates were recommended for government jobs during 2016-17 as against 1,11,807 in 2015-16 and 1,13,524 in 2014-15, it said. Giving…

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Women employees, officials fume after university in Lucknow says they can’t work after 6 pm

Lucknow An order that no woman official or employee of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) will work beyond 6 pm unless for a specific reason has drawn flak for not including students and teachers. BBAU vice chancellor Prof RC Sobti issued the order on Monday evening, stating the rule is to be strictly adhered to. In case of an emergency, prior permission has to be obtained from the V-C. “This step has been taken for security reasons,” reads the order. Women employees criticised the order, asking why female students and women…

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Amazon employees reveal company’s brutal work culture

SEATTLE: On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working. They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they “hit the wall” from the unrelenting pace, there is only one solution: “Climb the wall,” others reported. To be the best Amazonians they can be, they should be guided by the leadership principles, 14 rules inscribed on handy laminated cards. When quizzed days later, those with perfect scores earn a virtual…

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Six Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated

The more motivated employees are, the more productive they are as well. Typically, productive employees also offer more creative, quality content. Keeping employees motivated can be challenging. There are many factors that can prevent employees from feeling motivated, which can cause your business to suffer greatly from a lack of quality work. Here are six ways to keep your employees happy, excited, and ready to work everyday: Work Environment The work environment in which your employees come to everyday can determine their level of motivation. Aesthetically, the office should be…

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