HR Roundup of the Week

ObserveNow brings to you the latest updates in the HR industry in India. 


1-   Vodafone SVP HR moves to a new role- Vodafone-Idea AVP HR Ranjan Mishra has joined Diebold Nixdorf as India HR Director. In the new role, Ranjan will take care of commercial business, shared services, and a global delivery center. He will be stepping into his new role as from 18thFeb 2020. 

2-   New HR director for Marriot Pune-HR veteran Namit Kharbanda has been appointed as the new HR director for JW Marriot Pune. Namit comes with vast experience in the hospitality sector and was presented with the ‘Top 101 HR minds’ award in the Indian Hotel Industry segment last year. 

3-   1 million Amazon jobs in India-In his recent visit Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced that Amazon will create 1 million direct and indirect jobs in India. As a part of this process, the e-retailer will be training 400 million people in the next two years. 

4-   62% hike in jobs in Data science-  As per a new report by ed-tech firm great learning almost 1.5 lakh new jobs will be created in this field in 2020. The report further states that last year almost 97,000 positions related to data science and analytics remained vacant due to lack of talent in the sector. 

5-   HR tech startup raises $5 mn-Employee financial benefits platform Salaryfits has raised $5 mn from Brazilian VC fund Confrapar. The investment company plans to expand in India along with a few Latin American countries. SalaryFits promotes an effective channel inside the HR ecosystem where employees can afford better financial benefits, at no cost to the company and minimal efforts. 

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Taniya Tikoo

Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder at ObserveNow. A Mountain girl using the power of words to change the world.

I dream to wake up to a world where I see a thriving Kashmir, a free Palestine and a Free Tibet 

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