Business Today Archive Sep 2, 2012 Issue

Edition: Sep 2, 2012

Cover Story

How corrupt recruiters are cheating jobseekers

How corrupt recruiters are cheating jobseekers

Business Today investigation reveals there are many worms crawling out of the information technology industry's recruitment can that has been prised open by one scandal after another. To address the malaise, placement officers will need to do more along with structural changes.
Money
Medical treatment costs have been rising steeply. Ensure your insurance cover is large enough to cover all contingencies.
Editors note
Indeed, Cicero would exclaim o tempora o mores if he read our painstaking investigation of deceit and corruption in the 'placement' race that hundreds of thousands of freshlyminted college graduates find themselves in.
Book
'The New Emerging Market Multinationals' analyses 39 cases of multinational corporations coming out of emerging markets.
People
People who made news in the last fortnight; featuring Deccan Chronicle's T. Venkattram Reddy, Dentsu Network's Tim Andree, Go Daddy India's Rajiv Sodhi and more.
Leadership Spotlight
New Silk Route Partners CEO Parag Saxena talks about his leadership style to Business Today.
Features
DIAL says the 346 per cent increase allowed earlier translates into a return on equity of 16 per cent, far lower than the 24 per cent it needs to be profitable. So far, the company has been incurring huge losses.
Letters
The cover story (Deconstructing HCC, August 19) brings into focus the difficulties in investing and developing infrastructure projects, especially in a country like India.
Technology
Point-and-shoot cameras nowadays come overloaded with redundant features.
Careers
The utility of part-time MBA courses is debatable, unless they are company sponsored.
Focus
It impacts many aspects of the host city's economy, and performance at the Games can be correlated to a participating nation's economic development, says Goldman Sachs' "The Olympics and Economics 2012" report.
Chiaroscuro
The 165.54 km long six lane concrete Expressway from Delhi's satellite town of Greater Noida to Agra was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on August 9.
Smart executive
The ability to influence those over whom a manager has no direct authority is a vital cog that keeps corporate wheels moving towards goal achievement.
LBS Case Study
Until the early 1990s, Brazil's Havaianas slippers were perceived as a poor man's product. In appearance, these slippers, made by Sao Paulo Alpargatas, are very similar to India's ubiquitous 'Hawai chappals'. A sharp drop in sales in 1993 forced the company to revamp the brand's image. Today, while it is still a product for the masses, Havaianas has come to be perceived as a premium brand as well.

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