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More to Call Centres than Meets the Eye


The face of the call centre has changed and evolved quite substantially in the last few years. “Not only is the call centre a ‘shop front’ to your client, it also serves as a support centre and a means of building a strong relationship with your client by means of consulting,” says Monika Roode the National Call Centre Manager for Softline VIP, part of the Sage Group plc.


Start creating wealth with your dream job

Because you dedicate many years to studying towards your chosen career, and then spend days at the office using those hard-earned skills, your job should challenge and excite you and foster career and personal growth. In fact, when your 9-to-5 becomes something you are passionate about, it’s likely you’ll excel at it and succeed financially. Yet turning your monthly income into real wealth takes a little extra know-how.

Globalisation of Indian business

By C. Pavithira

India's economic integration with the rest of the world was very limited because of the restrictive economic policies followed until 1991. Indian firms confined themselves, by and large, to the home market. Foreign investment by Indian firms was very insignificant.

India & South Africa to work together on HIV vaccine research


T. V. Padma

Hyderabad, India

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries.

The project was formally approved by the governments of both countries last spring and is expected to be launched by the end of 2010.

E-commerce and web portal development in India

By Ivan Hoffman

India, owing to its superior intellectual capital has emerged as the ultimate destination for low cost e-commerce and web portal development.

Working for an Indian startup - The upside

In the pre-bust era of Dot Com Dominance, it used to be "cool" to say that you worked in a startup. Though much of that romance has worn off now, there are still some advantages to working in a small organization or a startup.

CII to set up 8 skills development centres

By Mahima Puri, The Economic Times, India

"NEW DELHI: Industry body CII [Confederation of Indian Industry] plans to set up eight new skill development centres across the country with the support of both its member companies and the state and central government in the next one year, said CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee.

Re-skilling to survive

By Anahita Das

Imagine this. You are a 20 or 30-something employee of an MNC, with over seven to eight years of work experience behind you. While the going has been good until now, you suddenly find yourself dealing with additional responsibilities and a larger team. Feeling a bit overwhelmed and out of your depth, you realize that you need re-skilling, to take you to the next rung of your career ladder. What do you do?

India's B-schools redesigning syllabus to cope with recession blues


In the backdrop of the global slowdown, some business schools in the India are redesigning their syllabuses to groom students to cope up with a withering employment market and help in rebuilding the economy.

The need for Indian entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur is a person who operates a new venture and also inherits some risks. Making a business move on is often not very easy as many newly introduced businesses in the market fails to make its stand. Entrepreneurs with the aim of taking maximum desirable benefits accept the market opportunity along with the market related risk. India’s rising status in business development shows that today India has proved to be fertile ground for new entrepreneurs. Hence, we see a great rise of new entrepreneurs in the Indian system.


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