Ideas For Games for Office Teambuilding

Ideas For Games for Office Teambuilding

A team that is united and works well together is way more productive, effective and successful. Oh, not to mention a lot happier and relaxed about work. But we all know that in order to get to such a state, you have to really need careful planning and organization in terms of team building activities. In order to make sure you avoid those situations when the activities proposed to get more rolling eyeballs than high-fives,…

Tips On Office Social Etiquette

Tips On Office Social Etiquette

Proper etiquette is very important in a workplace setting. Understanding how to treat people with courtesy and politeness can mean the difference between success and failure in your career. You must be able to identify and abide by the rules and codes that govern your social behaviour and interaction with co-workers. Certain unprofessional disposition that can make you lose vital opportunities. Sometimes, it can lead to embarrassment when the other person can no longer take…

Bangalore-Based Chimple Wins $1 Million At Elon Musk’s Global Learning XPRIZE

Bangalore-Based Chimple Wins $1 Million At Elon Musk’s Global Learning XPRIZE

A little-known bootstrapped startup from Bangalore has just made a mighty splash on the world stage. Chimple, which uses technology to help young kids learn, has won a $1 million (Rs. 6.5 crore) for becoming one of the five finalists in the Global Learning XPRIZE. XPRIZE is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity; the $15 million prize pool for its global learning competition was sponsored by Elon Musk. The XPRIZE…

How To Promote Your Business Offline

How To Promote Your Business Offline

We get it — it’s the 21st century, and things are moving online. Business, especially those which run over the internet, look no further than their own backyard when they want to promote themselves. They run AdWords ads, Twitter influencer campaigns, and social campaigns on Facebook to market their prodcuts, and spend a pretty penny doing so. Digital campaigns, though, are often a hit-and-miss. Competition for audiences in fierce, and you aren’t always sure if…

The Indian Government Is Considering Launching Lakshmi, Its Answer To Bitcoin

The Indian Government Is Considering Launching Lakshmi, Its Answer To Bitcoin

There might be yet another addition in the burgeoning cryptocurrency market — and it could come from an unexpected source. The Indian government is reportedly considering launching its own  blockchain-based currency, called Lakshmi, which will operate much like Bitcoin. Business Standard reports that the proposal was discussed by a committee of government officials, and the panel found the idea of setting up and running blockchain for financial services useful. The new cryptocurrency will fall under the domain…

Best Ways to Relax at Home After a Hard Day at Work

Best Ways to Relax at Home After a Hard Day at Work

What can be better after a tough day than coming home and having some time to yourself? It is very important to find different ways to relax after work in order to keep your productivity up in the long run and simply regain the strength you have lost during the day. Your home may be just the right place to do it. From free casino games to play online to jogging and cooking, your best…

Big Benefit For Employees: Tax-Free Gratuity Limit To Be Doubled to Rs 20 Lakh

Big Benefit For Employees: Tax-Free Gratuity Limit To Be Doubled to Rs 20 Lakh

The government has decided to raise the upper limit of tax-free gratuity payable to an employee from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The process has been set in motion by the Union Cabinet’s approval of the introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, in Parliament. The amendment is also expected to increase the limit of gratuity of employees in public sector undertakings and autonomous government organisations and bring it at…

How To Write A Business Plan

How To Write A Business Plan

You have a great idea. You’ve assembled a crack team. And now, you’re ready to finally kick start your business. But one problem remains — where will the money come from? A Business Plan is critical to raise funding for your startup, and turn it into a reality. A Business plan tells potential investors what your startup does, and how it’ll plan to go about it. Here are some tips to keep in mind while…

“Gig Economy and Contingent Workforce: HR and Workplace of the Future” at “Kshitij 2017”

“Gig Economy and Contingent Workforce: HR and Workplace of the Future”  at “Kshitij 2017”

“Kshitij 2017”, the National Level HR Summit organized by XIMAHR, the HR Association of Xavier University, was held by the Xavier School of Human Resource Management on Friday, 18th August, 2017. The event illuminated the need to address the growing phenomenon of Gig Economy, accompanied by the demands and challenges faced while working with a contingent workforce. The panel consisted of esteemed HR stalwarts, namely: Mr. Maharana Ray (GM HR – Bajaj Auto), Ms. Ankita…

Annual Business Conclaves at XIMB: All Aspects of Business Finance and Operations Explored

Annual Business Conclaves at XIMB: All Aspects of Business Finance and Operations Explored

X-FIN, the Finance Association of XIMB organized their annual business conclave “Finomics 2017” on 12th August 2017,Saturday, 2pm. The topic of discussion for the conclave was “Universal Basic Income: The elixir against inequality?”. The conclave was opened by elucidating on the major aspects of the UBI – Universality, Conditionality and Agency. The first speaker of the day was Mr. Shaktikanta Das, Former Economist Affairs Secretary, Govt. Of India, who stressed on the need for effective…

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