Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

The education department’s decision to ban colleges from offering integrated courses from June 2018 has evoked mixed reactions from experts and coaching classes. While some lauded the move saying it would put an end to the ‘unhealthy’ nexus between colleges and coaching classes, others said compulsory attendance in colleges will add to the students’ stress. However, a few activists pointed out that the ban alone was insufficient and the decision must be backed with long-term solutions. “Integrated courses are illegal. Why should the government wait till next year to end…

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Recruitment experts call for ‘agile’ immigration system

Recruitment experts call for ‘agile’ immigration system

The future immigration system must be agile enough to adapt to evolving labour market needs, recruitment experts have warned. The latest Markit Report on Jobs for Scotland found sharp rises in permanent and temporary job placements in April. Growth in temporary staff demand was also at its highest in nearly a decade. However, recruiters said success was threatened by declining candidate availability as employers struggled to bring in the skills they need. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said whichever party formed a government after the general election on 8…

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Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Recruitment process is evolving from interviews and group discussions to a process of using game mechanics, that makes the entire process fun and engaging helping employers find the right candidate, experts say. “Specifically in the recruitment process, companies have started using coding marathons, hacking events, complex problem solving against time, solving cryptic puzzles as part of their recruitment process,” TeamLease Services Business Head, IT, Stanley Deepak told PTI here. He said, this helps them assess the engagement levels of the candidate towards their respective organisation, assess…

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Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation. Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health…

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Logistics career development experts speak at ASC HQ

Logistics career development experts speak at ASC HQ

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL — A team of logistics professional development program managers spoke with approximately 120 Army personnel about civilian career development during the U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s senior and mid-level Commanding General’s Leadership Professional Development training in Heritage Hall on Oct. 17. Every job in the Army is categorized within one of 31 career programs. Each career program has its own professional development management system, which career program managers oversee and develop. Program managers set career expectations, educate those within their respective career fields about these expectations, and serve…

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Experts’ top tips for success in online classes

Experts’ top tips for success in online classes

Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled in online courses at CSU this semester. Many study fully online, and others are taking just one or a few of their classes online. Regardless of your online course load, it’s important to remember that studying online comes with a unique set of advantages and challenges. Several CSU professors and instructors have offered their advice for success in online courses. Here are some of their best tips. Get to know your instructor and peers Linnea Sudduth Ward, instructor Taking the time to get to know…

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