Rozelle Laha

Rozelle Laha

Rozelle was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Rozelle Laha
Experts say the demand for more staff is high for e-commerce companies, logistics and retail. (Mint file photo)
Experts say the demand for more staff is high for e-commerce companies, logistics and retail. (Mint file photo)

Hiring in India set to pick up after 3 quarters of decline: ManpowerGroup

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2017 10:26 AM IST
Net employment outlook for October-December 2017 stands at 19%, a five-point rise from the third quarter but far from 32% of the 4th quarter of 2016, according to the survey.
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File photo of Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.(REUTERS)
File photo of Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.(REUTERS)

Apple’s India manufacturing plans hang in balance; govt approvals, tax breaks awaited

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint, New delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2017 09:31 AM IST
Aplle Inc. is looking to India after a slide in China sales, which fell 14% from a year earlier.
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People fill out forms at a job fair.(AP File Photo)
People fill out forms at a job fair.(AP File Photo)

Creating 120 million jobs by 2020 will be difficult: TeamLease report

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2017 02:56 PM IST
The staffing firm cited a cash crunch caused by demonetisation, which affected many small manufacturing units, as a crucial factor behind job losses in the informal economy.
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CBSE Class 12 students during the board exams at an exam centre in Blue Bells Model School, Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)
CBSE Class 12 students during the board exams at an exam centre in Blue Bells Model School, Gurgaon.(HT File Photo)

1.5 million students’ data leaked online, put up for sale for up to Rs 60k

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2017 04:20 PM IST
The student database leaked contains exhaustive personal information on students and their examination details since 2009.
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Representative Image: India Inc’s average pay hike has registered a steep drop from 15.1% in 2007 to 10.2% in 2016, an analysis of India Salary Increase Survey by consulting firm Aon Hewitt revealed.
Representative Image: India Inc’s average pay hike has registered a steep drop from 15.1% in 2007 to 10.2% in 2016, an analysis of India Salary Increase Survey by consulting firm Aon Hewitt revealed.

The ever-slowing salary hikes at Indian companies: New survey shows drop over past decade

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2017 08:23 AM IST
Average pay hike has dropped steeply from 15.1% in 2007 to 10.2% in 2016: Survey
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Representative photo of techies working at a start-up in Bangalore.(AFP)
Representative photo of techies working at a start-up in Bangalore.(AFP)

Job websites see surge in resumés for IT jobs amid layoff worries

By Rozelle Laha and Varun Sood | Livemint, New Delhi/Bangalore
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2017 12:12 PM IST
Naukri.com reported a 27% jump from the year-ago period in job applicants from the IT industry in the January-April period; iimjobs.com, a 12.4% increase and CareerBuilder.com, a 11.5% rise, according to data shared by each of these portals with Mint.
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Fewer takers for H-1B visas this year, thanks to President Trump

By Yashwant / Rozelle Laha/PTI
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2017 08:26 AM IST
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Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to H1-B visa program in Kenosha, Wisconsin.(Reuters Photo)
Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to H1-B visa program in Kenosha, Wisconsin.(Reuters Photo)

H1-B visa: More Indians in US seek jobs back home as Trump signs order

By Rozelle Laha | Livemint.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 03:41 PM IST
The number of Indians in the US searching for jobs in India has gone up more than 10-fold between December and March.
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In India, 32% of youth are willing to deal in cash to help businesses survive, says the EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey.(AP File)
In India, 32% of youth are willing to deal in cash to help businesses survive, says the EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey.(AP File)

Cash is still king for Indian youth, especially for business

By Jayshree P Upadhyay and Rozelle Laha | Livemint, Mumbai/New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 07:31 AM IST
A majority of the respondents in EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey support the stance taken by regulators and the government to curb corruption and bribery, but the youth is still willing to make payments in cash to help their businesses survive.
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Human resources outsourcing and technology firm PeopleStrong says campus hiring numbers may fall 20-25% from current levels by the end of 2020.(Amit Hasija/HT File Photo)
Human resources outsourcing and technology firm PeopleStrong says campus hiring numbers may fall 20-25% from current levels by the end of 2020.(Amit Hasija/HT File Photo)

Hiring slowdown at top schools due to note ban, global outlook; worse to come

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times. New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2017 09:19 AM IST
Campus hirings have cooled at India’s top business and engineering schools and some are yet to conclude the final placements which were to be completed by mid-January, officials at several placement cells said.
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Graduates who have done open online courses in their field have an edge over others, say recruiters.(iStockphoto)
Graduates who have done open online courses in their field have an edge over others, say recruiters.(iStockphoto)

MOOCs on big data stand fresh graduates in good stead: Experts

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2017 08:03 PM IST
Graduates who have done open online courses in their field have an edge over others, say recruiters.
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Hotels are among the least affected sectors post-demonetisation. In fact, the economy hotels have reported a rise in bookings and revenue per available room (RevPAR) this year compared to last year. (representative image)(AFP)
Hotels are among the least affected sectors post-demonetisation. In fact, the economy hotels have reported a rise in bookings and revenue per available room (RevPAR) this year compared to last year. (representative image)(AFP)

Hotel industry escapes the demonetisation impact

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2017 01:37 PM IST
Hotels are among the least affected sectors post-demonetisation. In fact, the economy hotels have reported a rise in bookings and revenue per available room (RevPAR) this year compared to last year.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister IT and communications, Ravi Shanker Prasad at the launch of a new mobile app 'Bhim' to encourage e-transactions at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister IT and communications, Ravi Shanker Prasad at the launch of a new mobile app 'Bhim' to encourage e-transactions at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.(PTI)

BHIM joins the digital dangal: We’re listing the pros and cons

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2017 11:32 AM IST
The mobile wallet war hots up with the launch of BHIM, an app named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
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According to a survey, 85% more graduates were offered a salary package of ₹6 lakh. (Representative image)(HT Archive)
According to a survey, 85% more graduates were offered a salary package of ₹6 lakh. (Representative image)(HT Archive)

More graduates got salary package of 6 lakh in 2016

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2017 11:09 AM IST
The year 2016 has been a lucrative one for fresh graduates. According to a survey, 85% more graduates were offered a salary package of 6 lakh.
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Wallet providers are reworking on their business models to woo customers and get an edge over their competitors.(iStock photo)
Wallet providers are reworking on their business models to woo customers and get an edge over their competitors.(iStock photo)

BHIM app forces e-wallets to rework their strategy

By Rozelle Laha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2017 11:16 AM IST
Wallet providers are reworking on their business models to woo customers and get an edge over their competitors.
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The mobile wallet competition just got hotter, when, on December 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), an Aadhaar-based mobile payment application.(Google Play)
The mobile wallet competition just got hotter, when, on December 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), an Aadhaar-based mobile payment application.(Google Play)

The battle of wallets: BHIM app Vs Paytm, Mobikwik, Freecharge

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2017 10:57 AM IST
The mobile wallet competition just got hotter, when, on December 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), an Aadhaar-based mobile payment application.
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With the government’s push for a less-cash economy and digital payments, online merchants are looking to cash in on changing purchasing patterns as more Indians have begun shopping online over the last seven weeks.(Livemint)
With the government’s push for a less-cash economy and digital payments, online merchants are looking to cash in on changing purchasing patterns as more Indians have begun shopping online over the last seven weeks.(Livemint)

E-Grocers sharpen their game to cash in

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2016 08:14 PM IST
With the government’s push for a less-cash economy and digital payments, online merchants are looking to cash in on changing purchasing patterns as more Indians have begun shopping online over the last seven weeks.
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A model showcases designs during Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer’17 on October 12, 2016 at NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi, India.(Hindustan Times)
A model showcases designs during Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer’17 on October 12, 2016 at NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi, India.(Hindustan Times)

In fashion push, Amazon ropes in designer brands

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 11:43 AM IST
E-commerce giant Amazon has strengthened its position as one of the largest online clothing retailers in the country by signing up more premium brands.
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As funds dried up, startups stuttered and valuations fell; will a shift in strategy help?(Mint File)
As funds dried up, startups stuttered and valuations fell; will a shift in strategy help?(Mint File)

Funds dried up and valuations fell: The year that was for startups

By Sunny Sen and Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 03:42 PM IST
The biggest change for technology startups came on November 8, when the government announced its decision to ban currency notes of Rs 500 and 1,000.
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Manufacturing companies are hiring more from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), thanks to the government’s stress on domestic manufacturing .(Mint File)
Manufacturing companies are hiring more from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), thanks to the government’s stress on domestic manufacturing .(Mint File)

Manufacturers step up hiring from IITs

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2016 10:58 AM IST
Manufacturing companies are hiring more from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), thanks to the government’s stress on domestic manufacturing .
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The demonetisation drive has brought good news for fresh graduates of top colleges as mobile wallet firms plan to expand business operations due to a surge in wallet transactions.(HindustanTimes)
The demonetisation drive has brought good news for fresh graduates of top colleges as mobile wallet firms plan to expand business operations due to a surge in wallet transactions.(HindustanTimes)

e-wallet firms to hire 200 graduates from IITs, IIMs, other top colleges

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2016 12:14 PM IST
The demonetisation drive has brought good news for fresh graduates of top colleges as mobile wallet firms plan to expand business operations due to a surge in wallet transactions.
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MobiKwik claims to have added 5 million wallet users since November 8.(Mint File)
MobiKwik claims to have added 5 million wallet users since November 8.(Mint File)

Paying at a paan shop is good for marketing, but that’s not real biz: MobiKwik CEO

By Sunny Sen and Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2016 01:18 PM IST
In a potshot reminiscent of Flipkart’s broadside against Amazon, Mobikwik founder and CEO Bipin Preet Singh said Paytm’s claims of roping in every paanwala in the neighbourhood is good for marketing, but not for real business.
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Street vendors are turning to payments via mobile wallets.(Mohd Zakir/ht)
Street vendors are turning to payments via mobile wallets.(Mohd Zakir/ht)

Demonetisation: Are mobile wallets safe enough?

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2016 02:55 PM IST
In these times of demonetisation, mobile wallets are where the action has shifted to. But, are they safe enough?
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At IIT Kharagpur, most profiles on offer are in machine learning, information technology, data analytics and software profiles.(PTI photo)
At IIT Kharagpur, most profiles on offer are in machine learning, information technology, data analytics and software profiles.(PTI photo)

Core engineering, data analytics top job drivers at IITs this year

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2016 10:02 AM IST
Core engineering and data analytics firms will offer most jobs during the final placements across the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), scheduled to start from December.
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This year, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) saw an over 40% drop in the number of startups signing up for final placements.
This year, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) saw an over 40% drop in the number of startups signing up for final placements.

Startups stay away from IITs this year

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan TImes
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 11:34 AM IST
This year, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) saw an over 40% drop in the number of startups signing up for final placements.
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File photo of Ratan Tata with Cyrus Mistry. Even as the fight intensifies at Tata Sons, Tata Group companies including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, TCS have already registered for final placements across the IITs and IIMs.(PTI)
File photo of Ratan Tata with Cyrus Mistry. Even as the fight intensifies at Tata Sons, Tata Group companies including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, TCS have already registered for final placements across the IITs and IIMs.(PTI)

Tata-Mistry tussle unlikely to impact IIT, IIM job placements

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2016 10:58 AM IST
The ongoing Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry tussle is not likely to affect the upcoming final placements at country’s two most premier institutions – Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
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This year, so far, 120 students have already been placed from SRCC, a Delhi University affiliated college.(Source: SRCC)
This year, so far, 120 students have already been placed from SRCC, a Delhi University affiliated college.(Source: SRCC)

3 SRCC grads bag Rs 29 lakh placement offers, up from Rs 17 lakh last year

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2016 08:15 AM IST
Delhi University placement season: Three students of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) have bagged Rs 29 lakh in annual compensation up from the peak of Rs 17 lakh last year, signalling a revival of fresh hiring in India.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, at an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss Delhi’s air pollution crisis, requested companies to encourage work-from-home, but human resource professionals said the proposition may not be implementable.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, at an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss Delhi’s air pollution crisis, requested companies to encourage work-from-home, but human resource professionals said the proposition may not be implementable.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Work-from-home unfeasible: HR experts

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2016 11:07 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, at an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss Delhi’s air pollution crisis, requested companies to encourage work-from-home, but human resource professionals said the proposition may not be implementable.
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After SoftBank backed e-commerce major Snapdeal booked a complete floor, with a capacity of about 90 seats, Awfis expects more startups to follow suit.(Awfis Space Solutions)
After SoftBank backed e-commerce major Snapdeal booked a complete floor, with a capacity of about 90 seats, Awfis expects more startups to follow suit.(Awfis Space Solutions)

With Snapdeal tie, Awfis eyes more startups for its coworking space

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2016 10:38 AM IST
After SoftBank backed e-commerce major Snapdeal booked a complete floor, with a capacity of about 90 seats, Awfis expects more startups to follow suit.
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Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma will invest his personal money in startups working on environment sustainability.(Hindustan Times)
Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma will invest his personal money in startups working on environment sustainability.(Hindustan Times)

Paytm founder to invest Rs 10 crore in startups for environment sustainability

By Rozelle Laha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2016 10:48 PM IST
Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma will invest his personal money in startups working on environment sustainability.
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