Aviation & Transportation Industry

Human Resource Management in Aviation Industry

US online jobs index gains in May

June, 2012.NEW YORK: A monthly gauge of online labor demand in the United States rose in May, led by higher recruitment in the transportation and warehousing sector, the operator of a job search website said on Friday.

Monster Worldwide Inc, an online careers and recruiting firm, said its employment index rose 0.7 per cent to 147 points last month from 146 in April. The index was up 2.8 per cent from 143 a year ago.

The index saw annual growth in 13 of the 20 industries and 17 of the 23 occupations monitored last month.

The transportation and warehousing sector held the top spot, rising 27 per cent from a year ago, while finance and insurance picked up momentum, up 9 per cent.

Unpaid Air India pilots to fly 'cash & carry'

Mar, 2012,NEW DELHI: Unpaid for months and fed up with hollow promises of getting their dues, pilots of Air India-domestic have decided to put the airline on "cash-and-carry " from April 1,2012.

After a meeting of their union, it has been left to individual pilots to tell the management that they will fly from next month only if their dues - five months' performance-linked incentive (PLI) and three months' salary - are paid fully or at least substantially.

While many agitated members wanted some immediate action, the union, Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA), decided against giving a strike call as such protests have only led to promises from the government in the past, which were never kept.

Highest attrition in hospitality, aviation sectors: Survey

2012:Hospitality and aviation sectors are witnessing the highest attrition rates among employees, making retention of critical manpower resources a key challenge, says a survey.

According to a study by MyHiringClub.com, the average attrition rate in aviation and hospitality in fourth quarter of 2011-12 was 22 per cent across sector, a rate that has increased by 8 per cent from the from the year-ago period.

In comparison, attrition rates in IT and ITeS sector had fallen from 24 per cent in fourth quarter 2010-11 to 18 per cent in same period in 2011-12.

Similarly, in the auto sector, attrition rates fell to 10 per cent in January-March quarter from 11 per cent in the corresponding period in 2010-11.

"At the entry and mid-management level, attrition rates in aviation and hospitality industry have doubled over the last three years. This is happening due to perceptions of being poor pay masters, delay in salaries, job insecurities and little concern for employee welfare.