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“Satisfaction of Accomplishment” v/s “Recognition of Achievement”

Success is a bitch. And Appreciation and recognition are pups.  It is quite a logical conclusion. At times, we concoct things perfectly, with lots of planning, preplanning, dry runs on presentations, meetings running on until midnight. However when the final day arrives, Bham!! All over! Your presentation does not seem to be reaching the minds of your target audience. Or maybe you don’t hold the essence while delivering what you created. And at times, we know…

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Job Offer Withdrawal – Ethical or Unethical

Job Offer Withdrawal – SENSITIVE & “SIN”SIBLE –  Penguin Soaps & Detergents Limited [PSDL]  PSDL is a leading player in FMCG industry. Over the last five years, PSDL has acquired FOUR mid-sized companies in South-East Asia worth 700 Million USD. Purpose of all these acquisitions was to enter into new market and expand the business of PSDL in the region. The company is having headcount of slightly over 3,000 employees.…

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Rehiring of Former Employees – Loyalty or Lack of Creativity?

The Re-tension People – Return, Re-hire, Retain – Better Growth Opportunity, Unprofessional or Rude Manager, Less Compensation, Unfriendly Policies and Culture, Directionless Leadership/Management, Higher Education and etc. etc. are just a tip of the iceberg reasoned for employees’ exit from the organization. Exit interview practices & related surveys across the length and breadth of the employography also confirmed the said reasons & also lime lighted many other influencing factors that…

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LEAN HR – Eliminating Waste from Recruitment/Talent Acquisition

At its core, Lean is about the identification and elimination of waste through a structured approach to problem solving. It focuses on reducing the complexity of each process and identifying areas of improvement. Lean HR = smART HR It’s all about AGILITY  Over last few years, all organizations have been under pressure to improve performance. With the changes in the economy and the time it has taken to start to…

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My Last Working Day

It was Wednesday morning. I was in the midst of a coaching session with my client, and my smart phone vibrated…..drrrrrzzzz. It was Sheetal Gandhi, a friend since college days. I disconnected the call and left a message for her, “In a coaching session with client. I will call back”. In my mind, I was trying to gauge the purpose of her call. She is a not a frequent caller.…

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Talent Management – Story of Career Aspiring Women

Love, Marriage & Career – Moments of Elusiveness – It’s been TWO years since Rohit and Sheetal got married and she is still looking for that one elusive job offer, even though she is willing to work at half of her last drawn salary package or even like to be considered as fresh graduate. Now, she is exploring opportunities in other professions to be able to support her husband and…

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Talent Acquisition : Expected Salary – Salary Range

The Salary Talk Show – The Compensation Conversations –  ————————————– Characters Ms. Natasha Suri – Assistant Manager, Marketing HR Head @ Market Analysis India Private Ltd. [MAIPL] ————————————–  Salary negotiation is a prerogative of Human Resource Function. HR must negotiate the salary by remaining within the four walls of approved manpower budget of the year. Compensation, Salary or Cost-to-Company [CTC], call it by any name & form, it is beyond…

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Feed-forward is not a replacement of Feedback. Feedback and feed-forward shall coexist.

Feed-forward is conceptualized to help a manager or senior executive to improve his behavior that has been blocking his success and pace of growth. It is based on the premise, “take it or leave it, you are the one who will get affected”. Feed-forward & Feedback Can ISOLATION exist between them!!  Let us ask ourselves A question of curiosity……so kiddish of me…curiosity itself is a form of question. And many…

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“I am going to commit suicide” – A message received by the CEO of an Organization

WORKPLACE BULLYING It Destroys Careers, It Destroys Lives…It has to Stop !  ————————————– Leading Characters Ms. Aditi Ghosh – Area Sales Manager Mr. Deepak Garg – HR Director @ DSS, Bangalore ————————————– “I am going to commit suicide – Aditi Gosh”. The message got flashed on the CEO’s mobile of Desmond Suiting & Shirting India Limited (DSS) Who is this Aditi Ghosh? Aditi Gosh has been working with DSS for…

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Human Resource – Walking the tight Rope between Ethics and Duty

On subjects of values, cultures and ethics, I have often seen people talking big, tall and loud. But do they really mean it? In organizations, HR is considered as possessors of ethics and values of organization. Do they really take care of it? They are bothered about their job and their families as much as any other employee of organization. I have my doubts. Before you take out your 60…