HR seminar – Indian HR Convention 2012

Why do you attend a seminar ? To add on to what you don’t know or re-affirm your alignment to the current trends? More often, reading adds on to the internal conversation. Balance is required when such knowledge is brought to implementation. Working in isolation benefits focus, limits growth. Collaboration in a dynamic environment, sync in the applicability of every information. Did such brainstorming , rather effectual workshop necessitate the change in your organization ? How far does it strengthen you to function in your role? Work environments are naturally designed to remain unique. Hence, the solution demands equal amount of free thinking. The ecosystem nurtures growth through symbiotic evolution.

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Employee compensation & benefits of workers & entrepreneurs in the US

Enrolling yourself with a debt management plan may give you enough breathing space in your monthly budget but will this step adversely impact your credit score? As the entire lending industry is based on credit, more and more people are getting concerned about the impact of their financial moves on their credit rating. However, debt management doesn’t hurt your credit score like debt settlement companies since you end up repaying the entire amount but in small and affordable monthly payments. As you’re going through the debt management plan, it is most likely that you won’t get any new line of

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Management is like a Great Battle

What was there in the Mahabharata- one of the greatest epic written more than 5000 years ago stands true today too- ‘business as usual’. Management, leadership, profits, technology, cut-throat competition is all we talk about these days. In every business, the management i.e. the workforce is the fundamental part and there are steps to form the management. Organizing the management is a carefully worked out and applied process. Plans and objectives: The management consists of team individuals who should be aware of what they have to do in the organization. The whole process of organization should be chalked out to

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I did It ‘list’- Positive Psychology, a Far Cry or a Reality?

Managing productivity is simple , when you have tools to track your schedule , to support your business decisions. What about introspection on what you have achieved through what you set out for? This is not about a philosophical outlook, but takeaways from our everyday work life. How do you count each day, with your work done or left to be completed ? Imagine working on an undo-able project and being measured on it. A situation like this goes without noticing for most of us! Escape instincts would add on to toxic behavior. Living through the situation will create numbness , often impede learning. Acknowledging every little

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More Advice From Past INAT Candidates

One of the core strategies used by people taking exams with a determining role for their careers is to ask for a tutor’s help. This is also the case of the INAT test; while the general strategy of using a tutor is not a bad one in itself, when it comes to INAT, one does not truly need a tutor to get ready for the big test. All questions rely on common senses rather than law knowledge. So instead of wasting time getting in touch with a someone who is supposed to help you study, spend that time practicing more

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From Coffeehouses to Coworking

The coworking phenomenon is nice in that nobody and no company can claim to have invented it — and when it started, really nobody can know. Apparently, in the annals of urban lore and perhaps myth, the first self-proclaimed communal workspace popped up in San Francisco in the early 21st Century. Now, of course, it is a worldwide thing and there are many global organizations promoting this social resource and labor revolution. Yet, people have always worked together; “coworking” is what we are calling this same act but when people dictate the terms of their own shared workspaces (in some

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Out of the box thinking: The real Challenges for leaders

When new leaders take over their roles, they are often know to change the ways of business. This has essentially two dimensions: (i)The business situation is constantly evolving, thereby, calling for new ideas and business paradigms and (ii)The stakeholders have different comfort levels on the appropriateness and competencies of particular leaders, thereby, supporting and welcoming change through the new leader. At a recent District Assembly of Rotary International, the District Governor Elect asked all the leaders to be unreasonable. In other words, he set the tone to a new year where the focus would be on challenging practices, limits and ways of working… Motivational speeches

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Expand Your Horizons: Employment Is Your Chance To Change

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 3 in 4 former prisoners in 30 analyzed stats have been arrested within 5 years if their original release. This makes their return to the labor market a sensitive topic which needs careful handling and consideration. The fact that many states are seemingly pushing inmates out of prison as part of their early release programs in order to save money and reduce overcrowding is one important factor contributing to the problem. A tight job market and the lack of sufficient reintegration assistance are additional reasons triggering these alarming numbers. How To Avoid Social

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U.S., Japan and Asia in World Business-A Brief

The United States; Dashed expectations for Limitless Growth. US operations managers had spent much of the 1980s and 1990s responding to the assaults of Japanese and other Asian competitors. This had forced them to embark on a variety of improvement activities, many of which finally appeared to be bearing fruit. They had downsized their organizations, benchmarked the best in class, reengineering their business processes into a semblance of lean manufacturing outsourced noncore activities, and gotten closer to their customers. Finally, they appeared to have regained their competitiveness: their quality, responsiveness, and productivity all improved. Business boomed. New technologies and markets

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Managing Silos – Is Executive Education a Way Out ?

How far is executive education relevant while bringing a change in the organization? Does it make us theoretical or does it draw theory close to the practices? How is education at the senior most level , put into use ? Here are a few posts from CiteHR , which reflects the need and the tone from the industry: Managing silos: How to lessen Egos & stiffness in senior employees in the organisation : “I work in a media house where there is a huge amount of stiffness/ego with in department heads. Please help me out with some good activities which can

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Learning in Spurts : Sprinting through Knowledge

Do you learn when you buy a cook book ? Does that quench your hunger ? Strange thought though, how many times has it happened to you, that you learnt something in a discussion far more than you did it in your reading? Lets look into this cook-book parable. Do you learn how to cook by reading and trying them ? You nail it when you discuss what you did and realize what you missed. Learning is a marked change in the behaviour , which is caused by an input of information with a unique experience. A discussion with my

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Factors Influencing Satisfaction

Previous : significant / significant Commitment: significant / significant Partner’s reputation: not significant / significant Definition of objectives:  significant / not significant Communication: not significant   / significant Conflict: Significant / not significant Organizational design: not significant / not significant Geographical proximity: not significant / not significant Therefore, the preferred structure for an alliance will depend on the nature of the knowledge to be acquired, whereas the outcome will be determined largely by a partner’s ability to learn, which is a function of skills and culture. Tactical alliances are most appropriate to obtain migratory or explicit knowledge, but more strategic relationships

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