Attrition : Is there any solution to it ?

“I am working as an HR generalist in an IT company. Now a days we are facing problem of high attrition ratio because of various issues (eg. higher studies, relocation) . My manager wants to introduce some clause so that after getting training these guys will not leave the company. My manager also doesn’t believe in bond system.Please suggest me what are the options for this?” To begin with , you are trying to solve the same problem which we all are facing. However, the leading and the lagging factors at your firm makes it unique. Its a welcome break

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Managing Talent-Experience as a Vendor

“We are a startup offering contractual employees, who work for XYZ company but on the payrolls of our company. How do we manage them ? What are the sets of policies which needs to be maintained for them?” Managing talent as a vendor and deploying them in the client location is quite an high profit business model. However, the pay cycles can be quite spaced, depending on the clients. Its important to understand this at a macro level as it breathes guideline to the micro level. To begin with you are hiring talents who are not emotionally attached to your

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Human Beings – The Unique Creatures on this Earth

Humans are the gift of gods. The most beautiful thing made by god on earth. They were sent on earth to take care of the planet earth and build it and prosper it properly. Without humans nothing would be possible. This technology, this world to stay in, the landing on moon and many more things are achieved just because of mind and thinking of the humans. As there are many and many good things about human beings (us) as compared to it, there are equal bad things about us. We will discuss it in the latter half. The sharpest of all the creatures are the human

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Switching Sectors – Career Transitions

How many of us have changed sectors irrespective of others holding our chances low ? I changed it thrice. Each time I started , I was told , I don’t stand a chance. My transition took time but this is how I found my way : I focused on the sector and the role I wanted to shift. Connected , communicated and dug every opportunity to interact with the talent who were already delivering the roles I wanted. Not that I received every inside information, but I gained an adequate amount of knowledge . My best source of information was the  countless number of interviews, I appeared for.

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Attitude / Gratitude – An HR’s Wishlist for Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus, Please be assured, that I have been a good HR all this year. I remain unaffected by the attrition and reviews. My chief aim was to increase the employee engagement score as declared by Hewitt. I screened every area and thought process within my reach, to click that path-breaking program, that will keep my employees happy. The distribution of benefits and career growth opportunities went to the deserving, to the best of my knowledge. Industry in general was bright. when the year started. Hence, we were hiring in full swing. Towards the mid-year, the conservative out-look shadowed every talent management

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How to handle a Department or a Team?

The department or Team may be within the same company where you got a promotion and given the department to handle or you have joined a new company and asked to take over the department or team. For convenience we will refer to this as a Team. A Team leader after taking over formal charge must meet all the team mates and know their personal details and also listen to their adverse remarks if any, silently. These meetings give an informal insight into each individual’s personality who is part of the team. In the first meeting no work or job

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Frequent Job Changing

Job changing is mostly done at junior level and must be done for genuine reasons. The reasons can be that the company is not doing well, there are no prospects for the employee, the company is likely to close down in the short term and such valid reasons. But simply changing a job for money within two years and running somewhere irrespective of the company is not fruitful. Even four decades back the employees Bio-data was looked upon and the frequent job changes was questioned by the interview board and the possibility of rejection was high. So it is prudent

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Talent Management

Question: Are we sure, we have the right team, employees in our organization? Question: Are we sure that our employees are happy working with us? Question: What have we done to make our employees satisfied and enthusiastic at our workplace? These are the question most of the organizations are looking for in today’s scenario. Talent Management is itself a huge word and describes the vast description of pool of employees in reference with recruitment and selection to training and development. It is a very vast subject and more the person goes into it the more they explore. As rightly said

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Are You An Outlier At Work?

We have several stories of few smart employees making the cut. What impacts their effort? They are the ones, who can finish a project, close a neat deal and even help in shooting up the share prices of a company, just as Scobble did for Rackspace or a Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook.  When these ideas were already tried and tested by others with moderate success, what helped these few to strike gold What makes an employee such an Outlier? Are they, super humans or they are the ones, who know how to get around and align their strengths to the

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A Known Devil or an Unknown Angel – Rejoining an Ex-Employer

The career trails through different roles and positions. Here’s a case of an employee who is stretched between a choice . Almost three years back I had joined a firm in Dubai. I left the company in two years time as  I was not happy with the pay. Initially, I was so bitten by the excitement of getting a job in Dubai, I missed negotiating the package. A month back my manager called from Dubai asking me to re-join.  The salary is  lucrative but for the same designation. Right now I am a supervisor in a mutli-national travel company. If

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Losing The Halo: The Buffet-Sokol Effect!

Warren Buffet reigns as the leader, for nurturing investments and industries. His principles form the ground rule, to most of the managers. Here comes the twist. If that is so, what brings in the Sokol-fiasco?  The case suggests that Buffet was asked to buy Lubrizol Corporation’s shares. Sokol, who had advised him on this, bought shares to this company, early this year. This is registered as a case for an insider trading. Sokol’s resignation seals the prejudice of the best leader. What deepens the hues is the dent free dedication that comes out in the open, as the allegations brew

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Cross Functional Movement: Lows and Highs

Most organizations have a wealth of internal talent that desires development, cross-functional movement and advancement opportunities — talent that largely goes untapped. Jaspreet, was very enthusiastic, after working for 4 years in a company she got the opportunity to look forward to a promotion, which would add value to her CV too as she has been working as a Quality Analyst in a BPO. The IJP on the intranet was flashing, which mentioned about the position in Employee Relation department a division of the HR department. She applied, sent her CV, was called for an interview and was finally selected

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