How to survive when your role is soon to be eliminated ?

“I joined this firm nine months back. It initially had four units. Eventually each units have been closing down and employees shifted to the unit which is still functional. My bosses are mentally harassing us everyday , saying our roles can be soon eliminated. I worked with a good brand before joining this firm. Its easy to get in job with this employer, but very difficult to be hired from here. Please help with what should I do?” Managing transition during the uncertain times is where our personal leadership lies. Please do not consider the harassment from your reporting managers

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What happens when an Open-Door meeting goes wrong?

“I was a top performer till I used the Open-Door. Things went nasty, so I had to resign. My managers didn’t accept my resignation and I was unethically pushed to sign Performance Development Plan. This was done to cover-up my resignation. I was then fired for non-performance. This have affected my career and my dignity. Please help me.” Open-Door breathes life to organisations where frictions between the machinery can derail it . However, what happens when the practise meets scared leaders who cannot face the sun ? Building trust with a capability of accepting every error no matter what ever

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An Year-End-Review

“My Manager has asked me to submit a write up about whatever good I have done at work this year related to the business. He asked me to write all the initiatives I have taken for me and for the organisation.” An year-end-review is the best way to bid adieu to an annual year. In our small ways we have changed the way we were since last year. Hence, lets take a stock of things and note where we are . Let’s begin by what we had started this year with . We all had few direct goals to achieve and few

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Red Flag a New Hire: Do’s and Don’ts

“I believe a person who joined my team doesn’t having any IT experience as claimed. Please let me know how can I inform my HR on this.” Appreciate your effort to inform your HR timely. However, before proceeding would want to understand that your doubt is based on facts which will remain unchallenged no matter how deeply it is examined. Hence, please allow me to begin by asking your role in the team. Are you the reporting manager to the new hire ? If not are you a team member and how is your team structured? What is the role

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How to Run An Effective Conference

Recently conferences have become unpopular since they are believed to take up time of many people. When you are given that duty of organizing a conference, you should know that it involves a hefty  to-do list. One should take into consideration the venue of the conference, the materials, the guests list, and the refreshments to think about and even the technology. The following are some rules of conference management that helps in holding a conference and make them more productive. Steps to a Great Conference The first one is making every conference matter and inviting only the necessary people. Use

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How to create a perfect profile to land the dream job

We live to work and earn better. Irrespective of the economy, we need our incomes to escalate at the rate of our dreams. There are jobs in the market that can address this, and hence begins the race to be awarded with, and often, by our dream job! Let’s begin with why and how to find your dream job. The answer to both these questions lies best with the hiring manager who will hand you the appointment letter. As a talent, you are first defined in two categories. You are either an active job seeker, which means you have already

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Gambling Versus Investing – The Ins And Outs

Have you ever regarded casino gambling as a way of making an investment, similarly to stock exchange? There are plenty of voices that still claim casinos should be expensive and inaccessible to the large public; and most likely the same voices have the same claims about stock exchange investments. Interested in gambling or buying stock exchange? Let us break it down to you; here are the main similarities and differences between the two forms of making/losing money.     The Art Of Labeling Gambling And Investments When trying to define the two, we often times hit gray or overlapping areas;

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Training Effectiveness – Paper by Manik Wankhede

ABSTRACT This paper aims to reflect the effectiveness of training in local administration by using the Mean, Standard deviation, Standard error and ‘t’ test.  This study is based on both the primary and secondary data concluding that training helps urban local administration to develop administrative system and to improved performance indicators. KEYWORDS: Induction training; Need based training; Planned training and Utilisation. INTRODUCTION The expectations of citizens are fast increasing as they all now look forward to world class urban facilities and services. our city dwellers need to facilitated in becoming globally competitive in all professions , in all walks of

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A Lost Art Found Online

Stamp collecting, ground post and letter writing, together, have had a shifting status in the wake of this meme, or mass idea, of ‘snail mail’. It appears that speed is paramount in today’s communication, not surprisingly. Therefore the art forms of our older handmade communication, like stamps, have more historical significance and perhaps more interest than when they reigned as central tools.         e-Stamps? Emails don’t require postage because they are free to send. It’s as if online correspondence became a social standard, a personal right. It’s really quite hard to argue with that. But what if

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Tech Sparks 2012 : See you there!

What would you want to do on a Saturday afternoon ? Take a little nap or meet a friend? How about spending the same amount of time to learn how to build a product, find its market, patent it and connect with a VC to complete the picture? Sounds jolly good! Exactly, here’s what happened on 26th May 2012. This was in IIT Powai , where Your Story organised Tech Sparks2012 This event was for every one in the ecosystem, starting from an entrepreneur, media and investors, necessarily. The platform was created to provide the visibility , not merely to

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Are You Your ‘Pain Body’ ?

You are in office , trying hard to focus on your job. Suddenly, you overhear your colleagues discussing a possible shift in responsibilities, in your project. Of course, this is no big deal for you! It barely makes any impact on your task list. Ohh no! Wait a second ! It actually does. Just few responsibilities would be routed through the senior team member who acts nerdy and finds fault. Does this impact your job ? No way ! You still have your task list running. But then , there is a gnawing pain that rolls down your spine. Something

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Indian HR Convention 2012, Hyderabad – Preparing HR for Global Challenges

Indian HR Convention 2012 – Destination Hyderabad presents “Preparing HR for Global Challenges” , on 29 June 2012, at Hotel Katriya, Raj Bhawan Road. We thank you for the brilliant  support and the great interest shown towards the Indian HR Convention 2012 – Destination Hyderabad. Join us to be mentored by Vikas Gupta,Vice President, Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd, on the global challenges & role of Human Resource Managers. Learn how to unleash the human potential from K.K Ravishankar, Country Head, HA India, who says “Don’t Hire people for Jobs – Hire them by their PASSION for the Job”. Are you prepared for India

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