Why Training Programs don’t impact Business Objectives? – Thought Paper

Training programs are designed with a business need in mind. However in reality, after the initial “wow” effect, the momentum goes away and next year we have another training program with the same end objective in mind. Training [ˈtreɪnɪŋ] n the process of bringing a person, etc., to an agreed standard of proficiency, This is the training definition as per dictionary. The most important part of training is not training but doing training need analysis properly and then executing it for maximum impact. We first need to determine if training is required in the first place or is the business

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Game for it ?

“What? Gaming in the workplace? No way!” This is something that we hear from Corporate HR leaders all the time! But it’s time we asked the important question – “Why not?” Employees dream of a workplace that they love going back to every day. The drivers could be challenging work, rewards or a great working environment. The latter is an ongoing challenge for HR teams across the world. Many HR teams in India are now opening up to the prospect of fostering a culture of PLAY within their organizations. The challenge is to do this without adversely impacting their employees’

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Avtaar-HR Transformation with theatre

Recall my first corporate job-My first interaction was with the ‘HR’.A young, dynamic person who presented himself as your friend in a new setting. He played the host, the ‘raju’ guide to all new processes, people and systems. The more I was getting acquainted about my single role in marketing; I realized he had multiple roles. From recruitment, administration-‘getting my ID processed’, to appraisals, policies, engaging employee with events-‘traditional day’ and so on. He would occasionally also play ‘the agony aunt’ –lend his ears to grievances, department needs and dynamics. HR would also function as ‘google’ for all organizational people matters. However, will all that effort, the

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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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Work-Life balance: Challenges and rewards

Times have changed. From the time the husband earned, and the wifestayed at home to the time now when the husband earns and the wife earnstoo. But the wife still cooks and washes and runs the house. So, how doesshe balance her migrating work with life at home. Although, over the years women in India have struggled to establishan identity & create a mark in the social as well as in the organizational platforms.women throughout the world are leveraging their power as leaders in every platform as a Manager,Engineer,docter,teacher etc & accept the migrating job challenging role too by choosing

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Market Oriented Production Planning in Textile Industry

The Mantra of shorter  ‘Turn Around Time ‘ is being increasingly propagated by almost all textile marketing professionals. Almost all textile giants of the country have started admitting that key to survive is to service the customer  quickly .  World class brands now take it as forgone conclusion that supplier has to provide them service or rather complete their orders within a predetermined time line of 35-45 days. Textile Mills are bending over their back to provide service. But the time has come when mills have to think about their bottom lines before providing such service. With increased stress upon

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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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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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HR Summit on transforming leadership : HRM in turbulent times

The HR Sumit with the theme : Transforming Leadership : Human Resource Management in Turbulent Times opened a window of opportunity for many of the attending corporate dignitaries to understand the importance of employee retention through appreciation of their contribution towards maintaining and nurturing the invaluable human resources. The Session began with Forbes Marshall CEO Mr.Ramani Iyer airing his views on the Performance V/s.Potential aspect of the Human Resources. He emphasized that HR’s job is to discover the potential in the employee and motivate him to perform well. He touched on the HR Hygiene & HR Development aspect in Corporates

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HR Professionals too are ‘human’

More than a decade and half since now have been into HR. Gradually realized how HR is looked upon by the individuals from other depts. Probably since they all are into business & their business is HR business. Say, an employee from Purchase is clear about his role and operates within the required limits. HR is a human based function, hence be it a Finance guy or a Purchase all encompass the work area of HR operation. So, does it mean “A good HR person should be able to tell the names of 2,000 employees without stuttering. Then you have

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Bench-Marking: An organization’s technique for continuous improvement

In the past despite inherent capabilities many Indian companies were non-competitive and complacent due to the protectionist in inward looking economic policies. The present business environment however requires both private and public sector enterprises to continuously hone their skills, inculcate the best practices across divisions and functions, reengineer their business processes and keep inventing themselves through continuous learning and innovation. In an era of constant environmental change, total quality management is the need of the hour for Indian companies. While greater emphasis on product quality is required to survive in any business in today’s competitive environment, customer’s service has to be given equal importance. For this

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