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What Drove Aditya Birla Group To Shut Down Abof?

here The Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited have announced to shut down its flagship e-commerce website ‘abof’ by 31st of October, exactly one year after shutting down previous venture Trendin.com.   As the two e-commerce biggies continue to shower festive sales, another big name has ventured out from the market and its none other than Abof (all about fashion), the primary e-commerce website of Aditya Birla Group.  The decision has come after it failed to

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A Quick Look at Employee Retention Strategy

  One of the greatest challenges faced by today’s employers is not only tapping the appropriate talent but also engaging and retaining employees in the long run. Remember that a comprehensive people strategy is not comprehensive enough if it does not include a proven employee retention strategy. While the above strategy may sound logical, it is a fact that most small companies tend to overlook this critical component—that is employee retention. While most companies feel

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Do we give our people H.O.P.E.?

The Annual Great Place to Work ® Conference was held in Dallas, US in April 2015. Putting together for you, ten take-aways from the conference. Where do we stand? What distance do we need to cover?  – It’s Personal, Not “Perk”-onal “The real core of a Great Place to Work® are the relationships that people have with each other. Google is a great example of this. Virtually every perk they offer is matched by someone else in Silicon

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SOS- Hari Sadu – A Short Story

SOS- Hari Sadu – A Short Story on handling sloppy employees. Preeti  had shifted to US with her husband after her marriage. She had been running a Computer Education Institute back in India and did not want to close it down as it was her father’s gift to her. She appointed a Manager and hoped that she will keep alive her father’s dream by keeping alive the institute he had developed with much love, care

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How can Indians be motivated to do positive & productive work?

Being an Indian, I do confess that we, the people, lack motivation! What do you think is required to increase the progressive enthusiasm and drive among Indians? Some options here (plus you can add on too): Increase money, bonus, monetary incentives, salary. Good, healthy and clean work environment. Both 1 and 2. Include family vacations, club memberships to give that affluent touch. Personal life augmentation – including benefits for family (spouse, parents and children) Include

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Stop Asking Personal Questions to Female Candidates!

You are of the age, no plans of settling down? You have been married for three years; family planning in progress? Asking personal questions to female candidates is quite common in a corporate set-up and what comes as a little surprising to me is that, such actions are considered “common” by most – not only interviewers but even jobseekers. Yes, even today within the workforce, you come across situations where gender matters to a great

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Changing Face of Interview Questions

Being a professional for nearly five years now, I have dawned various job roles spanning across three industries. From content to publishing to KPO, back to publishing followed by online marketing and now eyeing the corporate editorial domain I have learnt a lot. Not only have I matured as an individual but grown as a professional as well. It goes without saying that appearing for interviews and written tests had been an integral part of

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Is there a need to radically simplify the performance appraisal process

An old joke among human resources professionals is that employee reviews are like fruitcakes. They come once a year whether you want them to come or not. When the words “performance appraisal” are spoken, they almost immediately evoke a strong reaction–sometimes good, sometimes bad–but there’s always a reaction. So just what is a performance appraisal? Simply put, it’s the process by which someone in management provides feedback to someone they supervise. This interaction may sometimes result

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A balance between Hiring and Retention is Key to HR strategy

Hiring employees is just a start to creating a strong work force. Next, you have to keep them. Retaining employees is an essential part of both business productivity and workforce optimization. The issue of employee retention has surfaced as a key concern in almost all the organizations having access to the same technology and systems, where it’s the human capital that creates the difference in shaping the future of an organization. Retaining the best employees in

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Happiness is Viral, go infect someone

We have been taught that hard work leads to success that in turn leads to happiness. But research proves that happiness is a precursor to hardwork and success. Please listen to the TED Talk by Shawn Achor, the author of the book THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE:http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work Achor goes on to say that in “in just a two-minute span of time done for 21 days in a row, we can actually rewire our brain, allowing our brain to

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