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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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Off the Beaten Track – Working in an NGO

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are corporations constituted by people. NGOs operate independently. The term originated post Second World War when the United Nations was founded. NGOs normally refer to organizations that are not a part of the government and are not conventional business ventures. Today, nearly 70 years since the Second World War, NGOs operating across the globe has increased in leaps and bounds. This is not all; NGOs even operate at international level these days.

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Unconventional Careers in India – II

Travel Professionals/Travel Blogger Do you love travelling? How about turning your passion into a profession? Of course exciting! Travel and tourism professionals have increased considerably as the hospitality industry in India has recorded a boom. So, how about becoming a travel writer/travel blogger? You get paid for travelling and writing. And if you have been able to strike the chord right with your readers—you have bragged a deal. For example, once established not only do

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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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Women Matters—Equal Pay Equal Rights

Gender discrimination has a long history across cultures and national boundaries. Discrimination in pay structures are a problem gauging women workers across the globe that needs to be addressed. Despite activism about equal pay rights for women, there exists a substantial gap in pay structures of men and women. On an average most women get paid at a depressing amount of 50% less than that of men. Some have argued that discrimination has nothing to do

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Benefits to Mindfulness at Work

Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work. says Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist, Thích Nhất Hạnh. What are the benefits to mindfulness at work? Are there benefits at all? Mindfulness works for individuals. Does it work in a numbers-driven workplace? New studies point toward three benefits

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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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