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Salary Negotiations – Recruiters Pride – Part 1

  One of the key stages of the hiring process is the starting salary negotiation. It is a hurdle that needs to be overcome if you are to close the deal on your dream candidate. While there is no magic formula for handling a salary negotiation—as it can be impacted by many external factors beyond your control—there are several tactics to follow that can help you to engage in a mutually beneficial and ultimately successful

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The Relation Between Communication and Happiness

Communication is central to our success. It maintains and sustains relationships within a Company. The challenge is to channel the myriad communication means so that they enhance the Company’s competitiveness and bolster happiness. Read what  Sharon Andrew, Happiness Evangelist at Happiest Minds Technologies, Bangalore has to say about the relation between communication and happiness.   Communication is central to our success. It maintains and sustains relationships within a Company. The challenge is to channel the myriad

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Next Gen HR Mantra – Competency Based Approach

  Dramatic growth will take place when we focus on the organization-with technology a part – rather than on technology alone. -C.K.Prahlad As a HR professional in a knowledge and tech based organization, when I had to frame a model for the annual appraisal process, I was surprised to see a paradigm shift by the top management. Instead of evaluating what is achieved, there has been a shift in the method to it being how

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HR – Support Function to Strategic Function, the Irrefutable Paradigm Shift

Ganesh Subramanian writes on how HR has come a long way from being a support function to a strategic function and why it deserves a lot of importance HR as a function has come a long way from the days of personnel management to being an integral part of any business strategy. As much as this awareness among the business community is pleasing, it is equally depressing to see that still a vast majority of

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The ‘Them’ And ‘Us’ Of Crime Capital

The gang rape of the five-year-old has sprouted claims that migrant labour has affected Delhi’s crime graph adversely. Delhi doesn’t need imports to commit crime, contends Jaideep Ghosh A big fight was threatening to snowball over Facebook. Normally, nothing enthuses me more than a big fight, but the topic in question pre-empts all funny digs. So we will stick to the serious stuff. The background is the gang rape case involving the five-year-old girl and

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Gen Y Workforce – Are They Taking The Workplace To The Next Level?

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein An iPhone or a Tab on the work desk, with Twitter and Facebook accounts getting refreshed. Junk food packets with cold drink lying on one corner of the desk, you know this is a millenial’s desk, part of the Generation Y crowd. They are determined to sync the work place as per their global

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Organizational Values – New Age Ingredient for Sustainability

Gurulakshmi Iyer- Hait talks of why Business of business need not always be business and why importance to culture and value building can actually yield positive bottom line results That business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure – Peter Drucker “Don’t lie”,” Do not steal”,” Respect the elders” are some of the gyaan our parents and teachers give us time

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The Recruitment Conundrum: Talent Crunch vs Unspotted Talent

Ganesh Subramanian talks of the current problems in recruitment strategies of companies and gives solutions for improvement. A must read for all HR professionals Come the recruitment season, every year we see HRs of companies doing their best to bring talent on-board by various means – be it through conducting walk-ins, be it visiting campuses for hiring or through job portals or consultant tie-ups. They leave no stone unturned in enriching the talent pool of

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Why Should You Learn a Foreign Language: a Learner’s Perspective

Anuj writes why learning another language apart from the one’s you know is so important in self as well as world development. “Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt.” The limits of my language are the limits of my universe. (Ludwig Wittgenstein) Communication is the only thing that can bring people close to each other. The thread that connects people from diverse culture is called language. Learning a new language is a gradual

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Glass Ceiling in Industrial Relations – Has The Time Come For Eradication?

Gurulakshmi Iyer- Hait, an HR professional, highlights the reasons for women to be behind in the Industrial work force and reasons why they would succeed more than men here. As an HR professional when I read that women have entered all spheres of corporate world, it really makes me proud. At the same time it triggers my thoughts too.Have they really occupied all top positions? There may be many other portfolios where women may not

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