Training

Training is a necessity and not a luxury. Many big organisations spend huge amounts on training. It is a process of increasing the knowledge and skills of an employee for doing a particular job. Now, lets see a brief distinction between ‘Training’ in the organisation and ‘Education’ at the school/institutional level. Education is generally theoretical whereas training is applied and practical, Education means learning all-around whereas training is learning related to the job and most importantly…

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Acronym #1: CLOSE

You might not be into the whole acronym game but it’s one of the best things that has happened to Indian education since IITs and IIMs. I’ll take the liberty here to publish a series of acronyms related to human resource industry that will leave you flabbergasted! Starting off with the first one in the series, here it is: Connect- Lay the foundation of a bond based on the moment of truth, i.e. the point…

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Good Promotion Policy

Organisations adopt different bases of promotion depending upon the nature of the job , size and management of the organisation . Generally , they may combine two or more bases of promotion . The well established bases of promotion are seniority and merit . Promotion Policy. seniority and merit suffers from certain limitations. To be fair , therefore , a firm should institute a promotion policy that gives due weightage to both seniority as well…

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CONTROLLING

One of the major functions of management is controlling. Controlling means ensuring that organization resource such as man, material, machinery etc are being used effectively and efficiently. It is an important managerial function which ensures that the work has been done as per the plans or not. The main function of controlling is to ensure actual progress with relevance to the predetermined goals and objectives. Controlling is said to be forward looking and taking corrective…

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Motivation – Written by Harshi Singhal

One of the major problems faced by human resources department is the issue of employee motivation. It is the driving force that inspires people to do their best and put their efforts willingly for the achievement of organizational goals. It is the process of inspiring the person at work to accomplish desired goals. Characteristics It is the inner state within an individual that automatically drives him towards goal- oriented activities. It is a psychological phenomenon…

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Management- A Four Course Meal

What do you do when you plan out a two week vacation in Europe? You manage! What do you do when you organise a seminar for Amwaya? You manage! What does a mother do when she cooks as well as help you with your project? She manages! Who’s a teacher? A manager! Who’s a lawyer? A manager! Who’s a doctor? A manager! Who’s an architect? A manager! Management is the widest of the widest aspect.…

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Dress code

  Appropriate dress, along with ‘basic etiquette’ is one of the most common tie-up made with the Professionalism. But why having a dress code is important ? As we all know that we form first impressions and overall judgements about people by the way they are dressed up. If the way someone dresses affects the perception of our company’s clients or business partners, it is important to maintain a standard dress code that can create…

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Startups v/s Big Firms: Where to secure job

You might have just completed your graduation and entering the jobs market overwhelmingly. Then you find yourself stuck in a dilemma- Startups v/s big firms: where to work. If you just consider the brand name to flaunt in front of your friends and relatives, then without giving a thought, you should enter a big fat company. But if you want to experience how the firm grows from the grassroot level, then startups are the perfect…

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Greece Debt Crisis-Unemployment

“The world is slipping into the Great Depression-like situation of 1929.” Finally, Rajan’s predictions are becoming a reality. But this time, the situation is much worse. The Greece Debt crisis is a major issue not only for Greece but also the rest of the world. Newspapers and magazines are flooded with articles on how the Greece crisis would impact the other countries of Europe and other continents. Some nations in the Eurozone are facing similar…

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Career Development – Important for Individuals

Career is a sequence of positions occupied by a person during course of a life time . From an organisational point of view , career development involves teaching career paths. In contrast , individual career development focuses on assisting individuals to identify their major career goals and to determine what to do to achieve these goals . While organisational career development looks at individuals filling the needs of the organisation , the development of an…

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