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What not to do once you agree for a meeting 2

A good part of my time is spent in meetings. I typically meet HR folks across various designations and I must admit that mostly the interactions are quite intellectually stimulating. But yes there are times that it does get annoying and I am hoping that those of you reading this will appreciate what I am saying and maybe ensure that you don’t do this to someone else. “Please don’t make

What do employees want 1

A couple of weeks back, I met with the Director HR of a large Pharma company and during the conversation, he asked me if I knew what employees really wanted. Well, yes I had a fair idea but I figured that the best thing to do was to ask the employees. What better way to know for sure? My team of counsellors ( behavioural psychologists) recently spoke with around 4500

Why in-house exit interviews do not yield insights? 5

Traditionally, exit interviews are done by the in-house HR teams. The objective is to capture the employees’ feedback at the time of leaving. This is done on the last day in most organisations and is a one on one session with the HR SPOC. The level in the organisational hierarchy determines who from the HR team will conduct the interview for the exiting employee. This feedback is captured for further

Management lessons from Modi @ Madison 5

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A lot has been said about Modi’s speech at Madison. He enthralled the 20,000 crowd with his gripping speech and by the end of it he was being hailed as a rock star. Bono, Beyonce and The Beatles have all played at Madison I got myself thinking about what he does differently and how he manages to garner such attention and adulation. When I thought about the qualities he displayed,

Consistency is the key 5

We had to get our house renovated and hence had shifted out to another house. I am now back to our old house that looks new!! The new windows, the fresh paint smell inspires me also to look different (read new ) . The workers pushed my treadmill to the balcony and the additional work load didn’t let me do any exercises (You are right, its an EXCUSE, excuse, excuse). I

Importance of Exit Interviews 4

This blog has been written by one of our counsellors [Sheetal] at AceNgage. During our lunch hour conversations she suggested that we write a post on why Organisations should conduct exit interviews (or outsource it to an expert) which is when I decided that she is best equipped to do it since she personally has done over a few thousand exit interviews so far. “I have already put down my

Corporate lessons from a cricket match 6

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India lost the only 20-20 match that they played in England to end their rather disastrous tour. While the loss on itself will soon be forgotten what made news was the way Dhoni decided to handle the situation. India needed 17 from eight balls. India needed anything, anything from Rayudu: a four, a two maybe. But Rayudu couldn’t manage to score. Two dot balls, one on leg, the other on

Office Mahabharata 6

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I received this interesting message this morning and decided to use it in my blog. Unfortunately (like a lot of very interesting stuff that we receive via email, texts whatsapp messages and face book posts) I am not sure about the origin and hence cannot give due credit to the person who originally wrote it . The writer has drawn interesting and funny comparisons to our everyday colleagues at work

Attrition: The ticking time bomb in Industry 2

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An article that featured in the Economic Times today Attrition is a complex, cultural and leadership challenge with no easy answers. In 2012, according to HR consultant Towers Watson, Attrition in India was 17%, higher than the 11.2% salary rise. At this level of Attrition, an organisation in 2020 will have only 22% of the employees it had in 2012. The salary rise in 2013 is expected to be 12.4%;

When the going gets tough… 1

The economic situation is not good; the govt is at its weakest, gold prices are dropping, sensex tanked after RBI announced the much awaited steps to revive the economy. In general, it does not paint a pretty picture. The signs are pretty clear, our Country along with the rest of the world is going through a phase where Companies will struggle to attract new clients and post high levels of

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