Is it vital for organisations to constantly innovate themselves from time to time in order to accommodate the changing demands of the workforce today?

PAVAN CHOUDARY, MD, Vygon India Pvt. Ltd. & chairman, European Healthcare Committee:
“Today’s employee wants a less hierarchical framework; they prefer flexi-time options (due to family considerations, new diurnal patterns and worsening of traffic during peak hours), a greater proportion of his/her income as take-home salary, Continue reading



Many managers find the task of delegation cumbersome, as it requires tact and effective planning.   Vinnie Bhadra

A points out a few flaws leaders make while delegating

Scene 1: The team leader delegates various tasks to his/her team as per the book and tries to oversee the smooth functioning of the team goal.

Result: Without a correct and tested analysis of the teams’ potential and every team member’s interest, delegation of work, authority or responsibility will be a testing area. Continue reading

Prepare your Job Interview!

Now that you have an interview, there are certain things you will want to do in advance to prepare for it. This article will provide practical tips on how to prepare for a job interview. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so you’ll want to do you best on preparing for your interview in advance.

Pick out what you are going to wear on your job interview.

What you wear on your interview is an absolutely crucial part of how to prepare for a job interview. After you choose your outfit, make sure it is cleaned and pressed and you have the appropriate accessories and shoes to go with it. It doesn’t hurt to try the outfit on ahead of time, just to make sure everything fits and you look great. Then put your outfit aside for day of your interview and have it ready to go. Now that you have this crucial step out of the way, you can concentrate on the rest.


Practice greeting your interviewer.

You should always greet your interview with friendly smile and firm handshake. If you do this right, you will set off the right energy and the chances of the interview going well will increase. This is a small and simple step that you should always to do to prepare for your interview.


Study your resume and know everything on it.

Any work experience or skills you have listed on your resume are fair game to talk about during the interview. Your resume is all the interviewer has to go by in order to get to know you. They may pick things out from it and ask you to elaborate. Even though you may have a previous job listed that was many years ago, the interviewer may ask you to explain what you did at that job and your are responsible for providing an answer. This is one step you absolutely won’t want to skip on how to prepare for a job interview.


Practice your answers to the most common interview questions.

If you don’t know what these are, do your research and find out or see one of my other articles. You’ll want to have your answers ready and practice them. You should always be able to answer “Tell me about yourself” and “Why do you think you would be great for this job?” The employer doesn’t know, so it’s up to you to sell it.

Don’t completely memorize your answers so they come out rehearsed, but have a clear idea of what you are going to say. When you are asked, you want your answer to come out intelligently and natural. Be open to other questions as well and really know what you can offer to the company.


Research the company and the job position you are applying for.

Write down any questions you may have about either so you can ask during the interview. If there any requirement of the job that you are unsure of, you should definitely ask during the interview. It always looks nice when you go into an interview with intelligent questions. It shows you put effort in preparing for the interview. However, never ask questions just to ask questions. The interviewer will see right through that. Your questions should be genuine and relevant.

Ref: http://www.theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/how-best-prepare-your-job-interview


Leadership Stories!

At a recently held HR event along with www.timesascent.in as an online media partner, it was proven that Mumbai city can be a beacon to some crucial leadership lessons– Vibha Singh

It was quite an experience for the audience who attended the MTHR Global Seminar on ‘Leadership Lessons from Mumbai City’ organised in association with Parle Tilak Vidyalayas’ PTVA Institute of Management (PTVA IM) recently. Rajesh Kamath, co-founder and core member at MTHR Global said, “Mumbai has created a great brand. The spirit of Mumbai is unlike any other city but most of all, it has leadership lessons to offer like no other in India, or perhaps, in the world.”

The theme of the conclave was aptly expounded by the keynote expert, Ramesh Iyer, CEO of Mahindra Finance using a multitude of examples in his session as he explained the concept – ‘if Mumbai were a corporate’. International management philosopher MK Angajan using Vedanta as the base, presented lucid timeless truths in his presentation adding, “There are only two kinds of people in the world:

winners and potential winners.

Also, one can prepare the future for themselves or one can do far better by preparing themselves for the future. Also, he said that enjoyable work never makes us tired; working on strengths increases energy supply.”
Giving a talk on the ‘Lessons in resilience from Mumbai Railways’, Dr. Vijay Pereira from University of Portsmouth, UK threw light on the importance of the gangmen, who play the most critical role of checking every inch of track daily and also have the riskiest jobs;but the sheer pride of being associated with the Indian Railways, commitment and discipline keep them going. Addressing the audience, Viren Raquinha, former India Hockey Team captain and Arjuna awardee delivered an inspiring talk on ‘Lessons from sports capital of India and what corporates can learn from sports’. In his speech, he said, “One learns much more from failure than victories.”
A few learnings at the event:

• Mumbai has barely any attrition; only attraction because of its great respect for individuals.

• Organisations should function like Mumbai – we should create entrepreneurs, not employees.

• Mumbai has created a great brand – there are bombs, floods, riots and still it sustains.

Ref By: Times Ascent http://bit.ly/fFI9tF