Limited Budgets, Unlimited Aspirations . . . . Gives Rise to the Bell Curve . . . .

One topic that never ceases to excite all, whether it be the HR professionals, the line managers, the finance team or the senior management, is the bell curve. Some of them see it as an unnecessary evil which cannot be avoided, others see it as an evil which is thrust upon on all to a
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Fear is Temporary but Regret Is Permanent . . . .

Often over a drink during the weekend we hear conversations about how many of us are frustrated with the state of our current affairs. Whether it is our jobs, bosses, roles, organizations, or in general with life – we make elaborate resolutions, plans, blueprints to change this and
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Chuck all the Competencies and just focus on ‘Joy of Serving’ . . .

As the appraisals come to an end in most of the organizations, the HR moves on to conducting the skill and competency gap exercises. For a change we witness many organizations giving fair importance, if not equal, to assessing the gaps of their HR team also. When we delve into what
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For 5 Bad Apples let’s not sacrifice the 95 Good ones….

One of the biggest dilemmas that the HR Business Partners / Generalist HRs face across all the sections of industries is ‘Who to trust’ and ‘Who not to’ when employees come up with reasons for not being happy / to quit / for their lower contribution and so on so forth. A si
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Let’s Backpack . . .

As the mood of summer sets in, so does the mood to travel, visit new places& take a vacation. An unconventional, but popular mode of vacation is ‘Go Backpacking’. Backpacking is defined as travelling without a much detailed plan, travelling light without much baggage, exploring te
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Our Purpose is not to just fill the ‘Gap’ but to facilitate ‘Evolution’

During the last few weeks I have been spending considerable time with my friends from Learning and Development domain and during the course of our discussions many topics arose; the most fundamental and critical one being – what is our purpose in this new age? The new age is more
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The New ‘F@#$%^&’ Generation at Workplace . . .

Last week I overheard the conversations between my 14 year old and 10 year old sons and noticed a strange argot that they used- “Don’t use your ‘F’ brain”. When enquired what does that ‘F’ stands for, the answer was quick with a quirky smile that it actually stands for F
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Operation Successful but the Patient is Dead!

Operation Successful but the Patient is Dead!(State of Feedback during our appraisals today) One of the principal challenges facing the managers during this time of the year is giving Feedback during the appraisal process or even otherwise. During the apprai
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Parenting isn’t about being rated top in Popularity Contest, so is HR . . .

As a kid I never realized the challenge and dilemma of parenting; from outside it always looked so easy. Once in a while you shout and once in a while you pamper, that basically summed up the whole process ofparenting. As the days passed, one journeyed into becoming a Parent and then
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