Monthly Archives: January 2009

Attitude

There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hair on her head.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair today.’
So she did and she had a wonderful day.


The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hair on her head.
‘H-M-M,’ she said,
‘I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.’
So she did and she had a grand day.


The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘today I’m going
to wear my hair in a pony tail.’
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.


The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.
‘YAY!’ she exclaimed.
‘I don’t have to fix my hair today!’


Attitude is everything.


Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,


Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly…….
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…

Firms stress on employee productivity

The recent market recession has led firms to curtail costs wherever possible including cost on human capital. This, in turn, has led many to stop hiring and derive maximum value out of the existing employee base


On one hand, the recession is forcing firms to be conservative in every possible manner. On the other hand, it is also making them re-look at their workforce and optimise their efficiencies. “In a growth market, the focus is on achieving scale and market share. Quite often, managers tend to neglect the focus on productivity and performance,” feels Vardhman Jain, MD, Perot Systems Insurance and Business Process Solutions, India and Manila.


A silver lining

“Organisations are now revisiting these fundamentals and applying the time tested practices to new age businesses,” – Vardhman Jain, MD, Perot Systems

This indeed is then a silver lining in the dark clouds as most firms are now paying closer attention to boosting employee productivity. After all, good business is all about producing goods and delivering services in the most efficient and cost effective manner. “Organisations are now revisiting these fundamentals and applying the time tested practices to new age businesses,” notes Jain.


Nikhil Indrasenan, business head, Ma Foi Academy feels this is a trend being witnessed across sectors and not just those hit by the recession. “Sectors which have been hit are focussing a lot more on fostering employee efficiency. But even sectors like Telecom which are still growing are paying close attention to this,” he points out.


Firms across sectors are now investing in cross-training and multi-training their staff. “For some which have been hit by the recession, this is a preventive action as they need to weather this storm,” explains Indrasenan. Thus, they have to configure a way out and manage with fixed human capital base. “For others like the Telecom, they need to focus on employee efficiency to ensure the growth wheels move faster,” adds Indrasenan.


‘IT’s the need of the hour

For a host of IT firms, this has also become the need of the hour as their clients are demanding more out of one single project lead. “Clients are asking us to reduce the number of project managers,” informs Anand Pillai, head, talent transformation HCL. “They want to have multi-skilled people who can manage more projects,” he adds.


HCL is one such example of an IT firm which heavily focuses on continuous employee training and development. “We have an employee development mechanism called Gold Metrics which focuses on productivity instead of increasing revenue and decreasing expenses,” adds Pillai. High on employee development, HCL has made employee training an internal function unlike other firms which usually outsource this function. “Over 2,600 managers in our firm dedicate at least four hours in a week in imparting training including our CEO,” Pillai points out.


Thus, even in the current recession, where some firms have to curb on their training costs, HCL is still investing as much. Perot is another such example of a firm which high on employee development to boost work efficiency. “Our quality and innovation teams work closely to identify opportunities for productivity and performance improvement within a client program,” says Jain. “A good example of this would be a recent ‘Quality Improvement Program’ which helped us reduce the time to deploy a new associate on a life insurance program by examining our learning system and removing duplicate sessions,” Jain adds.

The best part about employee training is that there’s a spin-off benefit. Even those who train remain updated and up to the mark. “The more I teach, the more I learn,” comments Pillai.


Thus, there’s a strong motivation for firms to focus on training as it boosts employee productivity and knowledge. That’s what sets any firm apart and lend a competitive edge.

Reference : Ruchi Challu (Times Ascent)

Indian employees get smart

The current global recession may be a source of woes for most of us in the Indian corporate world. But the smarter ones are seeing this as an opportunity to dig deep and discover what they really want to do

For 25-year-old Utkarsh Khandelwal the recession has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It has given him a chance to mull over his career and the time to hone himself as a professional. A B.tech engineer from IIT-Chennai, this small town boy from Indore is now preparing himself for an MBA. “I am just a Bio-tech engineer and the kind of profession I am in, I need to back myself up with an MBA,” says Khandelwal.

Khandelwal who’s now been working as an Investment banker for the last three years feels this is the best time to halt and reflect on what one really wants to do. “I consider myself lucky to have realised what I need to do,” says a relieved Khandelwal. “Since I have a fair amount of work experience behind me, going for an MBA right now would be ideal,” says Khandelwal, who is currently working as an analyst with Avendus Capital, a Mumbai based Investment Bank.

“This is a time to look within and see what aspects we need to improve on to have a rewarding career,” – Ajay Soni, business leader – talent & organisation consulting, Hewitt

On the right track

Many like him are seeing this time as a golden opportunity for self-introspection. “This is a time to look within and see what aspects we need to improve on to have a rewarding career,” explains Ajay Soni, business leader – talent & organisation consulting, Hewitt.

For many like Khandelwal, the recession is nothing but a chance to up-skill and re-tool themselves. “The number of applications for our one year long, regular MBA programs has shot up by 20 per cent,” informs V K Menon, director of career advancement services, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. “I feel this is a direct result of the current recession,” he adds. He further reasons this trend, “In a recessionary market, professionals want to up-tool themselves through such programs and catch the market at a positive swing.”

Agreeing with Menon, Khandelwal feels, “I don’t think the job market will revive before a year or so.” Khandelwal plans to go in for a two year long MBA program and is looking at prestigious institutes like the IIMs and FMS. “I want to get back in the job market once it revives and so I am looking at a regular MBA instead of short term executive MBA programs.”

Interestingly, people like Khandelwal who would in usual circumstances have considered doing an MBA from the USA, are now opting for Indian institutes. “Apart from the lack of job opportunities in the US, there is also the additional bane of financial load,” opines Khandelwal. “Given the current money crunch in the US, getting an educational loan will be a Herculean task,” he explains.

For Indian academic institutes this is definitely not an issue. “Loan based funding is still continuing. There’s no sweat at all getting an educational loan here,” informs Menon.

Towards success

Apart from professionals going for further education, there are a few who are even turning entrepreneurial or changing industries. “This is time to take the ownership of where one is going and where one is more likely to succeed,” asserts Soni.

While for most of us the slowdown has translated into slowdown of opportunities, there are a few who are actually seeing galore of opportunities. From changing industries to going for further education to setting up ventures, the true survivors are seeking these options.

Reference : Ruchi Challu (Times Ascent)

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What women want…

For all u guys who are married or intending to marry
in near future.
Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the
monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could
have killed him but was moved by Arthur’s youth and
ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as
long as he could answer a very difficult question.
Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and,
If after a year, he still had no answer, he would be
put to death. The question was: What do women really
want?

Such a question would perplex even the most
knowledgeable man, And to young Arthur, it seemed an
impossible query. But, since it was better than death,
He accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an
answer by year’s end. He returned to his kingdom and
began to poll everyone: The princess, the priests, the
wise men, and even the court jester. He spoke with
everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory
answer. Many people advised him to consult the old
witch, For only she would have the answer.

But the price would be high as the witch was famous
through out the Kingdom >>for the exorbitant prices
she charged. The last day of the year arrived and
Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She
agreed to answer the question, but he would have to
agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to
marry Sir Lancelot, The most noble of the Knights of
the Round Table, And Arthur’s closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunch-backed and
hideous, had only one tooth, Smelled like sewage, made
obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a
repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to
force his friend to marry her and endure such a
terrible burden, But Lancelot, having learnt of the
proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too
big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life. And the
preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch
answered. Arthur’s question thus: “What a woman really
wants?” She said, “Is to be in charge of her own
life.” Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the
witch had uttered a great truth. And that Arthur’s
life would be spared. And so it was. The neighboring
monarch granted Arthur his freedom. And Lancelot and
the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and, Lancelot, steeling
himself for a horrific experience, entered the
bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most
beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the
bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened.
The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to
her when she appeared as a witch, She would henceforth
be her horrible and deformed self only half the time.
And the beautiful maiden the other half. “Which would
you prefer? She asked him. “Beautiful during the day
… or at night?”

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day he
could have a beautiful woman to show off to his
friends, But at night, in the privacy of his castle,
an old witch! Or, Would he prefer having a hideous
witch during the day? But by night a beautiful woman
for him to enjoy with?

(If you are a man reading this…) What would YOUR
choice be?
(If you are a woman reading this?) What would YOUR
MAN’S choice be?
What Lancelot chose, is given below:
BUT… make YOUR choice before you scroll down
below…OKAY?

Noble Lancelot, knowing the answer the witch gave
Arthur to his question, He said that he would allow
HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she
announced that she would be beautiful all the time.
Because, he had respected her enough to let her be in
charge of her own life.
Now… what is the moral to this story?

The moral is…
1) There is witch in every woman no matter how beautiful she is!
2) If you don’t let a woman have her own way, things are going to get ugly.

So, always remember: IT’S EITHER “HER WAY” OR IT’S “NO WAY” !!!

Do What you Do Well…

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.”

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.

Do What you Do Well…

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.”

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.

Business Development Executive

Company Details:

A fast growing record management organization dealing with various sectors across the globe.

A firm incorporated in the year 2003 to address the growing demand for effective and efficient record management tools and processes

The company is tied up with Virtual record management and ITES partners like Writer Corporation, NAX, CMC, Newgen Software, Vicisoft, Computing and Xerox. The company is the implementation partner for Vicisoft Technologies, Syntax Software Technologies, Kodak Scanners, Fujitsu Scanners and Plustek and Cardscan.

Client List. Enam Financials, ICICI Brokerage Services Ltd, AXIS Bank, CBof Punjab, HDFC, Aditya Birla Chairman’s office, Rentworks, EXIM Bank, L&T, Shriram Transport, Seimens Enterprise, 16 International Freight carriers, Kotak Life, Virgin Mobile, UTI Mutual, MCX, Airtel, Barclays, MCS, Radiocity, DSP Merly Llynch, and a host of other clients.

Job Description:

Business Development Executive is a result-oriented individual who has minimum 2 to 3 years of software selling experience. Targeting medium to large sized companies in the market, , the individual would be expected to be proficient at selling. Excellent presentation & communication skill is a must.

Responsibilities:

– To achieve/exceed target given by the company

– To identify & qualify leads & sales opportunities

– Responsible for Client Acquisition

Target Companies

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– To develop business from new relationships

– To strategize, negotiate & close business

Required Skills/Experience:

– Graduate with 2-3 year’s software sales experience

– Good understanding of various business verticals

– Pleasing Personality & excellent communication skills

– Experience in Business Acquisition & Development

Salary : Best in The Industry

Kindly forward your updated resume only in word format with details about your current & expected CTC with notice period at the earliest.

Contact Person : Trupti
Contact no. : 022- 65931551 / 65931552
Contact E-mail : trupti@netsyscon.net
URL : http://www.netsyscon.net

The wise Business Man

Three Men had adjacent businesses in the same building. The business man who ran the store at one end of the building put up a sign reading,”Year End Clearance Sale.” At the far end of teh buliding the other business man followed with a sign that said, “Closing-Out Sale.”

The business in the middle knew his business was going to be hurting bad, so he put up a sign that said, “Main Entrance.”

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