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Nurturing Assets: People

Is India entering a phase when its biggest asset- people, would become its most debilitating liability?It is estimated that 70 million people would be added to India's working population in the next 5 years. Is this tremendous resource being
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Globalize HR

Companies have to develop a consistent, global management style. Then spruce it with local flavor for its success. If business cartels wants to continue the steady and rapid march toward a truly global economy, their main focus should be a more
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Assessment Centres

Their Relevance in the Corporate Sector Not many people know this. But traditionally Assessment Centres have been associated with the armed forces. It does not take any leap of imagination to understand the fact that the armed forces of any
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The Talent Myth Are smart people overrated? - Part 3

Continued from previous issue... Curiously, however, only the ones who believed in malleable intelligence expressed interest in the class. The students who believed that their intelligence was a fixed trait were so concerned about appearing to
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The Talent Myth Are smart people overrated? - Part 2

Continued from Previous Issue In one oft-told story, Louise Kitchin, a twenty-nine-year-old gas trader in Europe, became convinced that the company ought to develop an online-trading business. She told her boss, and she began working in her
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Leading in a Global Environment

In the 1990's GE was identified as one of the companies with best practice for managing change.  The Confederation of Indian Industry recently held a Seminar on ‘Judgment Calls: Developing Leaders to compete in a Challenging Global
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The Talent Myth- Are smart people overrated? Part 1

  At the heart of the McKinsey vision is a process that the War for Talent advocates refer to as "diferentiation and affirmation." Employers, they argue, need to sit down once or twice a year and hold a "candid, probing, no-
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Belongingness for Retention

A capsule on some of the best thoughts on what companies are doing to cope with the retention issues. With a variety of opportunities for talented people and higher salaries, retaining people has become a big problem for companies especially in
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Work Life balance - The Myth of Quality Time

Once in Animal Kingdom, the animals met to complain about the humans. The cow said, “They take away my milk!” The sheep cribbed about her wool being taken. The hen was upset that her eggs are taken by humans. The horse complained about
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International HR Confluence 2006

The recently held HR conference at the Indian Institute of Science was all about discussion on success of Indian companies, which believed in Talent and Leadership pipeline. The three day event which conjoined the HR heads from across business