PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release December 2011

Do The Right Things To Get Interview Calls
Do you have the required skills for an aspiring job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and yet don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? For getting an answer to these questions along with the right solutions[...]

Common Mistakes Of Psychometric Testing
During the hiring process, companies select candidates by using the objective psychometric test to make the interview process easier and more accurate. Due to the fact that psychometric test can make the most relaxed applicants panicky, candidates end up committing common mistakes out of sheer nervousness.[...]

Don’t Get Stuck At The Job Search Stage
Searching for a job is just a beginning. It is just like giving an initiation to a flight which will take off for proper career growth. But if people don’t organize and plan well for their job search, then their effort is sure to go waste. Mentioned here are some steps to come out of job search stage with flying colors.[...]

Qualities To Impress Your Employer
In order to be successful in your career, it is important to understand your employer. What the employer wants from an employee is difficult to judge, as it depends upon different variables. The employer’s demand differs with the job profile and the field of work. But, there are some of the qualities which an employee must have for all types of job.[...]

Essentials For A Great Resume!
What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume.[...]

How To Prepare Effective Resume And Cover Letter?
Drafting technical resumes can be challenging for both fresh graduates aspiring to enter the booming IT industry and well-experienced IT experts with rich work history and a long list of projects. What are the important factors to be taken into consideration while preparing a technical resume?[...]

Tips To Newbies For A Successful Career
Have you recently joined the organization of your dreams? Are you planning to start working just as your degree completes? Do you want to get noticed in your workplace as soon as you join? Have you been thinking of the right way to start a flourishing career? If your answer to any of the above mentioned questions is yes[...]

What Do The Employers Seek?
It is indeed a question that all the job seekers ponder upon at least once in their lifetime. In fact, many a times even those who have been working in an organization for a long time get unsure about what do their employers really wants. This write up is a must read for all those who are facing[...]

What Do The Employers Seek?

It is indeed a question that all the job seekers ponder upon at least once in their lifetime. In fact, many a times even those who have been working in an organization for a long time get unsure about what do their employers really wants. This write up is a must read for all those who are facing dilemmas about the exact need of their employers.

All the organizations look for job specific skills in the candidates they hire. However, there are a number of other aspects that the employers look for in the personality of the candidates. Following are a few Sills that you must develop to see yourself becoming the apple of the eyes of the employers:

  1. Communication Skills
    Candidates who can communicate effectively are preferred over others. You need to brush up your written and oral communication skills in order to gain the confidence of employers. Moreover, being a good and responsive listener is an added advantage.
  2. Analytical Sills
    Those executives who are observant in nature and are able to analyze different aspects related to a project are constantly appreciated. You are expected to have an open minded approach to every task assigned.
  3. Flexibility
    If you have an adjustable nature, then you can expect to experience professional growth early in your career. You must understand the need of the company. Moreover, you should develop a rapport with your team members.
  4. Computer Literacy
    It is almost mandatory. All the executives are expected to know the basic know-how of a computer. Since all the systems in most organizations have been computerized, the employees must be aware of the general technicalities.
  5. Managerial Sills
    Irrespective of the nature of work and the level of designation, all the executives are expected to be ‘Good Managers’. Companies appreciate people who are organized and plan their tasks in advance.

All these skills must be reflected in your resume and cover letter as well. It is hoped that you are now aware of all the ‘Soft Skills’ that the companies expect their employees to possess and can make the best use these skills at your workplace to advance quickly.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release May 2011

Behavioral Interview Tips

Interviews are a deciding factor for any employer while hiring for any profile. It is the moment to judge whether an aspirant is suitable for the post applied. Therefore to be successful in any type of interview is very important for selection where your behavior, skills, attitude, qualifications play a great role in selection[...]

5 Most Common Job Search Mistakes

With a rapidly growing world economy, the job market has witnessed unprecedented growth. With the ever-increasing skilled human resources, there is no dearth of qualified job seekers either. This has led to equilibrium in the market and with the increasing competition, job searches are being conducted aggressively by the job seekers[...]

What Is The Most Important Question You Can Ask In A Job Interview?

At a time when jobs are a plenty, but the jobseekers outnumber the job openings by a substantial margin, preparing for a job interview becomes a prerequisite. Over the years, job seekers have been perturbed by myriad facets of an interview for their much coveted jobs. These questions range from the future of the company to the mission and vision[...]

Employer Selection Through Recruiters

Aspirations of the job aspirants are touching the skies in today’s scenario. Competition to select an employee with diverse expertise and extensive domain experience has been a great challenge to many recruitment agencies. Demands from both companies and the aspirants have also raised the recruitment levels and procedures of these firms[...]

How To Keep Your Employees Motivated

Employees of a company are as important to a company as any other asset. It is the employees in an organization who handle the bulk of the operations and contribute to its success. In fact, one of the foremost goals of the management of a company is to keep the employees of the company motivated and committed[...]

Placement Consultants In India

Placement consultants have bridged the gap between the companies that used to be in dearth of talented workforce and struggling job seekers. In an increasingly competitive job market, many individuals find it difficult to cope up with the immense pressure of searching jobs[...]

The Benefits of an Online Job Search

The saying goes, “Change is the only constant.” Internet has probably been the most effective catalyst of change in the 21st century. From the way we do business, to reservation of train and airline tickets, internet has revolutionized the entire system. Online job search is one such domain, which has been completely overhauled with the advent of the internet[...]

Job Market in India Now on a Hiring Spree

India has scripted an enviable success story in past decade. From an underdeveloped country, rooted in poverty, corruption, and red tape, India has come a long way to become one of the torchbearers of the global economy. Business practices have become more transparent and the government policies have opened the domestic markets for investments[...]

Tips For Recruiters-Recruiting Online Via Job Search Sites

The advent of internet emerged as a boon for the whole recruiting process. Earlier the whole process was done either in print i.e.; newspapers, pamphlets etc. or through public hiring agencies but now it is much more easier to locate the candidates for the right profile or get a desired job. Recruitment sites are also emerging as successful search stations for the job seekers and recruiters[...]

How To Keep Your Employees Motivated

Employees of a company are as important to a company as any other asset. It is the employees in an organization who handle the bulk of the operations and contribute to its success. In fact, one of the foremost goals of the management of a company is to keep the employees of the company motivated and committed. Below mentioned are few of the ways to keep the employees happy and motivated:

  • Encourage the employees by visiting them regularly and giving them some pep talk. This would go a long way to encourage the employee.
  • Ask the employees about the difficulties or other issues, which they might be facing regarding their work. Show them that you care.
  • Lead from the front. A good manager always sets an example and becomes an inspiration for others. Follow all the rules and always arrive for work before time.
  • Offer your employees recognition for the hard work they have put in for the company. Complimenting the team regularly boosts their confidence and encourages them to do better.
  • Offer perks and incentives to worthy employees. A token of appreciation is always welcomed by the employees as they have put in considerable efforts. The incentives can be in the form of mementos, cash rewards, or holidays.
  • The training sessions of new employees should be as interactive as possible. The new employees must feel like a part of the team and hence, their opinion on important issues must be valued.
  • Revising the HR policy is another important aspect of employee management. For any changes in the job market, economy or industry taking place, the HRM should take care and alter the required policies, if required.

The environment of any organization is dictated by the satisfaction levels of its employees. Hence, keeping your employees motivated must be the top priority and managed with a 360° approach in any enterprise.

Significance of Response from Your Employees

The key to the success of a business firm or an organization is by building a cohesive and harmonious unit within the organization. This is only possible when the employees working within the organization are completely satisfied and regularly given a chance to voice their opinion. So, feedback is a crucial element for organizational development and sustaining a healthy working relationship between the employees and the employers. Feedback from employees keeps the employers updated on their problems or queries being faced. Enlisted below are certain important benefits of having feedbacks from your employees:

  • It keeps the executives updated on the strengths and weaknesses of the organization. It gives a fair idea of the level of satisfaction of the employees. Moreover, it also tells them how motivated every individual is while working with that organization.
  • It makes the managers aware of the reactions/opinion of the employees on existing or new policies of the company. Furthermore, the employees have the full right to give some useful advice on what they don’t agree upon and how the working environment can be made better.
  • In case the work assigned to the employees is too much and they feel overstressed, they can honestly discuss this with their managers and a solution can be worked out for the same.
  • Since, the employees directly connect with the customers, so they can understand their specific requirements and communicate it to their superiors. But, this is only possible when the employees are asked to divert their feedbacks or suggestions to the higher authorities.
  • Feedback from employees is essential to make them realize that they are like family and that the company or the firm values their suggestions more than anything else. This boosts the confidence level of the staff and its direct impact is seen in their work performance.

Employee feedback is essential for the smooth working of any organization or firm. But the feedback should be taken on a regular basis and just not when the managers feel like it. The employees on the other hand should take into consideration that their suggestions or views are being given prime importance. With two-fold benefits, the feedback process helps both the employees and the employers by helping them to grow in a more proactive manner.

Because Employees Matter- Here Are The Techniques For Employee Motivation!

An old fable says that one can take a horse to the water but cannot force it to drink; it will drink only if it’s thirsty. This same principle is applicable to humans as well. People tend to do what they feel is right unless advised to do otherwise.

In an office, it becomes the duty of the manager / superior to motivate his / her employee as it is a proven fact that well-motivated employees are extra industrious and innovative. An altruistic approach to treating the staff and respecting human dignity in all its forms is an absolute must for the growth of the organization and its employees.

For creating constructive employee motivation, it is important to treat the staff as important members of the organization, for it is a fact that the staff is the most essential element in the organization.

The following are the tips, which can create employee motivation and drive the staff to work at their best element.

  • Positive Support- Encouraging feedback from the manager is always desirous by the staff and acts as an excellent inspiring force.
  • Effectual Discipline And Punishment- The manager should implement discipline for enhanced productivity keeping in view that the employee is skilled in his / her own rights and would not like to be nagged.
  • Fair Dealings- Being in a superior position, the manager has to ensure he / she takes a clear understanding of each situation. In this process, he should not be biased with any employee.
  • Gratifying Employees Requirements- At each step, the manger must ensure the employee is at ease while at work and hence it is crucial to cater to the requirements in the best possible manner.
  • Targeting Goals Pertaining To Work – Set achievable goals for the employee such that with a pleasant and stress free mind the employee can work to the best of his capacity.
  • Reshuffling Allocations- All the employees must be given a fair chance to work on various domains, such that uniformity is maintained among all the members
  • Recognition Based On Job Performance- The appreciation of performing / efficient employees is very crucial. Reward for excellent performance is a boost for the recipient and a motivational force for co-workers to work better.

The above mentioned are some of the basic techniques to motivate employees and create a healthy working environment. But it is be noted that situations vary from organization to organization and these strategies can be mix and jumbled to suit varied circumstances with a pinch of one’s own personal experience.

Applaud the Strengths and Rectify The Weaknesses

Becoming a leader is no cat-mouse game. A lot of hard work and positivism is required to reach and justify a position of a leader. After reaching that height what most professionals do is simply pin-point the shortcomings in their system and the weaknesses of their employees. Do you think that it is a right approach? Probably ‘No’.

This isn’t a way to deal with the failures existing in the system. An extra effort is needed on your part to help the employees emerge victorious in their tasks. If you are a leader, be in true sense a leader. Find ways to pump up the moral of the employees rather discouraging them. Here, in this write up we will offer you some highly useful tips in which you can weigh the strengths of the team members and at the same time spot and work on their weaknesses.

Be A Silent Observer: It is to best to observe the working of your team from a distance. Make a note of:

  • Their way of working
  • Performance chart
  • Their reactions to different situations
  • Leadership skills
  • Are they following work ethics
  • Individual’s persona

Making a constant watch and maintaining a record of all the above can help you prepare a chart of the strengths and weaknesses of your team players.

Sit And Discuss
The next move of an efficient team lead will be to make the team members aware of your observations. Their weakness should be pointed in a straight-forward manner and not in a twisted form. Your point should be conveyed in a right manner not affecting anyone’s ego. Telling them before hand about their negative points can help them rectify the mistakes easily and within time. The only thing to remember is pose that member as a valuable asset for the organization so that he understands his shortcomings in a better way.

Pair-up:
By pairing two people having different skills or one of them excelling in that skill enables both to learn from each other and grow considerably. Say for example if one lacks in persuading qualities and the other excels in it, then the weaker one can gain extensively.

Provide Growth Opportunities:
Arrange for seminars, training sessions either by company experts or by third parties. Allowing the team members to participate in such workshops can help them sharpen their skills. Focus on individual’s weakness and then involve him in an activity. This is a sure-shot way to improve the employees’ lacking area and emerge him out as a winner.

Failure Is Not End Of The Road:
If any of the team member meets failure, don’t abandon him rather help him to realize his mistake. “Failure is the hallmark of success” and after failure, success is sure to be achieved.

Following these few ways can assist any team leader in making his team outshine in a project. So, follow them carefully and strengthen your team and become a true team leader.

Worst Mistakes In Employee Management

Effective employee management has changed from the times when management was centralized and managers were used to ‘bossing around’ with others. In today’s highly competitive scenario and increasing work pressure, even the most peaceful work environment can leave the employees dissatisfied if the managers are not proactive towards handling every situation. This article discusses the worst mistakes that managers can make while dealing with the employees.

  • Not clarifying the goals and what exactly the organization demands from the employees. When you clearly lay out the goals and how their endeavors are fitting into the big picture, then you are opening up the window of encouragement while establishing their worth.
  • Humiliating Employees in front of others or talking negatively about other team members behind their back.
  • Thinking that people are aware of the reasons behind your decisions.
  • Discuss problems and solutions and not implement them. This leaves the employees more dissatisfied than ever.
  • Practicing the Halo Effect or in other terms, praising someone excessively just because of the one good quality that they have. This negates the opportunities where such employees can improve themselves.
  • Giving mixed signals and sandwich feedback. This is an unproductive way that further confuses the employee regarding his/her performance. You never know how one might take it-either blowing out the good or the bad points out of proportion as per their perspective.
  • Negligence in giving feedback is another mistake that gives rise to many sore issues about which the employees are often clueless.
  • Not addressing through constant one-on-one conversations.
  • Rewarding on a collective basis. While it’s true that collaborative efforts are the reason behind every project, yet you should consider the individual preferences of the employees while deciding how to give back for their special efforts.

The most common mistake is to take everything for granted because while working with so many different individuals at one place you cannot afford to underestimate anyone person’s reaction. If these mistakes are avoided, then not only does the workers’ productivity improve but it also lets the managers have less stress on their hands as compared to those who are not able to identify and rectify the problem areas.

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Significant Tips for Keeping Your Employees Motivated

Success of an organization is always determined by the healthy and motivated employees working in it. We all know that it is always easy to scale success when all your employees are motivated and content with the environment in the organization.  Initially, it is very easy to set up a business, hire employees and work for the development of a company. But as the time passes by, it becomes necessary to keep your employees rejuvenated and ready to face the challenges ahead.

Are you by any chance feeling a lack of vigor in your employees? Do you feel that your employees are falling short of dynamism that is required to take the company on the path of success? If yes, then read this write up ahead to learn few tips by which you can retain or bring back the missing enthusiasm in your employees.

Step 1

Self Realization
Assess yourself. Are you displaying any of the behavior mentioned below?

  • Arrogance
  • Ignorance
  • Listening poorly
  • Breaking commitments
  • Taking other’s credit
  • Unappreciative
  • Demanding
  • Rude

If these are the traits you have been lately exhibiting in front of your employees, then you are surely on a risk of loosing the best talents of the organization. So, be calm and composed and try to bring back the lost fun and joyful culture in your company.

Step 2

Don’t micromanage
This is a situation where managers try to over-manage people. They try to be bossy and poke their nose in every affair of the company. In this case, the managers may feel that they are motivating their employees but in reality they end up in de-motivating the employees.

Step 3

Be honest
Always have a plan. Have you ever faced a situation where your employee tells you that he wants to leave the organization? If yes, then the simple way of tackling such a situation is to be honest and make them feel comfortable. Just ask them why they want to leave and offer them solution to their problems. Also, try to express your concern and make them stay with you. The best way is to tell them the benefits of staying with the company.

Sure shot tips to keep your employees motivated:

  • Incentives:
    These incentives can be vacations, free parking, any household item, movie passes, dinner, etc. Recognizing the good efforts of the employees will always keep them motivated.
  • Good Wages & Appraisals:
    Appraisals always work. Whether appraising salary or promoting by position, appraisals always keep your employees motivated to work towards the growth of the company.
  • Appreciation:
    Giving recognition to the work of your employees can surely work wonders. Tell your employees that they are an important resource for the company and that their presence is essential to the company.
  • Give them Responsibilities:
    Treat your employees as equals and give them serious responsibilities.

So, just follow the simple tips mentioned in the write up to let your employees feel your support and keep them motivated.

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Improve company business by empowering employees

Global entrepreneurs have evolved umpteen methods so as to operate and expand businesses successfully. Be it’s logistics, hospitality, real estate or IT sector, business improvement techniques have been evolved significantly all around the world. However, it’s been observed that a very little emphasis has been laid on improving company business by empowering the employees.

In today’s business world, the strength of employees can be effectively utilized for business generation. Here, we are discussing few methods of improving the company business through the empowerment of employees. These methods, if followed prudently, can give new dimensions to your business growth.

 Unite Employees : - A business said to be successful only if fulfils certain criteria, most importantly among them is employees’ unity and their work in collective manner. Your business functioning would achieve higher results if all of your employees are working cohesively.

 Creating Engagement : - Employees’ engagement in work sharing and respective decision making can add up to company’s growth exponentially. All you just need to create engagement of employees in different respective tasks and empower them with appropriate authorities, which will give them a sense of belongingness and induce to attain higher results to reach next level.

 Sharing Opinions : - An opinion has its own pros and cons; some opinions bring fruitful results whereas some are devastating in nature. Hence, you should provide proper space to employees to share their opinions and adopt them if they are expected to bring fruitful results. This will give employees a sense of belongingness and they would also feel their growing importance in the organization, they’re working in.

 Impact observation of opinions and its communication :- The impact of the opinions in company’s growth should be duly observed and at the same time it should be conveyed to promote employee engagement and customer loyalty. The due recognition of their opinions and praise would boost up their morale and so improve the company.

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