Saturday, 10 March 2018

Celebrate Life (10-March-2018)

We all are not equally blessed that's why we all have our Unique #Journeys. Do you have a defined concept of "#Success"? Have you formulated that one-liner which describes your idea of success"? "I want to become ...." People lie when they say "Believe in what you want to achieve & you will get what you want" Truth is, Most of us don't touch our success benchmark in our lifetimes.  You know what, in the process of achieving that ultimate goal, you cross numerous success crossovers, but you do not celebrate, you do not celebrate your journey. We all are not destined to become #BillGates, #AmitabhBachchan or #NarendraModi. Yes, Great goals give greater motivation but whatever you are today, you are already living a dream life of someone. Are you an unemployed Engineer?  Someone could not afford to study after school. Are you a struggler singer? Someone is born deaf and dumb. Has your startup failed? At least you had one. Don't wait to celebrate until you don't achieve that "Big thing", perhaps you are not destined to get that "Big thing". Celebrate small successes, celebrate every moment, celebrate life. The most beautiful thing in the life is Life itself.  Celebrate, because you are #Life. Anupam S Shlok #Anupamism

Friday, 9 March 2018

What sites we Indians visiting the most .(9-March-2018)

Based on Alexa Rankings

1) - Google Baba ki Jai
2) Youtube - Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment
3) - Hail Google baba
4) Facebook - Connecting India
5) Yahoo - Surviving Grandly
6) Amazon - At least for window shopping.
7) SBI - Save savings from "Neeravs" & "Modis"
8) Wikipedia - We are born learners.
9) Flipkart -  What happened to the leadership team. 
10) - Origin of "Viral" & "Viral ka sach"
11) IRCTC - BritishRaj memories not in top 10.
12) Indiatimes -  See we understand English.
13) Instagram - We are a youth country.
14) Xvideos - Porn @ 14, hmm not bad.
15) UIDAI - Don't forget to Link your LinkedIn account with Aadhar.
16) SarkariResult - For the people who denied to sell "Pakodas"
17) Cricbuzz - We have moved on. 
18) Linkedin - (Suggest in comments)

Anupam S Shlok

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Retaining Talent (2-March-2018)

#Retention of Talent is a challenge for Modern Organisations. I could think of following factors which play a dominant role in Retention strategy. What are your top three reasons out of following 10 which motivate you to work with your current organization or when you decide to move out? 1) #Money - CTC, fixed, Variable, Tax saving structures, Benefits 2) #JobSecurity - No Hiring, Firing culture. 3) #Recognition - You are given due credit for what you do. 4) #Opportunities - Learning, better role, Foreign assignments ;) 5) #Challenges - Not a monotonous role, New assignments. 6) #WorkEnvironment - People smile, wave, No CC cameras on your head 7) #WorkLife Balance - Distance from home, working Hours. 8) #GoodManagers - "People leave Managers not company" 9) #EmployerBranding - Image of the company in Market. 10) #Financials of the company - Numbers are growing or falling. Feel free to add 11, 12 or 13 Anupam S Shlok #Anupamism

Friday, 2 March 2018

LinkedIn Hypocrisy (November 2017)

These People who update Linkedin Status every day with all the amazing things they have done in long illustrious career, won't even reply to you if you are just another guy if you are of no benefit to them, not a potential customer to them.What they want is your Likes and comments so they would reach far and far. Every morning they translate a random story of Panchatantra or Jataka tales, edit characters, make it more English and feed you.

Be Proud, You are at least a Marketing tool for the individual who has impressed you so much in recent days.

Why we all are seeking help but not ready to offer any if we are capable of.

Dear self-proclaimed XYZ subject Leaders, Motivational gurus, Believe me, 8 out of 10 connections of yours have better writing skills than you, let them realize own Potential once.

Linkedin is a strange place with 2 categories of People.We have individuals who are here for an audience and we bulk of individuals who look for sales, jobs, customers through Linkedin. Both are not interested in what other side is interested in. Still, they appear "Interested"

Aah, I don't know what I am trying to say. Happy Surfing. You just wasted some more time reading this

Anupam S Shlok

That LinkedIn guy is dead ( November-2017)

Have you ever thought of that connection who used to ping you regularly asking for opportunities in your organisation?

The guy you found extremely irritating.

Do you know this guy committed suicide yesterday? He had no money but had a family to feed.

He could not take more rejections.. That guy is dead.

Imagine if Private sector be a bit responsible and rather giving insane salaries to already overpaid B-Schoolers hire these people who are capable but unfortunate. Dont increase your payroll amount but distribute well with kind heart.

Why cant CSR be hiring people who need to be hired?

Dear HR leaders, be a flagbearer, make policies of your organisations to make this world a better place. Our constitution demands us to be a socialist. Help people as much as you are capable of. No one would remember you for your campus drives once you are retired.

Anupam S Shlok

PS - Based on True incident.

I am sorry job-seekers (October 2017)

I never realized that I was such an important person for 1000s. This moment of job seeking has changed the complete perspective of HR function within me. I thought all these years that I was a decent HR professional but I was not.

My phone would ring all day & night, and I would not pick 80 % calls. Yes, I was busy most of the times but I never thought of giving callbacks when free. I was so careless while dealing with job seekers who perhaps saw hopes in me, needed me desperately.I remember not replying to the emails of those who attended interviews because I found giving feedbacks to all of them was really really exhaustive.

Yes, I was in a harsh industry, where you get 200 calls each day and every morning your outlook mailbox downloads 100 emails needing a response . It looked tough then but looks laziness now.

I did not do justice to what I was capable of, I could have helped a lot more people who wanted me to entertain them.I could have worked one hour extra every day. Small friendly conversations if hiring was not possible would have made them feel better.

This all I have realized when I am on this side of the table as a job seeker. :)

Anupam S Shlok

P.S - I am sorry and I mean it guys.