I Never Looked Back after Setting Work Goals

I Never Looked Back after Setting Work Goals

After four tough rounds of interview, I was selected! I had to join the company in next couple of days. It was a major boost for my career, a stepping stone we can say. I couldn’t sleep well for those two days. The excitement of joining a new office is altogether a different feeling. The office was located nearby my home. I had met the team with whom I was going to work during the last round of my interview. I was welcomed into the team with a round of applause. I was a bit nervous at first, but the team made me feel comfortable. First few weeks were of an intense training and later one small test was held to check my learning. I cleared it convincingly and in the last week of my first month, we started discussing my targets. Setting up my work goals were very crucial for me. I wanted to test myself and keep shifting gears. Me along with my reporting manager sat down and worked on few basic points. 1) Priority: The work which I needed to focus on, daily, it was the first on my list. No matter what, I had to complete the work labelled under priority before my deadline. Deadline is the keyword here. 2) Contribution: I was briefed about how I’m contributing in this office. That helped me understand value of the work I’m doing. My teammates too chipped in with a lot of quality inputs whenever I needed their help. 3) Long-term goals– This was essential as to know how I will be set up in the office...
How Important is to Keep Your Employee Motivated at Workplace?

How Important is to Keep Your Employee Motivated at Workplace?

Motivation is one of the crucial factors to get the best out of every employee. The logic is simple- If you want your company to grow constantly, your employees must be highly motivated and hungry to achieve the goal. Sadly, employee satisfaction is often neglected. Some sort of survey is regularly held to check if the staff is motivated. Is it sufficient? No! The outcome of such surveys is questionable, however, there are various simple ways to motivate your employees. Let’s have a look. How to Keep Your Employee Motivated? Opportunities: You might have used this word during the interviews or pep talk. Now is the time to stand by the word and give your employee an opportunity to develop, upgrade the skills and mold into a better person. By doing so, the employees’ work efficiency will improve resulting in quality outcome and growth. Praise: Praising your employee will do wonders at the workplace. It will not only boost the confidence, but your employee will be geared up and willingly give that extra bit of hard work to earn the round of applause. Showing Gratitude: Employees will gain huge confidence if you notice their work and appreciate it. Even a simple ‘Thank You’ and staying humble will get the best out of them.  Everyone at workplace will value your opinion and contribute more in achieving the goals. Rewards and Perks: It is all about keeping your employees happy. Arranging a success party, fun event or gathering will definitely boost employees’ morale. You can lighten up the event by gratifying the top performers. Days can be hectic at times so...
I was rejected 5 times but ended up getting a challenging Job

I was rejected 5 times but ended up getting a challenging Job

It was my sixth interview. I didn’t know where I was going wrong. I had a suitable experience, had learned a lot in last 2 years yet was unable to get that one job that challenges me, uplifts me. As I entered the office, the office boy glanced at me and gave me a glass of water. I was taken aback by that smile, what does that mean? After 5 rejections, everything seems skeptical to me. I thought this sixth interview will be the same. My interviewer was hardly in his 30s. I had every point in my mind which was suggesting that I should just walk out of this place and look out for seventh. Well, as usual, the interview went great, outstanding but- I had this question in my mind- Am I fit enough for this job? Am I young enough? Meanwhile, the interviewer said, “Congratulations! You made it!” I was overjoyed! I felt as if this was my first job. I was never this happy before. The prime reason I made it is because I never gave up trying. After working for almost 30 years in the media industry and facing rejection for being overqualified for last fifteen times, somebody recognized me for my skills. Related Read: I Never Looked Back after Setting Work Goals Neutral assessment is what is required when it comes to hiring, he would have easily rejected me for one thing that is my age- but he did not! Instead, he said, “You come with such an experience that nobody in the office has. Your skills would be an asset to us. There...
Develop Great Work Culture, Hire Neutrally Assessed Candidates with monjin!

Develop Great Work Culture, Hire Neutrally Assessed Candidates with monjin!

With a growing job market, recruiters face several challenges. The main one is finding the right talent without going overboard on their budget. But is budget the only issue while hiring? Well, the answer is NO. Unbiased hiring i.e Neutral assessment is yet another significant issue which often goes unnoticed. What is Neutral Assessment? Neutral assessment is when the interviewer or the hiring manager assess the candidate based only on his skills. The whole hiring process is unbiased. Other external factors like race, ethnicity does not play any part when interviewing or hiring the right candidate. Neutral assessment is what a hiring manager should look at and that’s where Monjin steps in. Monjin’s core focus is to provide candidates who are assessed based on their skills and not on gender, race, ethnicity and geography. With neutral assessment, the organization will have employees coming from a different background- bringing in varied experiences, thoughts and ideas, which will result in a better work culture. Diversity is important in the workplace because it builds a company with a unique dynamic and a strong ability to adapt. It can also result in creative solutions for problems, and in increased productivity. There’s evidence that teams with a broader range of experiences and perspectives perform better, and diverse businesses are more likely to understand the needs of a wider range of customers and clients. Related Read: I Never Looked Back after Setting Work Goals Yet, many company-culture programs tilt into stealth discrimination. Resumes contain a lot of useful information for employers, but also are loaded with details that showcase gender, race or ethnicity. Even the most...
How to Retain Your Best Employee?

How to Retain Your Best Employee?

“The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.” – Bill Gates, Microsoft The job market is now largely candidate-driven, and there are more jobs available than candidates to fill them. For hiring professionals, that means it’s getting harder and harder to find that perfect candidate to join the team. According to Investopedia, training a new employee to the break-even point takes an average 6.2 months. In one study, economist Eileen Appelbaum and sociologist Ruth Milkman find that executive positions, which are well-compensated and likely have stringent educational credential requirements, have higher turnover costs than jobs with low educational requirements. So it is important to retain your existent talent in the organization. Almost one-third workers intend to move jobs in two years, so having a proactive strategy to increase and maintain employee engagement is vital to ensuring your high-performing employees don’t get itchy feet. Here are some of the basic tips- How to retain your best employee? Promotion: If your employee is getting more business than his pay scale, you should definitely think of promoting the employee to keep him going.  Also, as a manager, you need to encourage an ongoing, two-way dialog that’s based on trust – about assignments and about deliverables, of course – but beyond that, about an employee’s career goals and aspirations. Pay right: Salary, retirement plans and vacation benefits are high on the list of why those great employees took the job, but they are not reasons enough to keep them in your employ for the long haul. Job satisfaction will increase your employee retention rate. Offer a competitive benefits package, including health and...

Live strong..or high?

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from...

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Too many hours of gaming

Too many hours of gaming

He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar...

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‘We had the best of educations—in fact, we went to school every day—’ ‘I’VE been to a day-school, too,’ said Alice; ‘you needn’t be so proud as all that.’ ‘With extras?’ asked the Mock Turtle a little anxiously. ‘Yes,’ said Alice, ‘we learned French and music.’ ‘And washing?’ said the Mock Turtle. ‘Certainly not!’ said Alice indignantly. ‘Ah! then yours wasn’t a really good school,’ said the Mock Turtle in a tone of great relief. Now at OURS they had at the end of the bill, “French, music, AND WASHING—extra. ‘You couldn’t have wanted it much,’ said Alice; ‘living at the bottom of the sea.’ ‘I couldn’t afford to learn it.’ said the Mock Turtle with a sigh. ‘I only took the regular course.’ ‘What was that?’ inquired Alice. ‘Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,’ the Mock Turtle replied; ‘and then the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and...

Biking in San Francisco

The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators. To achieve this, it would be necessary to have uniform grammar, pronunciation and more common words. If several languages coalesce, the grammar of the resulting language is more simple and regular than that of the individual languages. The new common language will be more simple and regular than the existing European...