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Becoming a Manager in 21st Century

Sraban 07-Apr-2017

‘Hari Sadhu’ an ad character couple of years back on Television screen gained lot of popularity and drew the attention of many professionals. The ad was not only entertaining but also it had coined few fundamental questions on the work culture in contemporary society and the image of so called “Manager or Boss”. Now, with the passage of time and emerging working trend in 21st century the position of “Manager or Boss” is becoming more and more challenging, crucial and complicated. As a result many B-Schools have revised their curriculum focusing more and more on practical problems rather than confining to theoretical approach and train their students to face the upcoming challenges of 21st century. Similarly the recruiting agencies and HR units of different organisations/corporate have also changed their recruitment or selection process. Where along with the knowledge aspect the understanding and problem solving ability of a candidate, translating her/his experience into execution is the key of success. So to say, Managing the people / work is no longer the definition of a Manager. Now it has expanded too many more dimensions and requires a set of skills, which is unfortunately is not taught in normal classroom. Lists of such attributes are as follows.

Responding to a rejection letter in a job interview

Hannah Ervin 17-Apr-2017

Getting a rejection letter is not easy. You experience a sense of agony, sadness, depression and anger – at the same time. However, we want to remind you that – if you keep your cool in this tough time, and respond back with a gracious and polite response – then you can actually save yourself a lot of grace.

How to write a proposal for a grant

Scott Groza 18-Apr-2017

It can be daunting at times to write a grant proposal. This can be especially true when there is so much work required to put into it. Among the many steps required include recognizing a problem in the area that you wish to help, thinking of a perfect program to match it and then pitching your proposal to a funding source. If you or your organisation have never applied for a grant, then you’ll be happy to know that if you do, your entire organization will benefit from the entire application process.

Volunteering with Not for Profit Organizations

Katherine Brunt 21-Apr-2017

Educational institutes throughout the world tend to focus more on preparing students for professional life, working for corporations that aim to provide a service and make huge profits. They also prepare entrepreneurs who come up with the most innovative ideas for businesses and compete with similar firms to reap financial benefits in the market.

Gender Equity in Development Planning

Scott Justin 01-May-2017

One of the main features that should have in development planning is gender equity. Gender equity is all about fairness, equal opportunity and even handedness. Gender equality is also acknowledged as sexual equality. It is the state of equal admission to resources and chances irrespective of one’s gender.

Career in Water and Sanitation

Tania Kahlon 01-Feb-2015

In 2010, United Nations General Assembly recognized the Human Right to Water and Sanitation which is acknowledging the need of safe drinking water and sanitation essential to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals. This has been followed by several UN agencies, especially UNICEF taking up the cause and implementing initiatives to achieve this goal.

5 Steps to Finding a Job and Building a Career in Development Sector

Anais John 13-Feb-2015

Feeling a little altruistic lately? “A little” won’t be good enough if you are actually looking forward to developing a career in the relief and development sector. If you are really into the building a career there, you have be sure that you are REALLY into it.

Tips for Non Verbal Communications in Interview

Rahul Devkar 30-Mar-2017

Actions definitely speak louder than words. They speak much louder when you are being interviewed. The dreadful part is, interviewers assiduously note movements and use gathered data to analyse your personality. This decides whether or not you get employed. High qualifications, experience are fine but exist on paper. Non-verbal communications brings interviews to life.

Panoramic Glimpse of Development Sector

Swati Chibber 08-Nov-2014

There are often times in life, when one starts to think about the future in a more proactive way than normal; this is something that a large chunk of youth is doing at the moment. “I want to make a difference”-Even though it sounds clichéd, this is what they all want to do–contribute to make a difference. The next question would automatically be, “How”? To that end their aim is towards creating better future, by improving quality of life for people.

Is human resources key to development?

Samuel Nicholson 14-Jun-2017

HR is key to any organization’s success. Human Resources is responsible for payroll, hiring, termination, designing policies on the code of conduct et cetera. But is it also relevant in playing a role for organizational development? In this article, we aim to answer these questions.

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