Ajey Chaudhary has diverse experience in Global Talent Acquisition, specializing in attracting talent for fortune 500 companies. He is currently heading the Recruitment function for Prometheus Consulting. He takes keen interest in Photography, biking and reading in his spare time.
Every time you watch a movie, the story tends to remain to stay in your mind, even if it’s hard for another half an hour. But for a movie or a series that you watch and come to think of it as a life lesson or a lesson to be learned- the movie is nothing less than inspirational for you. Speaking of, which was the last movie you watched? Did the female lead play a major role? Did her character get you to think of being the best at what you’re good at? Movies starring female leads in a Leadership role is not just about glamour, but about those women entrepreneurs who figured how to succeed defying the odds. So, if you are looking for a daily dose of inspiration to step up towards your goal of being a woman entrepreneur, here are a few movies you must watch.
Anna Hathaway plays the role of a CEO who builds her Brooklyn-based E-commerce start-up from her own kitchen to a company with 200 employees. The intern talked about, Robert DeNiro, who is old-school but brings a lot of rich experience to the table.
The sweet and sour relationship between a father and daughter remains constant as the father, played by Amitabh Bachchan, believes that a girl can easily be independent and strong, and doesn’t need marriage for her identity. The daughter, Deepika Padukone, is an architect by profession who’s co-founded a firm and struggles between her work and Father’s imaginary health insecurities.
The Devil wears Prada
Meryl Streep, the “devil”, has unarguably made Miranda Priestly one of the most unforgettable characters in the history of film. She is arrogant, shrewd, and doesn’t mind a constant display of her power as the Editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. The movie portrays the difficulties and struggles a woman has to go through even when she is at the top.
Kangana Ranaut plays a homemaker who loves her family and dedicates her life to looking after the husband and son, until the six YO son insists on bringing back her passion of playing Kabaddi, back in her life. Once a champion of the game, the movie shows the struggle of going back to following a dream from a long sabbatical, even though she holds the crown of a national-level player.
One amongst the most-talked-about movies of the year 2020, Vidya Balan plays the late Shakuntala Devi, referred to as the Human-Computer. While the movie releases on July 31st, the trailer definitely leaves an inspiring feeling on the viewer. Don’t forget to catch it streaming live, right from your homes on Amazon Prime Video.
Each movie listed here has something to show about the loss and victory of a woman in some way or the other. Let us know about your experience of watching these movies.
Recruiting is becoming more competitive and has changed massively over the last few years. Nowadays, firms have to deal with talent competition, game-changing advancements in technology. To cope with these changes, try these 5 top recruitment trends to attract and engage the best talent.
Improvement in the recruitment approach for 2020 as per the current trends will assist you eventually develop a more effective recruitment process and find the best fit applicant. Prometheus Consulting, one of the best recruitment agencies, uses these recruitment trends to find and attract top talent for hiring senior-level and middle-level executives.
Every time there is a concern raised on employee engagement at work, it is found that while 20 percent of them enjoy being engaged on all activities apart from their core responsibilities, eighty percent are not. According to a survey by Michael Page’s Job Index, while India seems to have improved a lot on this front, there is no denying the fact that there is still scope for improvement. All hail recruitment agencies, for their constant effort and customized hiring solutions, seem to have produced a better employee-employer relationship in India.
As much as it is a part of the employer’s responsibility to improve employee engagement at work, is the employee’s will to participate. Let’s find out the factors affecting your job satisfaction other than work…
Quite often an employee feels valued when they get an opportunity to display their leadership skills as well. If not in your work profile, take an opportunity beyond that to display your leadership skills, like an inter-department match or a Marketing event.
It is no news that routine work gets boring once a while and that, also tends to create job dissatisfaction. Take a break from your repetitive day and indulge in something creative, like pepping up your workstation, or adding a few other elements to your bay.
Off late, most companies have put up a recreation zone to help employees de-stress; which is an appreciated move. However, what these companies don’t real0ise is that they need to provide good tech support too for the employees to innovate, like updated PCs, good internet, and regular interaction sessions.
Company or the Boss
Once a candidate is on board, the journey he or she takes in a firm to grow is often decided by the reporting Boss. The Boss could have very good or average leadership skills, but it’s important for you to be flexible. Learn what you should and let go of what you cannot change. That will only improve your chances of having job satisfaction.
As mentioned earlier, sticking to a routine makes it boring to cope with work. You tend to lose creativity and the day tends to get monotonous not allowing fresh ideas to cross your mind. Try adding responsibility to your schedule. A change helps you look forward to the day, ultimately giving you job satisfaction, you desire.
There are no definite elements to improve job satisfaction. It varies from one employee to the other. But as employers, one must go a little extra mile to know what could be lacking for an employee to feel happy at work.
Testing times or not, companies are well aware of the resources, time, and effort they put in to induct a new member of the team. After having crafted an attractive job vacancy, browsed through various applications, and spent hours on a telephonic or face-to-face interview, you finally hire the best candidate. Most people tend to think the job is done. Well, if you ask us, we’d say Not really.
You see, the difficult part is yet to begin. Getting someone to join your firm is easy because while you are looking for the right person to fill in that position, candidates look for an opportunity for their career growth and the perks that come along with the position. So, the real challenge here is to get them to stick around. And that is why if you aren’t serious about employee retention as you are for Hiring, maybe you should rethink the times you’re living in. Here’s why employee retention matters as much as hiring…
Think of the time when you were looking to get someone onboard for an open position. There had to be interviews lined up for multiple rounds, and once the candidate was on board, the process of induction in multiple departments took another month or so. You put in so much to get someone on board for a job profile- effort and money, both. What needs to be kept in mind here is that no one performs the best immediately or within a couple of days of joining. So, if nothing, value all that you put in as a firm and allow the Hired to find an opportunity to prove himself/herself.
Think of all that time spent on hiring a candidate, and then training him/her. Maybe the candidate isn’t performing the best at present, but there could be a number of reasons for that. Don’t just give away that time for nothing, for hiring a new candidate will not be easy. You’ll have to spend probably more time training someone new.
When there’s a constant pressure to perform, even top-talents stop feeling connected at work. In such a situation it is highly likely that they would prefer switching when best recruiters are hiring. Without a really good employee retention rate, you’ll most likely be serving your best talents to others in a palette. So, make sure you support your employees in tough times, and while performance matters a big deal, remember, the situation is tough on all sides.
As simple as it’s ever been, happy employees never leave, even if they aren’t very satisfied with the firm, they prefer to stay back because they’d choose a good boss over anything else. Effective employee retention requires a very simple plan- quality engagement. Be it the usual company culture, or the current Telecommuting culture of working, your employees should know that you understand and care for them. Try being more flexible and credit them for staying put even in difficult times.
Is Hiring an easy process? No. Even when outsourced, top recruitment agencies do their best to help you find the right talent for a job vacancy. Be mindful of, and appreciate all the efforts you or they put in. It’s going to help the employee and firm in the long run.
In the cut-throat competitive era, finding the best talent is very tedious and expensive. This is why many big organizations started hiring recruitment agency for filling job positions. As staffing agencies are experienced and they have a pool of the best candidates who can help in the growth of an organization. If you are thinking to hire a recruitment agency for your firm, check out these amazing benefits of hiring through a recruitment agency.
Save Time and Money
The recruitment process is tedious and very time-consuming. So, big organizations hire recruitment agencies to save time and money as they complete the initial steps of the recruitment process on behalf of firms through very cost-effective solutions.
Have Access to the Best Talent
Staffing agencies have a pool of good talents, this includes candidates who are currently finding jobs and thinking about changing their jobs. Prometheus Consulting helped many businesses to hire the best talent helping organizations to grow.
Get Expert Legal Opinions
Recruitment laws are too complex, and the chances of misunderstandings are more. Thus, it is better to hire recruitment agencies as they are up to date with the laws around hiring.
A good recruitment agency has specialist recruiters for specific fields. Always hire a staffing agency that is an expert in the industry considering it would have a deep knowledge of the market, which is required to be successful.
Assist in Business Growth
Recruitment agencies always prefer to shortlist only those candidates who help in the growth of the organization.
Prometheus Consulting aims at fulfilling your recruitment needs by finding the best talent in the industry who help in the growth of your organization.
There’s no denying the fact that the COVID-19 lockdown has affected each and every industry in some way or the other. However, the kind of effect it has had on the Tourism and Hospitality industry was pretty much unheard of. The cases are rising every day, and though we have a decent success rate of those being treated, India still stands as the fifth-highest country with numbers on the rise. In such a scenario, while the efforts taken by the Central government are much appreciated, the loss faced by certain industries and employees look far from expected.
Here’s how the Hospitality industry in India works- Most Chain of Hotels is self-funded, you hardly get an investor for hotels. Customer goodwill and positive reviews are the major sources of daily operations. Now more often than never, independent seekers buy a property or land, invest in a renovation to convert it into a hotel, and manage to accomplish daily activities with their own staff.
From where we see it, there’s hardly going to be any inbound tourism in the country for another three months at least, which means while the Tourism industry has almost collapsed, Hospitality may partially revive owing to the demand for domestic tourism. Tourism and Hospitality being interdependent on each other. Hoteliers anticipate that the coming time period is going to be really tough for the Hospitality industry with no definite vision of recovery.
As far as foreseeing the impact of lockdown on the Hospitality sector is concerned, even if the domestic industry revives by October 2020, losses close to 25 percent have to be bored by the Operators. Since the traveled insights cannot be gauged yet it will not be easy to predict consumer behavior post the lockdown is over. Apart from health and hygiene, sanitation will be a major concern for those traveling, and until the Hotel takes every traveler into confidence, it is highly unlikely that they would get a good review especially in these times.
As the first phase of Unlock 1.0 activates across the country, hospitality services including hotels and restaurants remain technically prohibited, if not officially, throughout the country. Most surveys conducted by IG food bloggers showed results wherein 90% of people prefer Home deliveries rather than Dining in options as of now. The impetus of Lockdown is going to affect the jobs of all those who are associated with the Hotel and restaurants chains day in and day out, like- Housekeeping, security guards, waiters, and a good percentage of delivery services as well.
In an article published by the Economic Times, NRAI [National Restaurant Association of India) President Anurag Katriar mentioned that considering most big cities are red zones they did not expect the lifting of lockdown to affect them in a good way. However, the hospitality industry employs 7.3 million people. If 30% of them lose jobs it would account for 2 million losing their jobs, and the country cannot afford that. With each passing day, and no respite from the government the ability to reopen restaurants is getting diminished, he added.
With the recovery rate for patients increasing to 52.95% we can only hope that life goes back to normal by the end of this quarter, or else the logjam will result in shutting down of various restaurants and medium-budget hotels.
If you have been feeling or dealt with it in the past, you would know how overwhelming stress can be. Work stress can be good if it motivates you to perform better but can be equally bad if it hinders your ability to perform. While a lot of factors contribute to the work stress you experience on a daily basis, the way it affects your body can show up in the form of physical, mental, and emotional health.
Depression on the other hand is a rather serious mental condition that is long-lasting and not temporary, unlike work stress. Both Depression and Stress can affect you in a similar way, but there are a couple of key differences between Stress and Depression.
- With stress you are likely to have trouble concentrating on anything you do on a daily basis- like troubled sleep, loss or gain of appetite, feeling overwhelmed all the time.
- Depression shows more intense symptoms as compared to stress which could be withdrawal from gatherings or meeting people, lack of motivation to perform even a daily task, Disturbed sleep patterns, feeling restless all the time, and feeling bad about oneself all the time, and most importantly feeling suicidal.
It’s normal to go through work stress for everyone. However, once you start feeling bad about yourself or have trouble functioning even in your personal life, here’s something you can do to overcome work-related depression…
The most difficult part is to accept and acknowledge depression for oneself. Once you have done that, know that you’ll be well soon and your treatment has begun. Talk to a friend or someone close. If that doesn’t seem ok, take therapy, or go for a Helpline number. You can be as open as you wish considering the person on the other side is a complete stranger and you don’t have to think about him/her judging you.
Depression, work-related, or not makes you lose focus. In order to keep your lifestyle as normal as possible set daily goals for yourself. Create a list for the day and make the most of the time and energy you have to accomplish those goals. Break down big projects into small steps and give yourself the much-needed break.
Don’t be a Self-critic
Be patient, and wait for the right opportunity to impress your Boss. There’s no harm analyzing a situation for yourself. Meanwhile, avoid judging yourself for any success or failure you’ve had recently at work. Comparing yourself to what any of your colleague’s accomplishments is going to do no good, because Depression or not, everybody has their own way of performing and success doesn’t come to all at the same time. Remind yourself of that and stop forcing yourself to do better.
Physical Element for Desk
There is a reason why people spruce up their work desk with greens and lights. You see, a bright green or a small lightbox simulates serotonin in your body, which results in uplifting your mood. Sit by the window and try to get as much sun rays as possible. A growing Green is a symbol of hope, hope that tomorrow there will be some growth in the plant which may not be visible usually but when looked at after a week or ten days, you’d easily notice how silently it has grown.
One of the basics of success is prioritizing what matters the most at the moment. And honestly, there’s nothing that replaces health at the top. Your mental and physical wellbeing are equally important, and aren’t they the greatest asset you possess?
In general, if there were anything affecting your confidence level in a not-so-good-way we would have advised you to fight it really hard, lest it costs you big time. But we are no more in usual times, are we? Territories have been locked down and with an economy that’s at its lowest in the past decade, could there still be things working in your favor?
Typically, March to May would be the time when one of the days you are expected to sit down and explain to your senior- your learnings and success stories from the past financial year. Companies from various industries like Hotel and Tourism, Aviation, Exports, and so on have begun to lay off employees as a result of the lockdown due to COVID-19. In such a scenario when people are losing jobs with no fault of theirs, is it wrong to think of all that effort you put into your work for more than 12 months? Let’s find out.
- According to a report by Korn Ferry, as mentioned by the Business Standard, nearly 36 percent of companies in India are considering opting out of salary hikes, as a cost-cutting method. While no one expected anything of this magnitude to affect industries all over, what also cannot be ignored is everyone has contributed to lifting the situation in their own way.
- Recruitment firms in India for Executive and Leadership roles say that leaders are trying everything to survive the crisis. Know that everyone is in the same boat as you are. They have put in the effort and learned a good bit. So no, there’s nothing wrong in expecting a hike, but NOW- may not be the time.
- 41 percent of companies have still not decided if they will be able to pay increments this year, but 24.6 percent are certain for NO HIKE this year. 17.2 percent of companies to reduce increments and an equal percentage will continue increments like before- The Hindu Business.
- The article published by Business Standard mentioned that communicative and action-oriented leadership is of utmost necessity right now to make team members feel secure. Hike or not, this could be something that favors you in the long term.
- Just in case you are offered compensation, make sure you take the middle path which is less than expected but guaranteed to be higher than their offer. That way, you end up getting a hike, while being on the considerate side.
Expecting a hike is not wrong, but in the current situation maybe you should just be patient and observe the market for a while. Prometheus Consulting, one of the best recruitment firms in Delhi offers specialized solutions for hiring in the Hospitality, Retail, and Semiconductor industry. To know more about the current scenario of jobs, hikes and more, log on to prometheusconsulting.in
They say change is the only constant. But does it hold true for all situations? Change, rather an unexpected change isn’t something that companies and employees simply embrace. Adapting to changes at your workplace or a new workplace all together is a skill that recruiters look for.
In a situation when the whole world is dealing with the effects of a pandemic, the world economy is affected badly. Job markets have started to shrink, companies are undergoing unwelcome changes like the failure of a recently launched product, contract-workers industry, and probable layoffs, the stress on Team Leaders have increased many folds. However, in any event as mentioned above, Leaders are expected to take charge and hold together until the problem has a sure-shot solution. And that is what we’ll be talking about here. In these times of crisis, are you the leader your team looks forward to?
When talking about leading an ongoing project through limited resources or crisis, a leader’s mindset matters the most. Drive your team through the crisis safely, just like the person behind the steering in a car. Your team needs to know you are all in it together and involve their participation as much.
Transparency is no joke
Make sure you inform your team of a probable situation that could affect their jobs. As a Team Lead you are expected to be communicative. Team members and others see you with great respect, for they come to understand that you are concerned.
Yes, it is difficult in normalcy and in times like these when the whole world has sought to virtual Team meetings. It is okay to feel pulled in many directions, but don’t start isolating yourself to avoid that. Whether you were hired as a C-level Executive or a senior-level manager delegate tasks to your team like you’d do it before- well planned and thought about.
Figure what’s working
Every firm has things going right, and then there are things going not as expected. Maybe it’s a process, communication issue, or an imbalance between timings for team members. You need to analyze what’s working the best for you by keeping a note of the production and productivity. Always, think about things you’d want to mention once the pandemic fear is over.
Practice what you preach
Transition is not easy. You may have a good rapport with clients from abroad but know that the businesses that involve physical presence like exports will probably be affected for a long time from now. Preaching one thing and practicing the other will not help with a good impression. Slow down and understand the situation now, and analyze what’s to come in the coming months.
As one of the best-known recruitment firms in Delhi, Prometheus Consulting acknowledges the importance of Leaders in every company. Specialists in C-level and Managerial Hiring in Retail, Fashion, Semiconductors, and Manufacturing industries we aim at bringing jobs to the right candidate and vice-versa, so either can grow with the other.
Novel Coronavirus has brought a list of challenges and obstacles that we couldn't anticipate. The Lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected businesses all over the world. So, in times of crisis, it's best for leaders to help their teams to be productive, engaged, inspired, and supported.
Here's a list of things to do to keep your team motivated while working from Home.
Be an effective leader. The world needs good leadership now, and it starts from you.