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Shiv Rawat
Shiv Rawat

Shiv Rawat

AGM HR AND ADMIN

DTDC Courier and Cargo Ltd

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Qualities that we Look For While Hiring:
First and foremost is the potential learn and grow. He should be active with a positive frame of mind. Stability of experienced person is a very important factor. For freshers their enthusiasm, participation and basic subject knowledge is important. Last but not the least he should have the right attitude which will be in line with the organisation culture and ethos.
Pain Points:
Acceptance of new employees by their colleagues. Not getting the right candidate at the right time. Huge shortage of talent in the market as existing companies retains them at any cost. Offer letter of new company becomes a tool to bargain for better package in existing company.
Relationship with HR and Top Management
HR department supports the lifeline between the CEO and employees to the lowest level. It helps the CEO in realizing his vision in the true spirit.
HR Strategies In Place
Identifying and development of second line for key positions in the organisation. Promoting in-house talent. Showing employee their career growth and development within the organisation. Identifying of talent that are not just limited to workplace but also talents like, in sports and cultural activities.
HR Challenges:
Shortage of supply in relation to demand for the right talent in the ever changing business scenario is the biggest challenge. Acceptance of change in the mindset of existing employees is a challenge.
Helping to develop the country
As professionals we should create a pool of skilled and talented people by providing them with the right training and environment so that each individual can realize their full potential.
Current HR Trends:
Giving freedom to employees in terms of decision making, flexible working hours, flexibility in attire and providing the latest technology to keep them connected.
Improving Education system
In India the emphasis of education is more on getting grades rather than nurturing talent and developing new ideas. Spending on education that focuses on research and new approach is the need of the hour. Education at grass root level needs to be strengthened by ensuring every child is not deprived of their right to basic education. It is not just the cities but rural India also needs to contribute significantly in this cause. Corporate can play a significant role by tying up with leading Universities and Educational Institutions for developing the right talent to help in future Research. Developed world are in a position of strength because of the resources spent on Research and development of new Ideas. This can be a driving force for future development of the country.
Parting Thoughts
HR should not just be considered a support function but an integral part which plays a crucial role in aligning each and every individual towards the vision and mission of the company. Business strategies are more effective when HR is involved to drive it at all levels. HR presence is essential in all Business / Review meets.
Advice For Fellow HR Leaders:
We should not encourage employees on bargaining of offer letters. To avoid this key employees need to be taken care so that such situation does not arise. Further proper reference check should be provided as in most cases the HR of previous employees do not reveal the true picture.
Recommended Reading
In today's world the focus is on Customer first. But to ensure customer first we should have satisfied employees, and hence the approach should be employee first. I would like to recommend the book written by Mr. Vineet Nair on Employee First and Customer second.
Identifying and Promoting New Leaders:
Based on the involvement, their team building ability, contribution of new Ideas and its implementation to take it to the logical conclusion. Handling of different projects apart from their day to day work.
Recruiting new generation:
For the highly ambitious it is essential to show them the future if they associate with the organisation. This is done by showing them example of individuals who have joined and progressed well within a short period of time. This helps in convincing them that the organisation provides the right environment to realize their dreams. Once they are on board mentors are appointed to ensure that they are in the right frame of mind to deliver the result.
Attract good people, Retain Better Performers and Advance the Best:
By paying the best in the industry and giving them the career path the good people are recruited.
Leadership Programs in Place:
Leadership Magnetism, Leadership foundation, Change management and leadership style are some of the programs conducted. There has been positive changes like employees taking initiative and believing in their own new ideas.
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