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Arivukkarasan Raja
Arivukkarasan Raja

Arivukkarasan Raja

Deputy Manager

HCL Technologies Limited


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Qualities needed to become a successful leader
We will start off with the famous quote about Leadership…

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."
—Lao Tzu...
According to me, Qualities of a Leader should be…

Leader should be a person who coaches instead of driving the resources,
Leader should depends on goodwill instead of authority,
Leader should create respect instead of fear,
Leader should unite the individual contributors,
Leader should show how things should be done,
Leader should develops individual ability instead of using them alone,
Leader should give credit to all contributors.
Ensuring success
To continue to grow and develop in our life everyone should “Accept the changes based on its merit”. The thumb rule is, change is the only permanent thing in the world.
Degree that I recommend
As an IT Project Management professional, one must have PMP and ITIL Certifications.
My strongest skill
My strongest professional skill is “Quick Decision Making”. Apart from this, below are my functional expertise’s.
Human Resource Systems and Program Management,
Product Development Life cycle,
Quality Assurance,
Business and Functional Analysis
Brief description about me
IT Professional (BE, MBA) with over 7 years of experience in HR Systems Implementation and Maintenance.

Having Hands-on experience in preparation of project plan, sizing & blue printing, functional development, final preparation, go live, post implementation support for Human Resource (HCM) Applications.
Proven expertise in: Human Resource Systems & Program Management, Product Development Life cycle, Quality Assurance, Business & Functional Analysis.
My family background
Being the first Graduate in the family, that too from a rural area, it is very difficult to survive in the Technical era.
My Father is a Business Man & Mother is a homemaker. My sister is working as a Financial Analyst. It is a small family along with my wife and kid (18 months old).
Thoughts on Education system of our country
The current education system is more towards preparing for the clerical jobs.. Ideally the education system should kindle our brains towards innovation. Even though more than 700+ engineering colleges in the country, the number of patents registered by the students is very low.
Overall the education system syllabus should be common across the country. Only few chapters in history can be modified depends on the location. Uniformity in the syllabus will be the students to have equal competition across the country.
Couple of years from now
I want to be an entrepreneur after 5 years from now… Area of interest would be How to reduce the common man’s spending to buy the essential commodities.
My achievements
As an engineer, Project titled “AUTOMATIC Head light leveling control, Dazzling control, Rear view mirror adjuster” was selected by TNSCST (Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology) under student’s project scheme. This project was exhibited in the TNSCST annual meet held in Madurai on 17 & 18 of September 2004 and was awarded first prize for best presentation.

As a HR Functional,

• Recipient of People Excellence Award for exhibiting the highest standards of excellence in achieving the business objectives of HR Systems during 2011.
• Elected as a Secretary of Talent Council (Part of Employee First Council) for Chennai region during the period July 2011 to June 2012.
• Member of Extra Miles Silver Club, honor given for the recognition of an additional contribution.
Influenced by
My Father has influenced me so Much..
Reason: Only From him, I learnt “How to Live”.
Important lesson learned
We can find out the solution for most of the critical problems through simple common sense; in the 8 years of corporate life, I have learnt that, only common sense can help an individual to climb the hierarchical ladder along with technical domain expertise.
Important decision
Most important decisions made in my life,
(1) To Join Engineering
(2) To Join MBA
(3) To take up the career as a HR Systems Functional
I.e. All the decisions made in my life are important in terms of my life journey.
Initiative to develop a country
Theoretically it is very simple, to help India become a developed country, all our IT professionals should show importance to agricultural development (which is the major lifeline for India). I.e. All our innovations should help a common man to reduce their daily spending money in terms of buying essential commodities. After globalization, the cost of a smart phone is very cheaper compared to 100KG of rice.

To be more specific in a single line, essential commodities development / selling price should come down due to innovation and IT involvement in production.
My role model
My Father is a role model for me..
Reason: Only From him, I learnt “How to survive”.
More about myself
Be specialized in whatever domain you are in. Organizations employ IT specialists in an effort to make the most effective use of information technology and achieve business objectives. IT specialists are not relegated to just technology companies; they perform computer support in many businesses across many industries. Irrespective of the industry in which they work, IT specialists provide services related to software, hardware, databases, networks and information systems.
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