Monthly Archives: May 2016

Reboot Appraisal : 2.0!!!

It was that time of the year when both employee and employers were nervous. Yes, you guessed it right – Appraisal Discussion. I was all set with my list of achievements, awards, target achieved, appreciation mails etc. But there was this unpleasant silence in the room. Yet, I managed to keep a check on my nerves.

Soon the conference door opened and I was now in front of my manager. IT showed no emotions, no smile, no frowning, no nothing. Just a straight face. I was ready with my list and the discussion went on and on. IT did not sweat, nor did it take any breaks between the questions. IT was very clear, to the point, absolutely precise. It was a boring discussion for me and I was glad when it ended. But it did not end well for my manager. IT had crashed by the end of the discussion. My only concern was that IT should have saved this discussion or else I would have to go through the torture.

If you haven’t guessed it by now, let me tell you that the IT I have been talking about is a ROBOT. I won’t be surprised to see robots as our bosses. Perhaps, we will report to them, they will appraise us and who knows, FIRE us too!

But my curiosity (aka problem) is bigger than this.

– Will we, as employees, manage to work in harmony with robots?

– Will robots have the authority to fire employees (Us, humans)?!

– Will there be new policy that will protect robot’s interests?

– Will there be situations when humans will file a case against a robot for being unfair or being biased?

I’m pretty damn moved and imagining such situation. What about you? Share your views, ideas and apprehensions about this; not that far from reality, are we? 🙂

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Mother, Our Life Line

Celebrating Mother’s Day is a very modern world concept but a noble one. Moms have always been our lifeline, our support, our mentors, our best friends. We celebrate Mother’s Day this May 8th , since this day is absolutely close to my heart, I thought of sharing some workday ideas with the readers which are easy to implement.

Following are a list of idea that can be implemented very easily and will surely have a positive impact at workplace :

 A thank you note from the CEO or HR sent across to all working moms. This is a great way of reinstating your belief in them and letting them know how much they mean to the organization and how they are an integral part of your growth story

– If possible frame their Family portrait at their desk, nice surprise for them at the start of their day will just do wonders and make them smile for sure.

Invite their family members, especially their kids to office and let them see their work-spaces, meet their office friends and mingle with their peers, colleagues and bosses. Good way of integrating the extended family. You could also have a fun photo booth for the families, they can carry those memories back with them

– Organize a special lunch for all the working moms, if possible, tie-up with different outlets which can offer them discount on products, services. As I am sure, this group wouldn’t mind extra pampering and love.

– If possible invite a keynote speaker who can talk to them about career aspirations, work-life balance and the group can share tips with each other.

– A perfect occasion to launch Day Care Center if at all your company is planning to set it. This can also be a very great retention tool.

Ideally each day needs to be celebrated as “Mothers Day” as they are special. However we tend to forget to appreciate people and relationships on daily basis. This is a good reminder for us to start afresh again.

These are general tips, I am sure there are many more like these. Looking forward to your views around these workday ideas.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

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