High Five!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oh my God!! I can’t believe it, I spent 5 years? Yesterday I completed my 5 years at JSPL, Raigarh. It seems it is the yesterday’s incident, when I joined as Management Trainee in 2011. Time flies so fast very correctly said by someone, now I’m realizing it.

During my tenure, I got exposed to Zero based Budgeting, Employee engagement activities, Succession planning framework, assessing behavioral competency of employees via Development Centres, Talent Development, Compensation & Benefits, HRIS & Monthly Information system. For my better grooming and development, in May 15 I have been internally rotated to Talent Development vertical of HR. In this vertical, I got an opportunity to look after training of employees along with orientation/ induction of new joinees for familiarization with JSPL, organizing summer internship for college students and facilitating plant visit for nearby colleges.

Prior to Talent Development, I thought now I would get some time for myself but I was wrong. Facilitation and coordination of training for employees is more hectic than my previous job profile. In PMS  & OD, I was toggling between sheets in excel and playing with smart arts , charts in ppt. but now I am busy in drafting various notification for n nos. of trainings.

Recently JSPL has initiated a game-changing Process Based Organization study which would lead to improved process efficiencies, greater customer-centricity and optimal utilization of resources to create a Process Based Organisation (PBO). This is a holistic approach which provides for the well-being of the organisation as well as that of the individual. This makes employees fungible by becoming multi-skilled with multi-functional expertise to widen their horizons of competencies and advancement of their career growth.  It is the concept where organization structure will be based on Process instead of Functions. In this process, one HPPT (High Performance process team) will be responsible for every activities in shift, be it operations, mechanical or electrical maintenance. In this concept, Electrical members will learn Mechanical and then Operations in a HPPT. Mechanical members will learn Operations and then Electrical in a HPPT. Operators will learn Mechanical and then Electrical in a HPPT. In a nutshell, it is all about learning three distinct functions. It is mandatory to learn three skills & gradually functions for every employee. Initially it was difficult for all of us to adopt this new change but gradually we successfully adapted.

In this vertical, i.e Talent Development I learnt how to identify training needs of employees, content designing, trainer identification, venue, menu arrangement and finally preparation of Training Calendar. Although I did the same work during my internship at JUSCO (subsidiary of TATA) when I was in my masters.

I am writing after 2 years, nothing much has changed. I am still the same girl as 2014. Not even changed my hairstyle. A little more confident, tactful result oriented than before. I tried to be manipulative and fake but literally I failed. I bought my 1st smart phone in Dec14so bit more tech savvy and learnt to use many more apps like whatsApp, online shopping through apps, reading articles on phone. I person there is not much change but organization wise I got new RO / Boss due to my internal switching along with new Reviewer/ HOD due to his job rotation. It was quite challenging to handle 2 new bosses however it is good to work with different mindset of people. Prior to all these changes, I got new boss in end Dec 14when I was associated with PMS. That period from Dec 14 to April 15 was an eye opening period for me. I never thought of such situation will ever happen in my life but unfortunately it happened. No issues, I believe in “jo hi hota hai, wo acche ke liye hota hai.”

In my last post, I wrote will focus on work life balance and I am happy that I did this well (visited home 7 times in last 2 yrs as compared to 3 in 3 yrs. Plus went on vacation to Raipur, Bilaspur and Puri with colleagues. Also attended 1 colleague’s wedding.)

Let’s see when I would get next occasion to post my new experiences!!

Yee-haw!! Now I eligible for Gratuity!!

Wonderful three years at JSPL, Raigarh

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On 18th July 2014, I have completed my golden 3 years @ JSPL, Raigarh!

We can’t have the beauty & miracle of new life without going through the hardship; this is my feeling after 3 yrs of my professional life. When I had joined this organization lots of questions came to my mind, and I wondered once how and what to do under this totally new situation. But gradually I understood what to do. I began to feel much more clarity regarding the things that I need to do and how to do them. There are people who tried to screw me badly. There were times that nibble at and destroy the positive moments of life! At the end of the day all I need to have hopes & strengths. Hope that it will get better and strengths to hold on until it do. I thought to quit but with my patience & perseverance I coped up. I have made blunders, to rectify past blunders is impossible, but might profit by the experience of them. It was a good learning experience with heaps of ups & downs. From the experience of the past I derived instructive lessons for the future. I learnt great things by little experiences.

Here I got respect from people, got all the facilities that I had never thought of! I have been provided with well furnished flat which made me feel at home, good roommates, good food, spa to relax, swimming pool to rejuvenate my energies, gym to keep myself fit, auditorium to watch new movies and shopping complex to buy my daily needs etc. Whenever people greet me anywhere whether at work or on road, a smile appears on my face making me feel proud and let me think how my life transitioned from a juvenile college going girl to a working woman. Now I realized I am getting more and more mature. Earlier decisions were taken on my behalf but now I am taking my own decisions, people are consulting me, taking opinions. Nothing teaches us better than our own experiences, very aptly said by someone. During my early days, it was difficult for me to adjust but slowly I changed myself & tried to blend with surroundings. There was a time I used to keep every work on urgent but now I learnt to differentiate between urgent & important, to prioritize things. Every now and then I believe that work will go in vain if I don’t care but there is nothing like that time moves with its own pace. This may sound retrograde, but I think it rings so true!

Everything was on priority except my life; I neglected my personal life, I need to negotiate better work life balance. According to me, work - life balance is about being focused and dedicated in everything we do. It is also about enjoying the varied experiences that life has to offer. My purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. I feel more light-hearted and relaxed, I also feel a greater sense of confidence and determination with the things that I'm doing. It has been a gradual, but wonderful change from the heart.

Since I have been associated with Performance Management & Organization Development section so I have learnt lots of new things related to the subject. My work profile includes Budget tracking v/s approved budget, provisioning, HRIS, ensuring effective Performance Management, Strengthening Rewards & Recognition Initiatives, assuring Employee Engagement, Talent Acquisition & Deployment, Liaise with institutes for admission of employees under Sabbaticals, taking care of employees’ well being by facilitating Executive Health Checkup, Branding HR by participating in various awards, publishing articles, magazines Yatra – an odyssey of Success capturing employees’ proud moments etc.

Sometimes I think that whatever I am doing is of no importance but then suddenly an appreciation from my boss gave an impression that we are often being watched even when we don't realize it. Seniors appreciated me for working to the best of my ability. I am happy that I have been rewarded as Executive of the Month in December 2013.

The last thing that I would like to share is regarding the importance of always conducting ourselves in a righteous manner in every environment; never blame anyone in life, focus less on what is outside and search for happiness within. I applied my mantra of treating others as I like to be treated by others.

I'm really glad I had the opportunity to share my experiences. All these moments will be cherished by me lifelong as worth remembrance!

This is called: “Self Appraisal”

Monday, September 03, 2012

A little boy went to a telephone Booth, which was at the cash counter of a store, and dialled a number. The store-owner observed and listened to the Conversation:
Boy: “Lady.. Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn??”
Woman [At the Other end of the Phone line]: “I already have someone to cut my lawn..!!”
Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now..”
Woman: “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn..”
Boy: (with more perseverance): “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free..!!”
Woman: “No, thank you..” :( [With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver..]
The store-owner, who was listening to all this.. walked over to the boy.
Store Owner: “Son…, I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a Job..” :)
Boy: “No thanks..” :O
Store Owner: “But U were really pleading for one..!”
Boy: “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that Lady I was talking to..!!” =)
This is called: “Self Appraisal..”

Courtesy: Anwesha, The Urge Blog


Personnel Management or Human Resource Management - Definition

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Modern organisational setting is characterized by constant change relating to the environmental forces and human resources. Environmental factors are related to economic, political and social patterns in which organisations exist. Human resource factors includes include changes in affecting employment relationship. Management of human resources is known as human resource management or personnel management, it is a part of management process. Personnel management is concerned with human problems of an organization so that individuals can make their maximum contribution to accomplishment of common goals and at the same time attain social satisfaction.
"Personnel function is concerned with the procurement, development, compensation, integration and maintenance of an organisation toward the accomplishment of the organisation's major goals and policies." 
- E. P. Flippo
"Personnel management is that phase of management which deals with the effective control and use of manpower as distinguished from other sources of power."
- Dale Yoder
"Personnel management is the recruitment- selection, development, utilization of accommodation to human resources by organisations. The human resources of an organisation consist of all individuals regardless of their role, who is engaged in any of the organizations activities."
- French Definition
"Personnel management is that part of management function which is primarily concerned with human relationship in an organisation, its objective is the maintenance of those relationships which enable all those engaged in the undertaking to make their maximum contribution to the effective working of that undertaking."
- Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
"Personnel management is the art of acquiring, developing and maintaining a competent work force in such a manner as to accomplish with maximum efficiency and economy the functions and objective of the organisation."
- Society of Personnel Administration of America
"Personnel management is that aspect of having as its goal the effective utilization of the labour resources of an organisation."
- Paul G. Hastings
"Personnel management is a part of the management process which is primarily concerned with human constituents of the organisations."
- Oliver Sheldon
"Personnel administration is a method of developing the potentialities of employees so that they get maximum satisfaction out of their work and give their best efforts to the organisation."
- P. Pigours & Charles A. Myers
From the definitions it can be inferred that human resource management is that practical branch of management which is related to procurement of human resource, training, and developing them , organising and coordinating them and developing the cordial human relation in the organisation.

Yesterday Vs Today

Friday, August 12, 2011

What worked yesterday, won't work today.

1. Yesterday - natural resources defined power
Today - knowledge is power

2. Yesterday - Hierarchy was the model
Today- synergy is the mandate

3. Yesterday - leaders commanded and controlled
Today - leaders empower and coach

4. Yesterday - shareholders came first
Today - customers come first

5. Yesterday - employees took order
Today - teams make decision

6. Yesterday - seniority signified status
Today - creativity drive status

7. Yesterday - production determined availability
Today - Competitiveness is the key

8. Yesterday - value was extra
Today - value is everything

9. Yesterday - everyone was a competitor
Today - everyone is a customer

10. Yesterday - profits were earned through expediency
Today - Work with integrity and succeed with integrity.

Shruti @ JSPL

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last month (on 18th) I joined JSPL as a management trainee in HR department. My posting is in Raigarh. This is my first job so obviously I am excited.

Raigarh is a small but beautiful town of Chhattishgarh blessed with natural resources and rich cultural heritage. It is around 800 kms away from my home city Patna. The town is not much developed but one can find anything of need here in local market. JSPL is situated at nine kilometers from the railway station and nearest airport is in Raipur (at a distance of 5 hrs by train). They have allotted me an apartment of 2BHK shared by four girls; here mess facility is also available for us. Hostel/Apartment is inside JSPL campus and very close to HRD building.

I joined here along with 8 other MTs among them three were HR-MT. I have undergone an induction program of 15 days and then placed with performance and appraisal management team for my probation period. However after a training of 3 months or something I would like to work with training and development division as it is my area of interest and I am already familiar with it because of my OJT. Well during my probation of one year will undergo training in three divisions of HRD viz. Performance, Recruitment, and Training.

After reaching Raigarh I was almost out of the network of internet as I don't had any connectivity modem and in office internet is accessible for one hour in morning and one in evening only.

As far as office people are concern I guess, I had spent very less time so can not say anything with surety but can feel odds and goods. Office environment is not much different form JUSCO and you can call it healthy.

P.S.: I have received my first salary. ;)

Mission Campus Placement @ KSOM >> Status: Successfully Completed

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The nominations for KSOM Placement Award are Pantaloon, Central bank, BOB, Adani, OCL, Ramky, Mahindra Finance and Jindal Steel and Power. I don't know who will win the race but my vote is with JSPL with a thank u note. Today is a big day for me as i got selected for HR Trainee position in JSPL and finally got a long awaited stress free time to update my blog.

In terms of numbers, this placement from KSOM has shown a brilliant rise with respect to previous year. Out of 240 students around 220 has already been placed , and still around 5-10 companies are in queue. It was not easy for us (HR students) unlike many, everyone was afraid as more than 150 students were left unplaced last year, and very few HR companies knocked our gate. Surprisingly, of many companies offered an average salary of 3.5L and average number of selected students per company was less than 5.

In spite of having HR as major area of concentration, most of placement I appeared were for marketing /sales job profile, I never wanted to be a marketer but an HR. And by the grace of god today I got selected for what I always wanted in an unexpected campus visit by JSPL with one of the best job offers of this season. It gave me another reason to smile.
Sad part is in a fortnight our college life will end and new life will begin, (thanks for your wishes) the two years I spent here in KSOM is among most memorable days of my life because of many reasons.