Driving talent engagement through social

Talent is the biggest challenge organizations are facing in today’s environment where the millennials are taking charge. Employers all over the world are looking to find ways to keep employees engaged. Gallup research shows that only 13% of employees around the world are actively engaged at work, and more than twice that number are so disengaged, that they are likely to spread negativity to others. If people are not engaged, how can leaders attain those business objectives that are critical to improving organizational performance? And, at the same, we need our leaders to engage employees. An engaged employee becomes an … Continue reading Driving talent engagement through social

My 2015 in review

2015 is over but I am still hungover. What an year it was. Lemme quickly share with you some highlights of my 2015 and I will eagerly wait to hear your top highlight of the year through the comment section. To begin with, my blog got a lot of love from all of you. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it … Continue reading My 2015 in review

Talent Mantra: People should lead – People. Rest is just waste!

The ability to connect with people and understanding their emotions is the key to people management. Some managers miss that point. – Khalid Raza

I was listening to Karan Thapar yesterday where he had a panel talking about employment and engagement. One of the panelists, Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India Pvt Ltd, shared how ‘people should be leading people’ and that this should be the mantra. She asserted that even if people have great roles, they may leave the organization if the people they work with create a hostile environment.

Especially managers play a great role. We all have been hearing this since dogs were tied with sausage how ‘people leave managers’ and yet managers pay least focus on people. Some of them are oblivious and some do not care – in either case they cost organization more than they create value. In turn these managers become the biggest cost heads for organizations.

People lead People Khalid Raza #SocialGlamor 1Let me also share this short story which I got as a forward in one of many Whatsapp groups I am part of..

There was a king he had 10 wild dogs. He used them to torture and eat all ministers who made mistakes. So one of the ministers once gave an opinion which was wrong, and which the king didn’t like at all. He ordered that the minister to be thrown to the dogs. Continue reading “Talent Mantra: People should lead – People. Rest is just waste!”

Reliance Digital Khalid Raza #SocialGlamor 1

Why should you never buy at Reliance Digital

In the world of Internet Customer Service, it’s important to remember your competitor is only one mouse click away. ~ Doug Warner

This is not a rant, but a story/use-case to share the power social has given us to reclaim what is rightfully ours and how brands need to be careful of their actions. If you have faced similar challenges, I would request you to share your story below. I will be sharing this blog with Brian Bade, CEO of Reliance Retail.
Reliance Digital Khalid Raza #SocialGlamor

It all happened on 6th April 2015, a hot day in Bangalore, while watching the brilliantly orchestrated advertisement of Reliance Digital, I convinced myself to buy an air-conditioner (AC) from the store. My friend, Debarati and I, along with my wife, went to the Reliance Digital store, located in Phoenix Market City Mall in Bangalore.

The sales team did a great job to convince us to buy 2 AC units, promising free deliver and installation. They also forced us to buy addition services, although we resisted the temptation and now I am convinced it was a good decision. The sale was prompt and we left the store after spending INR 76,000 on two top range Samsung AC units.

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Why celebrate Friendship Day?

I am willing to celebrate friendship any given day. And, every single day! – Khalid Raza I got up yesterday and I was puzzled why I have so many messages on my social networking sites and apps. Then I realized that it was Friendship Day and all my lovely friends took extra efforts to remember and wish me on the ‘special day.’ To tell you the truth, I find most of these celebratory days as ‘marketing gimmicks.’ But, I may be wrong and I will share my perspective. Please, feel free to let me know your thoughts. History of Friendship … Continue reading Why celebrate Friendship Day?