Catalyst is an Exciting and Innovative Talent Ecosystem with a Vision

Catalyst is an Exciting and Innovative Talent Ecosystem with a Vision

With increased rate of internet penetration and usage, it has become critical to connect and engage with the right set of people, be it for Recruitments, Branding & Marketing, Sales, etc. The catalyst is an exciting and innovative talent ecosystem with a vision – ‘To empower People to Identify their real talent, Improve their organizational skills and Showcase their talents’. We respect each and every individual capabilities, strengths & opinion and work constantly to promote their feelings, needs & individual…

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Negotiation? – Skills You Need

Negotiation? – Skills You Need

Negotiation is a deliberative process between two or more parties that seek a solution to a common issue. It is also a process by which people settle differences, come to an agreement and avoid argument and dispute. However, it is also said to be a process by which compromises are done. Negotiation skill is a critical skills that helps in building lifelong relationships and manage lots of different kinds of conflicts, both at work and in your personal relationships. The…

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Impactful Presentations Skills

Impactful Presentations Skills

In the world today, we see so many things that can be easily done with the knowledge of presentation. An impactful presentations skill makes everything impressive. These days presentation becomes a vital element of running or promoting a business, gaining goodwill and very important enhancing personality traits. Impactful Presentation Skills is an amazing skill that will improve employees’ presentation skills and work efficiency. It is a unique skill and not too many people are blessed with it, but you can…

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How do Organizations identify Learning and Developmental needs

How do Organizations identify Learning and Developmental needs

Many organizations roll out the same training year in, year out, and are surprised when people finish a course questioning its relevance to their role. That’s because the learning and development needs weren’t properly identified in the first place, wasting valuable time and resources. Learning and development (L&D) professionals need to ensure that the interventions they make do three things: first, are built on the accurate identification of the L&D need; second, focus on the organization’s priorities which will bring…

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The debate between modern and tradtional hiring methods

The debate between modern and tradtional hiring methods

One may argue that the most important task that your company has to undertake is recruitment. Finding new talent in the market is incredibly difficult and HR managers across the country have tried different methods of recruitment in order to find the best possible candidates for their organizations. Overtime there have generally been two different types of recruitment methods that are employed by HR managers across the world as mentioned below. 1.Traditional Recruitment Methods Organizations around the world have reaped…

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Leveraging Technology to enhance Recruitment Productivity

Leveraging Technology to enhance Recruitment Productivity

Over the past decade technology has changed the recruitment industry dramatically. Undeniably, recruitment industry has now been relying on technology heavily right from sourcing to background checks to references. Traditional recruitment methods are slowly fading away. 20 years ago recruitment world was a lot different. Mail, fax, and word of mouth were the most preferred methods of resume submission. Employers didn’t expect hordes of job applications for any open job as it was impossible to receive that many applications. Social…

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What are the answers to the ‘Diversity Challenge’?

What are the answers to the ‘Diversity Challenge’?

We at Catalyst are an all-women organization (at least as of now), and hence writing about women in leadership in the Indian Corporate space (or the lack of it!) is a topic close to heart. Recently, the Confederation of Indian Industry released a report indicating that women comprise only 16 percent of junior managers, four percent of middle and senior managers and a mere one percent of organizational leaders. Thus, while women are adequately represented in the Indian workforce at…

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Leveraging the Mature Workforce

Leveraging the Mature Workforce

As the world’s population is growing and ageing, the landscape of managing people resources is fast changing. The employed populations are diversifying as more women are joining the workforce, physical boundaries are diminishing on account of technology and the nature of work and workers’ expectations are continuously evolving. One key part of this evolution is the rise in the number of mature workers who are at the center of these changes, and strategies to harness their talents are essential for…

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What makes employee recognition programmes successful?

What makes employee recognition programmes successful?

Here’s a typical conversation between an HR business partner and a line manager – Line Manager – “We are facing a major problem of employee demotivation. I need to fix it asap before my results plummet badly.” HR business partner – “Well, there could be many things causing demotivation. First, tell me, what is happening about the reward and recognition programme we put in place?” “Its happening .. but on and off, but that can’t be the reason. We have…

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Evaluating L&D effectiveness !

Evaluating L&D effectiveness !

With today’s challenging economy, L&D budgets are receiving more scrutiny than ever. Participant feedback forms administered immediately after a learning program are no longer enough, and HR and talent management professionals are feeling the pressure to look for more solid evidence to justify the investment in their programs. This is particularly the case in leadership development programs, where the focus is often on the development of intangible skills. Because L&D programs often provide more long-term value rather than short-term effects,…

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