Career Development By: Badruddin Palanpurwala

[Article published in Pakistan Management Review Vol. XL No.1 First Quarter 2003] This article is based on research readings and personal experiences of implementing career development programs at various organizations served by the author in his over 20 years professional career in Human Resources field. The businesses in the last couple of decades have seen […]

The Changing Role Of Human Resources By: Leon Menezes

While we in Pakistan are still in the process of renaming our Personnel Departments as “Human Resources”, the rest of the developed markets are asking: “Is HR a career in crisis?” The fact is, the role of HR is evolving constantly and we need to move away from the traditionally administrative function it has been […]

Career Watch By: Leon Menezes

Career Watch-1 In talking about careers, there are two interested parties – you and the prospective employer. Taking that a step further, there are, again, two types of seekers – the fresh entrant and the experienced one. The opportunities and approaches one needs to make are different for each and keep getting more challenging as […]

The Value Of Knowledge And Experience Parvez Rahim

The retirement age for men in our organized private sector industrial and commercial establishments ranges from 55 to 60 years. In fact there are few amongst the multi-national companies operating in our country who retire their employees at 60 and most of them don’t go beyond 58. The same companies operating in European countries have […]

Human Resources – The Key Resource By: Yusuf H. Shirazi

A Conference On The Development Of Human Resources In South Asia Held In Islamabad, Sometimes Ago, Was Attended By More Than 60 Intellectuals Of The Region. The Details Of This Conference Provide Food For Thought For The Thinkers, Policy-Makers, Those Entrusted With Implementation Of Policy And The Common Citizens Of The Country. Pakistan Ranks 132nd […]

How To Start Having Fun At Work Contributed By: Maria Qureshi

Get to know your people. Then you’ll understand what will be fun for them. Acknowledge people’s help. Write someone a personal letter of thanks for exceptional work performance. Then go by and shake his or her hand. Think of someone you really respect but who may not know it. Tell the person. Make a joke […]

Unusual Interviews Contributed By: Minhas Bhojani

Vice Presidents and personnel directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees: A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle. Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time. Candidate fell and broke […]

Changing Trends By: Parvez Rahim

Few years back, life-long employment in a company was considered to be a matter of pride for many people. A person who once joined government service would never think of leaving it till he retired. The story did not end there, as the person would want at least one of his children to be employed […]

The Ranbaxy Story – The Rise of an Indian Multinational By: Bhupesh Bhandari

How can an unknown Indian pharmaceutical company compete with multinational giants in the same field such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, ICI, Roche, Parke-Davis, Novartis, Merck, Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Bayer AG, Abbot, Aventis and Hoechst AG, etc. It required high business acumen, foresight, courage and ability to take risks, to penetrate into the international market dominated […]