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A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER : Since the time i found Morpheus, it has been committed to the highest standards of business conduct in all of our relationships with our clients, our associates, our business partners and vendors, our government agencies, and our communities. Adhering to highest standards of integrity does more than just help us to avoid the business and personal problems that illegal or unethical behavior may bring. It advances our industry leadership, making Morpheus a better place to work, a better business partner and a trusted contributor to our communities. Our vision is to become the one stop solution for all our clientele needs across all levels. I believe every human is a unique asset and can be the right fit somewhere. So what my organisation does is identify the right place for these assets so that they realize their true potential and bring the best value for the organization. “Harmonized Workforce” and “mutual help” best define the work culture at Morpheus. We like to channel this culture on to our clients and in the way we approach business with them. Collaboration is the key factor behind our long list satisfied clients. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

The Importance Of Your Workplace Attire

The Importance Of Your Workplace Attire

Business attire has changed significantly over the years, especially in the last 20 years. Too many people have forgotten why proper business attire is important.

Some companies prefer to allow and even encourage employees to dress freely or casually for comfort. This tends to work well in more creative work environments.

However, other companies will typically encourage and/or require a more defined and professional dress code to maintain a professional image of themselves and the business, where employees routinely interact on a daily basis with prospects, clients and business partners.

Conflicts arise when employees prefer to dress comfortably or in the most recent styles rather than realize the importance for them to present themselves in a more professional or conservative manner.

The major reason why dressing in proper business attire is important for every business professional is because it presents a visual image and sends a message that the employees are professional.

Another reason why dressing in proper business attire is important in the business world is because you never know when you will be required to meet with someone from outside your company. Your image to this outsider will be the image remembered of your company. In business dealings this image and message needs to be professional. In reality, that image could indirectly mean the difference between securing a new deal, contract or sale and losing the opportunity to make that deal.

The importance of a dress code for professionalism varies somewhat by industry. However, the correlation between the two is generally strong. Appearance ranked second only to communication skills when respondents named qualities most often associated with professionalism, according to a 2010 national poll conducted by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Randall, executive director of the CPE, said, “How an individual dresses for work can be a powerful extension of his personal brand. Clothes, accessories and even the footwear an employee chooses to wear help to reinforce or diminish his skills and qualities in the eyes of his employer, co-workers and clients.”

Although a one-size-fits-all or universal dress code may not be achievable or realistic, some universal guidelines are possible and could include the following:

Be modest. It is most important to get attention for great work rather than gaining attention for wearing the latest fashion fad or in appropriate leisure wear or sportswear found outside the office at a sports event, party or beach.

Beware of casual Fridays. Casual Fridays have the potential to turn into real fashion disasters. It is important to remember that the workweek has not ended on Thursday and that the images and messages sent on Friday must be consistent with each of the previous days of the week.

Be comfortable. This applies to the fit of your attire and the comfort of the shoes you wear. Comfort needs to trump fashion in the choices made.

Be mindful that basic etiquette must accompany appropriate attire. Appropriate attire must be combined with basic business and professional etiquette. The two are intertwined and integrated when presenting a professional image of yourself and your company. First impressions and overall judgments about people are formed by the way they dress. Since the way someone dresses affects the perception of a company’s customers or business partners, it is important to maintain a standard of dress that creates a positive impression.

Be sure to strive to achieve an appropriate balance of employer rights and individual freedom. Some employers experience resistance from employees who believe they have the right to groom themselves and dress in a way that suits their personality. Basically, this is true in the context of what they do outside of the employer’s operation. While individuals have a right to express themselves, so businesses have a similar right in the workplace, since the way employees dress definitely sends intended or unintended messages to clients, customers and prospects. A commitment to strive to achieve an appropriate balance is very important.

Whatever else we think about dressing for success, we need to be reminded that first impressions are everything, and we only get one chance to make a positive first impression.

Glenn Ebersole is strategic vice president of business development and marketing at Hollenbach Construction Inc., Douglass Township, Montgomery Country.

 

 

 

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Common reasons why people get fired and how to avoid them

Common reasons why people get fired and how to avoid them

Getting fired from an organisation is becoming a major hurdle in our career run, but it is just a small step for the company.

Apart from the various unavoidable things of getting laid-off, there are several other ways which can make you see the exit doors of an organisation.
Here are 5 such reasons and how can you avoid them:

Stealing office equipment

Taking a stack of printer paper, or sticky notes, or sugar from the pantry won’t hurt the company’s inventory. Thinking this way is not at all correct. If the company gets to know about this, serious actions will be taken against them. Also the team member starts to doubt you for stealing matters.

Lying to clients or boss

Lying about taking a day off due to fever is different, that doesn’t bother much to your boss. But going to a trip by saying that you are admitted in a hospital is not a good idea. Whenever the truth is out, the water will be hotter. Fudging the truth makes your client get a bad impact.
Initiating the conversation of what went wrong is the better thing to do. This makes you, not only confident to face the situation but also to make the third person aware that you are ready for the obstacles.

Bullying or harassing a colleague

Commenting about someone’s clothes makes the other person uncomfortable unless the person is your close friend. Giving unwanted advice to a fat person eating hamburgers or giving flirty comments to anyone, is never tolerable at any levels. Whenever the HR gets to know about it, they will not take a moment to vacate your seat. So be respectful and be aware about what is wanted and what is unwanted.

Not doing the assigned work

This is the most common reason of getting laid off. Having a rough day at work has to be maintained peacefully. Just talk to your manager to extend the deadline. Most of us face the same problem. So just try to do the work in installments rather than leaving it for future.

Coming late on a regular basis

Your manager has all the notices of when are you coming late and when are you taking leaves (if done on a regular basis). Getting stuck in a personal work regularly can haunt your job. Make a rule for yourself and take leave only when there is a high priority on that.Getting fired is never a happy situation for an employee or an employer. No one enjoys firing, they will have to hire a person with same or above skill sets for your position. So take care of these common mistake and enjoy work happily.

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Summary

Recruitment Specialist with 15 years of industry exposure.

Specialities:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  –  Have travelled across all location for performance reviews, appraisals, client meeting and Business development.

–  Extensive organizational restructuring process of various functions as per the business requirement.

–  Responsible for preparing the annual business HR plan for business in consultation with internal HR team.

–  Responsible for preparing the annual business budgets plan for business.

Our Corporate website  ==> Morpheus Human Consulting India

Our Gulf Website            ==> Morpheus Consulting Gulf

Our Blog Site                   ==> Daily Blogs ( Career advice)

Publications

  • HR Technology Leading trends in India

    People and Management Magazine

    By Kailash Sahani

    Human resources is concerned with optimising the relationship between employers and employees while simultaneously ensuring that both groups positively contribute to the functioning of the businesses or organisations. Nowadays, technology is transforming a complex web of HR functions, and not just recruiting, scheduling, employee training, etc.

    Technology has transformed the way HR work. It has remodelled HR working in two ways: First, it has offered numerous tools to better manage and engage the talent in organisations; Second, it helps HR managers to shift their focus from managing the workforce to driving profits to the company.

    Authors:
  • Interview with People and Management Magazine

    People and Management
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How Can Consulting Business Create Wealth

Franchise India Magazine

Indian consulting industry is growing at a fast pace with more number of brands taking the franchise route. The global consulting market is currently dominated by mature consulting markets like North America, Western Europe, Japan etc. Indian consulting firms are thriving with the growing competition and market demands. We take a look at how the Indian consulting industry is providing lucrative avenues to the investors…

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8 LinkedIn Profile Tips to Boost Your Job Search Efforts

8 LinkedIn Profile Tips to Boost Your Job Search Efforts

Whether you’re actively seeking a new job or just keeping your career options open, it’s essential to have a stand-out LinkedIn profile. From searching for accounting and finance positions to finding roles in salesengineering, or IT, polishing up your LinkedIn presence is a pre-requisite to embarking on a job search in today’s digital hiring landscape.

Nearly 90 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn as a tool for candidate sourcing. If you’re not on LinkedIn or haven’t updated your LinkedIn profile in several years, you’re missing out on networking and career opportunities.  Get the most out of LinkedIn by optimizing your job search with these 8 LinkedIn profile tips.

 

1. Get Your Profile to All-Star Status

To optimize your LinkedIn profile, make sure all sections, including your recommendations and endorsements, are as complete as possible. LinkedIn makes this easy; on your profile, below your summary, you will see if you have what LinkedIn calls an “All-Star Profile.” If you don’t, LinkedIn will guide you through the process of adding to your profile until you do.

LinkedIn shares that people with All-Star Profiles are 40 times more likely to get contacted by recruiters than people without, so be sure to follow the recommendations.

 

2. Leverage Your Headline and Career Summary

Though your resume and LinkedIn profile overlap in several areas – education, work history, and skills – a key differentiator is your headline and summary. These sections are the most searched for and reviewed by recruiters and hiring managers.

On a traditional resume, page space often limits what you can say; however, on your LinkedIn summary, your story-telling space is ample – 2000 characters. Tell your career story by including explanations of your career history, changes, and aspirations. Why did you choose the previous roles or companies? What are you looking for next? For instance, did you move into sales after working as a software engineer? Are you an experienced financial accountant looking to transition into management? To increase how often your profile appears in recruiters’ searches, incorporate relevant keywords common in your line of work.

Unless you change it, your headline defaults to your current job title. This is, however, fully editable. Your headline will appear in recruiters’ search results, so you want to make sure it stands out. You have precisely 120 characters for your headline; make each one count. Unless you are an engineer at Google or Facebook, you don’t need to list your current employer. A better use of this space is to use relevant, descriptive keywords.

For example:
Poor Headline: Accountant for Nelson Jobs

Strong Headline: Senior-level accountant specializing in finance accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and financial controls

 

3. Loosen Up

Differentiate your resume from your LinkedIn profile by adopting a conversational rather than formal writing tone on LinkedIn. Though you want to avoid being too casual – LinkedIn still isn’t Snapchat, after all – you can lose the stuffiness associated with resumes by writing closer to the way you talk and avoiding overused clichés or buzzwords.

Striking the balance between promoting your skills and presenting yourself in a relaxed, engaging manner can be tricky. Have a professional friend proofread your profile to see if your tone is right. If not, consider hiring a professional resume writer or career coach to assist with this task.

 

4. Build up Your Skills, Endorsements, and Recommendations

For the best chance of being found by recruiters, beef up your LinkedIn skills section and request endorsements. A complete skills section can boost your search ranking, so add suggested keywords even if they are similar to skills you already have to appear in as many searches as possible. For example, if you are in sales, add account management, relationship building, lead generation, sales management, outside sales, inside sales, team leadership, management, etc. You are permitted to have up to 50 separate skills in this section, and LinkedIn assists you by suggesting related keywords.

The best way to get others to endorse your skills or to write a recommendation is to ask. Reach out to your colleagues and ask them to help! Be sure to offer endorsements and/or recommendations in return. If you’re uncomfortable asking, start by endorsing their skills. Be selective; only endorse a person for 2-3 skills you know are strengths of the person being endorsed. Endorsements can go an extra long way if a hiring manager or recruiter has a mutual connection that has endorsed your skills.

 

5. Actively Expand Your Network

Your LinkedIn profile is more than just a “LinkedIn resume.” It shows how well-connected you are. An important LinkedIn tip is to reach out and connect with others, including recruiters. LinkedIn prioritizes search results by displaying how people are connected to the person searching. By connecting to more people, you will have more 1st or 2nd connections and appear in more searches, increasing your odds of building a trusted relationship with a prospective hiring manager or recruiter.

Another good way to build rapport and expand your network is to join industry-specific Groups. Whether you’re looking for engineering and tech jobs, accounting and finance jobs, or sales and marketing positions, there are specific LinkedIn Groups you can join to network with others in your field. To get the most out of Groups:

  • Make sure Groups you join are still active. LinkedIn Groups aren’t as popular as they once were, so don’t spend time on groups that don’t have active discussions and members.
  • Focus on the value you can give rather than what you can get. By giving advice or serving as a resource to others looking to make connections, you increase the chances someone else will help you when you need a favor, too!
  • Message Group members directly. If you’re in the same Group as someone, you can message them directly even if they’re not a connection. Use this feature to build your network further.

 

6. Verify Your Settings

If you want your profile to be public and searchable by anyone, adjust your privacy settings accordingly. By using this LinkedIn tip, you allow recruiters and others who aren’t in your network to contact you. You may, however, receive unsolicited offers, so be prepared to handle those graciously. LinkedIn walks you through your settings, privacy, and visibility in their “help” section.

 

7. Claim Your Custom URL

Once you’ve created this custom URL, be sure to link to it wherever possible. Add it to your email signature or portfolio page, or provide it in your bio for events you attend or speak at. This will help your profile become more searchable both within LinkedIn and through Google. When a hiring manager searches for you by name and finds that your LinkedIn profile shows up near the top of Google, it will add to the positive perception of your personal brand.

8. Stay Active

The more active and engaged you are on the “professionals’ social media platform,” the better your presence becomes. Like and comment on others’ articles and posts. Share posts that are relevant to your industry or profession. Publish an article to share your knowledge and gain contacts organically while developing your own professional thought leadership brand. Another good way to get more engagement is to ask a thought-provoking, timely question about an article, resource, or trend.

Not only does staying active put your name in front of more people, it also helps LinkedIn and search engines understand that your profile is authoritative. This will help increase how often your profile appears in searches.

Follow these LinkedIn profile tips to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and best position yourself for your job search. While it should not be the only tool you use in your job search, LinkedIn can certainly play a valuable role in increasing your opportunities and helping you make a great impression.

 

Check out this blog on the company website : http://blog.mhc.co.in/8-linkedin-profile-tips-boost-job-search-efforts/

How to Be a More Engaged Employee

How to Be a More Engaged Employee

Personal Blog by Mr. Kailash Shahani
link : http://blog.mhc.co.in/how-to-be-a-more-engaged-employee/

 

 

The struggle is real, folks. Employee engagement is on the decline, and it’s something every employer — and employee — needs to take seriously. According to Office Vibe’s Global & Real-Time State of Employee Engagement:

The statistics don’t lie: many employees are not engaged. But it’s not just on employers — I firmly believe that employee engagement is a two-way street.

Employers should be engaging with their employees to build meaningful relationships — at my company, we send out bi-weekly pulse surveys to gain regular feedback from our employees — but employees should also show some initiative to become a more engaged employee. Because odds are, becoming engaged will make your day-to-day life at the office a whole lot more enjoyable. It might even boost your work performance!

Having personally read through hundreds of comments submitted by employees, I’ve found myself providing some of the same tips and advice over and over again.

Below are my suggestions on how to become a more engaged employee.

Provide Feedback

How is a company supposed to fix a problem they aren’t aware exists? If your company is investing in surveys and feedback tools, the least you can do is engage and provide your thoughts and feedback. And if your organization does not have these tools, request them!

Transparency is expected in most organizations today. Let your employer know you don’t understand a certain policy or don’t agree with something. If you have a great suggestion, then share it! It doesn’t necessarily mean your new idea will be implemented, but at least you can have your voice heard and be a trusted source of feedback for your employer.

If you don’t speak up now, it’s hard to complain later. Just remember, feedback is nothing without honesty —  that’s what your employer is asking for!

Ask Questions

Question your employer. Not in a rude or “gotcha” fashion, but ask tough questions. I’ve found that when an employee asks a question, and I can provide context as to why a decision was made, it benefits all parties involved. Not only do you get your answers, but you show your employer that you’re invested in the company.

Set-up a regular meeting cadence with your manager — you can ask questions, talk about your performance and set career goals. These meetings don’t have to be long, but dedicating time from you and your manager’s calendar shows how important this meeting is to your success.

Become an Ambassador

You hear a lot today about employer branding (defined as a company’s ability to differentiate and promote its identity to a defined group of candidates that they’re interested in hiring). HR writer, speaker and advisor William Tincupsimply states employer branding is “your unique scent.”

There’s no one better to help share your company’s message than you — an employee of the company. Studies show time and time again that employees are viewed as more trustworthy than CEOs and/or marketing departments, and recommendations from friends and family always rank near the top with respect to trusted referral sources.

When your employer publishes a great blog post, share it with your network. At the next company event, take some fun photos and post them using the company’s branded hashtag. Being an employment brand ambassador will show employers you care about the company, and not just yourself.

Give Back

To give is better than to receive. Whether you’re talking about presents or philanthropy, this statement always rings true. Many companies are fully on board with social responsibility and giving back to the communities where their employees live, work and play.

If your organization sponsors and/or volunteers at these events, do yourself a favor and be present. Sometimes these charitable events are after hours or are on the weekends and not necessarily convenient. However, your attendance will not only impress your employer, but more often than not, will also enrich your life in more ways than one.

No one person, or even team, is responsible for employee engagement. Every employee at an organization adds to or takes away from the company culture. We spend a tremendous portion of our waking hours at work — why not be engaged while you’re there?