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Making Compare Infobase a better place to work March 14, 2010

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Since October 2009, we at Compare Infobase are working with  a missionary zeal to make our place of work one of the finest in SME segment. I now share actions which have got us going…

  1. Identifying and building leaders at every level is a critical to do for us. The new leaders are bringing in a great degree of positivity and becoming instruments of change. Compare Infobase is once again savoring acceptable productivity levels from an increasingly growing number of team members.
  2. Compare Infobase today is an organization which is continuously teaching. Everyone is  getting and utilizing an opportunity to teach whatever they know. The culture of teaching is also increasing the bonding between the colleagues and leading to better one is to one working equations.
  3. Winners need to be promoted, we are working hard to identify and promote them. At the same time we are going extra miles to work with losers in overcoming their drawbacks.  There is very strong desire to give every loser a more than equal opportunity to spot winner in them and bring it out. Some are succeeding while others have been told to move on.
  4. Zero stagnation of the individual and the organization must be achieved. Simultaneous growth is must, it leads to completing the much cherished desire for inclusive growth. We are asking ourselves repeatedly “are we adding sufficient value to you and you are adding sufficient value right back to the organization.”
  5. We are reaching out to many individuals and explaining the need for performing in perpetuity and getting over the desire to refer to “great performance done  in the past.” We are explaining the need for accepting that past has been paid for and over, it is the present which needs to be accounted for and improved.
  6. We couldn’t sustain performance in the past, we have now found ways to ensure right amount of hand-holding for sustaining performance across the organization.
  7. In most of the interactions the individuals are being told to bring about change by creating a mix of ideas and energy.  Some are finding the concept very tough while some are finding it interesting and taking it as an indicator of their ownership and belonging.
  8. There was a negative notion of “performance is never enough” to address this notion we are seeking participation of satisfied individuals who believe that performance only counts.
  9. It was important to address the issue that the organization carries and supports no biases, we have worked in that direction by single focus on “organization comes first.”
  10. There was a need to re-look at number of working hours in a day and number of working days. Reducing the  number of working days without increasing number of hours in a day has sent a clear signal that we recognize that it is productivity and not just about time.
  11. Inter group/ division issues were hindering performance, creation of  user-groups for quicker actions and openly acknowledging organizational priorities has helped.
  12. In many cases appraisals were overdue, by rolling out a simplified appraisal system which replaces an elaborate system we have tried to address real time bread and butter question in a quicker fashion.
  13. Good food is good food for thought too. By increasing HR participation and addressing the caterers issues we have reworked  working day and Friday menu with the caterer.
  14. Internet connectivity within the building and at home through data cards has been improved and so has been the capacity of web-servers.

All of the above steps have collectively led to significant drop in attrition levels. Resignations are now significantly lower than “lack of performance” exits. The overall attrition rate is now significantly lower than the industry standard of 8% per quarter. Many more changes are getting in place and we hope that all of them would help us in making Compare Infobase a dream SME to work for in next two to three years.

More to come…

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1. Deepak Gupta - March 15, 2010

This is very good mentioning about +ve steps taken by Management in Comapre Infobase Limited. This will really increase confidence among those who are working with Compare and a boost to talent who wants to join Comapre.

I am sure people who still working are feeling the change.

I must say you have missed the Salary Issue which was a major issue among current employees and people in the industry.

For past 6 months Compare paying its salary before time and I sure it remains

Meesage for those who wants to join, don’t worry about salary while joing in Compare. Bindaas

simarprit - March 15, 2010

It is team Compare at work Deepak and the work continues.

2. Shilpa Srivastava - March 15, 2010

Hi Simar

What I feel is when we learn we grow, when we stop learning growth also stops.Each day at Compare is a new learning for us and when the learning process is constant organization growth is ensured. There have been lot of positive steps which has changed the way we look ahead though I feel if we look back there is lot to learn,understand what not to do do and what needs to be done. Past teaches in its own way how we should shape our future and we are doing it and we will. Here’s wishing Compare and us a bright future ahead. This is an organization which not only symbolizes quality work but quality work atmosphere, it’s a place which stands for positivity…

Shilpa

simarprit - March 15, 2010

I agree Shilpa and where ever there is still some negativity we need to identify, accept and convert. We also need get the teaching part going at Kol in all earnest.

Shilpa Srivastava - March 16, 2010

Yes Simar regarding the training part at Kolkata I was also thinking. We had 4-5 sessions earlier.If there was any way we could share the training sessions that would be great.Secondly some technical (HTML,SEO etc.) training is also required as I have discussed with you earlier.

3. Kaushik - March 15, 2010

“Growing to Grow” is working again and working really good. Kudos !!!

4. Kaushik - March 15, 2010

“Growing to Grow” is working again. Working for those smiles on our clients, us, vendors, associates ….. Kudos !!!

simarprit - March 15, 2010

Yes, yes… you got it right. Growing to grow is happening, this version is called Growing Together to Prosper Together, with equal focus on Prosper.

5. Narendra Kumar - March 15, 2010

Hi Simar

I am feeling the future in compare for those who are working for the growth of company is secure because now compare is improving step by step that is truth the ladder success becomes leader. These are the right steps to motivate an employee. I really appreciate these kind of steps.

Narendra

simarprit - March 15, 2010

Thank you for your comment Narendra, we are all in it together.

6. Hitesh - March 15, 2010

Enjoying the new breeze ! After web 3G, mobile 3G its gonna infobase 3G 🙂

simarprit - March 15, 2010

… and you are making it happen Hitesh.

7. Subhojit - March 15, 2010

Borrowing your lines, “…the past has been paid for and over, it is the present which needs to be accounted for and improved”. This very message says it all.

simarprit - March 15, 2010

Thanks Subhojit, this was from deep inside, good to know that you identify with it. 🙂

8. Harleen Kaur - March 15, 2010

My take away: 1) An equal opportunity to spot winner in them and bring it out. Some are succeeding while others have been told to move on.

2) We are explaining the need for accepting that past has been paid for and over, it is the present which needs to be accounted for and improved.

3) It was important to address the issue that the organization carries and supports no biases, we have worked in that direction by single focus on “organization comes first.”

All izzz well! 🙂

simarprit - March 15, 2010

Way to go Harleen, you are rolling now, keep rolling.

9. Harleen Kaur - March 15, 2010

Thanks Simar! Means a lot! 🙂

10. Sanjay Mehta - March 16, 2010

Cheers, Simar.
I am so happy for you, Compare, and for everyone at Compare!
Great going..

11. simarprit - March 17, 2010

Thank you for kind words Sanjay.


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