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|Title||:||Employee Referrals –The Best Leveraged Talent Acquisition Strategy amid Recession|
|Authors||:||Bhagavan Behera, Madhusmita Pathy|
Abstract: In the shadow of global economic turmoil when the Governments of developed countries are resorting to adopt austerity measures to address their current economic upheaval, the modern business organizations cannot be an exception to the same. It is highly imperative for the business organizations to cut down not only the utility and operational costs but also contain the cost of recruitment as the latter is an item of expenses to be recorded on the debit side of the Profit and Loss Account and has a bearing on the profit margin. The practice of referring employees to fill a vacant position and applying for a job via a known employee has increased steadily. This paper defines the way Employee referrals have impacted the business houses as a talent acquisition strategy and how it has changed the face of headhunting industry across the globe. The purpose of this paper is to broaden the research on the recruitment practices, with focus on employee referral practices and trends across the globe, to identify what referral methods are being used and what benefits are being experienced by organizations using these methods. The paper throws a bird's eye view on the Global Employee Referral Recruitment Practices and a snail's eye view on the present scenario of Employee Referral Programs in India with special reference to the IT Sector.
Keywords: Academy Referrals, Bring Another You, Passive Candidates, Live Register, Rapid Hire
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|Title||:||The Odyssey of the Indian Higher Education System|
|Authors||:||Dr. M. M. Munshi, Dr. P. M. Kulkarni|
Abstract: The path of liberalization and globalization has had enormous ramifications and reflections on several facets of the economy. The education sector has been no exception. Indian higher education system has grown significantly since independence. There were 16 universities with over 2.3 lakh enrolment of students and 591 university and affiliated colleges. Today there are more than 600 universities with over 20 million enrolments of students and around 30 thousand plus colleges in India. The inclusion of higher education as a tradable commodity under GATS (general agreement on trade in services) and the rapid advancements ICT (information and communication technology)has been largely responsible for the spurt in this sector. The present paper tries to track the odyssey of higher educationfrom its genesisto the present day. It also tries to explorethe emerging trends, thrust areas and challenges emanating there to.
Key words: Globalization, Gross Enrollment Ratio (GRE), Higher Education (HE), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
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Abstract: Entry of new banks resulted in a paradigm shift in the ways of banking in India. The growing competition and growing expectations led to increased awareness amongst banks on the role and importance of technology in banking. The arrival of foreign and private banks with their superior state-of-the-art technologybased services pushed Indian Banks also to follow suit by going in for the latest technologies so as to meet the threat of competition and retain their customer base. The success of technology enabled services offered by new age banks depends on the banker and customer relationship to a greater extent. In this view point the present study is taken up for research and to find out the role of banker and customer relationship on using the technology enabled services offered by the banks. Further, To analyze the association between banker and customer relationship and technology enabled services usage patterns in banks. This research has primarily been based on the primary data collected from the select respondent customers of the selected commercial banks in Chennai. The oral interview has also been conducted wherever necessary to add clarity to certain key issues. The sample size is found by using scientific method and fixed at 462. The data required for the study is collected through sample survey using a structured questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire is tested through corn bach's alpha and found the reliability at 0.8653.
Keywords: Service quality- banker customer relationship- type of account- CRM practices.
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Abstract: This study is focused on implementing biogas technology curriculum in Schools of Agriculture for effective management of agricultural wastes in commercial farms in South-east, Nigeria. Four research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. It was carried out in the 5 states that make up South-eastern Nigeria. The population for the study was 84 instructors in Schools of Agriculture in the study area. The entire population was involved in the study. A 47- item questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by five experts. Cronbach Alpha reliability method was used to determine the internal consistency of the questionnaire. A reliability coefficient of 0.86, 0.87, 0.85 and 0.87 were obtained for each of the 4 clusters and 0.86 for the entire instrument. Eighty-four copies of the questionnaire were mailed to the respondents by the researchers. Eighty-one copies were returned and analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. It was found that the instructors in Schools of Agriculture have limited knowledge and skills in biogas technology. The attitude of the instructors towards the implementation of biogas technology curriculum in Schools of Agriculture was positive. They accepted to play effective roles for the success of the implementation. It was, therefore, recommended that the instructors should be retrained and that government should purchase and make instructional materials in biogas technology available to schools of agriculture, among others.
Keywords: Biogas Technology, Biogas Technology Curriculum, School of Agriculture, Agricultural Waste, Agricultural Waste Management, Commercial farm.
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|Title||:||The Role of Building Construction Project Team Members In Building Projects Delivery|
|Authors||:||C. I. Anyanwu|
Abstract: This research work was undertaken to clear the confusion and misinterpretation surrounding the actual roles of the building construction project team members in project delivery in Nigeria. The study was necessary because of the need to minimize wastage of resources and to ensure that projects are delivered according to specifications, quality, on time and within budget requirements. The paper studied the roles of the professionals in the building project delivery by collecting and analyzing data gathered through seeking the opinions of stakeholders in the building construction industry. The study showed that supervising and managing building projects delivery are two different things that have clearly identifiable roles for each group of the project team members involved in building project delivery processes. It also showed that the person who should take the project manager position will depend on certain reasons that include the procurement method being used for a particular project. It is therefore hoped that the findings of this study will provide a better understanding for all the parties involved in the building project delivery in Nigeria, in other to encourage the achievement of stakeholders objectives.
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|Title||:||Quality Control Concepts in the Manufacture of Masonry Blocks for Building Project Delivery|
|Authors||:||C. I. Anyanwu|
Abstract: This research work was undertaken to assess the application of quality control concepts in the production of masonry blocks for building projects in Imo State, Nigeria. The study was embarked upon in order to examine the different types of masonry blocks produced in the state, and to assess the level of quality control concepts applied in their production processes, using selected block industries in Owerri Municipality. The study also was aimed at finding out the educational qualifications of the workers at those block industries. The research was an attempt to search for answers to the problem of building and infrastructural collapse that has become rampant in Nigeria recently. Data for the research was collected through the views of the staff and management of the case study block industries and data analysis which was carried out by the use of percentages and frequency tables and chi-square statistical tool, revealed that the problem of low quality masonry blocks used in building projects were due to several latent factors like "time lag" between mixing and placing of mix into mould; mould of placing mix into mould before compaction; type of cement; and inappropriate sand-cement-water mixture ratio. These things were found to have great and decisive effects on the ultimate strength and quality of the building blocks. The research also revealed that poor mixing of cement, sand and water, lack of quality control measures and low quality sand were responsible for low quality blocks in many block producing small and medium scale industries. This situation is contributing to building and infrastructural collapse. The study therefore recommends that quality control concepts should be applied in the production of masonry blocks. The use of acceptance sampling tests for all the raw materials used in masonry block production and application of control-chart for work-in-process should be adopted. The pre-process, in-process, and post-process inspections and testings must be carried out for the production and standardization of high- quality building blocks before the products are made available to the customer.
Key words: Quality control concepts, Masonry blocks, Building project delivery, types of cement, aggregate mixing .
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Abstract: This paper investigates the time varying correlation of stock returns relative to exchange rate and inflation rate and their volatilities in Nigeria.The data sets on monthly All Shares Index prices of the NSE market, monthly official exchange rate of naira per unit of one US dollar and consumer price index cover the period of 1985M1-2010M12. The Diagonal BEKK (1, 1) model was adopted to capture time varying correlation and regression model was used to test the significant of time trend and global financial crises on the correlations. The results reveal that the correlation of stock market returns relative to exchange rate and inflation rate seems to be constant over time while the correlation of stock returns volatility relative to volatility of exchange rate and inflation vary over time and the trends exhibit a downward slope. This implies that the magnitude of their interdependence have decreased over time. The global financial crises have significant negative effect on the correlation between stock returns and exchange rate and between stock returns volatility and inflation volatility. This implies that external shocks are likely to reduce the degree of interdependence between stock returns and exchange rate and between stock returns volatility and inflation volatility.
Keywords: Correlation, Diagonal BEKK, Stock Returns, Exchange Rate, Inflation
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Abstract: This paper discusses about the Women Professionals in automotive industry through International College of Automotive. There are an incredible number of career choices for women in the automotive industry. Women are entering the field in record numbers and taking leadership roles in everything from manufacturing to design.Few women leading the pack and breaking down barriers in the auto world. As customers, women play a huge role in the field of automotive repair. Today, peek inside any major automaker window find not only female executives but also women designers, engineers, and technicians. The automotive industry wants girls! study aims to find out the knowledge of Girl's students in Automotive and the student's interest to do different types of job in different automotive industries. The study is prepared based on primary data as well as secondary data. The primary data has been collected from the different diploma programmes of Engineering & Technology and Business & Management departments of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Semesters Girl's students of ICAM by administering total Sample of 60 structured questionnaires. Ultimately, suggestions have been framedfor the improvement of girl's student in automotive career in ICAM.
Key Words: Women, Professionals, Automotive, International College of Automotive(ICAM). Type: Research Paper.
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|Title||:||Impacts Of National Institutions On Trust-Outcome Relation In R&D Alliances|
|Authors||:||Le Manh Duc, Shawkat Kamal|
Abstract: Although it has been found that trust, in general, are beneficial to R&D alliances; the effect surrounding national institutions (i.e. formal versus informal) have on the level of benefit observed has often been left unattended. In this paper, we examine how various national institutions; intellectual property protection and individualism in particular, impact interorganizational trust and its benefits to alliance performance. We propose that the positive effect of trust on alliance performance magnifies under weaker formal institutional contexts. Further we propose that national cultural values, particularly individualistic orientation; diminishes the level of trust observed in R&D alliances across countries.
Key Words: Cultural Orientation, National Institutions, R&D Alliances, Trust
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