BATTLE OF THE BRAINS - QUIZ COMPETITION- 2019:
Date: 8th November, 2019
Venue: C.D Sagar Auditorium
Organisers: I Semester students, Dept. of Management Studies, DSCE
Faculty coordinator: Prof. Rahul G. Kargal, Asst. Prof, Dept. of Management Studies.
“Battle of the Brains” is the annual quiz competition conducted by the Dept. of Management Studies, DSCE. The event is open to all “college” students of DSI and celebrates the culture of quizzing while testing the general knowledge of students across collegiate streams.
About the event
This year’s competition featured a wide range of subjects such as Science & Technology, Business, Politics, Sports, Show-business, History and current affairs. Also, to keep both the participants and the crowd involved, every round was titled after an Avengers character, replete with the famous movie soundtrack to trigger the start of each round. The competition witnessed 116 participants, a record for the event. The participant spread was far and wide, with students from engineering, Management and Pre-University signing up and competing with fervor.
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HR SKILL TRAINING WORKSHOP:
Day1: 02 Nov 2018
- Date:2/11/2018, 20/11/2018 & 23/11/2018
- Name:Mr. Manju Kumar, LG Soft India Pvt Ltd
- Topic:HR SKILL TRAINING
- Semester:III Semester (HR Specialization)
- Venue:C.K. PRAHALAD HALL, 7th floor, Dr. Hemachandra Sagar Block.
The session was embarked by giving an overview on private limited company and Limited companies. He explained them by differentiating on the basis of the nature of the business. He gave insights on cost centre and profit centre companies by quoting the examples of Deloitte and CTS for the same.
After laying the foundation on different types of companies, he moved to the core part of HR- HR functions.
TALENT ACQUISITION OR OUTSOURCING:
The HR functions that come under talent acquisition are:
- Background verification
- Resource management group(RMG)
RECRUITMENT refers to enlisting new people into the company. It refers to the overall process of attracting, short listing, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for job within the organization.
Recruitment starts by requesting for resource (RFR). When RFR reaches the recruiter, he sits with the Business leader and checks for the Job description and asks for the knock-out questions or mandatory skills for shortlisting of candidates. There are different sourcing methodologies like Job portals, social network, Campus recruitment, referrals, consultancies based on the company’s cost. The recruitment cost incurred for the company is calculated based on
(Notice period purchase + Joining bonus + Relocation + Consultancy charges + Portal cost + employee referral) / Number of hires
RFR process is followed by sourcing, screening of applicants, testing through interviews, referral check and release of the offer letter to the candidate.
BACKGROUND VERIFICATION: The educational certificates and other documents that are submitted during the interview process are checked under BGV along with criminal checks, previous employment checks, and medical checks and address check of the previous company.
KRA’s of Recruitment:
- On-time recruitment Hiring cost
- Early attrition
- New process or improvement program Learning organization
The first three are mandatory KRA’s and the rest are company- specific. To achieve the KRA’s, we have to maintain SLA’s.
SLAs are: On-time recruitment
- Sourcing within 3 days
- Sourcing to interview
- Test conversion
- Drop outs
Hiring cost and recruitment cost early attrition Performance grade of joinees
OUTSCOURCING/CONTRACT STAFFING: Sometimes projects might be for short terms and for that purpose companies go for contract staffing or outsourcing of candidates. While selecting the vendor following points have to be followed.
Vendor specialization: BGV, reference checks and verification of vendor skills Cost and statutory compliances of the Organisation.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GROUP:
The main focus of RMG is to determine who all works in the project and how long. RMG works between man-power planning and recruitment teams of the company. They allocate the people to different projects as per the request of group leaders and checks for vacancy if any, and request to recruit to the recruitment team.
Day 2: 20th Nov 2018
The session started by brushing through the previous class lecture on the first prior function of HR i.e. the recruitment. Then he focused with the second function of HR, the HR Generalist.
HR GENERALIST: HR Generalist is an employee of HR department who handles a wide variety of responsibilities such as process making, policy making, database management, succession planning, statutory compliances, employee management activities, attrition and retention etc.
For a MBA HR fresher it is important to know the policies that an Organisation has. So, he briefed on major policies.
Holiday Policy: The Karnataka association for employees will give the holiday lists and from that the company has to mandatorily take 10 days as holidays. The holidays might vary with the state keeping apart the nation declared holidays. The policy is made in such a way that company should avoid holidays on Saturday and Sunday and should make sure that for one religion one holiday is given.
The policy is made in such a way that per month one leave. There are different leave policies followed in an organisation and they are as follows.
- Casual and sick leaves: These are 12 days leaves and cannot be carried forward to next year. Usually, company divides the leaves into quarters’ in order to reduce the risk.
- Earned Leaves: Earned leaves are not mandatory, it’s given by the organisation. The leave is applied for an employee only after the tenure of one year and it is of 12 days. Earned leaves can be piled up to certain limit and at the retirement of the employee he can earn money for the same.
- Maternity and Paternity leaves: Maternity leaves are of 6 months and the employee has to inform it prior. The employee can divide the leaves or take it together according to their need and these come under mandatory category. But, paternity leaves are not mandatory and employee can take in a 3 days stretch or split the leaves.
- Marriage leaves: Organisation provide leaves for the marriages of the employee but, employee has to inform it prior. These can be for 2/3/5 days.
- Gardening leaves: Gardening leaves are usually for top executive level employees when they resign the Organisation. The leaves are applicable based on notice period. Once when the employee resign, the Organisation gives leaves of paid for 2 months in order to collect the data available with that person.
An organisation mainly has three travel policies like domestic travel, international travel and local travel policies.
- Local Travel Policy: The travel allowance is made by cross checking the mileage and the fuel prices. It also include the wear and tear price.
- Domestic Travel Policy: For any work related travel less than 3 months are categorized under domestic travel policy. The allowance is distributed based on the designation of the employee and the city demands where they stay. During the class he gave insights to how they calculate and distribute the money.
- International Travel Policy: The countries are divided into tier 1, tier2 etc. and policies are made in pounds and dollars only. While calculating the cost of living of that particular country, food cost etc. is considered. Suppose if the travel is for more than 3 months deputation is given but, salary will be of international based.
Reward and Recognition Policies
The policies are coined as an encouragement for the excellence in the performance of an employee. Some types of awards given by Organisation are:
- Spot awards (only 5% of the employees gets) Service awards
- Customer appreciation awards
- Project contribution awards
Apart from the above policies he even elaborated few other policies. They are as following.
- Dress code policies
- Disciplinary policies
- Mobile policies
- Working timing policies
- Laptop policies
- Car lease policies
- Prevention of sexual harassment policies
Later in his discussion he helped in understanding the off boarding of employees which includes voluntary and involuntary resignation. The discussion even elaborated on employee retention and how it is performed.
Day3: 23rd Nov 2018
The last day of the session focused basically on appraisal system and benefits and compensation. He gave idea of three types of appraisal system which Organisation usually follows such as 360 degree, bell curve and MBO. The major discussion was on Bell curve method and there was a hand session on the same. Further, the talk was all about benefits and compensation function of HR, how both is different etc.
Benefit & Compensation
Benefit also called as perk is given to attract and retain the employees in the Organisation. It can be said as an additional pay. Compensation is an additional pay given to the employees for the work they does in the organisation. Compensation amount is decided on previous CTC, organisation CTC and Industry standards. He even gave a basic idea on how the salary structure looks like.
Towards the end of the session he gave ideas to make good resume and mentioned some of the excel formulas that HR students should be thorough with.
Department of MBA - VTU, DSCE, conducted "HR Conclave" on 23rd November, 2016 at Dr. Premachandra Sagar Auditorium.
HR CONCLAVE - 2016 would thus focus on aligning the views of the industry with regards to Redefining the Talent Agenda for the B-school graduates.
The agenda would be as follows
- To understand the domain specific skills required by the B-school graduates.
- How to develop skills related to emerging technology and leveraging it.
- To understand the importance of organizations culture and also aligning leadership development for sustainable success in the organization.
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Battle of Brains 2k16 – Business quiz:
Department of Management Studies, organizes intercollegiate events for various Business schools with a very high competitive spirit to participants and with the strong determination to include their achievements & accomplishments to their resumes. Fests are organized every year with the objective to provide platform for the students to showcase their talent with a competitive spirit. Battle of Brains 2K16, being the first of its kind. The event was successful enough to attract as many as 41 team registrations. The event executed with a total of 5 rounds planned and organized at its best of quality. Focusing on the types of rounds to include in the event was decided by fest coordinators keeping the interest and need of the management student into consideration, with little emphasis on the fun full events behind the scene.
Department of MBA - VTU, DSCE, conducted "Battle of Brains 16" (Inter Class Quiz Competition) on 3rd November, 2016 at MBA-VTU 7th floor, Dr. Hemachandra Sagar Block.
Department of MBA - VTU, DSCE, conducted "Battle of Brains 16" (Inter College Quiz Competition) on 15th November, 2016 at C D Sagar Auditorium.
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Department of MBA - VTU, DSCE, conducted "BILANCIO' 16" ( Budget Review Competition) on 09-03-2016 at C D Sagar Auditorium.
Welcome Address by Dr. K.G. Hemalatha, Professor & HOD, MBA-VTU, Inaugural Keynote Address by Chief Guest: Mr. Shashikant Shenoy, Director, KPMG.
Budget Talk by Mr. Vinay Jain, Manager, KPMG
Technical Session (competition):
- Round 1 : Budget Review
- Round 2 : Think n Ink
- Round 3 : Budget Talkies
- Round 4 : Budge Fudge