About Aliya Jafery

A highly experienced and seasoned HR professional with over 34 years experience. During the tenure of service she has seen the changing faces of HR from a personnal management function to a strategic human resource management role in an organization.

COMMUNICATION – A critical skill for remote working

As the pandemic is shaking our global economy and is also disrupting the way we all live, work and conduct our business, many rapid changes are taking place. Trends which had started a few years ago such as telecommuting, telemedicine, online shopping, home delivery services etc are also expanding and increasing very rapidly.  Even in business, possessing the ability to team up and collaborate effectively while being far apart, is very vital for success.

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TRANSFERABLE SKILLS for career change

The world is changing and with it the need to be flexible and adaptable is also increasing. The current crisis we are facing may have long term repercussions, in terms of our jobs, way of life etc. We need to prepare ourselves for these changes. Some of the key skills and abilities which may help us at such a juncture are our transferable skills, which we can use to be successful in many different areas of our lives, socially as well as professionally.

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PURPOSEFUL Living

We are living in a highly stressful and changing world. The current global crisis is having a major impact on our lives. The uncertainty of the future may make us stop and think – Is it a time for all of us to look inwards, to think about ourselves and our family, to rethink our lifestyles, to examine our priorities in life and really make decisions on what we need to do for the future?

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HALF FULL or half empty ?

We are all going through tough times with rising cost of living, job insecurity and other stresses on our lives. All these factors put a strain on our health and also our personal relationships at home. However, just because you are facing problems in life and maybe feeling down and out does not mean that you become a cynic and adopt a pessimist attitude towards life.

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MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES – A CARROT OR STICK

Sounds easy doesn’t it, that is so, but only in theory. In real life situations it is far more challenging. For people to learn and adapt themselves in all walks of life, both rewards and punishment maybe necessary. If one thinks about it seriously, one realizes that it starts pretty early in life. Recall your school days, if you did well in class you would get a star, on the other hand if you did not you, you may have been kept back after school to do extra work and improve.

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MENTAL toughness

Those people who possess the ability to work hard and be able to respond in a flexible and strong manner to any failure or adversity are resilient and this quality enables them to focus, stick to their goals and come out successful.

Few people are born mentally tough but it is possible to cultivate and develop this trait which is very vital in today’s world.

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Achieve a POSITIVE MINDSET

Having a positive mindset gives us more confidence and also helps to improve our mood. The upside to this is that it helps us enjoy better health and prevents the likelihood of developing any stress related disorders. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven in many scientific studies. Those people who are optimistic enough to see the glass as half-full are certainly happier than those who are taking a pessimistic view of the world and see the glass as half empty.

So, learning to think positively is definitely worthwhile.

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Self PROMOTION

Self promotion is a very focused and determined practice which you make to present yourself as being highly competent and possessing the skills to grow and accept greater challenges in the organization.

It is also very useful when you use it to compete against other candidates for a promotion or another job.

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