Hi Friends,
                                              Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
                                                  There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"
                                       With regards,
                                       Hemen Parekh
                                       27 June 2013

Thursday, 27 February 2003

GPRS / CDMA (WLL) VS. "CONTENT"

Kartavya
See enclosed article.
To popularise their "service", all cell phone Cos. are scrambling all over to find "content" in which subscribers are interested in & which can be delivered thru their service/ network.
Everybody (all cell Cos.) are experimenting with
    . Emails                                    
    . Video Clips of Events
    . News
    . Stock Quotes
    . Weather Reports
    . Greetings
    . Internet
    . Celebrity photos
    . Online lottery
    . Astrology (Fore casts?)
    . Games (eg. Cricket)
   . Songs
There is no doubt, all of the above are of interest to some - or - other "Target / Niche Group" of users of cell - phones.
But, getting - and holding onto a "Job" is as basic as "ROTI / KAPADA/ MAKAAN" !
This "interest" (category) cuts across, all the above - stated "target" groups.
Soon, cell - phones will be owned, even by "Jobless" youth.
Now, in fact, if we could convince the cell - phone service - companies, that their "Subscriber - base" can dramatically expand if they start delivering "Job Alerts" over their cell - phones, then there is pretty good chance that they will jump at this (novel) idea !
Tell them that 50 million educated unemployed youth are registered
With country's 900 + Employment
Exchanged!
If Bharti or BPL or Reliance, manage to send "Job Alert" emails over their service, millions of educated youth, will start subscribing to their service - over a "pre - paid" card! Tell them, over 2 million job - seekers are registered with Indian Jobsites!!
And, we are prepared to give/ offer this service / content to Bharati / BPL/ Reliance "FREE”!
We don’t pay them (the cell cos.) anything to deliver our "Job Alerts", to their subscribers! - No way!!
Cell Cos are, in any case, charging their subscribers, Rs. 1 / = for each SMS message. That is their "Revenue Model" and they will continue with that, in any case.
But,
We are "Obliging" them (Cell Cos) by giving free CONTENT (even at the cost of loading our server).
And that, they will leverage our (free) content to boost their revenues by vastly expanding their subscriber - base!
Then again,
The cell - company, which jumps for our "FREE CONTENT OFFER" first, will gain tremendous COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, over its Competitors. It will get the "FIRST MOVER" advantage.
I suggest you/ Nirmit speak to some Cell Cos & Show them demo of our RESUMINE/ RESEARCH as well. Nirmit knows CEO of one Mumbai Based Cell Co.
h.c.parekh

Wednesday, 26 February 2003

% INCREASE IN SALARIES

26 Feb 2003

SriRAm/Raju,

% INCREASE IN SALARIES


Following survey results may be of use to you while talking to clients/candidates.



Tuesday, 25 February 2003

HEADING

25 Feb 2003

Kartavya,

HEADING

Resumix advises American Jobseekers to formal their resumes under following broad/common “heading”:

1.  Objective

2.  Experience

3.  Employment

4.  Work History

5.  Positions Held

6.  Appointments

7.  Skills

8.  Summary

9.  Summary of Qualifications

10.  Accomplishments

11.  Strengths

12.  Education

13.  Affiliations

14.  Professional Affiliations

15.  Publications

16.  Papers

17.  Licenses

18.  Certifications

19.  Examinations

20.  Honors

21.  Personnel

22.  Additional

23.  Misc

24.  References

Not every American jobseeker would use all for that matter no jobseeker may use all of these “heading”! Every American Jobseeker, may use some combination of these headings.

Our American version of “RESUMINE” would need to recognize these headings & breakup a given resume into several paragraphs before it attempts to “extract” values for specific fields in each paragraph. We should get a good working American Version of RESIMUNE, ready before Nirmit leaves for Brussels in May.

Hemen Parekh

ENCLOSED FOLDER on “RESUMIX”

25 Feb 2003

Kartavya,

ENCLOSED FOLDER on “RESUMIX”

·     First 4 pages were downloaded from web 1year ago. Rest, as for back as 1998 (5 years ago) if you have not gone thru this folder, it may be worthwhile to go thru.

·     You may have even studied RESIMIX products during your stay in U.S.

·     When & re-read today, I got feeling that

-    Resumix (like our Resumine0 is “rule” based

-    Because of 12 year background, they must have a bigger knowledge-base of “categories / skills / concepts / Acronyms / synonyms / disciplines / terms / keywords / phrases / sentences / functions / designation / Industries / Edu. Quali-degrees / univ. / college name etc. etc.

-    They have a “closed loop feedback” mechanism to capture the knowledge base of client recruiters

-    They have 5 components/modules viz:

·     Recruiters Desktop

·     Manager’s Desktop

·     Operators desktop

·     Sysop’s Desktop

·     Reports

Road map for our own “Global recruiter” ? Navin Nangia advised us to show a “Roadmap” to clients

-    Resumix is installed on clients premises (not a webservice) & V 6.0 must be costing # 100,000/- (V5.2 cost # 75000)

Hemen Parekh

STOCK TAKING

26 Feb 2003

Asutosh,

STOCK TAKING

Year 2002-2003 will end in a few weeks. So, it is time for stock-taking (i.e management reporting).

It is also time for setting achievement targets for 2003-04 of course, while setting targets for 2003-04 we must ask ourselves, following questions:

·     If we failed to achieve 2002/03 targets, why what were the reasons? Do these reasons still persist or have be managed to overcome?

·     To achieve 2002-03 targets what “resources” had we planned as “inputs”? Was there any shortfall in providing these inputs? Eg: Manpower/space/working capital/HW/SW etc.

·     While setting targets for 2003/04 what resources/inputs would we need and when? Are these clearly listed / quantified? Has action been initiated to “ACQUIRE” these resources? Should we set

-    An optimistic target

-    A pessimistic target

-    A “realizable” target.

Depending Upon: acquisitions” of various resources?
Please use enclosed form for compiling data.

The form should be filled in & ready in all respects by APRIL 5, 2003. No excuses!

By sending a copy of this note/form, I am asking Nirmit / Sriram / Raju / Kartavya to help you in compiling data, wherever you need their help (esp in Target-setting for “Invoicing/Net collection” for 2003/04, for each & every consultant AND for both the Team).

The “Invoicing/Net collection” targets exclude any revenues that may get generated from our Proposed “WEBSERVICE”.

NOTES

·     Obviously you cannot fill-in columns #14-15-16
·     It is also alright (for 2002/03, if you do not have fig’s to fill-in columns # 1-2-3

·     Column# 8 is same as column#11

·     Barring 1-2-3-14-15-16, all the rest are ESSENTIAL.

Once this chart is ready (by 5th April), you MUST get 2003/04 EXPENSE BUDGET & PROFIT-PLAN ready by 12th April, when I have suggested to hold 3P’s second Annual Meeting.

Monday, 17 February 2003

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

17 Feb 2003

Raju/SriRam/Mithelle/Megha/Keyuri/Sweta/Priti,

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

Since I have not heard anything from you for the last one month, I presume that OES is working fine!

I have made it clear that all new assignments’ must be entered into OES. NO search –assignment must be executed outside of OES.

If any one of you have any problem with use of OES, I must be informed immediately. If I don’t hear from you, I am happy, because

“No News is Good News!”

At the same time I hate surprises of the “Unpleasant” kinds!


Thursday, 13 February 2003

ROAD MAP

13 Feb 2003

Kartvaya,

ROAD MAP

When we met Naveen yesterday, he mentioned the need to layout a ROAD-MAP, which we should show to HR managers, while giving demo of RESUMINE/RESEARCH.

Such a ROAD MAP. With target release dates of various MODULES, would inspire confidence. It would tell the HR manager that we are a serious player and we have long-term plans. We are not a fly-by-night operators.

Thru this roadmap, the HR managers should be able to see, how subscribing to 3P’s Web service would.

·     Take out the “drudgery” from their work (the non-creative/routine tasks will get automated)

·     Dramatically improve their own/personal productivity AND their departments productivity several fold.

·     Leave them free to do more creative work of Organizational Development.

·     Elevate HR function to the same level as other (So called) LINE FUNCTIONS within their Organization.

Not headed by a fulltime director and represented at the “Board” level? Why is the highest HR functionary given the title of a

-     General Manager (HR)

-    Vice President (HR)

In my detailed note on GLOBAL RECRUITER, I had enclosed a MASTER PLAN (copy enclosed). This may help you in developing a
ROAD MAP,

Of course, with following changes.

·     Item #12 (online searchable database) gets already covered in 1st Module of Resumine + Research.

·     RESUMINE (extraction of fields) itself should come under item #4.

Of course, there is nothing sacrosanct about enclosed MASTER PLAN and you may feel free to modify it based on your PERSONIC exp.