Saturday, August 7, 2010

Leave Balance Issue

I am getting leave one day per month, now I’m in notice period. I have 10 days leave balance. Since I’m in notice period, company is not calculating current month of leave. They are ready to pay only for 10 days not for 11 days…Should I get 10 days pay r 11 days pay?

As per Section 79 Clause 1 and 1 (i) of Factories Act, 1948 if employee worked for a period of 240 days or more in a factory he shall be allowed for leave with wages. In case of an adult leave will be calculated at the rate of one day for every twenty days of work performed by him. There is no direct nexus between notice period and leave falling in employee bucket. According to me you are entitled for 1 days leave if you had worked more than 20 days in month during notice period. (In your case total leave will become 11 days)

Basic purpose of notice period (for employer) is that the organization can have enough time to find a replacement and notice period serving employee can train the replacement for that particular position. Notice period do not give rights to management to discriminate employee and arbitrary make such policy which are against the basic rights of employees.

Organization should [must] not indulge in such practices. It’s not only illegal, unethical but it can lead to culture where employee leave organization without serving the notice period and it can also hamper the image of organization. This will have more devastating effect on organization in long run and I think no management want this.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Whether the additional degrees affect salary increment or not?

I am a Science post graduate working in Pharmaceutical Company as Quality control officer. Now I have another degree i.e. MBA (HR). I want to know, Whether HR dept. would consider me for good salary increment because of this additional degree (MSc.+ MBA) or not? And do you think MBA in Operation Management would be more beneficial than the MBA in HR for me?

First of all, Congratulation for your MBA. It is good you have earned and learned something new. Now directly coming to your question- Whether additional degree will fetch you more many or not. It totally depends on your organization policy. Most of the good pvt organization want and stimulate there employees to go for further education. In short run you might not get direct monetary reward but in long run it will defiantly prove asset for you. As you have done MBA in different filed then your current profile. I believe it will be plus point for you. At top level management want that employee should have diverse knowledge and experience. You have to prove your self and through your MBA you have to add value to the organization. Reading without reflection is like eating without digestion. So through your hard work and dedication you have to show management that you are not only having MBA degree but ample of potential. Believe me forget about HR, top management will run for you.

Money is important but learning is far more important than it. I believe when you signed for MBA your prime concern was to learn something new. You have done it now you have to leverage what you have. Fundamentals of HR are not only helpful for HR. They are very much vital to all of us irrespective of our job profile. So my friend doing in MBA in HR is always beneficial.

I hope you will not restrict or limit your self in one or two fields. You will continue your journey of learning whether there is increment or not. Go for excellence success is the by product. It will come today or tomorrow.