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VIA highlights the importance of psychometric tests for assessment of employees

Prakash Shesh highlighted the importance of psychometric tests for assessment of employees recently during a presentation at VIA.
Neelam Bowade, Prakash Shesh, Ashit Sinha, Naresh Jakhotia

Prakash Shesh, noted trainer and Managing Partner of Creative Business Techniques highlighted the importance of psychometric tests for assessment of employees recently during a presentation at Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA). He said that psychometric tests are helpful in standardised assessment of candidates aspiring to seek a job as they not only save time and money in the shortlisting process but also identify their skills and ability before hiring them.

Shesh, an MBA graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, said these tests are difficult to manipulate and are more effective than (CV) curriculum vitae and personal interviews (PI). Besides, the tests also show where the employees in an industry are found wanting in different situations. He had a word of caution as well when he said that such tests should not be the lone criteria for assessment of employees and aspiring candidates and other complementary techniques should be used before taking a final call.

Defining the term psychometric, Shesh said that these tests are one of the greatest tools provided by psychology. In layman’s language, psycho means personality and metric means measuring. These tests thus measure strengths and weaknesses of a persons personality. The tests generally include multiple choices or situation-based questions and are not specific to any industry.

During the presentation, he also mentioned about various types of psychometric tests and the parameters they check. Shesh focused on the fact that these tests check nothing, which cannot be altered and hence can be a great source of improvement of individual.

He said, Some protocols like not taking any help and not making prior preparations, giving immediate response to questions and avoiding middle answers are to be followed during the tests, which have high applicability in industries and can prove to be of great help in recruitment and performance appraisal decisions. Many a time, people tend to lie in these tests so as to be socially acceptable. But this can be checked with an authenticity meter, which indicates the degree of honesty in answers.

Shesh conducted a psychometric test on the audience, which made the session interesting and gripping. The test was called How hardy are you?? It tested the stress management skills of a person based on factors like control, commitment and challenge acceptance. The results of the examination were explained thoroughly, which proved to be of use for the audience.

Earlier, Prof Ashit Sinha, Ex-Vice President of VIA welcomed the guest speaker with bouquet.  Naresh Jakhotia, Joint Secretary ? VIA ? in his welcome address, said that psychometric tests are important tool for industries to judge its employees performance appraisal, improve recruitment decisions, etc. While Neelam Bowade, convener of HRD Forum conducted the proceedings and also introduced the speaker; Ashit Sinha formally proposed a vote of thanks.  A large number of participants were present during the session at VIA.

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Social media not only helps me stay visible and relevant, but also have a source of income: Alaya F




Elina Nayak | India

Alaya F

Alaya F made her entry in Bollywood with Saif ALi Khan starrer ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’. And after a three year gap we saw her in Kartik Aaryan’s ‘Freddy’. Even though she was missing from action in those three years, social media kept her in the limelight for her fans. The actress, who’ll next be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat’, gets vocal in a chat…

Talking about social media, which kept her connected to her fans during those three year gap, she said, “There’s no such mystery left in the life of an actor in today’s time, thanks to social media. Our fans have access to us a lot of time and I think that’s fine. Because we’ve signed up for it to be part of the industry. And I believe, as an actor, you’ll always want your fans or people to see you a lot more. So, I don’t worry about keeping any mystery on my social media. Whenever I want to take a break, I take a break. At least that’s in our hands.”

Moreover, Alaya feels it’s important for a celebrity to be on social media. It not only gave her visibility, but was a source of income too. “It’s important to be active on social media. It was a big blessing for me at least during the three-year gap between my first ‘Jawaani Janna’ and second film, ‘Freddy’. It helped me to not only stay visible and relevant, but also have a source of income. No matter how much I hate social media, I’m grateful for it as it gave me a great foundation that I managed to continue in Freddy. Now, I want to be active because I’ve realised that if you use social media correctly, it can be really powerful in the right ways.

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17 doctors perform 52 surgeries in RCNV’s noble initiative to provide health care to tribes of Melghat




Avani Arya | Nagpur

A planning initiated by Dr Rajesh Singhvi, culminated into a great noble service, in association with MAHAN Trust at Melghat on January 28 and 29. A team of 17 doctors performed 52 surgeries out of which 32 were major surgeries.

Director Medical Rtn Rupeshri Bhoyar worked relentlessly to coordinate and motivate the team of doctors. Dr Ashish and Kavita Satav along with their team at the hospital extended their complete logistics and infrastructure support.

The icing on the cake were non medical activities for the children at the village. Various sports activities, distribution of Sarees sponsored by Rt.ann Sneha Parikh , the prizes to the winning teams and goodie bags to all the children was an added attraction. The children enthralled the audience with their talents at the games like Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Volleyball. Director Community Service Rtn Sandeep Duragkar coordinated the same.

Under the able leadership of President Rtn Shivani Sule with the support of Secretary Rtn Ritika Singhvi RCNV achieved another milestone with the Melghat Camp. Forever generous Rtn Aarouni Verma, Rtn Farnberg Bharucha, Rtn Swati Belkhade, Rtn Madhumati Dhawad, Chirag Singhvi and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani were also present.

Also Read: Former T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut inaugurates DPS MIHAN’s President’s Cup | Nagpur

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Former T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut inaugurates DPS MIHAN’s President’s Cup | Nagpur




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur

The second edition of prestigious President’s Cup in Tennis Ball cricket was held in the sprawling campus of Delhi Public School MIHAN from January 27 to January 30, 2023.

2019 T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut was present as Chief Guest and inaugurated the event. The tournament is played on IPL format on knockout basis in which 6 teams participated comprising of students from various schools.

Indian cricketer Faiz Fazal, an Indian cricketer was present as a Chief Guest for closing ceremony. Sanjay Badkas, Secretary, VCA Nagpur and C.D. Manke, Joint Secretary and Chairman of Ground Committee of VCA Nagpur was also present on this occasion as Guests of Honor.

The finals was played between Galaxy Racers and Marvels. Galaxy Racers won the final by defeating Marvels by 11 runs and lifted the President’s Cup 2.0. Aryan Suke of Team Phoenix was awarded the Aranya Kedia Trophy for the player of the Tournament.

Faiz Fazal in his speech, appreciated the efforts taken by Delhi Public School MIHAN by organising the President’s Cup and providing facilities for the development of sports.

Nidhi Yadav, Principal DPS MIHAN highlighted the vision of President and Pro Vice Chairperson Ms. Tulika Kedia who ensures the best of sporting facilities are provided to the students for holistic education and for psycho-socio development. She also thanked the Director Savita Jaiswal for her constant guidance and support.

As a part of this event, Inter Corporate Cricket Tournament was also organised in which eight teams from different corporate sectors participated. Dr Amit Samarth, the Bicycle Mayor of Nagpur graced the occasion as Chief Guest and handed over the trophy to the winning team.

Also Read: President’s Cup 2.0 kickstarts at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur

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