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by System Administrator - Sunday, 30 April 2017, 4:02 PM

By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Reportedly Diversity is not limited to gender diversity; diversity is leveraging the different viewpoints and turning the differences in business value and many organisations failed in their diversity efforts as they failed to shift from the conventional processes of top down approach to providing environment of freedom to express the individual's thoughts, viewpoints, valuing difference of opinions.Managing diversity is a conscious choice. It is the commitment by an organisation to value differences. But it is fundamentally useless if people are not talking to each other and are not sharing ideas or engaging. Moreover, it will not succeed if they are not sustainably and consistently leveraging their differences to create value for the business by merging various perspectives.HR has an important role to play in fostering and promoting diversity . Its key role in diversity management and leadership is to create and empower an organisational culture that fosters a respectful, inclusive environment where each employee has the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the organisation's success. Widening the talent pool through recruitment is an important aspect to ensure a diverse workforce. While recruiting diverse talent is important, it is equally important to mentor and guide the existing set of employees on the ethos of diversity and how working in an inclusive environment can prove to be a win-win situation for all.Today , organisations are going beyond gender diversity and are exploring opportunities for specially-abled talent pool and challenging the biases and conventional ways of thinking.The recipe for an inclusive and diverse work culture comprises of commitment from the leadership team, providing an inclusive environment and infrastructure, engagement of entire workforce and promoting open communication and dialogue to overcome resistance.Dealing effectively with diversity--learning not just to manage, but to thrive on the rich mosaic of differences--is an issue for all areas of the organisation. What is required is real change in attitudes, practices, structure and policies ­ from the executive suite down.The human resources manager should not be the sole person responsible for driving the diversity initiative.Companies must spread out the responsibility.

Reportedly If you have ever defaulted on a credit card payment or had an extension on your student loan, watch out! Your credit history could impact decisions -right from buying an iPhone6 to landing a new job. This is because credit bureau CIBIL has tied-up with e-commerce players and employee-screening firms to share data on consumers and potential job candidates. The market rate for freelancers depends on the specific industry. Freelance writers for instance will calculate their hourly rates based on words typed per hour.To get a better understanding of your industry wage, you can check out theby GoogalingFreelance Income Reports 2016 on internet .  It is reported that few market research reportsrecently surveyed over 23,000 freelancers from numerous industries to determine average hourly wages. While the worldwide average hourly rate charged by freelancers is $21, the rate per industry varies heavily. Freelance web designers earn an average hourly wage of $23 per hour, for example, while language translators earn approximately $17 per hour. It roughly translates Indian rupees 1500/- per hour .Competitors' rates shouldn't necessarily dictate your own; however, understanding the average hourly rates of other freelancers with similar skills, education and experience will ensure that you aren't pricing yourself out of your market (either by charging too much, or too little).

Freelancing opportunities are growing rapidly across many industries. Finding work is perhaps single most the toughest part for a freelancer. He has to knock on many doors and spend time, money and energy trying to get work. You can grab freelancing assignments not only in your city or in India but literally in any corner of the world. According to one report , every third user of is from India.The US-based website helps freelancers get assignments and takes a cut when the deal is done . It's a trend that is slowly catching on. A growing number of professionals is junking regular employment to try their hands at freelancing. They are driven by the dream to be independent and work on theirown terms without the straitjacket of a 9-to-5 job. To be fair, freelancing does unshackle the individual from the tyranny of corporate hierarchy. The jobs are everywhere. What you need to do is find the niche that matches your expertise. "Don't go by just the current demand, but also assess how it will shape up in the coming years.It pays to keep yourself abreast of the latest developments in your chosen field.