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Chrm Message From: aishwaryaroy Total Posts: 46 Join Date: 25/11/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 01/12/2006 01:06:17 Points: 230 Location: United States

If human resource arena is said to be blooming with new entrants everyday, the initiatives; whether modern or traditional have also began to find a place in the corporate history.

If this is to be believed, let us have a peek at the write-up below :

Companies Ask For Horoscope Besides CV
When a company scans through the crisp curiculum vitae and educational background of a job aspirant, it wants to be sure that the potential candidate has in him what the job demands and that he is not a round peg in a square hole. To help the companies achieve this objective, an Ahmedabad-based astrologer has found out an unusual way of offering his services - by asking the companies to give the 'janam kundali' of the candidate to find out whether the stars are favourably disposed towards him in the specific field. This is because excellent academic qualifications may not necessarily indicate the inner bent, inclination and proclivities of the candidate which could make him a round peg in a square hole, according to astrologer Mr Maulik Bhatt who is providing his services to a number of companies (The Economic Times New Delhi Edition) With this, who said we are entering a global economy with left - out traditional values and mythologically system based approaches. Hope to gather views from the professionals in our forum ??


Chrm Message From: jagadish Total Posts: 52 Join Date: 25/11/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 01/12/2006 01:09:44 Points: 260 Location: United States

Dear Aishwarya,

To admit in the beginning and confess that personally I am a strong believer in astrology. But I TREAT IT AS A MATTER OF PERSONAL FAITH RATHER THAN A VALIDATED SCIENTIFIC SCIENCE WITH ABILITY TO GIVE DEFINITIVE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY REGARDING A POSITION OR A COMPANY. So, it is better to forget such a company that makes use of such unsure science a method to do recruitment. The company is putting itself in danger so best thing is to avoid such companies and save your career. All persons who have respect for their future and career should meticulously avoid this types of companies which base its recruitments on methods (if at all they are methods) like astrology or handwriting analysis.


Chrm Message From: donna Total Posts: 53 Join Date: 25/11/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 01/12/2006 07:08:39 Points: 265 Location: United States

Hello Friends,

As rightly mentioned as to treat it only as a matter of faith rather than gaining scientific inputs in recruitment and selection of the candidate as per the horoscopes.

Though it is somehow strange to believe the fact that corporates too are falling prey to astrological gateways for filling up vacant seats, it might seem interesting enough to know the one's adopting these kinda strategies.

Globalisation is on its way with a tint of astronomical insights. Won't really be surprised to hear about HMS (Horoscope Mgmt. System) few months down the line ; )

Over to the other members...



Chrm Message From: ashishah Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 25/11/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 01/12/2006 07:12:24 Points: 120 Location: United States

I am in agreement with you all. This cannot be called a innovative practice but a ridicule one. If somebody has the belief in the astrology, how they will ensure that horoscopes belong to correct persons. 


Chrm Message From: vishalb Total Posts: 49 Join Date: 25/11/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 01/12/2006 07:16:51 Points: 245 Location: United States

I think this is being absolutely crazy.No HR professional should go in for such a practise and use horoscopes as recruitment tools.Because 90% of the times the calculations are wrong and if we take it in account we might end up wrong people for important positions.


Vishal Bachani

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