Falling standards of CCD…


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Falling standards of CCD…

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Got mislead by FB timeline picture :)


While running thru my Facebook time line I came across a picture like this;

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When it was from Priyanka Chopra it was like doubling my curiosity… Without any hesitation I clicked on the image to find this…

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Didn’t see anything what I expected :p… Buy as a Piggy Chops fan this was more than Ok :)… #bulb

Environment Screws Life Screws


Just realized how technology has been embedded on me…. Am restless for a reason which I couldn’t believe me… Still feeling like am missing something…

So here are the reasons;

Evernote sync issue: Did a lot of content writing on Evernote… Now I couldn’t sync and share the content…

FaceBook on Android doesn’t Load: For last two days I couldn’t get into Facebook on my Android… I could post, share, like or comment… Feeling like someone has chopped my two hands :-(…

WordPress Post Doesn’t Upload: Couldn’t post blow through mobile… Reason should be slow internet? Or is it an app issue??? Should figure it out…

Overall whatever the reason would be am feeling totally motivated and let down :-(…

How CogzidelHR FaceBook Page Brand Positioned?


Two years ago I wanted a platform to reach to talent locally… I was thinking how Yahoo groups worked 10 years ago and was thinking how I can take it up socially… That is when I created this page http://www.facebook.com/cogzidelHR… I asked my HR to post Cogzidel’s job openings there and asked them to get 10000 followers in 6 months…

For many reasons we couldn’t take it the way we wanted the page to be… Also we were able to get only 400 followers in a year and most of them were our employees or ex-employees… Another thing started to happen was there was very poor patronage on the page none of the job posted on the page got shared or got the result we expected…

We came to know only by increasing followers and posting our job openings is not going to help because people were forced to join and we are not offering any value or giving anything… That is when I used the common question in my b-school days “What is in it for me?”…

Four months back we decided to have a person hired and concentrate on the page dedicated… First thing we wanted was to engage the audience and getting more followers was second priority…

When we started started by posting a puzzle or aptitude question every day… Slowly engagement started to grow…

With frequent conversations we were able to generate more ideas to engage the crowd and we slowly added more variety of topics to engage our audience…

Over a point we realised that we have become more like a finishing school… Then I thought it would be a good Corporate Social Responsibility for bridging the employability GAPS faced by Tier II & III youths…

This is the Brand Positioning Campaign for http://www.facebook.com/cogzidelHR

Cogzidel HR is a Social Media CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative by Cogzidel Technologies Private limited, for bridging the employability GAPS faced by Tier II & III youths…

What are employability GAPS??

      Soft-Skills
      Interpersonal Skills
      Aptitude
      Communication Skills
      Team Work
      Technical Skills
      Technology Trends

What is offered?

      Puzzles
      Interview Tips
      Opinion Polls
      Technology News & Updates
      Aptitude Test
      Self learning Tips
      Training Material on PHP & PHP PHP powered frameworks
      Video Tutorials on Soft-Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills
      Corporate Etteqites
      Job Openings @ Cogzidel
      Cogzidel Job Culture

What you get?

If you are a student or fresher you will get to exercises and tools to become market ready…

If you are experienced you can be updated technology and industry trends… Also you can help your friends and relatives by sharing Job Openings @ Cogzidel…

CogzidelHR Beginnings and First Success


After seeing success through Facebook campaign… I immediately thought of creating a FB page and that is when we Launched http://www.facebook.com/cogzidelHR

After the launch our immediate goal was to generate 10000 targeted likes… Yep our target audience were College passouts in and around Madurai…

After a good start and some drop in the middle… Our CTO Mr.Swami (after hearing our FB case study) took up the challenging of doing a walk-in by only doing a FB promo…

Them we started to concentrate on generating likes… We easily generated first 150 likes who were none other than our staff and friends…

We invented lots of conventional and unconventional methods like;

– giving pamphlets to everyone who attends the interview…
– digitilise data of people who attended interview and send them invites…
– ask employees to request their friends to like the page…

With all this aggression we could just reach 500 likes till date…

How CogzidelHR FaceBook Page idea came??


During October 2011 when we didn’t have an HR and there were 14 unfilled openings… I was not in Madurai and was thinking of ways to close the openings…

With following initiatives being a failure;
– Head Hunting thru Naukri…
– Posting banners at joints…
– Asking for employee reference…

I thought of creating a blog and they to promote it and get people… I posted a blog and started doing SEO and when I was looking for other alternatives I ran thru the idea of promoting thru Facebook…

I posted Job Opening job link on my Facebook timeline and asked all my Madurai friends and all cogzians to share it in their timeline…

We got around 200+ likes in a day and we got more than 200 people coming for interview in a single day…

We closed all 14 openings… It was then I thought of having a page for HR which could used as a tool to hunt talent…

That is when http://www.facebook.com/cogzidelHR was born…

Brands I’m associated everyday


In continuation with my previous blog I wanted to check the brands I’m associated on a daily basis…

Wills LifeStyle: Almost everyday I wear a WLS Jean or Shirt…
Puma: I wear PUMA shoes…
Maruthi: I drive a Maruthi Zen…
Apple: I use an iPad or a Mac notebook…
Samsung: My mobile is Galaxy S2…
Cogzidel: I work for this company..
FaceBook: It has become integral part of life…
Google: Another integral part of life… I use android, search engine, google mail apps et more…
WordPress: This blog is powered by wordpress…
LG: We use many LG products at home…
CitiBank: I use a citibank credit card…
HDFC Bank: my secondary credit card is HDFC card…
ICICI Bank: My primary banking service provider…
Visa: My credit & debit cards are powered by VISA…
MasterCard: Other cards are powered by master…
Indian Rupee: Dealing with it everyday…
L’oreal: Hair gel & shampoo…
Vodafone: Mobile operator….
Rediff: I follow my daily news here…
WikiPedia: Sourcing information…
TechCrunch: Getting tech updates…

This is what I can think spontaneously… List excludes brands if not used on a daily basis…

Secure your FaceBook Account


FaceBook.Com has changed and said nothing. Take a look at your URL (top left box on your screen.). If you see “http” or just “www” instead of “https” you DO NOT have a secure online session which can be hacked.

Go to Account Settings – Account Security – click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. FB has automatically set it on the non-secure setting!

Facebook Lures & Punishes


I’ve been barred from adding friends for 5 times… So, here is how you are punished;

First Time – 1 day Ban
Second Time – 4 days Ban
Third Time – 8 Days Ban
Fourth Time – 16 days Ban
Fifth Time – 30 days Ban

Ban for sending friend request to unknown people… But every-time when I add a friend I get a list of suggestions who are my friends friend and more importantly they list only Girl Friends in the suggestion box… I cant understand what sort of a trap it is… If I get banned for next time I think it should be for 60 days :)…

Look at the screenshot which lists only girls are recommendations / suggestions;