Archive for February, 2011

Reliance Industries Limited- The derivative of Excellence

February 18, 2011

When one looks at India from an industrious point of view, the picture becomes incensed with images of hardworking, determinant and value oriented people. But for most part, this image stands as an epos of a company that has for long been the symbol of trust, value belief systems and excellence unsurpassed. The house of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is one such enterprise whose existence has given India a whole new spectrum of opportunities and whose contribution to growth channels has truly augmented India’s stand on the global platform.

When speaking of Reliance Industries Limited, the most prominent picture that first catches the mind is that of its dynamic spearheading eagle forte, Mukesh Ambani. Taking his father’s strong suit and enhancing it to a passel of varied new brand extension, Mukesh Ambani has been able to reach out to every nook of industrious existence with excellent métier.

For an enterprise as RIL, it has always been a matter of commitment to excellence over the years and beyond. Such an ambitious vision can become a tangible reality given the efforts of every individual of the organization. And for Reliance, the pillars of strengths that support Mukesh Ambani go by the name of PMS Prasad, Manoj Modi and Anand Jain. The quartet are possibly responsible for taking the company from core industry systems and extending its footing to whole new avenues. Not only did they conceive and implemented the process of value addition to existing boughs but they successfully applied the same to newer ventures that helped Reliance enjoy a stead fast domestic footing with a very gleaming manifest in the global industrial arena.

PMS Prasad has been the energy executive of Reliance. His contribution in taking the energy and refinery function of Reliance to global standards is more than just stupendous. A visionary at heart, he has always perceived for Reliance an image of a global leader and hence, the derivative leadership qualities that stem from such a vision are simply magnanimous.

Manoj Modi has been the third arm of Reliance, the Man Friday as they say. He is someone who learns from practical experience rather than theoretical assumption. And it is this intuitive pursuit of more that has ignited in him the drive and commitment to take Reliance ventures to greater heights. His precise analytical abilities and well thought understanding of state of things empowers him to guide Reliance with immense chutzpa.

Anand Jain is Mukesh Ambani’s key advisor and is the final word on all critical issues. He is one of those eminent futurists who dare to dream beyond perceived realms. His contributions to the development of infrastructural undertakings of Reliance, like the SEZ and IPCL, are esteemed, and his pursuit of the best through the company that is perhaps India’s best is what fuels his ambitions.

For it is because of such a tremendous team of dedicated function heads that Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today stand on such a pedestal.

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Reliance Retail to draw from rural talent

February 8, 2011

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has decided to interpose its way into the interiors of the country and rope in rural talent to slow down the erosion of front end staff in its retail business.
Much of this rural talent will be deployed to function as the front end staff in 1000+ retail formats of Reliance Retail; including Reliance Fresh, Reliance Mart and many more.
Reliance Retail plans to hire around 30-35 per cent new staff employees for its value formats from non-urban areas particularly rural markets by leveraging the brand pull that the Reliance name commands in these markets. As many as 8,000 people from rural areas and townships are presumed to benefit from this brazen move of Reliance.
Studies have shown that the average duration of a front end employee in the retail business in India is under a year. Most people who have been laid-off due to the stealthy encroachment of economic slowdown are now apprehensive of joining larger urban establishments. In order to compensate for the lack of adequate staff, a company like Reliance Retail has chosen for itself a rather smart move of selecting from the vast expanse of employment hungry individuals from tier II and tier III quarters.
Reliance has notified that in order to help these individuals adjust to life in a big city, they will provide them with a composite one-month training which, apart from shop floor practices, integrates modules on how to live in a big city, appropriate etiquettes and standards of accepted behavior. This will help rural transits adapt to the new found habitat much more smoothly.
Reliance has tied up with a few training providers including a unit of IL&FS to train rural staff for a period of 6 months in retail operations and mannerism.
Not only will such a move aid rural populace find a better life and ensure a steady flow of income, but being a part of a gradually modernizing Indian economy will invariably work in favor of those people who form the backbone such an economy.

Talented singers flock Reliance TimeOut in Mumbai

February 1, 2011

Reliance TimeOut, a subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries Limited’s Reliance Retail, hosted a choir contest in Bandra, Mumbai which saw some of the best talent from the world of music flock the venue with immense zeal.
Reliance TimeOut Choir Contest had 3 categories – Solo (Age groups 10-15, 16-20, above 20), Duets and Quartets. The Duet and Quartet category saw maximum enthusiasm from participants and audience alike, making the evening a truly melodious and memorable one. The winners of the contest in respective categories were awarded Rs. 30, 000 worth cash prizes.
In an effort to encourage new talent and celebrate good music, this initiative by Reliance’s specialty store was a tremendous feat accomplished. The participants and audience present at outlet were enthralled and excited to have an opportunity present their choir members at such a platform. The mood of the event was festive and one of jubilation as everyone joined in to cheer and sing along with the participants. Reliance TimeOut saw a good footfall following this event as people flocked in large numbers at the one-stop shop for some ‘time-out’.
Reliance TimeOut is a specialty store of Reliance Retail that offers books, music, stationery, toys and gifts, all under one roof. The store, from time to time, offers book enthusiasts with the opportunity to interact with their favorite authors through book reading sessions held especially for them. The store also features music launches for some of the most famous names in Indian and global music arena. A wide range of products pooled together with services such as the Cafe, Kid’s Play Area, Sound Domes, and Reading Bar offer truly a world class environment that has helped the store win the hearts of over 1 million customers in short span of time.
An initiative like this on behalf of house of Reliance is indicative of the values that Reliance wishes to promote. Appreciation and celebration of music, brought under one roof, is an endorsement that people feel warmly about and is something worth encouraging time and again.