Our core values rest on respecting ‘individual worth’, integrity and beneficence that eventually help us to aim towards building responsible and sustainable partnerships within the organization (among the employees and the management) and outside (with external stakeholders- community, donors, other civil society organization and the government). Training/Exposure
This value system governs our organizational ethos and is evident in our HR Development process mentioned below:
SRIJAN has an elaborate process of Recruitment and Selection. The procedure includes various psycho and socio-metric tests in order to ascertain the individual’s ability to work in a team and with the community. Our professionals are drawn from institutes like Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi; Department of Social Work Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; G. B. Pant University, Pant Nagar; OUAT, Bhubaneshwar; North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar, etc.
In view of tremendous growth of the organization and its programmes over the past five years, SRIJAN have evolved its induction processes intermittently. The main foci remain to assimilate the newly acquired professionals into the SRIJAN community and to impart qualities that will help them to accommodate and work with the rural community.
Bearing this in mind the HRD cell has devised the induction programme in a manner that helps to the new recruits to adopt the field situations, and helps to integrate them into the organization and prepare them to work in teams
As integrity is one of core values we believe it to be inculcated in our work environment by means of assessing individual performance and giving the opportunity to each professional for self-evaluation as well creating a work ambience based on open learning. Thereby, strengthening the feedback mechanisms within the organization.
Review of trainees that are organized after three months, apart from being an evaluation exercise also aims at clarifying their vision and helps them chalk out plan for their knowledge, skills and competencies enhancement in consultation with the core group of the organization. SRIJAN Write Programme is one such plan to build the knowledge base of the professional’s writing skills.
Another main strategy that helps in assessing the training needs of various teams is the Project Review Meetings (PRMs) that is held on quarterly basis that provides a platform for each team to present the progress of their respective projects. Each team is assisted by the house to plan strategically and discuss interventions that could be taken up. PRMs are also important occasions for learning from each other, identifying expertise available in different teams for the benefit of the organization.
Annual Retreats are organized for SRIJAN professionals to encourage introspection and to share their feelings with colleagues. They speak about their personal and professional growth. Besides, retreats are also crucial to foster bonding among SRIJANites across locations.