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impersonalness is bane of HR in IT industry. If the given information is authentic and complete then it appears that you are victim of this impersonal work environment that generally prevails in the IT companies.
In the hindsight it can be said that you should have left your job after completion of two years i.e. when your request to change the department was not obliged. You hung on in the fond hope of your department will be changed.
Now things have come to such a pass that the other side is waiting for your exit. Not allotting any work is nothing but but a ploy to tire you out through boredom. You have held on tenaciously. Nevertheless, this tenacity may not pay off for long. Be prepared for call from HR for "discussion". This discussion will be nothing but convincing you to go.
Therefore, at this stage the only option left is to look for a job intensely. Notice period should not be a problem because as such you are a persona non grate for your company. You may discuss with your HR Director however, I doubt whether anything significant will emerge.
Lessons for HR Professionals: - After completing four years in the company, the employee not only has hesitation but "scared" to talk to HR Director! Is this what HR is for? Post of this kind go on exposing hollowness of HR interventions like employee engagement, talent management and so on. The post shows how HR's engagement activities fail to bridge mental gap between employee and HR. Sooner HR stops wallowing in this jargon and have an ear to the ground the better!
4th August 2016 From India, Bangalore
Hope you are doing good. Thanks for the reply, I already tried applying for other jobs but since the market in this field is low now, there are very less openings. I got only one interview call but they too have kept it on hold waiting for some projects. Now I dont see any hope getting new oppurtunity. Its Really stress full and depressing every day!!!
5th August 2016 From undefined, undefined
While appreciating the advice given by Mr. Dinesh Divekar, it is clear that in the present circumstances you are an unwelcome person as far Mgmt is concerned, in most of the SME segments HR is only a tool in the hands of Management. Therefore, you need to understand the situation and try to move out of the company at the earliest. You should also keep your option open as far as job front is concerned. Since the company's expectation are skyrocketing for the salary they pay, in other words it is multi tasking job.
You need to analyze your strength and weaknesses and try to look up for employment based on your strengths.The slump in the market is only a temporary phenomena, it has to improve over a period of time. Also, I suggest you to improve your academics and related training programs, which will support you in assisting in getting employment.
Do not loose your heart since human beings are made of thoughts, feelings and decisions, if your thoughts are good accordingly your decisions will be good. Also, you remember that human brains work in three segment, thoughts, imagination and strong hold . Too much you strain on imagination it will lead to action certainly and many a times it is counter productive.
Always think positively and analyze to yourself as to where you might have gone wrong at work (instead blaming others) and take a corrective step in your life that will yield results in the long run. Please understand ups & downs are generally phenomena in anybody's life. Hence, you need not be depressed for that type situations arising at the work place.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU
5th August 2016 From India, Bangalore
There are two ways to look at any problem, external and internal. While we have practically no control over the external sources i.e other people be it seniors, HR or Management, we do have significant control over our own self. Thus asking you over and above the suggestions you have received. Asking you to focus inward. Look at your own communication skills i.e How did you communicate? Was it appropriate as per culture of the organisation etc. Aim is to share with you that sometimes the right thing when communicated with aggression may yield in counter reactions!
Please focus upon upgrading your skill sets and work towards this! Shift your thoughts gear to inward and focus upon building yourself, raising the bar in terms of skill sets so that everyone wants you in their team!
In terms of seeking a job, it takes a while to get a good one! So continue the hunt and in the meantime do and give your very best to whatever you have onto your platter. Good Luck!
6th August 2016 From India, Delhi
10th August 2016 From undefined, undefined
Well have gone through the issue you are facing. I understand that currently you are not getting any new opportunity to prove your skills outside or in your existing company. But I'll suggest not to loose hope and keep trying as if in case you will again go to HR of your company or to any management they might give you written warning or also they can ask you to leave as I believe they are just waiting for that one mistake from your end.Just stick to your tries to get the new job and side by side if they give you some work do it with exceptional performance. As soon as you get your new job immediately put resignation. I understand in such an environment it will be difficult for you to face them and you will feel frustrated but if you will keep calm and will do your work with full determination it will for sure make them understand what resource they are loosing.
25th August 2016 From India, Ludhiana
26th August 2016 From undefined, undefined
I believe you can walk upto your HR and can ask why they have asked for all those details. As I didn't feel any need to ask such details from an employee on the professional front. But regarding change in department I think you should wait little more, just give them 15-20 days time after your last discussion to take the final decision.
29th August 2016 From India, Ludhiana