Recruitment Process Outsourcing

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As an HR manager in today’s talent-driven economy, you are constantly challenged to acquire and manage talent to fill vacancies in a business niche, or positions requiring a ‘mix’ of skills. You may be frustrated by not being able to get the ‘right’ talent on board, or find yourself bogged down by recruitment costs, often considered ‘avoidable overheads’ by executive management.

An optimal solution to overcoming your hiring challenges is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) – a practice gaining traction globally and within Pakistan – whereby you can transfer all or part of your organisation’s recruitment functions to recruiting specialists. Continue reading

Royal Gardens Housing Scheme, Sialkot

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Royal Garden

Overview: Located on Airport Road, Royal Gardens Housing Scheme is a well planned residential area that was established in 2008. Approximately five percent is built-up; property is in reasonable demand. 

What is nearby: BHU Dhanawali Hospital and Delta Air Wing are a minute’s drive away. 

Boundaries:  Sialkot International Airport (north), Garden Town (east), Chak Jainta (south) and Sialkot International Airport (west).  Continue reading

Yamini Metha Selects Kuliyaat-e-Faiz II (1985) By Sadequain

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 Sadequain, Kuliyaat-e-Faiz II Kuliyaat-e-Faiz II (1985)
By Sadequain
Oil on velour laid on board
Signed ‘SADEQUAIN’ on the lower left; dated ‘12th July 1985’ on the lower right
Dimensions: 122 x 91.5 centimetres (48 x 36 inches)
Estimated price: £15,000-20,000

South Asian art lovers are in for a treat as Sotheby’s forthcoming Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction in London will include artwork by Sadequain, the prolific artist dubbed the Pakistani Picasso. Continue reading

Eden Park, Lahore

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Eden Gardens LHE

Overview: Eden Park is an upscale farmhouse centric residential area located near Raiwind Road. Approximately 30% is built-up; property is in reasonable demand. 

What is nearby: Beaconhouse National University and the University of Lahore are a two-minute drive away.  Continue reading

Amin Jaffer Picks Untitled (2000) By Aisha Khalid

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 Christies 21 sep image  Untitled (2000)
By Aisha Khalid
Gouache, tea wash and ink on card
Signed and dated ‘Aisha Khalid 2000’ (lower left)
Dimensions: 32.9 x 32.9 centimetres (13 x 13 inches)
Estimated price: $10,000-15,000
Price realised: $11,250

The early 21st century has brought the work of contemporary painters from Pakistan to the attention of curators and collectors worldwide. A particular appreciation has been drawn by a school of artists whose work is inspired by miniature painting, addressing issues relevant to the contemporary world.

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Defence Residency, Islamabad

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ISBOverview: Located in Phase II, DHA on GT Road, Defence Residency is a recently established residential area, and one of the few areas in Islamabad where apartments are easily found. Approximately 70% is built-up; property is in medium demand. Continue reading

Amin Jaffer Picks A Pair Of Torchères (1810-1814) With Bronze Mounts

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LOT 1 - Paire deA pair of torchères (1810-1814)
With bronze mounts
Height:
207 centimetres (81.5 inches)
From the Collection of Hubert de Givenchy

On the occasion of the Biennale des Antiquaires, Christie’s Paris is presenting some of the most iconic works of the Empire period through a private sale exhibition in collaboration with Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, renowned for his exquisite taste and elegance. This event is a superb and unprecedented opportunity for collectors to explore works by most of the great artists and craftsmen of the period including silver by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, porcelain from the Royal Sèvres manufacture, furniture by major cabinet makers like Jacob alongside drawings and paintings
by Jacques-Louis David and Girodet.  Continue reading

In The Spirit Of Independence

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The Azadi Chowk Flyover – Pakistan's longest interchange

The Azadi Chowk Flyover – Pakistan’s longest interchange

The construction of the Azadi Interchange, popularly referred to as the Azadi Chowk Flyover, was completed last month. It was recently opened for traffic just in time for August 14 – Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day.

A record milestone… Constructed in a record six months at a cost of approximately five billion rupees, the Azadi Chowk Flyover stretches for 2.53 kilometres and is believed to be Pakistan’s longest signal-free corridor. It is also Pakistan’s only five-ramp flyover, (most flyovers in Pakistan usually have a maximum of two ramps) and is accessible via Ahmad Ali Road, Ravi Road, Taxali Chowk, Timber Market and Shahdara.

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Yamini Metha selects An Important Diamond-set And Enamelled Gold Parade Necklace (Khanti) and An Outstanding Maharani Torque Necklace (Hasli)

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Sothebys 1An Important Diamond-set And Enamelled Gold Parade
Necklace (Khanti)

Circa late 19th century
Enamelled on the reverse in red, green, yellow, blue and white
Dimensions: 60.5 x 18 centimetres
(23.8 x 7 inches)
Estimated price: £80,000-120,000

India boasts an unbroken tradition in the decorative arts that can be traced back at least 5,000 years. In Sotheby’s upcoming Arts of Imperial India sale taking place in London on October 8, we are proud to have exquisite pieces of jewellery in impeccable condition and with enviable provenance. Continue reading

Measuring Talent

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Careers

Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management once said: “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”.  Since acquiring, managing and retaining the right ‘talent’ is the topmost priority for most organisations today, this quote takes on special meaning and to this end, talent metrics (indices that quantify and measure the value of talent in organisations) are gaining traction across Pakistan’s corporate sector. 

Here are three talent metrics you should employ to ensure a dynamic, skilled and talented workforce: 

1. ROI (return on investment) on manpower is calculated by dividing the organisation’s net income by the cost of its management functions, which include employee recruitment, interviewing, testing, orienting, training and rewarding. An increasing ROI over time justifies your expenditures; if the ROI continues to decrease for more than a year, it implies that your workforce is dominated by redundant employees, unable to meet targets and who need to be replaced.   Continue reading

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