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I am here to stay! The stockbroking way (an Indian perspective): part 2

Shankar Anappindi (Senior Manager – HR with the Karvy Group, Karvy Stockbroking Limited, Hyderabad, India)
M.S. Manohar (Vice President and Group Head – RR, with the Karvy Group, Karvy Stockbroking Limited, Hyderabad, India)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 6 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

Since the financial services industry has reached a level of maturity in terms of products and quality of delivery of services and the advent of foreign players, there has been virtual war for talent among the premier stockbroking companies in India and it is observed that the need of the hour is to ensure long‐term association of the employees with the company. It is necessary to understand how best one can integrate the aspirations of the employees in this industry with the mission and goals of the organization.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents the modern trends involved in changing office dynamics and people associated with it, growing Intellectuality and aspirations, the changing face of the stockbroking industry and how the job of a stockbroker has been adding value to business. This paper provides an overview of the environmental factors, workplace factors and trade factors and the intensity of their influence on various functions of stockbroking.

Findings

The stockbroking firms require professionals of different cadre: dealers, research analysts, business development executives, operation executives, executives associated with surveillance and risk management. This paper analyses the nature of the job of these professionals, the soft skills and hard skills the job demands on the part of the doer. Employee engagement may not be easy unless one promotes among one's employees a clear understanding about the interdependence of the various functions of stockbroking – operations, dealing, research trends, business development and surveillance and risk management processes. In the process, it indicates how the players in the stockbroking industry need to gear up to ensure a hassle‐less flow of the business.

Originality/value

The paper concludes with a discussion on “biting the bullet before it pricks” and strategies the stockbroking companies need to follow for ensuring long‐term association with their employees.

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Citation

Anappindi, S. and Manohar, M.S. (2011), "I am here to stay! The stockbroking way (an Indian perspective): part 2", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 No. 6, pp. 385-393. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851111160522

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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