What a session! Sears Holdings India celebrated World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2015 with much fervor. Senior Doctor, Dr. Shona Nag from Jehangir Hospital, delivered an inspiring and eye-opening session on the illicit effects of tobacco chewing and smoking. Dr. Nag's impactful words motivated one and all and many individuals have already taken the first step towards quitting smoking, for the benefit of not only their own life but their loved ones' too. At SHI, we've always believed in making changes for the better, and this session was just a nudge in the right direction for the organization.

Sears Holdings India (SHI), the IT service provider to Sears Holdings Corp., commemorated its jubilant annual family day on Saturday, April 18. Celebrated at The Westin in Koregaon Park, Zest 2015: Prayuj brought together and acknowledged the unified efforts and success of Sears associates.

The evening kicked off with lamp lighting, followed by company associates paying their homage to Lord Ganesha through Ganesh Vandana. Alok Kumar, Vice President & Managing Director of SHI, delivered an impressive speech which was moving and inspiring.

Several Reward & Recognition awards such as ‘Associate of the Year Award’, ‘Special Recognition Award’, ‘Pinnacle Award’ and ‘Innovation Award’ were presented to Sears employees for their work during the past year. This was followed by spectacular performances by company associates who bedazzled the audience with their singing, dancing & fashion parade. They were also accompanied by surprise guest performances like the UV Illuminati Acts, which were a treat to the eye. Shortly after that, every associate, along with their families, gathered to raise a toast and laud the achievements of their loved ones.

The event was a huge success and Sears associates, as always, looked like one happy and prosperous family.

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On March 5th, 2015, SHI heartily celebrated Women's Day, gathering all its members for a fun & exciting event. . Loads of quick, fun games were played by all associates, followed by prizes for the chosen winners.

Sears Holdings India (SHI) and its business units made some fabulous memories at the SHIPL 2015 cricket matches. The magical moments included some great bonding along with family members, a lot of team spirit, scrumptious food and foot-tapping music! Take a look at the events in pictures that will be cherished for a long time to come!

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CARE program which we launched six months back is focused on creating an environment of growth, trust and transparency where everyone in the organization is working for each other’s growth. This model, which is probably one of the unique models of collaborative & mentoring model of working has tremendous potential to make SHI the greatest place to work. Keeping the momentum of this change, we wanted to take CARE program to the next level where the development of every person in this company gets the right support.

We are pleased to launch the “Sears Technology & Management Academy” (STMA) which will from now the pillar of our learning and development in Sears. We, the L&D team will now be part of this academy. Sears Technology & Management Academy (STMA) will go virtual in line with the global best learning and knowledge exchange institutions where the student can be a teacher and the teacher can be a student at the same time.

We are also happy to launch the Beta version of our learning and collaboration platform “SpeedYou”  for you all to explore, learn, adopt and propagate your career and knowledge while you are in Sears.

Here’s what some of our leaders have to say about STMA.

Speedyou has been developed by our team with a vision to make it a great product in the market where organizational learning is no more restricted to passive form but makes it interactive and interesting too.  I invite you to try it out now.  – Kesavan Srinivasan, Senior Director.

We aspire to be one of the best knowledge enhancing company globally where the mantra of growth is trust, transparency, genuine care for individual growth resulting in a delighted customers. Sears Technical and Management academy is the next step in that direction. – Santosh Panicker, Associate Vice President.

Technology bridges the gap between real and virtual. So why we have to be traditional when we have beyond conventional platform of SpeedYou to bring knowledge management, eLearning and collaboration to help us learn and grow together. – Partha Ghosh, Associate Vice President.

To know more about STMA & SpeedYou, do feel free to reach out to your immediate managers.