Kaizen means “change for better”, however in popular management science it’s known as “Continuous Improvement”. This concept first used by Japanese industries in the post world war II era and later popularised by the Toyota Way has now become part of most manufacturing and IT industries the world over.
The simple idea behind the mindset of continuous improvement is that there is always scope for improvement in the process and individual performing the job.Read More
As Indian corporations brace to manage multi-generational workforce, one of the key challenge is managing different expectations that arise out of different needs. Each person depending on their life stage and generation would expect different things from organization. More and more companies are becoming aware of this reality and looking to build flexibility in all aspect of employee experience and benefits.
One of the key aspect of this process is compensation and benefit as this is the most hygiene factor and in Indian context still figures in top 3 reasons why employees stay with an organization.
Many of us are familiar with the organization structure which we put together by putting either functions or individuals in a box and showing the connections between them. Many a times simple organization charts created using MS office or similar tools aim to communicate the various functional roles and divisions that exist in the organization. While many small and medium size organizations do not have such organization charts prepared and updated, in large organizations such charts can be very complex to create & maintain.Read More
Most organizations invest a lot of resources in identifying and selecting the right talent while completely ignoring the other talent pool – your ex-employees. If you are wondering why and how you should keep in touch with your ex-employees, consider these facts.
McKinsey & Company, most famously, invests considerable sums in cultivating its alumni network as many of their alumni often become buyers of big-ticket consulting services.
Ex-employees if rehired are 40% more productive in their first quarter and tend to stay longer in the job
If you run a business with multiple office locations or have a field sales or service force and are wondering what is the best way to capture real-time and accurate date about staff attendance and movement then consider reading this blog aimed at helping individuals like you make a right decision.
Capturing and recording daily attendance of employees in office is one of the most fundamental tasks in any business. Since the wages defined are to be paid every month based on attendance.Read More
Key performance metrics can help an organization to evaluate the employees better. These metrics are selected so that the performance management of the employees is done efficiently.
These metrics come under the HCM software which can be used to quantify the performance at any level in an organization. It can be used to align the work of the employees on a daily or weekly or monthly basis.
Performance reviews are an integral part for each and every organization. These reviews help employees and managers alike, to understand whether or not they are headed in the right direction in terms of growth in the organization.
Performance reviews can be good or bad depending on the performance of the employees themselves. The reviews can either be appreciative of the employee or even work as a motivation for the employee.
With the advancement of technology in every aspect of an organization, now the performance management is also seeing a development by moving into automating performance management. Automation of performance management can yield similar results when compared to the traditional process but also keeping every aspect together in one place with no mess.
The HCM software can help the organization to save money by reducing the time required to assess employees.
Employees are the main focus of the organization because they are the ones who drive the organization towards success with their performance. Companies need to come up with effective and innovative techniques to retain their employees better.
One of the ways to know about the performance of the employees is the Bell curve method. This method is also known as “Forced ranking system,” due to the fact that it is imposed on the employees by the organization.
With the financial year coming to an end, most organizations are conducting the evaluation process in this crucial time.
The focus of an organization’s workforce is not only individual career growth but the growth of the organization as well. And it is the duty of the organization to monitor this growth and ensure that the workforce is rewarded accordingly.
Branding of an organization through means like advertising, promotions and customer relations sure does help and make sure that the right audience is driven towards them.
But office culture is also an important factor for any organization to attract the right employees or even have a good word in the market, which leads to finding new clients.
Have you ever thought about things you couldn’t buy in the previous year? With irresistible offers throughout the internet and the streets, sometimes our wallets just don’t have sufficient funds. This is where Tax Planning gives you the extra financial support.
The higher your salary, higher your taxable income. IT in India has several deductions that help to save money for salaried individuals and businessmen. Let’s have a look at some fine methods to save your money
With the advancement of technology, there has been a massive transformation in Human Resource Management in the recent years. Although the concept of managing people has existed since prehistoric times, it is only in the recent years that there has been a strategic and coherent approach to HR practices.
Due to its complexity in administering an organization’s most valued assets, HR evolution has been parallel to the growth of IT technology.
With Christmas just around the corner, the festive spirit extends into the workplace. A crucial part of the festive spirit is the joy of giving.
It is important for an organization to involve employees in various activities in order to keep them in high spirits.
Since happy employees make a happy work environment, and this equates to good performance.
What can an organization do this season to keep their employee spirits high?
"The smartest business decision you can make is to hire qualified people. Bringing the right people on board saves you thousands, and your business will run smoothly and efficiently."
Organizations are highly reliable on the right talent to ensure success. This opens the door to one of the biggest quests in an HR professional’s career.
The quest to recruit the right talent!
Did you know that Alexander the Great was a fine critic of facial hair? And his reason was hilariously related to battle safety measures, believing that the beard of the soldier’s could be easily grabbed by the opponents.
Undoubtedly, beards look great on men, but the ongoing trend of keeping a stubble is infiltrating corporate norms. Stylized facial hair can make your day look cool and comfortable, but may alter the idea of professionalism.
Knowledge is power! If you believe in this power of knowledge then you must know that the key to knowledge is “learning”. It is only by learning and developing the right information, can an individual or organization benefit in the long run.
The HR department has varied responsibilities. Not only do they need to make sure that candidates who join the company have the right skills for work, they also need to manage them and their needs after they are hired. This is, of course, achieved with proper workflow and technology.
But, what happens when this workflow gets disrupted by Bandhs and strikes? How does a good HR handle it? How do they ensure their employees’ safety without affecting the company's bottom line?
3 trends you must know about Employee Self Service.
Innovation is on the rise across HR softwares and ESS applications are now becoming a standard option for an HRMS.
A regular working day has ESS capabilities embedded into every other aspect of its application, be it for the employee or the management.
The HR Department plays a very important role in an organisation’s growth journey. Making agility an element of the HR function helps to make an organization’s culture a responsive one.
An organization that has incorporated the element of agility will be dynamic and can quickly change directions at ease, and an Agile HR Department needs to be responsive to the needs of such an organization.
Organizations heavily invest in two very important things, marketing and advertising. This is primarily done to create awareness about the organization’s brand and increase visibility.
Research shows that one of the most efficient ways to do this, is to get employees to reflect an optimistic brand image.
“A strategic approach to identifying, attracting, and onboarding talent to efficiently and effectively meet dynamic business needs.” is how Bersin by Deloitte defines Talent Acquisition. Bersin also defines Recruiting as, “The tactical component of attracting and identifying job candidates.”
The difference between the two, is how talent can be connected to business needs over fulfilling momentary needs.
“A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed.” says Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.
One thing that needs to be understood though, is that, a startup will not stay a startup forever. This is in fact the foundation of what will evolve to become ten folds of what it was at inception.
A looming talent shortage and a young changing workface are the two main challenges facing HR Managers today. A scarcity of talented workforce, means market opportunities are lost and strategic growth plans have to be put on hold.
In the war for top talent, manpower resource planning is the war room of every HR in an organization. Manpower Resource Planning helps the management determine how the organization should move from its current manpower position to its desired manpower position. It is the process by which organizations determine the human resource requirement to satisfy the demand of customers, both current and prospective.
Organizations have been using timesheets to efficiently monitor employees' time, to effectively measure their productivity and to provide a means to track time for payroll, billing and project management. Timesheet has to be simple to use so that employees can utilize it efficiently. The timesheet is a great timesaver for administrators and an easy job for staff to complete even during downtime or on the go.
Ramesh works as an Analyst in a technology company. His brother Suresh works as a Sales Manager in a Pharma company. One Friday morning, they got a call from their family that their father was critically ill and they needed to fly back home. Immediately, they both applied for leave.