As a new year and a new decade begin, here are some of the overarching competencies to hone into and develop in your employees. These will ensure that the employee is not only efficient for your organisation but will prepare them to perform in the fast-changing and tech-enabled workplace.
It’s always a tricky balance; between taking a vacation break from work and not being able to do so. Employees that opt not to take their vacation could actually be doing more harm to themselves and to your company than you might think. Here are four basic ground rules to manage a good vacation rotation going in your office:
Today’s employees, especially millennials (between the ages of 19 to 34) are constantly switching jobs. What they’re looking for is not job security and stability and constancy, but novelty, and personal growth. They are not afraid of change to achieve these goals. Here’s a 5-point checklist to help you build a good employee retention strategy for your company:
So-called ‘toxic employees’ are like white ants. They eat into your system long before you even begin to notice them, and the damage is very costly. Good culture depends on mutual respect and constant team effort. Toxic employees undermine these very core values. Here are some traits that can help you spot toxic employees…
A well thought out policy can avoid confusion, set expectations for employee conduct, and also serve as a safeguard for the company when employees do not meet those expectations. On the other hand, a poorly communicated employee policy can create confusion. It can hamper an employer’s ability to respond effectively and consistently to critical situations in the workplace. Therefore it is in the company’s interest to effectively introduce a new or updated policy…Here’s how…
Employee grievance may be genuine or sometimes even perceived. Whatever be the reason, it surely does result in low morale, frustration, discontentment and a sense of injustice among employees. Poor grievance handling will cost a company in more than one way. Let’s look at five fallouts of a poor grievance redressal mechanism:
Effective training can lead to not only a happier, more satisfied and engaged workforce but also to increase compliance with regulations. It also has a direct impact on the cost of hiring. The benefits are many. However, creating an effective training programme isn’t child’s play. Here are some questions to ask yourself to get started on conceptualising an effective training programme…
Putting together a job rotation strategy could help in more than one way. Employees don’t always have to change companies to get the career development they want. Not only job rotation helps you retain talent, but can also help promote a more flexible and motivated workforce. Let’s look at some instances where job rotation can be a great strategy to deploy.
Employee engagement and retention are among the top of all HR priority lists these days. But it is essential to keep in mind that it cannot be done through one-off projects. It has to be a continuous process which must be optimised regularly. A good employee engagement programme fosters productivity and is meant to boost profits. It helps bring your team together, facilitates empowerment, engagement and improved performance.
Here are our top 10 ideas to boost employee engagement in your organisation.
Company policies and procedures ensure a safe, organised, empowering, and non-discriminatory workplace. Policies protect employees from a free-for-all environment of favouritism and unfair treatment. These four parameters will ensure that a policy is holistically framed.