In recent times, data has become a buzzword, HR analytics appears in the job descriptions of several HR related roles and we have reached a point where data can no longer be ignored. Data can give invaluable insights if time and resources are spent on analysis. And if (a big if) the management seeks insight to make informed decisions on people related matters.
Engaging employees in giving alone can improve your employee satisfaction scores, raise your retention levels and strengthen your employer brand. Because one of the thumb rules of employee engagement is to enable your employees to do what they hold in high regard – whether it is learning, growing or giving. Here are 7 simple ways in which you can engage your employees in giving time, money or skills.
Employer brand is a set of tangible qualities that a company possesses as an employer. It is these qualities which become the identity of the company among all those who work or intend to work in the company. Simply put, your employer brand encourages new employees to join you, remain with you and recommend you to their other colleagues. Here’s what does it take to develop a strong ‘Employer Brand’?
Indeed there’s a way to reduce the resistance of your employees towards change. This process of change management, however, needs a certain amount of thought and meticulous planning to make it happen. You need to plan it in a systematic and organised way so that the change is not just implemented but also accepted by the teams. Taking care of their needs and expectations also forms a crucial part of this whole exercise.
No one wants their workplace to be negative, and yet, at times workplaces seem to have a negative work environment. Often workplace negativity stems from one person or one incident. Occasional workplace negativity can be a good training ground where you can anchor your team in a positive way. But when this starts to become a part of your work culture, you need to step in and make amends. The best way to improve something is knowing what is it that you are seeking to amend in the first place. Here’s how you can address workplace negativity…
The allegedly entitled generation called millennials is probably the first one to experiment in many aspects of professional life. Their extensive reliance on technology and desire for workplace flexibility are among the leading factors. Their desire to work remotely using their personal resources often sparks a debate on are we really ready to accept the idea of flexibility at workplace? Here’s how you can adopt this practice…
On one hand, an employee feels no conversation made her work boring, on the other hand, too much conversation looked like negative talk that needed to be curbed. How do you strike the balance between both? Well the answer is simple, put the spot light on ‘Internal Communication’. When approached correctly, it allows you to know the pulse of the organisation and to take proactive steps to ensure that your workplace has a positive work environment. Read more…
More and more companies today are realising the value of ‘employee experience’ and are approaching this subject with as much importance as they would approach ‘customer experience’. Just the way, the first few days are the most critical in building your brand image with a new employee, likewise, the last few days of an employee before their also has large impact on the perception about your brand. Here’s a quick guide on how you can ensure the employees exit is a positive experience.
It might be easier to correlate if one could look at their employees as ingredients of a dish to be prepared. If you don’t leverage each one’s uniqueness, you won’t get the desired result. You may even buy exotic ingredients to make a dish but if it doesn’t suit the palate (read: vision), the dish will not succeed. And this is where most organisations struggle – getting the right team, to do the right thing, at the right time.
Do you remember your onboarding at your job? How was your first day, the first week, or the first month at the job? Now as the tables turn and you’re the boss, you have two options. Either repeat the history of what happened with you? Or instead, make the first day of your employees a memorable one. Having creative presentations, active demonstrations and better onboarding could set a positive and productive work environment for the new joinees. These are just some of the ways that would be very helpful in transforming your onboarding process into a dynamic, interesting, job-oriented and effective process.