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:
Even a seasoned team leader can sometimes find his or her job challenging. Whether they have been assigned a new team, or are taking over an existing one, the effort and experience are more or less the same. Here are six winning tips to help you build and lead a productive, collaborative team while taking your leadership skills to the next level…
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.
The appraisal offers a valuable opportunity to discuss workflow and goals, address existing gaps and encourage positive performance. While there are many reasons why appraisals don’t meet their objectives, however, one of the glaring issues is how poorly managers sometimes handle it. Here are the most common mistakes managers make in a performance appraisal and a few tips to reverse them:
The difference between a well-trained employee and one who isn’t can cost your business dearly. Bridging the skill gaps is critical to employee and employer success, and identifying them correctly is the first step. Right diagnosis of the skill gap is far more important than the training itself. It not only optimizes costs but also gives a hefty return on training investments.
Flexible work options or flexible-work may be ideal in today’s scenario. So now, several companies are considering flexible work policies to the changing times. Yet, there is hesitancy as it is still a new concept, and there’s a huge gap between expectations and execution. Here are some ways you can ensure a flexible option works for your company:
Often, the places where you would least expect to find creativity is where it is most needed. Most organisations make sporadic attempts at creative solutions and are unable to live up to their commitment to foster innovation. Here are some ways you can make your work creative in a sustainable way that can foster imagination, and solve problems.
Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability of individuals to identify and discern between the different emotions of themselves and of others. It also includes the effective management of these emotions and expressing them in an appropriate and effective manner. Identifying the level of emotional intelligence of our employees will not just help you know where your employees stand emotionally but also come in handy when you deal with them on a daily basis. Here’s a quick list that can help you with that.
As a team leader, you emulate a lot more through your body language than you do with your words. You may prepare your PPT, conduct meeting and decide how you will motivate your team in a certain way. But what about the non-verbal cues that you give? This is an often neglected or least-focussed trait that influences your employees the most. In a majority of cases, it tends to overpower what you say with your words too. So here’s a quick guide to help you understand the unspoken language that you can embody.
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’?