An exit interview can be a big drag. The employee just wants to get it over with. The HR team just wants to get it over with. It’s part of a routine; largely a formality. It’s a part of the HR best practices handbook, and often times when conducted with ambivalence nothing substantial comes of it as learning. However, done in a consistent and standardized way, exit interviews offer a deeper look at your workplace culture, day-to-day processes, management solutions, and employee morale and experience.
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:
Each person should think about upskilling of course, but why should an organisation think about it? We all know employee turnover is expensive and reskilling existing employees is a more economical alternative than hiring and training new recruits. Here are 5 ways in which you can sharpen the skills of your existing employee or in other words upskill them and save your time, money and your high potential talent…
To keep the positive morale flowing in the office, you need to reward your employees regularly, or at least when they’ve done something exemplary. It reinforces positive behaviour for the individual and also sets an example for the whole organisation and demonstrates your appreciation for the team. Here are some ways in which you can acknowledge your employees without monetary compensation.
Employee burnout rarely has one cause. It usually results from a combination of issues, including an overwhelming workload, lack of flexibility, lack of guidance, lack of planning, lack of appreciation and rewards or a toxic work environment or many a time, a toxic boss. Here are some ways in which you can attempt to tackle employee burnout…
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: