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.
India is among the fast-growing countries for startups, and we also have a young population, that is constantly looking for new experiences. Many businesses pivot and certain skill sets suddenly grow redundant. Or, several old world companies have senior staff whose roles are no longer relevant. In such a scenario upskilling become relevant….
The status of women is improving in public and private spheres, yet there are many challenges in getting jobs, and also in sustaining in the job. If you look at the statistics, it gives a true picture of this. However, it’s not only about workplace stats but also about the challenge for a progressing career woman which are all too real. Why are women dropping out of work? And how can we make it better?
Work culture and the nature of work has seen a drastic change in the last decade. While performance review methods and approaches differ from organisation to organisation, the way we conduct performance appraisals must also undergo a sea change. Why? Because the one-size-fits-all approach is not relevant anymore…
In order to manage the increasing stress at workplace, you have to be vigilant and observe the various indicators or red flags that could warn you about it. Unlike the common cold, there’s no obvious or direct indicator that shows if someone is stressed or not. However, there are a lot of indirect cues or signs that you may associate stress with. Here are a few indicators that you must not overlook…
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.
Annual training at the beginning of the year often sets the course of the entire year. This would not just help your long-term employees revise and retain better but also ensure that your new employees are well-trained and have one less reason to part ways. It also acts as an excellent opportunity for you to streamline the company culture. Overall, annual training goes beyond productivity boost and highlights skill gaps and potential risks in your work processes. Here are 3 training modules that should be conducted once every year…
High potential employees are the ones who are able and willing to contribute the most to the company. These are the people, whom we all love to work with because of their passion, commitment and a constant desire to level up. They push their mental and professional boundaries for their own growth, as well as the growth of the company. High potential employees have their own set of values, principles, discipline, and manner of working. They are able to give their best to the company with confidence as they are aware of their worth an asset.
However, as much as having such people on board is an asset for the company, equally high is the risk of losing such valuable talent. Therefore, leaders have a tough task of keeping these high potential employees engaged for as long as possible in the organisation.
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.
Irrespective of the size of your organisation, having a committed, skilled and passionate team of people is important for every business to succeed. Through many years of research, trial and error, and working with companies of all sizes in numerous industries, there are some patterns that emerge. Every employee displays some innate needs and it’s on you to understand and motivate them by catering to those needs of your biggest assets – your people. Here are some ways how you can motivate your staff at the ground level.