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.
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…
Thanks to the #MeToo wave in recent times, more and more women have mustered the courage to speak up and get justice. Yet, sexual harassment is a huge grey area in the workplace, leaving employers in a quandary, employees (especially men) with a lot of doubt, resentment and underlying fear. In my experience, consensual relationships in the workplace are especially tricky to handle under POSH for several companies, and here are some of the ways in which you can tackle these types of cases…
Talent development is most effective when various initiatives are plugged into each level in the hierarchy, thereby ensuring talent readiness at all levels. Irrespective of the talent requirements of your organisation, these 6-must-have talent development initiative can help every organisation ensure effective implementation of their talent strategy…
“I’m not surprised that suddenly there is a great emphasis globally, on the intent to hire the most skilled candidate for the role in question. The question though begs to be answered is ‘Did we not hire based on skill earlier?’. Or let’s just say that HR lost focus of the skills for some time and got enamoured by the education qualifications, certifications etc.” shares Nirav Jagad.
Most successful and visionary leaders have been able to find a sweet spot between micromanagement and being completely hands-off. And I feel they were probably able to do so because they could read the indicators of micromanagement. Yes, you read that right, indicators of micromanagement mean those signs that will tell you it’s time to control the micromanagement and do some damage control.
Changing times call for game-changing strategies. Over the recent years, HR leaders have realised the importance of employer branding as being one of the key components of HR strategy.
Unlike some of the other business assets, if managed well, the human assets or the human resource of your company have the potential to constantly appreciate and yield multi-fold returns. All it takes is for the leadership team to integrate the human resource strategy in business strategy.
The HR departments roles is supporting organisational growth whilst keeping a fine balance between change and consistency is what keeps the rest of the organisation functioning smoothly. So, here’s how a typical start of the year should look for your HR team.