As we head towards a new era of the workforce and prepare ourselves to face Organisation 2020; organisation leaders are constantly presented with challenges in managing the human capital. With major socio-economic changes affecting work culture, recruitment, employee behaviour and so on, business leaders need to look beyond ‘management’ of resources.
Very often, the subject of sexual harassment is looked upon as a topic which should be dealt with in a ‘hush-hush-under the carpet’ sort of a way. But preparing your organisation by way of formulating processes and policy; and preparing your employees on how to prevent sexual harassment at workplace and what to do in case of any incident, will help you deal with the situation in a neutral, prepared and legal manner.
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.
Overwhelming as it may be, data analysis has made things more precise for businesses. Data analysts have proven over time and again that numbers don’t lie and are collectively, an effective tool to design various organisational functions. The question still remains, that how does data analysis fit into the entire HR scenario?
Key Result Areas (KRAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a vital part of any employee’s or a professional individual’s work life. From the entry level employee to the senior management, KRAs and KPIs serve as an instrument to gauge at the success of an organisation.
While there are multiple pitfalls of un-resolved conflict issues, performance gap is one of the primary and almost predictable one. Despite knowing this, many people managers and leaders avoid confrontation, conversations and action at the right time – thus creating non-performance as an outcome.
Hyperactive people are also sometimes referred to as ‘perfectionists’ who will settle for nothing but the best. However, the downside – this may lead to some chaos in office and at times result in conflicts.
Traditionally organisations have seen conflict as harmful because they cause unnecessary delays and hence something that must be avoided. However, the new school thinking is that ‘group think’ and lack of diversity almost guarantee a sub-optimal solution. I would say this sort of promotes conflicts. And I think I agree with it. Do you?
There is a new breed of employee that has entered our workplaces – the millennials. What one needs to prepare for is the fact that millennials are an informed generation of employees with technology at their disposal. They are equipped to work in newer ways, and new ways of work demand a new set of formats, policies and rules.