These days, there is no dearth of information available, and most candidates are well-prepared for interviews. It is easy to prepare answers for the most common, expected questions. There are also professional services that can prepare a great resume for you. So how does a company effectively decide who is the best fit and a good hire?
Company policies and procedures ensure a safe, organised, empowering, and non-discriminatory workplace. Policies protect employees from a free-for-all environment of favouritism and unfair treatment. These four parameters will ensure that a policy is holistically framed.
Performance appraisal should ideally focus on both the behaviour and outcomes. While all the current data gathering methods focus on results, how an employee has gone about doing a task also has to be part of the evaluation system. Here are five ways in which you can optimise the outcome of the performance appraisal process…
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?
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:
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…
Being updated and learning about HR trends is one of the most crucial necessities of today’s time. You might not be able to jump into changing your workplace but can certainly benefit from knowing what’s new, what’s expected and most importantly, what works. Here are 5 emerging trends that you might want to look out for.
In recent times, data has become a buzzword, HR analytics appears in the job descriptions of several HR related roles and we have reached a point where data can no longer be ignored. Data can give invaluable insights if time and resources are spent on analysis. And if (a big if) the management seeks insight to make informed decisions on people related matters.
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.