Added by Russel Stuart on October 17, 2018 at 8:10am — No Comments
HR audits help the organization keep a track of its roles, responsibilities and duties. It is critical for organizations to make sure that policies are implemented and overviewed.
What is Human Resources audit?
HR audit may be defined as an in-depth, periodic examination of HR policies by an organization. It is considered a valuable option for organizations to assess where their HR functions are heading. It offers an organization a through measure of its corporate…
Added by Russel Stuart on October 16, 2018 at 6:47am — No Comments
Conflict is one of the absolutely indispensable elements in a workplace. Whether the organization is doing business or not, it has to deal with conflicts. Humor aside, this is said simply to illustrate the enormity of the importance of conflict resolution at the workplace.
Conflict is not something one runs away from
We need to get one bare fact about conflict and conflict resolution right to start with: Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. It is an inevitable result of the…
Added by Russel Stuart on October 15, 2018 at 8:21am — No Comments
Employee fraud detection is one of the most insidious things that can happen to an organization. This is because in most cases, it is not about someone walking in with a gun in hand and decamping with the loot, as happens in the case of a bank robbery. To give an allegory, a bank robbery is like an accident that is identifiable and is witnessed by many people. It is quite physical in nature, whereas an employee fraud is a bit like cancer. It grows within the body without giving the…
Added by Russel Stuart on October 12, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program that an organization implements to ease some of the personal problems faced by its employees. An employee assistance program is largely voluntary, in that it is not mandatory either for organizations to implement it, or for very employee to avail it.
History of EAP
In the US, employee assistance programs started in the decade or so following the Great Depression, when alcoholism was a common phenomenon among the workforce of…
Added by Russel Stuart on October 11, 2018 at 8:13am — No Comments
In psychology, the concept of behavioral approach rests on the fact that human behavior can be taught and learnt. It can be modified, and this can be put to use in different situations at various points of time. The concept of behavioral approach believes that human behavior can be conditioned, tuned and altered to perform if the right inputs and techniques are provided in the right manner and at the right time and place.
This is how we have less gifted people going on to become great…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 10, 2018 at 8:17am — No Comments
With the myriad changes sweeping the workplace, virtual teams look like the New Economy phenomenon that is here to stay. Organizations need to implement the right policies to get the most out of this system.
The most visible and most powerful technological tool of the recent past, the Internet, has brought about changes on a scale and dimension that is, to put mildly, phenomenal. This present-day revolution has spawned many by-products, among which the virtual workplace is one. A…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 9, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments
Allowing use of social media at work is a major decision for many organizations, considering that its pros and cons weigh almost equally.
The social media being the double edged sword that it is; allowing its use at work is a “shall we, shall we not” sort of conundrum for most organizations. While on the one hand, their use can be a tremendous fillip in some ways to the organization; in other situations, they retard productivity.
Advantages of Allowing Social Media at…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 8, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments
Sexual harassment is a very major issue at the workplace. It requires tact and courage on the part of the victim, and willingness on the part of the employer to deal with it.
One of the most serious issues at the workplace; sexual harassment is one of the foremost work-related issues of our times. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) describes sexual harassment as the following:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 5, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments
Organizations that believe in the mantra that an engaged employee is an asset have to create conditions necessary for fostering employee engagement. There is no better channel for taking the organization towards greater heights.
Among all the things that an organization's leadership does to foster productivity at the workplace, nothing perhaps ranks as highly as employee engagement. Management gurus the world over acknowledge that employee engagement is the most potent tool for making…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 4, 2018 at 6:31am — No Comments
Organizations, especially their HR, have to take utmost care in dealing with discipline and termination. Not doing so could cost them dear.
Disciplining and terminating employees is a crucial function of an organization. If done right, it rids the organization of unwanted flab. If done wrongly, it can invite lawsuits, lead to bad blood and loss of reputation.
Distinction Between Discipline and Termination
Disciplining is a means of ensuring that an errant employee comes…
Added by Russel Stuart on October 3, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments
To say that mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is a matter of critical importance is to not just state the obvious; it is to understate. Nothing is more important in a workplace than the mental health and wellbeing of employees. The reason is simple and clear: only the mentally agile and the physically fit employee is capable of performing optimally. No factor is as important as the mental health and wellbeing of the employee in making the workplace an efficient and harmonious…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on October 1, 2018 at 8:28am — No Comments
What is the one asset that organizations all over the world, no matter where they are located and what business they do, need to nurture? What is that one indispensable element for organizations to grow and stay ahead of the competition? Is it technology? Yes, but there is something that is more important than technology, and is in fact, the factor that gives rise to innovations in technology and other areas of business.
Isn’t it the organization’s employees who do all these? If…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 28, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Disabilities are of various kinds. In a broad sense, most of us are born and live with one or more disabilities. Contrary to the generally perceived association of disability with only the physical aspects of a person, mental, professional, legal and social disabilities are taken seriously in the workplaces of some countries.
However, from a legislative point of view, a disability has a clear definition. Various countries and organizations have their own definitions of disability. For…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 27, 2018 at 6:22am — No Comments
As it is with most other areas, technology is of immense importance to human resources, as well. The recruiting process has traveled a very long distance from the days of snail mails and phones, which were the only technologies available for HR. Today, the technology-powered social media have brought in changes on a scale that could not have been imagined earlier.
We all know the importance of recruitment to HR and to the organization as a whole. Finding the right candidate is one of…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 26, 2018 at 6:32am — No Comments
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that seems to be everywhere. It is seen as one of the handful of technologies, along with deep learning, data science, Internet of Things and Big Data, as the transformers of the future of mankind. Artificial intelligence has been around for quite a while now. However, the development of the other complementary technologies and the advent of cloud technologies, which optimize space and help address one of AI’s biggest handicaps, have given it a…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 25, 2018 at 5:04am — No Comments
An organization that fosters civility is perceived as one that people can do business with. The opposite holds equally true.
Civility at the workplace is synonymous with the times in which we live. The New Economy is not the factory tin shop that workplaces of earlier generations used to be. As the new workplace keeps changing in relation to the modes of production; so too should the employees’s behavior at the workplace, reflecting this change.
Examples of Civility at the…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 24, 2018 at 5:13am — No Comments
Conflict Management is considered indispensable to growth in organizations. Prudent HR professionals understand how to use this for the organization's growth.
Like change, conflict too, is an integral part of an organization. Why is there conflict in managements? To understand this question, one needs to understand the meaning of conflict in the perspective and spirit in which the term is understood in management.
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Added by Russel Stuart on September 21, 2018 at 5:40am — No Comments
Bullying at the workplace is a serious issue that can have major consequences for employees and the organization. HR has to nip it in the bud before it spirals out of control.
Bullying at the workplace, like…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 20, 2018 at 7:57am — No Comments
Diversity in the workplace brings different perspectives and thinking into the workplace. It helps employees learn to understand each other better and removes insularity.
If there is one mantra that is most commonly associated with the modern workplace, it has to be diversity in the workplace. Diversity in the workplace has gained greater momentum in this age of globalization. World over, there is a tendency to accommodate multiculturalism through a diverse workplace. Diversity at the…Continue
Added by Russel Stuart on September 19, 2018 at 7:54am — No Comments