Filling up routine or in-demand positions is not a very difficult task for an HR professional in any organization. The real challenge lies in how the difficult positions are filled. During times of bountiful employment opportunities, that is, when the job market is thriving, positions that are appropriate for organizations are easy to come by.
Also, some skills are almost always required in the job market or may attract positions because of factors such as high pay or a high-growth…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 2, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments
Wellness programs at the workplace, as we all know, are crucial to ensuring the wellbeing and health of the employees in an organization’s workplace. But today’s wellness programs have their own unique challenges. This is a kind of challenge that has never been faced by HR in the past. What is so different about today’s workplace wellness?
We have the Millennials entering the workplace. So, why should this fact make workplace wellness a different matter altogether? Well, for the first…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 26, 2017 at 2:58am — No Comments
Pay is basically about statistics, as it is designed and administered around math. Math, as we all know, is vital to all aspects of pay, right from the structure to the analysis of data.
The importance that statistics has in compensation can never be understated. When devising and analyzing concepts relating to pay, such as pay ranges, pay survey data, individual and group pay rates, and other elements of a compensation program; knowledge of statistics is a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 25, 2017 at 2:31am — No Comments
That change is the only constant has been repeated ad infinitum and implanted into the minds of everyone in management from the boardrooms to the cafeteria over the years. Almost everyone seems to be aware of this, at least in theory. Unfortunately, when it comes to adapting and implementing change; most managers and other levels of staff seldom put this idiom into practice the way it should be. Most organizations, even very well-known ones, and managers, fall short for lack of…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 24, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments
As the 21st century workplace evolves with the enormous changes being brought about by technology; the virtual workplace is now a reality. As more and more employees and organizations adapt telecommuting and remote working; managers have to bring in changes into their mindsets. Like all new introductions; this activity too, comes with challenges, but these can be overcome with some thoughtfulness, practice and persistence.
Organizations that manage their telecommute policy…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 23, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments
Proofreading qualifies for being both a process and an art. It finesses and trims important documents and gives them shape and proper form. It is essential for creating a good impact. It is necessary to cut out the errors that could cause embarrassment to the presenter. Sound proofreading, when combined with strong vocabulary; also helps to insert the most appropriate word in the right place in a document.
Proofreading is a must for almost all kinds of documents that are used in a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 19, 2017 at 2:17am — No Comments
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world's most popular personality test. The main reason for its popularity is the empathetic and comprehensive nature it takes. Many organizations, as well as important social areas such as family, marriage, and career counseling continue to deploy it for the in-depth perspective it offers the assessor in understanding the assessee.
Generally, when we assess others; we fail to take the unique situation that led them to taking a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 18, 2017 at 2:16am — No Comments
It is not an exaggeration to say that those in managements have their hands full during almost any working day. Dashing to finish tasks makes it chaotic for managers and other employees to stay focused on their core work. As a result, their work gets delayed or its impact gets diluted. They are forced into a situation where work keeps piling up and their daily routine gets chaotic. This becomes more pronounced in the backdrop of a changing work environment.
The result of being…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 17, 2017 at 2:03am — No Comments
We all know that change is the only constant in business. Organizations know it, too. Yet, many are hesitant to bring about and embrace change until they are compelled to. This is a fundamental mistake from managements, because organizations that are resistant to change are not likely to flourish in the long run.
Many organizations tend to equate change with the introduction of new, untried products and services. This may be great for the business, but organizational change goes…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 16, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments
Growth is a need for everyone. We all have the urge to grow, because we have our unique abilities. We all have enormous potential. Some of it may be obvious, and others may have to be dug up from the rubble, so to speak. Many of us are good at what we do, and are aware of it and give our best in any situation. Others may have the same ability, but could allow their doubt, insecurity or confusion to get the better of them. Both these kinds of people can improve. Everyone has the potential to…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 13, 2017 at 2:56am — No Comments
As professionals, many of us find it hard to manage our time. One of the constant thoughts in the back or front of our minds is about how to complete tasks within the given timeframe. If there is one resource we seem to be eternally short of; it is time. We are among millions of professionals who have a very difficult time managing their time. Yet, some people seem to be at ease with this element. They seem to have a great knack of managing time better and more efficiently.
Added by kate smith on October 12, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments
Difficult people being what they are; any colleague has a tough time dealing with them. Difficult people can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Some people find it difficult to socialize with colleague. Others make a mess out of working relationships, and yet others may be highly uncooperative and could throw tantrums at the slightest provocation, or even without one.
Whatever their different forms; it is a fact that difficult people are a fact of life at the workplace. Difficult…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 11, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments
The Millennials are the next big thing and the next big wave of the American workforce. Fifty percent of the American workforce will consist of the Millennials by 2020-21, by some estimates. What makes the Millennials unique and different from the earlier generations? Well, their arrival on the work scene and the explosion of new, often path breaking technologies of the kind the world had not seen till then, have been more or less contemporaneous.
The arrival into the workforce of the…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 9, 2017 at 2:46am — No Comments
No one can doubt the ability of a well-designed worksite wellness programs to improve the organization’s bottom line. In a study done by Harvard to test the effectiveness of worksite wellness programs; amazing results came up.
The summary of this study is that worksite wellness programs bring about dramatic positive changes for both the employee and organization. These numbers substantiate this fact: Organizations that implement worksite wellness programs can expect a threefold…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 6, 2017 at 2:42am — No Comments
Many organizations have a tough time living up their own expectations. They hardly reach their destination, and at most times, they are short of their goals and targets. One of the primary reasons for this shortfall is that their decisions are based on feeling and intuition, rather than being supported by hard facts and figures. This is the area of analytics. This tool gives a clear sense of direction about where the organization is headed from time to time.
Added by kate smith on October 5, 2017 at 3:17am — No Comments
Success at managing work involves working smart, not working hard. Many people get put off by this assertion, associating smart work with slyness and cunning, and hard work with honesty. The truth could not be farther than this. Smart work is all about being adept at leveraging time and other resources with less effort, but with sharper insight and planning. When employees and managers work smart; they save the organization enormous amounts of time, because they accomplish the same output…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 4, 2017 at 2:34am — No Comments
This is a factor, which, when handled optimally, makes us become highly efficient and effective at whatever we do. On the other hand, when managed badly, it can drive us crazy. This is the crucial element of Time. We all know that everyone on earth has the same duration of time. Yet, some people seem to have a lot of it, while others seem to be short of all the time. The issue is not time itself, but the way in which it is managed.
Managing time is a skill that is needed for everyone,…Continue
Added by kate smith on September 28, 2017 at 2:44am — No Comments
Onboarding new hires is the most important steps that HR takes in welcoming new employees into the organization. It goes beyond induction and orientation. The onboarding of an employee starts with the induction of the new…Continue
Added by kate smith on September 27, 2017 at 5:15am — No Comments
One of the important relationships that define an organization’s destiny is the one between the mentor and mentee. When handled properly, it is a highly effective means of delegating, increasing productivity, raising the organization’s profile, and for accomplishing a number of business goals.
The way an organization charts its mentor-mentee relationship is largely subjective and individual. It is difficult to lay down strict rules for this kind of relationship. Yet, if there is no…Continue
Added by kate smith on September 26, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments
As with law, the dictum for management is this: What is not documented does not exist. One can look back at the age-old Latin adage to this effect -Verba Volant, Scripta Manent, meaning “what is said flies, what is written stays”. This just about summarizes the need for documentation in organizations.
Documentation is at the heart of organizations, because when employees take an organization to court for some strong reason such as termination -and there is no dearth of such…Continue
Added by kate smith on September 22, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments