July 27, 2018 in Hiring

9 high impact benefits of hiring for cultural fit

There are many factors that go into evaluating a prospective employee – from work history, to work abilities, competencies and much more. One progressively criticial factor for companies, however, has turned out to be…

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July 7, 2018 in Development

How to engage your High potential employees – A brief guide

With a significant investment of organisations being devoted to leadership development programs, it becomes even more important to establish management succession and to thus obtain a great return on your…

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June 21, 2018 in Development

10 effective steps to a successful employee development plan

You surely desire your workers to be participative in their individual tasks as well as be keen to achieve the organisation goals and objectives. A current study performed by the…

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June 7, 2018 in Hiring

The top 7 training challenges faced by organisations and how to overcome them

One thing that you can never disregard, irrespective of the fact that your company is reputable or a brand-new start-up, is offering your employees the very best possible training you…

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May 23, 2018 in Hiring

How to improve your Campus Hiring process

A typical day in your campus hiring process would ideally begin with a flight to the city where you have the recruitment drive, getting set for the placement talk, co-ordinating with the…

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May 9, 2018 in Hiring

9 effective interview techniques to pick the best candidate for the job

A company will from time to time require to expand the workforce to improve productivity. This necessitates soliciting suitable job candidates to spearhead the mission and vision of the company….

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April 23, 2018 in Development

5 steps to build a very successful employee recognition program

Recognizing the hard work of your employees is a wonderful way of letting them know that you appreciate the efforts made by them. One of the most common way to…

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April 16, 2018 in Development

How to create a development plan for your high potential employees

Much of the literature on best practices in human resources focuses on improving recruitment and retention levels. Given the high cost of turnover, it is natural that recruitment and retention…

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April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

9 Assessment centre exercises & practical steps to select the right combination

Assessment centres have been around for almost a century now. What began as an evaluation technique during the World War 2 to select military officers, is now viewed as a…

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April 2, 2018 in Development

The 7 Key Reasons Of Employee Disengagement & how to deal with them

Employee retention is critical for all organisations, big or small. To achieve this successfully, you need to make sure that your employees are engaged. The best ways to retain your employees, any…

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March 27, 2018 in Hiring, HR Tech

How to gamify your recruitment process?

Gamification is an unorthodox approach of engaging with the right talent and making talent acquisition more interactive and simple for the HR Professionals. “Gamification of Recruitment” means using the elements…

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March 20, 2018 in Development, Hiring

5 Tips On How to Improve Your Internal Recruitment Process

Every organization strives to hire the best employees for an advertised vacant position. Although new talent from outside the organization can bring new ideas and skills to the company, there…

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March 13, 2018 in HR Tech

How to transform your HR Strategy with the use of Predictive Analytics

The HR department in any organization is responsible for a bunch of vital functions. They handle talent acquisition, performance tracking, up-skilling, productivity mapping, and even talent retaining. So, how can you…

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February 23, 2018 in HR Tech

How Is Artificial Intelligence reshaping the HR function at your workplace

Human resources, as a function has undergone significant transformation over the last few years. This can be attributed to the evolution of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the use of…

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February 12, 2018 in Development

5 Simple Ways to Measure Your Training Effectiveness

There’s no doubt that organizations care so much about training. They know, for sure, that training can tremendously boost and improve employee skills, productivity and creativity while improving the brand…

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February 8, 2018 in Development, Training

10 reasons why your trainings may fail & how to fix it with Training Need Analysis

Corporations all over the world spend a lot of time and money on training every year. The importance of workplace training cannot be stressed enough. Medium and large corporations lead…

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February 6, 2018 in Development

7 Steps to creating a result oriented Individual Development Plan

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an organized approach to professional and personal development. While Individual Development Plan as a concept is fairly evolved, it is only in the recent…

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February 1, 2018 in Development

How to identify & develop your High potential leaders?

Every organization has to put a well-structured plan for leadership continuity. To enhance this, there is a need to zero in on people who have leadership potential. This task is…

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January 30, 2018 in Development, Performance Measurement

360 Degree Feedback: 9 practical steps to transform your performance appraisals

When you place tangibles and intangibles in the asset category of your balance sheet, you know Human Resource’ is greatest of all. When people within an organisation grow, it’s then…

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January 23, 2018 in HR Tech

8 Emerging HR Trends to watch out for in 2018

Human Resource is a sector that has changed gradually. Everything from people analytics, the hiring process to software systems, has evolved. Since HR trends keep changing, it is essential for…

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January 15, 2018 in Development

50 innovative Employee Engagement Activities to develop a highly engaged workforce

Employee engagement is a mindset. To make sure it yields results, you must know the ‘why’ of conducting these activities while you even plan for them. As a Human resources manager, keeping…

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January 8, 2018 in Development

Virtual Assessment Centre: The Definitive Blueprint for HR practitioners to effectively evaluate talent

As an HR practitioner, I am sure you have to make several critical decisions every single day. One such key decision you may have to take is related to identifying your…

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December 12, 2017 in Development

Gen Y at your workplace: 5 Essential things you must know

With over 75 million members, Generation Y (a.k.a. the Millennials) is making its mark quickly and definitively. If you’re eager to understand the teens and twenty something in your workplace,…

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November 28, 2017 in Development

How to effectively handle employee diversity at the workplace

Today’s corporate environment is steadily becoming more fast-paced as well as competitive. As a a leader, the time is now to reflect on last year. One of the key issues…

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November 21, 2017 in Development

8 Employee engagement activities to ensure productivity at workplace

“A happy employee is a productive employee” If you are an HR professional, you will surely agree to this statement. Today, corporate world is driven by numbers, but don’t forget…

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November 7, 2017 in Development

Performance reviews : 5 Key mistakes you must avoid in the process

As an HR specialist or manager, I am sure there are critical roles vested upon you to ensure that the various people processes are taken care of smoothly. One such function…

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July 1, 2017 in Hiring

5 Traditional Hiring Practices You Must Stop Using Immediately

Hiring innovative teammates can only be achieved through innovative hiring practices. And, to help you shape those hiring practices, you need to identify some of the outdated hiring techniques that…

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June 28, 2017 in Uncategorised

3 Personality Traits You May Be Overlooking In Candidates You Hire

It has been found that at the time of interviewing new employees, the traits that are commonly avoided include disagreeableness, neuroticism and introversion. This fact is reinstated through a published…

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June 13, 2017 in Uncategorised

3 Emerging Workplace Issues that HR must Definitely Watch out for?

The workplace world is rapidly changing. It means that as an HR professional you must be on your toes to keep up with the ever-evolving workforce. By now you are…

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June 6, 2017 in Uncategorised

5 things that predictive analytics actually predicts for human resources teams

Big data is coincidentally major news when it comes to HR and in extension talent management. Over the years, the notions of how big data will significantly transform the universe…

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May 30, 2017 in Development

How to retain your top performing employees with rewards and recognition

Employee retention is a key goal for each organization, however, it’s important to dig down into this metric and ensure you’re making a good show with regards to identifying and…

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May 23, 2017 in Development

5 Effective Tactics to Improve your Employee Retention Rate

Terminating an employee is an easier experience for any human resource manager, than when an employee leaves abruptly. It does not matter the reasons for leaving. Unexpected replacements are devastating….

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April 10, 2017 in Uncategorised

Talent Assessment: Effectively identifying your future leaders

Talent assessment can be a wonderful tool. Especially so, if you as an employer seek to find great leadership qualities among the many applicants for a job. There is not…

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April 7, 2017 in Uncategorised

5 Strategies to Innovate your Employee Performance Appraisals

The future of every company is directly tied to the quality of talent the organization is capable of attracting and the robustness of its employee retention strategies. It is practically…

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April 5, 2017 in Development

Why is it critical to have an employee off boarding program?

Onboarding is a common practice used by companies to integrate a new employee into his or her position. This helps a new hire feel welcomed into the organization’s “family,” while…

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March 28, 2017 in Hiring

How to eliminate the bias from your recruitment process

It’s nearly impossible to find any organization of repute now that doesn’t have some type of diversity initiative already in place. Particularly, the tech sector has faced a lot of…

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March 24, 2017 in Hiring

Popular psychometric testing myths that stop you from hiring the best

Psychometric tests are popularly used to recruit and select the best performing talent. They help ascertain whether an individual or candidate is fit for a certain job profile depending on the outcome…

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March 21, 2017 in Hiring

5 Compelling Reasons to use Psychometric tests for your hiring

Psychometric tests are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. The Human Resources departments of most leading companies have made psychometric tests a mandatory part of their recruitment process. It helps them to…

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March 17, 2017 in Hiring

Is artificial intelligence taking the guesswork out of hiring?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a while now and has helped in making important decisions for business commerce and trade. It is now also helping the hiring process…

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March 14, 2017 in Development

3 Reasons for you to use anonymous employee feedback

Your organization’s culture is not something that you can develop by sending out a memo. Often it is formed over the course of years of interactions between the various employees…

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March 9, 2017 in Uncategorised

Talent Acquisition Process – 5 Innovative Practices to Simplify It

If we ask most HR Managers about the challenges and difficulties they have when looking for talent in mid and senior levels, they will have quite a few things to…

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March 6, 2017 in Hiring

How to attract quality talent with positive employer branding

Are you doing work that top professionals would want to be a part of? Is your work environment one that fosters growth and overall development? Are you able to provide…

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March 2, 2017 in Uncategorised

360 Degree Feedback: An insightful approach to employee evaluation

As people rise through the ranks and enter the world of senior management, it’s inevitable that they become a little detached from life on the office floor. There’s no way…

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February 28, 2017 in Development

How to Create a Development Plan for HIPOs (High Potentials)

Employee development is crucial especially if the employees in questions are high potentials. HIPOs tend to know their abilities and are ready to move on to other organizations if they do…

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February 23, 2017 in HR Tech

4 Ways in which Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Human Resources

Being engaged in practically any form of business in the modern world demands a constant mindfulness about the new tech trends. Chances are that you are a person just like…

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February 21, 2017 in Uncategorised

Hiring for cultural fit: Is your prospective employee well aligned?

You wouldn’t attend a black tie event dressed in work clothes because you would be out-of-place about your surroundings. Similarly, when it comes to interviewing for an open position, you…

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February 17, 2017 in Development, Hiring, Training

Top HR related Challenges you will face in 2017

The year 2016 had its own set of emerging challenges. Human resources professionals had to deal with a wide range of responsibilities right from recruiting to retention. The year 2017…

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February 14, 2017 in Development

Succession Planning: A comprehensive guide to build your leadership bench strength

What if the owner of your organization suddenly passes away in a car accident? Have you decided who will take his position? Can you foresee any one from the next generation…

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February 9, 2017 in Uncategorised

How to Increase the ‘Job Acceptance Rate’ Of the Talent You Select

While there is no doubt that getting a suitable job is a tough proposition; identifying, recruiting and retaining quality human resources is also an equally tough job. Though there could…

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February 7, 2017 in Hiring

Are you using any of these 5 Employer Branding strategies

Every employer aspires to get the right candidates to perform the right job. The process of hiring encompasses several strategies. Employer branding is one of these strategies. Human resource experts…

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February 2, 2017 in Hiring, HR Tech

7 Innovative Ways to Use Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting

Hiring the right talent is a huge challenge for HR managers and professionals. While on the one hand there is the perennial problem of unemployment or underemployment, on the other end of…

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January 31, 2017 in Development

People Analytics – Predicting your talent performance

Most companies spend copious amounts of time evaluating the performance of their investments in areas such as R&D, capital equipment and even sales and marketing. What they fail to analyse…

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January 26, 2017 in Development

10 Questions to use in your employee engagement survey

Smart managers know that an organization is not merely a group of employees but a collection of individuals bristling with various emotions. Likewise, successful organizations provide jobs not simply a…

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January 17, 2017 in Development, Hiring

What Does It Mean to Be An Employer of Choice?

Are you an employer; maybe a CEO, HR Manager, Entrepreneur, or you could even be a human resource consultant? If yes, then you;d be keen to know what it means to…

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January 10, 2017 in Hiring

6 HR Trends to expect in 2017

WWith most companies in India undergoing a digital transformation, the increased automation continues to transform almost all aspects of a business. Even Human Resource departments have had to conform to…

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January 5, 2017 in Hiring

Hiring Secrets of top CEOs: Use of Skill Assessments

Human resources, once considered only to be significant and important to large businesses, has been playing an increasingly critical role in the success of small businesses today. Savvy business leaders have in fact realised…

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January 3, 2017 in Hiring

5 Traditional Hiring Practices You Must Stop Using Immediately

Hiring innovative teammates can only be achieved through innovative hiring practices. And, to help you shape those hiring practices, you need to identify some of the outdated hiring techniques that…

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November 23, 2016 in Development

How to develop your people on the job

It is a fact that your employees learn a lot on the job. Even more than they would ever learn in formal training courses. However, ensuring that your team learns through practical experiences…

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November 10, 2016 in Development

Do your employees have the right competencies for the job?

As an HR practitioner, you are expected to to link individual performances of your employees to the goals of your business. One of the ways you can do this is by…

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November 4, 2016 in Training

How to measure your training effectiveness?

The first step in measuring training effectiveness is by monitoring how your recently trained personnel are using their new skills. If they are using those skills efficiently then that’s a good…

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October 20, 2016 in Development

Cognitive ability: Can it predict work performance?

Cognitive ability has garnered tremendous attention for over a century now. It has in fact played a prominent part in developmental studies in many ways. Most organizations now consider cognitive ability for…

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October 17, 2016 in Development

HR Innovations: The Top 5 Game Changers for HR

Check out some statistics here. Attracting the best talent, retaining them and enhancing their productivity – these are the top 3 human resource challenges anticipated by Indian organizations. This is…

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October 7, 2016 in Uncategorised

Micro Learning: 6 reasons you must adopt it for your organization

An emerging trend in recent years is learning in small chunks at one time – referred to as Micro Learning. Over a period of time, this will be the primary…

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October 3, 2016 in Uncategorised

SHRM India 2016 – Annual conference and Exposition

The SHRM India recently concluded with their 5th Annual conference and Exposition 2016 last week. The event could be rightly described as a platform that pushes you to embark upon…

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September 24, 2016 in HR Tech

Enhancing the HR experience with technology

Technology is rapidly evolving with the time. It is even being used increasingly for most aspects of human resource management as well. Though most organisations make use of technology primarily in…

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September 20, 2016 in Development

Reducing employee turnover rate: 30 excellent tips for your organization

Aiming for a reduced employee turnover rate and a much higher retention in your organization? There would hardly be any HR executive who wouldn’t share this goal with you. Retaining…

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September 15, 2016 in Development

9 challenges of human resource management and how to manage them

You will definitely agree this quote by Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Ltd. “You must treat your employees with respect and dignity because in the most automated factory…

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September 13, 2016 in Development

The Future of HR: Digital is the way ahead

You can ask any business about its top challenges. I am sure you will find recruiting and retaining talent most times on the top of that list. As we are becoming…

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September 9, 2016 in Hiring

Campus recruitment: The ultimate guide to hiring fresh talent

Consider this: Its the Day 1 for your organisation on campus! You are required to manage a frantic, intense hunt for the best candidate. Easily Manageable? Barely so… You have your…

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September 7, 2016 in Hiring

How psychometric assessments can improve your hiring decisions

Letting an employee can involve huge costs for your company. Your hiring decisions ultimately determine if you land up with highly engaged, focused employees. This is one reason most organizations are keen…

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September 5, 2016 in Development

Are Stay Interviews replacing Exit interviews?

In recent times, stay interviews are gradually being put to use more frequently. One simple reason: Organisations today would like to know what propels their existing employees to stay. As…

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August 24, 2016 in Uncategorised

3 Gs – Goals, Grit, and Gratitude – A Simple Model to Predict Success in Life and at Work

Whether a person will succeed in his pursuits and endeavors is an important question. And, this question has been answered in a lot of ways since antiquity. Right from Shamans…

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July 7, 2016 in Uncategorised

10 ways to improve your campus recruitment

Campus hiring is one of the most popular and effective ways of hiring fresh talent from the fresh set of talent that passes out of college. In this age of…

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June 23, 2016 in Development

Leadership Development: Preparing Your Next Set of Leaders

When we think about business growth, we often think in terms of profit and financial growth the organization has made than in terms of leadership that the company has acquired….

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June 9, 2016 in Hiring

10 Recruitment Metrics that you must care about

The human resource department has its own functions and roles to play that can impact the overall performance of the business. One such function it needs to overlook is recruitment and like…

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May 24, 2016 in Development

How to Manage the Flip Side of Achievement Orientation

Ravi was an achievement oriented person – extremely industrious, flawlessly meticulous , fiercely ambitious, and highly knowledgeable; but, all this with a terrible leadership style. According to him none of…

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May 10, 2016 in Hiring

Recruitment challenges – Resumes that make applicants look like commodities!

Commodity is anything that’s common-place, undifferentiated, but required to satisfy needs and demands of people. When something becomes a commodity – it loses value because it doesn’t matter from where…

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April 27, 2016 in Development

SHRM India Tech’16 – Redefining the use of technology in HR practices

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), recently concluded the SHRM India Tech’16, an event that could be described as one of the biggest convergence of people, business and technology…

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April 21, 2016 in Development

Revaluating your performance appraisal process

Most appraisal systems and procedures have now become a routine affair. Generally these processes require much paper work and tend to be time consuming to a large extent. This has…

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April 18, 2016 in Development

Praise at the workplace: Is it really difficult?

In the Indian mythological epic Ramayana, Lord Rama stood on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, along with the Monkey King Bali and his Generals, wondering how to send someone…

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April 11, 2016 in Development

Two Questions Every HR Professional Should Ask

Daniel Pink, the author of the popular book Drive, says that there is a huge gap between what science says and what business does. He couldn’t have been more accurate…

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March 14, 2016 in Development

How effective are your employee retention strategies (10 minute Quiz)

As a leader, one of the key responsibilities is not just to hire the right talent but also to make sure you retain this talent providing them better opportunities to... Read More
March 9, 2016 in Development

Stay Interview questions to improve employee retention

Here are 50 excellent Stay interview questions that can help you retain your best people better. It has been identified that most leaders are unwilling to conduct stay interviews fearing employees…

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February 26, 2016 in Development

101 Exit Interview Questions for insightful employee feedback

Exit interview, is it really that necessary? If you look at most exit interview questions, you will realize that conducted properly, the answers to these questions can give you some serious…

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February 15, 2016 in Development

Emotional Intelligence at your workplace: What do employers seek?

For most employers, emotional intelligence is now an aspect of day to day decisions including hiring, promoting, developing and even firing employees. Especially during hiring, you as a manager would…

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February 12, 2016 in Development

How do you drive your Employee Engagement activities?

Innovative, creative and meaningful employee engagement activities can help you reap more benefits than you can think of! In fact, engaging and  helping retain a good and strong team of personnel is…

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January 23, 2016 in Uncategorised

Kirkpatrick model – A 4 level training evaluation process

Kirkpatrick model – rings a bell? Well yes, I am sure you have come across this term sometime. Especially if you are responsible for conducting trainings or involved in the…

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January 19, 2016 in Development

How to simplify your 360 degree feedback process

Everybody appreciates getting a positive or constructive feedback, and when the process is done properly, it can be of great help to both the individual and the company. Despite the evidence…

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January 15, 2016 in Uncategorised

Latest HR trends 2016: Digital is all set to rule

As we settle down after a couple of weeks of the new year, let us look at some of the latest HR trends in 2016. And yes, technology is the buzzword…

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January 13, 2016 in Development

360 Degree Feedback for performance appraisal (The Ultimate Guide)

360 degree feedback, are you using it already or look forward to introduce it? You will agree that if implemented correctly, it can be a very effective tool for performance…

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January 6, 2016 in Hiring

How to attract the best talent and retain your employees

One of the greatest challenges most recruiters often face is attracting the best talent. The next immediate quest is how to retain your employees. According to a recent study, the…

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January 3, 2016 in Training

A 10 Step Guide to conducting a Training Need Analysis process

Why do you need a Training need analysis? You will definitely agree that random training programs don’t work. In fact, a recent research suggested the primary reason why trainings fail…

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January 1, 2016 in Development, Hiring, Training

5 excellent ways to use Online Tests for employee assessment

How can you potentially use employee assessments, particularly online tests? Increasingly used as part of a workforce management strategy, assessments can be used across the employee life cycle. Right from…

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December 31, 2015 in Development

9 amazing employee retention strategies to reduce attrition rate

Speaking about employee retention strategies, if your organization does not have one yet, you are not alone. One of the biggest concerns facing employers globally is how to retain employees. According…

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December 19, 2015 in Development

7 Essential Steps for Highly Effective Succession Planning

In order for a business to become and remain a success in the long run, it’s important to plan everything beforehand as this is the best way to achieve extraordinary,…

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December 7, 2015 in Hiring

How to handle your 5 biggest hiring challenges

Hiring decisions aren’t easy. Who else but you, as a recruiter, would know of it? You would agree that your challenges are two-fold: One, get more applicants to apply to…

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