Are your Employee Motivated?

A happy worker is a productive worker. This sounds like a cliché, but it is very true. Employees that truly enjoy the work environment are the most productive. Are Employees in your organization happy and do you encourage a culture of openness and collaboration? Studies after studies have proven that while money is a factor, it is not the only factor that motivates the workers, especially the knowledge workers. As Daniel Pink (Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us), Peter Drucker (The Essential Drucker) and several others have pointed out, the money is definitely a motivator but only up to a certain point. Once the monetary rewards reach a point where money is no longer a concern, the workers start to look for something more meaningful. So, what can you do to keep your employees motivated and high performers? Below are the few key steps that the Organizations and…

You hired top performer, Now What?

Organizations go all out in ensuring they hire the best candidate for the job. They conduct multiple interviews, background checks and increasingly psychological assessments. But oddly, once hired Employees are left to fend for themselves. How do you expect your star performer to meet or exceed your high expectations when you don’t even have an onboarding plan, a 30-day, 60-day, or a 90-day plan? Don’t have a plan for the sake of having it. The plan should be precise and realistic with clearly measurable goals and milestones. Every employee, especially a new hire should know exactly what is expected of them and what milestones they must hit and when. It’s only then you can truly assess their skills, capabilities and potential. Most organizations have a 90 day probation period and rightfully so, but they fail to put concrete, measurable milestones and dates in place. They mostly rely on the hiring…

What to look for in a Human Resource Management Software

As the business grows, human resource becomes a crucial department in the business. In your marketing mix, the ‘people’ play a big role in ensuring the success of a business. Many software companies offer different HRM packages in the market and often it is difficult to choose one over the other. Using our experience both as a Software Development Shop and Human Resource expertise, we’ve put together few tips to help you choose the best software package for your needs. Features When evaluating a human resource software package, make sure the system offers the features you are looking for and actually need. There are many software packages in the market and some cater to specific markets. If you are a small or growing business, you may not need all the bells and whistles that a package might offer. More bells and whistles generally means more cost. Carefully evaluate the features…

5 Strategies to Successfully Retain Best Performing Employees

The 2016 job market seems to be very positive. In fact overall prospect for job seekers seems to be the best compared to last one decade.  With over 5 million open jobs in the market, even those happily employed will be tempted to seek better career prospects. Employers will need to concentrate their focus in areas such as employee retention and engagement to keep their employees from leaving their jobs. Here are some professional tips that will help you not only retain employees but also keep them in high performing spirit: Develop a sense of belonging Create an environment where employees feel like asset in the system rather than overhead. Help them feel secure in the job by creating friendly environment. Encourage them to participate in important discussions about their team and invite their inputs regarding rule changes that directly impact them. This will instill a sense of belonging in them….

Human Resources and Goal Management

Nowadays, employee productivity and performance is very important for the success of an organization. The corporate environment is competitive more than ever and it takes a collective effort from all the employees belonging to any organization to make it successful. The department that organizes all employees is the Human Resources Department. The HR department is often viewed as unimportant but organizations with well-established HR functions will disagree. How Important are Employees? A company has many assets but employees are perhaps the most important one. Every function is carried out by a group of employees. Therefore, keeping employees organized and on track is a significant job. So, who does accomplish this job? The answer is the HR department. HR is responsible for handling all the issues related to the employees. Contrary to popular belief, the HR department is responsible for way more beyond being simply the communication line between the employees…

Basic Responsibilities of a Human Resource Manager

Akin to other department managers, a human resource manager has two primary functions: overseeing department duties and managing employees. For this reason, a human resources manager must be knowledgeable in every aspect of the human resources disciplines – recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and development. The Core competencies HR managers have are solid communication skills and decision-making abilities based on judicious skills and analytical thought processes. Overall Responsibilities HR managers have functional and strategic responsibilities for all the HR disciplines. A human resource manager has the experience of a Human Resource generalist coupled with management skills and general business. In big corporations, an HR manager reports to a C-level human resource executive or human resource director. In smaller organizations, some HR managers perform all of the department’s duties or work with an HR assistant or generalist that handles administrative issues. Regardless of the size of the…