You Hired a Wrong Person. What Now?

You advertised your position, went thru the interview process, followed the checklist and checked off all the checkboxes. You feel good but there is this nagging feeling that something isn’t right. You ignore it and make a job offer. After two weeks or so, your new hire starts. You introduce the new hire to your team, take him or her to the lunch and generally feed good and relaxed. Couple of weeks go by and the nagging feeling you felt before making the offer is coming back strongly. You realize something isn’t right but still can’t figure out what? Another week goes by and you’ve slowly started to realize that you hired the wrong person. But it is still too early so you ignore it. Another couple of weeks go by and it is now evident that your new hire is not going to work out. You see the same…

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…

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…