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What is the Secret of a Great HR Manual?

by Ashok Grover

With ready-made drafts available for HR manuals, isn't it extremely easy to prepare one? That's what one thinks... only later, to start wondering why such an exhaustive HR policy manual has created more problems than it solved!

HR Strategic Planning: Meeting The Workforce Planning Needs

by Kristy M Lopez

Developing an HR strategic plan is becoming more common, as it should. Reviewing the current workforce, revamping trainings, planning the workforce needs in the future, or implementing the plan - all areas are important to creating a plan that works for the organization.

Employee Satisfaction or Employee Engagement?

by Ashok Grover

Are you measuring the Employee Satisfaction or Employee Engagement? What is the difference between the two? Or was Shakespeare right when he said, "What is in a name?"

The Importance of Employee Feedback Surveys

by Claire A Morgan

How critical is the regular pulse check of employee satisfaction and engagement are critical? Research shows that satisfied, motivated employees will create higher customer satisfaction and in turn positively influence organizational performance.

Business Leadership Training and Succession Planning

by Andre Boykin

All businesses need to have great leadership; but does it mean great leadership only in the top management of the company? What is the importance of business leadership training?

Eight Ways to increase Trust in the Workplace

by Beth Armknecht Miller

Studies show that a trusting workplace increases employees' level of happiness, work effort, productivity, and engagement. It also provides an environment that encourages open communication and promotes people to share their ideas.

Have Exit Interviews Lost to Stay Interviews ?

by Ashok Grover

In corporate world, exit interviews have been in vogue for a long time. Can the relatively new concept of Stay Interviews that provides a lot of value, replace exit interviews? Are exit interviews no more relevant? Read here.

Human Resource Policies

by Artur Victoria

Formulation of Human Resource policies is a complex process. One needs to consider many angles, such as social forces, political environment, legal environment, local labor market, company's as well as external economic environment et cetera, et cetera.

What Are You Looking For? Best Candidates Or The Best Employees?

by Ashok Grover

If you are wondering why in spite of your rigorous selection process, the new employees are not able to come up to your expectations, you will probably find the answer here... and certainly the solution!

Conducting Effective Exit Interviews

by Tim Connor

Do you have an exit strategy in your organization? Do you conduct exit interviews regularly? Do you take what you have learned from them and apply it to your organization's policies, procedures or philosophy? Is the process working?

Human Resource Planning - How to Go About It!

by Shyamala Sankaranarayanan

The rule of supply and demand is applicable universally. Careful methodical planning, little ahead of time can provide a breather to think about the pros and cons of human resource management.

Putting Succession Planning in Practice

by Ashok Grover

Succession planning is not just putting a couple of names against identified positions in the organization.  But, do not try to look for the best practices in this area. Rather, address these questions!

The Convenient, Disposable Employee

by Dr. Ben A Carlsen

Human Resources decisions are seldom easy. We may live in a "throwaway society" but this norm is based on convenience and low cost. Does the same norm apply when it comes to people?

Employee Surveys: a Strategic Tool for Positive Change

by Marcia Zidle

Employee surveys can be efficient and low cost methods to connect to your people, to show them that their opinions count, and to act as lightning rods for change. Did you know if you can measure it you can manage it better?

Improve Recruitment Decisions Through DISC Psychometrics

by Ashok Grover

Have you come across the statement “We hire people for their technical skills… and fire them for behavioral faults?” An effective solution lies with psychometric tools like DISC, which is quite simple, yet powerful one.

Getting Rid of Performance Evaluations Is a Bad Idea

by Marnie Green

Thinking about Eliminating Performance Evaluations? Is it in fashion now-a-days? Beware! This article discusses what will happen if your organization gets rid of the performance evaluation.

Recipe for Making a Good Trainer

by Ashok Grover

Going with the spirit of ROI, any HR training must focus on business through improved competencies hence performance, reduction in costs and a congenial working environment. How to become a trainer to ensure this!

Talent Management: The Line of Attack for Employee Retention

by Aumaima A

Employee retention can prove to be very expensive to manage. Organizations can make a big difference by doing simple things and can create a win-win situation for both themselves and their employees.

How Big is the Challenge of Manpower Planning?

by Ashok Grover

Many  organizations are not able to conduct this important exercise, because the task of manpower planning is too complex and yet not error proof. Let us have a look at the complexities of this continuous, dynamic exercise!

Succession Development Planning

by Melissa Jain

Should the term "Succession planning" be eliminated from your vocabulary? Should you focus only on the development of leaders? Or do they go hand in hand? The focus need to be clear!

The Top 9 Policies That Should Be Part Of Every Employee Handbook

by Dianne Shaddock

Why to have an employee handbook? How to ensure that it highlights your expectations for the workplace, puts in writing any legal requirements requirements and sets employee guidelines for workplace practices and behavior in black and white.

Staff Development Options

by Deborah Laurel

Organizations that invest in staff development have found that it improves efficiency, productivity, employee morale and job satisfaction while ensuring the continuation of institutional knowledge and reduction in employee turnover and costs.

Practices That Will Surely Improve Employee Retention in Your Office

by Ashok Grover

Employee retention is an issue with practically every organization. The good news is that you can really retain your people by following a few rules and practices. All of those secrets are revealed here!

Why to Discuss a Manpower Review?

by Artur Victoria

Do you know that more productive and constructive man-manager appraisal discussions result from the use of a performance appraisal form prepared by the subordinate as contrasted with the usual form prepared by the manager? Interesting (and useful!)

Building a Virtual Team: 4 Tips for Hiring Remote Workers

by Richard Lepsinger

While self-motivation, trustworthiness and functional skills are essential requirements for any employee, these qualities are even more critical for someone who is going to be working from a distance. How to ensure these while choosing for a virtual team!

How to Extract Superior Performance from Your People

by Ashok Grover

What do you do when your team does not appear to be performing in spite of your pushing it to the limits? What are the options available to you? What is the right approach?

Catch Them Doing Something Right

by DP Sabharwal

Everybody yearns for recognition, more so because most of the time, they are hearing words of negation and criticism. Small gestures like noticing your subordinate doing some good work and compliment him then and there, can do wonders.

Training OR Development ?

by Ashok Grover

The term “Training & Development” is used quite often; but have you ever pondered what is the difference between “training” and “development”?  Do they mean the same thing? If yes, then why use two terms instead of one? If not, why not?

Hiring Managers Are Utilizing Social Media

by Darwin Redshield

With so much information about you available on the social media, do you think that it affects hiring decisions of recruiters? Here are some useful tips for stakeholders on both the sides!

4 Tips to Streamline Your Company's Hiring Process

by Dave Dart

Hiring is a time consuming and expensive affair. An effective hiring process can not only save time and money, it can also help the organization to attract the right talent. Here are some golden tips on how to go about it.

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