• Identify Workforce Planning Needs to Make Your Business Successful!
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    Think about it. Do you know what will be your organizational goals over the next few years? What kind of skills and employees will be needed to achieve those goals? Are you aware of existing performance gaps in your...
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  • Is Your Performance Management Too Complex? Empxtrack Can Simplify It!
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    As stated by Wikipedia, “Employee performance management process includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. The process helps focus on performance of the organization, department, employee, or even the various...
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  • Top 4 Nonprofit Recruitment Challenges and How to Overcome Them
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    Is your nonprofit organization competing hard to recruit top talent? Are you concerned about increase in employee turnover rate? Due to limited financial budgets and manpower, nonprofit organizations face a unique set of recruitment challenges. Recruitment Challenges for Nonprofits Unable to Streamline...
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  • Have Disengaged Team? Meet Employee Needs with Online HR tools!
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    “If organizations increase investment in workplace practices which are related to employee engagement by just 10%, they would increase profits by $2,400 per employee” as stated by Accenture. The workplaces are changing… And today, the way people perform business functions is evolving rapidly. Introduction of online HR tools...
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  • HR Trends: Use an Online Recruitment Tool to Find Your Next Hire!
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    Hey recruiters… Wake up…. It’s time to use online recruitment tools to find your next hire! Yes, you heard that right. Is hiring the right person for a job role only a matter of luck? Is that what you think? If...
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  • Overcoming Challenges in Employee Goal Setting
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    “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Nothing else can sound more precise and correct than these words quoted by Earl Nightingale, a respected author and speaker with interests in subjects of motivation & human character...
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  • 7 Best HR Practices to Boost Employee Performance
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    A powerful HR transformation is on the way with an increased focus on employee performance. There isn’t any organization that can attain productive results without a high-performing workforce. Is declining productivity a concern for you? If so, then it’s...
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  • 360-Degree Feedback – A Holistic View to Employee Performance
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    When performance feedback is collected from all the people included in an employee’s work circle, it is said to have a well-rounded multi-rater performance review. In 360-degree feedback process, an employer seeks feedback from multiple sources to get reviews...
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  • Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Cloud Based HRMS
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    The HR department is undoubtedly a key element for any organization. With so many responsibilities on the shoulders, it can be an extremely daunting task for HR people to manage multiple processes, especially when they have to cater to...
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  • HR Lesson: How to Avoid Performance Appraisal Challenges
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    A performance appraisal is a periodic evaluation of employees’ performance. An effective appraisal process encourages continuous feedback, training and praise to nurture workforce. Before you go further, take a look at how John is appraised in a manual appraisal process. "John...
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  • HRIS: Changing the Way FMLA is Managed!
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    With the modern work environment going tech-wizardly, HR technology is enabling employers to manage the workforce compliance efficiently, especially the Minimum Wages Act and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Both the terms are closely related with employee satisfaction,...
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  • Why To Choose A Reliable Compensation Planning System
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    Compensation planning is one of the best HR practices that encourages use of different pay benefits to attract, recruit and retain best talent. Employers look up to Compensation Management as a powerful way to reward high performing employees for...
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  • 5 Major HR Technology Trends That Will Dominate in 2016
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    HR technology is evolving rapidly today. Managing workforce is no longer a challenge for HR. Now they don’t have their head buried into papers – be it maintaining employee records, register entries for attendance management, maintaining leave requests or...
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  • Employee Retention: How to Identify, Nurture and Retain Top Performers
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    What type of employees should HR hire to build a rapidly growing business? Is identifying and nurturing top performers an answer to increasing employee retention complexities? Let’s find out. A successful business needs high-performing employees who have the capabilities...
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    Performance Management: It’s Manager’s Turn to get Serious!
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    Many of you might have found the above title offensive. Who am I to say that managers are not serious about performance management of their teams? One common question that you all might be having is – do you have...
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    How Online Recruitment Tools Simplify Hiring Process
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    Recruitment is a basic need of every developing and progressive organization. But, recruiting new employees can be challenging, expensive and painful! For a hiring manager, recruiting skilled candidates to fill key positions and retaining top talent is a tedious...
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  • Is Compensation Management a Deal Breaker for Your Employees?
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    Mark the note that “ Right compensation drives motivation among your workforce, fostering them to deliver best possible results.” Compensation management system basically refers to the method of evaluation that companies adopt for managing the financial as well as non-financial...
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  • Is Talent Management the Right Business Strategy to Retain Top Talent?
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    Talent management is all about finding new talent and nurturing existing employees to boost organizational performance and engagement. Over the years, the approach to conduct business and manage workforce has changed vastly. To meet strategic goals and achieve high...
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  • Online Employee Engagement Survey: Boost Positivity Among Workforce
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    Employees are the most significant assets of any organization. And to keep them happy and satisfied, employee engagement survey becomes a vital part. In fact, majority of HR professionals are focusing on activities that can boost employee engagement. Some people...
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  • How HR Technology Promotes On Job Training? Find Answers
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    On job training is one of the best opportunities to engage and retain top performers. No matter how big or small the company is, employees always look forward to on job training opportunities where they can enhance their skills, gain...
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  • Fix absenteeism with an effective online attendance management system
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    Is your attendance management system efficient enough to keep track of your employees’ regularity? Just keeping a register on the entry or installing a biometric system is not the solution. Have you ever heard of a biometric system that intimates...
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  • Haven’t you taken Organization Alignment seriously yet?
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    The very concept of alignment is common to everyone’s life. Consider organizational alignment as direction indicator for achieving success. From the very childhood days to adulthood days, how we organize and prioritize the things contribute a lot towards achieving...
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  • Succession Planning Is the Best Way to Mitigate Attrition Risks
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    ….Yes, you heard that right! Succession planning reduces employee attrition risks by developing people, preparing them to manage key positions competently, and helping them grow into better professionals. These days, it has become need of the hour for every organization...
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  • Does Employee Onboarding Supports Retention & Engagement? Know How
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    One of the difficulties in employee onboarding is the absence of confidence that originates from the insignificant ability an employee may have when beginning another part. Given the need to ingest organizational culture, office functions, methodology and case-by-case situations,...
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  • Set, Monitor & Track SMART Goals Easily, Like Never Before!
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    Good spirit, strength and success of a true achiever lie in prudent goal setting. "Walt Disney needs no introduction. Do you know he was rejected from his first job (or I should rather say fired) because his supervisor claimed that...
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  • Why Annual Performance Appraisal Fails & How to Save Them
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    Annual performance appraisals are conducted to evaluate yearly performance standards of employees. Appraisal is the most important milestone in an employee’s journey of achieving work goals. Many organizational objectives are integrated with employee goals as employee appraisal measures productivity,...
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  • Employee Attrition: How Much Does It Cost Your Business?
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    Do you know what employee attrition really costs your organization? You might be speculating the answer, but it’s not that easy to say! Corporate people often discuss and debate over increasing employee turnover causes, issues and costs. Many people believe...
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  • Identify & Motivate Disengaged Employees to Improve Work Culture
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    Identifying disengaged employees and motivating them to contribute to company’s success seem like a nightmare. Disengaged employees are often found pretending to work with low productivity levels. Unfortunately, workforce disengagement adversely affects company performance, organizational goals and company revenues. On top...
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  • Pay-for-Performance Plans
    Retain Top Talent By Focusing On Pay-for-Performance Plans
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    What it takes to stop high-performers from leaving an organization? Can't think of a better answer? Let me tell you... Implementing well-designed and effectively managed pay-for-performance plans help in retaining top talent! Performance-based compensation approach motivates employees in many unique...
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  • How Important Is Employee Training and Development
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    Does your workplace encourage strong learning culture for employees? Does your company promote employee training and development programs? If not, read further to know what they have been missing so far! Need of Employee Training Programs Employee training and development is...
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  • Employee-Manager Relation: An Integral Part of Employee Management
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    Inaccurate results… delayed projects… procrastination… overdue monthly targets… no job satisfaction… improper employee management… Aren’t these words enough to illustrate what’s wrong in a team? They are. There’s no denial to the fact that poor relationships unfavorably affect work and cause...
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  • Top 5 Tips to Provide Constructive Employee Feedback
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    Employee Feedback. Doesn’t this term bother you at times? It does. Why? Because employee feedback is an important element of a successful business workflow and you all know it! Though managers and HR people put hard efforts to pat employee’s back...
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  • Performance Management
    Performance Management Tools Turn Hard Work into Smart Work, Bet You!
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    "Some people put in lot of efforts & time to finish a task while others plan and invest smart ideas to do the same task. Let’s be honest… We all work hard, very hard – to earn a respectable position...
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  • HR Meetings: An Effective Communication Platform for Employee Concerns
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    HR meetings are the most effective way to exchange information, share feedback, communicate with team members, make decisions, establish work goals and create business plans. Even though employees spend too much of their time in answering calls and replying...
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  • How to Easily Conduct 180 or 360 Degree Performance Appraisals? Use HR Tools.
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    Employee performance appraisals are now universally conducted, considering to be the most important channel, to provide feedback to employees on their past performance. Precisely, the appraisals are the significant opportunities for managers when they can discuss the strengths and...
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  • Guide for Effective Employee Management: Get Ready for Action!
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    Employees are the living asset for a successful business, so managing them carefully is an essential step for every business owner. Effective employee management allows business owners to capitalize on their employee’s potential and strengths. Human resource experts believe that...
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  • Trending: 75% Recruiters Use ATS System to Save Hiring Costs
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    What if I ask you to replace your manual hiring process with a professional ATS system to automate your recruitment process and save thousands of dollars (or pounds, for that matter)? Yes, you read that right. There’s no typing error. A...
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  • Win-Win Game: Online HR Tool Can Make Your Workplace Popular
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    Since the evolution of business era, companies have always made efforts to attract top talent by providing them best career development opportunities, competitive compensation and a happy workplace to work in. Employers adapt these qualities and nurture their top...
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  • Use of Bell Curve in Performance Appraisals – Good or Bad?
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    Before you’re stuck in the science behind the Bell Curve performance appraisal, do you really think it is fair to categorize your employees in different boxes designated as ‘top performers’, ‘average performers’ and ‘low-performers’! May or may not. Well, we...
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  • Paper or Paperless or SaaS HR System: What Pays Off Well?
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    The HR Function Human resource is the backbone for a successful business organization. The HR, in any small or large business organization, is not limited to managing employees’ timesheet, schedulers and payroll or onboarding new hires. An organization with competent...
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  • Pull Yourself Together to Combat & Reduce Employee Turnover Rate
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    Yes, you heard it right! It’s high time to keep an eye on rising employee turnover rate because it is directly affecting your company’s bottom line. According to a CAP study, it is found that average cost to find a replacement...
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  • Why Need An Employee Onboarding Checklist? Because First Impressions Last!
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    Employee onboarding checklist is not only limited to paperwork, verification and covering legal procedures. Rather the onboarding experience for a new hire is more than just completing a set of formalities. " Onboarding is an amazing opportunity for employers to...
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  • Use a Pay for Performance System: More You Work, Better You’re Paid!
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    What’s the most common benefit of getting a pay for performance system? Many HR experts believe that linking performance with compensation is the best way to attract and retain the best talent while aligning each employee’s individual contribution towards...
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  • Employee Recognition Ideas: Appreciate Employee Efforts Before It’s Too Late!
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    Have you ever realized how a little Thank You note or random praise from your manager makes a world of difference? True! Employee recognition is the positive acknowledgement of a professional’s appreciable work, efforts or behavior that directly support business...
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  • Employee Training Management Nurtures Key Talent Effectively
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    If you’re ever given a chance to make one choice between – an untrained and a trained chauffeur, what would you choose? According to human psychology, you’ll surely make a choice that helps you stay in safer hands. A trained...
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  • Want to Draft a Warning Letter? Get Free HR Warning Templates Now!
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    Finding it difficult to draft a warning letter clarifying expectations and outlining consequences for employee’s misconduct or poor performance? Take help from pre-written HR warning templates and save yourself from this time-consuming task. Let’s answer a simple question. What calls for...
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  • Performance Appraisal Checklist for HR Leaders
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    Any successful performance appraisal is a result of carefully planned objectives and their evaluation. A strategically created performance appraisal checklist is another thing in common that adds more value to employee reviews. Just filling out performance evaluation forms, reviewing...
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  • Top 6 Reasons for Automating Human Resource Processes
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    " If you are not automating human resource practices in your workplace, then your business is already a step behind than its competitors. HR department is an important functional body in an organization that carry out multiple document-driven processes...
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  • From HR Desk… How to Overcome Procrastination at Work
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    What is procrastination at work? Procrastination is often observed when people put off high priority tasks at work and leave them untended. Overcoming procrastination problems is not easy, but remember it is not IMPOSSIBLE. Read on to know more about...
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  • Compensation Planning is the Right Approach to Retain Top Talent
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    Better compensation, perks and benefits promote high employee performance. Employers must implement well-structured compensation planning to encourage top performers to excel and achieve far-sighted business goals. A study by University of Phoenix revealed that 55% working adults show interest in...
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  • Employee Satisfaction Survey Questionnaire: A Complete Guide
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    Is your organization a happier workplace? Do you think so? Aren’t sure? Then stop guessing… Conduct employee satisfaction survey to ask employees if they are satisfied with the workplace or not! An employee’s satisfaction is not a matter of happy days at...
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    Things to Remember for Pre-Employment Background Verification
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    …Tight timelines for recruitment, mad rush to hire hundreds of employees and cost-consciousness often distract employers from background verification. …Also, most of the employers stuck badly in the long recruiting processes that they forget to oversee employee background check....
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  • Maternity Leave Policy Reflects an Employer’s Supportive Outlook
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    The “Big News” gives too much joy to the moms-to-be. Every pregnant woman copes up with health problems… and dealing with her company’s maternity leave policy adds more to her anxiety. Undoubtedly, it is the best time when she is...
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  • How Can HR Prevent Excessive Employee Absenteeism
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    Looking for a solution to reduce employee absenteeism? You have come at the right place. If you are signing too many sick leaves these days…. If your workplace often appears to be short-staffed…. If you find many workstations empty on days before...
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  • Workforce Planning Meets Possibilities of Today & Tomorrow
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    How can a business achieve its targeted goals in-time? Is it possible for every organization to become a highly progressive workplace? Well, the answer to the latter one is YES. Organizations can reach a step closer to their goals...
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  • Manage Employee Issues with HR Email Templates (Part 2)
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    Are you facing too many employee issues these days? Don’t have enough time to write email to each employee? Use these pre-written HR email templates to save your precious time and work efficiently. Today professional communications are extremely necessary & time...
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  • Make Employee Termination a Less Traumatic Experience
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    Employee Termination is, undoubtedly, the scariest thing in the HR world. Everything associated with this term is saddening and heart-breaking. It scares everyone involved in the process… the HR person, the manager and the employee. Since termination is the end...
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  • Payroll Software Reduces Workload of a Payroll Administrator
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    What does a payroll administrator do? He ensures that people are paid on the right date and their salary accounts are credited with right figures. That means his job is to pay salaries correctly and on time... Oh, I see!...
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  • Manage Employee Issues with HR Email Templates (Part 1)
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    Human resource management and communication are two entities intersecting at one point. HR leaders communicate (almost) everyday with employees. Sometimes to respond to their queries, and sometimes to initiate a conversation to address an issue. Many a time, these...
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  • HR Leadership Guidelines – Be a Good Leader, Not Only a Boss!
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    Is it possible for a boss (or manager) to succeed without building three strong HR leadership pillars, including teamwork, communication and people management? ….No!! At times, managers only worry about taking up urgent team tasks and finishing them right before the...
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  • Everything You Should Know About Employee Absconding
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    ABSCONDING – This is the most unprofessional and unethical way to separate from an organization. The absconders never bother to give reasons of separation to the employer which ends up leaving a bad impression. This is why most of...
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  • Quick Guide for Recruiters to Create Effective Job Descriptions
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    Is creating a job description a better way to describe a job opening? Yes, indeed! A job description is the first thing applicants go through to understand their role and responsibilities in the organization. In fact, it is a formal...
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  • Art of Designing Employee Satisfaction Survey Questionnaire, Get it Right!
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    Is there really an art in creating employee satisfaction survey questions? The art is in putting right words to frame right questions for getting most valuable response from the employees. There is always a specific reason for asking each...
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  • Employee Self-Service Is Closing Doorway for HR Hassles
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    Employee self-service (ESS) is the governing approach which allows employees to access their payroll and personal records anytime anywhere. This concept is trending at a faster pace. ESS empowers employees and don’t let them wait for things that they...
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  • Succession Planning - Create Talent Pool without Enchanting Magical Spell
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    Talent pool based succession planning helps in creating a group of high performing employees who have the potential to absorb current business demands and develop their skills to assume greater responsibilities in the times ahead. I have been born and...
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  • How to Conduct 360 Degree Review to Hit Bullseye
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    Hitting a bullseye could be a difficult task for you, but not 360 degree review! We all know performing annual employee appraisals is not a cakewalk. There is a lot of hard work that goes into the process. Everything starting...
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  • Employee Engagement Build Great Teams and Bring Fun at Work
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    Strong communications and great teamwork is a burly base of employee engagement. Employees get good opportunities to know their peers, managers and colleagues on personal level, when they whole-heartedly participate in interactive sessions, fun-filled games and entertaining activities happening...
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  • How Recruiters Can Handle ‘No Show’ Recruiting Problem?
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    ‘Offer Decline’ or ‘Run Away’ or ‘No Show’. Name it anything you wish. I call it the biggest recruiting problem of this era. Today, the number of no-show cases are increasing at a faster pace. It has been observed...
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  • Why Buying a Payroll System is Better than Outsourcing Services
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    Payroll is not only about cutting pay cheques or just clearing bills. It is a deep world inside. A survey was conducted by The National Small Business Association to understand their approach to handle payroll processes in small business...
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    Is Pay for Performance a Curse or a Boon?
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    Pay for performance is a popular form of compensation where employees are given salaries and other benefits depending upon their level of performance. Three decades before, people used to believe in the concept of life-time job. They would work...
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  • Employee Motivation: A Long Term Investment To Build Strong Workforce
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    An employee who stays motivated, gives high productivity and enjoys workplace environment is worthy investment! So why not plan employee motivation programs and give employees what they really deserve. But before proceeding, let’s face this question… If you bump this question...
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  • Creative Employee Recruitment Strategies
    Creative Employee Recruitment Strategies to Reach Ideal Hires
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    RECRUITMENT– a word that has always created and will continue making buzz in the lives of HR folks! Recruiting right employee has become a key factor in shaping the future growth of a business. Of all the challenges faced by...
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  • Leadership Challenges for New HR Managers: What, Why & How!
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    Finally… you nailed the interview and now you have been appointed as a new HR manager. Wow… leading an HR team sounds so cool and bossy. And yes, responsible too! Aren’t you excited about your new job role? Of...
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    Make Hiring Easy with No Recruiting Mistakes At All
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    Hiring is a never ending practice. The process goes around lot of money and time in recruiting new sources. Sometimes, recruiting mistakes lead to poor hires causing excessive loss to the organization. To support end-to-end hiring process, there are...
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  • 7 Key Steps to Lead a Positive Performance Review
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    Complaints…! Confusion…! Doubts…! Performance review troubles..! Seem to never exit from the life of HR professionals. Let’s have a quick look at their challenges and then we’ll find out what keeps them going. If any of these questions are...
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  • HR Professionals Are Rolling New Ideas to Keep Top Talent in Their Bucket
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    Don’t ever let your top performers quit!!’ If you are ruling a business, you must adopt this universal survival mantra to get going at a faster pace. Human Resource team is not only the immediate moderator between the employer...
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  • Improve Employee Accountability in the Workplace
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    HR leaders admit that employee accountability in the workplace is crucial to a business’s success as a whole. But often employee accountability withers away in the long thread of workflow processes, protocols and red tapism. We at Empxtrack,...
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  • Praise and Recognition at Workplace
    Want Engaged and Productive Workforce? Use Praise and Recognition
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    “Praise and Recognition based upon performance are the oxygen of the human spirit”, a quote by John Adair. Do you know, that getting praise and recognition can have the same effect on job satisfaction, as being rewarded a one...
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  • Z- generation
    Are you ready to welcome Gen Z workforce?
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    A lot has been written about the millennial generation in our previous blogs. But soon to follow on their heels is Generation Z. And this is the time for some intergenerational understanding, as Gen Z begins to assume its...
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    Why To Invest In Online Payroll Software?
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    As an HR technology solution provider, we often experience ever-increasing demand for an online payroll software, that requires fewer resources and increases productivity as well as return on investment (ROI). An online payroll software not only saves time while processing...
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  • Speed-up HR Decision
    How to speed up people related decisions?
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    Senior executives increasingly worry about how long it can take for making important people related decisions at their firm. On the other hand, managers think that if they speed up decision-making without adequate reflection, they may take the wrong....
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  • Employee Engagement
    Did you notice changes in employee engagement in 2015?
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    Did you measure employee engagement in your organization in 2015? Perhaps not at the micro level! 2015 Employee Engagement Report, published by TINYpulse, is out now with some interesting findings. In this blog, we will review this report and...
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    Will "2016" Witness Evolution in HR Workflows?
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    For years, the core focus areas of HR departments was limited to ‘hire, pay and manage administrative tasks’. In the recent past we have seen the evolution of HR technology and intelligently designed applications to manage multiple HR workflows,...
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  • HRIS System
    5 myths about online cloud-based HRIS
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    What are the key benefits of a cloud-based HRIS system? All organizations are plagued with talent shortages and need top talent with minimal effort, time and cost to meet their business objectives. Cloud based HRIS systems help in achieving optimal...
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  • HR Tech Trend
    Top HR Tech Trends for 2016
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    Worldwide investment in HR technology continues to grow at an exponential rate, according to 2015 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey, conducted by Towers Watson. The survey reveals that the primary HR service delivery priority of survey respondents is...
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  • Cloud-based HR Software
    5 Less Known Advantages of Cloud-based HR Software
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    Smartphones have become ubiquitous in the workplace. Most importantly, young employees now ask for better use of their devices and force HR departments to use mobile-optimized HR, which offers instant access (anywhere and anytime) to important HR information such...
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    How to Choose the Right Cloud-based HR Software?
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    The majority of HR leaders hesitate to take the final call on the deployment of cloud-based HR software. There are two key reasons behind their apprehensions: (i) less information about the term “cloud” and (ii) inadequate knowledge about ongoing...
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  • Manufacturing Industry
    How Online HR software Can Help Manufacturing Industry?
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    In the USA, manufacturing sector accounts for 12 percent of GDP. It supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the country. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.37 is added to the economy, according to National Association of...
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  • Differently-abled workforce
    How to manage ‘differently-abled’ workforce?
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    Almost one-third of Americans entering the workforce today will become disabled before they retire, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. This may be a surprising or hard-to-digest information for many people, but employers and HR leaders can’t ignore...
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  • Fair Pay Law
    How to Ensure Compliance with Fair Pay Law?
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    In 2014, the average gender wage gap in California was 16 cents on every dollar, across almost all occupations. This gap was far worse for Latina women who were earning only 44 cents for every dollar a white male...
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  • Demand Surge for Skilled HR professionals! Why?
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    How to develop capabilities of our existing workforce? What is the most successful formula of succession planning? How to ensure employee engagement and retain millennials? These are some common queries, which are raised daily by leadership and HR professionals...
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  • Empxtrack 6.2 Software Release
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    We are pleased to present to you version 6.2 of Empxtrack. The following is a list of changes we have made to make your Empxtrack experience smoother and more efficient. Revamped Design The application has been completely re-designed grounds up to be more...
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    Millennials - Perception vis-à-vis Reality
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    Today morning, one of my senior HR friends surprised me with an unusual statement that millennials have become synonymous with disruptions; are willing to change everything – technology preferences, regular workflows, business models and are adept at technology to...
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  • How to make the best use of HRMS during terror attacks?
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    In the wake of increasing terror attacks including the recent Paris attack, Mumbai attack (26/11), 9/11 attack or natural calamities such as the Nepal Earthquake; it is imperative for every organization as well as HR departments, across the world,...
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  • Soft Skill Gap and Remedies
    Burgeoning soft skill gap and remedies!
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    Everyone likes friendly people with positive attitude and prefer to approach them first. As an example, there may be several doctors in your neighborhood. Where do you prefer to go first: the one who is friendly and very patiently...
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  • Employee Referral for Recruitment
    Employee Referral – Is it a future-proof recruitment solution?
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    The combination of employee referral program and social media is a boon or bane? One morning, a senior HR executive sought my opinion on this topic. During the course of our discussion, I discovered that he was looking to...
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    Avoid Negative Consequences of Layoff with the right HR Tools
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    The employment rate in the USA is improving. From last three years, the US economy has been successfully creating approximately 100,000 jobs every month, according to a Fortune report. But, the situation is not as rosy as the employment...
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  • Diwali Festivities Employees
    How to Boost Employee Engagement during Festivity?
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    Festivals (viz. Diwali, Christmas, etc.) have entered the corridors of Corporate World and many HR professionals must be busy in a brainstorming session with senior management. They must be trying hard to figure out how to boost employee engagement...
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  • Bridge middle skill gap with training management system
    Bridge Middle-Skill Gap with Training Management System
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    “It takes companies an average of 52 days to fill open positions,” according to Talent Acquisition Factbook 2015 by Bersin. The Factbook also reveals that average talent acquisition cost was nearly USD 4,000 per hire in 2014. Among industries,...
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  • Halloween Celebrations in a company
    Halloween Celebration: Add it as an exception in your HRMS
    anemptytextlline
    Whenever we discuss the topic ‘Halloween celebration at the workplace’ with HR managers, their main concerns include appropriateness of celebrating the day at the workplace and costumes. In this Halloween season, through this blog post, we are trying to...
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  • HR Analytics - Fuzzy math or Actionable
    HR Analytics - A Fuzzy Math or Actionable Insight?
    anemptytextlline
    Many HR professionals and organizations perhaps believe that HR analytics is just a fuzzy math. That’s why a report by Advanced Business Solutions observes that only 17% of HR professionals in the UK are using analytics technology which comes...
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  • Imortance of Organization Alignment
    Is Organization Alignment Important?
    anemptytextlline
    And the answer is a firm yes! Have you ever noticed? Watching a soccer game is almost similar to a well-choreographed dance performance – every step/movement has a specific purpose that each artist/player knows very well. In other words,...
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  • Improve on-boarding with Background Screening
    Fine tune the Onboarding Process!
    anemptytextlline
    You hired the best applicant. Don’t relax there. You should carefully create an onboarding plan for the new hires. Background screening is a crucial part of the onboarding process. Recently, ‘First Advantage - a global background screening company’ studied...
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  • employee_engagement
    Employee Engagement - A Management Fad or Puzzle?
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    Early this year, a well-known employee engagement guru, John Smythe had organized a debate, "Is employee engagement just another management fad?" At the end of the debate, the majority in the hall seemed to think so. Despite the fact...
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  • Workflow for business
    Workflow Means ‘Business’!
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    As your business grows, seamless flow of information between multiple stakeholders becomes pivotal. In this situation, you need a well-defined WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. Making information available to the right person, at the right time, helps ensure timely decision making....
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  • Prevent Workplace Bullying at workplace
    Prevent Workplace Bullying With HRIS
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    Workplace bullying is not a new phenomenon. Most of us (working professionals) have seen or experienced some serious incidents, but a recent verdict in Australia by the Fair Work Commission has ignited a fresh debate on the definition of...
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  • top hr priorities - hr barometer
    Top HR Priorities: Talent Management, Training, Succession Planning
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    Talent management, training and development, and mobility/succession planning emerged as top three HR priorities worldwide, in a new study by Michael Page. The study also validates the strategic importance of HR within the organization and observes that an impressive...
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  • Role of HR in Strategic Business
    Rising Role of HR in Strategic Activities: Cranet Report
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    The recently released 'Cranet 2014/15 report' reveals that Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and HR Department - keeper of the people function - now have become the most valuable strategic focal point in almost every company in the USA....
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  • Role of HR in Strategic Business
    Invest in HRMS to simplify business processes - Experts Observe
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    This week we came across two reports: 1) Simplifying the Future of Work Survey by Experts from Wharton and SAP and 2) Simplification of work: The coming revolution by Deloitte University Press. Both reports surprisingly have similar findings. They...
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  • Employee Engagement helps in Profitability
    Employee Engagement – A Profitable Business Proposition
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    In unfavorable economic times, accelerating or optimizing productivity of workforce is more important than ever. In adverse situations, HR department (powered-by an advanced HRMS) holds the key to success because HR is uniquely positioned in organizations to build and...
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  • Company Profitability HR Impact
    HR Impact on Company Profitability
    anemptytextlline
    In our previous posts, we strongly urged companies to completely re-structure their HR departments such that they are better aligned with their business strategy. In addition, we observed that companies who restructured their HR units, yielded measurable profits. HR...
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  • Sharing economy and Labor Laws
    ‘Sharing Economy’ vis-à-vis Labor Laws
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    “In the new wave of ‘SHARING ECONOMY’, how much liberty you can take if you have a new business model that may not come under existing LABOR LAWS? Can a start-up play with fundamental HR principals?" We recently discovered an...
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  • impact hr technology on women hr managers
    Technology and Data-Driven HR: Impact on the Women Workforce
    anemptytextlline
    We often hear that women can’t do maths! Does it impact their ability to handle Analytics based HR Tools? Though we DON’T BUY THIS LOGIC, we decided to investigate more and came across a public Google spreadsheet created by...
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  • HR Policy on same sex Marriage
    Does Your HR Policy Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’?
    anemptytextlline
    Did you hear about ‘Celebrate Pride’ tool - a photo editing tool by Facebook? Many of you (including HR managers) may have even used this tool, without reading the fine print in your own HR policy (whether it is...
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  • Data and Technology Driven HR
    Data and tech-driven HR: Is it future perfect?
    anemptytextlline
    Do you like being told how to behave? No, not even me. That's why, in almost every organization, it is very easy to find critics of HR. Harvard Business Review very nicely captured general people's perception about the HR...
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  • managing your manager
    Managing Your Manager 101
    anemptytextlline
    It is important to look into the crucial relationship between a manager and an employee Research, by Gallup, estimates that it is the manager’s ability that accounts for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores, across business units.  To...
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  • measurable returns on human capital
    How to Demystify Measurable Returns on Human Capital?
    anemptytextlline
    As an HR manager, you have reason to rejoice! Nobody can now deny the importance of well-planned corporate training sessions and Human Resource Management (HRM), as latest research states that their benefits can be financially measured! For many years, most...
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  • Gamification
    5 Insanely Awesome Ways that Gamification Charges Up Your Employees
    anemptytextlline
    Those in the Millennial (born between 1980 and 2000) talent pool are notorious for having a mind-set that seeks continuous validation and is easily distracted, while on the other hand celebrated for being immensely social, thirsty for knowledge and...
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  • pay for performance
    Why Corporate Training is Critical for your Business
    anemptytextlline
    As a member of the senior management, do you often wonder – ‘what if you train an employee, and they leave? All the money and effort you spent on them – would it be a waste? So why train...
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  • Applicant tracking system
    Invest in applicant tracking system and save $3500 per new hire!
    anemptytextlline
    Hiring the Wrong People is SO expensive An Oil & Gas firm gets over 500 resumes in a month, for various vacant positions. Their HR team will most likely make interview decisions based on a cursory view of the CV headline...
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  • pay for performance
    A Nap A Day Keeps The Doctor Away: How Corporate Wellness Teams...
    anemptytextlline
    Let your employee sleep. It is really that simple. Allow us to explain how it relates to your workplace. The Japanese get to take power naps, ‘Inemuri’ if you may, during work hours – at their desks! Incredible as it...
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  • pay for performance
    Make your Employees an Offer they Can't Refuse, With Pay-for-Performance
    anemptytextlline
    Say aye, if you read the post’s title and thought to yourself that it has to do with Sales team’s performance based incentives. While you’re not alone, this cannot be further away from the truth; employees of almost any...
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  • pay for performance
    4 Steps to Align your Employees to Common Goals and Build an Extraordinarily...
    anemptytextlline
    Today, talent shortage causes companies to poach resources from other firms, at EmpXtrack we help retain your most valuable employees by make them part of the workforce management process. In his book titled ‘Corporate Culture and Performance', John Kotter, states that companies...
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  • pay for performance
    Writing Employee Feedback? Here are 4 ways to Make Them Effective
    anemptytextlline
    Collaboration is the new keyword. Your people look up to you for a feedback. Won’t you love to tell them something that stays with the person and inspires him to do great things at work? Let’s be candid. Employee feedback...
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  • pay for performance
    Can succession management groom your business with leadership – find out!
    anemptytextlline
    The importance of succession management was realized by most organizations when Herbert D. Kelleher, the CEO of the most profitable and admired low-fare airlines called Southwest Airlines, was asked a question about company's succession planning in an interview conducted...
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  • pay for performance
    Is your recruitment management software managing your recruiting process efficiently?
    anemptytextlline
    In the past few years, the recruiting process has undergone a complete makeover. The recruitment strategies have changed with the increased use of mobile devices and social networking sites. Candidates search for job openings using their mobile devices and...
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  • pay for performance
    5 Tips for Effective Performance Reviews
    anemptytextlline
    Performance reviews are a part of the work experience that’s often dreaded by both managers and employees. However, performance reviews can and should be a meaningful, helpful experience – both for the manager, the employee and the team. A performance...
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  • HRIS systems in decision making
    Role of HRIS systems in decision making
    anemptytextlline
    In today’s fast paced business environment, decision makers have to make many crucial decisions that impact their business. HRIS systems offer many administrative and strategic advantages for in-time HR planning and informed decision making. HRIS systems allow you to analyze...
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  • 360-feedback
    A flexible and intuitive 360 Feedback for employees - A Case Study
    anemptytextlline
    The client is a US based hedge fund. They have approximately 200 employees on their rolls. Problem Statement and Business Needs The organization comprised mostly employees with research and analysis as being their core profile. Leadership team wanted a more flexible...
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  • payroll-calculation
    What is payroll and how payroll calculations are done?
    anemptytextlline
    Through this blog let us explore what is payroll and methods of the payroll calculation. Payroll processing consist of calculation of payments to employees for their work in the company – whether it is based on time or productivity, calculation...
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  • Statutory Compliance
    ESI deduction and PF deduction for Statutory Compliance
    anemptytextlline
    Statutory Compliance Requirement for ESI Deduction The statutory compliance requirement for ESI deduction is as follows: ESI fund, maintained by ESIC,  is applicable to employees earning Rs 15,000 or less per month to provide the cash and medical benefits to them...
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  • compliances and payroll
    Statutory Compliances in Indian Payroll Management System
    anemptytextlline
    What is Statutory Compliance? Statutory compliance, in HR, refers to the legal framework within which organizations must operate, in the treatment of their employees. Every country has several hundreds of federal and state labour laws that companies need  to align with....
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  • design-effective-performance-appraisal
    How HR Managers can Design effective Employee Review Process?
    anemptytextlline
    Use Empxtrack to Design an Effective Employee Review To conduct an effective employee review in a timely manner is an important responsibility for HR. HR Function is the owner of the performance appraisal process in an organization. The performance appraisal...
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  • performance appraisal
    Use EmpXtrack To Quickly Complete Employee Evaluation
    anemptytextlline
    Start of an employee evaluation raises mixed emotion in employees, managers, and the HR of a company. While the employees expect positive feedback and increments, the managers worry about bigger budgets approvals and feedback sharing, both of which are...
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  • accelerate Success
    Delegate to accelerate Success
    anemptytextlline
    Ability to delegate work is one of the most desired skills for a manager. If you believe in single-handed success, you are mistaken. However efficient and knowledgeable you are, you cannot do all the work alone. Even "Super you"...
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  • self-evaluation-in-appraisal
    Self Evaluation in Appraisal Process – A Key to Development or Just Another...
    anemptytextlline
    Many companies these days are opening up their appraisal process with the inclusion of self evaluation system in the appraisal process. Although, some employees and companies consider it an unnecessary time wasting process, it is actually good for both...
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  • hr-in-small-company
    HR for small and mid-sized companies
    anemptytextlline
    We are often asked these questions from SME: Can HR automation help us? What are our needs in this area? What will be some of the challenges we will face during HR automation? This article tries to address these...
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  • job-description
    Are Job Descriptions Really Important for Your Business?
    anemptytextlline
    Job descriptions are brief overview of jobs and are used in many important processes in an organization such as job postings , setting expectations, compensation, trainings , and performance management. A job description suggests why a job exists...
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  • dashboard
    Importance of Dashboards for Managers
    anemptytextlline
    Just like a car dashboard, a software application dashboard also visually displays the most critical and real time information. This is often required by users to take timely decisions. The manager dashboard not only cuts down the manual administrative...
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  • manage-discipline-in-your-organization
    How to manage Discipline in your organization
    anemptytextlline
    Discipline in an organization is intended to promote a minimum acceptable behavior by employees. It is defined in terms of adherence to the company rules, regulations, systems, and processes. Discipline ensures smooth functioning and helps in creating a healthy...
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  • How to supervise employees with low self esteem: Slideshare
    anemptytextlline
    How to supervise employees with low self esteem from EmpXtrack
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  • EmpXtrack-helps-in-cost-reduction
    How does EmpXtrack, an HR Software on Cloud, help in the cost reduction...
    anemptytextlline
    The HR department of a company plays a critical role in the success of a company by not only looking into payroll, leave and absences but also developing a strong workforce for the organization that helps an organization to...
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  • utilizing-annual-performance
    Utilizing annual performance appraisal for organization development
    anemptytextlline
    Overview: For organizational development & growth, human resources are the key contributors. Mature organizations utilize the Performance Appraisal Process to gather information for the launch of OD initiatives. They are aware that the annual appraisal process is not merely...
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  • payroll-system
    Best Practices for Payroll System
    anemptytextlline
    Payroll system is one of the most important employee related system in any organization howsoever small it may be. Calculating accurate payroll and disbursing employee salaries in a timely manner determines the image of a company and is...
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  • attendance
    Attendance – Does it Work for New Age Companies
    anemptytextlline
    Gone are the days when your attendance at your workplace was mandatory. Many new age companies now offer work from home (WFH) to their employees so that they can manage both their work and their personal life effectively. A...
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  • Want Motivated Employees to go the Extra Mile? Use Rewards and Recognitions
    anemptytextlline
    Remember the last time someone told you "Job well done!". Didn't it feel great? Sincere and honest praise of your work makes you feel good about yourself and your work. Successful leaders use rewards and recognitions effectively to motivate...
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  • Recruitment
    6 key steps to Align your Recruitment Process
    anemptytextlline
    Hiring employees is one of the most important HR functions in any organizations and undoubtedly the first step towards building a competitive and successful organization. An effective recruitment process ensures that right people are hired in a timely manner...
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  • Performance management
    Managing Cross-Functional Teams? Here’s how to measure their performance
    anemptytextlline
    This question came up recently, from a man who was marketing a new product for a high-growth company. He was working with the product manager, as well as the marketing manager within the firm. Now, how does this guy...
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  • attendance
    Why is Training Important for your Business ?
    anemptytextlline
    Some employers think that imparting training or training management is a luxury and is not a necessity for competitive and strategic performance of their organization. They often ask - what if you train an employee, and they leave? But...
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  • goal setting
    Does Optimism alone Lead to Success? Or is there something more?
    anemptytextlline
     All of us have heard the common idiom "Is the glass half empty or half full?". The idiom is commonly used to explain how we perceive events and objects around us. An optimistic person would always see the glass...
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  • talent management
    Retaining Talent – An Employers Perspective
    anemptytextlline
    Introduction: In my previous article, we discussed Retaining Talent from an Employees perspective. Click here to read the article. Here we will look at how an Employer views the challenge of talent management. The business view It is a strategic business need...
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  • Success factor
    Talent Retention: Employee Perspective
    anemptytextlline
    Each organization has the need to retain their good employees, their performing assets. It is important, therefore, to examine why employees change jobs. Let us look at this issue from the employees' perspective. Craving for New Challenges: It takes a competent...
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  • Time Management
    Managing Employee's Time and Attendance at Work Place
    anemptytextlline
    Improving attendance and managing unplanned absenteeism and time steeling is one of the most common issues faced by employers. Although, absenteeism is sometimes unavoidable and employers also realize this fact, persistent and excessive non attendance can negatively impact the...
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  • succession planning
    Road to Succession Planning
    anemptytextlline
     Is your organization prepared for a sudden exit of key employees? Most companies rely on their staff to carry out their missions, achieve company's goals, and provide service. If a person on key role leaves, then it becomes difficult...
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  • Recruitment
    Why focus on Personality when Recruiting?
    anemptytextlline
    While recruiting, it is important to focus on the personality of candidates, as it affects the work culture of an organization. Having the right mix of people is especially important in a small business, where people often must...
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  • The Ray of Hope for Human Resource to curb Recession: Slideshare
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    Ray of hope in recession for hr from EmpXtrack
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  • increase-productivity-for-your-hr-department
    Increase Productivity for your HR Department
    anemptytextlline
    What is HRIS system? Do you really need an HRIS system in your company to increase productivity of your HR department? HRIS can be defined as resource management software or an integrated system that comprises of a centralized repository...
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  • Key trends and evolution of Human Resources
    anemptytextlline
    Key trends and evolution of Human Resources from EmpXtrack
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  • goals kras for sales marketing hr
    How to write goals kras for sales marketing hr it finance
    anemptytextlline
    KRA stands for Key Responsibility Areas. These directly follow from job description of a person and represents the areas in which he or she is expected to perform. Often Managers face difficulty in creating Goals (Key Responsibility Areas or KRAs)...
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  • BYOD
    Shouldn’t HR be responsible for advocating BYOD?
    anemptytextlline
    There has been a lot of talk time and again about BYOD and how it is the new trend at the workplace. While purchasing devices and the decisions behind them are largely left to the procurement or operations team,...
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  • Performance-Support
    Performance Support – How it Can Assist the Workforce
    anemptytextlline
    Performance Support – how is it different from learning? What is learning? Learning, simply put is the transfer of knowledge and expertise with an objective to instruct and facilitate learning interventions, usually undertaken in a classroom setup. Then what is...
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  • recruitment
    Employee Onboarding : Is it necessary for all companies?
    anemptytextlline
    Understand the importance of employee onboarding It was Neha's first day at work. She reached office in time, met the HR contact person, signed some papers and was taken to her workstation. So far so good, but after that... She...
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  • HR Technology
    Break Barriers with Technology
    anemptytextlline
    HR Technology is the nerve-center of every business. Have you ever thought about what business can be accomplished in the absence of technology? Come to think of it, none. Apart from the overall business of the company, the daily...
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  • human capital management
    Are you really taking good care of your company’s most valuable asset?
    anemptytextlline
    We say it all the time. It’s on each company’s website and on posters at the workplace – ‘Employees are our most valuable asset’. But what really goes into caring for this asset? It’s not enough to wake up...
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  • Top 10 bad hr practices: Slideshare
    anemptytextlline
    Everybody talks about best HR practices but merely bringing in the best cannot give results if Bad HR practices exist in the organization Top 10 bad hr practices from EmpXtrack
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  • payroll_management_system
    Best Practices for your Payroll Management System
    anemptytextlline
    Whether you have 15 or 1500 employees in your company, it is always better to use an automated payroll management system instead of calculating payroll manually in your company. You can manage your large or small business payroll, using...
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  • mobile-learning
    Mobile Learning – The time is now
    anemptytextlline
    Mobile is everywhere. It is a technology that most people cannot do without these days. Everybody is talking about mobile all the time. Enterprises are constantly trying to harness this technology to favor the business and enhance employee engagement....
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  • onboarding
    Employee Onboarding Process – Make it better than ever
    anemptytextlline
    In every company there are people who quit while at the same time there are many people, who join the organization. Employee onboarding process happens at regular intervals – you may have heard your HR colleagues talk about new...
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  • human capital management
    Bored of Board Room Meetings? Try the Power of Walking Meetings
    anemptytextlline
    Walking meetings. The idea sounds absurd but you will be surprised to know that walking meetings are more productive than boardroom meetings. Steve Jobs and Sigmund Freud, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey also believe in the power of walking...
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  • gamification
    Play at Work: Increase Employee Engagement through Gamification
    anemptytextlline
     The concept of gamification at workplace or play at work may appear counterintuitive to an organization. After all, all employers want their employees to focus more on work rather than allowing them to waste their time in playing Angry...
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  • Is your Performance Management a mere Ritual?
    anemptytextlline
    Preface: Many a time HR processes are introduced with a business purpose but end up as a mere formality. There is a need, therefore, to verify if your 'Performance Management Process' is meeting your business needs or has turned,...
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  • HR Evolution
    HR Evolution - Seven years from now
    anemptytextlline
     Although, seven years does not seem to be a very long time from a general perspective; from a business perspective, it is a long time. Each business year is a milestone and companies assess where they stand among their...
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  • employee engagement
    Employee Dis-Engagement - a global trend
    anemptytextlline
    There is a need now more than ever to perceive employee engagement levels with a whole new perspective as it seems to have hit an all new low world wide. Global trends show that employees work, but don’t seem...
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  • EmpXtrack-event
    Saigun is the gold sponsor for MTHR Seminar – Winning in India
    anemptytextlline
    Saigun was the gold sponsor at this edition of the MTHR seminar on Winning in India, held on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at SAP labs, Whitefield, Bangalore. This is one of the many seminars organized by MTHR across India...
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  • low-self-esteem
    How to Supervise an Employee with Low Self-Esteem
    anemptytextlline
    Yesterday, one of my subordinates made a small mistake in a procedure she was coding. I asked her why she made, without any intention of accusing her. I was expecting her to come up with the response that she...
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  • HRMS
    HRIS: Why do you need this HR Software?
    anemptytextlline
    An HRIS or Human Resource Information System solution enables you to accomplish basic HR tasks faster by automating processes. This HR software ensures greater convenience as compared to manual processes that involve filing or storing data in excel files....
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  • workplace culture
    How to keep workplace culture intact as SMBs grow?
    anemptytextlline
    It is quite obvious that a strong corporate culture helps retain employees and improve engagement. As culture may be an ambiguous concept, more often than not, smaller companies consciously create a more conducive culture. However, as SMBs scale up...
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  • performance management
    Are You Effective at Work?
    anemptytextlline
    Most of us want to perform our best at our workplace and also feel that we are hundred percent effective in our work. But are we really effective at our workplace? Once in a while it is important to...
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  • Performance management
    HR Software: Why it matters so much today
    anemptytextlline
    Everybody is buzzing about HR technology today – why it is important, what services are more important and how employees have more control. Forbes has recently carried an article by Deloitte on the top drivers of growth in HR...
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  • 5 Tips for a More Engaged Workforce
    anemptytextlline
    Smart managers do what it takes to keep employees happy as this reduces attrition, increases productivity and creates greater satisfaction. To this end, regular employee engagement is the best bet, which is why many companies have made it their...
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  • Recruitment and selection – The most important HR function
    anemptytextlline
    Recruitment and selection process is one of the most important HR function which makes a great impact on the revenue growth and the profit margins of a company as compared to other tasks such as retention, on-boarding, leadership development...
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  • HR function
    Creating a balanced HR function
    anemptytextlline
    Countless people and blogs have discussed the evolving role of HR. Opinions have ranged from the HR function driving business forward to acting as some kind of rule enforcement body. With our experience in the human resources field, we...
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  • HR-redundant
    Is HR becoming Redundant?
    anemptytextlline
    Earlier, companies believed that there was only a need for a single HR person for every 50 to 100 employees (based on industry), but now organizations are searching for better options. Technology is providing efficient solutions to all transaction-related...
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  • teamwork
    Are you heading a Group or a Team ?
    anemptytextlline
    Team work and team spirit is a buzzword these days. Organizations talk a lot about the advantages of working in teams because organizations that have good and established teams operate more effectively. But are you actually heading teams and...
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  • EmpXtrack-event
    The MTHR-Saigun event: Nurturing geniuses
    anemptytextlline
    Saigun sponsored, Nurturing Geniuses: Thinking with Your Hands, an event held on Saturday, 4th May at the SAP campus, Whitefield. The event, one among several leadership development initiatives that MTHR is holding across cities, was a big success. At the...
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  • employee demotivation
    5 Tips for coping with negative emotions at work
    anemptytextlline
    As working professionals, we all know the feeling of butting heads with a coworker or feeling frustrated with our workloads. These negative emotions can affect both our productivity at work, as well as our happiness when we leave work....
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  • 360 feedback
    Should 360 Degree feedback be used for development purposes or for performance appraisals?
    anemptytextlline
    360 Degree Feedback is widely used in companies these days. Some companies use it only for the development purpose of employees while others link it with performance appraisals. As performance appraisals measure the productivity of employees in a company...
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  • Proud Indian
    Be proud of India
    anemptytextlline
    Top 10 Famous Quotations: Will Durant - "India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics;...
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  • manager services
    Does having a good manager matter?
    anemptytextlline
    Typically, a manager of a team or department sets the tone of the work environment. While managers should ideally guide, direct, and share information readily, this is not always the case. You might find that your manager always micro-manages...
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  • Performance management
    What's HR's Role in Enterprise 2.0?
    anemptytextlline
    Over the last few years, social and mobile technologies have proven to be powerful tools for sourcing and recruiting talent. More recently, we’re beginning to see consumer tech--social, in particular--being leveraged in other HR functions. But while research shows...
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  • employee motivation
    Increasing employee engagement
    anemptytextlline
    An employee’s engagement in various functions in the organization is directly proportional to his / her performance outcomes. It is a driving force that keeps employees motivated. Research by Gallup and others shows that engaged employees are more productive,...
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  • HR-strategies
    HR – Moving from back office function to strategic business partner
    anemptytextlline
    Globalization and emergence of complex business requirements have forced organizations to consider HR more as a strategic business function rather than simply being relegated to the back office. Traditionally, the HR department’s functions were limited to providing support to...
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  • Negative-feelings
    Overcoming personal growth ruts at work
    anemptytextlline
    From time to time, everyone struggles a little bit with his or her job. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the tasks, or you might start focusing on the negative aspects of your job. These feelings can leave you...
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  • talent management
    Talent management M&A and how customers may benefit
    anemptytextlline
    Acquisitions of talent management vendors present new challenges for customers and the HR software industry. Oracle and SAP have already stuck to their initial statements thus far. But while things sound promising, the real question is whether these acquisitions...
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  • Cloud-Computing
    SAP, ORACLE and the cloud....
    anemptytextlline
    Last year has been a huge year for Cloud Computing. The software giants have moved aggressively into the space. In the year 2011, SAP acquired cloud software vendor SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 billion. The same year Oracle too...
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  • why-good-employees-leave-your-organization
    Why good employees leave your organization?
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    When talented employees continue to leave, it is alarming for most organizations. In this blog I would like to highlight the reasons and ways to arrest this growing challenge. To identify where the problem lies, ask these questions: Are we using...
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  • the-importance-of-further-training-and-education-for-employees
    The importance of further training and education for employees
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    Businesses today must do everything possible to stay competitive and maintain a highly skilled, motivated staff. Despite today’s very competitive job market, employees often have little hesitation when it comes to searching for a new job if they become...
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  • workplace culture
    Can technology improve employee engagement?
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    Introduction: Studies around the world have revealed that engagement levels have a direct impact on employee's performance and consequently on the bottom line. Thus a well established co-relation exists between employee engagement and business results. Engagement : Some Quotes (from...
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  • search-for-talent
    Search for Talent
    anemptytextlline
    'India's Talent Khoj (Search)': a program on the television channel 'Colors' can be viewed as a process of discovering latent potential of individuals & teams. This potential exists in different forms, called skills & competencies by the management experts....
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  • penny-wise-pound-foolish-approach
    Penny-wise Pound-foolish approach in H R M
    anemptytextlline
    Synopsis: HR function in most organizations is a cost center. In different industry verticals, HR costs are metered in terms of: HR staff per 100 employees employees wages as a % of total expenditure hiring costs per employee total HRM costs as a %...
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  • blue-worker
    Managing performance of workers
    anemptytextlline
    Organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors such as hospitality, infrastructure, security, logistics and retail have a large component of their work force below the supervisor levels. In general, work force below officer/supervisor level is referred to as workers or...
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  • Value systems in life
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    PREFACE Value Systems exist in different forms such as social values, organizational values, human values & personal values. Often these are defined in Citizen's Charters, Code of Conduct and as Leadership Attributes. All forms of value systems are largely based...
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  • bell_curve
    Managing Non Performers
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    Organizations today focus mostly on managing high performers, probably as a risk mitigation measure. After all, high-performers are considered as the drivers of business and their retention is a high priority for the organization. This blog, however, examines how...
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  • are-organizations-utilizing-employee-performance-appraisal
    Utilizing employee performance appraisal systems optimally?
    anemptytextlline
    In most organizations an employee performance appraisal process runs a few times during the year. If designed appropriately, significantly more information can be captured and analyzed by organizations. This may require some modifications to the appraisal instrument such...
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  • HR Checklist
    Checklist for HR Effectiveness
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    This survey is a self-help tool that can help you gauge the effectiveness of your HR function. The following steps need to be followed to use the tool. Select the size of your organization. Check the statements that you believe are...
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  • Recruitment
    I interviewed and the recruiter won't get back to me
    anemptytextlline
    I recently read a great blog post by Suzanne Lucas at the URL I Interviewed and the Recruiter Won't Get Back to MeWhat Suzanne talks about is the suspense a candidate faces post an interview. In today's job market...
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  • employee-training-a-management-perspective
    Employee training: a management perspective
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    How does the management view employee training and what do they expect from it? This was a question which intrigued us; we wanted to understand how senior employees looked at the training function from a strategic perspective. This blog...
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  • carnival-of-hr
    Carnival of HR
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    Its Carnival time again! The Talent Junction blog is delighted to host this edition of the carnival. Thanks to all who contributed a post. Before we begin here are some tributes: First, thanks to all of you in the...
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  • getting-the-performance-appraisal-right
    Getting Employee Performance Evaluation Right
    anemptytextlline
    Most companies want to conduct employees performance evaluation on a periodic basis and their Human Resources  department is generally responsible to manage this process. I have often seen that the buy-in and participation from the Line managers is not...
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  • variable pay
    Variable Pay: A motivation & retention tool
    anemptytextlline
    Over the last couple of years, it has become clear that the option of variable incentives did not work very well since most employees wanted the security of a high base pay and meeting targets was largely unpredictable. The...
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  • HR automation
    How to assess an HR Management Software
    anemptytextlline
    Most HR top shots receives many proposal every week to implement a new HR Management software or performance management software or e-appraisal software or rather replace the current software. However, choosing the right software has always been a challenge...
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  • high-performacne-enterpreneur
    High performance companies focus on performance management
    anemptytextlline
     We often listen from the successful business leaders that “People are our strength”. Recently I read the book "The High Performance Entrepreneur" written by Subroto Baghchi. He is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Mindtree Consulting, one of India's...
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  • causes-of-attrition
    Who is responsible for Attrition
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    HR Heads are worried about employees leaving their organizations. Not only is it costly to lose trained employees but their replacements are not easy to come by. Hence the HR strives hard to keep attrition at the minimum. Greg Weiss,...
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  • case-study-performance-management-system-software-colleges-universities
    Case Study: Performance Management System for Educational Institutions
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    As the need for talented workforce is growing worldwide, so is the need for faculty & staff with requisite skills in the educational institutions to produce the base for generating such a work force. Businesses are continuously demanding fresh...
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  • saas-software
    What Web 2.0 and SaaS Software offer that Legacy ERPs do not provide?
    anemptytextlline
    In the last few years, Web 2.0 and SaaS have captured a significant portion of the market led by legacy ERP systems. Even large enterprises (which only showered their love on ERPs) are now accepting the value of SaaS...
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  • saas-hr
    Paper? Paperless? or SaaS? for HR
    anemptytextlline
    Here is a paper based human resource. We have removed all the cabinets from the room Paper Less Office with in-house software HR Software-as-a-Service Suite Do I need to comment any further on SaaS HR Information System
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  • caught-off-guard-hr
    Post-recession challenges of talent management
    anemptytextlline
    After nearly a year, the news on recession is taking a U-turn as analysts are officially reporting that the recession is over. While it will take some time for recession to pave the way for prosperity and growth for...
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  • empxtrack-cloud-architecture
    Difference between the SaaS and Perpetual License Structure
    anemptytextlline
    HR Managers and CTOs often ask us the benefits of EmpXtrack  SaaS over the perpetual licensing mechanism. Here is a comparison chart: SAAS (Hosted) Licensing Structure Perpetual Licensing Structure Cost of Software Lower cost Can go as high as...
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  • employee-termination-letter
    Employee termination or firing - HR's role is critical!
    anemptytextlline
    Termination or firing employees is an unpopular but mandatory process. All businesses, big or small may, at some time, fire an employee because of business compulsions. However, the recent downturn has accelerated employee terminations largely due to financial and...
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  • HRIS
    Web-based HRIS helps in FMLA Compliance
    anemptytextlline
    Introduction: This blog post mentions the benefits of using an HR Software (also called recordkeeping software) in maintaining compliance with FMLA, a law in United States about family and medical leaves. It is important for HR, CEO and CFO...
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    Importance of HR Data for a CEO
    anemptytextlline
    I used to believe that employee data were useful for HR departments only since it was responsible for employee development and management activities. The CFO and CEO were only interested in metrics such as cost of hire, total compensation,...
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  • Strategic benefits of online leave management system
    anemptytextlline
    Leave management is one of the most important HR processes which consume a small but significant portion of managerial time. Although this does not take too much time, yet approving leaves is a delicate balancing act. On one hand,...
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  • CEO’s checklist for HR Effectiveness
    CEO's checklist for HR Effectiveness
    anemptytextlline
    Introduction: This survey is a self-help tool that can help you gauge the effectiveness of your HR function. The following steps need to be followed to use the tool. Select the size of your organization. Check the statements that you believe...
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  • Web HRIS 2.0
    Web 2.0 and SaaS for Human Resource Managers
    anemptytextlline
    Recently, "People and Management", a popular HR magazine in India asked us to explain Web 2.0 and SaaS to their readers who mainly CEOs or belong to senior HR and other management roles. Our thoughts were published in the...
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    Consultants accept that Software is 20 percent of Talent Management
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    Blogger, Andrew Gebavi, a principal consultant focusing on Talent Management in his recept post " Software is only 20 percent of Talent Management Success", listed 5 important factors that play an important role in Talent Management Process. His list...
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  • HRIS for Not-for-Profit:
    EmpXtrack Implementation for a Not-for-Profit: Benefits
    anemptytextlline
    Abstract The implementation of EmpXtrack Lite was recently completed for a not-for-profit organization called African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) based out of Washington DC. This case study covers the benefits seen by the organization after the implementation of the package and...
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  • Free Human Resources (HR) Software Download Facts
    anemptytextlline
    What is an HR database software HR Software is a process for the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of employee's data. It can provide tools for prediction and forecasting, based on data. Thus it can also be used for a...
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  • Performance Appraisal Scores can be DECEPTIVE
    anemptytextlline
    The one positive thing recession has done for organizations is shifting the focus to what really matters when analyzing employee performance. "I think Steve is a great guy." doesn't work anymore. It has to be "Look at John's sales performance...
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  • White Papers: Employee Performance Management (EPM)
    anemptytextlline
    Abstract Companies today realize that effective management of HR is absolutely crucial for achieving the strategic objective of sustained and rapid growth. One way to measure and track EPM is to consider the twin factors of 'goal based performance' and...
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  • Normalization of Employee Performance Review Scores
    anemptytextlline
    Rating Patterns of Managers in a Performance Review During a performance review, managers have a tendency to rate differently – some are naturally lenient while some fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. However, more often than not, it...
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  • Competency Evaluation : A Case Study
    anemptytextlline
    Abstract Developing employees holistically entails proper observation of their workplace behaviors by the respective managers. Mapping these observations on the relevant competencies helps in evaluating the current level of employees in each competency. This leads to the creation of a...
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  • teamwork
    White Paper: Interfacing Technology With Strategic HR
    anemptytextlline
    Abstract This paper illustrates strategic HR processes across industries/organizations and highlights the use of technology to manage these processes more effectively. Understanding Strategic HR Organizations base their growth objectives primarily on the vision of their top leaders. These objectives are achieved through...
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  • Implementing a Comprehensive Performance Appraisal System
    Implementing a Comprehensive Performance Appraisal System for India's Leading Retail Chain : A...
    anemptytextlline
    About the customer The customer is a leading retail chain in India with outlets in multiple states across USA, Europe and Japan. A large conglomerate with interests in various ventures, the company pioneered the concept of customer-oriented retail stores. Over...
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  • Smart Goals : A Performance Multiplier
    Smart Goals : A Performance Multiplier
    anemptytextlline
    Abstract Accountability in employees is vital to the growth of an organization. This paper illustrates, with the help of a case study, how setting clear goals allows employees to drive performance Before the AGM- 2005 The Board of Directors, managers and the...
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  • Career Development of Employees
    White Papers: Career Development of Employees
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    Abstract While most employees are career conscious, organizations seldom consider employee career development a part of their HR vision. ' This is however important for organizations to drive performance, retain people and ensure employee contentment. What is career development? In simple terms...
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  • HR Management in Retail Industry
    Case Study on HR Management in Retail Industry
    anemptytextlline
    The EmpXtrack HR Consultants team has released a new case study on Human Resource Management in the retail industry. This case study covers the challenges faced by HR in managing employees in an organization, which has a chain of...
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  • The Ray Of Hope In Recession For Human Resources
    The Ray of Hope in Recession for Human Resources
    anemptytextlline
    While reading an article in Jon’s Carnival of HR,”Carnevale delle Risorse Umane: 18 February 2009” I realized how seriously the HR domain has been affected by recession. After all, it is the HR department that is tasked with the thankless...
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  • The Future of Human Resources Management
    anemptytextlline
    Prayag Consulting, a leading technology marketing firm, recently interviewed the President of Saigun Technologies and the Chief Architect of EmpXtrack, Tushar Bhatia, regarding the trends in HR Technology, the future of HR management and entrepreneurship. Here are excerpts from...
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  • Why employee performance appraisals are ineffective, sometimes?
    anemptytextlline
    One of my HR Community friends, Basheer wrote to me: > Dear Mr. Gireesh , > > When most people consider traditional performance appraisals a time consuming and expensive task, I also believe they are ineffective in the present work culture...
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  • Raising Bar for Performance: Case Study
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    About the Case Study Benefits of Web 2.0/SaaS-based Performance Management System for Educational Institutions Inside This Case Study The need for performance management in educational institutions. Challenges of implementing a performance management system in educational institutions. Superior technology for performance management by EmpXtrack. Implementation of...
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  • What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?
    anemptytextlline
    When organizing a software training workshop for a major Electric Power Distribution Corporation in New Delhi, I asked Vikram Singh, one of the participating Senior Managers, who has a team size of 150 employees for performance review, "What is...
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  • Successfactors of a Leader – Remembering Names
    anemptytextlline
    Sometimes back I wrote a post 'What’s in the name? SuccessFactors for HR' where I mentioned the special skill of an HR manager who knows every employee by name. While I was reviewing a new feature in the software...
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  • Make sure your rewards motivate your employees!
    anemptytextlline
    During one of my conversations with the CEO of a start-up, the discussion turned towards Compensation Planning to motivate employees, especially the talented ones. We agreed that the most talented ones need continuous motivation to maintain their momentum. During...
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  • Ten tips for downsizing with grace in difficult economic times
    anemptytextlline
    Difficult economic times require tough calls, and, downsizing is one of the most difficult decisions that a company can take. Though downsizing is the most hated task; it is a necessary evil when looking to save a company during...
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  • Impact of HR Technology Solution in Retail Management
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    About the Case Study This case study is about the Human Resources Management challenges faced by a retail organization and the appropriate HR solution to meet these challenges. About the Client The organization that partnered with Saigun in the case study is...
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  • Top Ten Bad HR Practices
    anemptytextlline
    Everybody talks about practicing the best HR practices, which is a good start but pretty useless if bad practices continue to persist. So what are the top ten bad HR practices which need to be eliminated? 1. Employee has no...
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  • Invite your CEO to wear HR's Shoes
    anemptytextlline
    I posted the Talent Junction blog posts - "How HR Manager can improve Performance", in CiteHR.com. . It was very well received by the HR community (Read by 2,879 HR professionals). A fellow HR professional replied to my post...
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  • What the hell has an “Axe” to do with Performance Management business?
    anemptytextlline
    Thomas, Karl, Steve, Martha, Matthew, Bill and so many others in the organization complained of work pressure, unachievable targets, peer pressure, time management and loss of work life balance. Despite working hard, their performance was going down and...
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  • You Can Only Improve What You Can Measure
    anemptytextlline
    Going through a book on Six Sigma, I came across this very popular statement "You Can Only Improve What You Can Measure". Does it hold true for HR also? Why not? If the answer to above is 'Yes', then for...
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  • 10 things about Technology every HR Manager should know
    anemptytextlline
    After spending a lot of time working on HR technology, I have just tried to collaborate some of the technology knowledge that any HR Manager should know. 1. The Era of Excel is over, its no more the most Powerful...
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  • Top 10 HR Best Practices
    anemptytextlline
    Here are the Top Ten HR Practices that can help you achieve your organizational goals every year. 1. Safe, healthy and happy workplace Creating a safe, healthy and happy workplace ensures that employees feel at home and...
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  • Denying Leave can cause emotional distress – Granting Leave can hamper project deliveries!...
    anemptytextlline
    I read an interesting case study in Human Capital magazine that was titled 'hey! I put in my papers!”. The case study was about a brilliant engineer joining a big brand employer and leaving the organization within 2 years...
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  • Performance Driven Culture - Key to Organizational Success
    anemptytextlline
    Definition of a Performance-Driven Culture According to a Gartner lexicon, performance-driven culture is a management style that looks at creating a balance between focusing on financial measures, and use of leading performance indicators and weak signals, to drive better business outcomes. Efficient...
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  • Evolution of the HR Function
    anemptytextlline
    A few years ago, during a client interaction, I was surprised by a question on security practices in our company. Apparently, the client measured the maturity of their vendors based on the security practices prevalent in the vendor’s premises....
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  • SaaS gets its due recognition
    anemptytextlline
    It was refreshing to see the perspective of a leading monthly magazine DARE which talked about SaaS as a way to lower IT costs. Makes me proud since we were covered as one of the top provider in HR. You...
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  • What’s in the name? SuccessFactors for HR
    What's in the name? SuccessFactors for HR
    anemptytextlline
    I stepped in the corporate office of Book Cafe, one of the largest chains of niche book stores, hoping to talk to some editors and publishers. Against all odds, while sitting in the lobby next to a training room, I...
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  • Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do and What to Do About It
    Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do..
    anemptytextlline
    :) The title of this post reflects the title of a book called ‘Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do and What to Do About It’ by Ferdinand F. Fournies, where he reveals the findings of a...
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  • Setting SMART Goals is the key to engage workforce
    Setting SMART Goals is the key to engage workforce
    anemptytextlline
    Here is an exemplary story about a swimmer who set a world record in swimming: “When she looked ahead, Florence Chadwick saw nothing but a solid wall of fog. Her body was numb. She had been swimming for nearly sixteen...
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  • EmpXtrack On-Demand Human Capital and Talent Management Software
    Empxtrack On-Demand Human Capital and Talent Management Software
    anemptytextlline
    EmpXtrack is a unique web-based Global HR product that covers all aspects of an employees life cycle in an organization - right from Recruitment, On-boarding, Payrolls, Self Services, Performance Management and Training. EmpXtrack provides strategic inputs to the organization...
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  • Theory X and Theory Y : Theories of employee Motivation
    anemptytextlline
    Theory X and Theory Y pertain to employee motivation and have been used in human resource management, organizational behavior analysis, and organizational development. Empxtrack – an Integrated Human Capital and Talent Management Tool is based on such theories and...
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