employee motivation

Increasing employee engagement

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, customer-focused, profitable, and less likely to leave. Not surprisingly, best-performing companies recognize this fact and encourage … Read more

HR – Moving from back office function to strategic business partner

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 the organization by dealing with contracts, benefits, leaves and recruitment. The department was usually located conveniently … Read more

Overcoming personal growth ruts at work

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 stuck in a rut where you aren’t able to accomplish as much as you once were. … Read more
talent management

Talent management M&A and how customers may benefit

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 are going to make customers more successful at the end of the day. Over the years, … Read more

SAP, ORACLE and the cloud….

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 Success Factors for approximately $3.4 billion. The same year Oracle too announced acquisition of cloud CRM vendor Right Now. Collectively, SAP and Oracle spent nearly US $5 … Read more

Why good employees leave your organization?

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 the right processes to identify new hires? » Do we know why our … Read more

The importance of further training and education for employees

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 unhappy with their current employer. In order to keep employees satisfied, boost morale, and remain competitive, … Read more
Keep Workplace

Can technology improve employee engagement?

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 articles in professional journals) » Work never kills a person; the absence of it (unemployment) … Read more

Search for Talent

‘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. These skills could relate to singing, dancing, magic, acrobatics, instrumental music and a host of other … Read more

Penny-wise Pound-foolish approach in HRM

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 % of company revenue, and similar other statistics. Are these metrics also … Read more