How to Ensure Effectiveness of Performance Appraisal?
(Updated 2021) Employee performance review is traditionally done in a formal, top-down manner, which reduces it’s effectiveness. Employees are reviewed once or twice a year (for no apparent reason) and given ratings based on their KRAs. A report by SHRM states that 95% of managers are not satisfied with their company’s annual performance appraisal process. … Read more
Raising Bar for Performance: Case Study
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 Performance Management System. » Experience of … Read more
What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?
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 the bigger problem when conducting Performance appraisals: managing appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?“. Vikram’s company employs … Read more
Successfactors of a Leader – Remembering Names
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 EmpXtrack, called Employee Hierarchy (similar to an Organization Chart), I recollected one such incident. It was … Read more
Make sure your rewards motivate your employees!
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 the discussion, the CEO narrated a bad experience concerning a talented employee, whom he admired, wanted … Read more
Ten tips for downsizing with grace in difficult economic times
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 an economic collapse. With some effort, organizations can minimize the effect of downsizing on their employees. … Read more
Impact of HR Technology Solution in Retail Management
About the Case Study This case study is about the Human Resources Management challenges faced by a retail organization with 10,000+ employees across 150 locations and the HR solution (Empxtrack Professional Edition) provided to address these challenges. About the Client The organization that partnered with Saigun in the case study is one of the largest … Read more
Top Ten Bad HR Practices
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 access to personal data (over-confidentiality): Can’t view or update personal information; have no access to … Read more
Biggest HR Question of First decade of 21st Century?
The world economics went through a big turmoil during the third/fourth week of September 2008. The news of debacle of major financial giants like Lehman Brothers, AIG and Merrill Lynch scared event the most patient investor across the world. In the middle of the same turmoil (whether somebody noticed or not) TT Ram Mohan, Editor … Read more
Invite your CEO to wear HR’s Shoes
I posted the Talent Junction blog posts – “How HR Manager can improve Performance“. It was very well received by the HR community (Read by 2,879 HR professionals). A fellow HR professional replied to my post with this very interesting email seeking help. “Hello Mr. Gireesh, I have read your Article. It’s Brilliant. I am … Read more