Leadership insights on “Budgeting for Growth”

I was invited to a attend a seminar conducted by a local chapter of a management group. The conference was on “Budgeting for Growth“, where experts and industry leaders shared their views on optimizing budgets for marketing, infrastructure, information technology and HR. Since my interest is in HR, I captured and am sharing the viewpoints … Read more
Performance factor

What the hell has an “Axe” to do with Performance Management business?

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 impacting organization’s bottom line. Who is to blame for poor performance of employees and business? Ask line … Read more

You Can Only Improve What You Can Measure

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 HR to improve its processes it is important to measure the current effectiveness. Here is … Read more

10 things about Technology every HR Manager should know

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 tool. There was a time when Excel Geeks were highly in demand. Everybody will approach … Read more
Top 10 HR Best Practices

Top 10 HR Best Practices

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 stay with the organization for a very long time. Capture their thoughts through frequent surveys. 2. Open book … Read more

Denying Leave can cause emotional distress – Granting Leave can hamper project deliveries! What to do?

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 with dejected feelings. Among many unfortunate things that happened to this engineer, the most prominent was … Read more

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

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 leaders will seek to create a performance-driven culture, in which your business strategies will … Read more

Evolution of the HR Function

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. After all, they wanted to entrust their data with us! Nearly five years later, we were … Read more

SaaS gets its due recognition

It was refreshing to see the perspective of a leading monthly magazine DARE which talked about SaaS as away to lower IT costs. Makes me proud since we were covered as one of the top provider in HR blogger. You can read about the article and even view the coverage here. And to begin with, … Read more
What’s in the name? SuccessFactors for HR

What’s in the name? SuccessFactors for HR

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 saw a very smart guy conducting a training session – on sales etiquettes, sales strategies, … Read more