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! This scenario vividly illustrates the importance … 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
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..

🙂 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 research done on this subject. The reasons that he listed are: They don’t know why they … Read more
Setting SMART Goals is the key to engage workforce

Setting SMART Goals is the key to engage workforce

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 hours. Already she was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. … Read more