How to Choose the Right Cloud-based HR Software?

How to Choose the Right Cloud-based HR Software?

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 IT trend in the HR domain. However, they can justify their decisions with some non-technical steps. […]

How Online HR software Can Help Manufacturing Industry?

How Online HR software Can Help Manufacturing Industry?

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 Manufacturers. In short, manufacturing matters. As advanced economies recover from the Great Recession, manufacturers will accelerate […]

Demand Surge for Skilled HR professionals! Why?

Demand Surge for Skilled HR professionals! Why?

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 in companies across the world. According to HBR, companies could increase 6% productivity and 5% profits […]

How to Boost Employee Engagement during Festivity?

How to Boost Employee Engagement during Festivity?

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 during festivities. The festive season is indeed a very difficult situation for those companies which are […]

Fine tune the Onboarding Process!

Fine tune the Onboarding Process!

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 its own employment screening records and revealed a shocking fact. According to the company, its employment […]

Employee Engagement – A Management Fad or Puzzle?

Employee Engagement – A Management Fad or Puzzle?

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 that management gurus are debating relevance and context of employee engagement in business processes, there are […]

Workflow Means ‘Business’!

Workflow Means ‘Business’!

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. A right workflow management system lets you define, control and regulate all the activities involved in […]

Prevent Workplace Bullying With HRIS

Prevent Workplace Bullying With HRIS

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 workplace bullying. In its verdict, the Commission found that a pattern of unreasonable behavior over about […]

Top HR Priorities: Talent Management, Training, Succession Planning

Top HR Priorities: Talent Management, Training, Succession Planning

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 80% of HR leader respondents are engaged in strategically important works, such as talent management. In […]

Rising Role of HR in Strategic Activities: Cranet Report

Rising Role of HR in Strategic Activities: Cranet Report

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. 83% of the responding companies agreed that they are using a human resource information system (HRIS) […]

Invest in HRMS to simplify business processes – Experts Observe

Invest in HRMS to simplify business processes – Experts Observe

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 observe that majority of HR leaders and practitioners find ‘business simplification’ as the biggest bottleneck of […]

Employee Engagement – A Profitable Business Proposition

Employee Engagement – A Profitable Business Proposition

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 nurture a more engaged workforce. In this blog, you will find some success stories which demonstrate […]

HR Impact on Company Profitability

HR Impact on Company Profitability

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 departments are now professional service units within their organizations. In this new avatar, they are effectively […]

Data and tech-driven HR: Is it future perfect?

Data and tech-driven HR: Is it future perfect?

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 practices in its July/August 2015 edition, with a very PROVOCATIVE HEADLINE: “It’s Time to BLOW UP […]