Managing Your Manager 101

Managing Your Manager 101

It is important to look into the crucial relationship between a manager and an employee Research, by Gallup, estimates that it is the manager’s ability that accounts for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores, across business units.  To have a high level of engagement, managers should ideally guide, direct, and share information […]

5 Insanely Awesome Ways that Gamification Charges Up Your Employees

5 Insanely Awesome Ways that Gamification Charges Up Your Employees

Those in the Millennial (born between 1980 and 2000) talent pool are notorious for having a mind-set that seeks continuous validation and is easily distracted, while on the other hand celebrated for being immensely social, thirsty for knowledge and technologically savvy. With millennials set to form 50% of the global workforce by 2020, organizations will […]

Increasing employee engagement

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 […]

Can technology improve employee engagement?

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) […]

Managing Non Performers

Managing Non Performers

Organizations today focus mostly on managing high performers, probably as a risk mitigation measure. After all, high-performers are considered as the drivers of business and their retention is a high priority for the organization. This blog, however, examines how to manage non-performers which may account for 10-20% of employee strength. Who are non-performers ? Are […]

Utilizing employee performance appraisal systems optimally?

Utilizing employee performance appraisal systems optimally?

In most organizations an employee performance appraisal process runs a few times during the year. If designed appropriately, significantly more information can be captured and analyzed by organizations. This may require some modifications to the appraisal instrument such that it can be used for employee feedback, self development and studying the rating patterns of supervisors […]

The Future of Human Resources Management

The Future of Human Resources Management

Prayag Consulting, a leading technology marketing firm, recently interviewed the President of Saigun Technologies and the Chief Architect of Empxtrack, Tushar Bhatia, regarding the trends in HR Technology, the future of Human Resources management and entrepreneurship. Here are excerpts from the interview that appeared in their newsletter Focal Point. What the future holds for Human […]

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

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 […]

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

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 […]

Evolution of the HR Function

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 […]