This isn’t the age of laziness. If anything, it’s the age of constant running and stumbling. Being rushed has its own fallouts but being lazy has been out of fashion for a long time now. Unfortunately, the HR folks (including myself) have been lazy for a while now. Why do I say this? I don’t … Continue reading Don’t be lazy!
The 7%-38%-55% rule has been around for a long time now, yet the number of people who actually pay any attention to it is dismally low. There is a reason why Margaret Thatcher took on a voice coach and a lot of our leaders around the world sound the way they do. We are programmed … Continue reading Sounding like a leader
These are my favorite words after ‘disruptive’. After all, these are top trending words, especially after Satya Nadella’s ancient goof up. Women empowerment is not a new focus area. Nor is diversity and inclusion. It’s been talked about to death and yet the statistics don’t reflect what we’d like them to. With women making up … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion
Surprised? It’s not a new school of thought. Think about it. Will eliminating majority of your employee’s cribs reduce the attrition or increase your ESAT score drastically? Maybe, but maybe not. More often than not, they just find new things to crib about. Eliminating the negatives rarely lead to a positive. Instead, focus on how … Continue reading Don’t solve that crib!
As HR professionals, I believe that we have far greater reach and influence than others in the business. To what extend we wield that power is something that varies from individual to individual. It might also be a parameter by which we may measure up to some of our goals. I spoke about specialization in … Continue reading Wield that influence!
This naturally stems from my previous post on ‘What’s your legacy? In process of trying to answer the question that I asked, you will try and build your own USP. At some point of time it is important to decide which area of HR you would like to be an expert in. It could be … Continue reading Specializations!
By virtue of having chosen HR as a profession, we have chosen to play in areas which have no clear answers. Often we are stuck at crossroads, trying to maintain balance on paths which blur lines between right and wrong. The business waits to hear your opinion and sometimes puts you at a juncture where … Continue reading Black & White with a whole lot of grey
Here’s a situation retold:Imagine that you work on the 18th floor of a building. One fine Monday afternoon, a fire breaks out on the 7th floor and it is fast spreading. The people on your floor are in danger and most exits are cut off. Then one little bird comes along and tells you that … Continue reading Are we just counting cows?
Pick your employees up and move them around; play checkers with them - give them a new space to call their own. Not a new idea! It's one that has been around for ages and one I'd like to repeat. Want more engaged employees? Give them new cubicles - hold cubicle decoration contests - watch … Continue reading Shuffle ’em around
The week after the announcements of the annual appraisal ratings can be the best and worst periods of a Unit HR’s job. For younger organizations, it gets a little tougher; not as much because of the processes but because the major population fails to understand how it works. And it is common knowledge that whatever … Continue reading Bell that cat!