Author Archives: AceNgage

3 months notice period-Totally ridiculous or an absolute requirement? 3

Taking off from a comment in my last post I am increasingly curious about the merits of having a notice period, especially the 3 month notice periods The main reasons why Organizations have a notice period are: Backfill Since finding the right profile may take time it gives an opportunity for the Organization to backfill the position. However, this challenge is more in smaller Organizations when there is only one

Accepting the offer but not joining, how irresponsible?! Or is it? 3

Over the past few weeks I have been speaking with several HR leaders to find out what are the challenges they face. While attrition continues to be challenge, Everyone expressed their frustration about candidates not joining after accepting an offer. Obvioulsy they are perplexed. The candidate attends several rounds of interviews,accepts the offer, says he’s joining and then bang on the date of joining he doest show up. To make

You have done enough reacting, let 2017 be about Acting 3

The challenges that Organisations face continue to be around talent attraction & employee retention. Nothing new there. Oh Happy New year 🙂 AceNgage over the past several years has worked with a lot Organisations on many many areas of employee engagement & retention. I can, with a lot of confidence, state that we have a good understanding of what Organisations should do to address these challenges . You have to

“Psychological safety” and why it may have led to Mistry’s exit 3

For those you who haven’t yet heard of psychological safety, here goes… Google recently published results from their project, known as Project Aristotle, which took several years, and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the company. “The project was to find a magic formula—the perfect mix of individuals necessary to form a stellar team.” I can

What not to do once you agree for a meeting 2

A good part of my time is spent in meetings. I typically meet HR folks across various designations and I must admit that mostly the interactions are quite intellectually stimulating. But yes there are times that it does get annoying and I am hoping that those of you reading this will appreciate what I am saying and maybe ensure that you don’t do this to someone else. “Please don’t make

What do employees want 1

A couple of weeks back, I met with the Director HR of a large Pharma company and during the conversation, he asked me if I knew what employees really wanted. Well, yes I had a fair idea but I figured that the best thing to do was to ask the employees. What better way to know for sure? My team of counsellors ( behavioural psychologists) recently spoke with around 4500

Only when you ask, you will ever know 3

I have a friend who is looking at buying a house. He is curious about the reputation of the builder, the quality of construction, proximity to schools and hospitals and lots of other stuff. He wants to be sure he is making the right decision. My friend who recently got a pup home had tonnes of questions and reached out to me since she knows I have one too. She

Signs of disengagement 2

Its that time of the year. Most organisations are busy with the performance management cycle. Appraisals would have been completed and Managers would have shared feedback with their teams and discussed key deliverables for the next year. It’s natural that some employees would be happy and some not so. We have to accept it. What is in our control however, is the time we can spend with each of the

The first 30 days are always Critical….. 4

I read an article recently about how the whole dynamics around recruitment are changing. New age (technology driven) recruitment firms are now targeting ‘engaged’ employees who are not actively looking out for a change, using high-end data analytics to then seduce them into joining another company by making an offer that’s not easy to resist. Mostly to do with a better salary Kiran, my squash partner recently quit a large

How important is it to be dressed ‘right‘ for an interview? 3

Do interviewers pay attention to what the candidate says or to what they wear? What is professional & what is casual. What is right & what is wrong? How do I make a good first impression? These are questions that most candidates attending interviews have.  Our guest writer Ciara who represents Quintessentially People shares some useful advice on dressing for an interview.  Research the company culture You should already be

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