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Taking care of new Hires 2

Economic Times recently published a report that said that Bad Hiring was costing Indian Companies Rs.2460 crores. Pressure and urgency to fill up positions, wrong bench-marking, poor screening, non-competitive hiring team, lack of reference checks and fake identities/resumes were given as some of the major factors that led to wrong hires. While such challenges will continue to exist (and several companies are getting creative with the solutions), it has become

Are you an Employee engagement addict ? 2

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In the recent past most conversations that I have been having around employee engagement & retention revolves around how to keep employees engaged during the first 60/ 90 days. More often than not Managers are very happy to blame the quality of hire and the recruitment team tends to take the beating. Now, I am not for once saying that there isn’t a problem there. Recruitment teams definitely need to

How to get the best out of your annual appraisals 1

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A few days from now you will be facing up to your boss for the annual performance appraisal exercise. ET spoke to HR experts to help you stitch together an appraisal strategy depending on which of the following scenarios you fit into. Read on: UNSURE ABOUT PERFORMANCE “I am not sure how well I have done this year and not sure what to expect from the performance appraisal.” The way

India Inc sees benefits of Employee Retention 1

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Organizations are accelerating their talent retention strategies, which experts believe would increase the stickiness of employees to their jobs for longer terms. The fact that retention is more cost effective than hiring is now being brought out strongly in research as well. Some statistics: The cost of replacing an employee ranges from 29% (non-management) to 46% (management) of the person’s annual salary. The new hiring cost that, on average, would

“What do employees look for in an Organisation” 1

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I ran a survey on “WHAT DO EMPLOYEES LOOK FOR IN AN ORGANISATION” on the blog and I would first like to thank each of you for taking time out and participating in it. The final results are: A great team to work with – 84% A nice compensation package – 16% A big brand (products, services, image) – 0% A great office (location, interiors, facilities – 0% I must

The need to retain Seasoned Professionals 1

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THE NEED TO RETAIN SEASONED PROFESSIONALS A seasoned professional in organization will necessarily have most of these characteristics – He or she would have been a tenured employee, would have played different roles in the company across functions and business units, would consistently meet organizational and business goals, have personal rapport with many of the colleagues at different levels in the organization, have a knack of getting things done quickly

Bee the change 1

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A good friend of mine from college has always explained to me how there is so much to learn from the bees. Patient, hard working, disciplined, meticulous are some of the many virtues that the bees have, he would explain. While initially I didn’t pay too much attention I was impressed with the amount of passion he showed every time we would have a conversation about bees. Eventually I started

Is it the end of the road for BPO’s ? 1

Is it really the end of the road for BPO’s in India? More and more people I talk to seem to think so. While I would like to beg to differ, I hope I am not being overly optimistic. A good friend recently pointed to me that the quality of people joining has definitely deteriorated. Back in 2003 all companies would hire graduates, quite of few of them talented and

When the going gets tough… 1

The economic situation is not good; the govt is at its weakest, gold prices are dropping, sensex tanked after RBI announced the much awaited steps to revive the economy. In general, it does not paint a pretty picture. The signs are pretty clear, our Country along with the rest of the world is going through a phase where Companies will struggle to attract new clients and post high levels of

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