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HR teams need to show that they care 0

AceNgage recently conducted an HR Effectiveness survey and here are the results: HR unfortunately has a tough job and no one denies it but unfortunately many of them also do a terrible job of it. “Its important for HR to move from Human to Humane” While the challenges can be plenty the start point for any HR leader would be to have an as-is understanding of what employees think of

Why do some Managers always have low attrition 0

A lot of times I get asked about how some team managers consistently have lower attrition than their peers. I believe that its a combination of many things. There are factors that managers may not be able to control such as project dynamics, office location, learning opportunities etc. Having said that, there are clear traits that make some managers stand out from the crowd. Do let me know if I

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

Why in-house exit interviews do not yield insights? 5

Traditionally, exit interviews are done by the in-house HR teams. The objective is to capture the employees’ feedback at the time of leaving. This is done on the last day in most organisations and is a one on one session with the HR SPOC. The level in the organisational hierarchy determines who from the HR team will conduct the interview for the exiting employee. This feedback is captured for further

Management lessons from Modi @ Madison 5

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A lot has been said about Modi’s speech at Madison. He enthralled the 20,000 crowd with his gripping speech and by the end of it he was being hailed as a rock star. Bono, Beyonce and The Beatles have all played at Madison I got myself thinking about what he does differently and how he manages to garner such attention and adulation. When I thought about the qualities he displayed,

Consistency is the key 5

We had to get our house renovated and hence had shifted out to another house. I am now back to our old house that looks new!! The new windows, the fresh paint smell inspires me also to look different (read new ) . The workers pushed my treadmill to the balcony and the additional work load didn’t let me do any exercises (You are right, its an EXCUSE, excuse, excuse). I

Before you ‘fire’ them, remember you have ‘hired’ them !! 5

Unlike in the past, we hear of employees being laid off a lot more often these days and rightly so. While it may not and should not be the first option it’s almost always in the best interest of the organization. We are all dependent on our clients and if we lose business it’s natural to ask the employees working on that particular project to leave. In a way they

Are you taking your reference checks seriously? 8

As part of every recruitment process there is the mandatory step of conducting reference checks. Unfortunately this process is most often a cursory check and not given due importance. When is the last time you have heard of someone failing the reference check process? Tweet this. The reference check can actually provide very significant and valuable feedback about the hire which can be used very effectively while engaging the employee

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