Category Archives: Employee Engagement

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

Indians are happy at workplace, but constantly on the lookout 2

This was the headlines of an article I read in this morning’s Economic times. The article spoke about a study that found that the level of job satisfaction in India is extremely high at around 88%, as against the global average of around 56 %. It also said that 71% of the Indian workforce is either thinking about or actively looking for new positions. I run a business helping Organisations

Oh No , Not again !! 1

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I just read this article that was featured in DNA a few weeks back. Titled “To deal with attrition, companies extending notice period” it spoke about how Organisations IT-ITeS firms are increasingly extending notice periods from one to three months to dissuade poaching of staff. In order to safeguard their business interests, companies in the IT-ITeS sector are increasingly introducing longer notice periods for employees leaving their fold. My first

First minutes are critical in new-employee orientation 4

A brilliant article published in the Harvard Business Review The first few minutes of new employee orientation, if done right, can lead to happier and more productive workers and, ultimately, increased customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lot of companies do it wrong. In many firms, employee orientation focuses solely on corporate culture and identity of the new workplace. There’s a lecture about the firm’s history and another about standard operating procedures.

Oh the challenges of recruitment 1

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My friends in BPO Recruitment teams across several companies are in a terrible mood. Everyone seems to be pissed off with their jobs, hate their peers and are upset with their colleagues. The problem seems to be common. They run a stiff number target ( gosh when will employees be referred to as people and not numbers), somehow manage to meet the target, only to be told that the quality

Appraisal Satisfaction Survey – The Need of the Hour 2

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It is appraisal time and everyone is running behind deadlines and trying to complete the process within the stipulated time. Something I have never understood considering that appraisals & feedback should be a continuous process. One thing that you hear the most during this season is the dreaded word ‘ Bell Curve’. No one knows what it means and the ones who do , cant seem to care to explain.

What do we want from our jobs ? 1

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A couple of weekends back I was having drinks with a few of my friends from the HR world at TGIF ( I passed by it this evening and it was closed , due to the tragic incident that took place at Carlton Towers earlier this week) and the conversation led to a discussion around what do employees expect from their jobs ? We debated a bit and Money was

Bye Bye 2009 1

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I wonder what 2009 will be remembered for, or will people even want to ever remember it .We at AceNgage too, had our ups and downs, more downs that ups, predictably. Through the year I met a lot more HR heads than in the previous year. I would joke with them, that earlier they had the money to spend, but not the time, now they have the time to spend

Low Attrition yet high Disengagement 1

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A couple of years back when attrition was at its peak most organisations were struggling to find out why people were leaving and till date have not been able to figure it out…With the economic downturn Companies breathed a sigh of relief as attrition was not a cause for a concern anymore. Little did they realise that the problem is far greater now than before. In the past disgruntled employees

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