Category Archives: Employees Welfare

Five ways to work out a new set of KRAs

By | 21st April, 2012

Just when many have let out a collective sigh of relief at appraisals being over, a new set of key result areas (KRAs) needs to be cleared. Firms have made their variable component higher and the criteria more rigorous, so nothing short of achieving them completely would ensure a good take home at the end… Read More »

7 Ways to Make Yourself Irreplaceable in the Office

By | 31st March, 2012

In order to protect yourself from the next round of layoffs, you need to convince your employers that you’re valuable and that your existence alone benefits the company. “Today’s business environment doesn’t allow for satisfaction with the status quo. It requires constant growth and change,” writes Mark Samuel in his book Making Yourself Indispensable: The… Read More »

Five ways to crack the whip when it is needed…

By | 15th March, 2012

The new-age boss is expected to be the benevolent guide who will always back his team, hand-hold each member and push them to succeed by carefully eroding their faults. But there are times when he has to crack the whip. It may result in wrath and the boss’s popularity may dip for a while, but… Read More »

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

By | 15th March, 2012

Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping… Read More »

6 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job

By | 13th March, 2012

If only bosses could talk! We’d be able to find out why it was that we didn’t get the call back, didn’t get the interview, didn’t get that sweet job we thought we were just perfect for. There must be a reason, right? One of the biggest frustrations of the modern job hunt is “the… Read More »

How to Be Happy at Work..

By | 31st January, 2012

Article By Geoffrey James | @Sales_Source | Jan 30, 2012 ____________________________________________________________ If you’re unhappy at work–or anywhere else, for that matter–it’s because you’ve made yourself unhappy. There’s an easy way to change that. Let me start off with a little story. I once knew a saleswoman–young, divorced–who got a diagnosis of breast cancer. She had… Read More »

7 Things Your Employees Will Never Tell You.

By | 7th January, 2012

What your employees won’t say could be what you most need to hear. Your employees have a lot of thoughts. Most of those thoughts they don’t share– especially with you. At times their silence is a good thing, especially where your ego or their employment status might be concerned, but their silence also may keep… Read More »

Branding for Talent

By | 28th December, 2011

Employers today, are facing acute paucity of skilled workforce, and the war for talent is likely to get much fiercer. “Employer branding is an important strategy that helps organisations in attracting as well as retaining talented workforce”, says Mr. Swadesh Behera, Director of Human Resources at Boston Scientific India (BSCI). Matter of Choice An effective… Read More »

Developments in the job market point to increased cautiousness.

By | 28th December, 2011

The Indian economy is showing signs of deceleration, with growth in GDP and industrial production slowing down. Elevated inflation levels for a prolonged duration and the high interest rates are the two biggest factors affecting the growth momentum currently. The heightened financial and economic uncertainties in advanced economies have also dented business confidence levels. The… Read More »

What keeps employees happy at work?

By | 10th December, 2011

With attrition rates soaring high, the million dollar question for HR managers today is… ‘What keeps people happy at the workplace?’ According to a research, the most crucial factor for winning goodwill from employees is good communication and a healthy relationship with colleagues and seniors. This sounds easy, but recent studies have suggested that this… Read More »