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Strategic Human Resources Management
Strategic Human Resources Management 770 480 Kanhai Chhugani

Human resources should never just be a glorified retention department for employees.  Human resources should be a safe space for all to feel comfortable coming to and talking about whatever is weighing on their minds.  HR should also be an opportunity for companies to learn more about their employees without being invasive or prying.

When a problem arises, human resources management should be able to identify, solve, and learn from them to reduce wasted resources.  In order for human resources management to work efficiently, they need to address cultural, personal, and business strategies.

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She Power
Adapt to She-Power
Adapt to She-Power 800 534 Kanhai Chhugani

Do you actually think a leave of three months is good enough for a woman executive to get back to her career leaving her new-born in the hands of a nanny?

Possibly not!

Unfortunately many companies continue to feel a twelve-week leave is more than enough. They do not think about the support systems or about the adjustments a woman has to make after giving birth to a child. The Result? They lose their women executives.

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Business Startup
Get more done in less time with office automation tools
Get more done in less time with office automation tools 637 480 Kanhai Chhugani

“Behind every successful business is an efficient Human Resource department”

“Investing in Automation software to operate our travel concierge business, which we run for Disney Destinations, was one of the best decisions we made. Now we have everything under control…

  • Managing our clients…
  • Sending emails…
  • Following up on payments…
  • Thank-you letters…
  • Preplanning questionnaires…
  • Sending travel insurance reminders…

…and even making monthly payments on a hundred other things.

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egg-on-face-egg
Sometimes the most efficient of an HR Manager can end up with egg on his face
Sometimes the most efficient of an HR Manager can end up with egg on his face 620 350 Kanhai Chhugani

Here’s how to cope with such a scenario

Haresh Mehta couldn’t  undo April 29, 2015, the day a flunky in his human resources (HR) team accidentally shot off a “You didn’t get the job” email to 60-odd  applicants, including candidates already short-listed for the job!

To be fair, in any manual job, some bloomers can’t be avoided. Others can at least be prevented, if you take the right steps to decrease the risk of messing up. HR Managers who have lived through such nightmares suggest you pin down exactly what you need before reviewing vendors, picking software, filing reports and short listing candidates . Ask questions. Run pilots. Tear apart the charade of smooth-talking sales reps and grill people you want to hire. Leave no stone unturned in doing your homework and then some.

Take a cue from Mehta. He had to send a recall mail but the damage was already done. Rather than look for a fall guy, he later felt compelled to issue a personal apology to all those rejected candidates, explaining what had happened and why they weren’t being considered for the job.

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Diversity Workplaces
Diversity Workplaces are Better Workplaces
Diversity Workplaces are Better Workplaces 757 321 Kanhai Chhugani

The Key to manage diversity at your workplace

Business acquisitions and cross-border mergers are propelling organizations to draw human resources from other countries in their efforts to deploy multi-skilled teams on specific projects. While diversity comes with a lot of benefits, it also brings its own set of challenges, such as:

  • A Broader Employee Base: By going diverse, you have to be able to facilitate engagement, wherever you have your staff. Virtual hubs, such as Slack have shot up in place of physical offices as their meeting spaces. Emails and online conferences get nearly all work done, from your connected device.
  • Higher Chances of Miscommunication: When there is diversity, communication can be a challenge unless the organization comes up with certain ground rules of expression. There needs to be an atmosphere of clarity wherein task managers work towards understanding individual cultures of people in order to iron out the differences.
  • Higher Cost: On the flipside, diversity implies additional cost head. It implies installing elevators and ramps and setting sexual harassment grievance redressal mechanisms in place.
  • Better Adaptability: The multicultural advantage that you gain enables you to respond faster and more readily to the changes that you come across in your business environment.

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