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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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How can technology make HR more innovative?
How can technology make HR more innovative? 480 320 Kanhai Chhugani

Most people don’t associate HR with innovation. They associate HR with management, rules, policies, KRAs, increments, payroll administration etc.

However today’s “always on” workers are more connected, net-savvy, and expect their employee benefits to be delivered to them at the push of a button. This new kind of workplace demands innovation – and not just administration to create high impact HR changes at the organization level.

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HR Payroll Software in Bangalore
It’s all about keeping them happy and ticking
It’s all about keeping them happy and ticking 620 350 Kanhai Chhugani

Fat pay-checks may not be good enough to motivate your employees. You need to walk the extra mile in making them happy and ticking – here’s how. But first….

Go figure, what motivates your employees

Don’t forget – motivated employees make it very obvious that they love their job. They don’t stop talking or raving about their company and their job. They will keep on working towards improving their performance. They become walking-talking advertisements for their company.

They have done it and so can you!

There are many companies that have made it to the list of Most-Admired-Companies. A few that come to mind include Apple, Google, Starbucks, Disney, Coca Cola, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts and Zappos. All of these have one thing in common – their motivated staff.

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