Human Resources

Do You Allow Sanity to Your Employees?
Do You Allow Sanity to Your Employees? 425 282 Kanhai Chhugani

Just as in our personal lives, we play multiple roles in our professional lives too.

At times we are problem solvers….

At other times, we are mediators….or sounding boards….or idea-spinners

A couple of situations make us pose even as behavior changers….

Along with these roles, we can also be called upon to be friends and partners, and, yes sometimes ‘nurturers’ to our mentees. Undoubtedly, it can get taxing and tiring at times.

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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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Human Resource Management – The History
Human Resource Management – The History 150 150 Kanhai Chhugani

Human resource management is something all of us are familiar with. Would you like to know about the history of HR Management history? It is in fact quite fascinating!

It all started when the apprentices of the putting-out system were being provided with welfare measures. It was in the early part of 20th century that the very first personnel department came into existence. Ever since then Human resource management has come up a long way gaining more and more significance with time.

Sometime during the 1980s people came up with the abbreviation HR for human resources. Slowly the HR departments of organizations started taking over the functions of personnel department as well as the training department, thereby forming a synergy. Organizations started realizing that as their business increased, they had new requirements for staff restructuring and training. The decisions made by the companies had to be in the direction of the welfare of its employees as they were their biggest assets.

With the advancement in technology HR organizations have successfully moved from personnel management to business execution. Here is some information about how the four different generations of HR have evolved over the last twenty odd years:

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Gender-bender
Gender-bender 1024 692 Kanhai Chhugani

The sure-shot way to increase your women headcount

Many women find it difficult to cope up with work once they have children. When Google saw this mass exodus happening in their company, a couple of years ago, they got alert.

They were smart enough to realize that, believe it or not, this skewed male-female ratio had strangely also begun to impact their bottom line.  That’s when Google went all out to woo its women employees back into their fold.

Studies suggest that the women employees boost productivity in every organization.

  • If you assume a situation where the number of women employees is almost equal to the number of males, the GDP of US would increase by 5%, Japan’s by 9% and India’s by 27%!
  • 51% of women have stated that it is very difficult to move up the career ladder once they have children and 16% of the fathers agree.
  • 42% of working mothers decreased the number of their working hours to care for their children and home and 28% fathers did the same.

Yet, the situation is far from rosy. Although its most often a desk-bound role, only 25% of IT positions are held by women. This is also reflected in college enrollments. The number of women students opting for a Computer Science course stands miserably at 14%.

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Leave management automation
Leave management automation 712 474 Kanhai Chhugani

Intro: ….it’s simpler than you can imagine

It’s long been known that paper-based systems are not the best way to handle employee leave requests, irrespective of the size of the organization. Even when the employee number is small, it makes sense to automate the process.

In a recent Aberdeen report, 60% of all organizations reported the need to improve automate certain tasks in order to drive more value into their workforce management practices. Unfortunately, despite the easily availability and the variety available with such tools (to suit every budget and business need), a majority of HR departments continue to rely on in-house systems and manual processes.

It’s hard to keep track of every employee’s presence on all working days. Even the employee may not accurately recall how much vacation and personal time they availed in a certain year. Without an integrated workforce management system, it’s impossible to make a correct assessment of an employee’s leave entitlement and encashment, if that applies.

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