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Employee Engagement
Google’s Work Place
Google’s Work Place 750 314 Kanhai Chhugani

‘People Operations’ is the term used by search giant #Google for its Human Resource Department. This in itself says a lot. Continuing with our Google series, this piece will discuss the functional aspects of Google’s workplace, headquartered in Mountain View, California, U.S, which has become a money-spinner of sorts.   

“On average, each Google employee generates nearly $1 million in revenue and $200,000 in profit each year” according to TLNT, a U.S-based news vertical that covers ‘the business of human resources.’

The above statistic begs the question – how are Google employees so super productive?

“A company can’t buy true emotional commitment from managers no matter how much it’s willing to spend; this is something too valuable to have a price tag. And yet a company can’t afford not to have it.” Rightly quoted by Stan Slap, CEO of Slap Company. An organisation needs to find the balance with profit and emotions.

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Employee Engagement
#Google’s Employee Engagement
#Google’s Employee Engagement 750 314 Kanhai Chhugani

How #Google makes it happen‽

The Human Resources department around the globe is facing the biggest test of its time called #EmployeeEngagement.

On the face of it, #Employeeengagement appears to be directly linked to a company’s performance. Other contributing factors could be employee retainership, job satisfaction, roles and responsibilities assigned interest in the job profile so on and so forth.

“Nurturing the people in your organization doesn’t require expensive perks or touchy-feely gimmicks. It’s about motivating, engaging and listening,” says Laszlo Bock, Google’s SVP of People Operations. He should know, as Google continues to rank as an employer of choice in sundry employee surveys.

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mass-customization
#MassCustomization is the new normal
#MassCustomization is the new normal 998 664 Kanhai Chhugani

Experts contend that done properly, mass customization has the potential to complete replace mass production as the primary means of satisfying customers

#Masscustomization is a well-known, albeit not very old dictum in the Indian market. The dictionary defines it as “the ability to produce goods and services to meet individual customers’ needs with near mass production efficiency.”

In the B2C space, multinationals like Amazon and Walmart claim to have been catering to their niche audience with the tool of mass customization and driving higher ROI. The service is now doing the same.

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Employee experience
Why Customize Employee Experiences?
Why Customize Employee Experiences? 480 360 Kanhai Chhugani

Shraddha, an IT professional, always chooses Subway to buy her breakfast from. The reason is simple – they let her customize her wrap. She can eat what she wants, the way she wants. Can she do the same at office? Work the way she wants? She wishes she could. After all it is the age of customization. So why not let your employees customize their work at office?

If you are thinking customization at work would lead to a bunch of lazy employees, you are wrong. In fact it makes them love what they do, leading to greater productivity, lower turnover, higher levels of engagement, better job satisfaction, and of course, outstanding results. Many leading companies today have started customizing work experiences according to the talents and interests of their employees.

When you customize learning, jobs, and rewards as per the interests of individuals, you bring in greater motivation and better results, aligning their work tasks with their actual strengths in a better way. You can even customize your recruiting practices to improve your ability to acquire top talent in the industry.

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Professional Skills
Seven Top Skills That Employers Look for in Applicants
Seven Top Skills That Employers Look for in Applicants 892 380 Gemma Reeves

Whether the unemployment rate is high or low, job hunting is not always easy-breezy. On most times, it’s taxing and in some occasions, hopeless. Job openings may be aplenty but the competition among applicants is quite fierce.

Back in 2016, LinkedIn conducted a survey among 291 hiring managers within the United States, whom a little over half of them believe that soft skills among applicants the most difficult to find. So what are soft skills? And which of these soft skills are most in demand?

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