Human Resources

Contract Labour – Leave in Relationship

Contract labour is a significant and growing form of employment. It exists in almost every sphere of the employment, industries, allied operations and also prevalent in the service sector. It generally refers to workers engaged by a contractor for other organisation. The exploitation of contract labour in employment is one the biggest concern of the government as the contract labour have little bargaining power, social security and often engaged in the hazardous industries with lesser facilities and security. To regulate this system the government enacted the Contract Labour (Regulation & Prohibition) Act, 1970 to secure the status of contract labourers and to abolish them from certain establishment and it came into force on 10-2-1971. Before we go any further, let’s take a quick flash...

Refuse Salary Proof

  Why you should refuse to provide proof of your previous salary. By Sanjana Ray One of the most nerve-wracking moments in an interview with a prospective employer is the awkward pause after all the general questions are wrapped up and the cross-referencing questions begin. Some of the common ones include, “Why would you want to join this company over others like…?”, “Why did you leave your last job?” and the most dreaded, “Could you provide us with proof to your previous salary?” In all of these questions, the use of smart diplomacy in your responses is of course recommended. But amidst the flow of these ‘pretty standard’ questions, it is imperative to understand when a question goes from being general to overly personal. For instance, a prospective employer asking an interviewee to ...

Problem solving & Decision making

Decision-making, in brief, is selecting a course of action from alternatives.  In actual practice, decision-making should be thought of as a process which includes five steps:   Define the problem. Few problems are really clear cut, and usually the symptoms are more apparent than the causes.  Symptoms offer valuable clues to underlying problems, but until you have identified the real problem, or problems, you’re not ready for Step 2.   Gather the facts and data. Decision-making requires that you gather all the data that might have a bearing on the problem.  For the most part, data will consist of facts, opinions and assumptions obtained from observations, records, or other people.  If key information is not available, delay your decision until you get it.  In some cases, ho...

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in your greatest times of need. The compassionate but composed rescue worker who aids victims after a natural catastrophe. The partner who angers rarely, forgives easily, and assumes accountability for their actions. The successful CEO who balances her profession, her family responsibilities, and her personal hobbies with equal measures of calm and confidence. What do these people have in common? In two words: Emotional Intelligence. A relatively new trend in the realm of pop culture and psychology today, Emotional Intelligence — or EQ — has existed since the beginning of time. According to Psychology Today, the preeminent site for mental health ed...

Sacked without valid Reason

Bengaluru, resently, A 27-year-old techie has finally got justice in the form of compensation of Rs 12.5 lakh, after she was sacked without any reason by her US-based company In India. According to a report published, the woman employee,  had joined the company as technical system analyst on July 16, 2012 and after three months, she had got her confirmation letter. She was initially noted by her company managers for her exceptional performance for which she even got a salary hike of 8% on May 8, 2013, while her colleagues got a hike of 5% only. Moreover, she even received a certificate of appreciation and a letter from her boss saying, “I appreciate your ongoing contribution and I am pleased to have you as member of our team, Congratulations.” Besides, she also got a lucrative ...

HIPOs: Overworked and Under-Challenged

Definition Bersin by Deloitte defines “high-potential employees” as employees who have been identified as having the potential, ability, and aspiration for successive leadership positions within the company. While this seems clear enough on its face, every organization will have its own definition—shaped by its specific needs and goals—of what effective leadership looks, sounds, and feels like Many organizations begin to create strategies for attracting, identifying, and retaining high-potential employees without first defining what high potential actually means and how to recognize it. Normally, organization should recognize 3 major components (Fig-1) while defining HIPOs which somehow not taken care by many companies. Figure-1: Components for definition of a High Potential     ...

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

Mark W. Schaefer on Nov 24, 2016 At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify and train new skillsets. On the flip side, success in HR could use a major assist from marketing, or at least HR professionals who think like marketers. The competition for the best talent is fast and furious and, in many cases, that battleground is the social web. This year, I have been working on an in-depth evaluation of recruiting practices for a Fortune 500 company. It’s clear that an injection of marketing thinking could help lead to the HR transformation th...

ROLE OF HUMAN RESOUCE IN SRARTUP

  By Vinisha Panwar – Regional Service Manager HDFC Bank   If Business world is an engine, start-ups are its fuel. Business industry will be more successful if the start-ups working in the industry are capable of generating business more efficiently. The business world is transforming and the most important question which arise in such dynamically changing scenario is – Are startups ready to embrace such changes on continual basis? Dynamics of challenges faced by emerging companies have been changed. Now a days, the biggest challenge faced by the startup companies is to attract best talent and retain it. Funding is no longer a big challenge for the emerging companies especially in developed and developing nations. There are many leading startups which have faced this ...

28 Analytics Terms Every HR Professional Must Know

BY SAMPURNA MAJUMDER · PUBLISHED JANUARY 5, 2017 In present times, when we talk about hiring, recruitment and human resources, we often refer to the term ‘analytics’; to be more specific, we often refer to or come across the term HR analytics. And related to HR analytics are several other terms such as data mining, predictive analytics and so on. Nonetheless, how many of us know the exact meaning of these terms and how many words exist in the domain of HR analytics. In the following post, we will take a look at the glossary of HR analytics #1. HR analytics HR analytics refers to the application of essential data mining and business analytics techniques to talent data. It usually refers to analytics that measures performance and efficiency that matter to HR only. #2. Predictive analytics It...

6 Reasons To Increase Your Productivity And 5 Steps To Make It Happen

Jan 8, 2017 William Arruda Shared by Forbes The formula for productivity is total output divided by total input. When you can reduce the what it takes to create value, you benefit tremendously. Here are 6 reasons to focus on increasing your productivity. 1. The old metrics are gone. Being in the office. Face time. Showing up on time. Putting in the hours. They no longer impact the impression of great performance. The measure is more firmly linked to output. The more value you create, the more valuable you become. That means you need to understand what is valued by your organization and you must align your actions and quantify your output. 2. Reduce your stress. Does looking at your ‘do-list’ make you feel a lump in your throat or a pain in your gut? Well, everything on your do-list does no...

Artificial Intelligence And HR: The New Wave Of Technology

HR TECHNOLOGY OCTOBER 3, 2016 MEGHAN M. BIRO AIAI AND HRARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCEHRHR TECHNOLOGYHUMAN RESOURCESTECHNOLOGY AND HR It’s no secret that I love technology. From the domination of mobile to the latest in recruitment tools and gamification, and how video and live streaming is having an impact on hiring and training—changes are afoot that many of us couldn’t have imagined 15 or so years ago. And I love it all. The reason this “tech meets HR” marriage is so exciting is how quickly the technology evolution has disrupted HR and enhanced the way HR professionals get things done. Now there’s another big disrupter on the horizon, one that you would be wise to keep your eyes on: Artificial intelligence. What is Artificial Intelligence? In layman’s terms, artificial intelligence (or, AI as ...

Organisation can now enrol Employees under EPF amnesty scheme

Companies which had not earlier enrolled their employees under the EPF scheme can now do so, against payment of a minimal damage fee of Re 1 per year of default. The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) scheme is for the good of people and hence the government has made efforts to keep it mandatory. In what may further ensure full participation from both workers and employers, companies which had not earlier enrolled their employees under the EPF scheme can now do so, against payment of a minimal damage fee of Re 1 per year of default. Moreover, if an employee wasn’t enrolled earlier and his/her share of contribution was not deducted from salary, the employer company had to pay this sum also in addition to the past defaults of its own contribution. However, now under the amnesty scheme, only...

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