Key Steps for Strategic Planning

The business world is getting fiercely competitive and to maintain the competitive edge, relying only on forecast-based or budget based planning methods isn’t enough. The need of the hour is engaging in strategic planning where the objectives are clearly defined and strategy is formulated on the basis of the assessment of internal as well as external situations. Strategy formulation is then followed by implementation, evaluation and streamlining the strategy to achieve the goal. Strategic planning begins with defining the desired end and working backwards to the current status to formulate an effective strategy.

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Tips to Improve Internal Communication at Work

Internal communication is one of the most important aspects of a workplace, be it any type of company. Effective communication skills lead to strong professional relationships and helps in achieving goals faster. It not only improves the work environment but also leads to positive results. However, a number of organizations encounter internal communication issues that hamper work and cause misunderstandings. If you have such issues in your organization, it’s important to start working on them as soon as you can because letting poor communication get worse could drastically impact the success of your organization.

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10 Strategies to Keep Your Employees Motivated

For being a successful manager, you must understand and master the strategies for keeping the employees motivated to perform at high level. Employee motivation is an important factor that leads to higher productivity and business growth.

Managers use different techniques to assess the personality and behavior of different employees and to determine what motivates them. For this, it’s important to know them and understand their goals and aspirations to implement strategies that work best in keeping them motivated. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for employee motivation because all the employees are quite different from each other and different factors impact their motivation. Thus, a manager needs to employ different strategies to keep up the motivation and productivity of employees.

Here are 10 strategies that you can employ to keep up the motivation of your employees:

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Finding The Best Candidate For Your Organization

Recruiting the right job candidate is becoming a tough job day by day and if you are not using innovative strategies, you would be wasting a lot of your time and money in the process. There has been a lot of advancement in the HR technologies for the improvement of hiring procedures.

Finding the right candidate requires a well-planned strategy. And, to understand the significance of such a strategy, it’s also important to note that the process of talent acquisition never really stops. Previously, recruitment process mainly involved posting a job on job boards and waiting for applications, which was actually enough. However, now the time has changed and there is a dire need of a strong employer branding strategy for attracting the brilliant minds to fill the hard-to-fill positions, Here are some strategies that you must keep in mind to find the best candidate for your organization.

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Strategies To Prevent Sexual Harassment In Your Workplace

Sexual harassment is an umbrella term encompassing a number of unwanted behaviors that include physical as well as non-physical harassment. Sexual harassment at workplace is a serious issue and, no matter how large or small the incidents are and who is involved, managers or employers must take quick and appropriate actions. Sexual harassment can be perpetrated by anyone in the workplace like a co-worker, manager or a client. The perpetrator and the recipient could be anyone, irrespective of the gender. Physical harassment includes touches, hugs and coerced sex acts whereas non-physical harassment includes suggestive gestures and remarks, and requests for sexual fervors. In fact any conduct of sexual nature that makes an employee uncomfortable can be termed as sexual harassment. Continue reading “Strategies To Prevent Sexual Harassment In Your Workplace”

Double Up Your Learning Benefits With HRCI And SHRM Approved Webinars

A Continuing Education Credit (CEC) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) refers to a measure used in continuing education programs for helping professionals maintain their license in the profession. Continuing education is mandatory in several fields and is described as participation in different educational programs and activities. Continue reading “Double Up Your Learning Benefits With HRCI And SHRM Approved Webinars”

Make Your Workplace Investigation Successful

A problem or a complaint, formal or informal, in a company often puts the employer in a tight spot where the workflow or the company’s reputation could be at stake. In such cases, it’s important for the employer to carry out a proper investigation. However, in many organizations, HR or compliance investigators lack appropriate training for conducting workplace investigations. Being an employer you must know that w hen a problem arises, it’s essential to take fast and effective action in order to find out the cause and remedy of the problem, and also to protect the company from dire consequences. Continue reading “Make Your Workplace Investigation Successful”

Workplace Retaliation: Laws and Concerns in the Digital Era

Most of the people are aware of the laws protecting employees from harassment and discrimination but very few know that there are also laws protecting employees from retaliation. In this digital era, the social media is increasingly being used by the employees for complaining about their employers or employees. Consequently, employment-law retaliation claims, concerning social media activity, has also gained prominence. In light of certain laws, the employers need to think about their social media policies carefully to avoid legal liabilities. Continue reading “Workplace Retaliation: Laws and Concerns in the Digital Era”

Employee First – Consumerization of HR

Most organizations attribute their success to having made a conscious effort to put the customer first. Now, some organizations are also applying the same principles to employees. Using this approach, organizations view employees as customers and serve their needs, in the same way, resulting in stronger employee engagement, loyalty, and improved resource planning. After all, it is employees who serve on the front lines of customer service and represent the company as brand ambassadors. It is employees who help meet business objectives. And it is employees who are ultimately responsible for the organization’s success. Continue reading “Employee First – Consumerization of HR”

Benefits of Effective Leadership Development

The importance of business leadership is well said by Ronald Reagan in this quote – “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” A good leader will convert even a weak business plan into success whereas a poor leader can damage even the most excellent plan. This is the reason why developing effective leadership skills are very important. With good leadership, employees experience personal satisfaction in work as well as life, extended skills and competencies and more qualified and developed people. Continue reading “Benefits of Effective Leadership Development”