Life is all about purpose & partnerships – be it with your family, friends or even business associate. Many relationships work and many don’t. So what differentiates a successful partnership from unsuccessful ones?
Here are some vital points which are listed as under.
First things first – what do you want in life? What are your core values, your purpose, your goals and…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 27, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments
Expectations from the Managers
There are two key drivers in any organization – the leader and the manager. Managers are hired by the corporate to initiate planning, strategizing & executing. By being an excellent manager, you slowly develop into a leader. The role of a manager has many dimensions especially in today’s world:
1. Planning: This is a quality which every manager is expected to possess & develop over a period of time. How well he plans a…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 23, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments
The days of monopoly are over and we are in the era of competition. No longer can the PSU’s relax, nor do the traders and middlemen think that their huge profit margins can continue for long. With the advent of globalization / liberalization, and the technology reaching the remotest corners of each nation, competition has become a way of life.
Therefore, as new projects are started, bigger brands are launched and new markets are explored,…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 22, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – Give employees the specific recognition and feedback they need, and save yourself from over-the-top retention costs.
In today’s stagnant jobs climate have you heard this comment (or something similar) from a senior leader: “I don’t care if they leave. They’re not senior. We can replace them easily enough.”
Do you think that reaction would change if you told that manager, “Sure. It will cost us $104,185 to replace that employee. Are you okay…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 21, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – Give your family a great present this year – leave your work stress at work.
Do you take your work home with you? Because if you do, that’s not okay.
I’m not talking about the occasional project you need to finish up, or the email you just need to get through. No, I mean the much more insidious effect of bringing your work problems home.…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 21, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Helping employees engage in their work and your organization is not difficult. It’s as simple as giving them feedback.
We tend to over-complicate employee engagement. Between the various survey tools to measure engagement, the analysis techniques to figure out what…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 20, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments
I realized today I have not shared with you my posts on Compensation Cafe in quite a while. I greatly enjoy the Cafe community and commentary encourage you to follow the conversation directly.
But in case you missed these posts:Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 20, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Unless your CEO is visibly and firmly behind your core values, they will be meaningless to your employees.
Yesterday I wrote about the importance of blending the “how” with the “what” in managing employees to create a high performing team…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 15, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Make People Accountable
While it is difficult to get the right people for the right job, it’s even more difficult to make the existing people working with you be productive and efficient.
Here are some tips:
Define what is expected. This is the first and most important step. Clearly spell out what is expected from the employee. Most of the problems start when we do not communicate clearly what is expected. A…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 15, 2011 at 2:25am — No Comments
Technology candidate Amit Levy knows a thing or two about being heavily recruited, but also about lack of communication. His story is not uncommon – finding the right balance of attention and interaction for each candidate can be tricky in recruiting. These tips from real-life tech professionals will help keep…
Added by Terry Starr on December 14, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments
Finding skilled pros can be tough all over but especially in tech, according to a survey by the Society for human Resource Management. It polled more than 2,000 members chosen at random from eight industries to ask about the lingering impact of the recession. While 52 percent reported difficulty filling specific positions, 71 percent of those…
Added by Terry Starr on December 14, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Employees deliver more consistent results when you make clear “how” you want them to work as well as “what” you want them to deliver.
Do you know what your employees are doing when you’re not watching them? Are you confident they fully understand what you need them to do and are consistently delivering on that goal – even when you’re not around?
Even if you answer confidently, “Yes!” to both those questions, the reality of the answer is far…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 14, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments
Make Meetings Effective
Meeting, meetings and more meetings! As you climb up the corporate ladder and your business grows by leaps and bounds, will be an inevitable part of your business life.
Meetings are like a double edged sword – they are either a waste of your time, or you can scale up your meetings. It all depends upon how effective you want to conduct the meetings.
The following are some of the important points which can help you…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 14, 2011 at 5:06am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Employees often clearly tell you what they need to be engaged. How you respond can increase or destroy their willingness to do so.
Survey time is here. Ask employees what they think are the two most fruitless activities they are asked to engage in every year and many will say the…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 13, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Whatever the role for the performance appraisal in your office, you must communicate the purpose and deliver on the promise every time for every employee.
‘Tis the season for performance appraisal bashing – or at least re-configuring. Why do I feel like one of these evenings I’ll see a “very special holiday performance” on TV in which the Evil Manager gets visited by the ghosts of performance appraisals past, present and future?
Added by Derek Irvine on December 12, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Demand for tech professionals will remain a bright spot as 2012 begins, according to nearly 1,200 IT-focused hiring managers and recruiters surveyed by Dice. Some 65 percent of these hiring professionals said their companies or clients will look to add technology pros in the first half of 2012–with about a quarter (27 percent) of…
Added by Terry Starr on December 12, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
With a new website and its IT client base growing rapidly, The Recruiting Division required a better and faster source for finding highly qualified technology professionals.
Added by Terry Starr on December 12, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
As HR professionals continue to work to be value-added strategic associates to the business leaders they support, there are some key behaviors to be kept in mind. These are the kinds of behaviors that have proven to differentiate HR advisors as the most trusted across a wide variety of businesses.
1. Continually build solid relationships.
Trusted HR Advisors primary focus is on how they effectively and successfully build relationships with those they support. They take…Continue
Added by Iyer Subramanian on December 10, 2011 at 5:47am — No Comments
Recognize This! – “If you are not recruiting your best people, you’re the only one who isn’t.”
Yesterday, I highlighted Bersin & Associates 14 predictions for strategic human resources and talent management in 2012. But while we anticipate the future, we…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 9, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
Hundreds of resumes are being fed into your application tracking system (ATS), yet many companies ignore that “through your front door” data and look to recruiters to help them find candidates.
Added by Terry Starr on December 9, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments