Skills Needed for Effective Conflict Management

Conflict is a process that gets initiated when one party believes or perceives that another party has affected or is likely to affect its well-being. Once a conflict comes into picture, the process of negotiation commences. A negotiation can be successful only when each party shows a willingness to consider the other party’s offers and an inclination to budge from its position so that the conflict gets resolved and a win-win situation is created. According…

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Measuring the Recruitment effectiveness

Can organizations measure the effectiveness of the recruited candidates? Instead of just going by the target numbers, can companies adopt this a method to find the Hiring quality index  of recruitment objectively and to incentivize their recruiting unit accordingly? The answer is yes. But what are the parameters that need to be considered to estimate this index? The hiring quality index has two aspects to it – The conversion ratio and the quality of the…

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HR analytics : What to take care of

HR Analytics is the new buzzword in the industry. Having heard ,read and discussed about this trending piece of technology, we also wonder what are the big challenges that it will bring along . Keeping aside the pertinent problems like getting the right data, interpreting the data, cost effectiveness, availability of data scientists etc, there is one more aspect to think of. Will it affect the diversity in an organization? Diversity is what brings in…

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Importance of Exit Interviews

An exit interview generally denotes a face-to-face feedback garnering session with those employees who are leaving the organization. It’s the last step conducted at the termination of an employment cycle. What is the basic purpose of exit interviews? Is there any reason at all to spend time and effort for taking feedback from employees who are ceasing to be a part of the organization? The answer is, an exit interview, if conducted properly, can serve…

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Curiosity Quotient : Is it only innate?

The recent HBR article titled ‘Curiosity is as important as intelligence’ by Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic states that curiosity quotient is as important to Intellectual quotient and there is a reason why people with higher curiosity quotient can perform complex functions. CQ( Curiosity quotient) can determine how long we go in our career. Einstein has rightly said that ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing’. To think of…

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Best Practices in Campus Recruitment and Selection

  Campus recruitment is a commonly used R&S procedure. Companies visit eminent academic or professional institutes for recruiting candidates. It is beneficial for both students and companies. Companies get to choose the best from a large pool of young talent. Also, students get a job offer while still in college.   Effective Campus Recruitment Programs Campus selection – the initial step Curriculum/ranking – Is the school accredited: Is the curriculum relevant to the needs of…

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Startups attracting fresh talent

The last couple of years in India has been the age of the startups. With increasing number of startups making it big, increasing number of investors are putting their faith in these companies which are growing at a mind boggling pace. Recently 400 blessed employees of Flipkart hit the ‘crorepati’ jackpot because of the surging valuation of the online retailer. Fairytale stories like that of Flipkart are slowly being replicated by more and more number…

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FEATURES OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The features of effective learning and development programs are: Strategy driven The training and development programs must align with overall strategic goals of the organization and yield business results as expected. ROI The training program must show a ROI (return on investment) either on short term or long term. It should be measured as every other business activity. Methodologies Learning & Development methodologies can be identified from amongst CBTs, Class room training, eLearning, knowledge sharing…

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Cross Cultural Communication for Managers

Managers must become expert cross–cultural communicators if they wish to succeed in today’s global environment. Culture consists of the attitudes, values and behavior in a given group of people most of the time. Managerial communication is communication in a management or administration context to achieve a desired result. Some means of communication can be writing a memo, running a meeting, interviewing an applicant, preparing a presentation, etc. To be an effective communicator in any given…

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Is group discussion in job selection really worth?

Group Discussion or GD, the short way we call, is a common practice of recruiting candidates. It is usually an elimination round and it is conducted because of the huge number of applicants or time constraint for interviewing all the candidates. It can never assess the capability of a person. Recruiters may say that we can gauge the person’s team playing ability but at the end of the day, people who dominate others,who never let…

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