Human Resource Management as a Profession

Profession of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM & D), call it by any name – HR Operations, HR-Generalist, Recruitment, Talent Management, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, Organization Development, Performance Management or Compensation and Benefits… they all come under the umberala of HRM & D. So, let me start with one question for…

Spirituality at workplace

Interview with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar “Spirituality at workplace has positive impact on the bottom line of a company.”   Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader, and the Founder of the “Art of Living” (world’s largest volunteer NGO, active in over 140 countries), which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in…

The Human Touch

Although it’s been used so much that the word “Empowerment” may draw yawns, the fact is that there is no better way to improve service levels and productivity than treating employees with trust and respect. Wonderful things happen when employees are given input and control; they become more confident and focused. They know what’s important,…

Consequences of Negligent Hiring?

Most HR professionals know that reference checking and work history verification are fundamental steps in applicant screening. What many  may not realize is that these simple steps not only weed out bad  candidates but also may help protect the employer from negligent hiring exposure if there is an incident of workplace misconduct or violence  later. Unfortunately,…

Why English Teachers are at corporate houses?

With globalization and the increasing inter-dependency between countries, effective communication and language skills among professionals is the need of the hour. Therefore, many companies today conduct English classes for their employees, thus, opening up avenues for careers in English teaching. Industries, business houses, architectural firms, diamond merchants etc can all be potential clients for those…

Hire Teamwork-Oriented Employees

You can use pre-employment tests, specific interview questions, realistic job previews, and role-modeling to hire employees who crave to use teamwork and collaboration. Warning:  Many jobs do not need teamwork-oriented employees. Our society greatly values “teamwork.”  Also, many leaders are teamwork-oriented, so they erroneously assume they should hire employees who love teamwork. So, find out…