Competency Mapping

How does the HR department avoid making the mistake of hiring a round peg for a square hole? By using competency mapping, says Sudipta Dev Competency-based HR is considered the best HR. In India however competency development and mapping still remains an unexplored process in most IT organizations despite the growing level of awareness. After…

Characteristics of Culture

As one might expect, all cultures must share several characteristics if “culture” is to be differentiated from other forms of behavior. These similarities between all cultures are surprisingly few. The ultimate goal of cultural anthropology is to determine which characteristics all cultures share in common. Society Firstly, all culture must take place through a medium…

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…

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,…

Balanced Scorecard: the benefits

What are the Benefits of using Balanced Scorecards? Research has shown that organizations which use a Balanced Scorecard approach tend to outperform organizations without a formal approach to performance management.   The key benefits of using a Balanced Scorecard include: •        Better Strategic Planning– The Balanced Scorecard provides a powerful framework for building and communicating…

The (Dis) organized Manager

Twenty years ago when I first began my career, almost all managers had secretaries or administrative assistants. Welcome to the age of the computer, where most managers in their 30s and early 40s have become quite self-sufficient. However, not having an assistant means having to be more organized, as you do not have someone to…