Annual Appraisals: It’s time to move on!

To martyr yourself to caution/ is not going to help at all / because there'll be no safety in numbers / when the right one walks out of the door [Lost for Words, Pink Floyd] Every year, around March-April there is a flurry of mails from HR reminding people to complete their appraisal inputs. Team … Continue reading Annual Appraisals: It’s time to move on!

Happiness: the ‘new’ productivity driver

The latest topic of interest at B-schools interestingly has little to do with finance or advanced operations management and has more to do with the 'well-being' of the workforce in companies. 'Human Flourishing' or 'Subjective Well-being' as some of the Prof's put it, but 'Happiness' to most of us. Research is now showing that contrary … Continue reading Happiness: the ‘new’ productivity driver

SaaS and Cloud Computing: driving HR Transformation

Cloud Com.put.ing (noun; jargon) The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server...* Cloud computing, a pervasive term in the world of technology these days, involves the sharing of resources to achieve economies of scale and maximizing the effectiveness of … Continue reading SaaS and Cloud Computing: driving HR Transformation

“Kwench is clearly the darling of HR teams…”

'kwench was recently featured on SME Mentor (Moneycontrol.com) for its offerings that are helping HR teams in India transform their engagement strategy. Some quotes from top executives at out clients featured in the article. "Employees use the platform not only to give and receive awards but also for peer-to-peer recognition and to congratulate winners. The … Continue reading “Kwench is clearly the darling of HR teams…”

Social Reading: The secret driver for innovation

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.” ― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth Social Reading as a concept is arguably almost as old as the printed book. Once books didn't cost an arm and a leg, … Continue reading Social Reading: The secret driver for innovation

Notes to the CEO: Transform your employee engagement strategy [Infographic]

You have tried everything - hiked salaries, given huge bonus payouts, taken the whole company on an all expenses paid trip, there's free food in the refrigerator and even a yoga teacher who comes in every Friday to help the team relax. And yet, you don't see it. There is simply no energy. Products aren't … Continue reading Notes to the CEO: Transform your employee engagement strategy [Infographic]

Social Intranets: Your key to a “Knowledge-Creating Company”

By 2016, 50 percent of large organizations will have internal Facebook-like social networks, and that 30 percent of these will be considered as essential as email and telephones are today. (Gartner Research) Social networking sites are increasingly becoming the primary means of communication among people outside of their workplace. It should therefore come as no surprise … Continue reading Social Intranets: Your key to a “Knowledge-Creating Company”

The benefits of Non-Monetary Peer-to-Peer Recognition

“The deepest human need, is to be appreciated” – Willam James, Psychologist In my previous post on what motivates people at the workplace, one of the major takeaways was how people have a need to feel appreciated by their peers. But does peer to peer recognition really have such a big impact? The short answer … Continue reading The benefits of Non-Monetary Peer-to-Peer Recognition

Boosting your employee engagement mindset

It is an open secret that engaged employees are the key to success in today's highly competitive market place. Engaged employees are far more productive, less likely to churn and tend be far more aware of market reality and deliver results. On the other hand research into human psychology has proven time and again that human beings are inherently … Continue reading Boosting your employee engagement mindset