Hire an attitude, train the skill.

"Nowadays hiring has become so difficult, it's like finding a needle in a haystack. All these candidates with fancy degrees but not one matches the criteria we are looking for." quipped a Manager for whom I was helping with the hiring process. "Hmm Let me see." I went through his dilemma, his paperwork and interview … Continue reading Hire an attitude, train the skill.

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Open Mike: Performance Improvement plans (PIP) – Perform or Perish?  

In the corporate world, there are many jargons that are made to conceal underlying meanings and to make someone understand things without being blunt.  One such jargon is ‘Performance Improvement Plan’ or 'The PIP'. Sounds like a fancy word right? But why is that no employee likes to hear it even when the word is … Continue reading Open Mike: Performance Improvement plans (PIP) – Perform or Perish?  

Underutilized Employees and The cloak of invisibility

I know of a senior professional, who was once a star performer. His work was often accorded in best practices of the company. Years passed by and this professional suddenly became invisible. His best practices were replaced by newer talent.  Over the time he became just another employee although people vouched by his professional experience. … Continue reading Underutilized Employees and The cloak of invisibility

Stay interviews: A Handy tool to tackle Employee Turnover.

Let's be real, a high employee turnover rate in any company is always a pain in the neck both for the HR as well as the management.  High employee turnover is a costly affair as attracting and training the right talent engulfs a lot of time and effort.  Projects are delayed, timelines are missed, there … Continue reading Stay interviews: A Handy tool to tackle Employee Turnover.

What are your employees listening to? You or the Grapevine?

A good performer, let’s call him Mr.A was listening to his fellow colleagues for the umpteenth time during the week regarding the aftermath of appraisals. “Rumor has it that there will not be any pay raise this year, not even for the good performers.” “ I also have it from a reliable source that this … Continue reading What are your employees listening to? You or the Grapevine?