Tag - HR Methods

Doing Interviews in Coffee Shops

With today’s tech boom and with many startups on the rise, not every company is completely settled in. Perhaps your company is strapped for space, without its own conference room. nike tn Or maybe your company is still figuring out its workplace situation. What to do then, when the HR needs to conduct a company interview? After all, quality employees are essential ingredients for a successful company (workplace woes notwithstanding.) Don’t fret; just head to your local coffee [...]

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360 Degree Feedback for Employees

One of the latest methods for development and critique of employees is through “360 degree feedbacks” or “360 degree assessments.” According to CustomInsight.com, a 360 Degree Feedback is a system in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from their co-workers and managers. Questions regarding workplace competencies and behaviors are asked, and the worker rates himself and is rated by his peers as well. The sample size is usually around 8-12 people, which is broad enough to cover substantial points [...]

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Creative Ways of Motivating Employees

Researchers at the Harvard Business School suggest that workers have three major motivations: to be treated with respect and equity, to take pride in a job well done, and to have good relationships with fellow employees. Kånken Rucksack (Source: Lifehacker) It was observed that even if just one of those three components are lacking, an employee would lack the passion and drive for work, and might even consider jumping ship to another company. Going by these principles, here are [...]

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Telecommuting and Work from Home Policies

Telecommuting, otherwise known as remote work, is a work arrangement where employees do not need to go to the office to get work done. asics gel lyte 3 This may sound like quite a radical change on the part of the employer, who seemingly has no supervision or control over the working hours of his employees. However, telecommuting is actually quite a beneficial setup for some offices if the proper policies and groundwork are laid out. If your [...]

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Secret Santa during the Holidays can Motivate

“I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!,” Charles Dickens once said. Kanken Big It’s the most wonderful time of the year and since it’s the perfect time to exchange gifts, why not arrange an age-old Secret Santa or Kris Kringle party for the office? Depending on the size of the [...]

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Strategic Value in Giving a Career Growth Path

One of my favorite martial artists, Bruce Lee, once remarked,” Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” I believe that this duty of a quality human being to develop a person’s potential must not stop with himself or herself. Development of a person’s potential must trickle down from the owners [...]

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Creating a Company Culture

John Mackey, founder of the American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, once said, “If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.” How can this be possible? Employees will look forward to making the company great if the corporate culture encourages them to do so. Not only that, clients will keep coming back if a great company culture, through [...]

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How to Do a Simple Background Check on an Employee

Every company needs reliable and trouble-free employees. Kanken Mini This is essential in keeping the company running consistently and productively. Employees who jump from company to company, have a recurring history of crime, or those who misrepresent their records and achievements reek of trouble and should be avoided, so as not to cause the company a great headache. If only there was a way to rule out an applicant based on looks alone! (But no, it doesn’t work [...]

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Properly Setting Up a Grievance Process

When problems concerning employee rights arise, what can the employee do to protect himself? Enter the grievance mechanism. ‘Grievance’ is another word for an official ‘complaint’, filed by a worker for either an actual or perceived violation of his rights on the job. It may seem technical, but in theory, the grievance process follows practical key principles among companies. Likewise, it also adheres to certain precepts enshrined in the Labor Code. Here are a few tips on setting up [...]

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