First impressions last, and in the business world, they can have a drastic effect on how your professional relationship with your client develops from your first meeting. So to ensure that you start things off on the right foot, you have to aim to impress your prospect, to the point that they turn from a happy customer to an eager and even ecstatic one.
Tag: Human Resources
Setting up a new office can be a daunting and exciting process for any company. Whether moving locations or expanding a business, there are a few principles that should be kept in mind whenever creating a new office. Here are six decisions that should be made during this process. Continue reading “6 Decisions to Make When Setting Up a New Office”
You are nice, you are decisive, and you have always had an excellent reputation as an employee — until you took your first step into management. Middle managers have tough jobs, trying to balance the directions of higher-level management with the complaints of staff. Few can truly flourish in this employment wasteland, where there is little training and fewer rewards for those who demonstrate hard work and dedication to their jobs. Continue reading “Why You Aren’t a Good at Middle Management (and What to Do Instead)”
Any employer would want to keep good employees around, and one of the best ways to make that happen is by making sure your most productive workers get the right amount of pay. This is one of the main reasons why many businesses prefer a merit pay system. What is the merit pay salary system, and will you be able to implement it in your company?
The concept behind the merit pay system is pretty straightforward: employees that perform better than expected get paid extra. Adapting the merit pay system to your company’s current salary system is one way of telling your employees that they did a good job. However, transitioning to this kind of salary system without prior planning may cause problems that could take away its potential positive effects on your company. Check out these list of things to consider to make sure the shift happens as smoothly as possible. Continue reading “Things to Consider Before Implementing a Merit Pay System”
Recruitment software helps to hire the brightest and the best from the underrepresented talent pools. You’ll find many companies offering recruitment software packages, but when it comes to choose the best, you must be picky about the features and tools it offers. Continue reading “What Features To Look for while Choosing Recruitment Software?”
One of the most important things for a company’s success is the team that is working on it. This is people who make it possible by simply doing their job well every day. That’s the reason why each organization should have a human resources department that is responsible for the process of supervising the work of employees and hiring new ones.Actually, the range of its functions is much bigger, but these are the key ones. Continue reading “5 Ways Tech Is Changing Human Resources”
Employees are the most essential part of an organization, the recruiters try hard to get the best employee in their company. As I have observed there are various kinds of people you will find at your workplace. Some will be irritating as hell, some will bore their colleagues to death and some will be fun loving.
Now, as an employer dealing with such people might not be a big task, you can manage to find a way out and make every employee productive irrespective to their behaviour or personality. But I am very sure the most difficult thing to do would be to handle the lazy employees. They are always up with a reason for not coming to work, for their deficient work or for drooling on their desk. However, there is a certain way to handle such employees which I have discussed below. Have a look and find several kinds of lazy employees and how to make them work. Continue reading “How To Tackle The Idle Employees That Could Ruin The Work Environment”
Faculty members often crib that their pay is not sufficiently great as compared to the effort they put in. Others outside the teaching fraternity seldom agree. A recent test / analysis done across different economies highlight the time spent by faculty members versus the pay received by them, after adjustments of purchasing power parity. Continue reading “Academic Jobs: Pay vs Effort in terms of Hours”
Job description: Urban Ladder is a tight-knit start-up at the forefront of driving furniture e-commerce in India. We’re looking for lazy and unmotivated individuals to join our team. If you’re someone who hates getting out of bed to get to work, this is the perfect job for you. As a mattress tester, you’ll get to stay in bed pretty much the entire day and actually get paid for it. We’re not kidding. Continue reading “Sr. Mattress Tester at Urban Ladder”
This is basically a response to some arguments recently voiced regarding global rankings of Indian B-Schools. This is not a detailed document for reference, but a rather response to a facebook post noticed by the Editor. Continue reading “Why Indian B-Schools feature lower in Global Rankings”
The realm of Digital Marketing is a vastly evolving one for brands in India. Its biggest strength is in its potential to reach out to customers to engage with a brand whenever and wherever they choose. For this, marketers need to define a strategy that drives them towards achieving what they want from their audience and that which links to their traditional marketing. Businesses have a lot to lose if they do not embrace the Digital Marketing realm at a time when more Indians are moving to ‘click the mouse’. Continue reading “Understanding the Career of a Digital Marketeer”
Entrepreneurship was traditionally seen as a man’s game, but today that is changing. Discover the women who are shattering the glass ceiling by becoming their own bosses, advancing science and technology, and changing the face of business forever. This infographic showcases some of the world’s most successful businesswomen, while looking at the case for female entrepreneurship globally. Continue reading “Top Women Entrepreneurs in Business – Infographic”
WorkForce 360 was a HR summit organized in Chennai on 19th February, 2015, for highlighting the emerging challenges and the best practices in human resource management, which is increasingly being recognized as a dominant area of competency for which highly skilled professionals would be required by the industry. This conference was organized by Randstad, which is a leading people management services provider with numerous client-dedicated locations nationwide to serve the staffing needs of a wide variety of professional firms across multiple industries.Randstad is a Dutch multi-national HRadvisory firm headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands which offers a plethora of services in the domain of employee and people. Ithas a presence in around 39 countries and is the second largest HR consulting firm, globally.As per 2013 data published in Wikipedia, the firm has a turnover of over 16.6 billion Euros and employs over 28000 employees. Continue reading “WorkForce 360 – The HR Summit (2015) in Chennai, India”
Most people are not excited by the prospect of a stagnant career. In fact, most of us enter the work force wide-eyed and excited about all the great things ahead we have yet to accomplish, but with little idea on how to get there. Getting a promotion is an important part of professional growth. It requires hard work, positive attitude, ambition and the right corporate ties. There are some steps you can take to forge relationships, show a desire for success and make promotion more likely. Continue reading “Get That Promotion At Work With These Simple Steps”
There are all sorts of reasons why home-working is on the rise: there are more self-employed people than ever, it’s generally better for the environment and connectivity is now very sophisticated and effective. Sometimes working from home might simply be the best solution for your business, perhaps you simply can’t afford to hire out dedicated office space. Whilst working from home is now a very mainstream mode of working it can still be challenging making the change from commuting to work every-day to simply walking to your home office. Continue reading “Working from Home – Career tips”
When managers are seeking office space, they have to find premises that are the right size, in the correct location and that fall within their budgets. Also, it helps if the working spaces look and feel the part. Highlighting this issue, Industry Today recently staged a round table discussion involving a panel of experts in conjunction with Rockfon and it was agreed that in these difficult economic times, it is particularly important for businesses to recruit and retain high-quality staff. This means ensuring workplaces offer a productive and inspiring environment. Continue reading “Office infrastructure facilitates talent management”