• 10 Bad Hiring Processes You Should Steer Clear Of

    10 Bad Hiring Processes You Should Steer Clear Of

    Recruitment may seem like an easy operation, but it isn’t. A lot rides upon the fact that successful recruitment brings you a really desired candidate and an unsuccessful recruitment brings a candidate who you might want to get rid of or who is not aligned with your business processes.When a seemingly desirable employee goes rogue, he either gets fired or leaves on his own accord. However, a bad hire is not very cost-effective. Not only do you go back to square one with the hiring process, but you also are under more pressure now because the last hire went bad.So, what went wrong? Was the candidate really bad or was your hiring process... Read More

  • 10 Alarming Reasons Why Your Employee Turnover Might Go Out Of Control

    10 Alarming Reasons Why Your Employee Turnover Might Go Out Of Control

    Employees leave a workplace due to two primary reasons – you fired them or they quit. Nonetheless, their painful absence is felt the very next day when you again have to grudgingly begin a hiring process to replace them.In retrospective, if your business is turning up high employee turnover figures, the hiring process becomes really costly. Don’t you think something is going wrong somewhere? A research by CAP suggests that it costs around $3,000 to find a suitable candidate, hire them and train them for a job that generally pays $10-12 an hour. This suggests that you can make amends before things go wrong.Why Does Employee Turnover Go... Read More

  • Managing Millennials at your Workplace Effectively

    Managing Millennials at your Workplace Effectively

    Research suggests that in 10 years or so, around 75% of our country’s workforce will comprise of millennials. If you are unsure about who the millennials exactly are – take a look around your workplace; the younger-looking workers are most probably the millennials. Millennials are termed as the current generation of young adults born around 1982 and 2002.So, why do millennials need to be managed? Aren’t the younger folks considered really tech-savvy, more outgoing and smarter than the boomer generation (the older and more experienced employees in the workplace)? Not exactly, the issue is that the boomer generation had to work really hard... Read More

  • How to Write Effective Business Emails

    How to Write Effective Business Emails

    Businesses run on emails. More than telephonic conversations, billboards and social media exposure, the driving force behind every successful business out there is still an email. Thanks to the advent of social media, most communication now happens via email only – newsletters, business reports, feedback surveys, promotional considerations and daily work routines as well; everything is going paper-less and being reciprocated via emails.Since many emails are not properly formatted, they tend to create confusion or unintended anger in over 64% of people according to a research by Sendmail. Not only does this kill communication, but also makes... Read More

  • Identifying and Eliminating Toxic Workplace Behaviors

    Identifying and Eliminating Toxic Workplace Behaviors

    All workplaces work on one principle – teamwork. However, in reality, teamwork always takes a major hit when some workers act like buzzkills and hamper team spirit. Termination may seem like an easy solution to eliminate irksome employees, but there are other ways to deal with Toxic Organizational Behavior or TOB.Moreover, have you tried to put thought to the fact as to what really ticks-off a toxic employee?What creates a toxic employee? Workplaces are always imagined to have horrifying and domineering owners, but there is another kind of evil lurking in almost every workplace – employees who exhibit toxic and unappreciative behavior... Read More

  • Drawing the Line during Political Discussions at the Workplace

    Drawing the Line during Political Discussions at the Workplace

    The US presidential election will soon come to a close in November and what a showdown it will be between the Democrats and the Republicans. This election is probably the most talked-about election in the recent time and will continue to be a hot topic long after the election as well.While it is good for your co-workers to stay abreast about what is happening in the country, what should be the course of action when political discussions tend to creep into your workplace and ignite passionate minds?Political Chatter in the WorkplaceWhen it comes to politics, everyone has their own opinion. Sometimes, opinions get flared up by emotions and... Read More