Decision Making In HR

As HR professionals, we often need to decide about situations, where to apply a policy or to make an exception to it. For many of us, it is almost a daily task. To make that call, we need to have some guidelines and a basis to follow. Otherwise, our decisions can seem...

Signs Your Job Is At Risk

If the organization is planning a termination or a layoff of your position, how would you read that situation in advance? More often, employees receive no prior feedback that the employment relationship is not working. Then suddenly comes the termination meeting. If...

Retaining Flight Risk Employees

You have identified the flight risk employees in your organization. Those employees who might be looking for a job change or started thinking about it. The next logical question is what you should do when someone you manage is exhibiting these behaviors. And if you...

Retention – Identifying Flight Risk Employees

Last year we have seen some major challenges. On the employment front, many lost their jobs and started working part-time or temporary jobs. People opted for jobs that they would not otherwise consider. Now there is a shift in gear in the employment market. We are...

New Country, New Workplace

Immigrating to a new country and finding a job that matches your skills and qualifications is not easy. Whatever be your reason for immigration, you need a lot of patience and hard work to find a job and be integrated with the workplace. It takes time and continuous...

Mentorship Programs

I find mentoring partnership to be a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. It is an opportunity to develop skills, share our experiences, viewpoints and consider new ways of approaching situations. As I share my professional experiences and...

Hiring Relatives

Hiring relatives has its pros and cons. One of the pros of hiring a referred relative is that the employer would know whom they are hiring. The employer can expect to have a reliable reference through the employee. It can also help retain an employee if we hire their...

Workplace Conversations – Reporting Incidences

We all share the responsibility of creating a workplace that is safe and respectful. This includes our duty to report incidents at the workplace. But do we report when we see something at work? Or do we act as if we have not heard or seen anything? Consider these...

Workplace Conversations – Hello, Good Morning

We spend one-third of our day at work among our coworkers. For many of us, the coworkers are closest to whom we have as a friend. The quality of interactions with them is important to us. Exchanging pleasantries break the ice. It makes the interaction easier and...

Workplace Conversations – Former Employees

Nobody likes it when people talk about you behind your back. But that happens on many occasions when we leave an organization. Former colleagues and bosses talk about us or blame us for leaving work unfinished.    Social media has made it easy to keep track of former...