Tag: HR Best Practices


Dec

11

2016
Understanding Employee Engagement

Understanding Employee Engagement

Through my consulting work, the term “employee engagement” gets thrown around a lot, but very few managerial professionals use it in the right context. For starters, employee engagement and employee satisfaction are very different. Employee engagement defines the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the company, and put in their best efforts at work. Employee satisfaction, on the other...

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Nov

22

2016
How to Write Effective HR Policies and Procedures

How to Write Effective HR Policies and Procedures

As small companies start to grow, they need formal HR policies and procedures to effectively manage their human capital. Whether you’re writing HR policies and procedures from scratch or updating your existing documentation, it’s important to follow certain guidelines to ensure company-wide adoption and minimize employee resistance. HR policies and procedures seem straight forward to develop, but there are a lot of pitfalls that HR professionals...

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Sep

13

2016
How to Conduct a Job Analysis

How to Conduct a Job Analysis

Job analysis is the foundation for all assessment and selection decisions. Without it, a company runs the risk of hiring the wrong people, conducting ineffective performance appraisals, designing inaccurate job descriptions, and misalignment between its salary scale and industry benchmarks. Simply put, job analysis is the process of identifying and determining the particular job duties, requirements, and relative importance of these duties for a given...

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Aug

01

2016
How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

How to Select Psychometric Assessments for Your Company

Psychometric assessments have been around for a very long time and are quickly gaining traction in the Middle East. Companies mainly use psychometric assessments for screening candidates during recruitment and for identifying development areas in their employees. With so many psychometric assessments in the market today, it can be very difficult for a company to select the best tools for its specific needs. Psychometric assessments...

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Jun

24

2016
Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Competencies: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

We hear a lot of clichés about why a business succeeds: Efficiency, productivity, cost consciousness, innovation, and the list goes on. Success is driven by people within each and every company. But for a company to achieve success, its current and future employees must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to outperform the competition and stay relevant in today’s fierce market. In other...

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May

16

2016
What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

What is Employer Branding and How Do We Do It?

Since the start of the year, I’ve delivered several presentations and engaged in a few consulting projects on Employer Branding. Although it is quickly becoming the hottest topic in HR, many businesses still don’t know what it means, why it’s important and how to do it. So What is Employer Branding? In simple terms, Employer Branding is the identity of a company as an Employer...

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Nov

16

2015
How Many Interviews Does Your Hiring Process Need?

How Many Interviews Does Your Hiring Process Need?

If you’re a recruiter, this question has undoubtedly crossed your mind at some point. Deciding how many times to see a candidate before making a decision is a difficult task, especially if the position is very critical. On one hand, you do not want to make a hasty decision and on the other hand, you do not want to drive away good candidates. From my...

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Oct

16

2015
Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

I was chatting with a friend of mine a few weeks back and he mentioned that he was actively looking for a new job and going through interviews. Yesterday, he gives me a call to notify me that he got a job offer and submitted his resignation. The next day, he received a counter offer from his current employer with a 15% higher salary that...

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Oct

14

2015
Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Companies know that finding great employees is quite difficult, but it’s even harder to retain them once they are in your company. With social media and professional networks such as LinkedIn, it’s become quite easy to contact anyone at any company. Therefore, competitors and headhunters always have access to your employees, and most likely, they will be targeting the employees that are most crucial to your...

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Oct

17

2012
How to Hire for Your Start-up

How to Hire for Your Start-up

There comes a time when entrepreneurs need to start hiring additional staff to grow their businesses. Outside of close friends and family members, start-ups typically find it challenging to attract top talented individuals to come work for them. As a result, many start-ups tend to hire whoever agrees to work with them just to get their business going. Even worse, these new hires might see...

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