A community portal named HR Sri Lanka was launched exactly one year back in the aim of sharing knowledge within the HR community in Sri Lanka. There is a gap of International Human Resources techniques and Sri Lankan techniques and we hope with the expertise Consultants who are in the country sharing their knowledge it can be bridged. HR Sri Lanka is a portal created to assist Sri Lankan professionals voice their opinions to create a truly homogeneous Human Resource Management approach that will assist local HR professionals to set International standards.
HR Sri Lanka is planning many activities which will be launched soon with the vision “To inspire Sri Lankan Professionals to become international trendsetters in Human Resource Management.Read More
Excellence is all about being exceptionally good. When applied to enterprises, it involves exceptional achievements in a consistent manner. Human Resource is undoubtedly a vital contributor to it. In search of HR excellence is an endeavor to gather current thoughts, share cutting –edged tools and coach multiple teams in making an impact on the bottom line.
As we know, Human Resource Management is all about policies, practices and processes of performing the people aspect of a management position. It does not confine to a particular department, division, section or a unit. Every manager has a people role to play. That leads to the golden rule in HRM: Every manager is a Human Resource Manager.
What we mean by thoughts is the cognitive dimension which is simply the “head. Tools refer to “hands”, in essentially focusing on “doing” and “delivering”. Teams are about synergy in action, highlighting the “heart” aspect. In a nutshell, we will discuss a whole-hearted approach in making HR effective, results-oriented and value-adding.
Hundreds of businesses directly affected by 9/11 are no longer in existence. Sadly, after any disaster such as a major fire or other natural disaster, many businesses fail because they have not prepared for business continuity in the event of a disaster. The time to prepare for business continuity is before disaster strikes.
Consider these elements when preparing your Business Continuity Plan:
1. Identify the primary business functions critical to the continuation of your business. Develop strategies for each function that will hasten resumption of your business. Critical business functions may include:
Facilities - Administrative Offices, Warehouse & Support Operations
Technology/Information - Operational Information, Data Center and Media
Communications - Local Area Network, Phone Systems and Marketing/Sales System
Human Resources - Employees, Intellectual Capital, Vendors and Contracted Services
Workplace negativity is increasingly prevalent in most workplaces cultures currently. Negativity in the workplace tends to be greater in organizations that are declining, in comparison to those that are successful. These negativities may take on various forms such as deceit, lying, pessimism, slander and selfishness, and are often consequences of lack of control and confidence. They are formed by infusing negative attitudes about a certain employee or situation in the organization, which then drives negative behaviors, and these behaviors subsequently lead to negative outcomes. When an organization is infested with various types of negativity it is impossible for an organization to gain competitive advantage, as the energy of the organization will be deviated from work and performance. This in turn will hinder the efficiency of the organization and may also impair the organization’s revenues and reputation. Hence, it is essential to identify them immediately and take the appropriate course of action combat it.
What causes it?
1. Be passionate about work and have a clear vision- It is very important for a leader to be passionate about what he does, and this is a result of the inner desire, drive and determination. It is essential that you contribute as a whole. With a clear vision and purpose, all your goals can be achieved to the fullest.
2. Realizing your full potential- Every individual has resources that he/she may not still be aware of. Hence it is important to discover these untapped abilities and reach your full potential as a great leader.
I had just finished my MBA and was looking for a new job opportunity and was going through the usual process, applying via email and going for interviews.
We go for an interview because we get shortlisted, and it is only fair to expect to be treated in a professional manner, but in most cases it is NOT. There isn’t any point if you have a great product and high sales if you do not know how to attract candidates. Interviewers forget that apart from judging the interviewee that the employer is judged, you give us an insight about your company on the way you behave and although you might not realize it we evaluate you too. Just listing some of the unprofessional situations I’ve come across during the past few months.
The negative impact of stress on employee productivity is heavily documented and constantly spoken about. The majority of authors conclude that stress is required in the right quantities. Creativity and productivity peak at different levels of stress.People are more creative at lower levels of stress and they are more productive at moderate levels of stress. A very high level of stress or a very low level of stress will hamper both creativity and productivity.