November 20, 2020

What must scale-up strategy for Start-ups include

Startups need a coherent human resource management policy to ensure their success, and to scale up while dealing with challenges. What should one keep in mind when setting a scale-up strategy for a startup, especially with reference to their HR

November 13, 2020

An HR’s guide to correct the effects of Covid-19

Organizations need to prepare ahead through the HR process to correct the effects of the pandemic in different ways. The areas of prioritization would include: Redesigning work processes Redesigning workforces Redesigning organizational processes Succession management and planning Strategizing for work

November 10, 2020

In Conversation with Mr. Murali Aiyer – Part 3

PossibleWorks is proud to present a series of interactions with senior HR leaders to get their insights into the evolution of talent management and performance management. Our first conversation was with Murali Aiyer, a Social Entrepreneur and co-founder of “SALTLABS”,

November 10, 2020

In Conversation with Mr. Murali Aiyer – Part 2

PossibleWorks is proud to present a series of interactions with senior HR leaders to get their insights into the evolution of talent management and performance management. Our first conversation was with Murali Aiyer, a Social Entrepreneur and co-founder of “SALTLABS”,

November 10, 2020

In Conversation with Mr. Murali Aiyer – Part 1

PossibleWorks is proud to present a series of interactions with senior HR leaders to get their insights into the evolution of talent management and performance management. Our first conversation was with Murali Aiyer, a Social Entrepreneur and co-founder of “SALTLABS”,

October 30, 2020

The Impact of Remote Work on Employee Performance and the role of HR to alleviate the impact

How can HR leaders contribute to alleviating the impact of remote work on employee performance? Keep the channels of communication open Provide support to enhance employee well-being Keep their teams engaged and productive Ensure work-life balance to enhance productivity Use

October 30, 2020

The Role and Responsibilities of a HR Team during a Crisis

An HR team’s roles and responsibilities can be varied during a crisis and can take different forms depending upon the nature of the crisis. In all cases, here are some roles and responsibilities which need to be smoothly handled during

October 14, 2020

How does OKR dedicated to improving quality help in enhancing the Quality Assurance of the business?

OKRs focused on ameliorating the quality of products and services can help the business in enhancing Quality Assurance in the following ways: With the right OKR, a business can identify a product defect in the initial stages of a development

October 5, 2020

Will Start-ups Benefit from using a Performance Management System?

The many benefits offered by a Performance Management System help start-ups to achieve their business objectives within a predefined time-period and to stay ahead of their competitors, as it enables them to: Formulate business objectives Set clear goals for the

September 28, 2020

FAQs on how Organisations can realise Better Performance using Goal Setting

The overall business performance of a company depends upon how well it manages the performance of its employees. This is why organizations need systems that establish the necessary processes to monitor and measure the performance of their employees. A performance

September 25, 2020

Some FAQs on Remote Work as the Future of Work and Best Practices in adopting it

Many companies are adopting technology to adopt remote work policies, which enable their employees to work from anywhere, as long as productivity remains unaffected. Remote workers with the right tools enjoy better job satisfaction, even as companies save big on

September 21, 2020

5 Essential Factors to consider while selecting a Performance Management System

Selecting an appropriate performance management system isn’t an easy task as every business has different requirements. However, taking the following factors into consideration when selecting a performance management system can make your job easier: It should be in line with

September 18, 2020

6 Practical Performance Appraisal Methods for post-COVID Workforce

Performance appraisals are a regular part of job performance and contribution. They help to assess the contribution made by each of the employees to further the company’s growth plans, review the progress made, and reward the high achievers and upskill

September 17, 2020

10 Key Job Competencies Everyone Needs to Know About

For most jobs, there are a few job competencies that are common and expected by companies, such as: Teamwork Responsibility Commercial Awareness Decision Making Communication Leadership Integrity Result Orientation Problem Solving Organizational Competency   Learn how PossibleWorks can help you

September 14, 2020

KPI vs. OKR- Why does a High Performing Organization need Both?

KPI and OKR are mandatory for a business to function effectively and successfully. Both KPI and OKR help an organization to perform competently.  In this article, we are going to look at: The definitions and examples of KPI and OKR

September 11, 2020

How to win talent management in a post-COVID-19 world

It’s time for HR teams to come up with a new and effective strategy for performance management to ensure that productivity is not affected. Focusing on job security and employee well-being Managing compensation and Benefits Provide opportunities for continuous learning

September 7, 2020

FAQs on Measuring and Managing OKR Goal Setting

OKRs are important for a business to achieve the objectives they desire to achieve within a particular time-frame. OKR is a robust methodology that enables the business to gauge its performance periodically and stay in line with its overall business

August 31, 2020

How an Efficient Performance Management System aids in driving Exponential Business Growth

The ultimate goal of every organization is to stay ahead of their competitors. To achieve this, an organization needs to invest in an efficient performance management system to facilitate the right alignment of every employee’s performance to the organization’s overall

August 28, 2020

Measuring the Productivity and Performance of Remote, WFH Employees

Organization today need to change their approach to performance review and management. Here are some new strategies they can adopt to ensure productivity. Effective use of technology to keep the lines of communication with all the work form home workforces

August 24, 2020

Top Challenges in Implementing HR Technology and How to Overcome Them

HR technology adoption is no longer a preferred way to go, it’s practically an inevitability. Nonetheless, many organizations seem to face certain challenges when it comes to the implementation of HR technology. Defining ROI with HR technology can be challenging

August 21, 2020

Top 6 HR Technology Trends for 2021

With millennials and Gen-Z comprising the biggest cohort in the workforce, employers across the world are looking at tech-powered ways to recruit, manage, and engage their employees. Here are some of the most important HR technology trends in the coming

August 14, 2020

How Do You Justify Your Investment in HR Technology?

HR Technology can not only automate manual HR tasks but can actually transform different HR roles (recruitment, engagement, performance management, etc.). Having said that, HR is a support function, and getting buy-in from top executives on HR tech investments can

August 10, 2020

How To Conduct Effective 1:1 Performance Check-in Meetings?

Yearly performance reviews are not enough to analyze the performance of employees. It is important that the management moves over to 1:1 performance check-in meeting that happen multiple times a year. These check-in meetings offer continuous guidance, feedback, and learning

August 7, 2020

Performance Review – What Questions to Ask?

The questions asked during a performance review can decide how the next year/quarter is going to pan out. Here are some takeaways on what to ask during a performance review discussion. Ratings and ranks may be slowly going out of

July 27, 2020

How To Give Effective Employee Feedback?

In the ever-changing business environment, it is important for an organization to adapt in order to succeed. For an organization its employees are its most critical asset. When the employees are constantly evolving with the changing times, the organization has

July 24, 2020

How To Justify Human Resource Management Technology ROI

Many companies worry whether a large investment in Human Resource Management Technology is worth the money.  They look for substantial Returns on Investment (ROI) made. It is easy to calculate the different costs of investing in a software solution. This

July 22, 2020

Top 5 Employee Engagement Trends Post COVID-19

Employee engagement can be defined as employee’s willingness to contribute to organization’s growth. Employee engagement has been a long-standing critical concern for most organizations. The difference between retaining top talent and having higher attrition depends on how engaged the employees

July 17, 2020

HRTech -Transforming Employee Performance Management

Thanks to the rapid implementation of HR technology, employee performance management is moving away from traditional models like annual performance appraisals to a more dynamic mode of operation. Here is how:  Today performance management involves taking various things into account

July 15, 2020

Employee Experience Post COVID-19

Employee experience is becoming more and more important as millennial start to dominate the workforce globally. A positive employee experience has proved to be far more beneficial to organizations than the costs associated. COVID-19 has left organizations in unexpected and

July 10, 2020

How Technology is Transforming Human Resource Management

HR technology has transformed the most fundamental practices of the HR industry. HR Tech is nothing but the application of emerging technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and ML (Machine Learning) to key HR processes.  HR Tech

July 8, 2020

5 Modern Methods of Performance Appraisal

As a part of an organization, each employee is looking to grow in terms of status, finances and, skills. Over the past decade, companies have realized the importance of having a performance appraisal system for promotion and compensation decisions. However,

June 29, 2020

People Management Tips for Managers

People Management is one of the most critical aspects of Human Resources and is vital to the success of every organization. Managers need certain specific People skills to successfully drive business outcomes and for improving employee engagement. Managers with these

June 24, 2020

How Performance Appraisal Helps Improve Employee Performance?

Organizations understand the importance of employee performance for its overall success. To align an employee’s performance towards organizational goals, the process of performance appraisal can be effectively utilized. The system of appraisal helps the company identify key performing resources and

June 12, 2020

How Continuous Feedback Improves Annual Performance Appraisal

Feedback on performance in an organization should be a two-way street that helps both the managers and employees offer critical feedback to each other. Organizations often forget that managers are humans and cannot retain information about a single employee’s performance

June 5, 2020

How To Design An Effective Performance Management System?

In the ever-changing business scenario and the evolving workforce dynamics, performance management systems have become a useful way to better manage the human resources in an organization. Companies across the globe have adopted various methods and strategies to improve the

May 29, 2020

Review Of Mercer’s 2019 Global Performance Management Study*

A recent Mercer 2019 Global Performance Management Study highlights the changing business scenario and the need for a more flexible and employee-oriented performance management system. Some key takeaways from this study are: The business world is becoming accustomed to the

May 25, 2020

How Is Employee Feedback Correlated To Profitability?

Employee engagement is directly dependent on the feedback they receive. Managers give feedback to employees to alter their behavior and develop them. But when the feedback is given with much delay it leads to no or minimum impact or change

May 15, 2020

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need Performance Management Software

Small and Medium Enterprises are core contributors to GDP and employment index, not just for India but globally as well. Limited understanding of technology, finite availability of funds and resources are often a cause of major concern for most small

May 8, 2020

5 HR Challenges For Startups & How To Address Them

Startups are a progressive form of business that face some specific challenges in terms of its Human Resource. To understand the various HR challenges faced by Startups and understanding the solution-based approach to resolve them is necessary. Here, we have

May 1, 2020

Digitize Your Employee Recognition System – Improve Productivity!

Digital Employee Recognition Systems can become a crucial part of an organization\'s overall business growth strategy. As legendary Zig Ziglar once said, “You don’t build a business - you build people- and then people build your business.” Employees are a

April 27, 2020

9 Ways To Keep Employees Motivated While Working From Home

COVID-19 is a once in a century event that has changed and will continue to change the way the world works. This has prompted a sudden transition to remote working for companies. It is a challenging task to keep your

April 19, 2020

Tips & Tricks To Keep Employees Productive During Work From Home

COVID-19 has stopped the time for everyone across the globe by causing a worldwide threat to the lives of people. Countries have restored to measures like lock-down, sealing of areas to stop the spread of this pandemic in their countries.

April 10, 2020

How will COVID-19 affect Performance Management Practices?

As the COVID-19 pandemic arises sensitive subjects to be taken into consideration, including changing work models, job security and prospects, impact on staffing, and tension in the work environment, it is important for you to keep your people\'s spirit up.

March 30, 2020

Practical Examples of Objectives and Key Results

Key Guidelines for setting OKRs Company’s and CEO’s strategic Objectives and Key Results are defined All departments make their own OKRs in alignment with the CEO objectives—the OKR procedure works best when it draws on capability at each stage of

March 20, 2020

Key Elements of a Performance Management Process For Start-ups

Performance management is critical for start-ups. A well-designed performance management framework and a system that helps implement it can enable start-ups thrive in a dynamic business environment as well as institutionalize practices that enable high performance, growth and employee engagement.

March 6, 2020

How Adopting an OKR (Objectives & Key Results) Framework Makes Organizations Agile

Introduction In this fast paced world, it has become more than essential for organizations — small or large — to have a defined strategy and accountability to ensure that all teams are aligned and focused on a common goal. For

February 25, 2020

Why do you need a Rewards & Recognition program?

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou Introduction This famous quote from Maya Angelou in a way says it all. This is also

February 17, 2020

How to Set Goals and Enable Employees to Achieve Them

Here are some useful tips for effective employee goal-setting that are crucial for improving employee performance: Align employee goals with business objectives Identify competencies needed to accomplish the goals Collaborate with employees to set goals, identify resources needed Set Specific-Measurable-Actionable-Result

February 11, 2020

Employee Performance Management System – A Buyer’s Guide

If you are looking to deploy the right performance management system, here are the key pointers you must look into: Identify the pain points in the existing process Clearly understand and delineate the organizational objectives List down ‘need-to-have’ and ‘nice-to-have’

January 31, 2020

A short guide to Performance Management Approaches

Introduction We briefly look at several approaches to performance management here and how they could benefit your organization. (more…)

January 24, 2020

Why performance management systems need to use Feedback 360?

Introduction Organizations worldwide endeavor to implement a robust and fair performance review system to evaluate and steer their employees towards continuous improvement. The objective of any performance management system is to provide employees with developmental feedback to help them contribute

January 8, 2020

Why your Performance Management System may need fixing (and how to do it)

Introduction A traditional performance management system uses annual appraisals for each individual employee. Annual performance management can be highly stressful experiences for both the employee and their manager. While employees are under pressure to present themselves well, managers have the

July 26, 2019

Solving Modern Performance Management Challenges

Traditional performance management is always been a fear-based approach which emphasizes more negatives as compared to positives. While many aspects of modern performance management have helped reduce those challenges, others have created new ones. The guiding principle of traditional method

July 9, 2019

Human Resource Technology Future Trends

Technology has shaped every part of our lives including the Human Resource department. Automation, digitization, and globalization have changed the way a company operates and so did the needs of its employees and customers. As technology is moving ahead new

June 28, 2019

Benefits of continuous feedback based Performance Management

In today’s modern world, we all seek feedback and validation from the external world. In our personal lives, we give importance to likes, comments and shares we receive socially. So isn’t it important on our professional front too? Positive social

February 14, 2019

Why Annual Performance Reviews seem outdated and irrelevant!

More than 10% of Fortune 500 companies have done away with the annual ratings as per a Washington Post. Business landscapes have changed significantly for almost every industry, they are much more dynamic and competitive than they were a couple

February 14, 2019

Modern Performance Management Approach

In the modern business environment, effective workforce management has become the key driver of success and effective Performance management plays an important role here. The way the performance management system is defined, and executed catalyzes the productivity and boosts the

November 29, 2018

Bringing Happiness & Positivity at Workplace

In our last blog –“Work life balance is a lie” we stressed upon the fact that it’s important to be happy at the workplace and not really seeking so called Work life balance. In the quest of organizations to make

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