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Sneha Joshi
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I am a fresher and joined an IT firm, where i am the only hr. Please give me directions that what all things i have to do to make a good work culture and give motivation to employees.
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Firstly, you will have to introduce yourself to all the employees working in all divisions and at all locations / branches. Make a point to meet each and evry employee in your office and know them individually by their name. Also you can meet the heads of each division and introduce yourself.
You can do networking with them by having your lunch / tea / snacks with different groups rather than getting along with one group with whom you are comfortable.
Secondly, you need to study and understand the culture of the organisation, get acquianted with the policies and procedures of the organisation, discuss your observations and learnings with your seniors in order to gain more inputs.
Remember motivation and building a great culture cannot be done in a day it will require time. You will have to develop confidence and faith about you in the minds of people. Once this happens your work will be easier.
Thank you Sumeet for your valuable advice.
Mine is a small firm so the introduction part and networking part was not a tough job. Since i have no seniors to consult with I just don't know where to go next. I have created leave forms, performance appraisal forms, exit interview forms. And i know that building a good work culture is not an easy task. but please give me some directions about how to make one.
Dear Sree,
Once you get well along with your employees. You discuss with them on individual basis about their views on organisation, job profile, career plans,problems which they face at work. If there are specific issues ,try to understand them and find solutions for them. You can implement Employee Grievance Cell , Open Door Policy. You can design Reward policies for rewarding performers in business. Also this needs to be done in consultation with a Senior Authority.
HR DOES NOT decides the culture of the organization. The management of the company or the Board of Directors does. Therefore, it is important for you to discuss your views with your management and understand from them about their expectations from the HR. I will help you immensely.
Thank you both for your valuable replies. i had implimented open door policy. But my management needs a change in the easy going nature of employees. Thats why i asked about culture and at the same time i have to motivate them.
As you are the only person in HR department then start with:
Making HR policies
Company policies

These both will help you to appropriately how to work and in which direction towards you have to work.
If you want Policies then tell me i will send you..:)
Thank you so much seniors for your support.and thank you sneha joshi. could you please give me an outline of the policies? i have made up working time, leave policies, and i am into doing performance appraisal from this month. could you please give me other policies. and let me ask you am i the one to frame company policies? if so could you please guide me. Thank you in advance.
Sure sree....

In HR policies you can include:

• Employee handbook

• Hr audit

• Surveys like employee satisfaction, job satisfaction, attrition rate etc…

• Motivational program

• Recognition program

• Employee health & safety

• Employee retention program

Company policies

1. Employment policy :

• Nature of employment

• Equal employment opportunity

• Employee relations

• Employee relations

 Discipline

 Disciplinary appeal

 Grievance

 Time keeping policy

2. Business ethics & conducts

• Compliance and Ethical conduct

• Business opportunities

• Fair dealing

• Integrity of data furnished

• Conflict of interest

• Insider trading

• Confidentiality

• Work environment

3. Performance management system

4. Compensation policy

5. Leave policy

6. Personal conduct policy

• Dress code

• Personal communications

• Gifts & gratuities

• Meetings

• Respectful Workplace

• Security and Violence Prevention

• Internal Reporting and Controls

• Meals, Entertainment

• Inappropriate Hospitality

7. Intellectual property and security (Privacy and Confidentiality)

If you want further guidance then i will definitely guide you ...:)
There are some other policies as well such as Travel policy, Local conveyance policy, Leave policy, Company Mobile policy,etc... You need to check for statutory compliance as well which you will have to follw as per Labour Laws.
Hi Sneha Joshi
could you please guide me how to do Hr audit
And i think Motivational program, Recognition program, Employee retention program are almost the same. Please correct me if i am wrong. And could you please tell me some of the motivational programmes conducted in firms?

Please gone through it.....:)

1. HR audit:

Human Resources Audit is mainly to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of your HR management function. It’s for the HR itself only.

Whether the HR function is on the right path to achieve and helping company to achieve its goal or not.

Results we get by HR audit is:

• To evaluate whether performance of your HR function is as expected

• To improve contribution of the HR function to the achievement of your business objectives

• To comply with the country's laws and organizational policies and procedures

• To develop the professionalism of your HR people

• To facilitate better HR planning

For the further information here by i have attached one file, please gone through it. It will surely helpful for you in conducting HR audit.

2. About terms:

Employee motivation and employee retention programs are the part of employee recognition programs. Simply I can say that outcome of recognition programs is to improve performance and improve employee retention.

These are the example the three from which you can understand the difference of the three:


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- Motivation guide

Motivation Programmes:

• Company Suggestion Boxes.

• Points Rewards Programs

• Sales Achievement Incentives and Programs

• Productivity/Quality Performance Incentives and Programs

• Attendance and Safety Awards

• Outstanding Performance Awards & Programs

• Customer Service

• As well as other programs

Employee retention Programs:

• Workplace culture

• Involvement

• Orientation

• Learning

• Reward

Employee recognition programs

Monetary rewards:

• Negotiable instrument (cash, check, money order, and direct deposit) or

• Any item that can be readily converted to cash, such as savings bonds or refundable gift certificates.

Non monetary rewards:

• May include awards for:

 Employee of the month

 Attendance

 Safety

 Customer service

 Productivity

 Honoring separating employees

 Noteworthy participation in the Employee Suggestion

 Program

 Outstanding achievements

• Others:

non-refundable gift certificates; meals; trips; plaques; trophies; certificates; pencils, pens and desk items; cups and mugs; personal items of clothing such as caps, shirts, and sweatshirts; and other items such as tools, electronics, radios, sports equipment and timepieces and you can give them leave for achievement of target.

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Thank you so much Sneha Joshi for your guidance. and thanks to all seniors who replied, for showing me the path to move forward. Will go by the path you all have shown and think i can get back if i need any more guidance.
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