Sr Hr Analyst
Talent Acquisition / Consultant - Catalis
Manager - Hr Excellence
15th May 2012 From India, Mumbai
1. Positive Attitude
2. Clear Objectives
3. Faith in Action
4. Creative Vision
5. Team Work
1. Positive Attitude
a. Face your problems everyday with a new approach;do not try to avoid the problem, do not try to avoid it, face it with the determination and you will overcome it.
b. Remember that positive attitude is a lifestyle, not just a thought. live with passion and love yourself, you will see the change.
2. Clear Objectives
a. Be smart: Set up the objectives that can be reachable and meet your strengths and skills so you will not experiment any frustration. As you will add more skills to our life, you will increase the complexities of your objectives.
b. Close your eyes and look into you and your heart will give you the objectives you really want for your life, the objectives that will make you happy once you get them.
3. Faith in Action
a. Faith in action is a faith that work everyday, it doesn't matter if you fall, if you make the mistakes, you have in yourself to continue to keep yourself working, knowing that you will get it, and nobody will be able to avoid you can find our glory. Tat is faith in Action.
b. Be perseverant and work hard with determination that at the end of the day you will achieve your dream.
4. Creative Vision
a. Visualize yourself as a winner, visualize your life full of happiness and see yourself conquering a star.
b. Be creative to find best solutions to your problem.
c. Close your eyes and have a creative vision of your life when you reach your objectives. Do it on daily basis.
d. That is a kind of habit that will lead to more confident and will give you internal strength.
5. Team Work
a. You are not alone in this world, do yourself a favor, do your homework and get out.
b. You have to understand that you will need right people to compliment your skills to achieve your goals. Inspire them to work with you and share the success with them.
c. That is called team work
II - DO IT, DO IT
a. It seems to be simple but we always make the same mistakes. Our biggest mistake is not trusting ourselves.
b. If you fail once, continue trying and working on your dream, you don't know when the time for your success will be, but prepare yourself for reaching it and for receiving it as a blessing. After all if you do just right things there is just one result without hesitation: THE SUCCESS!!!!!
c. Choose these five ingredients mix with love and passion and prepare it everyday for your life ad yo will see the success coming to you infact a chain of success.
30th August 2012 From India, Mumbai
As an HR who is just start I see a lot of conflict like that where people would like to show initiatives, but sometimes bosses just don't values their ideas. Let's discuss that? How to make communication more effective? How to start listening to each other and crate the environment where everybody listening to each other and where everybody will recognize talents of other people?
For example. When Walt Disney was start his career his first boss said that his ideas is bad. And than he used that ideas to create his famous companies. So. Actually there is a topic for discussing. How to solve all that problems? I mean problem of recognizing talents and different opinions? Please)) Don't speak by stamps. Be creative and use your brain discussing everything.
15th October 2012 From Canada, Fort Mcmurray
Initiative is important and separates mediocre workers from the excellent ones and high achievers from the also-rans.
Helping others or documenting the process or figuring out an elegant way to accomplish the same tasks are examples of initiative which are context specific.
For example, if an urgent customer issue comes up, you'd be expected to resolve it in double quick time instead of documenting the process or figuring out other methods. Point being, forms of initiative may change depending on the situation (and we must not fall in the trap of assuming that I will document the process of every task assigned to me) but initiative always is in high demand.
7th February 2013 From India, Delhi
Problem with Performance Appraisal
The halo effect
The halo effect is introduced when an overall impression of an individual is judged on the basis of a single trait. A high rating on one trait leads automatically to high rating on all other trait. Also, a very high rating may be given to protect an employee for whom there may be personal sympathy
Poorly Trained Managers
Effective performance appraisal doesn't just happen and organizations shouldn't assume that managers know how to conduct them effectively, even if they have many years of experience as managers. In fact, since the process can differ from organization to organization, it is important that training is provided to introduce managers to the philosophy of performance appraisal at the organization, including a review of the forms, the rating system and how the data gathered is used.
The central tendency
It is the most commonly found error. It is the tendency of most rates to give average ratings to all or the centre of the scale. This may be due to the fact that a very high rating or a very low rating could invite questions, criticisms or explanations. Accordingly, an average rating is safer. It could also be due to the fact that the rather lacks sufficient knowledge about the applicant and hence, does not want to commit himself one way to another.
Errors of variable standards
It is quite possible that organizations follow different standards of performance. Some divisional heads may require much higher quality of performance than others.
Inter-rater reliability is generally very low between managers at any organization. What one manager considers to be "acceptable" performance, another may consider "not meeting expectations." This can be a challenge for any organization and is made more of a challenge in situations where the criteria used are subjective and not based on any measurable performance outcomes.
Lack of Outcome-Based Measures
PA that asks managers to rate employees on subjective criteria such as "customer service skills" or "leadership ability" lack specific outcomes that can be tied to measurable results. The best performance appraisals provide the ability for both managers and employees to judge performance based on measurable outcomes that are objective; level of sales, safety records and evaluations from customers are all measurable ways of providing insight into an employee's performance.
Other miscellaneous biases
There may be some built - in biases in the minds of the rater, based upon his own perception of things, people and performances. A person may be rated higher because he is a 'nice' person or because of his seniority.
16th April 2013 From India, Bangalore
I would like to share a thought that just came to my mind.
Often we talk about the errors made by our managers or supervisors while appraising us. Halo Effect, Central Tendency, Untrained/Poorlly trained Managers, Rater having no knowledge on the actual job role of the person who's being appraised, etc.
However are we taking the appraisal process in the right sense?
Most of us, as employees, believe that appraisal is all about the following -
1. Mangers and Supervisors will rate us and give us some score
2. The HR will manipulate that records and ratings in order to bring in something called as bell curve effect.
3. There would be results not meeting expectations.
4. Managers will decide on salary increment depending on the ratings we finally receive.
5. If we are poorly rated (for whatever reasons) we would either be sent to training period or would be (directly or indirectly) terminated.
But is the performance measurement all about only the above work?
In order to measure something, we must know how to measure it.
In simple words, if we are measure the length of the road, we will use the meter scale.
If we are to measure the quantity of liquid, we would use the liter scale.
If we are to quantity the solid, we would use the kilo scale.
What scale are we to use while measuring the performance???
How would our performance be measured?
What criteria would be taken into consideration.
We take the process so lightly and so much for granted that we never feel obligated to do something to improve our performance.
Do we ever try to find out what are our roles and responsibilities>
What our managers expect from us?
What are our KRAs and KPIs on which we would be judged?
Did we ask the HR about how the performance is converted into numbers?
How is the performance tracked and measured?
It is very convenient to say that we are not rated properly and that some adjustments were made, but we would never consider the option of first knowing what is expected from us and then asking where we lagged so that we improve the next time.
It is a very general practice that if someone is rated very low, he or she would look out for new job and change the jobs instead of going to the supervisor and asking what is the gap between the performance and their expectation. Always ensure to get the expectation out of your manager so that you know what would you be judged on.
20th May 2013 From India, Mumbai
this is a good story, but my question is whenever our boss or senior assign any work to us we are just do the assigned job, but we never raise any querry that why this job/work, what will be the value of our work when we will complete the task.
we are doing without knowing objective of assigned job/work, but my opinion is we should raise the querry whenever we assigned any job/work..
16th August 2013 From India, Coimbatore