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Understanding payroll fraud and preventing it

Payroll fraud is a matter of serious concern to the people affected by it, the organization in which it happens, and to the economy overall. It is estimated that payroll fraud is involved in around an eighth of all workplace frauds and makes up about a twelfth of all occupational frauds worldwide. On…

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Added by TrainHR on May 24, 2017 at 1:54pm — No Comments

The importance of onboarding

The importance of onboarding can be understood from the fact that it starts with the induction of the new hires and acclimatizes them with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the culture, environment, people, and the business. In the light of the important elements that go into onboarding; it is a fallacy and a misconception to assume that it is yet another ritual that HR has to perform…

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Added by TrainHR on May 23, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and…

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Added by TrainHR on May 19, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Behavior based interviewing for selecting the right candidate

Many organizations make the mistake of basing the suitability of candidates purely on their skills and the knowledge they bring. This measure goes only half the way, and is incomplete, because many organizations fail to take into consideration the fact that…

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Added by TrainHR on May 18, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Ways of understanding and eradicating bullying

There is no gainsaying the fact that bullying at the workplace is a very harsh and wicked way of degrading a colleague. It is a very uncivilized form of harassment at the workplace and is a serious deterrent to a healthy relationship at the professional level. Workplace bullying is very…

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Added by TrainHR on May 17, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Tips for transitioning into a new role

A role change is many times inevitable for individuals in many positions. Change, as we all know, is the only constant in a business. When this much is said about businesses, it is but natural that employees in various positions need to be prepared for a change in their role. In the current…

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Added by TrainHR on May 16, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Thinking and planning strategically is needed to become successful

Strategic planning can be understood as the means by which organizations conceptualize and visualize their long term plans and the way by which they plan to go about achieving them. To implement strategy, organizations need to implement…

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Added by TrainHR on May 15, 2017 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Enhance the effectiveness of being a payroll manager

A payroll manager is essentially responsible for managing the payroll for the employees. The payroll manager has to ensure that the employees are paid on time, in accordance with their pay scale, and also in a legally…

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Added by TrainHR on May 12, 2017 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Stay interviews help to retain employees

A stay interview is a potent tool for gauging employee moods and attitudes towards her work and the organization. It helps to understand employee thinking about her role and future in the organization. It is a powerful pointer to what an employee…

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Added by TrainHR on May 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

When it comes to employee burnout; prevention is better than cure

Employees have to be fresh in the mind, motivated and energetic if they have to be productive. Employees whose talents are recognized by the organization are more fired up about their job. They are likely to be more innovative, more creative and more loyal.

On the other hand, pressurizing the…

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Added by TrainHR on May 10, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

Are you a leader or a manager?

The debate about the differences between leadership and managerial ability is perhaps as old as the time these two qualities came to be identified. There is a lot of discussion about what leadership and management are, which of these is more suited for organizations, whether one of these is born and the other made, and so on.

Managers carry out the task assigned to them in an efficient, methodical manner. They go by the set processes and rules. A leader, on the other hand, leads by…

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Added by TrainHR on May 9, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

Human resources metrics are a very important tool in measuring efficiency

HR metrics are often overlooked or underrated in many organizations. This is a mistake, because HR metrics are very important in assessing the efficiency of the HR policies, programs and endeavors. At the heart of the idea of HR metrics is that whatever is taken up for assessment or implementation has to be measurable. As in any other area of management, HR too has to go by the idiom that what cannot be measured cannot be managed.

The ability for being quantified or measured is…

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Added by TrainHR on March 14, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

All about strategic planning and execution

Strategic planning, as the term indicates, is the act of planning the organization’s strategy. Strategic planning is planning for the organization’s long run. Taking the steps required towards taking the organization to its strategic objectives is strategic execution. While strategic planning is the visualization part, strategic execution is the implementation aspect of this vision.

Strategic planning and execution are about taking steps to visualize the organization’s goals…

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Added by TrainHR on March 13, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

Online reputation disasters are a business’ worst nightmare

An online reputation disaster is the last thing a business needs. While the power of the Net is virtually unlimited in giving a business the kind of coverage and visibility it could only have imagined earlier; one bad review in a popular social media site can destroy at one stroke the reputation a business has carefully and diligently built over a long period of time.

There is the old saying to the effect that it takes years to gain a customer, and minutes to lose one. In the era of…

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Added by TrainHR on March 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

HR auditing: Key issues

Since HR auditing is directly related to the most important resource for an organization –its people –a Human resources audit is perhaps the most important of audits that an organization needs to carry out. HR auditing being the mechanism through which an organization assesses its powers and flaws relating to…

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Added by TrainHR on February 9, 2017 at 6:58am — No Comments

Organizational culture defines an organization more than its products



Organizational culture is the edifice of an organization.…

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Added by TrainHR on February 8, 2017 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Research and practice need to go hand in hand

Research and practice are two sides of a coin. Most actions result from thoroughly and well carried out research, but somehow, research has largely been confined to being just an academic activity that is carried out for satisfying the professional urges of the researchers. Translating research into practice, however, is very important, because research in itself does not mean much in the real world if what is obtained from it is not implemented. Likewise, many practical, real world products…

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Added by TrainHR on January 27, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Effective meetings are a means to improved performance

Effective meetings become a very critical means to improving the organization’s performance. Meetings are absolutely indispensable as a vehicle for sharing thoughts and conveying important decisions. Is there any organization that does not conduct meetings? Meetings are the most important…

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Added by TrainHR on January 25, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

Top trends in management accounting

Top trends in management accounting need to be taken into account by professionals in this area of work. As a field, management accounting has evolved and come a long way in the last few decades. For this reason, professionals in this field need to be aware of the top trends in management accounting if they have to stay ahead of the curve. Disciplines or activities that constitute top trends in management accounting yesterday have become part of standard practice today. Likewise, what people…

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Added by TrainHR on January 24, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Documenting Employee Discussions –a very important function for HR

Documenting employee discussions is a very tricky and at times painful activity for organizations. While it is crucial for HR for a number of reasons, it is a difficult habit for the other employees to imbibe. Documenting employee discussions is important from a legal perspective,…

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Added by TrainHR on January 23, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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