Integrity Testing in Employee Selection Process

Integrity tests are seen as a superior alternative to polygraph tests and interviews. In fact, the use of integrity tests in selection decisions has grown dramatically in the past decade. The tests are especially likely to be used where theft, safety, or malfeasance is an important concern. The promise of integrity testing is that it will weed out those most prone to counterproductive work behaviors. Clearly, integrity is an important quality in applicants; integrity tests are designed to tap this important attribute.

Integrity testing can help the management determine which of their prospective hires are likely to engage in unproductive, dangerous, or otherwise risky actions on the job.… Read the rest

The Alignment of Compensation and Business Strategies

Compensation is a key element in the success of any business. Although compensation plans were not always seen as a strategic business initiative, their huge impact on a company’s bottom line, recruiting, retaining and motivating people has led to compensation design being considered an important element to achieving success.

Compensation and Business Strategies Alignment

It is essential that a fair, competitive and attractive compensation plan is created in order to ensure the future success of the company. If the compensation plan is carried out properly it can improve organisational effectiveness, support human capital requirements of a business, and motivate and reward achievement of key corporate strategic and financial goals.… Read the rest

Adoption of Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD) Practices in Organizations

Management requires that all organizations and businesses get the available resources together to enable them to accomplish their goals, objectives, and aims effectively and efficiently. This means that there must be the act of planning, staffing, controlling, and directing the organization’s manpower for the realization of these purposes as set by the organization. The act of developing human resources is cited as an opportunity through which the employees can develop their own personal skills and other organizational skills needed for the successful operation of the business. Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD) is the linkage between the strategic goals and objects with the resources available in the organization.… Read the rest

The Importance of Human Resources Management in Organizations

The functioning of modern organizations is highly dependent on the effectiveness of human resource management, which affects consistently organizational development. In actuality, human resources comprise important assets of any organization. In such a situation, many organizations are concerned with the improvement of the performance of human resources through motivating employees and developing effective approaches to human resource management. Traditionally, human resource management played an important role in the effective functioning of an organization. At the same time, the present epoch is characterized by the development of numerous human resource challenges which were practically unknown in the past. In such a situation it is extremely important to clearly identify the problem or problems and their major causes in order to be able to cope with the HR challenges and maintain the normal functioning of organizations.… Read the rest

Reprimands in the Workplace

Reprimanding is a form of punishment which is can be used in decreasing problematic behaviors. It simply means to be scolded, yelled at, and bawled out or to be chastised verbally for exhibiting unwanted target behavior. Reprimands are useful when a person is engaging in mannerisms that call for immediate action because maybe it is harmful to others, self, or to property. Reprimands should be explicitly and selectively used in response to particular mannerisms or behaviors. They should also be inclusive of a statement of the required behavior which of course is the opposite of inappropriate behavior. For the reprimands to be effective the user must be specific.… Read the rest

How to Improve Your Recruitment Process

Systematic Hiring Program

The challenges that are faced during the recruitment process can be solved by having a recruitment strategy and framework that the HR follows. The frame should be well programmed to incorporate all the key factors that are necessary for the recruitment process. This framework should lead the recruiter expressing themselves to the job candidates in the best way possible while collecting enough and accurate data from the job seeker. The framework should ensure the recruitment process is systematic, and it follows a certain order. Successful recruitment depends on how the recruiter is prepared, how they carry the process the kind of job seeker attends the interview, and how the screening of these candidates are taken.… Read the rest