Tag: Appraisal

How to train managers to handle issues around appraisals

It is appraisal time and HR personnel everywhere are busy assessing employees’ performance levels. Organisations use various fundamental tools to handle their performance management...

Why is it justified to pay a person less after promotion?

The case study A person who works at the middle management level of an organisation has been given a promotion. With his boss having left...

Government promotions to be based on performance and feedback/rating

The Government is all set to change the way employees receive promotions from 2019 onwards, as per media reports. The objective is to make...

Many Wiproites under scanner for low performance

Employees have been asked to have an open discussion with their supervisor and HR manager on how they can grow and contribute going forward. Many employees have told HRKatha that they have been asked by HR to either improve or lookout.

Dos and don’ts for both employees and managers during appraisal

Appraisals are a tricky thing, with employees expecting bosses to deliver what they’ve been promising, and managers dealing with unfulfilled expectations

Want to promote yourself at work?

HR Katha lists five ways to smartly promote yourself without appearing too pushy. 

How Gionee’s point-based evaluation system is a performance booster

The system is grounded, yet modern in terms of taking care of employees’ ambitions and expectations

e-Emphasys doles out 20% increment to base level, average 12%

The IT product firm’s increments are at par, and in some cases, even above the industry standards.

Bad appraisal? Fret not; make a smart move, not a desperate...

Experts across industries believe that a hasty decision taken under the impact of a dissatisfactory appraisal may not be a wise thing to do.

Why Reliance Jio is showering high increments on top performers

The company has taken extra care to reward some people, from specific roles/functions, based on their efforts and commendable performance. 

Teachers will now be appraised by students

UGC has altered the API to make teaching/learning the primary measure of performance

What HR won’t reveal about an appraisal discussion

Actions speak louder than words: Most people feel they will be held more accountable for their speech than for their gestures or body language.

Top 9 sectors to offer highest appraisals in FY16

Pharma will be biggest gainer with expected average salary hike of 12.1 per cent.

Don’t turn your horse into a donkey!

An interesting fictional story on how changing the horse of a winning team to a donkey cost the team its very existence.




How can organisations up their DevOps upskilling game

DevOps is defined as a combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organisation's ability to deliver applications and services faster and...

Employee Benefits & Engagement


Cat naps can increase productivity!

Risposo in Italy, inemuri in Japan or simply siesta in Spain and other countries— call it what you may, but research has shown that...

Make Monday a ‘Fun’ day

The noun 'blues' refers to a 'sad' feeling, and has nothing to do with the colour blue. This feeling may arise from laziness or...

Eli Lilly plays guardian angel to its employees

In the pharma industry, the sales team comprises remote workers. The work of these salespeople generally requires them to travel, usually on two wheelers,...


Mastek says, ‘You are your own boss’

Mastek 4.0 was born when Sudhakar Ram, former group CEO and managing director, Mastek, was inspired by a book called Reinventing Organisations, by Frederic...

ThoughtWorks to train women techies and help them resume work after career break

Global software consultancy, ThoughtWorks, will be hosting a technical training programme for women technologists, who wish to return to the programming world after a...

India’s 3E challenge – Education, Employment, Employability – An apprenticeship looking glass

A recent survey revealed close to 76% of Indians view dearth of employment avenues as a ‘very big problem’. And a controversial leaked NSSO report...

Over 250 candidates receive job offers at India’s first LGBTI job fair

The first ever job fair meant for the benefit of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) community in the country, was organised...



“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...

“Successful women are ambitious and focussed on their careers,” Shalini Pillay

She understands the imperatives for an organisation from a talent perspective. She possesses the consulting skills required to provide solutions. She is also a...

“Automation will create a multiplier effect in the economy, which people don’t understand,” Ravi...

Automation and the volatile behaviour of workers have brought in a lot of challenges for HR in the changing automobile industry, which is now...