Why Mentoring Is Important?

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Mentoring is a relationship which results into growth and success in personal and professional life. Mentoring is always development and direction driven which helps to achieve goals in all walks of life.

Sometimes, companies and professionals are hesitant to accept the need of it. But for companies to retain employees’ experience and expertise, and to create a workforce that balances their professional and personal life well, mentoring is highly recommended.

Typically, professionals deny mentoring due to their lack of understanding between coaching and mentoring. While coaching gives you goal-focused training and knowledge, mentoring is empowering you to believe in your dreams; it allows you to see the bigger picture, when sometimes it is hidden from your own view due to stress, workload or any other problem.

Studies show that most people who succeed have a mentor. Sometimes it’s difficult to see our own strengths and weaknesses and we stop challenging ourselves and unknowingly create a saturated environment. Mentors can help us to understand ourselves and can give the benefit of their own knowledge and experiences.

According to Kathy Kram, (Kram is the Richard C. Shipley professor in management and an expert in the field of mentoring) mentors provide two types of roles- first, career development roles which involve coaching, sponsoring advancements, providing challenging assignments, protecting protégés from adverse forces and fostering positive visibility. Second, mentors provide psycho-social roles which involve personal support, friendship, counselling, acceptance and role-modelling. Research indicates that employees with positive mentoring experience recognition, promotion, pay and career satisfaction.

Mentoring is essential for women who take a break in their career for some reasons. A mentor can help them navigate their hiatus to advancements in career. Mentoring can help youth as well, as they go through the transitions of life which includes stressful changes at home that demands responsibility and maturity or transitioning to adult hood which needs a career to sustain in this fast paced world.

To sum it up, I would only like to say – “Don’t limit yourself to one person”.

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3 Reasons Why HR Audits Are Essential For Your Organization

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We already know that there’s more to human resources than just hiring. After all, the responsibility of your entire workforce depends on the HR department, and that certainly is a BIG deal. Human Resources are the real heroes of the organization who are responsible for employee’s well-being. And it’s only fair that the human resources department’s well-being is also taken care of for them to do their job effectively.
That is when HR audits come into the picture. A Human Resources audit is a comprehensive examination of the HR department and their functions. Everything from recruitment, appraisals, exit interviews and more are analyzed, reviewed within the framework of the current HR policies and then the HR Audit process recommends where the department needs to improve.
Today, thousands of companies depend on HR audits for steady growth. Here are three reasons why you should start considering it too.

Helps The HR Department Work More Efficiently
No doubt the HR department knows what they are supposed to do, but certain policies grow outdated very often, especially after a period of major success in an organization. Pay related policies and the like can get easily obsolete due to small or massive shifts in the external environment and organisational performance. Also there are always chances that the employees find their way around the rules and start taking advantage of the company policies. HR audit helps the department analyze these issues and also provides answers to avoid them effectively.

Helps HRs Focus On Bigger Problems At Hand
The HR department is responsible for transactional as well as transformational activities. Transactional activities include record-keeping, documentation and other routine jobs. Transformational activities on the other hand include ground-breaking insights about employee performances, change management , identifying the bigger problems in the organization that inhibit employee performance and finding solutions. HR audits help identify opportunities for big transformations that will help the organization in the long-run by making it agile and adaptable. The HR department will spend more time fixing the more important issues rather than concentrating too only on dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

Important For Big & Small Companies Alike
If you think that HR audits should be conducted only by giant corporates, you’re mistaken. Today, even the smallest of start-ups need to conduct an annual HR audit.
Why it is important for the small companies to conduct an HR audit? Here’s why.

Small companies cannot afford expensive HR professionals. For them, HR audits are useful in understanding and following employee policies, hiring processes and the like. A proper HR audit helps detect potential violations early and avoid stiff penalties that a start-up can ill afford.

An organization that really cares about its people is the one that makes sure that HR audits are regularly conducted. What’s your opinion?

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5 Secrets To Employee Satisfaction Every HR Should Know

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The question isn’t about whether an organization should consider employee engagement and satisfaction, the question is how.

Today, in a world of endless startups and the MNC giants growing bigger than ever before, top skilled professionals have plenty of options to choose from. It is obvious that employees will choose a workplace where their talent and effort is appreciated. The appreciation of these employees can take any form. The most obvious ways to do that is giving them work perks, salary hikes or offering a promotion. But there’s a lot more that goes into keeping an employee engaged and satisfied.

Here are 5 of those tactics that will help you keep your employees happy, and in turn, the organization too.

Be Flexible
Employees work extremely hard to meet their goals. Today, it’s not just the creative industry but employees in almost every sector work late nights. It would give employees great relief if they are given a leeway in terms check-in time. After all, punctuality is important but nothing is more important than understanding your employees and giving them the freedom to work according to their comfort level.
It’s important that as HR professionals, we give them the freedom to express their views and ideas and also the power to make a change wherever they can. Everyone likes feeling important, so why not make your employees feel it?

Give Them An Opportunity To Learn & Grow
Along with giving them freedom, it’s important that your organization invests in a learning culture to keep the employees’ growing as professionals. It will benefit the organization and the employees too, and will keep them satisfied. Let them learn and give them the power to take a few decisions on their own. After all, nobody likes to be bossed around all the time.

Trust In Them
It’s important to put your trust in the employees; it’s a two way thing after all. Unless you trust your employees to make the right decisions, they will not trust you either. It’s important that the organization believes in the employees that are working so hard for them. Believe in them, support them, and they will be as loyal as ever.

Keep Revising The Reward & Recognition Policies
It’s important to be updated. The reward and recognition policies need to be revised time and again considering various factors. Because what worked 10 years ago, is definitely not going to work today, especially in the fast paced world we live in. It’s important to do research, discuss with the upper level management, brainstorm and come up with new policies frequently.

Treat Them Like Family, Not Colleagues
And last but certainly not the least; your employees spend most of their time away from their real families working for a living. And so, it’s important that they feel at home and have a good relationship with their colleagues. The HR professional in the organization should have the ability to be as stern as a parent and as approachable as a confidante whenever necessary. If the employees are comfortable with the people around them, then there’s just nothing like it!

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5 Tips To Crack The Interview To Your Dream Job

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Cracking an interview is a tough task, and it becomes ten times difficult when you actually want the job. Isn’t that right? Anybody can just show up for a job interview and give a mediocre performance, but if you really need the job, you have got to let the interviewer know how much the opportunity means to you, and what better way of doing that than showing the interviewer what you’re capable of?

So, here are 5 tips that will help you make a great impression on your interviewer and help you bag that job you always wanted!

1. First Impression Matters Most
Like the famous saying goes, “First impression is the last impression” might not necessarily be completely true, but we cannot deny the fact that making a good first impression is extremely important if you want to be considered as a possible candidate. Be that good guy from all the movies you’ve seen who’s always on time, dresses up nicely and is polite to everyone. Doing that will get half your job done, and you will be one step closer to getting that job.

2. As Difficult As It May Seem, Be Confident
The level of nervousness you might feel when you’re going for an interview is equally proportionate to how badly you want the job you’re applying for. It is impossible not to be nervous, but make sure that you give yourself a nice pep talk in front of the mirror before setting out for that interview. If you want, you could even play SRK’s 70 minute dialogue from Chak De India before going to the interview to pump yourself up! Who knows? It just might work! However, don’t confuse confidence with being cocky. Trust us, nobody likes that.

3. Make Your Resume Stand Out
An interviewer or an HR gets hundreds of resumes in a day, why should they pick yours? Give them a reason to! Catch their attention. You know yourself and your qualifications best, why not try to create something more creative out of your resume? Make sure you’re not too over-enthusiastic and don’t go overboard either. If your field of work does not allow you to be creative, you can always go for something smart and relevant. For example, being organized is something that’s very impressive. Take Monica from Friends for instance. Okay, not as organized as her, but you get the gist.

4. Be Honest
You do not want to start a relationship based on lies, be it with your boss or anyone else. Be frank and express your views, just make sure you’re not being rude to someone else’s opinions. If you don’t know something, say so. If you do know everything, please do not try to be the ‘know it all’ because sometimes it can get extremely annoying. Take Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory for instance. We love him and all, but what would we not give for him to shut up every once in a while!

5. Always Ask For Feedback
Whether you do or don’t get the job, always make sure you ask for a feedback from the interviewer before you take their leave. This helps you grow as a person and a professional and also helps you not repeat the same mistakes over and over. Even if after trying with all your might you do not get the job, don’t be sour about it. Act maturely no matter how much it hurts and learn to improve from your mistakes. Don’t be immature like Joey from Friends. There’s a reason why the guy did not have a steady job for a long time!

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3 HR Lessons We’ve Learnt From FRIENDS

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There’s something to learn from everything, yes, even from our most favourite TV show of all time! But then again, you might be thinking, how can a show like FRIENDS ever be related to a profession like Human Resources? You might think there’s no relation between the two but you’re mistaken. FRIENDS has given us many lessons about love, friendship and basically everything in life, and a show like that is perfectly capable of giving a lesson or two about your profession and job too, then why not HR?

So, here we present a few valuable HR lessons that the show FRIENDS has taught us.

1. Give A Chance To People Who Have The Guts To Do What They Really Want
For years Chandler stuck to a job he hated and what for? Just because he was good at it and made decent money out of it? A lot of us get stuck in this vicious cycle and it’s very difficult, after a certain point even impossible to get out of it. Chandler however, showed the guts to quit his job and chase his dream. In later seasons of the show Chandler quits his job and starts interning at an advertising agency because he discovered that’s where his true passion lies.
Now we know how important experience and qualification is on a resume, but we Hr professionals need to understand that there are many people out there who switch at a later stage in life and are extremely talented. We need to find the right way to access them and give the right ones their fair chance to do what they really like, just like Chandler did! You agree too, we owe it to them for their guts!

2. Handle Romantic Relationships At Work With Utmost Care
It’s best not to get into any romantic relationships at work. Remember how Rachel fell for her secretary? It all seemed hunky dory in the beginning but it ended rather brutally. Now we can’t help when, where, how we fall in love and with whom either. But what we can do, what Rachel didn’t is draw a line and maintain it. So whether it is you, or your employees that are romantically involved with a colleague, make sure you draw the line.

3. Don’t Scare Your Candidate In The Interview, Be Friendly
The episode where Chandler’s dialogue ‘but the interview was over’ was hilarious, wasn’t it? Well, it wouldn’t hurt to try something similar with your candidates too. Try to get to know them on a personal level rather than just taking a formal interview and getting it over with. Because you know they’re going to pretend to be nice, but if you try to be friendly and convince them certain things will be off the record, you’ll come to know who exactly the person is that you are interviewing and that’s when you’ll know if that is the person you’re looking for or not.

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Connecting The HR Universe, One Social Media Handle At A Time

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Ask anyone which medium is best for a brand to connect with its target audience, and the reply will definitely be digital. In our fast-paced life today, there’s hardly any time for anyone to watch television with undivided attention, diligently read the newspaper or even skim through magazines for that matter. This is the digital age, and every brand out there has been making the most of this boon of a medium!
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin are platforms that are connecting people in ways we would’ve never imagined. Chrozon is India’s first online HR aggregator that helps HR professionals search for service providers, post specific requirements, as well as connect with like-minded HR professionals across the country.
We’re using our social media handles to connect with HR professionals, to educate them about our services and in turn, help them connect with the larger HR universe. So, here are our three main social media handles that you can check out if you want to know more about Chrozon and the HR industry as a whole.

Chrozon Facebook Page
Chrozon has a Facebook page with wide variety of content being posted on a daily basis to keep the audience engaged. Along with promoting our services in an interesting way, we also create and share engaging content, write blogs, keep up with the times and make sure that every HR professional or HR enthusiast is kept occupied on our page.
Like our page: Facebook.com/ChrozonIndia

Chrozon Twitter
The HR world is huge, and trying to fit the essence of that universe in 140 characters might get difficult sometimes but it most certainly isn’t impossible! We have managed to connect with major HR magazines and professionals through our Twitter handle and it is always our endeavour to keep our followers updated about everything HR.
Follow us: Twitter.com/Chrozon1

Chrozon Linkedin
And last but certainly not the least, Chrozon’s Linkedin page is also full of engaging content where we look to connect with professionals, ourselves learn something new about the HR universe every day and pass on the knowledge to the outside world.
Connect with us: Linkedin.com/company/chrozon-india-private-limited

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3 tips to multitask for all the HR’s there!


There are several researches and studies on the concept of multitasking.  Out of the many I have known, most of them claim that multitasking is harmful and hence not advisable. It is said that it damages your brain, makes you less productive, reduces your ability to remember what you are doing and the list is endless. But let me tell you there are studies that show that if done in the right way, multitasking can be of help to get your work done.

Being in the field of HR I find myself multitasking almost all the time. Constant employee interactions along with database handling and reporting, I have come to realize that it is unavoidable to not multitask and completely focus on one task. Be it in the workplace or at home or elsewhere, I believe more or less this is the reality for almost all of us. The fact that we multitask in the first place is because it makes us feel good. We get that great feeling of fulfilment of getting things done at once.

And if you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you have to wear multiple hats and juggle between multiple essential tasks. So here are three simple tips to help you multitask with ease…

  1. Make a routine

One way you can multitask is by introducing some routine in your professional or person life.  Make a to-do-list and do it at the same way every day to create a habit. It will make it easier for you to do it efficiently even if you are not totally focused on it.

  1. Get rid of known distractions

It is said that we don’t really multitask but we switch between tasks. So the next time you decide to accomplish 3 tasks in a given time see to it that you do not allow a fourth unnecessary distraction to affect your productivity.

  1. Group compatible activities

If you have to do two things at a time then go with the right mix. It is advisable to do cognitive activities with physical ones that your brain can easily handle. For example while you go out to make a cup of tea for yourself you can attend a client call or while you go for a walk you can do critical thinking and conceptualising in your head.

So, if you’re a polychronic who performs better when doing lot of things at once or even someone who cannot avoid but multitask to get work done, try these simple tips to continue being productive while multitasking.

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