‘March 2021’ What a month this was. It started with a 10 wicket win over the England cricket team and ended with Holi’s festival. But it wasn’t this smooth, especially in this time of uncertainty. India experienced a very sharp inclination in the number of COVID-19 cases, and few states announced night curfew, and few are thinking of Lockdown.
It’s been more than a year now when businesses are operating in very uncertain conditions, and they are trying to obey the govt. Regulations as well, as much as they can.
But these times are a real-test for company management and HR teams in terms of team and staff management.
PagarBook published few exciting and beneficial articles on these topics. We are publishing the content and articles, which are necessary and valuable and the need of the hour.
In case you miss something, we think you need to have a look at this digest. You may find a few good minutes read for you.
No matter how hard you try to make small talk with others or maintain eye contact, or swap business cards, it doesn’t account for networking.
You will find yourself repeating the same ritual again and again and again.
Though networking sounds daunting, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds.
Networking is a mutual realization that both parties are capable of delivering value to each other.
Before you begin to go on about your business, take out some time to learn about others’ business. Show interest in what they have been doing lately and what problems they’re facing.
The best networking is when you get the results of genuine curiosity.
Business networking is one of the best strategies to empower knowledge, development, and business growth. Indeed, it has become a way of life for most entrepreneurs.
Networking provides the ability to obtain unique business opportunities, valuable advice, and information about the latest industry trends.
Not only is marketing essential for better marketing insight, but also it opens up a plethora of new opportunities for small-medium enterprises.
You can kick-start your networking journey and discover valuable techniques to strengthen your approach.
Come and learn with us to build your network successfully through in-person and online professional marketing.
A happy and satisfied employee is an engaged employee.
Employee engagement is the measure to which employees feel really passionate about their work, are committed to their organization, and go above and beyond to prove their place in the organization.
Employee satisfaction is not the same as employee engagement.
Whereas employee satisfaction indicates the happiness and contentment levels of employees, employee engagement focuses on motivation, involvement, and emotional contentment.
‘Satisfied employee’ isn’t enough because they don’t go the extra mile to benefit the company, unlike engaged employees who go the extra mile to meet the organizational aims and objectives.
Employee engagement is not only about activities, games, and events. It goes way beyond to look at the whole of the company and understand its mission and vision, how, and where they fit in.
An effective employee engagement strategy is more likely to retain top performers and attract new talent. It helps to reduce the employee turnover rate and increase employee retention.
Employee engagement helps you to measure how employees feel about their work, teams, and their organization.
Employees are usually categorized into four levels – Highly engaged, moderately engaged, barely engaged, and actively disengaged.
Click below to learn more about employee engagement, its levels, components, benefits, and much more.
Everyone with a job has felt the pressure of work-related stress, even if it’s a job that you love.
In the short term, there’s always a tingle of pressure to meet a deadline and fulfill a challenging obligation.
At times, stress is proven to be motivating and encouraging to conquer that deadline.
However, when stress becomes too much to handle, it can be overwhelming, which can further lead to problems in your physical and emotional health.
While stress at the workplace is common, finding a low-stress job is complicated.
Sources of workplace stress can range from low salaries to few opportunities for growth or lack of social support, or conflicting demands.
If you’ve been working for a while, you know that workplace stress doesn’t disappear when you step out of the office.
Rather than wallowing in stress, you can adopt a more practical approach to coping strategies to manage stress at the workplace.
The key to learning to manage stress and keep it healthy is to ensure that it doesn’t become overwhelming.
Click below to know the effects of stress and the steps to manage stress.
Though the definition of being inclusive in a workplace varies for each one of us, it is one of the essential elements in the workplace.
Surveying and hiring a diverse cross-section of employees is only a part of the equation.
An organization seems to be emphasizing inclusion when they create a culture where they embrace unique ideas, perspectives, people, and experiences.
The key to an inclusive workplace is ensuring that each employee feels included, and this is where most companies lose their momentum.
You need to create a culture that feels inclusive, and leaders must show the employees that they value their employees.
The meaning of diversity and inclusion may differ, but its importance remains the same.
Though diversity and inclusion go hand in hand, an organization doesn’t reach its full potential without either of them.
Diversification, along with inclusion, encourages employees to feel that they belong in the organization. This drives them to perform a lot better and be more positively engaged in the company.
Diversity and inclusion companies drive innovation.
It turns out to be challenging to shape up an organization with diversity and inclusion programs and policies. The change can be challenging and rewarding.
Click below to know how do you move towards becoming an inclusive organization?
Did you know that your store layout is just as important as the products you sell?
In-store shopping is still in trend, and this is more than enough for all retailers to improve the layout of their stores and drive sales up the roof.
From the entrance and the exit to the placement of shopping carts and baskets, everything matters.
A store’s layout is a crucial strategy in its success. Thus, a lot of effort, time, and manpower goes into offering the key features of a store layout.
Retailers use their store’s layout to influence consumers’ behavior by designing store flow and merchandise placement.
The store layout helps the retailers to know how much revenue per square foot they are earning.
With such information, retailers can assess the strengths and weaknesses in their merchandising mix.
The importance of store layout determines how consumers shop. The longer consumers are in a store, the more likely they are to buy.
If the store layout is not arranged correctly, it implies that retailers are losing money on the table.
How are big brands using store layouts to make customers buy more?
How do small retailers in India use their store’s layout to increase their sales?
11 Tips to Manage Remote Employees
Work from home became a new normal in 2020 – the year of the pandemic. When large organizations experienced work from home on a large scale for the first time, they had little or no experience.
The massive shift required HR to offer managers specific guidance on how to ensure employees get the necessary support and tackle the emotional roller coaster.
The economy in every country got derailed because of the pandemic; however, it was possible for us to work from home with technological advancement.
Experts say that remote work is the future we all must be ready for!
Even before COVID, remote work had grown by 140% since 2005.
While working remotely may be the ultimate scenario for many employees, it was pretty complicated for managers to come to terms with it.
It was crucial that managers were proficient in managing remote employees since it required a giant mental leap.
To lead a remote team exceptionally, managers learned that they might need to loosen their reins while finding ways to continue to let employees be accountable.
Click below to know the practical tips to manage remote employees.
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