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22 February, 2024

What Gen Z employees expect from the workplace: An HR Cheat Sheet 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought major waves of psychological differences for all those who transitioned from students to employees. From getting through university online to becoming full-time employees and immediately going to an office, some Gen Z employees may have had to re-learn a life of routine and adulthood. With this in mind, understanding the expectations of different generations is crucial for fostering a harmonious and productive environment. Gen Z, born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s, is emerging as a significant workforce demographic, bringing with them- unique values and expectations. As HR professionals strive to adapt to this shift, it’s…

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31 January, 2024

Allyship at Work in 2024: A Quick HR Guide 

Before we dive into this blog, let’s go through some eye-opening statistics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace:  In the current corporate arena, DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) have become increasingly important from an organizational perspective, not just for cultural enrichment, but also for business success. Studies have shown that diverse teams outperform more homogenous ones in both productivity and profitability. Additionally, organizations that are both diverse and inclusive are 70% more likely to capture new markets and 19% more likely to see higher innovation. However, to make these DEI&B goals actionable, facilitating allyship at the…

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19 January, 2024

5 Factors Influencing Employee Engagement in 2024

Employee engagement has evolved from being a feel-good concept to a strategic imperative for success. However, most firms today are still struggling to regain the engagement levels of the pre-pandemic days, given how employees are now scattered between on-site and remote working. This Gallup article highlights how employee engagement experienced a record dip in 2021, after which it has remained comparatively low, with actively disengaged employees choosing to ‘job hop’ and ’quiet quitters’ giving their least possible effort at work. HR must reboot its’ engagement policies to engage its diverse and dispersed workforce. Let’s explore five key elements that will…

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11 January, 2024

HR Tech Trends in 2024: Redefining Employee Engagement

The last year has introduced some interesting changes in how work is done, right from the introduction of AI at work to welcoming millennials and even Gen Zs into positions of leadership. We dove into some research on what 2024 holds for HR and the verdict is clear- organizations are at the forefront of a revolution in human resources, propelled by technology. As businesses adapt to hybrid work models, the role of HR tech becomes pivotal in enhancing employee engagement and crafting a seamless employee experience. This blog covers 4 key trends that HR tech trends that HR can look…

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21 December, 2023

Wrapping 2023 and Unwrapping 2024: Gratifi’s Leaders Speak

The end of the year calls for reflection on past events and planning for the future. Hence, we took the opportunity to interview the 3 leaders at the helm of Gratifi’s operations- Tapas Lenka, Business Head- Gratifi, Pramod Ingle, Delivery Head- Gratifi as well as Payal Rai, Manager- Product Sales and Marketing. Read on as we cover topics related to recognition, company culture, HR tech as well as Gratifi’s unique offerings in the digital R&R space.  The Journey of An Idea We first spoke with Tapas, who summarized Gratifi’s journey as ‘Exciting, transformative and successful’. Gratifi started as a B2C…

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7 December, 2023

Special Days in 2024: A Calendar Every HR Needs to Create an Appreciation Culture

Introduction In the realm of human resources, the significance of acknowledging and celebrating special days throughout the year cannot be overstated. This blog delves into days that not only mark cultural, social, or personal events but also present invaluable opportunities for organizations to enhance employee engagement, fortify team cohesion, and foster a thriving workplace culture! While we continue with our blog series on creating a culture of appreciation in the organization, this calendar could not have been missed. Use this practical guide to plan events, contests, communication campaigns, and appreciation fests!   National Employee Appreciation Day: Friday, March 1st, 2023  Organize…

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24 November, 2023

Creating a culture of appreciation in the workplace  

We’re living in very dynamic times wherein we’re still adjusting to changes caused by a global pandemic, economic slowdown, and 2 full-fledged wars in less than a year. This has impacted workplaces worldwide, and companies have found that their employees’ needs must be heeded to sustain successful businesses. This includes giving them space to express their concerns, and even offer support while avoiding negative sentiment to grow. Mature organizations have moved on from focusing on purely extrinsic motivation for improved work performance. It is now clear that having a positive, inclusive, and growth-oriented work culture is just as important to…

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8 September, 2023

Workplace Communication: Responding to employees in difficult situations 

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we all are different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to communicate with others. “ Effective workplace communication is essential for maintaining a healthy and productive work environment. One critical aspect of this is how managers and leaders respond to employees in difficult situations. In this blog, we will explore strategies for responding to employees in challenging moments, including reward and recognition, empathy, and other powerful tools for fostering a positive workplace culture.   Why effective communication is important  86% of corporate executives, educators, and employees…

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