It’s that time of the month again! In this article, we will be going through my top 5 favourite articles for November 2016. For those of you who do not know yet, I have decided to make this a monthly affair and share 5 of my favourite articles each month. Let’s get started!

1) The Startups Trying to Fix The Bias Problem in Hiring by Kate Rockwood 

I wrote a blog post Why Recruiting Is Important for Start-ups last week. This article by Kate Rockwood would be a solution to a potential problem that is unavoidable – bias. Rather than avoiding the problem, read this article to find out how you can mitigate this issue. What better way to be fair than doing blind recruitment? The article also mentions 3 start-ups that will be able to help out with blind recruitment for your company!

Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/285532

2) 3 Reasons Why HR is Critical to Your Company Success by Matt Straz

Quoting the article: “HR directors aren’t usually considered a CEO’s “right hand.” But they should be.” Exactly my thoughts. If you ever wondered how HR fits so importantly into the organisational structure, this is the article to read. It is really impressive how Matt Straz is able to see the full picture of what the HR team does from his position as a CEO. I definitely agree that the recruitment process and talent engagement done by the HR team is crucial in the growth of a company.

Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/285419

3) Terrible Phrases that You Should Never Say to Your Employees by Dave Rietsema

It is definitely not easy being an employer but you should always put your employees’ welfare and feelings as one of the top priorities. If you care properly for your employees, they will be more productive and motivated. Everything that you say as the boss matters and employees would love to hear more positive words for sure! In this article, there are 6 different phrases that employees hate to hear. Are you wondering what the phrases are?

Read more here: http://www.hrpayrollsystems.net/terrible-phrases-never-say-employees/

4) The Journey to Employee Feedback Self-Sufficiency by Michael Courtier 

I really like this article. Everyone knows the importance of employee feedback and how it is essential to learn from the insight provided. Companies can compete more effectively and improve their bottom line by listening to their employees. Many companies see the importance of employee feedback but are unsure how to go about it. How do you get the resources to gather employee feedback? What are you going to do with the feedback that you get? Read the article to get a better understanding on employee feedback and how it can be made self-sufficient.

Read more here: http://www.hrzone.com/community/blogs/michael-courtier/the-journey-to-employee-feedback-self-sufficiency

5) How to Keep Motivation Levels High by Jappreet Sethi

Regardless of your position in the company, I believe that everyone needs to be aware of employee diversity. As Jappreet Sethi states, the one shoe fits all approach is doomed to fail. How can you keep your company or colleagues motivated despite the pressure and deadlines? It can be as simple as goal setting, or could involve sharing your perspective with one another to be more bonded. High motivation levels are definitely crucial in ensuring high productivity in your company. Read the article to find out more!

Read more here: http://humanresourcesblog.in/2016/11/22/how-to-keep-motivation-levels-high/