Innovation in HR is crucial as an innovative HR department will help to produce an innovative company. Recent research, for example, has found that employers are missing out on a host of innovative ideas by not listening to their staff.
Flexible working is a notion that is very much in vogue at the moment, it can even be a deal breaker when people consider accepting a job. Employers do though worry that ‘working from home’ is not conducive to productivity and is instead more beneficial for completing housework, staying in bed and brunch dates.
Pioneering start-up companies in India are starting to introduce ‘free-look’ periods when new hires have the right to leave or stay having had time to see and to judge the company’s working culture and office atmosphere.
Businesses are increasingly opting to reduce management in order to become more adaptable and reduce costs. Research carried out by PurpleBeach found that while 51 percent of businesses surveyed had increased headcount in the last five years, only 28 percent had added new management layers.