Organizations and Employability

Today’s organizations have unreasonable demands from prospective employees. They should always possess multiple skill sets (it’s like flirting with all and not committed to any).

Again, with the rapid upgradation to those skills sets, requires one to stay abreast with the latest (it’s like upgrading software patches frequently). Humans are being treated nothing more than machines and organizations complain of the Skills gap and lack of employable candidates.

Not being proficient in only a few technologies is the main reason that mistakes are creeping in and the quality of products is compromised. There are so many beta releases to identify the many loopholes.

When it comes to remuneration, there are discrepancies, depending on likeability or making the first impression. Now that people are becoming aware and with the brazen behavior of organizations, prospective candidates are becoming entrepreneurs or choosing alternative careers.

There’s no point in crying hoarse about skill gaps and lack of employable candidates. Instead, organizations should introspect to be in touch with reality and not being mechanical in their approach. This is only possible when we have more leaders in every field, rather than just managers and bosses, who have mastered the art of delegating.

Transparency is the key. There is no synchronization between the ‘Mission’ and ‘Vision’ statements (Rhetoric) and with daily functioning of an organization. Organization culture and the will to be more inclusive is important. With millennials joining the workforce, fresh minds are required at the helm of managing things.

Human Resource policies should be redrafted and this entire branch needs to innovate. If you have to move forward you have to make policies which are employee friendly. Do not hold on to the cliches, where the department works under the direct supervision of the Management. The HR department should have more autonomy and have more employee engagement activities and give the work-place a positive environment.

Communication or lack of communication is a major hindrance in organizations. Telephone etiquette, e-mail etiquette, body language, and interpersonal skills require significant improvement.

Attitudes (mostly those who carry bloated egos) have to tone down their approach. In an organization, there should be a ‘flat structure’, with less hierarchy and the top management should be approachable and interact with employees in forums, more frequently.

In an organization, there should be a ‘flat structure’, with less hierarchy and the top management should be approachable and interact with employees in forums, more frequently. Let not education from prestigious universities turn you into demi-gods and compel you to forget the humane side of a business.

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