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#HR #Word:#OCB (#Organizational #Citizenship #Behaviour)

Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) is defined as the context or performance in which any job or task takes place. 

It is basically being a person who is ready to serve the organization in matters that is outside the scope of his/her job domain. 

It includes being helpful, caring towards other employees in the organization.

Example, Helping out a newcomer in an organization with his work, working overtime sometimes in order to get convert clients, etc

Advantages

1. People who engage in OCB often tend to receive better ratings, further it boosts the morale of others in organization.

2. People engaging in OCB, often faces lower risk of destaffing, as they are considered to be more valuable owing to their helpful nature.

3. OCB can further enhance productivity within a team, a group or by an employee in general, as people are there to support & help each other

4. Creation of better communication links & developing new networks, further boosting employee morale.

Ways to encourage OCB: From Workplace perspective

1. Maintaining the social environment in the workplace: Employees interact, connect & they develop bonding

2. Supervisory role: Training people about the implications of OCB will help them in this practice.

3. Hiring the right candidates.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2017 in HR Word of The Day

 

#HR #Word:#Paid #Time #Off

Paid time off (PTO) is a number of hours that employees can use to pool sick days, personal leave or vacation while being paid as a working day. 

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Different companies offer different hours as paid leave depending on their policies, compensation plans and retention strategy. 

There is no government policy that regulates the number of hours companies must offer as paid time off.

Absences are also calculated under the Paid time off hours provided to the employee. 

Some companies allow employees to carry forward unused Paid time off hours into the next financial year whereas others dissolve the unused hours at the end of the year. However PTO does not cover sabbaticals or long term medical leave.

Most organizations provide around 2 weeks of Paid time off hours per year however some companies like Netflix and Virgin have no PTO limit. 

Employees of Virgin UK and US are allowed to take as many PTO hours off as they wish as long as the work is completed on time.

An advantage of using this plan is that employees would schedule their PTO in advance and hence the organization can plan around the absence of the individual. Another advantage is that employees feel that the organization cares about their work life balance and hence help retain the employees in the long term.

A disadvantage however is that employees are being paid even though they are not being productive. Furthermore many employees may want to cash in on their unused PTO hours near the end of the year hence resulting in lower productivity.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in HR Word of The Day

 
 
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