FORE School of Management, Delhi
FORE School of Management, Delhi

In multi-generation workplace employee happiness quotient is as important as compensation, say experts

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2019 17:56 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): "Perceived notion is very important when it comes to compensation. Especially, at the time when multiple generations are working in the organizations and each of these generations has a different set of priorities and preferences. While someone may become very happy to receive a coupon for books, some may feel happy with a coupon for the couple movie ticket and some with the coupon for a pub or restaurant. While it matter how much you give your employee, what matters more is how do they feel about it as state of happiness can be different for different people based on age, gender or generation," said Dr Jitendra K Das, Director, FORE School of Management, Delhi and erstwhile founder Dean, IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus.
Dr Das, was moderating the session “Multi-Generational Workforce” at the recently held 7th HR Summit by NHRD on “Compensation & Rewards 2019: Changing Landscape of Compensation & Rewards”, in Bengaluru which focused upon
·         Creating a generation friendly C&R program
·         De-generalization of the reward or employees’ needs and preferences in the light of their age and gender
·         Differences between employers' and employees' perspectives and determining the ‘perceived value’ of C&R by the employee
Other Panelists of the session were  Himanshu Kaushik, Director Skilling and Employment, Vision India Services, Prof Shaji Kurian, IFIM Bangalore and S Naga Siddarth, CHRO, Total Environment Group.
While a lot of research has been done on this area by employers and HR teams, performance-based compensation and what will keep the employees of diverse generations motivated, aligned and engaged, has been a challenge for the new age organizations. Compensation is one of the major expenses in organizations especially the ones into services and there has been an enormous demand for innovative business practices which requires more than traditional compensation packages and a closer look at pay-for-performance models for more effective bottom-line business results.
Factors affecting compensation environment, government regulations, social security, social changes and demography were deliberated upon and discussed by speakers from relevant fields.
Referring ‘Best Companies to Work for’ Dr Das also suggested how a thoughtfully structured reward and compensation survey and analysis can go a long way in effectively planning rewards and benefits for a multi-generational workforce. The reward can be used to reinforce the organisational values that are important to an employer and can also be used in every part of a talent management strategy, acquisition to employee retention and development. This story is provided by NewsVoir. (ANI)