A young engineering graduate was in the last few weeks of getting his engineering degree and was struggling to get placed. He had lost all hopes of getting a decent job when he got an opportunity for an interview with Rishabh Software. He not only got a job but also received extensive training and support for future opportunities.

This is how Balaji KS is leading his work family through excellent employee happiness practices. As the Senior VP of People and Client Success at Rishabh Software, Balaji says:

“Human resources is all about making or re-creating individuals.”

His great leadership values got him a spot on the prestigious Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 list by Great Manager Institute®, published in Forbes India. His practices for employee happiness at the workplace can become a game changer for all organizations.

“Our HR team ensures each employee has individual success.” 

At Rishabh Software, the HR team has a genuine employee-first approach. There is a strong belief that if the individual aspirations of the employees are met, they would be able to contribute more towards the organization’s goals as well. They have an individual upskilling plan for each employee, which helps them grow within the company.

“If I learn something new, I take training sessions with my employees.” 

Employee happiness is not just about fun events or pizza parties. Your employee should get continuous opportunities to expand their skill set and grow with your business. Offering additional training and certifications gives them a sense of accomplishment beyond their day-to-day responsibilities.

Great Managers Institute® is on a mission to bring out the best in industry leaders. In our series “Is Your Work Family Happy”, we share the best workplace practices of India’s Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021.

According to GMI, this is what we can learn from Balaji’s story:

  1. Have an employee-first approach
  2. Understand your employees’ aspirations
  3. Set your employees for individual success
  4. Make knowledge-sharing an integral part of your HR practices
  5. Create new learning opportunities as your employees grow

If you believe your leadership skills are at par with the best practices shared in this story, participate in Great People Manager Study 2022 and get a chance to feature in India’s Top 100 Great People Managers list. We are eager to hear your story. Register here!

Cheers to great leaders!