Optimising return on human capital

Human capital strategies are often canvassed in the executive board room and are not implemented effectively. Inefficient ways of managing human capital can cost the organisations their competitive edge, jeopardising their own success and even survival. Our team of experienced consultants help organisations to identify core measures that can be levered by the management team to increase the return on human capital and their performance.

How can we help you

Organisation Structuring and Design

We assist our client in formulating a professional organisation structure and design which reflects what the organisation wants to achieve, its unique differentiators/ competitive advantages, and required capabilities. We undertake an approach of analysing the configurations of business value chain to draft the functional boundaries. Various structural characteristics such as centralisation, span of control, integration, and specialisation will also be analysed as a part of this exercise.

In most of the cases, we also develop Job Descriptions (JDs) to add clarity to roles & responsibilities, and also design performance management system to monitor the role contribution and effectiveness.

Manpower planning & optimization

Organisations are often weighed down by legacy structure and practices which shrinks the overall productivity. We follow a scientific process of computing the manpower for positional and non-positional deployment. Positional manpower requirement is ascertained through defining the capacity, throughput and productivity of the organisation; and non-positional manpower are defined through a systematic analysis of the activities undertaken, the drivers of the activity and their volume, frequency of activities and standard time definition. We then deploy a dynamic manpower assessment tool which is responsive to business requirements and provide strategies for short, mid and long term manpower deployment based on criticality of the role.

Driving productivity through performance management systems

Managing performance is essential for organisation’s success and it goes beyond the appraisal process. Effective performance management impacts an individual’s delivery, response and reactions to the work environment and empowers the team to be successful in the short and long run. Our intervention has helped clients achieve:

  • Setting effective goals
  • Monitoring the progress
  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Building an engaged team
  • Improving productivity
  • Establishing transparency
  • Planning for continuous improvement
  • Recognizing high performers
  • Developing strong leaders

Attracting, retaining and engaging talent

We are in a time where organisations fight not only for their share in the market size but also for the finite pool of talent. If organisations don’t have comprehensive systems and processes that can facilitate attraction, retention and engagement of talent, the top performers will be cherry-picked by their competitors. Organisations build their competitive edge through their people. If employee-turnover is overlooked, a conducive work environment is not created for the millennials and employees are not actively engaged, organisations will pay colossal cost in the form of depleting productivity. Our interventions can help you in gauging the pulse of your employees, to not only promote engagement but also cultivate employee loyalty in the long run.

Talent Management Systems

Systems are organised way of executing things, they hep in planning, build predictability and discipline within the organisation. Ma Foi assists clients in building their talent management systems that reflects culture and gives opportunities for employees to learn and give their best on a continuous basis. Some of the system elements we work on are:

  • Talent acquisition
  • Competency mapping
  • Induction and integration
  • Performance management system
  • Learning and development / Training
  • Potential appraisal and development centres
  • 360-degree feedback survey
  • Rewards and recognitions
  • Job rotation and enrichment
  • Career and succession planning

HR Policy Manual

HR policies provide guidelines for organisations to manage its human resource in a standardised fashion. Ma Foi has extensive experience in formulating HR administrative, compliance and systems policies which are the foundation for building an engaged workforce within the organisation. Each of the policy developed by our HR professionals will encompass various elements such as objective, applicability, policy, procedure, ownership and implementation responsibility, escalation matrix and tools and formats. We also extend handholding support for our clients towards implementation and audit.

Compensation Benchmarking

We undertake acustomised compensation benchmarking study where our consultants will understand the compensation philosophy of the organisation, identify comparators considering various factors such as industry, company size, geography, nature of role and competitors for talent acquisition.
We adopt a robust methodology to collect data from comparable organisations, which is validated before leveraging for the study.

Benchmarking of salary with market will help the organisations to reap the below listed benefits:

  • Gaining insights to formulate compensation strategies
  • Understanding of market positioning in terms of compensation – whether the organisation is paying at par/below/higher than the market rate
  • Building the ability to attract, retain and motivate talents
  • Establishing internal and external parity
  • Ensuring fair compensation system is practiced, when market compensation insights are studied in line with performance level of the individuals
  • Setting salary increments


Case Study

Business Diversification and Entry Strategy for a Match Consortium

Ma Foi’s Strategic excellence helped a client to step into the landscaping and home gardening industry in the global marketplace by building a robust strategy backed by thorough data

Case Study

Marketing, Branding and Pricing Strategy for boosting the domestic business of an MSME enterprise by leveraging distribution channels

Ma Foi’s extensive market research and a sound strategic acumen helped a state-owned enterprise to identify important products, markets and channels to consolidate its business in India

Case Study

Delivering Investment Advisory through in-depth understanding of investor requirements/trends and extensive investor reach

Ma Foi’s structured intervention helped a leading taxi aggregator identify effective growth strategies, reach out to right investors and seek Equity Investments

Meet Our Team

Head of HRCM
Santhosh Nair
Adithya Narayan Misra

Related Blogs

By kathir vel On October 16, 2023

Legacy Building: The Role of Family Business Consulting

Legacy acts as a binding factor in family businesses. It determines the purpose, principles, and val

Learn Moreread more
By kathir vel On October 16, 2023

Mastering Profit Efficiency: Your Business Consulting Guide

Profit efficiency has a big role in taking your business to the peak of success. It will increase yo

Learn Moreread more
By kathir vel On September 5, 2023

A Quick Guide About Compliance Management System [2023]

Introduction In the year 2023, regulatory compliance remains an essential aspect of running a busine

Learn Moreread more

Empowering Possibilities Together