Improving the Performance of Long-Term Employees
Jun27

Improving the Performance of Long-Term Employees

HR professionals talk a lot about what it takes to recruit and retain new employees, but what’s discussed less, is how to keep the long-term stalwarts of our companies engaged beyond the 2, 5, and 10 year mark. Focusing on newbie recruits alone can create a workplace where managers rarely acknowledge long-term employees who, in turn, are at risk of becoming woefully unengaged.   Recent research from Gallup found that 87% of employees...

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4 Ways to Increase Internal Communications to Boost Employee Engagement
Jun21

4 Ways to Increase Internal Communications to Boost Employee Engagement

No employee wants to be left in the dark or feel like they are not part of the team. The more information an employee has at their disposal to do their job, the more confident they feel while doing it, one reason why internal communications are so important. When it has been clearly communicated to an employee what their tasks are and what success looks like, they are more likely to be more productive and engaged while at work....

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Organizational Culture
May30

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture & HRM A successful organization in 2017 is aware of the positive impact a good Human Resource Management (HRM) strategy has on its function. An effective Human Resource practice can lead to organizational success and development. But how can we define an ‘effective’ HRM practice? The most significant factor needed to examine how we can implement a useful HRM strategy is organizational culture. We cannot...

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Relevance, not survivorship
May26

Relevance, not survivorship

Own your role today  Take a good look at any online HR discussion forum and chances are you see the same issues being discussed. Jane has body odour issues – how should I address it effectively yet gently? How can I drive more engagement in my high-potential employees? How do I better manage change in my organisation in today’s turbulent world? What can I do to recover company property from employees who have been...

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Performance Management 101: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?
May22

Performance Management 101: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?

An employee’s annual salary review should not be the first time they are receiving feedback about their job performance. If an employee has been under-performing based on the expectation of the job without feedback or coaching to improve from their manager, who is ultimately responsible goals not being met? Whether or not performance is tied directly to salary increases and career advancement, employees should know how their...

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HR Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2017
May19

HR Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2017

The human resources landscape has changed at a rapid rate in the past decade.  Incredible technological innovations, changing attitudes of employees and employers, and new management processes have dramatically altered the industry.  To help you stay on top of these changes, here are the HR trends you definitely should not miss in 2017.   HR Trend 1: More HR software platforms to choose from Technology is one of the key drivers...

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6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget
May17

6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget

Ensuring that you train employees well is critical to your small business operations. To get better results in service and productivity, training employees in crucial skills is a sound investment that too many business leaders fail to appreciate. Some executives or HR managers seem to feel that the time and costs of training aren’t justified. However, a lack of training reduces employee engagement with the company and their...

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Emotional Intelligence: Two Simple Lessons
Apr24

Emotional Intelligence: Two Simple Lessons

“We should take care not to make the intellect our God. It has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead, it can only serve.” – Albert Einstein Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be defined as the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour,...

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