The Relationship Between Skills and Performance
Oct27

The Relationship Between Skills and Performance

A common misunderstanding in the performance discourse is that the relationship between skill and performance is directly proportional. For instance, one basic misconception is the idea that if an employee has higher skills, then they can achieve better performance than someone with lower skills. But, the reality as we will examine is much more complicated. On a deeper level, the relationship between these two concepts unfolds in a...

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How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company
Sep26

How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company

The best companies are adopting self-evaluation. Why? because self-evaluation is beneficial for both the employee and the employer. Let’s investigate… What is self-evaluation? Self-evaluation is a process of defining goals by employees, achieving goals by employees, and evaluating results by employees, all by himself. It is a process which allows employees to set his goals, and evaluate himself at the end of the cycle. The...

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Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement
Aug08

Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement

In a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Study, employee engagement and culture were ranked as the most important trends impacting the workforce today. While factors like an effective goal setting framework (such as OKR goals), ongoing feedback, and development opportunities have always been important, this was the first time for these less-tangible criteria to be named as the topmost priorities. This development is reflective...

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10 Clear Signs Of A Bad Hire!
Aug07

10 Clear Signs Of A Bad Hire!

Bad hires are bad business. The minute you decide that you are in need of a new employee is when recruitment starts, whether this is happening because of the expanding of the company, or because someone has left the company. The whole process can be a long and time-consuming one, from creating a job description to advertising to selecting candidates for interview to the actual interview itself and much more. It’s always a massive...

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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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