5 Ways to Make Employees Fall In Love With Their Work
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Every person wants a job that they are passionate about. But once they’ve entered the workforce, most employees become disillusioned and stop believing that they could love what they do for a living. They may find that job one day, but they could easily have found it with their current employer, if only employers did a better job of engaging their workforce. Healthy Employee-Manager Relationships.
[Infographic] How To Achieve More By Doing Less
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
The office can be a pretty full-on experience. Messages arrive left, right and center, never when you expect them, and often asking more attention than you’re able to afford. Meetings with clients get you away from the computer screen, but are just as demanding in their own way. And while it requires a little application, it need hardly be called work. Get your free copy.
[Infographic] How To Create a Workplace Where Employees Are Happy
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
A happy workforce is a loyal and productive workforce. Boredom, frustration, overwork, underpay, can all leave a high-potential employee looking at his phone up to 150 times a day, or worse – looking at job ads. Many employees will lack the confidence to speak up about their situation, so from a distance it can seem like everything’s okay. But maintaining the status quo is often not enough.
7 Secrets to Intrinsically Motivating Your Employees
DECEMBER 24, 2016
Motivating your employees requires more than just a bigger paycheck and a hearty pat on the back. Employee motivation strategies have to be designed to meet the specific needs of each worker. Below are seven ways that a manager can get the most out of employees. Find out Who They Are and What They Want. Instead of asking broad questions, try to be more specific. Focus on Personalities.
Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?
APRIL 27, 2016
I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. For example, SpaceX being so successful in reusing spaceships may not have a great impact today, but it does change the way we look at the future, and what we understand by science fiction. These challenges have sparked innovation inside HR departments across the world. Virtual and augmented reality. The Internet of Things.
10 Workplace Dysfunctions That Create A Toxic Culture
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Every organization would like to build a high performance culture, but these ten non-strategic activities are in the way of making serious progress. Here are the top 10 workplace dysfunctions that consume precious time and suck up emotional energy: 1. Committee work. How many committees do you have working on various projects? Hyper-analysis. Don’t over analyze. Seeking the last 10% of perfection.
From Work–Life Balance To Work–Life Blending
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Do you agree that the concept of work–life balance is now obsolete? The idea behind work–life balance is great, and for a long time, this concept has been the core of employee engagement strategies. It assumes a separation between work and life and proposes that people should have them in equal proportions. But with the current landscape, it seems that this doesn’t work anymore.
[Infographic] How Commuting Eats a Hole In Worker Salaries
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Why do most employees end up searching for new jobs? One of the top reasons for dissatisfaction is low wages. Many employers do not actually realize how low their employees’ effective wages are however, because they do not account for all the factors which burn a hole in their employees’ pockets—one of which is the daily commute. Consider raising wages accordingly. Get your free copy.
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Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. In every country, laws and regulations exist to make sure that companies are conducting business with a certain level of standards. Without compliance, businesses are at risk of fines, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and closure. Compliance challenges. This is true for businesses as well. Tracking.
[Infographic] Top 10 Best Workplace Incentives
JANUARY 23, 2017
Gourmet meals. Vacation bonuses. Game rooms. These are the latest and greatest perks companies are using to keep their employees happy. But are incentives like these actually worth it? The short answer is, yes! Here are three reasons employee perks are worthwhile: 1) Reduce turnover. Everyone has the occasional bad day. million people who quit their jobs each month. One of the best perks for this?
[Infographic] 10 Ways To De-Stress Your Employees
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
For the majority of Americans, their jobs are the single-biggest source of stress in their lives. Whether they are having trouble managing their workload, maintaining their work-life balance, feeling secure in their positions, or coping with difficult co-workers, many people go to work every day feeling on edge. 10 ways to destress your employees infographic from The Jacobson Group.
7 Keys to Make a Creative Team Successful
DECEMBER 25, 2016
Isn’t it great to lead a group of creative people? You encounter unique ideas, whose combination always results in something great. However, a group of creatives is also difficult to manage. When those ideas are conflicting and you have strong individuals competing against each other within the team – you have a great recipe for a disaster. How exactly do you make a creative team successful? Goals.
9 Strategies For Building Better Professional Relationships
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Remember how easy it was to make friends on the playground? Someone would ask to take turns on the swings or ask if they could join the soccer game, and that was basically it—you were best friends. Building and maintaining a professional network isn’t like that at all. Staying connected and developing professional relationships takes time, work, and strategy. Improve Your Communication Skills.
Rocking Your Internal Communication – Ideas That Can Transform People And Situations
DECEMBER 16, 2016
We join organisations because we are hired to do a job. But frequently, there is more at stake. We join because we believe in the ideas the organisation talks up, we agree with the vision and values espoused. We feel we can make a difference, that our contributions matter. When we make a conscious decision to leave, many of the things that brought us within seem to no longer apply.
[Infographic] Top Skills Recruiters Must Have in 2017
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Over the past few years, Millennials have dictated the pace of the recruitment landscape: fast, and dynamic. This generation has completely vacated the classic recruiter-job seeker relationship. With this, recruiters must update their skills to adapt to the new set of job seekers. It will not only benefit themselves but also their companies in the long run. HR Infographics
The Necessity of Creativity in Employee Engagement
AUGUST 7, 2016
“Creative thinking is not a talent; it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits.”. Edward de Bono. Your employees want to feel connected to your organization in a meaningful way. Yes, you hired them to do a particular job, using their skills, knowledge, and expertise.
The New Role of the CHRO
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
As a former CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer), I’m familiar with the role. Leader of the HR team, confidant of the CEO, the person in charge of the individuals who drive the larger corporate machine. We mitigate legal risk, optimize performance, handle personal and career growth, and essentially make sure the company can do what it wants to do. This is the old HR. We push paper. We coach.
[Infographic] Office Coffee Trends You Need To Know
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Most coffee-holics would agree that every day should be National Coffee Day — however, the rest of the nation will be celebrating on Thursday, September 29th. Some businesses rely heavily on both the caffeinated and social perks of coffee. Lack of coffee or a sudden switch in the type of coffee can lead to unfortunate incidents, like setting your workplace on fire. via WholeLattelove.
6 Reasons Employees Lack Morale and How Fix It
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Maintaining high employee morale is extremely important for long-term success in business. When When employee morale is low, it affects productivity, performance, and employee retention. Recognising Recognising the causes of low employee morale will give you better insight into how to turn things around. Lack of trust in leadership. Solution: Trust starts with communication and action. Have
[Infographic] Simple Steps to Subside Stress
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Stress is a reaction to a situation. Not all stress is bad, for example, when you take action to avoid crashing your car, the increased heart rate and breathlessness you may experience is an immediate stress reaction. Unfortunately, stress can be a long-term issue and one which many of us will endure at some time in our lives. What causes stress? The problem with stress. Dealing with stress.
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How to Assess Personality in an Interview
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
The successful hiring and retaining of new employees is an art form that has evolved significantly over the last decade. The relationship starts at the interview process and is the defining moment when you will either cost the company or add value, based on your choice of the “best” person for the job. It all boils down to a personality fit to both the job requirements and the company culture.
How Multitasking Hurts Team Productivity And What You Can Do About It
OCTOBER 23, 2016
Every manager wants a team that can work on three or four different tasks at the same time, don’t they? An effective worker should be able to pivot from their day-to-day tasks to respond to emails or requests from clients and management or jump on an urgent task as it comes up. After all, a team that can multitask will get twice as much work done in half the time, right? Wrong. Manage the workflow.
[Infographic] Jumping On The Successful Performance Management Track
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Managing a team is both challenging and rewarding. One of the lest favorite things about it, however, is performance management. When management and their teams aren’t on the same page about how and how often feedback should be offered, productivity cannot reach its peak potential. 49% of employees prefer to discuss their performance on a monthly or quarterly basis. Image Credit: Quantum Workplace.
Starting To Hire Gen Z? Here’s How To Handle It
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Generation Z could technically be classified as Millenials. But since older Millenials are now moving to the suburbs and starting families, the younger set has been dubbed Generation Z. Born in the time period between 1996 and 2010 , Generation Z currently ranges in age between 5 and about 20. Start scouting them early. Give them hands-on projects to tackle. Generation Z wants to make a difference.
Don’t Get Mesmerized by Best Practices, They’re Perilous
DECEMBER 9, 2016
I am not a fan of benchmarking. The practice of picking “best in class” and trying to copy what they do (a “best practice”) in hopes that whatever benefits they realize will fall to you is a risky business. Here are a few questions I have for those who choose to “follow the leader” Who decides who is best in class? If you do, think again. It doesn’t.
Pokémon Go In The Workplace – Fostering Engagement Or Turnover?
JULY 13, 2016
If you’ve recently seen your employees roaming the hallways more than usual and occasionally spinning around in a specific place, you might be a bit concerned. Everyone is, when it comes to the Pokémon Go frenzy taking over the world (and it hasn’t even launched globally yet). Here’s how to manage Pokémon Go in the workplace, to everyone’s satisfaction. Pokémon Go explained. Still with me?
The Basis of Leadership Is Born in the Brain: Why Leaders Should Care about Neuroscience
JULY 12, 2016
Want to be a better leader? Want to motivate and engage your employees to great success? The old way of doing things relied on collecting data, running numbers, and looking at spreadsheets. Employers motivated employees with bonuses and financial perks, but few authentic interactions with management. The new way to lead. The brain is a social organ. That means that we are all born to connect.
[Infographic] How to Improve Productivity
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
Maintaining a productive workforce is a tricky task. Especially considering the varying personalities that sit on your office floor; each one accustomed to their very own way of working. But productivity is an important factor in any businesses success. The infographic also takes a look at what employ ees and employ ers can do to promote a more productive attitude within the workplace.
[Infographic] How To Make Yourself Work When You’re Not Feeling It
JANUARY 3, 2017
As fulfilling as working in HR is, it can be an isolating experience working at a tangent from your company’s main business. If you’re working alone, getting started in the morning can prove a real challenge – so many distractions, and so much work piling up that it can be intimidating to even go there. This is why it’s good to maintain an arsenal of self-motivation techniques to keep you on track.