Your company has spent hours recruiting, interviewing, and negotiating to find the ideal employee for your organisation. You probably think the hard part is over, right? Well, not exactly. The first few weeks in a hired position is an incredibly important time for your new employee. This period of time, called the onboarding phase, is essential to ensuring your new hire gets off on the right foot, and that they feel happy and engaged in their new role. (more…)
Given today’s candidate-centric job market, companies face steeper challenges when it comes to attracting the best employees for their organisation. Attracting the right candidates for your organisation is essential to growth and development. In order to succeed, a company needs to attract, hire, and retain exceptional employees. (more…)
When most people think of employee evaluation, they think of it as a tool for their employer. After all, the goal of employee evaluation is to assess job performance. Employee evaluations are instrumental in deciding whether an employee’s skill set is properly matched to their position within the organization. However, these evaluations are also great tools for employees on their path to promotion. (more…)
There is a general misconception in the business world that in order to be successful, entrepreneurs must be influential leaders whose employees immediately fall in line with their every command. Consider the number of famous entrepreneurs who have earned a reputation for themselves as successful leaders despite being “abrasive” and “difficult.” It’s not hard to imagine why these leaders would prefer, and more often than not, require obedient and loyal employees. (more…)
When Freud was asked to define happiness, he provided a simple answer: “Work and love.” Ideally, everyone wants to be happy at work, not only because we spend a notable portion of our lives working, but also because work provides a source of purpose in our lives. (more…)
Job or career – the two terms are often used interchangeably to describe work. However, they are actually very different. Whether you are a candidate seeking employment or an organization looking to hire, you need to understand what these terms mean and how to properly define them. (more…)
Today, collaboration tools, social media, and other communication programs exist to facilitate organisational needs in real-time. Traditional top-down management can hold businesses back. In fact, management and other bureaucratic processes can hinder decision-making, processes slow innovation, and stifle talent. (more…)
Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time, switching careers or you are an employer looking to hire new team members, the age old debate continues – is experience more important than a degree, or vice versa?
If you manage other people, you need to recognize that your success depends on their success. The more you empower your employees, the more they will grow and thrive. Employees require the power and authority to make the crucial decisions required to effectively serve your customers and to deliver quality products and services.
Have you ever wondered why you work very well with some colleagues, yet you seem to clash with others? Research indicates it has a great deal to do with individual personality type preferences. Everyone has different characteristics that make up their personality type, and some personalities work better than others. Your specific personality type may make it easy for you to work with one colleague and leave you grappling to deal with another.