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.
As Andrew Carnegie once noted, teamwork “is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Successful teamwork within the workplace increases efficiency, improves communication, cultivates innovation, and establishes a culture in which every employee feels a sense of self-worth and empowerment. However within every team, there are many personalities.
There is a general misconception that an individual needs to have the title of “Manager” or “Director” to be a leader. However, this could not be further than the truth.
Human resources, talent management, and human capital are all common terms for the department that watches over your organization’s greatest treasure – your people. An exceptional human resources department is a key component to the success of any company. Your HR managers are the individuals responsible for sifting through job applicants, onboarding the most qualified applicants, and retaining the talent once they’ve been hired.
While there is no crystal ball to predict the future of HR, now more than ever, culture is as essential to an HR department as compliance. At Menaitech, we predict technology and shifts in attitudes about what makes a career attractive and how it will have the greatest impact on the future of human resources.