Effective training can lead to not only a happier, more satisfied and engaged workforce but also to increase compliance with regulations. It also has a direct impact on the cost of hiring. The benefits are many. However, creating an effective training programme isn’t child’s play. Here are some questions to ask yourself to get started on conceptualising an effective training programme…
No matter the size of your company, growing a business has many challenges. Among other challenges building a high-performance team tops the list. If you’re tearing your hair and exhausted there’s every chance that your team managers are facing the same. While there is no one way to go about it, here are some team building mistakes you can avoid while putting your business team together successfully, using tact.
Putting together a job rotation strategy could help in more than one way. Employees don’t always have to change companies to get the career development they want. Not only job rotation helps you retain talent, but can also help promote a more flexible and motivated workforce. Let’s look at some instances where job rotation can be a great strategy to deploy.
When you’ve spent hours carefully selecting the right candidate, you expect them to excel, succeed and validate your choice. This may be the ideal situation, but all too often candidates fall short of your expectations for several reasons. This is a situation that happens more often than you think, especially with senior level employees. Here are five things to do if you’re struggling with new hires.
Writing a job description is one of the most basic HR functions. With a little thought, you can put together an appropriate job description to bring a wide range of highly talented candidates into the pipeline. Unfortunately, most often than not, job descriptions are out of date, and not changed at all once formulated, or are all too vague, or do not address the main requirement directly. Here are 6 tips that will enable you to write a good JD…
Employee engagement and retention are among the top of all HR priority lists these days. But it is essential to keep in mind that it cannot be done through one-off projects. It has to be a continuous process which must be optimised regularly. A good employee engagement programme fosters productivity and is meant to boost profits. It helps bring your team together, facilitates empowerment, engagement and improved performance.
Here are our top 10 ideas to boost employee engagement in your organisation.
These days, there is no dearth of information available, and most candidates are well-prepared for interviews. It is easy to prepare answers for the most common, expected questions. There are also professional services that can prepare a great resume for you. So how does a company effectively decide who is the best fit and a good hire?
Company policies and procedures ensure a safe, organised, empowering, and non-discriminatory workplace. Policies protect employees from a free-for-all environment of favouritism and unfair treatment. These four parameters will ensure that a policy is holistically framed.
Equal pay is increasingly becoming part of boardroom conversation and most organisations want to do something about their gender pay gaps. It’s the digital age and everything is data-driven. Companies need to collect and use their own data to go to the bottom of the problem and design processes to correct this.
The appraisal offers a valuable opportunity to discuss workflow and goals, address existing gaps and encourage positive performance. While there are many reasons why appraisals don’t meet their objectives, however, one of the glaring issues is how poorly managers sometimes handle it. Here are the most common mistakes managers make in a performance appraisal and a few tips to reverse them: