In order to manage the increasing stress at workplace, you have to be vigilant and observe the various indicators or red flags that could warn you about it. Unlike the common cold, there’s no obvious or direct indicator that shows if someone is stressed or not. However, there are a lot of indirect cues or signs that you may associate stress with. Here are a few indicators that you must not overlook…
Annual training at the beginning of the year often sets the course of the entire year. This would not just help your long-term employees revise and retain better but also ensure that your new employees are well-trained and have one less reason to part ways. It also acts as an excellent opportunity for you to streamline the company culture. Overall, annual training goes beyond productivity boost and highlights skill gaps and potential risks in your work processes. Here are 3 training modules that should be conducted once every year…
Achieving team goals in the workplace isn’t much of a task if you focus on the people rather than the task. As the cycle goes, if you take care of your employees, they take care of your customers who in-turn increase your shareholder’s interest. As a leader of a team, your role transforms from being good at a task to inspiring the same results in your team. Here are 5 tips that could help you drive your team to achieve goals as a team…
High potential employees are the ones who are able and willing to contribute the most to the company. These are the people, whom we all love to work with because of their passion, commitment and a constant desire to level up. They push their mental and professional boundaries for their own growth, as well as the growth of the company. High potential employees have their own set of values, principles, discipline, and manner of working. They are able to give their best to the company with confidence as they are aware of their worth an asset.
However, as much as having such people on board is an asset for the company, equally high is the risk of losing such valuable talent. Therefore, leaders have a tough task of keeping these high potential employees engaged for as long as possible in the organisation.
As a team leader, you emulate a lot more through your body language than you do with your words. You may prepare your PPT, conduct meeting and decide how you will motivate your team in a certain way. But what about the non-verbal cues that you give? This is an often neglected or least-focussed trait that influences your employees the most. In a majority of cases, it tends to overpower what you say with your words too. So here’s a quick guide to help you understand the unspoken language that you can embody.
Employer brand is a set of tangible qualities that a company possesses as an employer. It is these qualities which become the identity of the company among all those who work or intend to work in the company. Simply put, your employer brand encourages new employees to join you, remain with you and recommend you to their other colleagues. Here’s what does it take to develop a strong ‘Employer Brand’?
Irrespective of the size of your organisation, having a committed, skilled and passionate team of people is important for every business to succeed. Through many years of research, trial and error, and working with companies of all sizes in numerous industries, there are some patterns that emerge. Every employee displays some innate needs and it’s on you to understand and motivate them by catering to those needs of your biggest assets – your people. Here are some ways how you can motivate your staff at the ground level.
Do you remember your onboarding at your job? How was your first day, the first week, or the first month at the job? Now as the tables turn and you’re the boss, you have two options. Either repeat the history of what happened with you? Or instead, make the first day of your employees a memorable one. Having creative presentations, active demonstrations and better onboarding could set a positive and productive work environment for the new joinees. These are just some of the ways that would be very helpful in transforming your onboarding process into a dynamic, interesting, job-oriented and effective process.
It’s no news that every employee needs to be motivated so they can give their best, as an individual or as a team. Now, motivation, itself is a tricky concept. What motivates my people? We often ask ourselves. What else can I do to ensure they feel more encouraged at this time of the year? With organisational changes and employee evolution, the factors of motivation have also come a long way. Although, it still stands at the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, the stimulating elements are not what it used to be even a decade ago.
While there are multiple pitfalls of un-resolved conflict issues, performance gap is one of the primary and almost predictable one. Despite knowing this, many people managers and leaders avoid confrontation, conversations and action at the right time – thus creating non-performance as an outcome.