Even a seasoned team leader can sometimes find his or her job challenging. Whether they have been assigned a new team, or are taking over an existing one, the effort and experience are more or less the same. Here are six winning tips to help you build and lead a productive, collaborative team while taking your leadership skills to the next level…
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.
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.
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:
Performance appraisal should ideally focus on both the behaviour and outcomes. While all the current data gathering methods focus on results, how an employee has gone about doing a task also has to be part of the evaluation system. Here are five ways in which you can optimise the outcome of the performance appraisal process…
The difference between a well-trained employee and one who isn’t can cost your business dearly. Bridging the skill gaps is critical to employee and employer success, and identifying them correctly is the first step. Right diagnosis of the skill gap is far more important than the training itself. It not only optimizes costs but also gives a hefty return on training investments.