You may have conducted many performance reviews over the course of your career, but in the times of Covid-19, everything is different. You and your team have been working remotely for most of the year. How then, do you begin to evaluate your employees’ performance during such a challenging time? Based on our recent experiences while supporting teams to navigate their performance appraisals, we have compiled a list of 6 tips that you could apply in your organisation. Starting now will enable you to optimise your processes ahead of the next review cycle.
However cliche it may sound, change is in fact, the only constant with varying speeds. It’s a time requiring us to think differently about how we lead others. We must revisit ways to strengthen our workplace culture, engage more authentically with employees and neutralise the impact of uncertainty with clients. Here are a few ways to help your team navigate uncertainty:
Aligning itself with a company’s strategic needs is not only a matter of necessity but also a matter of urgency for HR teams. Therefore, HR functions will accordingly need to step up to become a business partner and a support system in the true sense to not only maintain productivity and keep teams on track but also to support the business itself to achieve specific goals. Here are a few critical points for HR professionals to ensure teams stay on track and achieve goals in uncertain times.
Diversity in the workplace was always one of the hottest topics in the HR industry, but in recent years, it has become a major goal for companies. As the world is changing and shrinking, more work is taking place at a global level, the need for a diverse workforce that is culturally competent has become a must. Even before you set diversity & inclusion goals for your company, here are some critical questions to check your organisation’s readiness for a diverse work culture.
Empathy plays a major role in the workplace that will deal with failures, poor performance and manage employees who genuinely show interest to contribute, improve, and grow. As leaders, your role is simple – deal empathetically with the team and watch them build a strong and prosperous organisation. This understanding will give a better way to manage the challenges ahead. However, most leaders find this hard. It is therefore important to take note of the barriers to empathetic behaviour:
The skills a manager needs to hone have always been seen as generic and ambiguous, but in reality, there is a definitive skill set which needs to be practised to excel in the role. Ultimately, the way you choose to manage your team members will have a direct impact on their performance and overall productivity.
Research is increasingly pointing out to the growth of the alternative workforce, both out of choice and necessity are gaining momentum. However, simply transitioning to the gig way of work as a measure of cost control can bring with it many new challenges which in the long run will cost organisations dearly. thought, once you are ready, the question is how can HR prepare for a smooth implementation of a gig workforce?
Despite the ability to do work at any place and any time, we are still slaves to routines that were put in place before the pandemic. For any employee, senior or junior, to be successful in the new way of work, they will first need to unlearn certain hard-wired lessons. Here are six areas to unlearn which will help your employees adapt to new ways of working with speed and precision:
Emotions are an integral part of who we are. In the context of a leader, emotions are critical to practically everything a leader does and wants to do. Let’s look at 5 emotions which are not only important to drive success in organisations but are also critical given the current turbulent times:
To succeed in a leadership role, one must also keep in mind what they should avoid doing at any cost. Here are seven habits to change or it will mark you as a highly ineffective leader.