Even under normal circumstances, a perfect work schedule is something managers strive for. It’s even more relevant currently with the ongoing pandemic – when everybody is juggling not only with multiple responsibilities but also switching between home responsibilities and work and struggling to achieve a good work-life balance. The following steps will help create an effective workflow suited to your organisation and your teams.
Conflicts rarely resolve themselves. Third-party interventions are sometimes necessary, and this responsibility mainly falls on the managers, HR folks and leaders. Through conflict resolution, and when resolved properly, conflicts can lead to better ideas, better understanding, and better working relationships. To address conflict resolution, it’s important to first understand defence mechanisms before coming up with any strategies to overcome them. Let’s look at 5 very common defensive behaviours of employees:
Traditionally, HR is not the first area of an organisation that is slated for digitalisation or technology upgradation. We now live in a world where technology drives everything, HR is also becoming more and more technology-enabled. Here are some of the areas in technology that you must know of and also read about how they can boost HR functions.
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.
The role of managing people should not rest wholly on the HR department. Every level of the organisation has to be involved. Leadership should play an important role, as should the managers. Here are a few HR skills managers can adopt to help the smooth running of an organisation.
Recruiters and hiring managers have to prepare themselves to brace the changes brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak and continue to hire talented candidates. It has changed how organisations attract, hire, and retain talent. Here we are looking into a few important points to cover in a renewed talent strategy.
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:
At YellowSpark we have seen firsthand that sharing ideas can lead to innovation, and collaboration can build trust that will make achieving business goals much more likely. Having said that, fostering a collaborative team environment is not that simple. It takes a concerted effort to integrate co-operative values throughout your whole company’s ethos. Here are some strategies to give you a head-start:
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: