We put a lot of time and effort into the process for good reason — hiring the wrong person for an important role can be a major inconvenience not to mention a potentially huge waste of time, money, and other resources. Here are 7 key points to help you gauge the job keenness of candidates. This will ensure the right kind of hire who potentially stays with you long-term.
As vaccinations are expected to slowly make life limp back to normal, it seems like hybrid work models are evolving – which allow employees the option of choosing their place of work – at a physical office, or work from home or a combination of both. The reality is the “normal” we were used to is never going to come back, and this “normal” will vary from company to company. If you’re not among those who are already acting on it, here are 6 reasons why it’s important to prepare a hybrid work environment policy.
In your eagerness to ensure your employees produce enough work to justify not only their salary but the time and the space they occupy in the office, are you standing in the way of their productivity? Here are 6 managerial habits that may be hampering your employees’ productivity…
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.
Traditionally, workplace communication flow has been from the top to the bottom. However, things are changing now. Successful organisations understand that communication flows not just from top to bottom but also sideways and even from the bottom to the top. And that’s where listening skills come into perspective. Let’s explore 3 types of listening skills that are essential for successful leaders, managers and the organisation at large.
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.
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.
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: