Feb 112016
 
5.Why managers need to think about key motivators during both good and bad times

Why managers need to think about key motivators during both good and bad times Employee motivation is essential to ensure maximum productivity and minimum staff turnover. Both of these factors can make a big difference to the profitability of a business. However, this is an area that must be dealt with by the immediate manager of a member of staff.  It is these people that know their staff the most and will be able to work out what motivates them the most; it will be different for everyone. Identify the Motivation Motivation does not always come from the promise of a financial reward. Many people are motivated by recognition or a sense of achievement. Even something as simple as a […]

Jan 202016
 

Across developed nations all over the world, the number of workplace complaints and discrimination lawsuits has increased at an exponential rate. This is particularly true in the U.S., where the state of Cleveland has recently reported a dramatic increase in the rate of religious discrimination in the workplace. While this is not an issue for all workplaces, it underlines the need for brands to create a culture of acceptable behavior that all staff members can adhere to. How to create a culture of Responsibility in the workplace With this in mind, here are some simple steps that will enable you to create a culture of awareness and responsible behavior in your workplace. For example: – Set a selection of Fundamental […]

Jan 132016
 

HR has traditionally been known as an administrative cost center; the keeper and enforcer of policies and procedures. And while those are still important and necessary tasks, HR needs to continue to increase their worth and be run like a profit center. Some argue that HR doesn’t understand the business and comes up short of what is actually happening at the table. Don’t think HR first, but rather as a business leader who just happens to work in HR; where one can more than just influence decisions but have a direct impact on business results. Here are five ways HR can increase its VALUE to the business. Visualize the future – Really think beyond the immediate business targets to drive […]

Dec 302015
 
5 Ways to Manage Your Business the Hassle-Free Way

Managing a business in a hassle-free way might sound like a contradiction. If you want to be free from hassle then don’t start a business. Better do something else. Most people with experience in running a business would say that it’s a tough experience. Even a small enterprise would mean a lot of responsibilities that can be too much for some and that’s why not everyone is cutout to be run a business. Image by Pixabay.com Managing your own firm or store can be overwhelming for someone who is not organized or someone who does not have a clear cut plan on how to go about with things. Poor management and lack of plans belong to the top reasons why businesses […]

Dec 162015
 

Timeliness is a big component of any successful employee recognition program. After all, the goal is to highlight positive behaviors and achievements while they’re still fresh in your team’s mind. For many companies, that means taking care of monthly, quarterly and yearly recognition benchmarks. If you want to build a culture where peer-to-peer recognition and praise are truly valued, though, you’ll need to go beyond that and set daily recognition benchmarks. Yes, you heard it right. Daily recognition. It might sound like a time-consuming, difficult thing to pull off, but it doesn’t have to be. Effective daily recognition isn’t about spending hours on end plotting and planning. It’s about coming up with strategies that speak to your company culture and […]

Dec 022015
 

It can be hard to learn how to manage IT service people. If your company relies on IT professionals, however, you need to do it. here’s how. Cultivate a Culture Of Openness and Alignment One of the hardest things to do in the IT industry is cultivate a culture of openness and alignment. According to some experts, newly promoted technical managers have difficulty in building alignment, consensus, and teams. They also have trouble being a visionary evangelist, and they have trouble executing managerial decisions. Managers frequently get themselves into trouble when it comes to building cohesiveness within their team. They have a hard time keeping their workers informed, because they can’t build relationships. The result is often confusion, anxiety, and […]

Oct 142015
 
5 best principles to keep you and your employees motivated

In the business environment attitude is contagious. The right kind of attitude has the ability to inspire the staff thus teaching them all the tricks of the trade. Keeping employees motivated is easier said than done. Nonetheless, remaining excited and accepting new challenging on a daily basis can have a great impact on employee morale. It is important to be a tough leader. Good leadership skills draws believers and leading a team usually means more than just making sound business decisions. The best leaders have the power of setting a tone; they’re guiders, advisors, and last but not least, companions. Here are 5 effective principles that will help you keep your staff motivated: Have a mission statement and sell it […]

Sep 302015
 
5 best principles to keep you and your employees motivated

In the business environment attitude is contagious. The right kind of attitude has the ability to inspire the staff thus teaching them all the tricks of the trade. Keeping employees motivated is easier said than done. Nonetheless, remaining excited and accepting new challenging on a daily basis can have a great impact on employee morale. It is important to be a tough leader. Good leadership skills draws believers and leading a team usually means more than just making sound business decisions. The best leaders have the power of setting a tone; they’re guiders, advisors, and last but not least, companions. Here are 5 effective principles that will help you keep your staff motivated: Have a mission statement and sell it […]

Jun 132015
 
How Can HR Help Create Higher Employee Engagement Within Organizations?

Every company values an employee who is flexible and puts the company needs first whenever possible. These types of employees are usually happy and this is because they are engaged in their roles and feel a part of the company. An engaged employee will prove to be a valuable asset. HR can play an important role in ensuring all employees are engaged by following these guidelines. Know your employees and your company will have a lot to win It is very important to get to know your employees and provide them with an opportunity to discuss any concerns – business or personal. A relationship with your employees will allow you to help them when they have any issues and this […]

May 042015
 

Unlike other tasks at work, it is hard to be creative on demand. Because of this, it can be difficult to inspire creativity in your employees. You may find that one day you have a creative flurry of ideas on your hands, while the next day the creativity has dried up. While it’s hard to inspire creativity in the workplace, it’s not an impossible task. For cash-rich technology companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, they look at everything including the architecture of their offices. Hiring award-winning architects, these companies have attempted to reinvent the workplace by creating creative spaces that in no way reflect the traditional office setup of fluorescent lighting, cubicles and vast unimaginative conference rooms. At Google’s […]