It is a well-known fact that any business operating in any industry, in any country, has had employees working overtime, to the point where overtime is already considered a workplace norm. The question is, why is overtime seen as the norm and has overtime become a ‘necessary evil’?
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If you’re running a business you will know that hiring truly exceptional talent is getting difficult these days. Rather, it was always difficult. Yes, there is a wealth of individuals out there looking for jobs who are armed with high profile degrees from the best colleges. But this doesn’t mean they have the required proficiency in a particular domain which can deliver the results you are looking for.
The leadership challenge is essentially concerned with the extent to which a leader can influence the factors driving performance. Every day we see articles with examples suggesting leaders can make a difference to the success of businesses. So what do we mean by the term ‘leader’?
It is undeniable that there is a high physical and emotional toll paid by individuals suffering from excessive workplace stress. However, the costs of this stress are not paid by the individual alone.
Every successful business is built on the effort of quality employees within the organization. If your business has effectively recruited an all-star team, how do you continue to keep them motivated to perform? Many employees find that after working with the same employer and in the same capacity for years, that their morale can decline.
List of 10 ways to increase motivation of your staff. 1. Make sure you’re setting a good example of productivity and cheerfulness – Don’t let your own mood distract others from their work.
The world is filled with all kinds of individuals with varying skill sets, experiences, educational backgrounds, and cultures. Each Individual brings in a unique approach to work.
They want us to do one whenever we buy something, complain about something, go anywhere near the internet, join anything or even try anything! So why would we want to do one at work!
There can be a number of reasons a business considers making an employee’s position redundant. This could include a downturn in business or the end of a major customer contract which means there is just not enough work available for the number of employees.
Have you ever experienced a psychometric assessment, be it for selection purposes for a new role or for career/professional development? The chances are that you undertook the assessments and waited in dread to find out whether you were an axe-murderer or otherwise.
All employers in New Zealand can use trial periods for the first 90 days of a new employee’s employment. Using a trial period allows the employer to terminate an employee within this period without the employee being able to take personal grievance action for unjustified dismissal.
What was your reaction when the Florida co-workers shared their $1 million Powerball prize with a new team member, Jennifer Maldonaado, who chose not to go in with them on the ticket? I thought, “now that’s how you make a close friend at work.” I’m sure they are her close friends now.
Following on from the article in the last issue of NZSM, ‘Hiring your next superstar – making the most of the interview and selection process’, …
Nowadays, background checks that are performed by professional companies have become essential for both start up and established companies. This is because the two entities can greatly benefit from their services.
Last week I was talking to the manager of a communications company about the trials and tribulations of sales staff and their lack of ability to look after their customers. I asked the manager whether he had sales reps or account managers to which he replied “they are the same thing …. aren’t they?”
One of the biggest reasons that employees underperform or leave their new roles within the first three months is because they don’t know what to do, they are unclear of expectations and the business they are joining has not integrated them in to the team culture.
I don’t know how many times I here a business owner or manager say “if it wasn’t for the staff this job would be great”, like it or not most of us need staff to complete the work we do for our customers.
Career development is about identifying what the current strategic goals for your business are and then working with your staff to ensure that they have the right knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve these goals.