Growing your business is much like walking a tightrope. You are constantly walking a fine line between keeping company costs at a minimum while trying to meet the demands of your customers. Take, for instance, the decision to hire new staff. As a business owner, it is important to have enough people on the payroll […]
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Employee happiness matters. Research from the University of Warwick shows happiness at work makes people more productive – about 12% more productive, at that. Google has invested more into employee support, and employee satisfaction has risen by 37%. The bottom line is, people perform better when they are happier.
All businesses desire a rising productivity graph. And this rise is possible only when you have competitive employees and smart strategies in place. But how does one achieve these two elements? In order to keep up with the ever-changing market scenario and to upgrade employee potential, regular trainings are a requisite.
The benefit of regular (preferably weekly) team meetings should NEVER be overlooked. From a results-driven point of view through to team morale and a common purpose, these meetings can be pure gold for your business. Some businesses we come across don’t have regular meetings with their team. It’s just not something they’ve thought of, or […]
While we may like to believe that employees work for the love of it, the reality is that unless you have a lotto winner on staff, most of your employees will need to receive payment for their work. The first step in any remuneration review is establishing a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s […]
Without ensuring that you have created a fair and structured interview process, your interviews may be prone to a number of bias or errors. These can significantly impact on the outcome of the interview itself – which could be positive or negative for you and/or the candidate(s) being interviewed. Following are some common interview biases […]
Evidence suggests that in the right circumstances, teams can produce results collectively that far outweigh what an individual alone can achieve. How do you create an effective team that does perform at a heightened level? Decades ago some big organisations introduced teams into their production processes and it made news because no one else was […]
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’?
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 […]
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’?