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Tip of the Day: Designing A Rewards Structure That Works

Rewards are powerful in shaping employees’ behaviours and even the company’s culture as they express the type of effort being recognised at the workplace. Below are some key factors that can be considered when designing your company’s rewards structure: What to reward?  Depending on employees’ needs, certain non-monetary rewards may actually be more valuable and relevant [...]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Promote An Optimistic Culture

With an optimistic culture in the workplace, the organisation is more likely to embrace changes and seek opportunities for growth. As the leader of the company, you are the best role model to promote the ‘half-cup full’ culture into your organisation. Following are some tips on how you can promote optimism: Be  lenient about the past  [...]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Pitfalls To Avoid During Selection Interviews

Interviewers have to be trained to manage their own natural biasness. Otherwise, the objectivity of the selection process could be easily undermined even with scorecards and structured interview questions prepared. Be self-aware and minimise the following common pitfalls: Halo Effect: Performance in one area or competency can influence the ratings for other areas. For example, a [...]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Attracting Talents With The Right Words

With an increasing percentage of the workforce seeking a purposeful career with valuable learning experiences, companies could attract more talents by reframing their job descriptions. A typical job description mainly describes the tasks of the job, for example “to support the development of effective solutions,” etc. without shedding light onto what the candidate could learn from [...]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day – Equipping Your Employees with Adequate Resources

After hiring the right people into your company, the next step is to drive these employees to excel in their capabilities by providing adequate resources. The following are some examples you can consider: Assign a mentor to new hires Mentors can be excellent guides to new hires to leverage their strengths and capabilities in the direction [...]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day – Using the “Love Languages” at Work

The five "love languages" outline ways we express and experience love: words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, and physical touch (Chapman, 1995). As leaders, we can take reference and apply them at work to drive employee engagement. Here are some examples of using these "love languages." Words of Affirmation Provide specific compliments [...]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Ensure Speedy Grievance Handling

An organisation with a healthy culture is one that encourages all employees to raise any concerns they might have, without the fear of reprisal. This includes the raising of grievances that may be present in the workplace. As a leader, you are responsible for setting the guidelines, to ensure that all grievances raised are handled effectively [...]

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Many SMEs often hire too quickly just to fill up job vacancies “urgently” and drag their feet when it is time to remove “bad apple” employees because “It’s just too difficult to fire people.” Such an approach usually results in high manpower costs and can negative impact your company’s culture. Instead, consider the ‘Hire Slow, Fire [...]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Are You A Tip of the Day: Good Leader? We look at the 5Rs of true leadership

A true leader is someone who attracts a following by choice, not because they are compelled to. One can be a good leader by developing these 5Rs of leadership: Role Management guru Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”.  One should not merely rely on the appointment to assert [...]

April 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Inject Variety Into Your Employees’ Work To Enhance Learning

Needing to use only one skill at work over and over again may bore out your employees due to a lack of variety, stagnate their learning curves, and reduce productivity. With employees increasingly seeking out challenges and learning opportunities, you can foster such experiences by providing them with a sense of variety at work. Job enrichment [...]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |