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Tip of the Day: Leverage On Social Media To Attract Millennials

In this digital age, millennials form a big part of the talent pool in the new workforce. It is common for them to research potential employers via platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. To better then, companies can adopt several moves: 1. Build strong employer branding through your company website, Facebook or LinkedIn page. Create purpose-driven Mission [...]

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: The battle between values-aligned behaviours and performance

It is a given that performance is a key indicator of a good employee. Desirable behaviour aligned with organisational values is just as important an indicator of a model employee. Based on these, how do we rate and decide on our best employees? Before we answer that, let us first deal with "toxic" employees - ones [...]

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Increasing Workplace Happiness

Are your employees feeling satisfied, valued and happy at work? Research has shown that happy employees are more productive, innovative and they create a more attractive working environment. To elevate the happiness levels in your organisation, here are three pointers: Express gratitude  Many crave recognition and praise. By expressing gratitude, you focus on the positives and [...]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: The “Four-Letter Word” of Employee Engagement

In today’s work environment, it is common to have a multi-generation workforce, where baby boomers, Gens X and Y are working together. Each generation is exposed to a different education system and life experience - leading to very different work habits, attitudes and needs. Leaders must cater to having such a diverse team. To engage this [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: In Difficult Times, Think Psychological Capital

Psychological Capital (PsyCap), also known as AQ (Adversity Quotient), is found to have a strong correlation with the capacity of an organisation to thrive in challenging times. It measures the "toughness" of an organisation in navigating through challenging situations. Organisations with high PsyCap are able to find ways to outmanoeuvre their competitors, generate new pathways, build on the positives, and most [...]

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Increase Employee Engagement With Active Constructive Communication

To increase employee engagement, communication is key. This is more so when it is active and constructive. In a given scenario when an employee shares about his/her achievement, you may react with a possible response: Passive and Destructive Ignore what the employee has said and say something completely unrelated to the subject. Active and Destructive Acknowledge [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Empower Your People, Not Overpower Them

Traditional managers leverage on authority to accomplish tasks. Their people management style is more directive and they instruct more than they listen. These managers often take on the “expert” role with all the solutions. Although this approach may produce results, it could lead to employees having less initiative. Over time, this could stifle the creativity of [...]

April 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Make room for failure

Woody Allen once said, "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative". Today, organisations are investing in innovation in this era of digitalisation and disruption. To thrive, management must encourage risk-taking as a critical competency and value in the workplace. It is not easy as some are naturally more risk-averse and prefer the safe approach. [...]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Be Vulnerable to Build Trust

Being vulnerable is one of the fastest and most effective ways to build trust in an organisation. Typically, there is a higher tendency for us to put up a facade of self-worthiness, shielding our weaknesses and only presenting our best self forward. Such mindset and behaviour create an invisible wall that makes genuine connection with others [...]

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |