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Tip of the Day: Why Employee Training Fails

Employers are often puzzled by how little employees’ performance improve despite sending them for expensive training courses. The following are some major pitfalls as to why employee training fails and what you can do to minimise the risks. Limited time and competing priorities Training tends to take a back seat when employees prioritise their already long [...]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: When Should You Not Delegate Work

Delegating is one of the core responsibility as a leader. However, not all types of work are suitable to be delegated to your team members. Here are 3 pointers to help serve as a guide on when you should not delegate out tasks. When the problem lacks clarity If you are unable to clearly communicate what [...]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Why Employee Empowerment Fails

‘Empowerment’ is often used when a leader is attempting to improve the employee engagement level. However, it may not yield the intended outcome if the execution is incorrect. Generalising the concept of employee empowerment Empowerment is not about letting employees decide and execute on irrelevant job activities like hosting the company’s picnic event. Rather, it is [...]

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Using the Pygmalion Effect at Work

Take a moment to recall your schooling days where you might have particularly liked and done well for a subject. Was the reason because of a good teacher who recognised and believed in you? That is the power of the Pygmalion Effect at play - where other people’s confidence in you can improve your performance. [...]

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Dismissing Employees with a Heart

Dismissing an employee with disciplinary issues might be an easy task. For employees who are good in many aspects but are simply ill-fit with the company culture – How can you gracefully dismiss them? Communicate with Empathy When breaking the news, be empathetic and transparent about the decision. Also emphasise that this is a cultural-fit issue and nothing to [...]

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Benefits Of A Strong Employer Brand

An employer brand is how your employees and external stakeholders perceive your company, and its benefits cannot be underestimated as it impacts your company’s ability to attract, recruit and retain good employees. Attract: Increase the number of 'right' candidates applying A strong employer brand allows candidates to self-evaluate their fit with the organisation even before [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Encouraging Collaboration

How effective employees are able to perform together as a team can often make or break the success of any business. With increasing competition, it has become extremely important to encourage collaboration in the office, in order to improve productivity and promote healthy employee relationships. The following are some ways to increase collaboration in your workplace: [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: The 5 Strategies Of Appreciative Leadership

Finding it challenging to drive your employees to perform at their best? You may want to consider the following 5 strategies of Appreciative Leadership, or the ability to boost good performance through positivity at work. Inquiry involves asking employees to share about their thoughts and feelings on the situations that they are facing. Ask questions that focus on [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Tip of the Day: Managing Millennials In Your Workplace

Millennials are becoming one of the most populous generations in the workforce, and managing and retaining them in the workplace is seemingly challenging to many business leaders today. Wonder how you can maximise their stay in your company? The following are some tips in which you might consider when managing millennials: Grant them autonomy Millennials form [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Articles|