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Tip of the Day: Strengthen Your Employer Brand

Ever bought a product that failed to do what it claimed to do? Disappointing, right? Now imagine the product is your company, and the people who bought the product are your employees. They were attracted by what was written on your website, in your job posts, by what you said in the interviews, only to eventually [...]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Getting your Team to Cope with the Changing Future

As a leader, you will have to make decisions. Lots of them. And you’ll probably spend significant amounts of time and energy trying to make unbiased, fair decisions. But you’ll also probably discover that finding the right balance is quite the challenge. Many small businesses lament that they do not have the resources nor foresight to [...]

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: How to Be Perceived as a Fair Leader

As a leader, you will have to make decisions. Lots of them. And you’ll probably spend significant amounts of time and energy trying to make unbiased, fair decisions. But you’ll also probably discover that finding the right balance is quite the challenge. Here are some ways to help you try to shift the scales a little. [...]

April 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Motivating Your Creative Employees

Creative people tend to be characteristically different from others when it comes to their values, personality and abilities. So they might require special consideration when it comes to managing this group of people. Here are some tips to help you motivate your most creative employees to perform at their best: Assign the Right Roles When creative [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: 3 Dimensions of Onboarding for Higher Retention

In an ever-intensifying battle for talent, retaining your hires is critical. In that, how your new hires are onboarded influences how long they choose to stay with you. Organisations with a standardised onboarding process experience significantly greater new hire productivity and retention. Integrate these three dimensions into your onboarding process to enable your people to stay [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: The 3 Silent Killers of Culture

Many leaders cite “culture” as the root cause of peoples’ problems in their organisations. Often, they are unable to pinpoint the causes, even less so in identifying the symptoms when culture is heading downhill. The issue of culture rarely erupts as a single identifiable event but is usually an accumulation of various incidents. Below are the three most [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Attracting Millennials: Have A Clear M.V.V

A company’s Mission, Vision and Values (MVV) statements are not just beautiful verses to be placed on company walls or websites. In fact, they play a key role in attracting millennials as many millennials crave for job purpose, meaningful careers and alignment of personal and company values. Here’s how MVV statements can play a role in [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Shift Perspectives to Influence Your Organisation Positively

Too often we are overly fixated on the opinions and perceptions of our surroundings. This can lead us to focus on things we have no control over: the weakness of others, problems in the environment and circumstances, etc. Why allow the situation to affect us, when we can shift our perspective to one that could influence [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

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|