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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|

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|