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How to manage Chronic Absenteeism

Chronically absent employees cost you money - that is the truth of it! And, your first port of call should be working out how to prevent chronic absenteeism. Keep accurate records Analyse those...

The Candidate Experience

Every candidate that comes through your doors and moves out the other side, should have a good experience. Even if they don't make the cut, they should leave thinking, "Wow! I wish I worked there."...

What is your Employer Brand Story?

In today's competitive world, companies need to consider that they also must appear attractive in order to bring in top talent. It is no longer sufficient that you just HAVE job openings. While...

Is your Company Attractive Enough for Top Talent?

Ask yourself these questions: Do you offer incentives? Do you look to growing your staff through education? Do you understand what your staff require in order to perform at their best? Do you...

How to manage Chronic Absenteeism

Chronically absent employees cost you money - that is the truth of it! And, your first port of call should be working out how to prevent chronic absenteeism. Keep accurate records Analyse those records regularly and look for patterns that are developing Ask the right...

The Candidate Experience

Every candidate that comes through your doors and moves out the other side, should have a good experience. Even if they don't make the cut, they should leave thinking, "Wow! I wish I worked there." It starts with that first contact, and even if that is via Skype or...

What is your Employer Brand Story?

In today's competitive world, companies need to consider that they also must appear attractive in order to bring in top talent. It is no longer sufficient that you just HAVE job openings. While those job offerings need to be attractive, more importantly, your employer...

Is your Company Attractive Enough for Top Talent?

Ask yourself these questions: Do you offer incentives? Do you look to growing your staff through education? Do you understand what your staff require in order to perform at their best? Do you consider remote access options for your staff? Do you allow your staff...

Consider non-monetary staff incentives

Rewarding your staff should be part of your employee wellness program, however just throwing money at them isn't always the right way. Money does help however if your staff are overworked, they won't have time to enjoy that money on themselves. And, most times the...

The Open-Door Policy

The Open-Door Policy is a loose arrangement or invitation whereby a senior person encourages juniors to stop in whenever they need assistance, guidance or have issues they need help with. Reasons why you should consider an Open-Door Policy: Making it clear that you...

Focusing on Employee Retention

When staff resign, it can leave a terrible taste in your mouth. You start to question your ability as an HR Manager or business owner. You think about what you could have done differently, and you worry that your company is a horrible place to work.   Before you beat...

Hire Intrapreneurs and grow!

You have heard many times the term Entrepreneur - but do you know what an Intrepreneur is? An Intrepreneur is that one person in a company that actually lives and breathes their given job as if they owned the company. No, they are not there to take over your business,...

Employee experiences that work

What do Employees want? Your first answer may have been, "More money" but oddly, money doesn't rank the highest when employees were asked this question. Most want: - respect - potential to grow within the company - better benefits - good experiences The last can be...

Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

It is never pleasant, but at some point, you may need to handle a sexual harassment issue in the workplace. Here are ways to deal with it: Ensure you have a strict sexual harassment policy in place and everyone knows about it Have a zero-tolerance for no respect in...

What do employees want?

Your first answer may have been, "More money" but oddly, money doesn't rank the highest when employees were asked this question. Most want: - respect - potential to grow within the company - better benefits - good experiences The last can be given so easily. From...

Why Affinity Groups in the Workplace?

As per Wikipedia, an Affinity Group is, "... a group formed around a shared interest or common goal, to which individuals formally or informally belong. Affinity groups are generally precluded from being under the aegis of any governmental agency, and their purposes...

BALLERINA on POINTE to BUSINESS OWNER

It may seem quite odd that a professional ballerina would eventually become a successful business owner, however, it is in fact, the discipline and dedication of a ballerina's lifestyle that got me to where I am today. Hours and hours of focused attention to detail,...

Managing Part-Time Employees

At times you may need to employ a part time employee. It could be because of a short project or because a permanent employee needs to be off i.e. maternity leave, paternity leave, illness, overseas commitments, etc. To make its a smooth journey, ensure: there is a...

What is Presenteesim?

This is when an employee insists on coming to work even though they are very sick. While it is commendable, not accepting that they are not up to the job can be detrimental to the company as a whole. Many employees are scared to take time off, thinking that they will...

5 Ways to engage better with your Staff

Employee engagement is not just a buzz phrase. No longer can you employ people, leave them to their own devices and think that all will go well. You need to be engaging. An engaged employee is a happy employee. So, how can you engage better with your employees?...

How to Ace your Interview

A few easy steps to put your interview stress to bed 🙂 Ensure you wear your confident pair of Shoes! Google interview question examples – by preparing with questions you will freshen up your thought process on your past experience.  It is important that you don’t...