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Laughter in the Workplace

A vital ingredient in the workplace is "laughter" This is FREE but so often overlooked, underused, even though it is at our disposal. It’s our own human resource that is plentiful.  Research has...

Dress for Success – “Always”

As a manager or owner of a business, you should be representing a professional and successful outward impression. One way to do this, is through your dress code.   While, in most industries, it...

The Modern Workplace – Is your office ready for the future?

When you think about a modern office, you probably have this picture in mind - VR goggles, touch screen computers, maybe even holograms - it's not incorrect to think that way, but a modern office is...

Why hire a Professional Recruiter?

Why hire a professional recruiter? Why indeed?   Perhaps answered simply with these questions - Why hire a qualified plumber to fix your toilet? Why book an appointment with a doctor when you're...

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...

Why office romances are bad for business?

Your employees spend many hours with each other and when sparks ignite it often doesn't come as a surprise. While you cannot stop it happening, you can set boundaries, as the owner of your business. And, why should you set boundaries? Because office romances are bad...

Unicorn Employees

Unicorns are extremely rare. In fact, many believe they don't exist. But, we know they do. We even have proof. No, really, we do. No, really, we do. What are we talking about? Unicorns? Yes, but not the single horn type. We're referring to Unicorn employees. A Unicorn...