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Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

5 Simple Ways Your Leadership Can Improve Employee Engagement

Like any good leader knows, improving and enhancing your company’s overall performance is directly linked to how engaged your talent is. To truly engage them you’ll need higher emotional and rational commitment from them and align them to the company’s vision, strategy, purpose and delivery of results. And for this to happen employees, managers and the HR department all need to step up and take various initiatives that are consistent with the ideology that higher levels of engagement is fundamentally a necessity, rather than just something that’s a textbook requirement. But above all, the leaders have to do their part even more. A question that arises for most is why spend so much time and resources in trying to engage employees? What’s the benefit that we, as an organization, can derive from it? Well to put it simply, if you were to create an environment of highly engaged employees you’ll successfully have employees: Stay with your organization, Speak highly of your organization, and Strive to achieve more than just...

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

The year 2016 saw organizations truly embrace and accept the full potential of HR technology. They couldn’t avoid it any longer as it was deeply impacting their employer brand. That played a vital role in shaping HR in 2017. This year, certain HR trends have been instrumental in allowing the function to support their business with analytics, strategic direction and more meaningful people management strategies. All of which have provided renewed confidence in HR’s ability to be a strategic partner to their business. While HR technology has been quite instrumental, there are other HR trends that have been observed in 2017. All of these trends have kept in mind the new breed of workforce – the millennials – and how to manage their expectations, exploit their potential and align them to organizations’ purpose to do business. Here’s a look at the HR trends that have emerged so far in 2017. 1. Employee Experience Gone are the days when work is simply a mundane necessity and part of life. 2017...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

3 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Succeed

Every once in a while business leaders need to take a break from the madness of their workload and ponder on their leadership. Sure you’ve been successful at various levels in your professional careers, but is your leadership better than what it was a few years ago? If you were to look back at your performance would you be satisfied? Or would you find there are learning and improvements that can be achieved to make the future even more successful. But if you’re successful then why trouble yourself with questions every leader should ask themselves? Leaders at any level in an organization, whether at the very top or somewhere in the middle are always subjected to intense scrutiny. There’s much expectations riding on their shoulders, whether it’s delivering on quality of products, or customer satisfaction, or even sales, leaders always have their necks on the line when it comes to business success. And because of these “pressures” leaders are perceived to be flawless and unconditionally resilient to failure. However,...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Ways To Determine Salary Increases That Work For Your Organization

5 Ways To Determine Salary Increases That Work For Your Organization

Salary increases are one of the most fundamental part of an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. It’s a tool used motivate employees, reward commitment and loyalty, and encourage performance that’s beyond the call of duty. Usually organizations review employee compensation on an annual basis to ascertain who gets what, but where they differ at is the criteria and basis for those increases. While there is no hard and fast rule as to the right methodology to employ, there are a pros and cons to whichever you choose. Here’s a look at some of methods various companies use to award salary increases. 1. Basic Increase Across the Board Probably the safest way to award salary increase is to give the same percentage raise to all employees. A positive outcome of this is that there’s no disparity and no one gets singled out as earning lesser than the other. However, the downside is that high performing employees aren’t recognized for their efforts and contributions. As an outcome, those who’re...

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

How to Motivate Your Team When You’re Demotivated

How to Motivate Your Team When You’re Demotivated

It’s one thing when you make efforts to motivate your demotivated team, it’s completely another doing it when you yourself are demotivated. You’ll find plenty of material that’ll give you tips on how to pump up your demotivated team, but there’s not much out there when it comes to motivating them when you’re running thin on it yourself. As a leader you’re expected to be the source of motivation, the driving force that your team looks up to. You’re the light that guides them, the catalyst that fuels their energy. How can YOU be demotivated when you’re working with a team who’s turning to you for inspiration? It’s only natural that you can at times feel pressured and the heavy weight of responsibility bringing you down. You can’t always be brimming with energy and positivity (though of course you try your best to be that). Sometimes you’ll feel demotivated and that’s when it becomes challenging to motivate your team. When you’re feeling exhausted, burned out and demotivated, you need...

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