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Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Things Companies Do To Establish A Great Corporate Culture

5 Things Companies Do To Establish A Great Corporate Culture

Having an awesome product that enjoys a sizeable market alone isn’t going to ensure success. Hiring top talent from the market also isn’t going to help you achieve that. Today’s workforce demands a great corporate culture. And it’s no longer optional for companies to establish a cultural brand that’s unique, innovative and conducive to its talent. For the workforce today it’s as important as salary and benefits. You could say a company’s success is directly proportionate to its vibrant and great corporate culture. Your culture is and should be unique to your company, its core ideology and philosophy and its purpose. What your company aspires for is what your corporate culture should reflect and foster. Hence, why a specific corporate culture may work well for one company, but it might not for another. Regardless though, there’s much to be learned from great companies who’ve managed to establish awesome and great corporate cultures. Here are a few of my picks. 1. Southwest Airlines When you think about great corporate cultures...

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

4 Effective Strategies to Make Your Onboarding Process Robust

4 Effective Strategies to Make Your Onboarding Process Robust

One of the biggest concerns of any growing organization is the constant need for talent. Talent is harder to find and attract. Even more challenging is retaining talent. Sure you may have the culture, benefits, environment and growth that could support your cause, however, to get there and actually sell your company as an employer of choice you need to take a closer look at the first process of engagement with your new recruit – onboarding. How do you develop an effective onboarding process that will encourage and retain your new recruits? Here are a few strategies you can apply to get you started. 1. Preemptive Engagement So you’ve made your offer and hired a new talent. That’s great but is it the right choice, for either of you? Once the new recruit is on board it’ll be quite a loss if things didn’t work out, both in terms of time and money. A technique to avoid this is starting the onboarding process early. Get all the necessary paperwork...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

5 Things You Should Tell Your Boss But Are Too Scared To

5 Things You Should Tell Your Boss But Are Too Scared To

There’s a good chance that you have a great working relationship with your boss. It makes the office that much more comfortable to be at and the job itself more fun! You get along well, there’s synergy and you generally enjoy each other’s company. It’s safe to assume then that based on this positive connection you’re able to talk about anything with your boss. Well most things, at least. Actually, when you think about it, there may just be some things that you’re not comfortable to discuss but really should tell your boss. It’s only natural that you feel this way – after all, they are the boss! Irrespective of how well your working relationship with your boss really is, there’re always some things you hesitate to talk about. You probably contemplate bringing it up, but it’s hard to gather the courage and say it. Here are 5 things you probably find hard to articulate but you really should tell your boss. 1. “I Don’t Agree With You” It’s...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

5 Ways You Can Successfully Stop Procrastinating

Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that we all have a habit of procrastinating. It’s just a nature way to deal with multiple tasks and while we’re focusing on something that’s “important” something else gets neglected. We have this tendency of leaving things for the last minute or till it’s closer to the deadline. That’s when we put in the late hours at work, burn the candle at both ends, compromise on quality and focus on just getting the work done. Even though we know that we should stop procrastinating, yet we continue to fall down that trap. It’s no doubt an inefficient, ineffective and unproductive way of working, but unfortunately, sometimes we’re all guilty of this! We’re quite aware that procrastinating will get us in trouble, yet we still do it. Sure, we can have tons of excuses for delaying a report or a simple task, and I’m sure all of them are (to some extent) valid, but nonetheless how long can we put them off for?...

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Why Hiring The Best Candidate Isn’t Always The Best Move

Why Hiring The Best Candidate Isn’t Always The Best Move

When you’re considering filling a vacancy in your team your first reaction is to “hire the best candidate”. After all this is your opportunity to add on a highly skilled individual because of a gap created by an exiting team member or from the creation of a new position. But hiring the ideal and best candidate who perfectly fits the job description can sometimes be a hiring mistake. You’ll wonder how it’s possible considering that on paper they’re the most qualified candidate for the job. More often than not the perfect candidate, on paper, ends up being quite the opposite when thrown into the mix of your company’s values and culture, the current employees and the job requirements itself. Hiring the “right” candidate is a complex process. In theory, you’re aim is to match the job description with the candidate’s qualifications. Unfortunately, it’s not that straightforward. Actually, it’s not that unfortunate, especially if you’re the type of leader or manager who’s hiring for the future and not just to...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

It’s always great to be employed by a company where you enjoy the work you do and like the people you work with. It’s almost a dream scenario that you could be blessed with. I’ve seen and known many people who were content with their jobs and employers. But sometimes contentment isn’t all that great of a situation to be in, particularly if it’s getting in the way of your work-life balance and ambitions. After all, loving your job and the people you work with isn’t enough if you truly have desires to grow and challenge yourself. And if you’re working for a company that isn’t helping you fulfill your desires, then probably it’s a good time to leave. While some situations are within your capacity to tackle and amend, there are still others that are beyond your control. Both play an important role in deciphering whether or not you’ll continue working for your current company. Either way, if you’re experiencing any of the signs I’ve listed below, then...

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