Secret Recordings At Work - Understanding International Law

Secret Recordings At Work – Understanding International Law

More and more employers are using different tools and techniques to control their workers at the office. The truth is that if you put yourself in your employer’s shoes, you understand that they are paying you for your work. So, the time that you spend checking your personal mail, social media accounts, among others while you should e-working is seen as a cost to him. But does this allow your employer to “spy” you when Read more…

The Future Of Management

The Future Of Management

“Though you may not take a person and put a job description against them and say this person is a manager, there is a lot of management going on, and in fact, perhaps management is even more important in an organization with a work chart, as opposed to an org chart, because there is more to manage.” – Ethan Bernstein, A Harvard Business School professor. Taking it one step further, David Burkus affirms that “‘managerless’ Read more…

Propelling women into leadership roles

Propelling Women Into Leadership Roles

As we celebrate International Women’s day, more discussions are going on about empowering women, gender equality and propelling women into leadership roles. Women can provide considerable participation in the business world and the community. It is important to consider women’s role in making decisions and within the administration process. Research reveal below 25% of the senior-level positions have included women. There are still more opportunities available for men than women to participate in leadership roles. Read more…

Working From Home

Staying Motivated When Working From Home

So, when you first heard that you were going to have to start working from home, what was your first thought?  Be honest now.  OK, if you want to make this work and not get fired for poor performance, you are going to have to learn some new skills and quickly.  Here are some essential suggestions to make this caper work out perfect for you and your company. Make a home office You need to Read more…

Unplugging From Work

Unplugging From Work – When You Work From Home

The benefits of remote work are clear.  No community, a significantly relaxed dress code, homemade lunches that aren’t soggy, and you can do a load of washing on your lunch break. But there are definite downsides to working from home. Often, your workday doesn’t end.  It spills on over into your personal life. It sometimes occupies your life 24/7 if you don’t have proper boundaries in place. Emerging research indicates that remote workers often work Read more…

5 Tips For Connecting Global Teams

5 Tips For Connecting Global Teams

We live in a global world. And no matter how employers prefer to work with workers who come to the office every single day, more and more companies are forming and hiring global teams. Managing a successful team is never easy. However, when you need to manage a global team, problems and obstacles also increase. And this is why you want to ensure that you are taking the right approach and using the best tools Read more…

HR Policies

HR Policies And Procedures

Policies serve as general guidelines and standards an organization intends to adopt in managing its people. It serves a variety of critical purposes for the organization which includes the basis of treating employees fairly and equally. Second, clear communication regarding employment and a set of guidelines for supervisors and managers. An example: Suppose there is a fringe benefit policy (the additional benefits you get from the company based on your performance). Before going into further Read more…

Job Search

3 Steps To A Successful Job Search Approach

Before we get into the ideal job-seeking approach, let’s look into some facts and figures of the usual application/CV submission process. Do you know only approximately 3% of the people who apply for jobs talk to the human being? It’s the technology in between which is handling all your applications, the software algorithms filtering and screening out all those applications; trying to find the best fit for the jobs. All this is done through an Read more…

Managing bad behaviour at work

Managing Poor Behaviour At Work

There can be an unacceptable attitude from some employees which make the peer employees and the clients feel uncomfortable to bear up. It is considered bad behaviour at work. Management should minimize bad behaviour at work to get the maximum performance from the employees and provide the best service for the clients. Otherwise, it may cost the company the reputation, customer satisfaction and productivity. To identify and modify the behaviour of the employees, there should Read more…

Performance Plan

Personal Development Plans (PDP)

Successful companies spend time and effort on personal development which ultimately creates a more productive, diligent and loyal workforce. In HR, certain goal-oriented personal development plans come under the performance management system. The objective of this system is to specify the direction of action to be taken to enhance and improve employee performance. As it assists an employee to answer one of the most essential questions in the workplace –> like how can an employee Read more…

Friendship At Work

Friendships At Work

We spend so much time at work, and sometimes in almost constant interaction, that it is inevitable that people will form friendships at work. This can be both a benefit and a liability for a company and the employees themselves. While everyone wants to be seen and heard at work, some after hours activities are not suitable to bring back to work or discuss at work. While employees are more comfortable and likely to stay Read more…