How to retain your employees

How to retain your employees

Retaining your employees is often a harder task than you think, especially during fluctuating economic conditions and with a growingly skilled and talented workforce. Here are some tips you can implement into your workplace culture to help you retain employees and make sure they are happy working with you! Provide quality leadership, management and supervision:…

How to implement social distancing in the workplace

How to implement social distancing in the workplace

With COVID-19 threatening the health and safety of all communities around the world, it is now more important than ever to practise social distancing in the workplace. Social distancing includes ways to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases and as the name implies, lessens the amount of contact between you and other people.…

How to attract top talent

How to attract top talent

Do you work in an industry where there is a lack of talented staff despite the demand for it? How can you ensure that job-seeking talents will want to work with you over all the other businesses in the industry? Here are a few tips to boost your chances! Personalise your recruitment process:Talented candidates are…

Training a new employee

Training a new employee

Hiring a new employee can interrupt the daily workplace routine while they need a little extra attention and help and learn how things work. Here are some ways you can make the training period more successful… Onboard before the start dateIt is likely that new employees will feel more comfortable and perform better if they…

Is a pay cut worth it

Is a pay cut worth it?

When looking for a new career opportunity, a pay cut is something that may come up with a job offer. There are factors such as experience, field of work, job demand and potential for growth that all affect a salary offer. Deciding whether or not to take a pay cut with a new position can…

Should you work with family and friends

Should you work with family and friends?

One place small business employers often fail to search for new job applicants is the families and friends of their best employees. Before rushing headlong into hiring family or friends, consider the people and all areas of business that will be affected. Hiring friends and relatives can be a balancing act. If not handled well,…

Creating a successful work team

Creating a successful work team

If you’ve never had a bad teamwork experience, then you’re often considered to be very lucky. Creating a successful team at work can be challenging as it forces people with a range of opinions, values, work styles, work goals and past experience to work together in proximity. To help build a successful team, certain measures…

How to prepare for a quick hire

How to prepare for a quick hire

With usual recruitment cycles taking up to two months, business owners may panic when faced with the need for a quick replacement. Fortunately, there are some ways to prepare for a speedy recruitment process: Look internallyExternal hiring can be lengthy, between interviews, background checks and competency tests, an external hire can take months. Consider notifying…

Managing employees with personal crises

Managing employees with personal crises

Managing an employee who is going through a stressful period personally can be a big challenge for bosses. Handling these situations well as a manager often means you need to be compassionate and empathetic whilst also being professional and constructive. Listen:If an employee comes to you with a problem, it can be helpful if you…

Introducing a new employee

Introducing a new employee

Hiring a new employee is a time-consuming process that affects you, the company, and the team. It can often be especially nerve-wracking for the new employee starting a new job and joining a brand new team. It is therefore important to take steps to make the process easier on all parties affected. One of the…