Training your staff is an essential investment in today’s changing and competitive environment. But just sending staff to attend training programs is not enough. You can maximise the impact of your investment by following these key guidelines for management and staff interaction “before”, “during” and “after” the training programme.
The most tedious chore for a candidate and the worst nightmare of any employer looking for a new staff member, is the search and selection process that could make or break your chances of getting a new job. So how do you deal with it?
This is your time to shine. When seeking a new career, the job interview is the process through which you, as a potential employee are evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their organisation.
‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ Do you remember the tension in that scene by Charles Dickens, when the young Oliver Twist dares to ask for more food? Negotiating about money is at the very top of the discomfort zone.
Simple is better. Employers tend to avoid long talks because time is precious. Too many job seekers make the interview process more complicated than need be, thinking they need to do something special to stand out.
If you do a simple Google search you will end up with millions of websites showing you different ways of how to write a CV – I got 189 million results in 0.94 seconds.
Jack-of-all styles? What is your management style? Situational leadership calls for a variety of management styles, depending not only upon your personality, but on the needs of the situation.
Let it Go – One of the shortest phrases in the English language, but surely one of the hardest to implement, especially at work.
I am sure that most of us have worked in environments whereby we were closely observed or controlled by our managers and every single task had to be excessively analysed before being approved. Let’s face it – no one likes to be micromanaged.
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. I decided to start my article by borrowing these wise words, said by a wiser individual, Albert Einstein, since they summarise perfectly what one needs to always aim for when doing business – Adding Value.
Effective meetings are a critically essential activity in running a business. You need meetings to make decisions, reach agreements and develop solutions. They harness the combined wisdom of your staff to invent products, increase sales, improve productivity, plan strategies, and create success.