Employee Recognition: Why Giving is more important than Receiving?

Workplace recognition is highly studied to understand its real benefits. It is a known fact recognition improves employees’ performance especially if this is regular and accompanied by rewards. Studies also show that the benefits are not only reaped by the receiver but also by the recogniser. Employees whose co-workers and subordinates are recognised for their accomplishments often feel more confident, are more driven, and are more dedicated to the success of their organisation.

24.08.2017

Questions that should not be asked during an interview

When interviewing a candidate, interviewers would want to get as much information as possible in order to ensure that the interviewee can be a good fit for the vacant job. As the persons being interviewed, we may be eager to reply to any questions imposed on us to look complacent and obliging. However, there are certain interview questions that cannot be asked as these can sound unethical and in some countries are even considered as illegal.

10.08.2017

How to deal with Workplace Bullying

Many who experience bullying during their childhood may perceive going into adulthood as a solution to their problematic situation. But does bullying really stop when you leave school? Unfortunately bullies are not only found at school but quite a few are represented by adults who may resurface at your workplace making your day and your job you worked so hard for less rewarding.

28.07.2017

A Workaholic’s guide to taking a well-deserved Summer Vacation

Are you afraid that you cannot afford to let go of your work because of your work load? Do you work long hours and spend your evening neurotically checking your emails leaving you with no time to wind down? If your answers are ‘yes’ then you can consider yourself a workaholic.

Although it’s important to have a sense of ownership and take pride in your work, for your own well-being it is important that you give yourself the chance to relax and bond with those around you.

Here are some tips to help you make up your mind on taking that well-deserved summer break and to switch off your work brain while on holiday.

12.07.2017

How to Encourage Collaboration Between Departments

Collaboration across multiple departments and even within the same team is not always an easy task. Each department may think that their role is more important than those of others. While sales people might perceive that marketing people are disrupting their work it might be the same marketing effort that helps them get that special client.

28.06.2017

Making your mark: How to stand out in a job interview

Too many job seekers make the interview process more complicated than it needs to be, thinking they need to do something special to stand out. Being able to emphasise and communicate your best and most relevant skills is essential to getting the job you want.

17.05.2017

Effective Time Management Skills

We all wish that there was more time in the day when the day is over we look back at what we accomplished. Oftentimes we wonder where all of those hours went. If you find yourself in this position, then time management might be an issue.

04.05.2017

The Benefits of Happy Employees

Today, many employers are well aware of issues such as the high cost of employees leaving their company. Many would say that it is self-evident that happier employees are better for the company. But how much better?

25.04.2017