We are at a fairly advanced stage with our health and safety management system. We have a policy to provide a management framework and a set of objectives that we have set ourselves. We have an organisation with staff aware of their roles and responsibilities, and competent to deliver what is required of them.
When is an audit really an inspection? Do we really understand these terms? Both audits and inspections are proactive methods of monitoring health and safety performance.
You’ve developed a policy setting out our aims in health and safety, and organised staff so that these aims and objectives can be delivered. The next step is to plan exactly what has to be done and begin to put our plans into practice.
Well thought-out policies provide the foundation upon which to build a business. Any organisation that sets out without clear ideas about what its central objectives are and how it intends to conduct its affairs is destined to fail.
Anyone involved in a company’s management and/or its hiring process is highly aware of the current shortage in labour force. There’s no denying that, and there isn’t much that a company can do to solve this acute problem.
More and more organisations are looking to create mentoring programs. Mentoring should be seen as a way of life rather than a program or a stand-alone project. If mentoring is to be successful, it must become a priority. If mentoring is to be taken seriously and if key personnel are to devote time and energy to helping others, they must see how mentoring relates to the success of the all parties concerned.
As employees’ rights are becoming increasingly well known and as employees are becoming more and more aware of their rights in the workplace, employers cannot afford to ignore or completely mishandle employment problems.
Having the CEO or Managing director make a point of coming over and giving a warm smile and a handshake together with a few words of encouragement will go a long way to building the basis of a long and fruitful relationship. But it is not enough!
Your people are your assets: The globally-oriented ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility also have to be translated in sound, human resources management practices within the organisation itself.
What makes a good leader? To begin with, leaders don’t wait for other people to give them permission to do something. They just seem to get on with doing it. People who are leaders will accept full responsibility for any choices they may make.