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A committed employee is extraordinarily valuable. You can gain staff commitment by meeting people’s key needs: paying attention to people at all levels; trusting and being trusted; tolerating individuality; and creating a blame-free, can-do culture. But why go through all these? What is the importance of gaining trust and commitment? It all goes down to the fact that when a company gains the trust and commitment of their employees...
Managing an organization on its way to success has its own challenges, like dealing with economic factors that may or may not stand as obstacles. Ordinarily, one will claim that this is a Human Resource affair. However, some successful organizations have employed more workable techniques to succeed. This is the human resources of today. The Traditional Role of Human Resources Most people in an organization will identify the Human...
You've recently been promoted to management, and are now responsible for the department in which you were previously employed. One of your former peers had also applied for the job, and you are now feeling waves of resentment from him that threaten the success of your promotion. Does this sound familiar? If so, you're certainly not alone because it's one of the most common challenges faced by new managers. Here are some ideas to help you...
Are you currently unhappy with your job or with your employer in general? If you are, you may have considered changing jobs. With that in mind, if you depend on your paycheck to help pay your bills or to help support your family, you may be unsure as to whether or not a job change is really in the best interest of you and your family. If this is something that you have asked yourself before, you will want to continue reading on. When it...
Remember co-workers? Those annoying people who you're forced to share an office with -- some of them friends, but most of them insufferable. The pandemic has given many of us the opportunity to get away from these people. And yet, when we do work at home all day, every day, we might find that we start to miss that kind of companionship, and feel more than a little lonely.   It's all too easy to become...
Work-life balance. Flexible work hours. Corporate mission. What is the point of focusing on these non-traditional hiring topics? Two letters – X and Y. Generation X (born between 1963 and 1980) and Generation Y (born after 1980) are establishing a more prominent position within the employment landscape as the Baby Boomers prepare to exit the workforce. The shift to these younger generations is prompting a new focus in hiring tactics....
Are you currently unsatisfied with your job? If you are, you may be interested in exploring your other options. To do so, many individuals make the decision to turn in their resignation or to quit. If you are interested in quitting your job, you will want to continue reading on. A few tips on how to properly terminate your current position are outlined below. The best thing that you can do, when looking to quit your job,...
These are the times when you don’t seem to have as much energy or passion for your work. You can’t seem to get as excited (or excited at all) about the tasks in front of you. You are less productive, and you don’t feel as good about your work either. Beyond that, the quality of your work you are getting done may be slipping as well. This situation can be caused by many things and it can affect both individuals and teams....
There is no particular set of rules that one should follow in motivating employees. We each have our own driving force when it comes to doing an excellent job at work. A working mother could be motivated by her children, who serve as her inspiration to succeed. A trainee who is fresh out of college is motivated by the compulsion to learn and climb to the top. A long-time company employee will get motivated to perform well so that he or she...
Do you know that you get 80% of your results from just 20% of your time and effort and consequently 80% of your time is virtually wasted on non productive activities? Once you realize this it is easy to take advantage and either reduce the hours you work or significantly improve your productivity. The 80-20 rule was first discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto a hundred years ago. Using this knowledge is incredibly powerful...
We spend many hours at work each week. Those who work from home may have doubled, if not tripled, their working hours since Covid. It is a fact that many of us spend more time at work than with our families. We should value that time beyond our salaries if we want to be contented and fulfilled. Engaging in our work is important to us. The work we desire should be enjoyable, meaningful, and stimulating. Engaged employees are more...
When a manager enters the office, he has the power to positively affect the day's outlook of the entire staff. Words, gestures, and even the expression on your face can make a huge difference in how an employee perceives your opinion of them. These unconscious actions convey your gratitude to an employee and your respect for their contributions to the company. The key to maintaining maximum employee morale and motivation is letting the...