Maintaining resilience: how you can help your employees

  We all live and work in an environment of constant change. Globalisation, social and technological disruption mean that employees at all levels have to be agile and resilient. As business leaders, we have an obligation to provide an environment which facilitates and supports resilient employees, and the pay-back for doing so can be significant.   The word resilience originates …

How to encourage your employees to make a change

  When I was asked to write this blog, I must admit while I saw the value in doing it, I was also able to come up with a heap of good reasons for not doing it. You could say that I was a little lacking in motivation. I was, quite frankly, feeling pretty ambivalent about it all. Sad (it’s …

Organisations need to think about their people more positively

  In many organisations, employee development strategies focus on job-centric performance deficits, or development areas. In other words, they identify several areas in which the employee could develop, and encourage employees to correct them.     The traditional approach: focusing on development areas   Let’s take a sporting analogy. Imagine you’re a football coach and you have a star forward …

Improve on-boarding with a warm welcome for your new employees

  You’ve chosen the most suitable candidate and you’re getting ready to welcome the new addition to your team. While this might be the most exciting part of the recruitment process, it’s certainly not the easiest. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role. In this final part of the SME’s Guide …