Understanding Your Quiet Employees

Understanding Your Quiet Employees

  Have you ever had a coworker remark that you’re “very quiet”? Combating the negative connotations associated with being introverted can be tough, especially in the workplace.   There’s no denying that decisive behavior is prized in professional environments. Modern job advertisements routinely list active participation, enthusiasm and assertiveness as advantageous qualities. What does this imply about desired employee conduct? …

The real cost of risky workers

INFOGRAPHIC: The cost of risky workers

Safeguarding against risky behaviours: what’s left to do? Over 106,000 Australians are seriously injured at work every year and almost 200 die as a result of work-related injuries.   Around one-quarter of serious claims require 12 or more weeks off work. The total cost of work-related injuries and illnesses to the Australian economy is estimated at $61.8 billion, representing 4.1 …

Executive Social Media Strategy | Revelian

It’s time to practice what we preach: 3 reasons why senior executives need a professional social media presence

Thank you to Revelian’s guest blogger this week, Annabel Sullivan, for her insightful and useful advice. A great read!   The reality is that many senior executives still view social media as a distraction and definitely not something that is useful for business. A telling point is the fact that more than 60% of Fortune 500 CEOs have zero social media presence. …

Are you wasting your time with selection criteria

Are you wasting your time with selection criteria?

  Many employers still hold an unwavering loyalty towards asking candidates to complete selection criteria, rarely questioning their efficacy as a human resources tool.   Many people simply aren’t aware that there are better, more effective tools available, including psychometric assessments combined with properly structured interviews. And, similarly, they’re not aware of – or choose to disregard – the pitfalls …

Maintaining resilience

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

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 …

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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 …

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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 …