I estimate there will be a lot of ‘first days’ for staff in January 2014, if the volume of assessment testing for recruitment that we did leading up to Christmas is anything to go by. But consider these facts: Half of all senior external hires fail within 18 months in a new position; Almost [...]
Organisations need to take a serious look at how they onboard new staff. Although a topic of interest inside human resource circles, the typical onboarding programme is little more than a dressed up orientation that involves pulling new hires through a range of sessions covering corporate policy, history, compliance, as well as basic job [...]
When people peruse your social media they get a sense of who you are. Make sure that you post, comment on, or write about topics which are relevant to your profession.
During an economic downturn a lack of job security can have a negative effect on employees. Not only can this adversely impact employee morale, it can have a wider impact on the culture of a workplace.
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of software on the market all claiming to assist in the employee on-boarding process, and in doing so, deliver various organisational returns such as increased employee engagement, commitment, productivity, as well as reduce intentions to leave and turnover. On-boarding refers to the process by which a [...]
I read an interesting article from Genos founder Ben Palmer last week titled “The Me Factor” recently published in the Australian magazine, HR Monthly. It discussed the emerging trend of engagement not just being a factor relevant at the organisational level anymore, but something that needs to be looked at an individual level as well. [...]
Whether it be kicking it up on a 60ft yacht cruising the Adriatic coastline or sauntering the eastern beaches of the Coromandel, we can only attest to how fantastic it is to revel in the joy of being on vacation. Vacations replenish resources drained by the often unsympathetic demands of the working life, and more [...]
How much does it really cost to value your employees when the return on that investment can be so high as was demonstrated by the Canterbury Earthquake? It’s worth thinking about. Who knows when you will next need to rely on your employees in a difficult and stressful situation.
The secret to high performance isn’t rewards; it involves tapping into unseen, intrinsic drives. We are most motivated when we are directing our own work, becoming an expert in a particular area, and contributing to something larger than ourselves.
Organisations want staff to be engaged but often don’t ask what this means for business. Presumably what people really want to have are more loyal employees leading to greater productivity.