When it comes to staff priorities to consider throughout this year, there are three standout things that businesses must be prepared for.
A New Year is upon us and many employees will be thinking about ways to boost their career – new opportunities, challenges and learning experiences, so now’s an ideal time to ask yourself, “are managers actually managing performance effectively?”
The changing face of the world’s macro-political landscape got Tracy Ebdon-Poole thinking about how leadership needs to be an efficient mechanism.
A company I worked with launched a new customer relationship management system. The business invested large amounts of time and money into producing and launching it, but only 20 per cent of staff used it. Why was this? While attempting culture change, the company hadn’t taken staff behaviours into account.
As Henry Thoreau once observed, success usually comes to those too busy to look for it. At some point, however, most business leaders will find themselves taking stock of their lives. And despite running a successful business, being perceived as a terrific leader and having all of the outward trappings of success, many will still feel unfulfilled.
It’s not as if customer relationship management (CRM) solutions are anything new – many organisations have invested in it. The purpose of that investment has been anything from having a basic systems of record through to serving customers better. So what has changed?
Onboarding is the process by which a newly hired employee adjusts to their role and learns what is required of them to operate efficiently within the organisation. There are many challenges to keep these processes running smoothly – here are some things to look out for.
While the new president-elect is a perfect example of a maverick leader, strong vision, strategy, leadership can be achieved through other means.
Sharing an office with employees and co-workers can be a disaster when it comes to spreading sickness, especially as the winter rolls around and windows are kept firmly shut. So it pays to know how to prevent office sickness.
Anyone who has ever started their own business will know just how challenging it can be. In the early days, when resources are stretched to the limit, you have to take on everything from setting the vision for the business and bringing in the sales, to the marketing, accounting, HR and more – but effective delegation is your best friend.
National Stress Awareness Day is taking us by storm, spanning top tips on staying calm to calls for the eradication of the issue as a taboo topic. While they all come in useful if you’re in the business of ensuring staff health, have you tried giving line managers the skills to tackle mental health problems?
Recruitment is one of the most challenging part of growing a business, but hiring ex-offenders can be one way of attracting loyal and enthusiastic workers.