How to avoid hiring the wrong person

How to avoid hiring the wrong person

There is a growing demand for new employees as businesses open their doors again. However, a bad hire can damage the reputation of your business, impact the work environment and may force you to restart the recruitment process. Small businesses can be especially impacted by the significant expenses involved in hiring new employees. Business owners…

How to build a successful virtual team

How to build a successful virtual team

As the pandemic pushes businesses to run their usual operations online, it can be hard to make sure that your virtual teams are working efficiently and productively. Here are some tips to ensure your employees are communicating and working effectively despite being physically distanced. Use multiple communication tools The best way to make sure your…

The benefits of hiring older workers

The benefits of hiring older workers

Increasing life expectancy and late retirements mean that businesses need to be ready to welcome more mature-aged workers into their organisation. Workers aged 50 and over are often overlooked by hiring managers, but diversifying your workforce to include this age group could be greatly beneficial to your business. Saving costs Businesses are likely to see…

Building your interpersonal skills at work

Building your interpersonal skills at work

Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in the workplace can boost your performance and improve your experience at work by promoting positive workplace relationships. Interpersonal skills that will help employees thrive amongst each other can include communication skills, negotiation, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, empathy and assertiveness. Here are some ways you can develop your interpersonal skills…

Remote teams versus virtual teams

Remote teams versus virtual teams

As the majority of the workforce transitions to working from home and we rely on the digital world to connect with our colleagues – employers and employees alike – we should consider the future possibilities for recruitment and a digital workplace. A few terms like “remote team” and “virtual team” are constantly being thrown around…

How to attract top talent

Changing work arrangements during COVID-19

Employers and employees must discuss in good faith the implications of COVID-19 on their working arrangements. Employers and employees may be considering changes to things like hours or job descriptions. Where changes to current working arrangements are proposed by an employer, there are specific good faith requirements that must be followed. Any changes made need…

Communicating effectively with your remote team

Communicating effectively with your remote team

Communication is a huge part of business productivity, however, businesses who have made a recent shift from face-to-face work to working remotely can find it difficult to adapt and maintain effective communication. But just because you no longer see your staff face-to-face doesn’t mean that your communication has to suffer. Have a communication plan Whether…

Ways to retain your employees

Ways to retain your employees

Retaining your employees is often a harder task than you think, especially during fluctuating economic conditions and with a growingly skilled and talented workforce. Here are some tips you can implement into your workplace culture to help you retain employees and make sure they are happy working with you! Provide quality leadership, management and supervision:…

How to find a good mentor

How to find a good mentor

Having a mentor is a great asset when you’re looking at building your career or business. But how exactly can you find a mentor who is not only willing to give you their time and energy but is also fitting to your circumstances? Here are some tips on how to find the best mentor for…

How to attract top talent

How to attract top talent

Do you work in an industry where there is a lack of talented staff despite the demand for it? How can you ensure that job-seeking talents will want to work with you over all the other businesses in the industry? Here are a few tips to boost your chances! Personalise your recruitment process:Talented candidates are…

Is a pay cut worth it

Is a pay cut worth it?

When looking for a new career opportunity, a pay cut is something that may come up with a job offer. There are factors such as experience, field of work, job demand and potential for growth that all affect a salary offer. Deciding whether or not to take a pay cut with a new position can…

Creating a successful work team

Creating a successful work team

If you’ve never had a bad teamwork experience, then you’re often considered to be very lucky. Creating a successful team at work can be challenging as it forces people with a range of opinions, values, work styles, work goals and past experience to work together in proximity. To help build a successful team, certain measures…

How to prepare for a quick hire

How to prepare for a quick hire

With usual recruitment cycles taking up to two months, business owners may panic when faced with the need for a quick replacement. Fortunately, there are some ways to prepare for a speedy recruitment process: Look internallyExternal hiring can be lengthy, between interviews, background checks and competency tests, an external hire can take months. Consider notifying…