When is taking a pay cut okay

When is taking a pay cut okay?

Taking a pay cut is never easy but there are some situations where it makes sense. Focusing exclusively on the salary could prevent you from looking at other factors which are also important. You may need to take a pay cut when you are making a career change. This is because you won’t have the…

When is taking a pay cut okay

When is taking a pay cut okay?

Taking a pay cut is never easy but there are some situations where it makes sense. Focusing exclusively on the salary could prevent you from looking at other factors which are also important. You may need to take a pay cut when you are making a career change. This is because you won’t have the…

Responding to conflict in the workplace

Responding to conflict in the workplace

Handling conflict in the workplace is a sensitive issue which needs to be dealt with carefully.  The following are practical strategies to respond to conflict that may arise: Focus on behaviour and events as opposed to personalities. Rather than generalising a behaviour, discuss what went wrong in a specific situation. Listen to what both parties…

Responding to conflict in the workplace

Responding to conflict in the workplace

Handling conflict in the workplace is a sensitive issue which needs to be dealt with carefully.  The following are practical strategies to respond to conflict that may arise: Focus on behaviour and events as opposed to personalities. Rather than generalising a behaviour, discuss what went wrong in a specific situation. Listen to what both parties…

How to motivate and incentivise employees

How to motivate and incentivise employees

Each employee is motivated and incentivised by different things. While some employees are more motivated by money, others might feel motivated when their work is recognised. It is important to try to understand what will best work for an employee and reward them accordingly to ensure productivity.  Providing an incentive will motivate certain employees to…

Customer retention strategies

Customer retention strategies

Retaining customers is just as important as acquiring new ones, if not more important. This is because unless customers had a negative experience with your company, they will use your services or buy your products again.  Here are some strategies you can use to retain your customers: Observing customer behaviours: Analysing customer behaviour patterns will…

Customer retention strategies

Customer retention strategies

Retaining customers is just as important as acquiring new ones, if not more important. This is because unless customers had a negative experience with your company, they will use your services or buy your products again.  Here are some strategies you can use to retain your customers: Observing customer behaviours: Analysing customer behaviour patterns will…

Building a strong team

Building a strong team

Individuals often need to come together to form a team in order to successfully accomplish tasks in the workplace. Employers should aim to build team cohesion so that team members are co-operating and working efficiently.  Employers should: Encourage regular communication within team members. Simplifying the communication process for individuals so that they can keep team…

Building a strong team

Building a strong team

Individuals often need to come together to form a team in order to successfully accomplish tasks in the workplace. Employers should aim to build team cohesion so that team members are co-operating and working efficiently. Employers should: Encourage regular communication within team members. Simplifying the communication process for individuals so that they can keep team…

Making employees feel valued

Making employees feel valued

Statistics have shown that employees who feel valued are more motivated to perform their best. But how can a business make employees feel valued so that they can encourage this behaviou Recognition It can be as simple as letting employees know that they are valued. This can occur one-on-one or in group settings. Vocalising appreciation…

Making employees feel valued

Making employees feel valued

Statistics have shown that employees who feel valued are more motivated to perform their best. But how can a business make employees feel valued so that they can encourage this behaviour? Recognition It can be as simple as letting employees know that they are valued. This can occur one-on-one or in group settings. Vocalising appreciation…

Dealing with interview jitters

Dealing with interview jitters

An interview can be intimidating even if you are the perfect person for the job. Improving your performance during an interview can be a matter of learning to alleviate your anxiety. Preparing for your interview can be extremely helpful. Read about the company and what they do Prepare your responses to common interview questions (strengths,…

Readapting to working from the office

As businesses are looking to bring their employees back into work, it is important to ensure that your workstyle practices allow you to seamlessly integrate into working from the office. Try adopting these changes to make your transition into the office space easier. Structure your daily routine Working in an office space structures your day,…

Dealing with work related anxiety

Dealing with work-related anxiety

Studies have shown that while only 9% of individuals have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, 40% experience ongoing stress or anxiety in their daily lives. For many, work can be the source of constant stress. Signs that you may be feeling anxious at work include excessive or irrational worrying, sweating, increased heart rate, feeling jittery, or…

Making safer workspaces

As employees return to office spaces, there is a growing concern as to how employees can protect themselves at work. It is crucial that employers carefully plan their work spaces to minimise the risk of COVID transmissions. Consider the following essential ways you can adapt your workspace to protect your employees and customers during these…