Engaging employees, is it worth it?
If you manage people do you consider your interaction with them as satisfying or an annoying distraction?
How you think about your employees influences how you feel about them. My personal belief is that people do the best they can with the resources available to them. I also take it as a given that we all want to work in or manage organisations where employees are performing at a high level and are happy and engaged. This is my belief; it’s neither right nor wrong, however I believe it is a manager’s responsibility to strive to create an engaged workforce. It’s important to recognise that the beliefs we hold about employees will influence our attitude and behaviour towards them.
7 Tips to Get a Job
We all know despite low unemployment it’s still a nerve racking and challenging experience finding a new job. It’s therefore important to differentiate yourself from the competition especially when you are interviewing for a job you really want!
If you are actively looking for a new job, no doubt you will have followed all the usual advice: prepared a good resume, researched the organisation beforehand, dressed professionally, arrived early, read the job description, but what next?
Mental Health – How to Keep Healthy
As a leader of people, I want my team to be mentally healthy and able to share with me or someone else if they feel they are struggling. Sometimes I am unsure where the line is in a work setting between concern and interfering or between a managers responsibility and intrusive insensitive busy body.
As a manager, I don’t want to assume changes in performance has anything to do with a mental illness, but what if it does?
Could you be a Store Manager?
I recruit across retail, in my role I have been asked by many sales people, what they need to do to be promoted to a Store Manager. Before getting excited about the management ‘title’, they need to know what a Store Manager actually does and no, they do not just stand around pointing their finger telling others what to do. They manage the store, manage the staff – make sure staff have equal amounts of hours, which doesn’t interfere with their schooling, family or social lives whilst still being under the stores wage budget. Store Managers also manage the overall store budgets, stock control, the Profit and Loss, deal with Head Office’s expectations, manage the visuals of the store and of course, manage the customers’ expectations. These are just some of their duties to name a few.
Keeping healthy in the workplace during cold and flu season
As the seasons transition from Autumn to Winter, many people are experiencing changes in their bodies as they adjust to the weather shift. From dry skin and hair, to colds, stomach bugs and flu. Unfortunately, this is all too common and as soon as one person gets sick, then it seems to be a domino effect across the office, affecting not only our health but the companies production for the best part of a month.
Prevention is better than a cure so how do we prevent ourselves from getting sick in the first place and strengthening our immune system to prevent the cold and flu roller-coaster?