Management

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A diverse group of people sitting in a waiting room
HR & RECRUITMENT / FEB 14, 2019

According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2016 Human Capital Report, the average cost to hire an employee in the US is a little more than $4,000, and...
Close-up of an employment termination letter
HR & RECRUITMENT / FEB 11, 2019

Firing an employee isn’t easy, but it’s a necessary step if they are having a negative impact on the organisation. The reasons for dismissal can vary from poor...
A smiling manager talking to employees in a conference room
HR & RECRUITMENT / FEB 05, 2019

First impressions count, and organisations shouldn’t assume that the hiring process is over once a new candidate is recruited. They’ve managed to impress you (otherwise...
A manager watching two employees through window blinds
HR & RECRUITMENT / JAN 31, 2019

Do some employees work in bursts of productivity? One moment they’re feeling motivated and focused, and the next they’re feeling uninspired and demotivated? If so, an...
A young man designing a business logo using computer software
ENTREPRENEURSHIP / JAN 29, 2019

The importance of a business logo cannot be overstated. As the visual representation of a brand, it is one of a company’s most significant marketing components, providing...
A Millennial, Generation Xer and Baby Boomer talking and laughing in an office
HR & RECRUITMENT / JAN 24, 2019

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon made headlines last month when he revealed during the winter meetings that he was reading Managing Millennials for Dummies. Maddon, who...
Former US president Barack Obama waving at a crowd during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois in 2017
LEADERSHIP / JAN 21, 2019

When you think of the defining characteristics of a successful leader, you may picture a bold, forceful personality like Donald Trump delivering firebrand speeches to...
Business woman gossiping to her male colleague
HR & RECRUITMENT / JAN 17, 2019

Did you hear? Nancy from Accounting is dating the chief financial officer’s son, and it seems that she is getting a promotion as the department head. Yeah, well, did you...
Close-up of a diverse group of young people stacking hands in an office
ENTREPRENEURSHIP / JAN 07, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi is credited for saying: ‘Be the change you want to see’. Many of us are good at talking the talk, but we never back up our daily moans and wails with...
Two businessmen sitting on a couch and talking
LEADERSHIP / DEC 26, 2018

There is something truly lacking in today’s workplace: a mentor – someone who is willing and able to take an employee under their wing and provide professional advice to...
Close-up of a man's hand holding a white card that says 'discipline' in capital letters
HR & RECRUITMENT / DEC 19, 2018

Sometimes, disciplining an employee is an avoidable but necessary part of running an HR department, and when done right, it can turn a slacker into a star employee...
Arguing colleagues staring at each other
HR & RECRUITMENT / DEC 14, 2018

We spend a large portion of our lives at work, and conflicts are sure to arise between colleagues, making the role of a team leader, supervisor or manager just a little...
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