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One of the biggest challenges in managing projects is communication, whether it is a lack of communication, over communication or miscommunication. Communication challenges can be the deciding factor whether the project is a success or failure. Project Management Institute estimates that approximately 70% of projects fail each year due to a lack of proper requirements management. So how do project managers over communication challenges? The communication challenges partially lie in how the…

Deforestation, overfilling landfills, depletion of the ozone, global warming. Now, we are warned, is the time to act—to begin incorporating green products, services, and habits into our daily life to ensure Earth is habitable for a long time to come. Businesses, of any size, should at least consider adopting some environmental policies. Why? Businesses have a massive capacity to pollute, deforest, and add to the continually growing landfills due to their sheer size. With a few changes, small…

If any of your employees are required to drive for business purposes, whether using a company vehicle or their own private vehicle for business use, then you legally have a duty of care to minimise any risk to them in doing so. With driving for business being the most dangerous responsibility that employees have to carry out at work it is important to make sure that both they and the general public are protected. Alarming statistics say that as many as four times the number of staff are killed…

It happens numerous times that you think about the team and how productivity can be increased by the day. Different hacks run across one’s mind, right from the most absurd ones like increasing work targets exponentially and telling all employees to go for overtime shifts, to sensible ones like working on employee engagement and increasing the team bonding; alternatives are in abundance. As a recruiter do you ever think how easy your own job would get if the majority of the employees in your…

Imagine you’ve opened a new position in your business. This position requires someone who will fit in with your company culture, represent your brand in the best possible light, and work hard to keep your business running smoothly. Only a handful of applicants will meet the requirements. As you sift through stack after stack of resumes, you find the perfect few to invite for an interview. When each hopeful candidate sits down in front of you, what do you ask? Most job seekers prepare for…

While there’ll always be room for debate about the most effective styles of leadership, current thinking acknowledges the value of a leader’s ability to tune into their own and others’ emotions as a powerful tool for motivating and directing a team. Emotional intelligence is shorthand for an awareness of self and others coupled with the knack of managing relationships at every level. In a professional setting, it’s not so much about allowing yourself to be led by your emotions but more…

New employee orientation is a task that needs to be undertaken with caution so as to make a good first impression of the company on new hires and give them ample room to be comfortable and quickly embrace the practices within the company. However, for most companies new employee orientation is just a job and they don’t lay much emphasis on it, so that results in leaving a bad impression on the new employees which ultimately leads to hampering their performance. However, it is important to…

When you hear the term “Millennial” what comes to mind? Lazy? Unmotivated? Renegade? This generation tends to get a bad reputation in the workplace. The employees in their mid-20’s and early 30’s are often thought of as rebellious and hard to motivate. For older generations, working with Millennials is perplexing. How do you bring out their best talents and use these up-and-comers to your business’s advantage? A Look at the Millennial Employee Millennials are the future workforce.…

Gamification, or the process of integrating games into a task to encourage participation is taking the business world by storm, with estimates suggesting more than half of organizations will be gamified by the end of the year. Wondering how it can work for your business? #1. Recruitment The U.S. Army has long used games to train soldiers, but it has shifted gears to also include games in attracting recruits and promoting awareness of the armed forces. Gamification efforts began in 1999, with…

“Well my dear, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do”, said The Chesire Cat to Alice in Wonderland And no truer word has ever been spoken by any business coach or guru anywhere. But Planning is Guessing… So why bother? Nothing useful was ever accomplished by human beings without planning. The ability to plan at a high level is probably one those things that sets us apart from the other animals on earth. But planning is one of those frustrating…