Imagine your house keeper, children’s nanny, security guard or gardener (basically someone who personally works for you) came and talked to you about the 6 hour work day, and mentioned how it would increase productivity, reduce presenteeism, reduce their sick days and increase their job satisfaction. Would you give it to them? Continue reading Need to Have or Nice to Have: The 6-Hour Work Day
Career paths are no longer as straight forward as they used to be. Individuals, swing from industry to industry, across different career trajectories. But whose more likely to take this swing; men or women? Continue reading Sex, Ladders and Jungle Gyms.
Does the thought of working in a team fill you with dread? Find out why and how you can make your team interactions more meaningful and productive. Continue reading #SquadGoals: What team roles are you playing?
“I’m not sure what to expect and if I’ll succeed. I’m on probation and if I mess up they’ll fire me, I should have stayed at my old job!” On-boarding is the process that combats an employees initial anxieties when they join an organisation. Find out ‘how-to’ in this article. Continue reading The Employee On-boarding Checklist
Reasons for employee-employer separations are as numerous are as they are stars, whatever the reason the following guidelines will help ensure that the entire process is conducted in a lawful manner. Continue reading Separated and Smiling: Guidelines for Lawful Employee-Employer Separation
Have you ever wondered why people in HR do what they do and more importantly how they know if they have achieved it? HR Metrics help us have a better understanding the Return on Investment of Human Capital Initiatives. Continue reading Human Resource Metrics: What to measure and how to measure it.
We’ve all heard the saying, two heads are better than one, but is it true? This piece, highlights the dangers that group-think poses to group thought and decision making. Continue reading Group Think: Is two heads really better than one?
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin It’s generally agreed [in so far as social scientists can agree on phenomena] that the first five years of a childhood are fundamental for development; be it physical, mental, or emotional. Interestingly, UNICEF reports that only 6% of children in Zambia under 5 are enrolled in a preschool. … Continue reading Mentoring: What H.R can learn from Epic Adventures.
Aretha Franklin was on to something when she sang; “R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me” More and more people are professing and insisting on the importance of respect in the workplace. Several phenomenon have lead to these assertions. I’m of the view that foremost among these is the changing employer-employee relationships which have been given a voice with the advent of millenials in the workplace. … Continue reading R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Ever wondered why firstborns are ‘bossy’ and last borns are … “special.” I took it a bit further and asked, could this change how we practice H.R? Continue reading Should Management Positions be Reserved for Firstborns?: Birth order and it’s effects in HR.