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5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

Ramadan is soon upon us. As required by law, companies will reduce the daily working hours by 2 and historically, life slowed down during that time. Yet, this year, companies are looking to make a difference during the Holy Month. Just as businesses are focusing on...

How to find the right communication for your team

How to find the right communication for your team

As we entered lockdown about a year ago, communication went out of control. We didn’t know what to expect. The uncertainty brought up fears. Leaders and HR in many organisations worked around the clock to secure guidance. Yet, news quickly became old news. Employees...

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

The 8th International Day of Happiness took place this last weekend. This year’s theme“Happiness for All, Forever”underlined the link between happiness, health and well-being. Health is more than the absence of illness. It’s also more than just physical healthy....

How to lead difficult conversations

How to lead difficult conversations

The big wave of layoffs seems to be behind many of us. Still, difficult conversations are far from being over. An employee’s performance has dropped or there’s conflict amongst team members. While many leaders don’t want to hold these tough conversations, there’s no...

Micro-learning is here to stay

Micro-learning is here to stay

2020 accelerated digital transformations and there’s no stopping. Companies have to predict how their products and services are changing in the future. Constant agility is key and HR has to work with the business to set up their teams for success. L&D teams are...

Burnout

Burnout

We’ve heard it again this week. Zoom fatigue is real. Unfortunately, so is burnout and more and more individuals are heading towards it.   What is the problem? While the term “burnout” was coined in the 1970s, it wasn’t always clear what it is. The World Health...

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

Employees are starving for feedback, managers are longing for high-performance team and yet, communication around performance is one of the most often avoided topics. Nobody wants to be the bad guy when providing constructive feedback. While in recent times, sharing...

We need more human understanding

We need more human understanding

"Stop moaning!" This is what KPMG’s chair Bill Michael told the firm’s UK staff last week. It has cost him his job. It’s likely that you’ve read the articles around this town hall meeting. How could this happen? How could a few words lead to a resignation of the head...

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

The team at OLAM Group wishes you, your team and your loved ones Happy Holidays. May you find health, happiness and peace during the festive season and through the coming year.

5 ways to celebrate year end with your team online

5 ways to celebrate year end with your team online

Recognise your team’s achievements during your year end celebrations. These celebrations offer a great opportunity to reflect on the entire year and acknowledge the accomplishments. Throughout the year, your employees have contributed to the survival and growth of...

Prepare for the future – Now!

Prepare for the future – Now!

Companies have adjusted, possibly multiple times, their business models this year. Understanding the customer challenges and their priorities has been key in this process. What if your business model, products and services, processes have changed but your employees haven’t?