Employee appreciation goes back to the basic human needs in the workplace and yet, too many companies are wasting time and money on ineffective recognition programmes. Earning a steady pay check only contributes to the first level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, being able to look after one’s basic needs. While working in a safe … Continue reading 25 ways to recognise your employees without breaking the bank
As we’re closing this year, many companies are busy finalising their 2019 planning and are breaking down their objectives into actionable steps. For line managers and employees, it’s also the so often dreaded time of performance reviews. Remove the pain by making small, yet effective changes. Start setting 2019 goals that are actually meaningful for … Continue reading How to kick start your 2019 performance management today
Do your employees have what it takes to succeed? All too often business leaders are complaining about complex processes in their organisation. Their employees aren’t achieving as much or as fast as expected. The quality of work needs to be improved. Time is wasted as employees don’t know how to fully use the latest tools. … Continue reading Preparing your team for now and the future
Many businesses are being asked to do more with less. Is your organisation one of them? US-based companies lose 20-30 per cent of their revenue due to inefficiency. It is expected that this number is even higher in this region. It is high time for companies, whether an SME or a large corporation to tackle … Continue reading How to increase your team’s productivity
For many organisations in this region, the 2018 merit rounds will bring new challenges. As in other parts of the world, merit budgets are limited while employees are experiencing a rise in cost of living. Since 1 January 2018, VAT has been added to most areas of our life. Employees have already asked last year … Continue reading Maximise a limit merit budget
Last year, the HR world saw large organisations like Deloitte and IBM abandoning their traditional performance management system. At the 21st Compensation & Benefits Forum held in Dubai last week, the topic of performance management formed a large part of the agenda.
The beginning of a year provides a great opportunity to conduct an HR audit. New laws and regulations often take effect on New Year’s Day. While companies may have some time to update their documentation, policies and procedures, you’ll need to be compliant with legislation or risk being fined. Your HR team can carry it … Continue reading Time to audit your HR function
Are you ready to communicate your total rewards to your employees? Do they know what their total package is?
When was the last time you reviewed your total rewards philosophy? Or does your company belong to the 39% of companies without a formal, written philosophy, identified in World at Work/Aon Hewitt’s report (August 2016)? The total rewards philosophy outlines the organisation’s intent of what and how to reward its employees – the total package. … Continue reading Total rewards philosophy – Have you defined yours?
With only 3 months left in the year, companies are preparing to close the last quarter on a high note. Managers are also getting ready for the oh so dreaded year-end performance discussions with their employees. Or are they really? Companies like Deloitte and Microsoft have set a new trend towards cutting-edge performance management. The … Continue reading Where’s your performance management heading to?