Serial complainers – Why do they do it?

Got a serial complainer? Here’s how to cope   A serial complainer can make your workplace pretty uncomfortable but don’t dismiss them out of hand – there may be underlying issues you need to be aware of. Employees should be encouraged to speak...

A tip for successful managing

Whatever the weather: A tip for successful managing Climate scientists are preparing for even greater changing weather patterns and we have already seen many more frequent extreme weather events: cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, and flooding all...

Say what you mean and mean what you say!

Say what you mean and mean what you say! “Fairness is not an attitude, it is a professional skill” – Brit Hume, American television journalist and political commentator. Thus, spoke a frustrated journalist, and he should know.  Hume was a prominent in the USA...

Employees are the foundation of your business

Employees are the foundation of your business and they are the ones that make your Company go from good to great. They are the ones that help you move forward and reach your business goals. They can also be a main cause for your sleepless nights and long hours spent...

Solutions to pain points in Recruiting

Business owners face multiple problems and Pain Points while recruiting the correct individuals for their organisations. People lacking in relevant experience, technical competence, specific qualifications, certifications and soft skills, a list real or perceived goes...

Workplace language – what is appropriate?

Appropriate tone and language in the workplace Running a business is a delicate balance between setting goals, achieving set targets and handling employees in such a way that it remains productive and trouble free. Whereas it may be relatively easy to set and achieve...

Diversity

Embracing diversity in the 21st Century in the workplace Globalisation has it footprints all over our lives and workplace is not any different in this dimension. The businesses today are more diverse and pluralistic than any other time in history. From clients to...

Everybody needs a little respect

Everybody needs a little respect.   You know when you have respect. You know when you don’t. But what is respect really? And, how is respect demonstrated at work? You can demonstrate respect with simple, yet powerful actions. These ideas will help you avoid...

Tears in the office

Tears in the office Tears in the office can be awkward but since we’re all human it’s something everyone is going to come across in the course of their careers. Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, revealed in her book this year that not only...