The secret to successful performance reviews

Employers should look at the purpose of performance reviews as a process that helps to improve the company. By assessing an employee’s performance, you can learn more about the value they bring to the business, their strengths, and weaknesses, and whether their goals are aligned with the organisation’s objectives. Understanding this can improve communication, collaboration,…

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From attraction to exit – why you need to foster the employee lifecycle

In much the same way an organisation has a lifecycle, so too does an employee. For employers, understanding the lifecycle helps to foster an employee experience that leads to longevity, success, and high employee engagement. Embracing the lifecycle model is essential to determining the path for every employee within your business and ensuring the most…

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Discussing salaries – when is the right time?

When it comes to recruitment, one of the most important things to consider as an employer is how to manage salary expectations. It is often a balancing act, weighing up what you can afford to pay against market conditions, and the knowledge and skills of each candidate. So how do you know when it’s the…

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Six steps for recovery and recharging this Christmas

If you’re counting down the days to Christmas and holding out for your summer holiday, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, the pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and changing lifestyles have taken their toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. So, if December finds you feeling more emotionally and physically drained than ever before,…

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Prepping for your performance review – six steps to success

Love them or loathe them, for most of us the annual performance review is a part of our working lives. For employers, it’s a way to assess your performance, check that you’re on target to meet your key performance indicators, and to ensure you’re working in a way that aligns with company goals and values….

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Six strategies that build trust in the workplace

In any healthy relationship, trust is an essential building block that paves the way to long term happiness and wellbeing. The same is true in the workplace. When we feel connected and trusted, our brains release the feel-good chemical Oxytocin, meaning we’re more likely to give more of ourselves and to feel a sense of…

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Understanding emotional intelligence and the benefits to business

Emotional intelligence is about your ability to guide and help others in the workplace. It’s about how we perceive situations, react to them, understand them, and make reasonable decisions often under pressure. This is a trait that is difficult to see when interviewing applicants but one that can make an incredibly positive impact on the…

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