Generational Differences

How to keep millennials motivated and focused at work

In the present age, the workplace culture is fast changing as more and more millennials are becoming a part of it. It is expected that within the next five years, half of the employee population will comprise of millennials. It is important to know that they are culturally as well as educationally different than the generation before them. So it is essential to adapt to new ways to keep millennials motivated and focused at work. Let’s have a look at some of the tips that will help you out:

 
Align Them with Your Vision
Millennials are notorious for job hopping, so […]

Workplace Diversity and How It Affects Employees

Workplace diversity means employing team members who are different from one another. That difference could be found in gender, race, religion, culture, sexuality, age, education, background and countless more.

Diversity has many benefits for a business. People with different life experiences come to the table with different perspectives. This means many different solutions can be proposed for the same problem thus making an effective solution more likely.

Equally, diversity means different ways of behaving and doing business. When entering a negotiation or decision making process, a diverse company will have a full range of abilities and approaches to choose from. They […]

The Value of Upskilling

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of upskilling in the workplace, and now a new graphic from Richard Madison, the Marketing Executive of the Brighton School of Business and Management (https://www.brightonsbm.com) demonstrates even further the value of upskilling and how it can contribute to a more productive workplace within your company.

Of particular note within the infographic are the warning signs that can alert you to the need for upskilling. Among them: personal frustration. If your team members are feeling frustrated or stagnant within their current line of work, it may be time to invest in their continuing education. […]

4 Things To Do Before Starting The Succession Planning Process

Last time on the blog, we discussed some of the benefits organisations could experience simply by having a succession plan in place. These benefits include a significant increase in employee engagement and a higher number of identified, well-developed leaders on board. You can read the full article here.

Over the next few posts, we’ll discuss how to go about implementing a succession plan for your own company.

 

But first…What is a succession plan?

Leigh Richards, an expert in organisational management, defines succession planning as “the identification of job vacancies that can be expected to occur through retirement or attrition and the […]

3 Reasons Your Company Should Begin Succession Planning

Does your organisation have a succession plan in place? If not, you may want to consider developing one. Based on a recent report from Software Advice—an online reviewer of talent management technology—organisations that have succession plans in place tend to yield great results including:

A higher number of identified, well-developed leaders on board
A long-term commitment of ‘Gen-Y/Millennial’ team members
And a significant increase in employee engagement

 

What is a succession plan?

Leigh Richards, an expert in organisational management, defines succession planning as “the identification of job vacancies that can be expected to occur through retirement or attrition and the strategic consideration of where and […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Change, Coaching, Development, Employee Engagement, Generational Differences, Growing Pains, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Succession Planning, Teamwork|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Your Company Should Begin Succession Planning

What the top-rated companies have in common

Want your company to attract the best and brightest team members?

In a recent study, Software Advice, an online reviewer of HR technology, combed through employee-written reviews of companies (as hosted on the website Glassdoor, which helps job seekers determine the best companies to work for) and found that out of the over 147,000 companies listed in the database, only 37 had achieved a 5-star rating (the highest rating possible).

What exactly warranted the 5-star ratings? And what were the biggest grievances among those who authored reviews for the top companies?

 

The top-rated companies are small and new.

None of these companies employed […]

Generation Y Part 2: How to attract and keep them?

Our guest author, James Goodricke, continues his thoughts on Generation Y in the workplace in Part 2. Read Part 1 here.

While generation gaps are nothing new, with Generation Y it isn’t so much a gap as a discontinuity. Growing up with the internet has given them a very different way of viewing the world, while witnessing the struggles of their parent’s generation in the workplace has given them a very different set of expectations for their career.

This isn’t to say that Generation Y doesn’t care at all about money. A recent case study conducted by Software Advice found […]