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Understanding Workforce Management

One of the most important factors that go to arm an organization with the ability to be productive is workforce management. Workforce management is something that needs to be actively implemented in almost all kinds of at various levels. This means that workforce management is never uniform. It depends on the kind of industry and work environment that the organization has.



An educational institution's workforce management is vastly different from that of say, a factory. So, with the… Continue

Added by Russel Stuart on October 29, 2018 at 7:11am — No Comments

Timing and purposefulness are the hallmarks of Employee Recognition and Incentives

Employee recognition and incentives form what is perhaps the most important factor in making employees stay in an organization. Also sometimes referred to as rewards and recognition; employee recognition and incentives strike at the very heart of employee morale. It is at the very core of human nature to crave for recognition and to get rewarded for good work. When an organization does that, the feeling of gratification it arouses in the employee is simply inestimable.



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Added by Russel Stuart on October 26, 2018 at 7:57am — No Comments

Civility in the Workplace

An organization that fosters civility is perceived as one that people can do business with. The opposite holds equally true.

Civility at the workplace is synonymous with the times in which we live. The New Economy is not the factory tin shop that workplaces of earlier generations used to be. As the new workplace keeps changing in relation to the modes of production; so too should the employees's behavior at the workplace, reflecting this change.

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 25, 2018 at 8:09am — No Comments

The ADA - A Historic Piece of Legislation

The ADA is a landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination of any kind against people with disabilities. It is still evolving, with several amendments having been carried out till date.



One of the defining legislations in American history the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is considered a jewel in the crown of the American spirit of non-discrimination. In essence, the ADA, passed in 1990, prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. A disability too, finds… Continue

Added by Russel Stuart on October 24, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments

Putting Compensation Statistics in the Right Perspective Will Lead to Increased ROI

Accurately carried out compensation statistics, when shorn of its jargon, is a useful tool to understanding the dynamics of compensation. This is a critical tool in calculating ROI.

Normally, most discussions on compensation statistics tend to go over the head and over the roof. They tend to be full of arcane data, high-sounding parlance, and muddling tables and figures.

No wonder, professionals in the field of compensation packages use the term "descriptive statistics" to…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 23, 2018 at 8:18am — No Comments

HR Documentation is a Vital Aspect of Organizations

HR documentation is of vital importance to organizations. Unless its nuances are mastered organizations can fall into embarrassing and damaging pitfalls.

HR documentation is one of the most important aspects at the workplace. The habit of HR documentation is usually imbibed into HR professionals from early on in their careers. But what does HR document?

HR documentation resonates with the spirit of the dictum, Verba volant, Scripta manent, meaning "what is written stands; what…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 22, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

HR Documentation is a Vital Aspect of Organizations

HR documentation is of vital importance to organizations. Unless its nuances are mastered organizations can fall into embarrassing and damaging pitfalls.



HR documentation is one of the most important aspects at the workplace. The habit of HR documentation is usually imbibed into HR professionals from early on in their careers. But what does HR document?



HR documentation resonates with the spirit of the dictum, Verba volant, Scripta manent, meaning "what is written stands;… Continue

Added by Russel Stuart on October 19, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Core Challenges of Leadership

It is a given that leadership is indispensable for organizations. Why? Because it is leadership that takes the organization to its intended, charted out destination. Since it is leadership that is the organization's anchor; it is but natural that leadership faces challenges. The challenge associated with leadership is so inherent within it that it is right to say that if the challenge of leadership did not exist; there would be no need for leadership at all.



The major challenges of… Continue

Added by Russel Stuart on October 17, 2018 at 8:10am — No Comments

Auditing Human Resources Policies Carries Huge Advantages

HR audits help the organization keep a track of its roles, responsibilities and duties. It is critical for organizations to make sure that policies are implemented and overviewed.

What is Human Resources audit?

HR audit may be defined as an in-depth, periodic examination of HR policies by an organization. It is considered a valuable option for organizations to assess where their HR functions are heading. It offers an organization a through measure of its corporate…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 16, 2018 at 6:47am — No Comments

Steps towards achieving workplace conflict resolution

Conflict is one of the absolutely indispensable elements in a workplace. Whether the organization is doing business or not, it has to deal with conflicts. Humor aside, this is said simply to illustrate the enormity of the importance of conflict resolution at the workplace.

Conflict is not something one runs away from

We need to get one bare fact about conflict and conflict resolution right to start with: Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. It is an inevitable result of the…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 15, 2018 at 8:21am — No Comments

It is Important for Organizations to be Serious about Employee Fraud Detection and Prevention



Employee fraud detection is one of the most insidious things that can happen to an organization. This is because in most cases, it is not about someone walking in with a gun in hand and decamping with the loot, as happens in the case of a bank robbery. To give an allegory, a bank robbery is like an accident that is identifiable and is witnessed by many people. It is quite physical in nature, whereas an employee fraud is a bit like cancer. It grows within the body without giving the…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 12, 2018 at 8:43am — No Comments

Employee assistance programs go a long way in helping employees overcome personal issues

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program that an organization implements to ease some of the personal problems faced by its employees. An employee assistance program is largely voluntary, in that it is not mandatory either for organizations to implement it, or for very employee to avail it.

History of EAP

In the US, employee assistance programs started in the decade or so following the Great Depression, when alcoholism was a common phenomenon among the workforce of…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 11, 2018 at 8:13am — No Comments

Understanding Behavioral Approach in management

In psychology, the concept of behavioral approach rests on the fact that human behavior can be taught and learnt. It can be modified, and this can be put to use in different situations at various points of time. The concept of behavioral approach believes that human behavior can be conditioned, tuned and altered to perform if the right inputs and techniques are provided in the right manner and at the right time and place.

This is how we have less gifted people going on to become great…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 10, 2018 at 8:17am — No Comments

Colleagues of the Future will be From Virtual Teams

With the myriad changes sweeping the workplace, virtual teams look like the New Economy phenomenon that is here to stay. Organizations need to implement the right policies to get the most out of this system.

The most visible and most powerful technological tool of the recent past, the Internet, has brought about changes on a scale and dimension that is, to put mildly, phenomenal. This present-day revolution has spawned many by-products, among which the virtual workplace is one. A…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 9, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

Social Media at work: Quandary for organizations

Allowing use of social media at work is a major decision for many organizations, considering that its pros and cons weigh almost equally.

The social media being the double edged sword that it is; allowing its use at work is a “shall we, shall we not” sort of conundrum for most organizations. While on the one hand, their use can be a tremendous fillip in some ways to the organization; in other situations, they retard productivity.

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 8, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments

Sexual Harassment is a Serious Workplace Issue that Needs to be Handled with Firmness

Sexual harassment is a very major issue at the workplace. It requires tact and courage on the part of the victim, and willingness on the part of the employer to deal with it.

One of the most serious issues at the workplace; sexual harassment is one of the foremost work-related issues of our times. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) describes sexual harassment as the following:

“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 5, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments

Employee Engagement is the Core Component of Productivity

Organizations that believe in the mantra that an engaged employee is an asset have to create conditions necessary for fostering employee engagement. There is no better channel for taking the organization towards greater heights.

Among all the things that an organization's leadership does to foster productivity at the workplace, nothing perhaps ranks as highly as employee engagement. Management gurus the world over acknowledge that employee engagement is the most potent tool for making…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 4, 2018 at 6:31am — No Comments

Discipline and Termination Have to be Dealt with Very Prudently

Organizations, especially their HR, have to take utmost care in dealing with discipline and termination. Not doing so could cost them dear.

Disciplining and terminating employees is a crucial function of an organization. If done right, it rids the organization of unwanted flab. If done wrongly, it can invite lawsuits, lead to bad blood and loss of reputation.

Distinction Between Discipline and Termination

Disciplining is a means of ensuring that an errant employee comes…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 3, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

Importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

To say that mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is a matter of critical importance is to not just state the obvious; it is to understate. Nothing is more important in a workplace than the mental health and wellbeing of employees. The reason is simple and clear: only the mentally agile and the physically fit employee is capable of performing optimally. No factor is as important as the mental health and wellbeing of the employee in making the workplace an efficient and harmonious…

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Added by Russel Stuart on October 1, 2018 at 8:28am — No Comments

The Role of Human Capital in the Global Workplace

What is the one asset that organizations all over the world, no matter where they are located and what business they do, need to nurture? What is that one indispensable element for organizations to grow and stay ahead of the competition? Is it technology? Yes, but there is something that is more important than technology, and is in fact, the factor that gives rise to innovations in technology and other areas of business.

Isn’t it the organization’s employees who do all these? If…

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Added by Russel Stuart on September 28, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

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