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How to Boost Productivity and Improve Retention with No-Cost Employee Incentives
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Money isn’t the only way to motivate employees. More staffers want recognition and incentives. Keeping your workforce motivated and loyal is essential to running a thriving business. If your employees feel undervalued and overworked, they are going to slow down their efficiency. 

The right kind of employee incentives can make a world of difference in your overall productivity. Proper incentives offer real value and produce efficient staffers and more so, loyal ones. 

However, employee incentives can get very costly quickly. Herein are smart ways to give your employees...

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Benefits of an Excellent Organizational Culture
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An organization's culture is the only unique identifier despite your USP. It may look similar to others, but it is uniquely distinct to your company. If your business has a strong organizational culture, it clearly differentiates your company from its competitors in the mind of the firm’s stakeholders. It includes shared values and believes that are established by the company’s management, and then communicated and reinforced through various techniques that ultimately shapes your employee behaviours, perceptions and understanding. 

Organizational culture is essential...

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Tips to Enhance Your Employee Retention
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No matter the stage or size your organisation is currently at, having workers leave is not a good practice for any business. When your company experiences a high employee turnover rate, it can cost you double worker’s salary to hire and train a replacement. 

A high turnover results in financial repercussions as well as lowering the knowledge base in the company. Also, it affects the performance and morale of other company employees. If your company want to avoid such situations, it is advisable to retain the best employees. Here are the main tips that can help you keep your...

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Excellent Practices for a Successful Employee Offboarding
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Off-boarding is the process of removing a worker from a company either due to termination or resignation. As company leaders are working to improve their employee working experience, this process often remains an area that requires closer attention. Most firms are more equipped and prepared than ever to attract more outstanding employees, onboard them with training, control their performance and expressively recognise their benefits and contributions. 

Currently, the care most employers provide their workers during their arrival often fades away upon their departure, which is a...

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Practical Advice
Hiring College Graduates
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Employers are always on the lookout for new talent to recruit, replace, or add to their workforce. One of the ways to do this is by hiring college graduates. While it is true that fresh college graduates make up a large percentage of the unemployed, employers should not assume that they will come knocking on their doors looking for jobs. It is important to employ proper strategies to not only ensure you attract potential workforce, but also that you are able to tap on the best and top talent there is out there. Here are some strategies you can use.

 

Invest in networks

It is important...

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Need for Speed: tactics for faster recruitment
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With more and more companies seeking opportunities for expansion, the job market is getting heated up with competition and demand for competent talent can soar. Nowadays, hiring qualified experts has increasingly become challenging, not to mention costly. The need for speed in recruitment is more important than ever before. It’s time for businesses to up their game and come up with better strategies. Here are some top tips for faster hiring that every recruiter should know about. 

 

Go mobile 

Being mobile or flexible in the recruitment industry is essential in...

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Advantages of Benefits Plans to Both the Employer and the Employees
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There are numerous advantages of providing employees benefits plans. Both the employee and the employer stand to benefit from the additional services given to employees. The employers get to retain their most skilled employees and attract new employees in this competitive job sector. Employers who provide their employees with limited benefits plan will end up losing their skilled employees and very few new employees will want to work for them. 

The employee benefits do not need to be expensive non-wages compensations such as expensive cars, paid vacations, or medical covers. A simple...

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How to tackle age discrimination in the workplace?
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Age is a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, 2010 but, unfortunately, ageism is still rife in many workplaces. Age discrimination is defined as adverse treatment for those over 40 based on their age rather than their individual attributes. Unfortunately, a 2015 study revealed that the older you are, the more likely you are to be on the receiving end of age discrimination – less likely to be recruited for a new job, a higher chance of being made redundant and passed over for promotion. Apart from being illegal, ageism is also bad for your business; failing to recruit...

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Preventing Bad Hires in the Future
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Bad hiring decisions unfortunately happen, despite the best intentions of the interviewer. Managers can usually spot these individuals in a very short space of time, perhaps due to a poor attitude or a lack of skills that had been advertised at the interview. While it may not be possible to ease a disappointing newcomer out of the company quickly, there are several ways to reduce the risk of a repeated scenario. 

 

Avoiding poor attitudes 

Many people perform very well in front of the interviewer, confident, enthusiastic and polite. They are aware, at this stage, that they...

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The Key Points to Making Job-Sharing Work
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As people look for a better work-life balance, the idea of job-sharing is becoming increasingly credible. New parents, carers, people looking to spend more time on a freelance project or hobbies can see the potential of sharing a working week with another employee. Yet, this can work to the employers advantage too. Two people can bring different ideas and accumulated years of professional experience for the price of one. 

 

Partnership of Trust 

For job-sharing to work, the two employees need to be the right fit for each other and the company. Each of the...

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