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5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart

5 Easy Steps to Creating and Using an Organisation Chart Don’t be phased with the idea of creating an organisation chart.  With a little patience you can have your own detailed chart on your computer in front of you by incorporating the following steps. 1.    Relevance A really useful way to display your company’s position in the HR area.  It is imperative that all of the information be current and that all data be correct

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Nicknames – Whats in a name

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I remember as a child hearing the saying “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me”. This saying is rubbish! Nicknames can hurt. Firstly, if my leg gets broken, I go to the hospital, have some time off work and hopefully there is no scare or signs of a break and I go about doing what I do. However, when people use words, they have the ability to wound deeply

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Clocking On & Clocking Off

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One useful way to record when your staff start work is to utilize swipe card, or clock cards. The idea being that the member of staff has to physically “swipe” their card which imprints the date and time recorded. To ensure it is the staff named on the card, employers nowadays include physical recognition such as facial recognition, finger prints or palm prints. Every card remains an official copy of the company’s payroll records. The

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Absenteeism, a right or learned?

Absenteeism, a right or learned? With absenteeism being rife in the work culture, very little research has been done into the whys and wherefores of this costly area. One thing is clear, however, absenteeism can be an individual thing or a learned group behaviour. Many companies or organisations accept the amount of absenteeism as being normal or acceptable and part of the expected behaviour of their staff. Statistics have shown that on an individual basis

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Performance Appraisal Management

Performance Appraisal and Management Human resources has many functions, one of the most important being performance management.  This function involves the following: 1.    Sourcing objectives for both the individual and the organisation. 2.    Strategic Planning for the workplace 3.    Job description 4.    Recruitment and selection 5.    Training and development 6.    Measuring work performance standards 7.    Diversity management 8.    Remuneration. There is a great deal of difference between what is classed as a “Good” workplace and

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Are you Authentic

Each day we wake up and start our morning routine. Go to work, come home and then to bed. Yes, there might be a few other factors but generally our days are the same. At work you either build on the culture of the workplace or detract from it. Many people feel they must mimic the culture to be part of it rather than being themselves. If you cannot reflect the culture of your workplace

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Are you a spoke or a hub?

Working with organisation I get to see many management and leadership styles. It’s interesting how I usually come back to the question of are you a spoke or a hub? Most leaders set up their organisational structures so everything goes through them. They need to be in the loop of every decision. Quite often these are leaders or owners who have grown to a point where they cannot manage the organisation by themselves. They are

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Clarity, Connections and Love and how they can work for your workplace.

Clarity, connections and love are possibly 3 of the most important and vital things a company should focus on creating to be an effective workplace. They will help to increase employee engagement, and have endless positive effects throughout the workplace. So, how does a leader implement them and make them work for their particular work environment. Before implementing any of these three things, it is important to understand what each actually is. Clarity is the

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Employee Engagement and how important is it really?

No one would argue that without employees there is no workplace. Employees make the work environment what it is. They serve the customers, they answer the phones, they make appointments for the boss, they keep the floors clean and so on. Employees make up the majority of the workplace. They are the workplace. So why would they need to be engaged? Engagement – the act of engaging or the state of being engaged, an appointment

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The importance of Inductions

You have just given a prospective employee the good news that they have the job. You tell them you will see them in a week for their first day. You breathe a sigh of relief as you sit back and reflect on the past week of interviews and hope that the successful applicant will be just what the company needs. Did you know that statistically, 22% of staff turnovers occur in the first 45 days

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