The concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) was popularized in a best-selling book by Daniel Goleman, who defines it as “the ability to identify, assess, and control one's own emotions, the emotions of others, and that of groups”. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence has five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Keeping and nurturing top talent can be quite a challenge in today’s volatile and ever-changing job market.
Top employees want a rewarding and satisfying job that stimulates and challenges them. They also want good opportunities for career advancement - and clear paths to promotions.
Everyone has times when they lack their usual focus - and the distractions seem to mount up around them. Fortunately, improving your concentration at work can be made much easier by adopting some or all of the following tips. As the author of Hack Your Brain, Elie Venezky says: the key to improving your concentration at work is to change the way you view it.
The happiness of your workers can make or break a workplace. Therefore, in order for an organisation to thrive and be more productive, it is essential to take the time to develop your employees. This is because research has shown that employers have the biggest influence on the happiness, productivity and morale of their staff.
The ability to ‘rise above’ the other applicants is imperative when applying for any sort of job.
And as a prospective labour hire employee, it becomes even more important.
This is because when it comes to hiring new staff - employers are always looking for the ‘best of the best’.
Of course, responsibilities and requirements vary based on industry, position, and company size.
Annual Performance Reviews have long been an integral part of Human Resource operations. However, many of today’s organisations are now ditching the Annual Performance Reviews in favour of Continuous Performance Management (CPM). This is because CPM is regarded as more effective by many organisations as it allows them to assess employee performance on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
As the competition for work grows and the job market becomes even more competitive, staying ahead of the crowd is crucial. Therefore, in order to be successful, a candidate not only has to plan and prepare better than anyone else - but also refine their social skills.
Keeping your employees happy and motivated isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Achieving and maintaining a well-motivated and efficient team can be a tricky operation: especially these days, as managers juggle the realities of a difficult and ever-changing economy with the needs of their staff.
Companies, especially startups, are known to introduce many innovative changes to business processes and even the work environment (in general). This includes the improvement of work-life balance among employees, putting a premium on talent and productivity over output quantity, engaging customers before introducing product changes, and so much more.
Smart employers know how important it is to hire the right person the first time. This is because recruiting and training new staff is both time-consuming and not cheap. With this in mind, here at RecruitWest we have prepared some helpful guidelines for assisting your new hires to ‘hit the ground running’. Of course, the first few weeks of a new hire’s contract are some of the most crucial.