Archive for the ‘Business Management’ Category

Tips for having difficult conversations at work


15 Aug

Being the leader of a team, there are several issues and topics that might need to be discussed in order to give people professional feedback. There are certain issues such as someone’s hygiene, punctuality, work practices, interpersonal skills or inappropriate language that needs to be corrected. So, if you are responsible for leading or managing people, there is a good chance that one day you will need to hold a difficult conversation.

One of the most important skills for a leader to have is to conduct difficult conversations with employees effectively. However, the most challenging conversations seem to be the ones involving personal habits; difficult conversations come in all shapes and sizes. Handling them effectively means you will need to come up with clever, creative, and direct solutions.

The problem is that most people avoid having difficult conversations. But, if you are able to have the courage to do them, as well as the skills to conduct them effectively, you’ll be able to overcome that issue, your team will respect you, and you will carry out for personal and business goals.

Lynda McAlary-Smith published an interesting article at WAtoday can help you with your conversational problems at work. The article teaches some tips on how you can overcome difficult conversations.

Read more at: http://www.watoday.com.au/small-business/growing/tips-for-having-difficult-conversations-at-work-20130718-2q5q6.html

Selection and Recruitment


29 Jul

We cannot deny the fact that the success of any firm depends on the quality of human resources or talents in that firm. Therefore, the most important job of a Human Resources (HR) officer is the selection and hiring/recruitment of employees. When there is an opening in a firm, it is always very important for the HR department to all the applicants that can fit perfectly into certain positions.

A human resources expert needs to be very sure when hiring the right staff without compromising anything from the onset. While sourcing for talents, you should also put check if these staff can deliver what you expect. Furthermore, you should know what their strengths and weaknesses are.

A candidate’s competency can be seen in his skills, educational qualifications, knowledge, abilities, achievements, strengths, social roles, self image, attitudes and goals.

An article published at smallbusiness.wa.gov.au can help you with this type of Human Resources task. The article talks about the basic steps you can follow for your selection and recruitment process for you to be able to get the best persons for the job you need.

You can check out the full article here: http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/selection-and-recruitment

What Australians look for in their bosses


29 Jul

Becoming a good boss is not something that takes overnight because it is an ongoing learning process with struggles along the way. However, once you are able to achieve a perfect balance among the needs of your employees, your business goals and personal needs, you know that you are on your way to becoming an effective and good employer.

Finding that balance is a challenge task, but there are some techniques you can do to keep employees happy; you can motivate them to do their best. Building a spirit of teamwork can be a great move. Another great way to be perceived as a good boss is to show a professional side. It is good to find ways to connect with employees; let them be inspired by what you do and how you act.

The next thing you can do is to know what they expect from you. An article posted at news.com.au can help you know what your employees want you to be. The article talks about what Australians look for their bosses.

You can check out the full article here: http://www.news.com.au/business/your-business/what-australians-look-for-in-their-bosses/story-fn9evb64-1226664972900

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