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  • 21 techniques to ensure your employees understand your safety procedures
  • 21 techniques to ensure your employees understand your safety procedures
    Health and safety procedures is a vital component in the workplace. They increase productivity while at the same time ensure that all employees keep safe while going about their work. But the problem comes when employers set out comprehensive health and safety procedures, for all their employees, that are difficult to read. This can impact its overall effectiveness. And what's the point of having health and safety procedures which your employees can't understand? Because if they can't understand them, they can't carry them out, which increases their chances of having a serious accident in the workplace. So to avoid this, when writing your health and safety procedures, the most important thing to do is ensure that that they can be easily understood. And to help you do just that, here are 20 techniques you can use...... ››› Read more
  • [25 May 2016]
  • Are you an Employment Equity offender?
  • Are you an Employment Equity offender?
    Dear reader, Do you have: - A Senior Manager taking responsibility for Employment Equity in your company; - Staff training programs on HIV/Aids in the workplace, cultural sensitivity and sexual harassment; and - Valid reasons why you're not achieving Affirmative Action targets and goals?... ››› Read more
  • [25 May 2016]
  • Three rights you can exercise when SARS wants to audit you
  • Three rights you can exercise when SARS wants to audit you
    A SARS audit can be very intimidating, and you may even feel completely powerless as they go through your company. But you should never feel that way! Instead, you should remove that belief as soon as you have read this article. Because you have rights when SARS wants to audit you. And you should definitely exercise them. Keep reading to find out what they are...... ››› Read more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • An effective alternative to dealing with poor performers
  • An effective alternative to dealing with poor performers
    No employer has time for a poorly performing employee because they consistently fail to deliver on what's expected of them in them in the workplace. Should you spot a poor performer in your own workplace, the chances are you'll want to take drastic action - specifically dismissal. But before you go ahead and jump the gun here, it's worth taking a step back and considering the power of one alternative strategy. Keep reading to find out what it is...... ››› Read more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Six steps to conduct an effective performance evaluation
  • Six steps to conduct an effective performance evaluation
    In some cases, it's easy to measure an employee's performance in the workplace. For example, there's sales targets in place, or an employee's immediate superior may have several complaints about him, which can indicate poor performance. But in cases where none of these factors are present, you may wish to implement 'evaluations'. As these act a communication channel between you and the employee, with the purpose of maintaining a satisfactory level of performance in the workplace. So to help you conduct an effective performance evaluation process in your own workplace, here are six steps to follow...... ››› Read more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Three tips to prevent poor performers entering your workplace
  • Three tips to prevent poor performers entering your workplace
    Are you as an employer sick and tired of poor performers in the workplace? I'm sure you are! After all, it's not just about the mistakes and poor quality work poor performers produce, but it's about all the time you have to give up when dealing with them. But you really don't have to go through all this in your workplace. All you need to do is prevent poor performers from entering your workplace in the first place. And there are three tips to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out what they are...... ››› Read more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Which performance appraisal method is best suited for your company? Find out here
  • Which performance appraisal method is best suited for your company? Find out here
    Dear reader, Performance appraisals (reviews) measure how well an employee is performing at work against specific measurement criteria. They are important to your company as they can help you identify and remove any obstacles to achieving targets, and in so doing enhance overall performance in your company. But before you implement a performance appraisal, you should first decide on which one is best suited to your company.... ››› Read more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Can your workplace support the '360 degree' performance review method? Find out here
  • Can your workplace support the '360 degree' performance review method? Find out here
    There are several performance appraisal methods that can be used when reviewing your employees' overall performance in the workplace, and one of the most effective, has to be the 360 degree feedback method. It involves getting feedback, on the employee's performance, from all the relevant stakeholders of the employee concerned. These stakeholders will include team members, reporting employees, managers and internal and external customers. This method gives you a much more rounded view of an employee's overall performance, which can make a huge difference towards effectively evaluating performance in the workplace. In other words, your reviews will be a lot more credible. But this method can only really work in certain workplaces. Keep reading to find out if yours can support it...... ››› Read more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • Three elements your performance review system must have
  • Three elements your performance review system must have
    Performance review systems are very useful to your business as they help you to evaluate how well an employee is performing at work against specific measurement criteria. On top of that, they: · Help you to identify obstacles to achieving optimal performance in your company; · Motivate your staff to achieve and exceed your target expectations; and · Help to deal with under-performing employees effectively. So it's safe to say that performance review systems are an invaluable tool to you and your company. But when you develop a performance review system, there are three key elements it must contain to ensure that it's as effective as can be. Keep reading to find out what they are...... ››› Read more
  • [23 May 2016]

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