- Four performance management activities to make your job easier
- I had some very interesting discussions with a client over the past month about the challenges of managing performance. He was complaining that it's very time intensive to stand over each of his employees, checking they're doing their job. He isn't getting his own work done and he's getting more and more despondent as time goes on.
Luckily for my client there is help at hand and we're implemen... ››› more
- [24 January 2017]
- The real cost of unresolved conflict in the workplace
- Most managers have a natural inclination not to deal with conflict in the workplace. After all, it's easier to ignore something in the hope that it'll go away. It normally doesn't. Employees can stew over issues for months. Here are the consequences of unresolved conflict in the workplace.
According to the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management, there are many sources of workplace confli... ››› more
- [11 January 2017]
- You don't have to use money to motivate your employees to be more productive. Use these four non-monetary methods instead to get the job done
- You have to be proactive when it comes to motivating your employees to be more productive. After all, improved employee performance means more productivity for your company
And the good news is it doesn't have to cost you a cent.
You don't need money to motivate your employees. Yes it's important, but it isn't everything. And there are studies that prove this.
So how do... ››› more
- [09 December 2016]
- How to make the probation period work for you
- So your new employee isn't the right person for the job. What do you do now? It's simple, use his probation period to assess his performance ability and suitability for the job. Here's how you can make probation work for you and what to do if your employee's not up to standard.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that a probation period is a length of time you use to check i... ››› more
- [06 December 2016]
- What's the difference between a job profile and a job description?
- Did you know there's a big difference between a job profile and a job description? Read on to find out what the difference is so you can get the most out of your employees.
It's up to you to ensure your employees know what's expected of them.
The starting point in doing this is having a good understanding of job profiles and job descriptions.
The difference between a job profile and a j... ››› more
- [23 November 2016]
- Turn a poor performing employee into a star performer with the one way to give negative feedback constructively....
- If you give employees bonuses and increases in December, you've probably started scheduling your review meetings and looking at your employees' performance.
One of the least enjoyable parts of a review is having to give an employee negative feedback. Because we tend to see negative comments as criticism. And none of us like to be criticised. So what do you need to remember when giving your emp... ››› more
- [09 November 2016]
- Five important performance management tasks you can't neglect
- Performance management is more than just a process to document and deliver feedback, coaching and ratings. When you go beyond the basics, it becomes a powerful tool to help employees develop and achieve their full potential, and improve productivity within your company.
Follow these five tasks as part of your performance management process...
Three easy steps t... ››› more
- [20 October 2016]
- 'I'm sorry; you didn't get the promotion...' An unsuccessful employee can claim up to 12 months' remuneration!
- It's normally quite simple. You decide who you want to promote. It's your prerogative. You're running the show, and you're perfectly within your rights to decide who you want, or don't want, in a position.
But did you know an employee can have a claim against you if she can prove you were unfair in not giving her the position? Or she can prove you didn't objectively consider her application?
... ››› more
- [18 August 2016]
- Answer these three questions to ensure your mid-year performance reviews are a success
- It's time for mid-year performance reviews, in which you'll check up on what all your employees have been doing these past six months.
Now, when conducting this review session, you need to ensure that it's done efficiently, otherwise you'll be wasting both yours and the employee's precious time.
So to help you ensure that you get your mid-year performance reviews spot on, answer these three ... ››› more
- [06 July 2016]
- Effectively manage performance by including this one element in your job descriptions
- According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, you are legally required to create job descriptions for your employees.
They play a very important role towards ensuring your employees know exactly what's required of them. And by ensuring that, you can effectively manage performance in the workplace.
But in order to do that, you need to make sure that this one element is always present i... ››› more
- [10 June 2016]
- The two 'levels of awareness' you require to increase performance in the workplace
- We all want to increase performance in our workplaces, but the real question we're all asking is: 'How do you go about doing that?'
Well, the most important factor would have to be your leadership qualities. Because by having the right qualities in the workplace, you can motivate, inspire and encourage your staff to perform at their best. But if you don't have them, then the chances are your em... ››› more
- [07 June 2016]
- Increase performance in the workplace by avoiding these two traits
- Good leadership is the key to good performance in the workplace. But that's easier said than done.
Because the fact of the matter is that not all employers show the right qualities.
Instead, they make classic leadership mistakes that end up lowering overall morale, leading to poor performance in the workplace. And that's something no employer wants.
So to help you avoid doing that in your ... ››› more
- [07 June 2016]