Boosting women’s presence at workplace

March 8 will see the world celebrating International Women’s Day. There are many reasons to celebrate women and girls’ achievements. One obvious achievement we can boast about is that the gender gap in education has reversed in many parts of the world as, now, girls rather than boys are more likely to enter college and graduate. While this is clearly… Continue reading

Five ways to deal with employees’ mistakes

If there is one problem managers would love to avoid, it is dealing with employee mistakes. In an ideal world, everybody would do their work flawlessly and everything would proceed without a hitch. But sine it isn’t a perfect world, managers may as well gear up for the challenge. The idea is not to demoralise the employee, but to help… Continue reading

Promotions: 4 tips to handle them right

Some employees are happy doing what they’re doing and do it well. Others hunger for career development and growth within your organization. In other words, they want a promotion. Providing such opportunities is often just the thing to keep top talent from jumping to another employer. But before you haphazardly start promoting from the ranks, consider the following four tips… Continue reading

Think Twice Before Giving Employees Personal Advice

It happens all the time: An employee approaches someone from HR to ask for help. Most of the time, that’s no problem. But occasionally, HR pros find their work conversations veering dangerously toward inappropriately personal topics—from how to handle retirement investments to life-and-death health care decisions. Should HR professionals give employees personal advice? Think twice before you do. It can… Continue reading