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Motivating employees - uphill battle or rolling stone?

It's a tough time of year for employers who are struggling to motivate their employees. Generally speaking, motivated employees are more productive and more loyal (even through the tough times). A motivated workforce means less absenteeism and it's more viable financially to motivate an employee than paying the costs to replace an unmotivated one. But how do you go about motivating employees? I've done some research and have found a few useful ideas.


Critical tips to owning your success

What does success look like? Many women at work believe that success is knowing how to strike the balance between your professional and personal lives. Not so, says Jo-Ann De Wet: Senior Director of Operations at McDonald's South Africa. De Wet believes that you achieve success when your professional and personal lives are in harmony. "Both are equally important. While you won't always get it right, it is important to keep focussing on this to avoid conflict between your personal and professional lives," said De Wet. How can this be achieved?


What types of employee rewards are most effective? Part 1

Employee rewards

We often receive calls from desperate employers that go something like this: "My senior staff are leaving in droves! Please help me with my employee management and employee rewards practices!" When we're faced with a request like this, one of the things we look at are the indirect employee rewards the company gives.


Employee development essential in a new workplace

Employee development

Employees who feel their employers aren't investing in developing them are far more likely to think about leaving to pursue better opportunities than those whose employers engage in active talent management strategies. So, why are some companies dragging their feet and refusing to invest enough in their employee development programmes?


Don’t over-emphasise the millenials!


Employers worldwide are faced with the question of how to juggle the demands and expectations of the incoming millennial workforce without alienating the baby boomers - and losing their valuable knowledge and experience. However, this distinction encapsulates one of the biggest problems within the job sector today: a glaring overemphasis on the generations and what divides them - as opposed to what binds them. In fact, there's been a complete over-emphasis on millennials and their wants and needs.