Eight essential skills of people managers

This article proposes a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of people managers. It concentrates on eight essential skill areas where organisations and HR professionals could focus their people-manager development efforts.

Creating a culture of trust

Trust is the defining principle of great workplaces and is created through management's credibility, the respect with which employees feel they are treated, and the extent to which employees expect...

Employees are not commodities!

Would it be fair to describe (and treat) employees as commodities? We all agree that a commodity is a basic good used in commerce.

Communication: our triumphant descent into the realms of ‘email saturation Hell’

Do you struggle to keep on top of your inbox? Is your inbox always full of unread messages? If that is the case, you are not alone.

20 tips on getting the most from your survey

“An employee survey is not an HR exercise in employee engagement; it’s a life and death trip to the doctor to learn the truth about organisational health”

Communication. Why is it so difficult to get right?

December and January are months of the year when most organisations receive the results of their organisational surveys.There is always big excitement among executives and HR Directors to learn more...

Creating a culture of wellbeing - understanding, measuring and improving

As work is a major part of most people's lives, it can significantly affect how happy and healthy individuals are overall, yet many think work detracts from rather than adds...

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