Just when you thought you had gotten to grips with Millennials. Generation Z, iGen, whatever term you use within your organisation are the words on everyone’s lips at the moment. How can we attract them? How can we retain them? How can we motivate them? Panick not, Generation Z have much in common with their Millennial predecessors, and this article is here to help with the key differences. Beware the… Read More »What Is Attracting Gen Z Talent In 2020
When I work with my clients to build their Millennial retention strategy, this question comes up at least once per week. What is the point of trying to retain Millennials? Don’t they all want to be self-employed anyway? Aren’t they simply doing their time within this organisation before starting a business? It is true that around 30% of Millennials have already started some sort of business with 49% intending to follow suit… Read More »Do All Millennials Want To Be Self-Employed Anyway?
So how can you keep things interesting for Millennial talent? In order to engage us, it’s important that you understand us. Managers, marketers and even Law-Makers have spent a lot of time, and even more money trying to get to grips with exactly what Millennials want from work, from products, from life. It must be noted that while demographics are often analysed as one, no two humans are the same and so… Read More »Millennials Do Not Want To Cut Our Teeth; We Want To Bite!
If you are a pessimist, then the only thing worse than dying young is living a long miserable life. Pessimistic leaders focus on faults, bad habits and failings within the team. While this allows them to evaluate where things have gone wrong, an essential element of leadership, it may lead to a lack of expectation of positive outcomes. This, in turn, causes team members to believe that while they will… Read More »3 Ways To STOP Pessimistic Leadership
Managing expectations within the team is a key component to maximising performance and productivity. In order to nurture a fruitful relationship between colleagues, it is vital that everyone understands what is expected of them by the rest of the team, whether these expectations be conscious or subconscious. In addition, it is important that they have realistic expectations in regards to their own career. This is critical to maintaining motivation within… Read More »How To Manage Your Employees’ Expectations
According to Harvard University (2015), soft-skills account for 85% of workplace success with technical skills making up the other 15%. Yet, many employers spending weeks and months training new-joiners in ‘hard’ skills and sometimes no time at all on soft-skills. While technical training is vital for client satisfaction, soft-skills are equally important. Our clients and customers engage with our employees in many different ways through outlets such as email, telephone conversations and… Read More »3 Most Important Soft-Skills For Every Employee
Innovative technology was once a novelty in the workplace. An added bonus for the team which lightened their load, in ways they never thought possible. Automation seemed like magic and a speedy internet connection was the key to open all doors. However, systems which were once the height of luxury have become an expectation, a necessity even. We buy the best money can buy when shopping for our personal tech… Read More »TECHNOLOGY: You Need To Update Before Your Employees Do
When you lose a number of employees in close succession, the most obvious reaction is to recruit. Recruit, recruit, recruit! And there is a time and place for recruitment, after all, you cannot service your clients without your team. However, a better use for this time would be for reflection. Periods of high attrition can be extremely costly for businesses, and for this reason you want to ensure that this is a… Read More »Struggling With Retention? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Recruit
When I work with clients to design perks packages, I always ask one question: What would you like this package to achieve? It makes sense that there would be an objective in mind, as companies invest thousands of pounds per employee each year to provide them with various additional benefits which, along with their salaries, contribute to their compensation package. Usually, the objective is two-fold. Firstly, employee benefits exist as a way… Read More »Employee Perks: Is It Time To Get A Little More Creative?
The recent Climate Change strike saw thousands of employees take action on a global scale. They took to the streets in cities such as Seattle, London and Dublin to express their passion for this cause. Regardless of how you feel about Climate Change personally or politically, as an employer it has now become a vital consideration for any business wanting to recruit and retain quality talent, particularly in the future.… Read More »Employers MUST Take Action Against Climate Change