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Work holidays for managers: how to switch off from work

how to switch off from workIt’s holiday time! Whether you plan to head away somewhere warm with your loved ones or simply catch up on your sleep, holidays are a great way to step away from the daily grind of the workplace and detach from the stress. However, for many of us, particularly managers, it can be difficult to switch off and leave work behind. For those who struggle to resist the urge to open your inbox from the beach, we have 6 tips for managers to switch off from work and enjoy your holiday.  (more…)

Motivation for managers: how to motivate employees

how to motivate employeesAs a manager, you know that when your staff is motivated, workplace morale and productivity increases, both of which are great for business. But, when it comes to motivating a team of employees, knowing where to begin can prove difficult for many managers. We have you covered with 5 practical steps that you can take to enhance motivation within your staff members.  (more…)

Creative problem solving: 4 problem solving techniques

Creative problem solvingProblems and conflicts are an inevitable part of every employee’s professional and personal lives. Avoiding conflict is neither realistic or beneficial to individuals or businesses alike. Creative problem-solving, a very in-demand skill among hiring managers, means using techniques and skills to brainstorm and come up with unique solutions to the problems life throws at you. Let’s look at 4 problem-solving techniques to help you manage when conflict comes your way.  (more…)

Motivation skills for managers: 6 Steps to improve employees’ motivation

motivation skillsThere are many reasons employees might be lacking in motivation and it is up to managers not only to be motivated themselves but also use their leadership skills to motivate their employees. Motivation and inspiration do come and go naturally for everyone but there are a few steps managers can take to encourage and influence staff to remain inspired and motivated in both the short and long-term. (more…)

6 critical skills for new managers

new manager trainingWhether promoted internally or hired externally, employees transitioning to management are met with new challenges, new responsibilities, new relationships and, most importantly new skills. Although there is an unmistakable need for quality training, when it comes to developing the soft skills that are crucial for leaders, new managers are some of the most neglected individuals in business (1). Many companies are just not focused on training the individuals who are meant to be leading their teams. Lack of soft skills training means many managers are not set up for success in their roles with 60% of new managers underperforming in their first two years on the job (2). Investing in soft skills training of new managers is not just crucial to the success of these leaders but of their teams and the organisation as a whole. 

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made and here are 6 essential soft skills that new managers should be trained on.   (more…)

Motivation for managers: 5 reasons employees lack motivation

motivation skillsHaving an unmotivated employee can be bad for productivity, overall morale and communication. An important part of a manager’s job is to keep employees inspired and motivated. But before a manager can motivate an employee to their best level of performance, they must understand what the barriers are that are keeping them from performing at that level already. Here are 5 common reasons employees lack motivation. (more…)

Interview skills for managers: The 5 most common interview questions

Interview skillsIf you have a job interview for a management position coming up, chances are you have one or two successful job interviews already under your belt. But, when it comes to an interview for a management position, the expectations can be higher. Here are the 5 most common questions and how you should answer them to secure your new position as manager.  (more…)

Motivation: 4 motivation myths for managers

motivationAs a manager, getting your team on the same level of motivation as you can be difficult. Luckily there are many tips and tricks out there to help you. But we’re not going to talk about those today. In fact, for every great motivational tip, there are two you should not follow. Let’s debunk at 4 Motivation Myths.  (more…)

Teamwork tips: 6 quotes to inspire great teamwork

teamwork‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ and ‘Two heads are better than one’ are two popular quotes about the extremely useful skill that is teamwork. Teamwork fosters creativity, leadership skills and improves innovation and imagination. Let’s look at 6 more quotes about teamwork from famous leaders.  (more…)

How to make your learning platform feel like a consumer product

netflix of elearning Many L&D professionals struggle to ensure that employees are engaged in their eLearning programmes. In fact, this is often the reason that so many eLearning initiatives end up failing shortly after onboarding [1]. Learners’ lack of engagement in their own training is often caused by the platform through which their organisation provides training tools.

HR and L&D managers can learn from consumer products and provide their learners with training materials with a look and feel they are familiar with, which not only engages but encourages retention and proactive learning. (more…)