Category Archives for Hiring Staff and Appraising Performance

5 Mistakes Managers Make When Recruiting Staff

a recruitment decision is a two way decision. The organisation decides who it wants and the candidate decides if they want to work for the organisation. So what are 5 mistakes to which you need to be alert when recruiting staff?

Continue reading

Secrets Of Appraising Performance

If you are a manager or leader, an important part of your role will be to appraise performance. At the same time, I have noticed that this is an area where managers and leaders often struggle. So what can you do to get better at appraising performance?

Continue reading

Giving Feedback Video Blog Post

Employees are continually looking for feedback and managers and leaders often struggle to give good feedback. What changes can you make?  Watch this short video to find out more. What are your top tips in giving feedback? Why not leave a comment.

Continue reading

5 Ways To Give Praise

Research shows that ‘appreciation for a job well done’ consistently ranks highly as a motivator in employee surveys. Yet research also shows that most people don’t feel they get enough praise. So what’s going on? Putting aside the fact that it’s likely that some of our survey participants feel they should be praised for turning […]

Continue reading

4 Tips For Giving Feedback

I wonder what else you would add to this list of tips for giving effective feedback?

Continue reading

Management Success: Making Great Recruitment Decisions

It is often said that people are an organisation’s greatest asset and in many organisations this is certainly true.  One thing that is certain is that recruiting someone is a major investment decision.  If you are a manager, are you viewing it this way?  Think about it, imagine you hire someone on a modest salary […]

Continue reading

Effective Staff Appraisal

As a manager or leader you will no doubt have responsibility for undertaking staff appraisals.  If you have been appraised in the past by your manager it can appear easy and it should be.  So how can you make appraisals effective and powerful sources of staff motivation? Planning Planning is the key to effective appraisal.  […]

Continue reading

How To Give Effective Feedback

One of the areas where managers and leaders are criticised is for not giving employees regular and useful feedback.  There might be a whole host of reasons why feedback does not happen on a regular basis, including: • The manager or leader is focused too much on task • The manager or leader has never had much […]

Continue reading

10 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback

As a manager or leader, part of your role is to give feedback to your team.  Feedback is incredibly important to individuals and teams.  They want to know what they are doing well and where they need to develop.  Sadly, managers and leaders are often poor at giving feedback or worse still, don’t give it […]

Continue reading