Saying 'Thank you' is important for any relationship, in particular relationships at work where recognition actually has a physiological impact on performance. When we feel appreciated, our bodies create oxytocin and we do a better job under its influence. We often think of employee recognition as something that requires a big budget. But that doesn’t have to be the case. How do you recognise your people when you don’t have a cent to spend?
Last year, Vinomofo grew from 35 people to nearly 100. In June, to cope with the growth, we made plans to bring more structure into our organisation and strengthen our leadership by hiring based on “expertise”. What we learned was that traditional org structures just don’t work in a business like ours, and here’s why…
How much planning, policy writing, process creation and day to day human operations in a business are based on assumptions? More than we care to admit.Throw them out, they’ll get you nowhere and they’re a huge waste of time. All you’re doing is guessing! So what do you do instead?
You can ask candidates hundreds of questions during job interviews and never truly understand their potential. At Canva, there is one key aspect we try to uncover, because it goes to the heart of someone’s craft as well as the skill they’ll most need to excel in a rapidly growing startup.
Have you ever hired anyone? If the answer is yes, then we have a favour to ask.
Ben Hutt, JobAdvisor CEO, talks to Shortlist, the leading online HR publication, about JobAdvisor's approach to keeping reviews impartial and authentic.
Do you have a goal you want to achieve? If it’s something like “Increase customer engagement” then you actually have no goal at all. It’s too generic. That is, if that’s a goal, when will you know that you have achieved it? Instead, define your goals using the SMART goal technique and you’ll know exactly when success happens.
Some of us are lucky enough to know what drives us from day-dot of starting a new job. For the rest of us, figuring out what we're passionate about takes time. Liz Funk from Creator shares 5 proactive steps to start a passion-driven career.
Was last year a blur for you? Yeah me too. At JobVibe we’ve been reflecting a lot about how to stay more focused this year and not let things get too crazy busy. It all comes down to starting the way you mean to continue; here are some tips, tricks and ideas to help your team hit the ground running:
Leaving a job can feel spectacularly awkward at the best of times. However, it's really important to be graceful when you do it. We're in an increasingly connected, small world, and both companies and candidates move quickly. Today's employer could be tomorrow's client, big new sale, or even the key contact you need to land the great new career of your choice. Many people leave their employers with a bad taste in their mouth, however, impacting their ability to turn old employers into long lasting assets. These tips will help ensure you don't do the same.