We’ve been studying the impact of Remote Work from the crisis and the well is deepening. Not only are companies getting comfortable with the practice, but a whole new set of issues has emerged. Let me give you a peek (this is data from our www.covidhrpulse.com, our bi-weekly study of HR professionals’ ...
May 14, 2020Angus Young
If you want to be the best at what you do, at work or in your personal life, it will take discipline. You will need to study best practices, hone your skills, and create the kind of mental space that allows for your utmost in creativity, focus, and discipline. Here are ...
February 3, 2020Angus Young
A young man recently called in to Barbara Corcoran's Business Unusual podcast with a seemingly straightforward question. Her answer was surprising, but spot-on. Should he finish his degree in computer science, he wondered, or quit college? He felt he could learn the same knowledge much faster on his own, outside the ...
February 3, 2020Angus Young
I've asked this question in countless job interviews, and discovered that it's an effective way to evaluate soft skills such as self-awareness, empathy, and honesty. Many managers find it easier to test for hard skills than soft skills during an interview process. When it comes to technical aptitude, the candidate ...
January 28, 2020Angus Young
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, 234 of New York City’s 241 clothing factories were owned by Jews with production worth $55 million annually. By 1900, the industry grossed over $100 million a year and employed 45,000 people. By 1913, there were over 16,000 small-size factories, most with 10 or ...
January 27, 2020Angus Young
What do you do when an employee disagrees with something you've written on their performance review? How can you prepare for this and deal with it effectively? Start by Listening Start by listening to figure out the source of the disagreement. Is it an issue of fact (you wrote that the employee ...
July 5, 2017Lumesse Africa
There are four main steps in the competency framework development process. Each steps has key actions that will encourage people to accept and use the final product. Step One: Prepare Define the purpose – Before you start analyzing jobs, and figuring out what each ...
June 12, 2017Lumesse Africa
A competency framework defines the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for people within an organization. Each individual role will have its own set of competencies needed to perform the job effectively. To develop this framework, you need to have an in-depth understanding of the roles within your business. To do ...
June 10, 2017Lumesse Africa
Linking Company Objectives and Personal Performance You're probably familiar with the phrase ‘what gets measured gets done.' Defining and measuring effectiveness – especially the performance of workers – is a critical part of your job as a manager. The question is: How do you define the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that ...
May 8, 2017Lumesse Africa