English briefs - Development & retention

When employees leave your organisation, it’s crucial that they leave on a positive note so that they remain advocates for your company and promote goodwill, says leadership expert Karina Mikhli. Here’s how to off-board your employees effectively: Help them transition: Help them make the transition from your company to the next one. This includes offering […]

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One of the most important factors to keep in mind when developing recruitment, engagement, or skill building programmes in any organisation is the element of fun. Gamification is a great way to incorporate more fun into the workplace, be it to attract top talent or to engage existing employees, and HR managers should consider it […]

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Deloitte’s recent Millennial Innovation Survey asked nearly 5000 millennials what they thought the purpose of business was. 36% of respondents said the purpose of business was to improve society; 35% said it was to generate profit and 33% said it was to drive innovation. Companies that fulfil these expectations and truly invest in developing talent […]

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Millennials are notoriously difficult to retain and a significant reason behind this is that HR managers aren’t able to offer benefits that really matter to them, says Ram Palaniappan, founder of Activehours, an app-based pay service. Palaniappan contends that millennials are extremely tech-savvy and as customers they’re accustomed to having unprecedented amounts of information and […]

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According to a recently published survey conducted by Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, 55% of all HR managers reported having absolutely no recognition or incentive plans in place at their organisations. More than 40% of HR managers said that they didn’t have any plans of introducing these programmes in the future either. In a business […]

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A recent Gallup poll found that only 13% of employees reported being truly engaged at work. This seems like an alarmingly low percentage, considering the millions that employers spend on engagement initiatives every year, argues Susan LaMotte, founder of HR consulting firm Exaqueo. Culture is crucial here, says LaMotte. A culture that is authentic and […]

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Having grown up in a hyper-connected world, millennials learn differently than older generations. This makes it challenging for companies to deliver training content to millennials in an engaging and interactive way. Experts at Inkling, a digital content design and management company, outline the following factors to keep in mind when distributing training content to millennial […]

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While a company man have a robust training programme in place for full-time employees, a slightly different may be required for training seasonal staff. Seasonal employees need to learn more rapidly (which can mean information overload) without getting overwhelmed. Here are three things you can do to ensure just that: Go mobile: Let seasonal employees […]

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Research has consistently shown that companies that make work meaningful for their employees are more likely to have higher employee engagement levels as well as retention rates. Considering this, it makes sense to weave this sense of meaning into training programmes as well. One way of doing this is to connect your company’s corporate citizenship […]

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Companies today are under tremendous pressure to successfully manage its learning and development programmes. Some of the related challenges that organisations face today are hiring and retaining the best employees and managers, leadership planning, distributing training content consistently, performance improvement and most importantly, developing a culture of learning. Companies are making significant investments in their […]

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