business consultant John Silver

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Weak Managers- The Cancer of Organisations

  Upon reading an article by Liz Ryan on Forbes.com, I came across this topic of signs of being a weak manager in the workplace. I have to admit that throughout my HR career, this has definitely been the cancer of organisations for the simple reason that they are the source of a high turnover …

Top 10 C’s to boost employee engagement in 2017

  Throughout the service delivery to clients, employee engagement remained a mystery for some or too costly for others. While coming across by HNI Content Manager, I thought I could bring to light and with examples the 10 C’s of employee engagement.  Control: the art of boosting em…

How to handle ungrateful and entitled employees?

  Since I started this company, I came across a lot of small business owners who have a common issue in their human resource management, which is how to manage ungrateful and entitled employees. While coming across an article by MR Mueller, I could completely relate to the experience either t…

5 Resolutions That Can Make You A Stronger Manager In 2017

  When I reflect about my career in the human resources field in Mauritius, I realise that most of the problems in human resources caused in the workplace are directly or indirectly related to managers having poor managerial skills and making faux pas too much often.  As a matter of fact…

Fighting racial discrimination at job interview

  Mauritius being a multi-cultural and multi-racial country, we would all tend to think that interviewers, recruiters and companies remain open about the applications of anyone received irrespective of race, sex, creed, political views or sex. However, in practice, the reality can be an ugly o…

Good Employees will quit even though they like their jobs

  Upon reading an article by Kamal Artwani on Linkedin, it suddenly struck me that the Mauritian corporate society tends to bring a stigma on employees who leave their jobs without ‘valid’ reasons. The only reasons which in some working cultures can be considered as ‘ok&rsquo…

The insolvency laws in Mauritius are not humane when it comes to salaries

Upon learning that the salaries to be paid for actual days worked by the employees/workers comes in the third position of priority after mainly the legal administrator’s fees and the government’s mandatory charges, I came to ponder that this law is not fair on the human kind. Having liv…

A Practical Guide for Managers- Workers with Mental Illness

  While reading ‘A Practical Guide for Managers- Workers with Mental Illness- from the Australian Rights Commission’, it came to me that in Mauritius very little is done in training and equipping managerial teams in how to tackle issues relating to mental problems that employees ma…

Why HRs in Mauritius should develop the ‘entrepreneur’ mindset?

  Upon speaking to a crowd of human resource managers in my last HR summit in Tanzania, I realised that I had a different approach to HR from what I had five years ago.  It struck me that since I launched my start up four years ago, I had a different perspective on how to make the bridge…

How to create a positive working environment in Mauritius?

  Upon servicing nearly a 100 of small and medium enterprises over the past four years, I have to admit that it was very intriguing to ponder what actually made a working environment ‘special’? Based on my personal experience as an employee, I would definitely say the ‘famil…