business consultant John Silver

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How to avoid bad hires?

Recruitment is the most under-estimated function in HR and that’s because its concept is very easy to grasp. But are you actually hiring as efficiently and effectively as possible? How do you make sure that you’re recruiting the best candidate during interview sessions? Here are some gui…

What could be the barriers to communication in your organisation?

  Barriers to communication can have unfavorable effects in terms of time, cost and wastage. Very often as HR professionals, we find ourselves intervening in communication matters rather than sticking to our HR duties.  It is a shame to realise that only a line of communication could have…

How do you know if your employees are enjoying work-life balance?

  Work-Life Balance has emerged as a response to demographic, economic and cultural changes such as the growing integration of women in the workplace, the increasing number of working couples, the alteration of family structures, technological advances, birth rate weakening and consequently, t…

A Guide to Intergenerational Cohesion

  “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it” - George Orwell There are five existing generations in the working context, namely: Traditionalists (1900-1945) Baby Boomers (1946-1965) Gen…

Why can’t managers hold on to their best employees?

  Nowadays, being at the same company for ten consecutive years is considered as being an achievement. Why is that so? Is it because of the harsh economic conditions that have led to downsizing and restructuring and thus no job security? Well partly yes but most of the time, Managers do not re…

How can knowledge workers help your company grow?

  If there is one thing that each and every HR person will agree upon, it’s that employees should be considered as a company’s most valued asset. They are the key to the success of an organisation. In fact, a recent approach to managing the workforce has acknowledged the enormous c…

Job descriptions – Why do we need them?

  Unlike traditional beliefs, job descriptions are no longer used solely for job screening. In fact, numerous ways have been put forward to enhance the usability of job descriptions. Nowadays, every business owner recognises the usefulness of job descriptions as a management tool. Here are so…

Impact of stress at the workplace. Why you should care.

  We all know that stress is injurious to health and we are all aware of the basics to prevent ourselves from being stressed at work. Some managers even encourage Eustress (good stress) to get things done. But stress also impacts upon the organisation and we tend to belittle its effects. …

Creating a friendly environment at work

  Developing a friendly environment at work brings along serenity and positive workflow among employees. The uprising of the millennial era, also known as, the generation Y in the workplace has led to several changes in the way organisations operate. It is now crucial for these organisations t…

Understanding workplace changes and adapting to them

If we had to compare the workplace a decade from now, we would surely conclude that change is the only constant in any organisation. It triggers our thought especially through all the turmoil going on in the market place at the moment in Mauritius and when when we become concerned with the rising ra…