business consultant John Silver

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How to encourage your managers to become leaders?

During our clients’ visits, we realize far too often that the management of a company tends to encourage their managers to be followers rather than leaders.  The tricky situation here is that the manager tends to be more focused on results and KPI’s rather than aiming at creatin…

Are you curious to know what really motivates your employees?

Every time my team and I run a human resource audit, we discover various psychological scars or mishaps, which cause employees to be unhappy at work. At times, this goes unnoticed by the management team, who are too busy focusing on targets. Deciphering what motivates us as human beings is not a…

What are the common mistakes of new managers?

Being a manager is not an easy task. Being a new manager is even more arduous.  In fact, years of experience have to be acquired before being able to effectively  handle the day-to-day operations as well as meeting the long-term objective of the business. But is it possible for new manager…

Job titles will not bring your workers happiness

Take a look at the job title on your business card.  Is that what you dreamed about doing when you were in high school ?  Did you passionately pursue that career with a sense of true purpose ?  I am willing to bet that what most of you dreamed of doing when you were younger is somethi…

Managers : is managing the poor performance of your employees your problem ?

Poor performance in an employee can be a problem. Here’s how to manage them so you do not spend all your time on it. You know when you have a poor performer in your team: • They do not get the results you expect from them. • They make more mistakes than others in your tea…

5 Reasons why your best young employees leave ?

There’s a saying that employees do not leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever.  More than often I hear from the older generation that the young employees are no more the same and that they are ungrateful and unstable. At that s…

Why you should follow Steve Job’s lead on recruitment ?

Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged ? I ask everybody that: &lsquo…

Updating Your Employee Handbook ? Four Reasons to Hire an HR Consultant

Is it time to update your employee handbook or manual ? Are you wondering if you should handle the task internally or hire a human resource management consultant to work with you on the project ? While the matter of how much help you might need is a function of how much time and expertise that you h…

Les investisseurs étrangers qui exploitent une entreprise à l’île Maurice comprennent-ils et respectent-ils le droit du travail mauricien ?

Nous sommes très conscients qu'il y a un grand effort de la part des autorités pour encourager les étrangers ayant des capacités financières et qui voient notre paradis comme une demeure, à souvent créer leurs entreprises à l'île Maurice.…

Are you a CEO? Are you Human Resource Savvy too?

Whenever I pitch my business to potential clients, I like to ask them the following questions: How many of you have ever thought of human resources as being a too complex or extraordinary concept? How many of you have thought that a Human Resource manager is more of an expense rather than a …