business consultant John Silver

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Comment aborder l'abus des congés maladie d'après le droit du travail mauricien ?

 Si vous possédez une entreprise, alors vous comprenez à quel point les absences des employés pour cause de maladie peuvent être coûteuses. Cependant, parfois, les employés commencent à abuser de cet avantage en invoquant la  maladie trop …

SMEs - You need a Human Resource Audit

While going through the daunting and tough SME world in Mauritius, I came to realise the importance of an HR audit as a preliminary exercise. The reason why I value this exercise is because a business may show you only the tip of its iceberg at times and this is where directors of SMEs should be abl…

Why an HR Audit should matter to an SME in Mauritius?

While going through the tough SME world in Mauritius, I came to realise the importance of an HR audit as a preliminary exercise which only shows the tip of the iceberg at times but also provides good grounds for recommendations and how to move forward. What is exactly an HR Audit you would ask? A…

When Human Resource members have love affairs with the employees including the CEO in Mauritius!

I guess you have always heard of the saying ‘let’s mix business with pleasure.’ Through my work experience, I have seen love and romance in the workplace where some of them ended up in marriages. True fact that I read that in USA 20% of the couples meet at work. Fair enough! …

Tertiary institutions mushrooming in Mauritius- Double sided knife in terms of career prospects?

Have you ever heard of the expression ‘too much education is dangerous?’ When I look at the numerous graduate Cvs that are sent to my office these days, I tend to think that some of these graduates were not destined to follow tertiary degrees looking at their secondary results. Plea…

Quotes to inspire wannabe Mauritian leaders in the business world.

Listening 1) "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." - Ernest Hemingway 2) "The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them." - Ralph Nichols Storytelling 3) "Storytelling i…

6 Interview Mistakes Candidates Should NOT Make not to be blacklisted

Unlike job seekers who land a face-to-face interview all by their lonesome, when a recruiter presents a candidate for consideration to a company and the company wants to interview them, that candidate had better know what they’re doing. After all, the candidate in question is reflecting up…

Misogyny and Sexual Harassment in the Mauritian workplace

For years I thought that Mauritian guys tend to exagerate when they pay compliments to a girl that they randomly know in the workplace. However, the line is very thin in our culture to know when or when not to cross the line. One case that struck me was a joke paid by a male colleague saying in …

Managers- How to handle a department at loggerheads?

In a recent client meeting I asked about employees who hate each other in a specific department. I got a few laughs but I was serious I have seen workplaces in which employees could not stand each another and it got in the way of productivity. This reminded me of a work experience I had where…

La mauvaise orientation professionnelle, facteur déclenchant un chômage élevé parmi les jeunes à l'île Maurice

Au cours de mes missions de recrutement, je rencontre des dizaines de jeunes Mauriciens qui ne savent pas vraiment pourquoi ils ont choisi le diplôme ou la voie professionnelle qu'ils ont effectué. Au fil des ans dans les ressources humaines à l'île Maurice, j'ai co…