How to Embrace Change in the Workplace

The past couple of weeks, I have been speaking with lots of new people. What truly inspires me is how open, receptive and participative they are to change. Now, that is the attitude! As such, I am very happy to be working with true leaders! Not everyone, though, thinks and behaves this way, especially in […]

10 Lessons From Basketball For Teams In The Workplace

Our University’s Men’s Basketball Team, the UP Fighting Maroons, after 32 long years, made it to the finals match of UAAP Season 81. They didn’t win, but bringing the team to the finals is big deal for all of us from UP.

Anyhow…
Come to think of it, basketball and workplace teams – be it an HR Team or Operations/Project Team – share many similarities when it comes to success parameters.

So, let’s get started. Game!

The Art of saying “Thank You” in the Workplace

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Here’s something to help start your week on the bright side!

One of my first assignments as an HR practitioner was to arrange a “Thank You Day” where the leaders will go around to say “Thank You” to their staff and give them doughnuts.

It was a major hit…

…for ONE DAY.

”Happiness” died down the day after.
Engagement survey came around a few days later. The scores remained low.

They scratched their heads wondering why the doughnut event did not positively impact engagement scores. I scratched mine wondering they thought it would…

Do you have a similar experience? Would you like to share what happened?

Please read on for more on The Art of Saying Thank You in the Workplace.

10 Employee Onboarding Tips

What was your best employee onboarding experience?
Certainly, your worst onboarding experience came to mind, too, am I right? How was it?

The onboarding stage is when the employee joins the Company up until 6 months or one year, depending on the complexity of the Company and the employee’s role itself.

I’ve seen an instance where 40% of employees in this stage left the Company, disengaged and probably regretted their decision to join. That’s a lot of waste in Recruitment and Training (if any, that is) cost and a dip in employee morale – both that employee who left and those who were left behind, time and again.

Why is that? Can something be done?

Let’s explore these 10 Employee Onboarding Tips! 🙂

I’m In The Wrong Job

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday.
Perhaps some of you are in this similar state as with the letter sender.
Sharing with you to help pull your brilliant self back together and rebuild your “mojo.”