ARTICLE: How to analyze and map your company’s training needs?
Continuous learning and development is crucial in today’s changing world. A company is able to make progress if its employees are developing. The first and most important part of training is analyzing and mapping the training needs. Research shows that training needs analysis is considered to be an important part of the training process, however there aren’t still enough companies who pay attention to this. Therefore companies are not able to get the full potential out from their learning and development activities. Training needs analysis is the first step to a successful training program.
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ARTICLE: The power of female leaders
When you look at the statistics, you can see that there aren’t still enough women in leadership positions. But we can see that the situation is changing and in the last years more women have emerged for leadership positions. According to the data of Statistics Estonia in 2020, Estonian society contains of 47,35% men and 52,65% women. According to Eurostat, 46% of mid-level managers and 33% of top executives in stock listed companies are women. Only 9% of members of the management board are women. On the basis of this data it can be said that we have less women in the leading positions than men.
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ARTICLE: 6 ways to show your employees that you appreciate them
Here are 6 ways to show your employees your appreciation and retain them. The truth is that praising your employees and showing them appreciation are not just nice things to do – it is important in order to retain your team and maximizing their potential. Survey shows that employees, who feel valued and appreciated, are working more, being more productive and will stay in the company much longer. In a world-wide survey carried out by McKinsey, it turned out that praise from the managers is number one motivator for 67% of employees’. Therefore, it means that these small acts are already making an effect on employees and makes them feel valued!
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ARTICLE: Setting SMART goals for 2021 and how to stay on track with your goals
January is ending and it should be right about the time when new year’s resolutions have been ditched already and reality is kicking in. Let’s forget those unrealistic and cliché promises that we made when 2020 was ending. It is time to really think back to 2020 and map out a path for 2021. What better way to do that then getting goals for the next 11 months? Let us share some tips and ideas with you.
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ARTICLE: How to set up HR functions in your small business?
Many companies start off with the founder and just one or two non-HR employees. This means that all HR-related matters are handled by the founder or someone else in the team. But as the team grows, more and more HR matters are coming up. And this means that at some point every company needs proper HR procedures and strategy. Setting up your HR functions from the ground up seems like a big project - where to start from? We have listed down some steps that might help you see that it is totally doable. Here they are - go step by step and you will soon have a HR function up and running.
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ARTICLE: Supporting employee well-being while working remotely
CIPD research shows that COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in our mindsets about working from home and about remote work in general. Improved work-life balance was reported by 61% of the people participating in the research. Companies are expecting higher percentages of fully remote workers after the pandemic. So clearly there has been a shift in the mindset about remote work. However, there are also areas to be concerned about when talking about working from home. The mental well-being of staff was reported as a concern by 47% of employers. That is a really high number and makes us wonder - what can we do in order to support the well-being of people working remotely?
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ARTICLE: Uncomfortable when giving feedback? 3 tips to make it easier and more constructive
When being a manager, one of your many responsibilities is to track the performance of your team. This means that you need to praise their effort is case of work well done and give them feedback where improvement is needed. Giving feedback is not easy for many people. Mainly because our experience and past shows that feedback means telling that you did something wrong or you are not good enough. This misbelief deep in our consciousness makes giving feedback uncomfortable. Want to improve the way feedback is seen in your company? And want to improve the way you give feedback? Here are some ideas to consider and try in action.
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ARTCLE: How to stay sane while trapped at home due to COVID-19
Media is telling us how to protect ourselves from the virus – how to stay physically healthy. But as Dr. Daniel Amen told in his interview with Scott Miller on FranklinCovey On Leadership Series said, “mental hygiene is as important as washing your hands”.
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ARTICLE: 3 ways to support your remotely working employees during COVID-19
The world has changed quickly within the last few months. We are all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic one way of another – companies have moved to remote work, changed their processes entirely or even paused everything. These changes are creating uncertainty that affects your employee’s overall well-being. Estonian Occupational Health and Safety Act changed in the beginning of 2019 and one of the changes was taking psycho-social hazards into focus. There are many companies that have not yet had the opportunity to adjust their processes and work according to the new law, but the emergency situation that we have today makes psycho-social aspects priority. We need to take this into focus and make sure our employees are doing well – both physically and mentally.
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