Human Resource Management Archives

By Goke Ilesanmi

I decided to address this topic this week, given the ravaging effects of the conflict currently engulfing our political landscape on personal empowerment and organisational and national development. The need to address the crisis becomes imperative following the trademark of “slow motion” that the current government is now accorded just within one month of being in charge. The current All Progressives Congress (APC) and National Assembly crisis has heightened our impatience and created impression of national standstill as opposed to the immediate change acceleration expected. Read the rest of this entry

Manipulation can dampen employees’ morale

By Goke Ilesanmi

Manipulation is defined as the act of making someone think and behave exactly the way you want him to, by skilfully deceiving or influencing him. Though the person manipulating the other person or people may have his way for some time, the strategy of manipulation is not the one that is enduring – it does not last! When employees feel betrayed or manipulated, management’s attempts at motivation cannot achieve any positive result. Read the rest of this entry

Combating inequality and sexism in the workplace

By Goke Ilesanmi

Does the syndrome of general inequality or gender disparity conspicuously manifest in your organisation? If it does, it is a seed of discord that should not be allowed to germinate nor have roots because no one wants to feel like a second-class citizen. Yet, many workplaces have cultures and systems that do just that by creating a sense of inequality among employees. This is one big reason why communication and teamwork never take hold. Read the rest of this entry

Right strategy for performance and quality

By Goke Ilesanmi

Findings show that most managers spend 90 per cent of their time dealing with the most challenging employees. They (managers) work to improve performance, attendance and overall productivity, but the risk taken in focusing too much time on low performers amounts to neglecting high performers or even steady performers. The top performers may resent their neglect and cease to perform up to what has become expected. Experts say it is imperative for manager to help low performers improve, encourage steady performers to become high performers, and inspire high performers to maintain their standards. Read the rest of this entry

Best managerial approach to workplace excuses

By Goke Ilesanmi

Let me first say Happy New Year to you all. The year will be that of divine fortune, exceptional breakthrough, enduring peace and sound health for all of us.

    Managing a business is very challenging. As a manager, there are occasions when you will be compelled to make tough calls concerning your subordinates. Are you clever enough to help them keep their jobs without losing your own? As a manager, there is tendency for you to be fed with different types of excuses on a daily basis by those who work with you. Read the rest of this entry

Making your team committed through listening

By Goke Ilesanmi

Have you ever taken time to find out the level of commitment of your team as a manager or leader? If you have, what is the result of your findings – low or high? If the result shows their commitment level is low, this may be due to many reasons. One of them may be your failure to listen to your team. Superior leadership involves listening to your subordinates to get their valuable input, and it is rewarded with their trust in you and their commitment to the job. Read the rest of this entry

Addressing workplace group conflict effectively

By Goke Ilesanmi

Only very few workplace situations are as annoying as belonging to a team experiencing conflict. Conflict disrupts productivity and leads to frustration. It is noteworthy that there are no quick fixes for this. There are typically many reasons for team conflict. The desire to make one’s feelings known is the first step towards solutions. Gary Harper, author of “The Joy of Conflict Resolution: Transforming Victims, Villains, and Heroes in the Workplace and at Home”, says in conflict, each person has his or her story and people tend to see themselves as either the innocent victim or perhaps the righteous hero. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

One of the tasks that organisations need to take seriously is the accurate handling of employee records. It is necessary or even compulsory for organisations to maintain and update an employment file on every employee at least for organisational and legal purposes. In short, documentation of employee performance and conduct is a critical function for effective managers today. Read the rest of this entry

Employing more staff for your business

By Goke Ilesanmi

If you have reached a point where you need to employ more people for your business in order to remain competitive and become more empowered, you need to understand that extra manpower entails a whole new string liabilities, expenses, paperwork and even of legal obligations before bringing just anyone on board. Research shows that hiring mismatches can result in high turnover, absenteeism, higher healthcare costs, workplace violence and theft, which mean huge costs to an organisation’s bottom line as well as corporate reputation. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

Are you really satisfied with the salary you earn? If you are afraid to answer me, move away from where your boss is and answer me in your privacy. It is a fact of life that we all want to be paid what we believe or know we are worth. In short, Andrew Griffiths says in his book “101 Survival Tips for Your Business” that you should not be afraid to charge what you are worth. To get paid for your worth, you need to radiate unique skills. Read the rest of this entry

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