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The Most Effective HR Processes for Supporting Company Culture

Dec 21, 2017

Did you know that highly engaged employees are more than twice as productive, yet 70% of American workers are not engaged at work? Several polls confirm this testament to the importance of great hr processes.

You can greatly improve employee engagement by developing and maintaining the right company culture.

Company culture drives employee motivation and behavior. Maintaining the right company culture leads to higher performance and more loyal employees, bad company culture does the opposite.

Let’s take a look at how you can adapt your hr processes to create a workplace where employees thrive, care and take pride in their work.

Refine Company Culture

You can’t develop a good company culture without a well-thought-out structure and end goal.

Start with alignment. Gather management to define company culture. When you have a clear idea of your ideal company culture, assess out how it fits your business strategies, and how well employees think it matches their experience in the workplace.

Adjust and make plans to fix any misalignments. Make sure the leadership’s picture of company culture mirrors how the employees really see it. Otherwise, your management is leading in blindness and unable to make optimal decisions, and your workers feel mistreated and ignored.

Learn from your employees and adapt your hr processes, because the company will only go as far as the workers take it.

Hiring and Training

Handle prospects and new recruits as people, not just labor. Imagine them with the group, and their relation to your company culture. Are they a good fit? Make company culture part of the hiring process and bring new employees smoothly into the community.

Activity doesn’t equal results. The position you’re offering is more than an activity. Focus on results, what this person will achieve for the company. Both in their immediate tasks and as a part of your team with a mission.

Using perks for motivation is inefficient if you haven’t established perks that are tailored to your workforce’s needs and wants. Hear them out, adjust as needed, and save money by cutting out unwanted perks.

Keep employees happy to keep them motivated and efficient. Satisfied employees will spread a good reputation for your business. Fewer employees quit, more people seek employment with your business. Thus you’ve made future hr processes more efficient.

Ensure an environment of happiness and you maintain motivation, independence, trust and belief in the company.

Eliminating Clashes

Carefully assign leaders with a clear sense of direction for the team, project, and company culture. Choose ones that care and take pride in their work.

Think of what state of mind you want your workers to maintain, and pick leaders that brilliantly represent it.

Remember that high-performers easily lose motivation. Don’t keep them thinking they’re doing more work with more accountability and less help without due compensation.

Ensure that great work is recognized and rewarded to prevent animosity between workers, and inspire more workers to strive for higher performance.

More Tips on HR Processes and Much More

Rafferty Pendery is a tech entrepreneur, VC and International speaker whose companies have worked with major brands like Hilton, HP and Time Warner.

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4 Crazy Ways A Business Strategy Consultant Produces Rocking Results

Dec 14, 2017

Do you have a gnawing feeling your business should be doing better? Do you feel like you’re leaking money somewhere, but can’t find the hole? Bringing in a business strategy consultant can help you find the answers you’re looking for.

These professionals don’t earn their money by providing you with lukewarm results. They should be able to come in and give you rocking results, almost immediately.

Here are four proven ways they can help nearly any business.

1. They Provide a Fresh (and Expert) Set of Eyes

If you feel like you should be making more money, business strategy consultants can give you that valuable perspective that helps you, find the leak and plug it. Or, they can just simply help you find a better way to do things.

First of all, you know your business and you’re an expert in your given industry. Bringing in a consultant lets you focus on these things, and spend your time where it’s most valuable.

Also, you’re often too close to your business to see things objectively. Your consultant can come in and assess things objectively.

It’s easier for them to see the big picture because they haven’t been staring at the micro details as long as you have.

People in your organization may have an emotional bias because they’ve invested a certain amount of time in a given product or project.

A business strategy consultant has no emotional attachment, and they always objectively advise you on what’s best for business.

2. They Don’t Come With “Hidden Costs”

You might be weighing the cost of a business strategy consultant against bringing in a full-time employee to handle all of this.

We understand the temptation to want to bring things “in-house.” But believe us when we say it can be a lot more economical to bring in an outside consultant.

The cost of a business strategy consultant is fixed, and there are no surprises. And you don’t have to pay for expensive extras like benefits, vacation time, or Christmas bonuses.

You only pay for services that move the needle forward for your business.

3. Business Strategy Consultants are Professional Maximizers

Think of it as an investment in making sure everything you have is being used to its full potential.

Tight budget? No problem. Limited resources? They can work with that.

Impossible deadline? We will see about that. Their biggest strength is their ability to look at everything you have, and get the absolute most value out of it.

This includes everything from your time, to your staff, to your partnerships in the industry. It’s their job to maximize everything you have and find new opportunities that you would have never otherwise found.

Ready to Hire a Business Strategy Consultant?

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4 Proven Ways to Level-up Your Inspirational Speaking Skills

Dec 7, 2017

According to the Harvard Business Review, the ability to inspire and motivate others is the most important skill for leaders and managers at every level.

In order to do that, you’ll need to be able to captivate your audience and inject energy into it. In this article, we’ll tell you exactly how to do that.

Read on to find out how to improve your inspirational speaking skills.

How to Improve Your Inspirational Speaking

1. Know Your Message

In order for your public speaking to have an impact, it needs to have a clear message. If you’re not sure what that is yet, it’s time to get brainstorming.

If there’s one thing that you want people to take away from your speech, what is it? Once you define what that message is, you can work on delivering it in the most effective way possible.

2. Practice Improvising

When you’re trying to give a compelling speech, reading off a script or reeling off memorized lines just won’t do.

There will inevitably be moments when your mind goes blank or a wrench is thrown into the works, sending you off your usual course. When that happens, you’ll need to come up with something on the spot.

This requires improvisational skills.

Hone your improv skills, and you won’t have to worry about being caught off-guard. One great way to do this is by trying out some stand-up comedy.

It can even make you a better leader!

If you can handle hecklers, you can handle anything. Besides, it helps to get all the extra stage practice you can, no matter what you’re doing while you’re up there.

3. Be Passionate

Your audience won’t believe your words unless you do. That’s why passion is important for public speaking.

Emotion is what will make your speech captivating, drawing people in so that they hang on your every word. It could come through in body language, tone or just quality of storytelling.

However you do it, make sure it’s authentic.

4. Adapt to Your Audience

Your inspirational speaking approach should differ depending on the type of audience receiving it. You can’t talk to every group of people in the same way.

Try your best to get to know as much as you can about your audience before an event. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to gear your speech towards their tastes, wants and needs.

That way, they’ll be able to relate to what you’re saying, and your words will have a bigger impact.

Be Better at Business

With these tips, you can become a great public speaker. As well as improving your business and making you a better leader, it could also turn into a lucrative side gig. If you’re really good, you could even become a professional inspirational speaker.

Work hard enough, and you’ll find that people will come to you, offering to pay you to speak at their events.

To find out more, read our post on 5 tips on becoming a paid international speaker.