Opinion & Best Practice

  • Why are performance conversations frequently unproductive? by

    Giving and receiving performance feedback should be mutually beneficial to manager and employee - but often the experience is often negative. Why? The answer may come from insights provided by neuroscience, writes Dr Tony van Rensburg.

  • Coaching lessons from neuroscience by

    How do you coach effectively in an environment characterised by ambiguity, rapid change and uncertainty? Dr Connie Henson outlines how neuroscience can help people better understand their own behaviour, reinforce change efforts and rewire their brains to make more effective decisions in an unpredictable world.

  • An engaging vision: AIM transforms by

    In May 2009 the employee engagement score at AIM was an embarrassing 39%. Two years later it had climbed to 72%. David Wakeley outlines how the organisation transformed, and provides tips for others to follow their lead.

  • Soft skills the path to success by

    Soft skills are not taught as part of our education and are not easily measured - yet Sandra Banister outlines how soft skills can make a real difference in the hard-nosed corporate world.

  • Frontline Intelligence: Corporate Health - KPIs for your health by

    What health checks should employers be offering to employees? Chris Rabba says that no matter the age of the employee, prevention is the key - and employers can play an important, and possibly life-saving, role.

  • Practical ways to maximize and measure your training investments by

    Does your training have context? Does it improve on-the-job performance? These are just a few of the key questions to ask when assessing ROI, says Sean Conrad.

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