Employment Relations, Social Media

A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new.… Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Leadership & Management

How not to communicate: a lesson from my managers

You can learn a lot from your own mistakes; and also, so I found, from the mistakes of others. Having worked in the distant past for two somewhat “direct” managers, I became very aware of how not to deal with staff. Don’t get me wrong, both of these managers were clever, knowledgable and got things… Continue reading How not to communicate: a lesson from my managers

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed

Imagine feeling light headed, having difficulty sleeping and constantly feeling run-down. Imagine regular anxiety attacks and frequent indigestion. Now imagine arriving at your workplace, looking at the building, and being filled with dread. I’m not talking about some infectious disease or accident, but a condition called work-related stress. Nor am I exaggerating. What I’ve described… Continue reading To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed

Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

A well-planned induction process is essential for new starters

Some years ago I arrived for my first day at a new job, only to find out that I was being given the extra responsibility of line management. Now this wasn’t in the job description, and was never mentioned during the selection process. What’s more, it was something I’d never done before, and for which… Continue reading A well-planned induction process is essential for new starters