Don’t let them burnout!

Have you thought about the mental health of your employees? Don’t let them burnout! It’s a fact: most highly engaged employees are exhausted. If this has happened in a normal environment take a moment to think how much this has increased with COVID-19. How to do it? Understand the workloads your employees have: what are [...]

Pay strategy: Relevance and effectiveness

For a pay strategy to be effective, it must be integrated with the company’s overall business strategy. Achieving this integration can be difficult. This is because a business strategy can be hard to specify. This makes it difficult to design a pay strategy, with the overall business strategy in mind. If the company has a [...]

The importance of coaching

Have you ever wonder about the importance of coaching? No, don’t think about sports; think about coaching in business. What happens when someone has a problem? Upon circumstances, either the direct boss or Human Resources takes care of it. When the problem is solved, everybody continues with their lives as usual. How to prevent that [...]

Are you sure your risk-based approach is effective?

Let’s see: are you sure that your risk-based approach is effective? If you haven’t updated it during the year…if only the Internal Audit talks about risks…or if the budget is not related to it…well, it’s clear: the risk-based approach is not effective. How can this be resolved? First think that the risk-based approach is a [...]

The on demand talent

Which is the on-demand talent that companies need? Coronavirus has also changed the skills we need to work. Here are some: Adaptability: Forget about the way we used to work; employees are doing new tasks that they never imagined. Companies have changed even their own core business to adapt to the new environment; for example, [...]

On the Corona Crisis (… of course, what else) – Part 2

Presumed impact of collective experience Thread on safety culture at the workplaces Can you see the resemblance with a concept, OSH managers are familiar with? Yes, it is the whole thing with the Safety Culture. The way we do things here is the safe way. And we could continue: We wear mouth masks, and we [...]

On the Corona Crisis (… of course, what else) – Part 1

Originally I was going to write about sustainability concerning employee treatment. But I will save the topic for later because the events of the last couple of weeks are asking for something more up to date. The situation about the coronavirus pandemic has got many connections to the workplace health and safety and to the [...]

The importance of a happy work environment

Having a happy work environment brings many benefits, among them: creativity and innovation increases, as well as productivity, employees are more engaged and your company is more successful. But, how to do it? Recognize your employees: one of the most common mistakes companies do is to give for granted their employees work. If it’s the [...]

Impact of agile workplace design on employee productivity

In today's time, it seems job-hopping is a more popular trend than good old loyalty and career ladder climbing within the same organization. A new wave of the workforce requires more from their employers in order to stick around for more than a year or so. Companies are looking for new ways to have satisfied [...]

Risks in 2020

If risks were considered a key part for internal auditors, in 2020 risks are a must. Audits should be risk-based and agile, responding to emerging risks. For this year, top risks include: Cybersecurity and data privacy: we are moving to a digital era and by doing it, this risk increases. The reason: information and data [...]