PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE FOR PARENTS -1st E-Newsletter March 2021

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The Project “Psychological Resilient Parents” aims to create an avid pool of material (manual, multimedia platform, best practices report) and an especially designed Training Course for parents to enhance their psychological resilience and subsequently amplify their efficiency as parents. The material will include information and practical application inspired from a vast variety of approaches and it will be divided in 5 core pillars: (more…)
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What is an HR audit and why is it important?

What is an HR audit and why is it important?

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When it comes to risks in the management of human resources, employers and HR professionals should not simply wait for an inspection by the Department of Labour, the Social Insurance Services, the Income Tax office or another government bureau to knock on their door.  Regular audits are the best way to defend an organisation against potential employment claims, adverse government department findings or fines. Most people are familiar with annual financial audits (the legal requirement for organisations to provide reasonable assurance that their financial statements are complete and accurate) but not many have heard of HR Audits.  The performance of people (human resources) is one of the most difficult aspects of organizational performance to measure. HR audits can provide valuable help in this direction as they are a powerful tool…
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Performance management systems – Why objectives are important

Performance management systems – Why objectives are important

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It’s that time of the year: January, the month associated with setting new year’s resolutions on a personal level but also with setting organisational targets for many businesses.  It’s the first month of the year when company missions are usually revisited and the performance bar has been raised after the previous year’s profit and loss accounts have been calculated.  These new annual organisational targets need to be communicated to all employees and cascaded down to each department.  Then they need to be translated as personal objectives for each individual that plays a role in achieving results for the company in such a way that each person can relate to them. A number of years ago, I experienced first-hand a very poorly conducted appraisal system.  I had not been given specific…
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