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Why change must be handled carefully in the PSNI

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Today’s newspapers were filled with speculation over who might replace Matt Baggott, after the PSNI Chief Constable announced he was to retire from the high profile role this year.

The publications examined potential candidates in turn and assessed whether they were the “right person for the job”.

Ultimately the change period is difficult for businesses and it will potentially take time for any new CEO or Director (including a Chief Constable, in this case) to make an impact and demonstrate why they are, indeed, the “right person for the job”.

With a new business leader comes new visions and preferences, and may mean that staff will be unsettled at first. Business performance may be affected as employees get used to the new way of thinking and working.

How can a company ensure then that change is successfully handled? Here are my ‘Four Cs’ for positive change management: (more…)

Why your staff are switching jobs- and how to avoid it

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Last week I remarked about how ‘Massive Monday’ (the first Monday of the new year) meant that people were more likely to start looking for a new job than any other day of the year.

Lack of job satisfaction and an increased salary elsewhere are often cited as two major reasons why employees decide to leave a company.

As such, for businesses here an important part of any manager’s role is to ensure that your staff want to remain in a position and are not driven to move simply for a few thousand pounds more per year.

In truth, it costs lest to invest in staff retention than staff recruitment.

So, how can you motivate your staff and avoid them looking around for other roles this year?

I suggest these small, but very effective, measures. (more…)