Team management

Managing a team can be challenging, but it can also be immensely rewarding. Developing the skills of staff, watching them succeed and seeing the company benefit as a result is a great part of being a manager. It’s also a testament to your team management skills, and your ability to adapt and tailor strategies to the needs of your staff.

However, when team management is demanding, your skills and knowledge are tested, and you’re required to dig deeper, research further, and find more innovative and personalised methods of successful management. Robert Half is one of the leading recruitment companies in NZ to offer management advice and support through these times of challenge and change, as well as detailed guidance and proven strategies for successful team management.

Whether you’ve managed finance executives for a decade, or have just started as a senior leader at an IT start-up, there’s always an opportunity to further develop and improve your management skills.

Our management advice is comprehensive and able to be adapted to your team, no matter what its size or industry it’s operational in. Furthering your team management skills will ensure you develop strong and honest relationships with employees, guarantee the job satisfaction of your staff and help you progress your career as a leader.

Managing remote workers

4 useful tips for onboarding remote employees

How do companies give new employees a proper orientation when so many of their staff — including managers — are working remotely due to COVID-19? Check out these tips for handling this important process virtually.

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4 ways to implement remote work options for your staff

From both a retention and recruiting perspective, telecommuting programs make good business sense. Not only can they provide organizations with a recruiting and retention advantage, but they are also quickly becoming a business necessity. Learn how you can make this possible for your staff.

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How to manage a remote team — especially if you never have

As ever more employees around the world who have rarely — if ever — worked remotely find themselves logging on from home, managers face a daunting challenge in helping their teams maintain effectiveness while adapting to an unfamiliar work arrangement.

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How to create a flexible workforce and boost productivity

One way to combat burnout and missed deadlines is to consider a flexible approach to staffing. By using a fluid mix of full-time and temporary employees, your company can nimbly adjust to all types of business cycles.

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Employee management

Preparation for returning to the workplace after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Conversations across the business world are starting to turn to the question of “How do we prepare for returning to the office after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted?” Here are some steps to help both management and staff transition smoothly back to the office when the time comes.

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Signs of low employee morale in your team

Managers can learn to spot potential issues with employee morale and deal with them head on.

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How to boost employee morale during times of uncertainty

Managers can learn to spot potential morale issues and deal with them head on. Here are some red flags to look for and suggestions on how to address them.

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Preventing employee burnout when you have a skeleton staff

When some of your employees are on vacation, out on sick leave or have recently decided to leave the organisation, it’s likely your remaining staff will feel overworked. Find out what you can do to prevent your staff from burning out as a result.

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Change is in the air: How will you manage your team when business shifts?

This article shares a few tactics that managers can employ to help their employees not only understand the change and the reasons for it, but also, how they can contribute to and benefit from it.

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Conflict management

Workplace disputes, whether surrounding fair remuneration, office politics, staff tensions or organisational policy, are inevitable. That’s why it’s critical you have strong conflict management procedures in place that consider both the welfare of your employees and the productivity of your organisation fairly and respectfully.

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Employee recognition

Acknowledging the great work your staff do to help your organisation achieve its goals is important, no matter what industry you operate it. Done sincerely and with integrity, a strong employee recognition program will create loyalty and boost staff job satisfaction.

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While keeping the best people at your organisation is important, counteroffers are not always the way to do so. Will counteroffers improve your company culture and success long-term? What are the implications for other members of your team? Build a great retention strategy at your organisation today.

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Employee retention

In an increasingly competitive jobs market, how will you keep your best employees? Top talent are a key part of what makes your organisation successful, and losing them can be costly. Find out how to implement an employee retention strategy that really works.

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5 management myths to avoid

For many leaders who may be new to leading a team, there are often common, yet misunderstood ideas behind what management should be. Find out what management myths you should avoid contributing to your own style of leadership.

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Succession planning

If a senior leader at your organisation has to step down suddenly, who will take their place? Succession planning makes sure that a solution is readily available, regardless of the industry you work in. It’s a critical team management skill and ensures business stability even in the most turbulent times.

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Employee engagement

How to keep employees engaged through job redesign

Job redesign is a valuable method whereby to keep employees engaged when responding to a change environment in the business. Learn how you can implement these strategies and boost company morale and productivity.

Employee engagement strategies

Engaged employees are an asset to your organisation. They enjoy coming to work, dedicate themselves to successes and as such, are some of the easiest staff to manage. So what is required to develop a truly successful engagement strategy?

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How managers can instill effective communication in the workplace

Do you find some members of your team seem to be constantly frustrated? Is there suddenly an unhealthy amount of office gossip? Is morale suffering? Find out how you can improve workplace communication to alleviate some of these stresses.

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Staff morale

Strong staff morale can positively impact your organisation in many ways. Alternately, low morale can have lasting negative impacts that are hard to shake. Every organisation needs to have a plan for establishing strong staff morale and strategies for boosting it when it may be in jeopardy.

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How to motivate staff

Motivating staff is an important part of team management. Why? Because motivated employees are passionate about organisational purpose, inspired by colleagues and rewarded by career development. They also tend to be the most productive and successful for your company, so it pays to have a strong employee motivation strategy prepared.

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How to encourage innovation

Creativity is often the first building block for innovation, but it’s easy to slip into routine and do things the ‘safe way.’ Find out how you can motivate and encourage your team to think outside the box for new ideas that could benefit your organisation.

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Mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring provides a skills, experience and network exchange that is beneficial to both mentor and mentee. Learn how to establish a mentoring system that improves employee skills, productivity and makes you an attractive employer.

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