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AIM Blog - Why Thank You Matters More Than Money
June 05, 2018

How do you feel when someone says thank you? Whether it be for our efforts, or achievements, most people appreciate being told they are appreciated. Assuming sincerity in its delivery, a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way to making people feel valued and respected. According to Aon Hewitt’s 2012 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report, 90% of employees agree recognition is a key driver of their engagement.

AIM Blog - How to say “no” without damaging your reputation at work
May 30, 2018

Warren Buffet famously said “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” That’s fine if you’re considered the world’s most shrewd and successful investor, but what does that mean for us mere mortals? If we start swanning around the office, saying no to any request that comes our way, we’ll quickly become very unpopular.

4 ways to be a trailblazer at work
May 21, 2018

Do you find yourself compliantly watching in meetings? Find out how to make a presence and be heard.

Talent, Business Growth,
May 01, 2018

Finding the right talent is essential to business growth. However, locating an individual with ambition, skills, engagement, and a penchant for fitting the company culture doesn’t just happen. Recruiting, retaining, and developing the right people for positions occurs with stellar planning and strategy development.

AIM Blog - Why it’s time to make a change to become a learning organisation
March 28, 2018

The post-war economy was a comparatively wonderful place. As a business, all you had to do was identify the core competencies of your organisation and aim to make those as efficient as possible in order to exploit your comparative advantage. Just set your direction, keep a firm hand on the wheel, and you’d slowly but surely grow your market and increase your margins.

Why it’s time for you to make a change if you want to get ahead
March 15, 2018

There once was a time when all you needed to do to shoot up the ranks was stick around. Loyal service was rewarded with occasional pay rises, and on the job experience was more than enough for an eventual promotion. All you had to do was show up, do the work, and you were on the escalator to the top.

4 things great managers always do
February 14, 2018

It’s often been said, that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. That’s been proven by a recent survey which showed 34% of employees attributed their decision to leave a company directly to their manager or leadership.

How to sell professional development to your boss
February 12, 2018

Getting ahead in your career takes equal measures of patience, persistence, and planning. Whether you’re after a payrise, a promotion or an opportunity to simply get your foot in the door of a new industry, it’s important to have a vision of where you’re going, and how you’ll get there. In today’s hypercompetitive job market, you need to find any edge you can, which is why formal professional development programs are so incredibly valuable.

AIM Blog - Make a change to how you handle a work crisis
February 08, 2018

Crises happen at work. AIM facilitator Sarb Chowdry shares 5 tips on how to respond, not react.

Ever find yourself in a stressful situation at work?

Perhaps you’re dealing with an overwhelming workload and unexpected demands on your time and energy. Perhaps it’s the sight or sound of your manager. Maybe it’s the number of unread work related emails or the subject line of a particular email. Or just thoughts of that difficult colleague or customer.

In these situations, it is important to understand the difference between being reactive or responsive.

How to embed purpose in your organisation
November 08, 2017

Discovering your new purpose with your employees takes time and effort but can be very invigorating, unifying and rewarding. Let’s consider the example of McDonald’s. Over the years, we have seen a shift in purpose from a standard menu to a range that offers healthy alternatives and the customisable “Create Your Taste” option.