“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”
Many of us are familiar with the phrase that is “Work-Life Balance” but only a few are aware of what exactly this means. A quick google search will tell you that “Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritising between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).” But what does the proper prioritisation look like and how do you maintain this work life balance. Here are a few tips to guide you through the process.
Remember the days when we though school was bad, we were waiting to break free and start working in the real word. Then university rolls around and things get even more stressful you begin to see a whole new level of people and once it finally time to step in to the really world things get a lot more complicated that what we knew in school. The different flavors of people that you meet and the situations that you face become challenges that you have to face on a daily basis. And a little part of you, dreams of the simpler timer when things were less complicated. These tips come in handy, not just at work but, life in general.
When the time comes to say good bye to our bitter sweet school life, and move on to a university, the transition becomes almost an adventure. There aren’t any uniforms or four walls keeping you from wondering and exploring the outside world. Because we are already outside. Although it isn’t the joyous place we thought it would be. When a simple homework becomes a research paper and an hour’s work runs into all-nighters. Then when it’s finally time to put on that cloak and walk out of university, things get a little bit more real than we anticipate. The excitement that is built inside when you think of joining that dream job will soon fade away after the first few interviews. When it’s finally time to start work, things take different turn. Here are a few instances where you will experience a difference between university and work.
Every organisation has different types of individuals, but out of those the bosses come in different flavors. Of course you have your typical manager that enjoys bossing you around and then you have your leaders the kind that works with you and directs you to grow with every experience. If you have been working for a while now surely you have met your fair share of bosses. And if you are still new to the professional world, well, there’s a long line of bosses just waiting to meet you. Some of them you will love, some would be more of an acquired taste and some you’d simply hate. If you are still not sure of what these different flavor might be, well they are typically your leaders and managers. And no, they are not the same and yes, they have a whole lot of differences between them. Here’s a comparison of Leaders vs. Managers.
All organisations say “We want the benefits of the public cloud – more technology – but with more control and less risk” This is what customers seem to be saying increasingly and it is the main reason as to why organisations are exploring the features of having a private cloud. According to research, it has been predicted that the expenditure on private clouds will increase from 5% to 25% by 2018. In addition, private clouds are now considered the feature that will have the fastest expenditure within the next three years.
Big Data is simply a collection of data from digital and traditional sources, inside and outside an organisation that is used as a source for ongoing discover and analysis. Big data is transforming at a rapid rate and it is not surprising that the collected is now being used for hiring purposes. According to various research specialists, an increasing number of organisations are combining big data with recruitment and creating what is called “Workforce Science”
The headlines of the year 2014 mainly showcased global economic growth and a greater level of employee engagement. With the start of the New Year, it is time to once again, predict the next big thing in HR for 2015. The fired up topic in HR is the emphasis on new technology and innovations that will drive HR forward in the coming year. From benefits technology to leveraging big data to better understanding your employees, 2015 will be more sophisticated with its new technology and methods for HR.
After a thorough analysis of the trends this year, HR Technology has welcomed a new hot trend; usage of small applications that are simple and employee or business-oriented. There are many applications that are used in HR, which gives ease to the workflow. However, these applications are emphasised on being simple instead of powerful.
There are Human Resource professionals all over the world that are very eager and are carrying out research to a great extent for ways in which they can be more creative and innovative with HR and how technology can contribute to improving human capital management.
This could be related to managing the payroll system in their organisation or drawing up more significant workforce plans, but it is quite expected that cloud and mobile based platform can create a massive difference. To add to this, it is not only HR organisations that will benefit from the evolution of technology.
When it comes to selecting the right HRM solution for an organisation, there is quite a lot to do; there are different stages that one has to go through such as reviewing products, demos, collecting requirements and not to forget, the implementation process. With all this in mind, HR professionals tend to overlook one of the most important subjects of the solution: the actual user. It is critical to remember to always keep in mind their wants and needs and skills in order for them to use such a technical solution.