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Monday, 2 October 2017

Why Good Employees Quit

This has been my mantra for as along as I can remember. The message is so simple, full of truth and direction, yet it is consistently ignored by human resource departments, managers and owners alike and they wonder why their turnover is so high or they are always having to look for new people. The problem is with the managers – and seldom the employee or the quality of the workforce. This has been proven and well documented by study after study.
I don’t think this happens on purpose, most managers I meet have never been taught the art of developing people. Many rose to the rank of managers simply because they outlasted the last one and this lack of people training leaves the new manager with the only experience they know – to mimic the old boss.
This does make perfect sense when you think about it. All I should have to do is mimic the actions of the outgoing boss or the one above them. It should not come as a surprise when we see our managers yell or threaten their employees, make promises they won’t keep, or lead by the old adage “Do what I say and not what I do” failing to set the example or even clearly give expectations. After all, that is what the old boss did.
If you or your organization is experiencing high turnover or even more turnover than you would like, start with examining yourself and how you interact with your team. Here are nine proven reasons guaranteed to cause good employees to quit. Any one of them alone starts the process - if you find three or more you have some serious work ahead of you to correct. 
1. The Employees are Over Worked. In start-ups this happens all of the time and the managers simply do not see the handwriting on the wall. Talented employees love to contribute and will produce more, however if you plan on having them do more you best be prepared to increase their status as well. Talented team members will not stay if their job suffocates them in the process.
2. Employee’s Contributions Are Not Recognized or Good Work Rewarded. I cannot emphasize this one enough. Never underestimate the power of a pat on the back, a thank you, or a “great job” comment. This is especially true with your top performers who are self motivated. It is much too easy to take their drive for granted – don’t.
3. The Wrong People Are Hired or Promoted. Good, hard working employees want to work with like-minded professionals at all levels. Promoting the wrong person is one of the worse mistakes that can be made. When employees work their tail’s off only to get passed over by someone who glad-handed their way to the top, it is a massive insult to the good employees. 
4. Employers Who Don’t Care About Their Employees. More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Bosses who fail to really care will always have high turnover rates.
5. Employer Fail to Develop Their People. When managers are lucky enough to have talented employees it is up to the manager to keep finding areas in which they can improve and expand their skill set. This is a managerial sin of the most grievous kind. This developmental process does not belong with the human resource department;it falls squarely on your shoulders as the managerYou have a responsibility to continually challenge and grow that person. Failure to do so and your once talented employee will become bored and grow complacent.
This leads me to the next reasons good employees leave that are too often over looked:
6. Employees Creativity is Not Engaged. Talented employees seek to improve just about everything they touch. They take pride in what they create. The moment their ability to change and improve things is removed they begin to hate their jobs. You are caging up this innate desire to create and contribute. This limitation not only limits the employees – it limits managers and companies as well.
7. Employers Are Not Challenging People Intellectually. A great boss will challenge their employees to accomplish things that may at first seem inconceivable. Rather than setting mundane, incremental goals, the great manager will set lofty goals that will push people out of their comfort zones.
… And now the two final managerial sins guaranteed to run off good employees:
8. Employers Don’t Honor Their Commitments. Integrity and honesty are two traits that every employee will expect of their managers. If you say you will do something – do it. Keeping your word and your commitments tells the employee everything they need to know about you and the type of person you are and if they can trust you.
9. They Don’t Let People Pursue Their Passions. Of all of these, this is the most simple and can mean the most, but it does require that you listen to your employees and observe. Talented employees are passionate. Find out what those passions are and work towards giving them challenges that fill their passionate needs. It just may surprise you what they can do when you let them out of that little box you have kept them in.
If all else fails, simply remember this: 
People work for people – they do not work for businesses

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The power in the stars . By Gerald

You fall in love with someone you can't sleep at night , you step out of your room and walk around no one to talk to, then you stare at the moon and ask , how do you cope chasing the shooting star around cos I guess she's running cos she's the cutest of them all .

Then you realise the moon also has his down time too no wonder sometimes he doesn't show up for work .

Why are the stars so powerful . Your brain drain rising by the minutes you long for the shooting star to come by , you wish you knew the story behind the race maybe she's scared , maybe you won't treat her right , maybe you are not asking the right questions,  maybe you know , maybe you don't know .

Loneliness keeps creeping the urge to fall back to your bad habits keeps begging . You fight it but can't cos it's not a fight you fight alone you need your shooting star your good luck charm your peace of mind to calm the mind from the temptation that will lead to destruction and self doubt .

Why not settle for less .
Why not take what you see
In this sea of stars

Take out the energy you use in trusting these wishes you throw at the shooting stars and throw them into something meaningful in your life.

But then again when you finally get successful who do you share it with . Your siblings?  They already know .

I have come to the realisation that joy can't be sold or bought it is the hardest commodity to come by but if you get joy in your heart oooooo I tell you the feeling is unimaginable.

Joy cures the sleeplessness,  the worries , the sorrows and it replaces the bad habits

It will save your life too .

But then again why do you put your joy in the hands of a human so weak and vulnerable. 

Love is good and it hurts
 joy is sweat and it brings peace

You see it is not what you did or what you can do or what you are it is WHAT THEY WANT that always matter

Once you satisfy them you get what you want .......

Shooting star whenever you settle come for me I'll be waiting for you . BY YOURS TRULY GERALD .

Saturday, 15 April 2017

A SMOOTHIE A DAY KEEPS THE CALORIES AWAY . By Chizua Ejekam


 So research has it that 90% of people around the world prefer to order wine, cocktail, soda and beer but almost never consider a healthy drink. Smoothie with no doubt is 100% a healthy drink.


 It is a blend of fruits or vegetables and let's recall that fruits and vegetables gives plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals like Folate which may reduce a woman's risk of

Friday, 11 March 2016

Vitamins all corrected By Chidebere Part 1

     Vitamins are essential micronutrients, or substances that the body uses in small amounts for proper functioning and metabolic activities, as compared to macronutrients, which are the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that make up all food. Vitamins are present in food, especially in fruits, vegetables and are synthesized in the intestinal flora such as vitamins K and E.

             Adequate quantities of vitamins may be affected when food is overcooked, processed, or improperly stored and intestinal activities are inhibited with antibiotics and alcohol. For instance, processing whole wheat grain into white flour reduces the contents of vitamins B and E, fiber and minerals, including zinc and iron. The loss of adequate quantities of vitamins mostly occurs in vitamins B and C because of their volatility.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Forget the Bro code; is there a Sis code?

Too often, we hear about the Bro code and all its conditions and exceptions but have you heard of the sis code? Is there really a sis code? Of courssseee hunnie,  there is a sis code and quite unlike the Bro code, the sis code is supreme, immutable and allows no exceptions.
 
Here are a few that you ought to know.
 
RULE NO 1: This rule is number one because it is very stringent and it is all encompassing. Just like the love your neighbour principle, this rule summarizes everything you need to know about the girl code, lol.

 DO NOT DATE HER EX... There is no exception to this rule, none at all. Do not even think to think why you cannot date her ex. Do not try to be logical. It's as simple and as final as that.
Some girls might want to ask for permission to go after her ex, truss me daddi,  the answer is No. Just forget it. Too many men in this world. Go and #seizeyourownbae.
RULE NO 2: Pay rapt attention to all her relationship problems. Whether she calls you at 2 am or by 11 pm, that sleep has to go and you should be alert, listening, consoling,  supporting and defending.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Headline news




NEWS UPDATE:
1.Senate vows to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan , el Rufai Abuja land grab
2.Troops arrest mastermind of Agip pipe line
3.Savings from fuel subsidy removal rise to 647M daily
4.workers ground Imo,Okorocha recalls sacked civil servants

NEWS UPDATE:
1.NSCDC seeks greater synergy among sister agencies
2.YabaTech shut down for 4 weeks
3.Power firm officials electrocuted in Isolo Lagos, residents blame company
4.Bello grants financial autonomy to local Govts on Kogi
5.Thailand to assist Katsina in Infrastructure

Breaking news

Two United Nations (UN) peacekeepers have been killed and some 30 wounded on Friday when attackers hit their base at Kidal in restive north-eastern Mali.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

News update






NEWS UPDATE:
1.30 die as speeding trailer tumbles down expressway
2.Chibok girls can no longer be rescued  Poll
3.Sanusi faults CBN on

Prayer before lent

Thank you Jesus

Monday, 8 February 2016

Headline News







NEWS UPDATE:
1.1500 women gave birth in Borno IDP camps-Board
2.30 die as speeding trailer tumbles down Lagos Ibadan expressway
3.Presidency unfolds N500bn social welfare program

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Headline News







NEWS UPDATE:
1.101 die from Lassa fever in Nigeria
2.Obasanjo prostrates before

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Diabetes Tips




Diabetes Tips:Eat right, and don't skip meals. See your doctor regularly to check for early signs of trouble.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Nigerian headline news

NEWS UPDATE:
1.EFCC raids former VP, Sambo's office in Abuja
2.Ijaw leaders call for talks with JTF to end siege
3.Biafran right group names

Nigerian headline news


NEWS UPDATE:
1.EFCC recovers looted 2trn in 12 years
2.Buhari laments declining fortunes of oil sector
3.Hoodlums kill 2 policemen, injure 9 others in a

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

SAINSBURY'S agrees price for ARGOS purchase   



This morning, news hit the London Stock Exchange that Sainsbury's and Home Retail Group has agreed on the price of the potential Argos acquisition. The move, which would see Sainsbury's pay GBP

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Nigerian headline news

NEWS UPDATE:
1.Militants bomb Agip pipelines in Bayelsa
2.Scores killed as military battles insurgents in Maiduguri
3.Seven die, four rescued, others missing in Lagos boat mishap
4."I'm going to suffer" says Fr. Mbaka
5. APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun's daughter weds in Lagos
6.Blame Man Utd players, not Van Gaal ??? Rooney
7.Chris Brown's baby mama claims he gave their child asthma with his weed

meek mill shows that hard work and persistence pays with a wonderful throwback pic

Never give up. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Concussion (2015 film) the most educative movie of 2015





Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports medical drama filmdirected and written by Peter Landesman. This film is based on the 2009GQ exposé Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas starring Will Smith as

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How low oil prices went from blessing to curse

How low oil prices went from blessing to curse

There was a time, and it was not so long ago, that western economies would enthusiastically welcome a sharp drop in oil prices.

This no longer seems to be the case.

With oil prices almost halving in the last 12 months – and falling even more in the last 15

Monday, 25 January 2016

“There is no excuse for what's happening in Flint.” - Hillary Clinton

What’s happening with the water in Flint, Michigan, is an outrage.

“There is no excuse for what's happening in Flint.”

The drinking water in Flint, Michigan, is poisonous.

For the last two years, the city of 99,000 has repeatedly experienced water crises. And

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Meek Mill Donates 60,000 Bottles of Water to Flint, Mich. Charity



Meek Mill seems to be stand up dude, despite what 50 Cent may think. Earlier this week, the rapper donated $50,000 to a local Flint, Mich., charity that fights the adverse effects of ingesting lead-filled H2O.

The rapper’s call to action was prompted by a fan who tweeted the rapper about his

How to make Suya



Nigerian Suya Ingredients
- Beef OR Chicken (as much as you need)
- Suya spice or suya pepper ( 2 tablespoonful per 100 gram meat used)
- Groundnut Oil(also known as peanut oil and smells&tastes like peanut/groundnut)
- Salt or crushed Stock cube (to taste)
- Onion slices
- Tomato slices
You'll also need:
- Wooden or Metal/Iron Skewers
- Cooking Brush(for oiling the meat)

Tips and notes:
* Groundnut/peanut oil is very common in the Northern parts of Nigeria, but in the absence of this oil, feel free to make use of canola oil or sunflower oil

FA CUP RESULT .....


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Fresh Prince' actress slams Jada Pinkett Smith's Oscars boycott

(The Hollywood Reporter)Janet Hubert is the latest celebrity to speak out about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, but she is aiming her thoughts at two people in particular: Jada Pinkett and Will Smith.