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  • CAREER PLATEAU: IMPLICATIONS ON PRODUCTIVITY, EMPLOYEES MOTIVATION AND BUSINESS GROWTH

    CAREER PLATEAU: IMPLICATIONS ON PRODUCTIVITY, EMPLOYEES MOTIVATION AND BUSINESS GROWTH

    Career Plateau: Fundamentally, the relationship between the organization and the employees is that of a mutually beneficial one built on the fulcrum of the rendering of labor (ability, skills, and knowledge) in exchange for wages and other non-financial compensation or benefits calculated in productive terms or as services rendered to the organization. It is expected […]

  • THE ROLE OF HR IN STEERING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORPORATE PEACE AND PROSPERITY

    THE ROLE OF HR IN STEERING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORPORATE PEACE AND PROSPERITY

  • HOW HR CAN GIVE DIRECTION TO AN ORGANIZATION’S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    HOW HR CAN GIVE DIRECTION TO AN ORGANIZATION’S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    The strategic nature of CSR requires its infusion into every aspect of the organization core activity and HR would be required to play a leading role in the determination and in giving direction for CSR initiatives to ensure organization peace, prosperity, and impact to its community. This was further stressed by Porter and Kramer (2006) […]

  • THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY

    THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY

    Business activities and operations are done within the context of an environment, business environment, therefore, is made up of stakeholders such as producers of a business primary raw materials, vendors/ suppliers, investors/shareholders, government/regulatory bodies, host community and adjoining communities in which business activity takes place, employees/management, and the product end-users or consumers. The extent to […]

  • STEPS IN PROGRESSIVE EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINARY MEASURE

    STEPS IN PROGRESSIVE EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINARY MEASURE

    COUNSELING AND ADVISORY METHOD Change in orientation or behavioral pattern could take time to achieve in human beings, hence, with regard to workplace discipline, it has been advocated that for an offense of the first instance it is better to call the attention of the staff and counsel him or her. It should be noted […]

  • NIGERIAN LAWS : GAMBLING AND THE RIGHT OF EMPLOYEES AT WORKPLACE

    NIGERIAN LAWS : GAMBLING AND THE RIGHT OF EMPLOYEES AT WORKPLACE

    Institutionalized gambling was one of the relics of colonial rules in Nigeria; however, gambling has been with us going back into history when lots were cast to decide on the outcome of an event. The Legal attempt to regulate gambling in Nigeria can be traced to 1964 when the Casino Licensing Act was enacted. Thereafter […]

  • HR AND NON-COMPETE CLAUSES: THE BURDEN OF ENFORCEABILITY.

    HR AND NON-COMPETE CLAUSES: THE BURDEN OF ENFORCEABILITY.

    It is important to state here that many countries prohibit what can be termed as an act of unreasonable restraint and will only grant approval in limited circumstances to protect trade secrets or inventions. In Aprofim Engineering Nigeria Limited v Bigouret & Anor (2015) and in the case of Andreas. I. Koumolis v Leventis Motors […]

  • IMPLICATIONS OF WORKPLACE GAMBLING

    IMPLICATIONS OF WORKPLACE GAMBLING

    It has been well documented that anything that causes an employee distraction would negatively impact performances and the quality of their work. According to the New York Times, in reference to a UC Irvine study, it was reported that a worker gets interrupted every 11 minutes on the job. Adding such deliberate off duties distraction […]

  • HOW TO ALIGN HR PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES WITH GDPR

    HOW TO ALIGN HR PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES WITH GDPR

    HOW TO ALIGN HR PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES WITH GDPR IS GDPR APPLICABLE IN NIGERIA? Strictly speaking, GDPR is NOT APPLICABLE TO NIGERIA since Nigeria is OUTSIDE the EU economic area and she is NOT A MEMBER OF EU. However, it is instructive to note that because of globalization and social media borderless transactions most countries […]

  • GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) IMPLICATIONS FOR HR PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES

    GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) IMPLICATIONS FOR HR PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES

    The collection, storage, harvesting and usage of Personally Identifiable Information or data for gain without the knowledge and authorization of their owners have become a thorny issue since March 2018 for Facebook and its Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The discovery that over 87 million of data were secretly mined and sold to politicians with the intention […]

  • GARDEN LEAVE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN NON-COMPETITION RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

    GARDEN LEAVE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN NON-COMPETITION RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

    One key element of the employment contract is the importance of CONSIDERATION which provides that parties to a contract must enjoy some benefits, rights or interests in a mutually beneficial manner as a direct consequence performing some actions, or in carrying out specific responsibility or assignment. It has been noted, however, that consideration can be […]

  • BENEFITS OF RESTRICTIVE CLAUSES IN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

    BENEFITS OF RESTRICTIVE CLAUSES IN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

    Business model, inventions, strategic approach to meeting customers demands and the overall value generation ability of an organization form what is called unique selling proposition (USP) and without mincing words, it cost money, intelligent reasoning, time and efforts to develop these hence the need for total protection because these are what makes a business stand […]

  • THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    It is important to note that artificial intelligence is not a competitor but a technological enabler that will support business and customer service experiences in such a way that services are better delivered and HR services are done with speed and accuracy. Supporting this assertion is Diana Wong, a senior V.P of HR at Capital […]

  • GUIDELINE AND PROCEDURE IN EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE

    GUIDELINE AND PROCEDURE IN EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE

    Nigerian Labour Act and Staff Discipline Employee discipline resulting in termination or summary dismissal can be knotty and could cause employer huge legal losses and sometimes reputation in terms of public perception of the business. However, if done properly staff or employee discipline is justifiable and could be seen as an appropriate measure in maintaining […]

  • WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE FACE OF THE NIGERIAN LAW

    WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE FACE OF THE NIGERIAN LAW

    Nigerian Law and Sexual Harassment It is, however, disappointing to say that the Nigerian Labour Act is silent on this pervasive issue of global dimension as the responsibility for such description of or classification as to whether workplace sexual harassment is an offence is left to the organization to decide. Also, it has been observed […]

  • THE IMPACT OF AN UNREGULATED OVERTIME WORK

    THE IMPACT OF AN UNREGULATED OVERTIME WORK

    Effects of unregulated overtime work Overtime must be regulated and treated within the ambit of the law. A carelessly managed overtime work could lead to negative consequences for the organization as well as the individual workers. Some of the effects of a badly managed overtime system are: 1. Increased overhead cost and payout The benefits […]

  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE: THE POSITION OF THE LAW, ORGANIZATION DUTIES OF PROTECTION AND THE ROLE OF WORKERS

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE: THE POSITION OF THE LAW, ORGANIZATION DUTIES OF PROTECTION AND THE ROLE OF WORKERS

    Sexual Harassment At Workplace Eric (Not real name) had recently gotten a dream job after five years of unemployment, he painted a beautiful picture of the organization and the supportive role of his female head of department who gave all the necessary support and ensured that the job was truly a dream come true. Eric […]

  • RELATIONSHIP AND ROMANCE AT WORKPLACE

    RELATIONSHIP AND ROMANCE AT WORKPLACE

    The Reality of Workplace Romance My last article on sexual harassment at workplace generated whole lots of comments thereby birthing a follow-up write-up on this all-important question, when and how should a line be drawn between sexual harassment and romance at the workplace? Common to all the questions raised by readers is the possibilities of […]

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