About Aliya Jafery

A highly experienced and seasoned HR professional with over 34 years experience. During the tenure of service she has seen the changing faces of HR from a personnal management function to a strategic human resource management role in an organization.

MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES – A CARROT OR STICK

Sounds easy doesn’t it, that is so, but only in theory. In real life situations it is far more challenging. For people to learn and adapt themselves in all walks of life, both rewards and punishment maybe necessary. If one thinks about it seriously, one realizes that it starts pretty early in life. Recall your school days, if you did well in class you would get a star, on the other hand if you did not you, you may have been kept back after school to do extra work and improve.

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MENTAL toughness

Those people who possess the ability to work hard and be able to respond in a flexible and strong manner to any failure or adversity are resilient and this quality enables them to focus, stick to their goals and come out successful.

Few people are born mentally tough but it is possible to cultivate and develop this trait which is very vital in today’s world.

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Achieve a POSITIVE MINDSET

Having a positive mindset gives us more confidence and also helps to improve our mood. The upside to this is that it helps us enjoy better health and prevents the likelihood of developing any stress related disorders. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven in many scientific studies. Those people who are optimistic enough to see the glass as half-full are certainly happier than those who are taking a pessimistic view of the world and see the glass as half empty.

So, learning to think positively is definitely worthwhile.

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Self PROMOTION

Self promotion is a very focused and determined practice which you make to present yourself as being highly competent and possessing the skills to grow and accept greater challenges in the organization.

It is also very useful when you use it to compete against other candidates for a promotion or another job.

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JOB SATISFACTION – What really creates it

Our jobs are a very big part of our daily life, but quite often we are not truly satisfied with what we are doing. Many people are not really aware of what creates job satisfaction. They are also confused at making a career decision and deciding what type of job is right for them.

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SKILLS for job success

The world is changing rapidly and new technology and automation is constantly altering job requirements. Due to these factors it is essential that employees stay in a learning mode and update their skills to meet current requirements. Many of us disregard the development of our important soft skills when the necessity for focusing on hard skills is more urgent. We need to realize that our ongoing career success depends on a balanced mixture of the two.

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Being ADAPTABLE

Having an adaptable mind is essential in today’s world to meet the ever changing challenges which present themselves. We all know that our skills of today may not be able to solve the problems of tomorrow. So, we need to constantly adapt our self, be ready to learn new skills and also be flexible in order to be successful in our jobs.

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UNPLUG – Manage stress

In today’s fast moving world, we are being constantly challenged by stressors, such as work pressures, financial burdens, health issues and family obligations. Very rarely do we get a break long enough to relax and relieve the stress.

Technology has also changed the way the way we interact with each other, how we compile information, and our life styles. Change has become a constant and these changes will take place at a faster rate causing a tremendous amount of stress just to keep abreast of what’s happening.

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