How To Manage Employee Leave Requests Manually

Annual leave is paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes usually after the employees probationary period or as determined by the employer in line with the labor laws of the location.

The Dilemna of Warning Letters

There are usually two things that can discourage an employee from being engaged with work and by extension becoming less productive. These two things can either withdraw commitment to the employer or most times, from my experience, assumes he is not a valuable employee.

How to Develop a Salary Structure in Simple steps

Salaries and benefits are one of the most important ways to attract, retain, engage, motivate and improve the productivity of your people. A Glassdoor research and a Harvard Business Review research concluded after several studies that 75% of applicants and candidates take a job because of the benefits they offer and 75% also stay on a particular job because of their benefits.

The Three Types Of Interview Styles With Techniques

There are basically three types of interviews and knowing the one that you are most likely to experience would put you in a position where you will not only be well prepared but you will also be able to impress your interviewer. 

Why Should We Hire You (short article)

Hello job seekers, quick one;

When next you hear the question "why should we hire you" at an interview, please rephrase it in your mind to mean "why should we buy you" and answer accordingly.

The Job Candidate Thought It Was a Romantic Date.

There are good recruiters and job interviewers who would make you feel very relaxed and settled-in at a job interview. Their aim is to put you at your best in a relaxed state so that they can squeeze as much value as they can out of you. They know that it is when a job seeker is calm, that you are at your best.

How To Get Jobs or Change Jobs in 2019

One of the most efficient ways to get jobs & or change jobs in 2019 is to build your support network.

I, along with other professional friends have experimented with this and it works. In fact, based on common agreement among HR professionals, it is easier to get a sound job through the people you surround yourself with - your net worth.

How To Measure Employee Performance

Rating employees based on feelings is unprofessional and can be counter-productive. Some of the problems associated with this kind of method are highlighted below:

1. The organization may be legally liable if you retrench an employee based on feelings. There must be a properly documented evidence of performance issues and or employee flouting policies.

How To Answer ''Can We Meet You'' By A Recruiter

''Can we meet you'' for me, is the most important interview question ever. Its an opportunity for you to succinctly describe:

I Missed HR Call For Interview, What Do I do?

If it were an important call in the first place, you would get a call back but that is not being realistic in Nigeria where there are a thousand unemployed applicants waiting to fill the role.

Why Residential Address is Important When Seeking Employment

The residential address of a job seeker or recruitment candidate is highly important as it is a means through which your potential employer may want to send your contract letter to you. There have been several stories of candidates contact number not being reachable due to several possible reasons and in this kind of situation, your residential address may just be the only saving grace.

It is also important that while attempting to put in the right address, that you ensure that the right postcodes is used and that your National courier company can pick up your address through their route optimization software. Here is how to check:

How Do Recruiters Find Candidates On LinkedIn

I want to quickly talk about the secrets (quite simple ones) recruiters use to find particular candidates on LinkedIn. More importantly, how to optimize our profile to give us results.*

A Social Recruiting Survey by Jobvite says 95% of all recruiters and hiring managers search for candidates on LinkedIn. 79% have hired a candidate they found on LinkedIn.

Why You Should Build A Career In Tech

The demand for tech enthusiasts is fast becoming widespread plus this seems to be the gold mine all over the world. Entrepreneurs are building Apps, creating models, building websites, offering solutions that makes life easier. Tech for me is the new oil and it is something recent graduates or professionals should consider.

Robots And Intelligent Algorithm To Take Over Jobs

It is estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation.

Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.

Important Contents Of Your Contract, Employment Letter Before You Sign

Most newly graduates are happy to get their first job but what they do not know is that your signature on any contract you sign is binding. After signing, your employer to some extent is not obligated to do beyond what is stated there and you are also bound by the rules, regulations and expectations of its content.

People Operations; The New HR

HR is shifting away from the traditional pen and paper model to a more analytical and logical approach where human resources potentials are maximized to deliver on their KPIs and ensured that people stick to their talents.

Honey Well Urgent Vacancies


Role: Learning and development specialist
Exp: 5 years
Qualification: BSc, CIPM or any other professional qualification will be an added advantage
CVs to:


CastleBerg Nigeria Multiple Vacancies

A logistics company specialized in use of e-commerce to provide logistics services to the hospitality industry is inviting qualified candidates to submit applications for any of the applicable positions advertised below:

The Dignity And Career Path In Dispatch Riding

One of the jobs I have always advised job seekers, any graduate or anyone who is looking for a paid job is; dispatch riding. The reason why I feel comfortable prescribing this option would be shared shortly especially in a very simple way we can all understand.
In the mean time, here is a background.

Extending Employee Probation Period

"An employee must understand why his probation is being extended. There must be a very clear communication coming from a unified front – the MD and HR. A choice to extend probationary period is a teachable moment that could tremendously benefit the employee but if not communicated humanely, that moment is lost".

Upturned Recommendation

I recently participated in a training on Procurement where one of our facilitators had over 30 years’ experience and came highly rated. We were excited to learn from him, but in the course of the training he turned out to be proud and talkative. This upset a lot of participants and they began to leave the training venue.

Why I May Not Recommend A Candidate For A Job

This is a very tough lesson some of us need to avoid while we still can.

My story:
A separate arm of my company was recruiting for a role sometimes back. A friend heard about this vacancy and contacted me desperate for help.

Simple Guide To Changing Your HR From Transactional To Transformational

HR has since moved from performing transactional roles to a more strategic and transformational roles. Google, Facebook and some top international organizations do not even call it HR anymore. You will usually find them calling the HR department People Operations and here is why:

Interview Questions That Can Land Any HR In Trouble

I have shared several times on this blog how their are so many half-baked HR personnels in the industry and how they are a nightmare to job seekers. It is completely different when you are ignorant of your shortcomings as a recruiter and another thing entirely when you believe in personal growth.

To achieve this, you have to constantly learn and unlearn quack practices and embrace best practices. Here are some of the things you should avoid asking.

How To Sell Yourself

There are always opportunities to sell yourself and many people don’t know how to go about it. The truth is that if you don’t sell yourself, nobody will sell you!

From this, I will proceed to how to sell yourself during interviews. The question “introduce yourself to us” is an invitation to sell yourself to prospective employer.

Improving Employee Longevity And Retainship

I recently came across someones profile on LinkedIn who had spent 13 years in a particular company without a change of title in those years.
Profile reads; Sales executive at xyz - 13 years.

Women... Men Are Not Superior

Women... men are not superior!.
It is my personal opinion that men and women are created equally.
That they both have the same right to breathe, to dream, to live, to pursue to acquire and to grow.

Digital Recruitment In Nigeria

The digitization of the recruitment process in Nigeria is still in its infant stage.
Few of the businesses I have come across have not digitized their human resource system talk less of recruitment.

Employee Rights From Employers Under Labor Laws

Your rights as an employee
It is important that we know our rights as employees. This article will guide you and give insights into what our entitlements are and what our employers are obligated to perform as their duty.

How To Write A Winning Resume

Your resume is a very important tool in your search for that dream job and it must stand out among thousands of resumes that HR personnel receive daily from prospective applicants.

HR Manager, Avoid these Mistakes When Interviewing

I often wonder why HR personnel's are usually mean when interviewing candidates. In fact, I also thought it was the best thing to do but now I think differently. Yes! I think differently now and I would like to share my perspective with you guys.

Three Things That Will Enhance Your Value At Your Workplace

Three things that will ensure your value at your workplace:

1. Self confidence - not pride or being delusional.

2. Communication - don't mistake this as talking too much.

Your First Week On The Job

You got the job. Congrats! Now comes the hard part—keeping the job by showing your new employers they made the right choice in hiring you.

In a Twitter poll, asking what was the shortest amount of time you've lasted at a job, 22% of respondents didn't even last a full day at a new job, while 14% made it past the first day, but couldn't hold on to the job longer than 10 days.

What Is Garden Leave And When Should You Use It

Garden or gardening leave is the practice of continuing to pay an employee who is leaving a company (and has handed in their notice or had their employment terminated) but instructing them to stay away from work during their notice period.

Three Interview Questions That Have Proven Efficient For Me

These are my personal top three interview questions and I have mastered it so well that I often get the answers I need from the reaction, expression and body movement from the applicants.

I have been able to recruit for very basic roles and mid level roles in my experience but I think it can also be useful for other higher managerial positions if tweaked.

Human Resource Jobs In Nigeria

Bookmark this link because would be posting HR jobs every now and then.

Week 1:

Why You Are Not Getting Called After Applying For Jobs

Its not the fault of any HR or recruiter when you apply for jobs and you dont get called.
When you are tasked as a recruiter to get candidates for a role you will understand the pressure these folks go through to:
a Deliver the best candidate.
b Ensure its someone that won't quit after a month.
c Recruit someone with the right values and attitude. etc

Deloitte Recruitment Stages, Interview Questions

Finding the right job and preparing for the recruitment process can be tricky. People and culture make Deloitte a great place to work. Each person is unique and valued for that individuality. Our culture is about inclusion, collaboration, high performance, and opportunity. What impact will you make?

How To Shake Hands As A Professional

The way you shake hands may seem unimportant to some of us but they are the things that business owners, professionals and investors look out for when meeting with you for the first time.

How To Appear Valuable To HR Or Recruiter During Interviews

Out of a million applications, a hundred thousand shortlisted candidates for aptitude test and a thousand invited applicants, the goal of every job seeker is to stand out right?.

Pension Scheme Calculations In Nigeria, Your Employer Obligations

The importance of your pension funds to your retirement and old age cannot be overemphasized.
Some employees think it's inconsequential to them if employers do not remit this funds monthly and it simply explains how ignorant a lot of people are about employer obligations and retirement plans.
In fact, it is criminal for an organization not to remit this into your RSA i.e retirement savings account monthly.

How To Manage A Team Remotely

So I found this article useful for my readers and I decided to share it.
You have a great team of people under your managerial eye. They’re dedicated, talented and hard-working and in a completely different building or state.

15 Interview Questions Every Interviewer Or HR Now Asks Applicants

If you’ve been in the work world for a good amount of time, perhaps 5+ years, you’ve probably been faced with most of the common interview questions from “What is your greatest weakness?” to “Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.”

How To Speak Confidently At Meetings

One of the problems of not speaking confidently at meetings is that you are not only unable to make impact at the meeting but your presence may be considered unproductive and this may eventually cost you many opportunities.

Shell Nigeria 2017 Recruitment Stages

Shell Companies in Nigeria work with government, communities and civil society to implement programmes that have a lasting impact on lives in the Niger Delta and Nigeria as whole. It is an international organization thats very competitive in their selection of staff as well as in the attraction of candidates. Below is their recruitment process.

More importantly, you will also be opportune to see the type of interview questions they ask and the salary structure when you scroll to the bottom.

Nigerian Immigration Recruitment Scam

Nigeria Immigration Service has warned prospective job applicants into the service against the activities of fraudsters especially on social media who clone facebook accounts of the NIS in order to perpetuate job racketeering. Some of the other avenues used to scam are fake websites are job agents.

Vacancies would only be posted here: 

NIS Service Public Relations Officer, ACI Sunday James in a disclaimer notice cautioned the public to be weary of such tactics.

NLNG SIWES Recruitment Stages, Test

We will love to guide you with regards to what you could expect from the process going forward as invitation has started coming in for those that are going to be participating in the SIWES test for the industrial training program.
Note the following:
Location of the test is usually at their office sometimes at venues that will be comfortable for all their applicants.

Nigerian Stock Exchange Recruitment 2017

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is a haven for those who seek to excel in what they do irrespective of their differentiating attributes including ethnicity, gender etc.

How To Act During Job Interviews

I have been opportune to interview applicants seeking job at my company for sometime now and I would like to share some of the things I felt if they did right would have earned them some space to meet with the Managing director.

Union Bank 2014 Recruitment Stages

The Union bank recruitment has been very unclear based on our own observation for some time. We heard from a grapevine source that the recruitment was taken away from Dragnet beause of some inconsistent issues from dragnets side. We heard their trust in service delivery is at stake.