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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on

Line Managers’ Role in Human Resources

  July 25 2016

Introduction: Two aspects are critical for human resources success: The presence of well thought-out human resources practices The effectiveness of the implementation of those HR practices which are, in fact, part of the duties of line managers. I...;

Human Resources: Two Simple Words Creating Great Confusion

  October 18 2015

    Two: In Numerology number 2 means modesty. While everybody stands in admiration of the control and decisions of number 1, it is number 2, the HR leader, who is the real power behind the throne. He is a consultant, an advisor and a partner, and number 1 relies on his clever and insightful advice. In addition, we know that it takes ‘two’ to tango, and Human Resources cannot justify...;

Characteristics of Trainers

  October 11 2015

  Aspiring trainers are often concerned with what it takes to be successful in their profession. Their thoughts often revolve around the identification of the characteristics of good trainers. Knowing those characteristics would allow for a thorough self-assessment and for taking the steps needed to reverse any deficiency. To determine the top characteristics of trainers, we at Meirc have c...;

How to Conduct Training Needs Analysis

  September 13 2015

  There is no secret recipe for conducting a Training Needs Analysis (TNA). There are, however, important steps to consider and apply in sequence to generate a list of training needs that satisfies the organization on one hand (achieving its strategic objectives) and the individual employee on the other (gaining knowledge and skills).     The assumptions here are that: Train...;

What Makes a Good Trainer?

  October 29 2014

There is certainly no doctor’s prescription or even over the counter pills for making good trainers. There isn’t even a magic wand that could transform someone to a successful trainer instantly. However, there are a number of characteristics and perhaps actions that successful trainers do constantly whenever they are delivering a training session. We, at Meirc, have been collecting some of these a...;

Happy Employees Equal Engaged Employees?

  May 21 2014

Does Employee Satisfaction Equal Employee Engagement? A happy employee is an engaged employee, Yes/No? According to all available research, including numerous global studies and surveys, the answer is a resounding and absolute No. A Happy Employee - But Not Engaged Look at it this way. An employee who is not engaged at work might very well indicate a high level of satisfaction with their organizat...;

Employee Engagement

  May 21 2014

Employee Engagement Employee Engagement: Do you know what it is and how to measure it? Do know what the top engagement drivers are? Five things that engaged employees' value? Do you want to learn how to improve your customer service KPIs through improved employee engagement? Are you a professional who wants to add more value to the organization? For answers to these questions, to know more about...;

Many Facets to Job Satisfaction

  May 21 2014

The definition of job satisfaction that is mostly used in research is given by Edwin A. Locke (1976) who defined job satisfaction as "a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one's job or job experiences". Locke's definition implies that when employees evaluate their jobs, as when they assess anything else important to them in life, they involve both, their think...;

Job Evaluation: The Importance of Communication

  May 21 2014

How important is communications to any aspect of life. They are everywhere especially in work. What are the many things we think about at work? Money of course. The grade of my job. Of course. The job evaluation process and why does HR keep it secret. Of course. All of these are valid thoughts and important questions. So why do we in HR and management run away when faced with communications relat...;