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Getting The Most Out Of A Mentorship Relationship

Approaching mentorship can be a valuable experience for both the mentor and mentee. Here are some steps you can follow to get the most out of a mentorship relationship:

Define your goals: Before approaching a potential mentor, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what you hope to achieve through the mentorship. This can help you find the right mentor and ensure that both you and your mentor are on the same page.

Identify potential mentors: Look for individuals who have the skills, experiences, and connections that you would like to develop. This can be someone you already know, someone you have worked with, or someone you admire from afar.

Reach out: Once you have identified a potential mentor, reach out to them and express your interest in working with them. Be specific about what you would like to learn and how a mentorship relationship would benefit both of you.

Establish expectations: It’s important to establish clear expectations for the mentorship relationship from the outset. This includes things like the frequency of meetings, communication preferences, and the length of the mentorship.

Be proactive: Mentorship is a two-way relationship, and it’s important to be proactive in making the most of the opportunity. This means being prepared for meetings, following up on action items, and actively seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.

Provide value: While mentorship is an opportunity for you to learn and grow, it’s also important to provide value to your mentor. This can be through sharing your own experiences and insights, offering to help with projects, or simply being a good listener.

Be open and honest: Communication is key in any relationship, and mentorship is no exception. Be open and honest about your experiences and feelings, and don’t be afraid to ask questions or provide feedback.

Be respectful: Finally, it’s important to be respectful of your mentor’s time and resources. Be punctual, follow through on commitments, and always be mindful of the value that your mentor is bringing to the relationship.

Understanding Your Customer Base

We all claim to understand our market, the people/companies we are targeting
The real question then becomes how well we know them, and what efforts we are making in getting to understand them better.
Let’s be clear, understanding your audience is at the forefront of every successful business. So, in that spirit, let’s glance over how it is done.

Conduct a market research/analysis


This is how

Research your target audience in detail!

Understand your audience, their needs, and how your product/service resolves these.

Explore other potential markets. Can your business succeed in another market? Can you diversify?

After the research fine tune your brand or even rebrand dependent on your findings.

Always look to improve your product/service. Regularly conduct a competitor analysis. See how you can do better.

Bring in expert help. This is something that could take your business to the next level. An expert will make the most of this opportunity. Our experts can help with this and map out a plan for improvement moving forwards.
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3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Team Members

Make any job great with a few small changes.

Theories on motivation have long predicted that a baseline satisfaction score could be decreased or increased by peripheral factors. In other words, a job may be “an 8,” but if the boss brings muffins every morning, the gig is really “a 10.”

Managers are often exposed to a wide range of concerns from their employees, and as the new boss, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Thankfully, simple and affordable strategies are available to every manager to increase job satisfaction.

1 Communicate openly and often

Communicate openly and often.

The number one problem people have with their bosses? A lack of communication.

Engage in meaningful conversations with your team members through weekly one-on-ones. Give them timely feedback and provide any support they might need.

That said, avoid excessive or inappropriate communication such as adding them on social media or sending unsolicited emails at night and on the weekends.

2 Prioritize employee well-being.

Get the basics right – employees report that air quality, natural light, and comfortable

temperatures matter more to them than perks like gym memberships or access to tech-based health tools.

Bring healthy and delicious snacks to work for your team, or advocate for your company to provide these in the kitchenette for free. Encourage your star performers to nap on the job, and empower people to sign off at a reasonable hour.

3 Get “autonomy” right.

A majority of knowledge workers indicated in a recent survey that flexibility is more important to them than salary or other benefits. Even so, complete autonomy or an attitude of “Do what you want” can leave people confused.

Work to find the right balance for your team. The goal is to make each person feel trusted, responsible, and accountable for their work, but also provide them with support when they need it.

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Planning For Success

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘Failure to plan, is planning to fail’?

Most have, and that is true for all aspects of your business.

In the same way, every successful business plans for its next business year, EVERY Fortune 500 company has a marketing plan for the business year. Here are a few aspects of marketing that you and your business should plan:

How is your online presence going to look? Which platforms you are going to use and what your content is going to be based around?

What email marketing strategy are you going to employ? Is your focus nurture tracts, re-nurturing campaigns, or lead generation?

What platforms are you going to use for paid ads/PPC? What is your budget? What type of content is going to be used? Where are you sourcing this content from?

What type of offline presence suits your company? How much are you willing to invest in offline campaigns?


Prime KBS Institute is here to help you! We will guide you on all aspects of marketing and put together a plan for your business to succeed!

Contact us now!

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How Do You Know If an Office Is Right For You?

Knowing if an office is right for you isn’t an easy proposition.

The influence your manager has on your happiness cannot be understated.

Find out as much as you can about them before signing an employment contract.

Go hard on researching them & the company. Google around.

Talk to people who’ve left the company in the past 6 months (find them on LinkedIn).

Ask interview questions that force genuine answers:

“How do you measure success?”

“What makes you most proud of your team?”

“What do your best employees say about working here?”

Bad managers:

Push blame I don’t take responsibility

Are disrespectful towards colleagues/past employees

Good managers:

Speak openly & transparently

Speak highly of their team and discuss accomplishments

How do you know a hiring manager is lying?

They make vague or contradictory statements

They’re evasive or defensive when answering questions

They’re unable to provide specific examples about the team or culture

Trust your instincts and ask follow-up questions if you have any doubts.

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What to Do After Being Laid Off

Losing a job can be a difficult and stressful experience, but it is important to remember that it is not the end of the world. Being laid off provides an opportunity for self-reflection and growth, and there are several steps you can take to make the most of this time.

Take care of yourself: Losing a job can be emotionally draining, so it is important to take care of your mental and physical well-being. Exercise, meditate, and spend time with loved ones to help you stay positive and focused.

Assess your finances: Take a close look at your financial situation and determine how much money you need to live on and what expenses can be cut. This will help you prioritize and make informed decisions about your next steps.

Update your resume and LinkedIn profile: Make sure your resume is up-to-date and highlights your skills and experience. Consider reaching out to former colleagues, supervisors, and mentors for recommendations on LinkedIn.

Network: Attend job fairs, reach out to contacts in your industry, and join professional organizations to expand your network and increase your exposure to potential employers.

Consider retraining or upskilling: If you are considering a career change, consider taking courses or attending workshops to develop new skills that can make you a more competitive job candidate.

Be proactive: Don’t wait for job opportunities to come to you. Apply for jobs that interest you, and be prepared to follow up with a well-written cover letter and an updated resume.

Stay positive: Remember that being laid off is not a reflection of your worth or abilities. Stay positive, and focus on the opportunities that lie ahead.

Being laid off can be a challenging experience, but it also provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. By taking the right steps and staying positive, you can successfully navigate this transition and find your next great opportunity.

For job hunting tips check out our blog posts on how to craft the perfect resume, interview do’s and don’ts and so much more.

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What to Do When You’re Stuck In A Job You Can’t Leave

When you’re stuck in a job that you can’t leave, it’s important to find ways to make the situation work for you.

Here are some tips that may help:

Focus on what you can control:

Instead of dwelling on what you don’t like about your job, focus on what you can control and make changes to improve your situation. For example, if you’re unhappy with your workload, talk to your boss about delegating some tasks or finding ways to streamline your responsibilities.

Find fulfillment outside of work:

Pursue hobbies or volunteer opportunities that bring you joy and fulfillment. This can help you maintain a positive outlook and balance your work life.

Network and build relationships:

Building strong relationships with colleagues can not only make your work environment more enjoyable, but it can also help you advance in your career and potentially open up new opportunities in the future.

Seek professional development opportunities:

Take advantage of any training or development programs offered by your company. This can help you expand your skill set and increase your marketability for future job opportunities.

Be proactive about your mental health:

Working in a challenging environment can take a toll on your mental health. It’s important to prioritize self-care and seek support from friends, family, or a mental health professional if needed.

Remember, it’s possible to make an imperfect situation work for you. By focusing on what you can control and seeking out opportunities for growth and fulfillment, you can create a more positive work environment and potentially set yourself up for future success.

Here’s how to deal with stress in the job hunt, and how to find a career you’ll enjoy.

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Recruiting? Let’s take the stress off you

A successful recruitment process helps companies build a strong and capable workforce, improve productivity and meet their business objectives. However, the recruitment process can also be complex, time-consuming, and costly, especially for companies with limited HR resources.

This is where we come in, Prime KBS Institute can help organizations navigate the recruitment process, providing expertise and support to ensure they make the right hiring decisions.

Here are some of the key services that we offer to help organizations with their recruiting efforts:

Job Analysis and Position Description Development

Prime KBS Institute can help organizations define job roles and responsibilities, identify essential skills and qualifications, and develop job descriptions that accurately reflect the requirements of each position. This helps companies attract the right candidates and ensures that new hires are a good fit for the job and the company culture.

Recruitment Planning and Strategy Development

We assist organizations in creating a recruitment plan that outlines the steps involved in finding, attracting, and hiring new employees. This includes determining the sources for finding candidates, setting recruitment budgets, and creating a timeline for the recruitment process.

Sourcing and Screening Candidates

We help organizations source candidates through various channels such as job boards, employee referrals, social media, and recruitment events. They can also assist in pre-screening candidates, reviewing resumes and cover letters, and conducting initial interviews to determine which candidates should move forward in the recruitment process.

Background Checks and Reference Verification

We conduct background checks and reference verifications to ensure that new hires have the qualifications and experience necessary for the job. They can also help organizations comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Offer and Onboarding Support

We provide support in extending job offers to successful candidates, negotiating salary and benefits, and helping new hires get acclimated to their new job and company culture through effective onboarding programs.

In conclusion, HR consulting firms play a critical role in helping organizations with their recruitment efforts. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, providing organizations with the support they need to make informed hiring decisions and build a strong, capable workforce. If you’re looking to improve your recruitment process, email us at or call +234 (0) 803 308 2815, +234 9169413405, +234 9131953169 for a free consultation.

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Nigeria’s Fuel Scarcity: Planning Ahead to Manage the Situation

As Nigeria’s fuel scarcity becomes an on-again, off-again problem, there are several things you can do to help manage the situation:

Plan your trips:

It is important to plan your trips ahead of time to ensure that you are using your fuel efficiently. Consider carpooling or using public transportation if possible. Avoid unnecessary trips and consolidate errands to make the most of each trip.

Conserve fuel:

You can conserve fuel by reducing your speed, accelerating gently, and avoiding sudden braking. Keeping your tires properly inflated can also help to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Use alternative modes of transportation:

Consider using alternative modes of transportation, such as walking or biking, for short trips. This can help to reduce your dependence on fuel and save money.

Stock up on supplies:

When you can, stock up on not just fuel but other household essentials, it is important to have essential supplies on hand, such as food, water, and medication. Make sure you have enough supplies to last for several days or even weeks should the fuel situation worsen.

Stay informed:

Stay up to date on the latest news and information about the fuel scarcity. This can help you to “Plan Ahead” and make informed decisions about your transportation and other needs.

Our planning and change management workshops are designed to prepare, support and help you adapt to volatile changes no matter the circumstance, giving you the ability to create and manage timelines, and milestones, as well as strategies for overcoming potential obstacles.

Enabling you to be able to set realistic goals, identify the most important objectives, develop strategies, and allocate resources to make sure you are able to consistently achieve your desired outcomes in both the short term and long term.

With so much change going on in Nigeria right now and not always for the better, political changes, social changes, currency changes, fuel scarcity, etc. The need to be resilient and effectively manage our daily lives to produce our intended results amidst all the chaos is of the utmost importance.

Email us at or call +234 (0) 803 308 2815, +234 9169413405, or +234 9131953169 to sign up for our next planning and change management workshop.

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Navigating Conflict In the Office

Navigating conflict with a coworker can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to resolve the issue effectively and maintain a positive working relationship.

Here are some tips that can help:

Communicate openly and respectfully:

Have a direct conversation with the person and express your concerns in a calm and respectful manner. Listen to their perspective and try to understand their point of view.

Focus on the issue, not the person: Keep the conversation focused on the specific problem and avoid personal attacks or blame. This can help maintain a constructive and solution-focused dialogue.

Find common ground:

Try to identify areas of agreement and shared interests. This can help build rapport and create a foundation for resolving the conflict.

Brainstorm solutions:

Work together to generate a list of potential solutions and weigh the pros and cons of each one. Be open to compromise and finding a solution that works for both of you.

Follow up:

After a resolution has been reached, follow up to ensure that the issue has been resolved and that both parties are satisfied with the outcome.

Remember, conflicts are a normal part of working in teams, and finding a resolution can often strengthen your working relationship.

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Let’s help you position your business for success today!