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Listen up! How to keep your employees motivated
Date: 31st August 2016
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  If you ask 10 people what motivates them at work, it’s unlikely that all of their answers will be the same. We’re all wired differently and all respond in different ways to various motivational techniques. More importantly, we all need different things from our jobs to remain motivated – some of us might be thrilled by […]

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Hiring New Staff: Minimising the Risk
Date: 29th July 2016
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How do you go about hiring new staff for your organisation? A decade ago, the recruitment procedure pretty much went without saying: Advertisement – CVs – Interview Process – Offer Is this your chosen formula when it comes to hiring new staff? Does it work? A number of clients I coach to increase their accuracy when […]

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Talent Management: Introverts v Extraverts
Date: 16th June 2016
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Who do you think is more likely to be successful in business: an introvert, or an extravert? Firstly, let’s take a quick look at the characteristics that these two are likely to have using the Myers Briggs / Carl Jung interpretation of these traits.

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Job descriptions: best practice is boring
Date: 30th May 2016
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One of the biggest and most common mistakes most companies make when hiring is that they don’t seriously think about the type of person they are looking for and what they specifically need them to achieve before jumping into the recruitment process. Most job descriptions are a visible indicator of just how much thought has […]

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Hiring for Attitude – what you Hear is what you get
Date: 10th March 2016
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Employers now understand that a candidate’s skills and competencies are less desirable qualities to rely on in the workplace when compared to motivations and attitude. The problem hiring managers now face, is just how do you judge someone’s attitude and motivation?

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Attracting Top Talent: Shake up your job descriptions!
Date: 11th February 2016
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2016 is the year of change. The tables are finally turning, and it’s an employees market for the first time in a decade. Throughout 2015 we heard how difficult it is to find those perfect candidates, as companies compete to secure top talent. So what’s the secret to conquering this changing job market? It’s time […]

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Will your candidate fail to succeed?
Date: 22nd January 2016
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Be honest. When you are interviewing how often do you ask the question “What have you failed at recently?” And when you do, are you really expecting to hear what they learned from it and focus on how often they fail rather than succeed?

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Could Two be Better Than One? Job Sharing in the Workplace
Date: 11th December 2015
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Job sharing. It sounds simple. It looks straightforward. You hear about people working part-time or working flexible hours – but not often job sharing. Especially at a senior level. So why aren’t more employers and candidates talking about it and doing it? Today’s job industry is certainly a candidates’ market. The economy is bouncing back and job availability is […]

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Interviews: Testing in more ways than one!
Date: 14th November 2015
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Getting under the skin of a candidate in an interview to figure out if they can really do what they say they can do, is an eternal challenge. IKEA certainly seems to have a novel approach to interviews! Whilst you are having a little  giggle, it might surprise you to learn that giving a candidate an ‘IKEA test’ will […]

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Hiring New Staff: To Clone or Not to Clone
Date: 19th October 2015
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In theory, replacing an outgoing staff member is a fairly easy task. Firstly, you look at what their role contains, then analyse what they do and finally, employ the person whose skills are the closest match to the outgoing candidate. Simple. Right? But while trying to clone a departing member of staff may seem like […]

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