Category: business management

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Don’t Judge a Book (Job Candidate) by its Cover (Resume)

My momma told me to never judge a book by its cover and to never choose a mate solely based upon looks. If you want someone for show, pick the ones that look good. If you want a reliable, trustworthy person of integrity than you cannot choose based upon looks alone. Your employment decision works…

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Blood Test for “Sick” Employees

If you had a worker who came into your office and said they weren’t feeling well, you would ask him what his symptoms were. If you walked up to their cubicle and saw their head down on the desk you would ask them what was wrong? If they were continuously sick you would send them…

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Turnover- The Ants are Fleeing the Colony

“Why is everybody leaving?” he said as he stomped into the office. “In the last four weeks we’ve lost two of our best middle managers and I just heard through the rumour mill we are going to lose two more!” Is this a familiar scene? People don’t leave jobs, they leave people. The costs of…

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All Business Problems are People Problems

“All business problems are people problems.” My mentor said this to me. It was one of those universal statements that is used to begin a conversation. I must admit, I nodded my head in agreement and said, “Uh Huh” and blew it off (That Steven Covey selective listening thing). Yet, this simple statement keeps ringing…

The Critical 90 Days of a New Hire

The Critical 90 Days of a New Hire

Medical professionals talk about the “critical hour.” This is the first hour after someone has a heart attack. How the patient is treated in during the first 60 minutes can determine the difference between life and death. While the first 90 days of a new hire are not the difference between life and death of…

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Quit without Quitting?

You show up to work every day, sit at your desk, and start working. But are you really THERE? Are you engaged? And what about everybody else in your company? We can measure the action of “butt in seat,” but do we think about engagement? Are there people you work with who have quit the…

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There is No Need to Reinvent the Wheel… Trick it Out

Today’s labour market is competitive. Competitive in the sense that good people are hard to find. Gone are the days of putting up a help wanted sign in the window and having highly qualified applicant’s line up to get the job. Once you do get someone hired, the costs of training and developing them are…

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Employee Engagement – How is it measured?

A hot buzzword around the corporate water cooler is “Employee Engagement.” So exactly what does employee engagement mean? Employee engagement is that elusive term regarding how “hard” or “motivated” or “committed” someone is to the company, their individual job, a particular project or an activity the employee is required to make. How involved are they?…

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Best Results for Workplace Assessments

Workplace assessments are prevalent these days. Most are attempting to help firms identify employees and applicants who are more likely to achieve the best business results. What does “best results” mean for workplace assessments? Performance connected to profits? If so, the good results will depend upon what the actual job entails doing. Therefore, a good…

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Assessment Use is the Foundation

Using a good psychological assessment is the essential foundation for organisational success. A high quality assessment used at the point of hire enables you to have the greatest impact on performance, productivity and retention. To be effective, an assessment must comprehensively assess both eligibility and suitability and provide an overall score. Eligibility factors include previous…