Category: Culture

Jump starting employee engagement

Jump Start Employee Engagement

According to a study by the Quantum Work Place “Employee Engagement” has decline to the lowest point it has been in eight years. Despite the improving economy, employee engagement declined in 2014 across organisations of all sizes and in more than 75 percent of the markets measured through the Best Places to Work program. Employee engagement…

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Incessant Complainers

Incessant Complainers. Do you have this type of employee in your organisation? Characteristics: Non-stop complaining about the company, the working environment, colleagues and customers; does not see problems as opportunities to improve a situation. Complains about things but walks away when called to take up the challenge to change things for better. Traits to look…

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Leaders Must Exhibit Adaptive Capacity in 2022

Dr Dan Harrison was recently published in HR Daily Advisor discussing the different demands on leaders in 2022 and how you need to embrace Adaptive Capacity to succeed in this uncertain environment. Read the original article here. The pandemic forced businesses to cope with unexpected change and create solutions on the fly. This flexibility will be…

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How COVID-19 Shone a Spotlight on Empathy in the Workplace

Historically, empathy has not been a driving force in most workplace cultures. While plenty of organisations have placed value on creating positive, collaborative work environments, they have often considered employees’ personal lives to be separate. This could explain why a recent Businessolver study found that only one in four employees feel their companies are sufficiently empathetic.…

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How Talent Analytics Can Support Your Team

Talent Analytics are key to creating training programs that improve workplace performance. While 70% of companies think talent analytics are a high priority, only 9% said they understood which talent dimensions drove organisational performance. Savvy companies rely on data to keep an upward trajectory when the business landscape shifts. As we enter the next “new…

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Ego Almighty

There are typically all sorts of various personalities working in an organisation. In previous blogs we have reviewed a few. The Drama King/Queen, The Incessant Complainer, etc. Do you have a few “ego almighties” working in your company? Ego Almighty Characteristics: Tends to focus on self-justification and excuses for certain actions or inaction. Does not…

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Just DO it!

“I HATE my work!” How successful do you think someone will be at a job who says this? “I don’t care if you hate it, just do it”. How long will this company be operating if this is the most often said comment from the team leader? The Harrison Assessment’s Paradox Theory predicates that performance…

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Succession Planning: Hire Leaders from Within

To Hire Leaders from Within, or to bring in Outside Leaders? That is the Question During these times of high structural unemployment, finding skilled workers to fill open skilled positions is among the top challenges in virtually every organisation. As the economy improves, top talent will have more choices and attrition will accelerate. In addition,…

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What Do Gen X and Gen Y Want In A Job?

Harrison Assessments International recognises that as the population ages, the competition for attracting good, skilled Gen X and Gen Y employees heats up. Employers are finding that monetary rewards are not enough to attract and retain younger workers. Jamie Gutfreund of the Intelligence Group spends a great deal of time examining the differing motivations and preferences…

Paradox Theory and Team Dynamics

Paradox Theory and Team Dynamics

In today’s specialised work environment, talent is not enough. Talented people must effectively work together in order for the organisation to succeed. HR budgets are tight and finding the right combination of talented people who can work together day in and day out to achieve positive results is difficult. As any good sports team knows,…