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Harrison Assessments - just do it

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,…

What do Gen X and Gen Y want in a job

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,…

The Verbal Caustic

The Verbal Caustic

Almost every organisation has experienced some form or another of a Toxic Employee; someone who, whether consciously or subconsciously, disrupts or hinders the advancement of productivity in the workplace. Also known as “walking liabilities”, they say things and they do things that make them a huge liability. Just because you haven’t been sued for it…

Mini Napoleon

Mini Napoleon

Do you have a Mini Napoleon employee in your midst? Almost every organisation has experienced some form or another of a Toxic Employee; someone who, whether consciously or subconsciously, disrupts or hinders the advancement of productivity in the workplace. Also known as “walking liabilities”, they say things and they do things that make them a…

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Suitability and Eligibility – The Win Win Candidate

Suitability AND Eligibility – The winning combination in HR that can help you find the win/win candidate. Choosing the best candidate to recruit and hire is not an easy task. However, hiring right the first time can save you a lot of time and your company a lot of money. Today forward thinking companies are…

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The Emotional Moody

Do you have an “Emotional Moody” type person working for you? Almost every multiple employee organisation today has experienced some form or another of a “Bad Apple” employee; someone who, whether consciously or subconsciously, disrupts or hinders the advancement of productivity in the workplace. One type of bad apple is the “Emotional Moody”. Characteristics: Temperamental…

Psychological Traits of a Good White Collar Worker

Psychological Traits of a Good White Collar Worker

Baby Boomers remember the old days that had set working hours. You went to work and then around five p.m., you packed up your stuff and went home. If there were an emergency you might stay until five-thirty. Those days are gone! White-collar work, sometimes called Knowledge Work, is never done. Your immediate To Do…

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Zealous Extremists

Do you have a Zealous Extremist working for you? Characteristics: Strong personal values and life principles; completely passionate and committed to his own belief system. Can be overzealous in preaching or influencing others towards one’s belief system. Traits to look out for: High influencing power, highly cause-motivated, highly certain and enjoys teaching and/or making presentations.…