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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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Good Team Alignment Might Need a Fresh Set of Eyes

Ever play that game where you are tied to a bunch of people and you have to perform a task or reach a goal together? Or capture the flag at the top of the “impossible for one person to climb” Totem pole game in which the only way to reach the top was to stand…

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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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I Want My Brain Surgeon to be Nice

Most personality assessments take a broad view of what traits make someone good at work. They have a tendency to lump all jobs together as having the same requirements for success. The buzz words for a good employee are things like… “has empathy” or “works well with others”. One popular article lists The Top Twelve Traits of…

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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…

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Stop the Job Hopping

Job Hopping is the new “normal” for Millennials. The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that. Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between…

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Have You Made a Bad Hire?

Have you hired the wrong person? Fixing that bad hire can become a very expensive repair. Research shows that hiring the wrong person cost companies far more than the employee’s annual salary. It’s crucial that companies take the time and invest in a thorough interview process using proven assessment tools to find and match the…