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D.E.S.P. … Pick the Right Employee

Many organisations use various tools and techniques for identifying their talent pipeline. Some use a “nomination approach,” while others use traditional tools such as a performance and potential matrix, a tool used by managers to identify high-performing individuals who are potential promotion candidates, creating lists of probable candidates. DESP: A New Approach to Traditional Succession…

New Tech to Manage Hiring

New Tech to Manage Hiring

They say data is king. He who gathers and uses the data the best wins, no matter what the goal. So if your goal is to hire the best suited person for the job, are you optimising your data? For the last twenty years, the HR solutions for hiring used slow, inefficient processes to choose…

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New Role of HR Manager: Hiring Success Management (HSM)

Hiring and development of good talent is getting a boost from more sophisticated data management. Forward thinking companies are now utilising more sophisticated software systems that use data science and predictive analytics to alleviate the menial work. This new breed of “smart” hiring software is fuelling an emerging category called hiring success management (HSM). As HSM…

Tranquil Inertia

Tranquil Inertia

Do you have a place you go to relax? Get away from work, stress, commitments? Disengage? That’s tranquil inertia. The paradox theory in the Harrison Job Suitability Assessment identifies “tranquil inertia” as part of the paradox around “Motivation”. Self-Motivation and Stress Management may seem to be contrary traits, however when a high intensity exists in…

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Do You Have a Drama Queen/King?

Do you have a Drama Queen or King? You know the type… They like to make dust bunnies just so they can vacuum them up in a dramatic fashion? Characteristics: Wants the whole world to know what’s happening in their lives and ever ready to share openly the ups and downs. Quite similar to the…

Three keys to Work Satisfaction

Three Keys to Work Satisfaction

It seems basic. If you like what you are doing it doesn’t feel so much like work. If you enjoy doing something you are more likely to continue doing it and do it well. So shouldn’t a personality assessment being used to measure job suitability include measuring work satisfaction? Measuring work satisfaction is essential to…

With each advertised position in an organisation comes an influx of hundreds of potential candidates. BUt how do you choose the right person for the job? Do you do it by instinct, recommendation, past employment? With so much at stake in the appointment of new employees, surely you need to be as vigilant as possible? Otherwise you could end up with the horror hire that this company did...

Horror Hire

If you think when you go for a job interview it is a nail bitingly painful affair, imagine what it’s like for a Human Resource manager who has to screen through all the job applications, narrow down the best and then conduct each and every interview himself while his other tasks keep piling up on…

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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.…