Category: personal development

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,…

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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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.…

Missing a Step in the Hiring Process

Missing a Step in the Hiring Process

You place an opening on a job board to find the professional employee. This is considered time and money well spent since the position you are filling takes skill and requires a substantial amount of training and investment. But what do you do with the applicants? How do you know from the CV and their…

Achieving Results Through People

Achieving Results Through People

Managers Wear Multiple Hats If you manage people, you may sometimes struggle with the very tough job of getting top performance from the people you manage. Since you need to get results through others, you need to build relationships in which people are motivated and engaged while at the same time holding them accountable to…

blind optimist - leadership coaching Chesterfield

Blind Optimist

Do you have a Blind Optimist at work? The kind of person who sees good in everything, no matter what the situation? That ever so cheery person who never seems to be living in reality? A little ray of sunshine in the workplace is good right? The sprinkler alarms could be raining water down on…