Category: teams

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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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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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Win the Race for the Best Employees

Are you winning the race for the best employees? Today’s labour market is highly competitive. The skills needed to perform the work are increasing and the qualified applicants to fill the positions are decreasing. Talented workers are mobile and are changing jobs more frequently than ever before. There is a shortage of qualified workers and…

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…

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Hire Right the 1st Time

Hiring right the first time can save you a lot of time and your company a lot of money. Today forward thinking companies are using HSMs and new tools to choose the best candidates. If you are tasked with hiring responsibilities, here are some suggestions from Robert Half to improve your chances of hiring the right…

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…

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…

empathy in the workplace

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.…