Category: teams

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…

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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.…

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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,…

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…