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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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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…

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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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How Talent Analytics Can Support Your Team

Talent Analytics are key to creating training programs that improve workplace performance. While 70% of companies think talent analytics are a high priority, only 9% said they understood which talent dimensions drove organisational performance. Savvy companies rely on data to keep an upward trajectory when the business landscape shifts. As we enter the next “new…

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…

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…

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The Emotional Moody

Do you have an “Emotional Moody” type person working for you? Almost every multiple employee organisation today has experienced some form or another of a “Bad Apple” employee; someone who, whether consciously or subconsciously, disrupts or hinders the advancement of productivity in the workplace. One type of bad apple is the “Emotional Moody”. Characteristics: Temperamental…