Tag: teams

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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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…

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…

Harrison's Job Success Formula - JSF

Harrison’s Job Success Formula – JSF

Personality tests are increasingly popular due to the importance of understanding how an employee or job candidate will behave. Since poor performance usually relates to behavioural issues, measuring job behaviour is essential. However, personality tests are very general, usually measuring only 4-30 personality factors which are used for every job. In contrast, Harrison Assessments’ award…

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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…

Walkaway strollers or web browsers in the workplace

Walkway Strollers (or Web Browsers)

Do you have a Walkway Stroller/Web Browser at your office? You may recognise the type: Characteristics: Highly mobile around the office complex and loves peeping into others’ cubicle (workstation) finding out how others are managing their work and life. This behaviour may manifest itself virtually. The walkway stroller may not cruise the actual hallways, they…

Competition in business

Amazing Job Race

  Too bad you don’t have sixteen weeks of challenges, obstacle courses and road blocks to find the winning Amazing Job Team! I will admit it. My guilty pleasure is watching “The Amazing Race”. It’s a long running TV show that starts typically with 12 two person teams and follows them as they race around…

How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

“According to a recent Harris Poll … a stunning majority (69%) of the managers said that they’re often uncomfortable communicating with employees. Over a third (37%) of the managers said that they’re uncomfortable having to give direct feedback about their employees’ performance if they think the employee might respond negatively to the feedback.” Effective communication is…