Last week I received a call from prospective client who was struggling with a high staff turnover. He pleaded with me to help him stem the outflow. He is a small manufacturer that sells his products largely through distributors. I arranged to visit his offices in the Eastern suburbs the next day.
As I pulled into his carpark it wasn’t hard to spot his Porsche parked next to the front door. Upon entering the building it looked as though the premises hadn’t been renovated since… Continue
Added by Aaron Dodd on September 15, 2011 at 4:34am —
This summer the little blue guys came to the big screen. No, I’m not talking about Blue Man Group. I’m talking about the Smurfs! I remember watching the television show as a kid, thinking to myself, “Why won’t Gargamel leave the poor guys alone?” You see, Gargamel was the evil genius (or so he thought) that was always devising a plan to capture the Smurfs. His plan, much like that of… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on September 6, 2011 at 7:30am —
Added by Emily Eastman on August 30, 2011 at 9:43am —
This past weekend I attended “Energy Leadership” hosted by iPEC, where I’m training to become a Certified Professional Coach. Their website is http://www.ipeccoaching.com/ if you want to look into coaching or Energy Leadership. The reason I wanted to become a coach was two-fold: first it would give me an opportunity to work with people one-on-one in a non corporate setting, and second it would give me an opportunity to add value to my existing… Continue
Added by David Jacks on April 9, 2011 at 9:23am —
This lesson is learned frequently, often dismissed quickly, and tends to be a major player in the success of any aspiration, service or product. Duplicability.
During my brother-in-law’s career path he reached a turning point that offered him an opportunity to gain a skill set that was very specialized, few have, and was on track for future expansion and demand based on the growing trend towards environmental responsibility and renewal. Did he have all this…
Added by Lisa Switzer on March 17, 2011 at 3:20pm —
An HR thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. I have recently written to you about resources for those who desire to be on the track to HR thought leadership but there is more to sharing innovative ideas than just outlets. There are common traits that can be… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 8, 2011 at 2:36pm —
The connection between golf and leadership
There’s a surprising similarity between playing the game of golf and leadership. Once the analogies are made clear to you, you’ll wonder perhaps why you didn’t see it before. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know the major connections and feel compelled to find out more.
35% of registered golfers in the UK are senior
managers, professionals or… Continue
Added by Dr. John Kenworthy on September 29, 2010 at 8:00pm —
When recruiting, we're often seeking certain leadership characteristics that would be best suited to lead the team and pursue the organizational goals.
Here we identify the most important leadership characteristics and how you can develop your leadership character.
When we started using the game of golf as our classroom to develop leadership we noticed a similarity between the way people play golf, and their leadership characteristics.… Continue
Added by Dr. John Kenworthy on September 27, 2010 at 8:02pm —
For years there have been arguments for and against the performance review. There are many who diss the process, wanting to get rid of the actual review itself. There are others who feel it is a bedrock of information for both employee development, self checks, collecting historical data on the employee and as a way to evaluate the way a manager simply manages.
The performance review can be bad but it can also be great.
Idiots lay blame solely on a tool
if you… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on September 1, 2010 at 12:40am —
In this edition of the … Continue
Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on July 21, 2010 at 2:35pm —
Leaders VS Managers
Recently I was asked by a fellow… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 9, 2010 at 1:32pm —
Over the past few weeks, Facebook has stayed in the news. While most companies would love the resultant free publicity, many of the stories have not been positively skewed. After introducing new platform changes designed to accelerate the adoption of the social web at their 3… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 10, 2010 at 10:49am —
About 3 years ago I met with a senior HR contact who worked for a FTSE 100. An intelligent, well-rounded and high potential individual and very charming to boot. The sort of individual who rarely stays on the market, if at all, instantly being snapped up by probably any of the other blue chip organisations.
We chatted for about 90 minutes and by the end of the discussion I had drawn a very strong conclusion – that he… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on May 7, 2010 at 5:05am —
I have always had a problem with the war metaphor when talking about Talent Acquisition. War always conjures up images of destruction, dying and wounded, bombings, explosions, protests, POWs and Saving Private Ryan. War also brings with it an expectation of resolution, an end to the conflict, a peace signing.
Under talent acquisition –as – war, there are the… Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on April 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
A friend, who is working in the recruiting function of a medium-sized company, wrote to me recently. She was worried about her
company’s on boarding process, or lack of, and was asking how to improve
“We had a gentleman start in sales yesterday and I was really surprised at how disorganized we were… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on April 13, 2010 at 2:30am —
Can someone please tell me why companies need to spend millions getting
people to accept change? Follow these 3 easy steps and watch your
employees embrace change!
Obtain some pictures of your employees from high school
Place the images on the screen
Ask the question "who can tell me why change is good"
Added by Peter Lynch on March 16, 2010 at 9:52am —
Added by Greg Savage on March 8, 2010 at 9:24pm —
Many people have their own opinion of Leadership and who should or should not be considered a leader. This also is true for the “who” should be developed and kept out of leadership. Of course I have my own opinions (that’s why I write). In listening to HR Happy Hour – Episode 35 “The Leadership Show”
, I agreed and disagreed with many opinions. That’s the great thing about… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on March 7, 2010 at 9:46pm —
So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference
AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…
Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am —
Now that the economy is beginning its slow uphill climb, boomers are beginning to think about retirement and the cycle of hiring entry-level talent is beginning again. Yet, a lot has changed in these past months and as any hiring manager can attest to, the Millennial Generation is like no other.
Three key factors make for major differences between the Millennial Generation and their predecessors when it comes to engagement and retention.
- the Millennial… Continue
Added by Richard Bottner on September 25, 2009 at 11:00am —