Each day businesses assess and rate their productivity, always aiming to achieve a higher percentage or meet a different goal the following day. As a worker you might not have the best, most productive day of work every day, but reviewing a few of the unexpected ways that you…Continue
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She has a team of six relatively successful consultants. Three of those have been employed long term with her.…Continue
When have you been most confident at work, in any job?
I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.
I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…Continue
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Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.
Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a…Continue
A recovery from the deep U.S. economic recession has reopened the wound of the talent shortage. Companies are seeing the repercussions of having not managed talent and rewards effectively in the downturn and now their high performers are looking for better opportunities at companies that not only have a successful brand and business model, but also have a modern talent strategy that supports them as a professional and across teams and the broader enterprise.
At a recent CSP (California Staffing Professionals) event, I had the pleasure of listening to Matt Payne, a long time disciple of Brian Tracy and now trainer in his own firm as he discussed the use of neuro-linguistics to program our thoughts into actions. I remember learning about Maslov's Hierarchy of needs in college. Matt put it a little differently. He posited that we basically have 6 core unconscious desires. (Not to be confused with obvious needs such as food, shelter and parental…Continue
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Whether you admit it publicly or not, you probably have superstitions - most people swear by them. They’re those little superstitious behaviors people do for luck, like: knock on wood, cross fingers, tap two feet before boarding a plane, or wear that certain pair of underwear before an important meeting. Professional athletes like golf legend Tiger Woods, hockey player Patrick Roy, and basketball champion…Continue
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At this point you may be wondering what a highly creative “1 + 1 = 3” advertising campaign for Schweppes has anything to do with the title of this piece. Most likely, your eyes were drawn to the image and then your brain tried to make some sort of semantic connection between these two disparate elements. *PLEASE DO NOT STOP READING* I realise that I may have lost some of you, but in this article I will attempt to explain how this mathematical improbability is a…Continue
For those of us that are basketball fans we are experiencing something great in Lin-Sanity Jeremy Lin Story. What a story… Lin goes from sleeping on the couch not knowing where he will be sent next, to starting 5 games and hitting a shot in the final seconds. We are seeing something very special. They say in…Continue
So why not develop and reward employees based on a…
Getting the most out of your people will give you the edge in pulling out of the recession. Most leaders agree that people are their company’s #1 asset. Yet, HR leaders struggle to find the best metrics by which to achieve solid performance management. Talent acquisition is usually done based on candidate competencies. …Continue
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