Meet Ben. He applied for the sales manager position at your company. He submitted a polished résumé with an impressive background that included extensive sales experience. His enthusiasm during his interview stood out among the other candidates, and he seemed like a positive team player. His references checked out. He seemed like the perfect person […]
HR according to my clients
There are some things which I hear all the time when talking to my clients about HR issues. These include: 1. Recruiting people is hard 2. Firing people is hard 3. A probation clause in an employment contract is a waste of time I tend to disagree with all of these statements and here’s why. […]
Lumina Spark – what’s the big idea?
The Lumina Spark psychometric tool from Lumina Learning enables organisations and individuals to transform performance through the development of self-knowledge to quickly build rapport with others while valuing psychological diversity and collaborating to co-create lasting results. See more here…
Four talent practices which drive revenue gains
Many companies miss out on enormous opportunities for growth and profitability because they don’t appreciate the impact of excellent talent management. New research by Gallup clarifies the relationship between organisations’ use of four specific human capital practices and their revenue growth. Most importantly, it reveals the power of implementing all four practices together – employers who combine them […]
How do you find the right people?
“Recruit for attitude and train for skill” The first time I read that was in Good To Great (by Jim Collins) and I’ve read it many times since then. Many businesses though are still recruiting for skill (or technical competence) and hoping that the right attitude will follow. Technical competence indicates that the candidate should be […]