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 […]

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How to keep your keepers

Many organizations believe that to get a Talent Management Strategy in place, they must purchase an expensive HR system.  In fact, this belief couldn’t be more wrong.  While systems do have their place, an organisation is only going to get the maximum benefit out of it if they have implemented and embedded manual practices which […]

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Gen Y reality check

I recently conducted a culture assessment on behalf of one of my clients, a retail organisation employing (mainly) Gen Y people.  We wanted to ascertain whether the culture that the management team believes is in place is a reality for the people in the stores too.  One of the questions in the survey asked the respondents […]

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