No business can succeed without the right blend of people. Introverts and extroverts bring very different skills, ideas and personal qualities to the table, which every team and business needs to succeed.
Richard Branson's refreshingly anti-establishment approach to business and hiring top talent was eloquently concluded in his recent LinkedIn blog post with a quote by Apple's Dan Jacobs: “It’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”
In a world where we want the fastest, easiest solution and we want it now, it is often interactions with people that make all the difference. What can you do to engage your employees so that your business and service is highly memorable?
Irrespective of location, language and culture, it is possible for us all to speak one common language. LAB Profile motivational patterns can be translated in every language, which means that when you want to assign a task to a freelancer anywhere in the world, all you need to do is listen to how they speak.
Getting under the skin of a candidate to figure out if they can really do what they say they can do is an on-going challenge. IKEA seems to have a novel approach! If you think the “IKEA test” is a bit extreme and poses a health and safety risk, don’t despair. There are much simpler ways of understanding what makes your candidates tick by just listening to their language patterns.
The long awaited spring of 2013 has arrived and with it good news from a recent BBC report that UK hiring plans are at a 19 month high in the UK.
If you are interested to know what the trends in hiring and retaining talent are in 2013, take a look at this short video clip.
The cost of hiring and firing someone is – conservatively – 1.5 times a ‘general’ salary and as much as 10 times a senior salary.Honesty – from both sides – throughout the application process is absolutely essential to avoid these costs.
While trying to clone a departing member of staff may seem like the right thing to do – particularly if you are losing a valued member of your team – it is can end up proving to be a very costly move for your business.
We've previously discussed the pain and cost of not having an engaged workforce. But how can you ensure that your employees are happy and productive 90% of the time?
Did you know that the most common reason employees give for quitting their jobs is that the position was not what they expected? Last week one of my clients said in frustration “After selecting (Bob) from a long list of candidates because he seemed such a perfect fit for our business, the whole Bob turned up for work. He isn’t what we thought he would be!”
With the UK emerging from one of the worst recessions it has seen, those in employment have been content not to rock the boat, for fear of adding themselves to the hordes of talented workers who have found themselves affected by the economic downturn. But research suggests that, by the end of 2012, more than 50% of employees are willing to quit their current job. How much could Employee Turnover cost you?