Motivation, Behaviour

Who are you really hiring? Emotional intelligence vs. skills
Date: 25th October 2018
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The typical job interview process fixates on ensuring that new hires are technically competent. Only 11% of respondents in the study cited technical competence (or a lack thereof) as the reason for an employee leaving.

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Our haphazard approach to recruitment is leaving candidates (and recruiting managers) confused…
Date: 17th July 2018
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It seems as though every month there’s a new approach to recruiting. The beer test, video interviews, assignments… candidates never know what to expect. These various approaches are often driven by recruiting managers to find the people they need – but leave everyone else in the process confused and unsure in which direction to go… […]

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How To Recruit Accurately and Avoid Bad Hires
Date: 15th November 2017
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As a recruitment and retention coach, clients often come to me having experienced a recruitment failure. In fact, 85% of HR decision makers admit that their organisations have made recruitment mistakes.

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Interviewing and Selecting a New Employee
Date: 9th January 2017
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The recruitment process is often a long and difficult journey. For a tech start-up the challenges are greater than for most when competing for high quality candidates. Here's how a CEO overcame them ...

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Job advert not attracting right candidates? The Power of Words
Date: 30th November 2016
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Words have power. They have the power to make or break someone’s career or send your business down the pan. When writing a job advert, it’s important to consider the long term.

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What’s Your Workplace Culture? How to Recruit the Right Candidates for your Team
Date: 31st October 2016
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There are plenty of models and research available around how to identify who will fit into your workplace culture when recruiting. But when it comes to the crunch time, do these really apply?

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Listen up! How to keep your employees motivated
Date: 31st August 2016
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  If you ask 10 people what motivates them at work, it’s unlikely that all of their answers will be the same. We’re all wired differently and all respond in different ways to various motivational techniques. More importantly, we all need different things from our jobs to remain motivated – some of us might be thrilled by […]

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Talent Management: Introverts v Extraverts
Date: 16th June 2016
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Who do you think is more likely to be successful in business: an introvert, or an extravert? Firstly, let’s take a quick look at the characteristics that these two are likely to have using the Myers Briggs / Carl Jung interpretation of these traits.

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Hiring for Attitude – what you Hear is what you get
Date: 10th March 2016
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Employers now understand that a candidate’s skills and competencies are less desirable qualities to rely on in the workplace when compared to motivations and attitude. The problem hiring managers now face, is just how do you judge someone’s attitude and motivation?

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What does introversion / extroversion make us do at work?
Date: 11th September 2015
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This week was a first – being interviewed on a Google hangout by Ann Hawkins on one of my favourite topics: “Are introverts or extroverts more successful in business?” Ann asked some thought provoking questions that pushed me to the brink of revealing the answer! LAB profiling allows us to listen to what people are […]

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