Category Archives: Building your business

HR Tech Fest 2016 – What did we learn?

Over 520 HR professionals converged on Melbourne to celebrate and share ideas on talent, technology and innovation that is transforming the future of work. After two days of presentations, views, commentary and discussions, a definite theme emerged: “To become more relevant to the C-Suite HR professionals must embrace disruption and innovation and solve business problems,…
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Our rock stars aren’t like your rock stars

Take a look at this 2009 global branding campaign from Intel, the Silicon innovator and computer chipmaker, using the theme “Sponsors of Tomorrow”. In a series of commercials, Intel made a very clear ‘competitive differentiation’ statement based on the high-performance (rock star) capabilities of their staff.  Apart from promoting their brand, the commercial creates high appeal…
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Why am I hiring a champion one month and a dud the next?

It must be one of the most frustrating aspects of being a manager and business owner, no matter what you do there is a level of inconsistency in the selection process that would never be tolerated in other parts of your business. Which begs the question: “Why are most managers happy with the inconsistency of…
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MANAGE TALENT ASSETS LIKE CREDIT ASSETS

There is a link between employee selection and the television series ‘Who do you think you are?’ They both provide many unexpected surprises. The problem with employee selection is that most of the unexpected surprises are rarely good surprises. A short-list batch of five CVs has just landed in your inbox. You are fully experienced…
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Measuring Organisational Culture and Employee Engagement

Most senior executives and business owners have some level of preoccupation with catalysing their culture to higher levels of performance and/or excellence. In a world characterised by exacting deadlines, relentless competition, limited resources, globalisation and unwavering expectations from customers, shareholders and employees alike, “culture” seems to be so much more important these days and must…
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How to consistently SELECT future High Performers!

There can be no doubt that choosing the right people for the right jobs is one of the most important contributors to organisational effectiveness. However, in many organisations, rather than being systematic and using sound, objective evidence, the recruitment selection process is a relatively unstructured, intuitive and gut-feel process. The problem with this approach is…
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How to Attract Better Quality Candidates

One of the greatest challenges that business owners and managers face is the employee selection process, with most approaching it with trepidation and sometimes outright fear. Unfortunately this fear is well founded as the traditional recruitment process of resume, interview and reference checking only delivers a future high performing employee 26% of the time. However,…
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10 Tips for Implementing a Social Media Recruiting Strategy

 One of the fastest-growing recruiting trends in recent years has been social recruiting—searching and scouting people on social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter—to fill open positions. With billions of people using social networks, it’s no wonder that recruiters are turning to them to find potential candidates. If you’ve never done social recruiting…
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Goods for Greater Good!

As many of you will have seen on LinkedIn we recently announced our partnership with NFP Good360 Australia. We’ll be providing a range of people capital services to them, assisting them to attract, select, develop and retain high-performers, all pro-bono. Good360 connects charities with businesses looking to donate excess non-perishable stock (kitchenware, clothing, furniture, Manchester,…
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