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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If only Employees were Cars!!

(an analogy that will make you rethink your current employee selection processes) Australian managers rate about one quarter of their employees as high performers, about 50% as being adequate to very good and the final one quarter as being not-yet-competent (sub-standard). Which beggars the question:   WHY??? Why do business owners and managers accept such poor outcomes…
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GOOGLE: An interview with Laszlo Bock (Google’s Snr VP – People Operations)

Recently the ABC’s “WorkLife” Program conducted a very insightful podcast with Laszlo Bock and others on “Let’s improve the way we hire people” (listen).   The key message through this podcast is that the vast majority of employers are not very successful at selecting future high performers because their selection processes are less than adequate.…
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When do your managers really need an external coach?

There are three indisputable facts when it comes to providing coaching and training to managers and employees: We know that about half of the training is wasted, we just don’t know which half We find it hard to justify using an external resource, mainly due to us not wanting to admit we can’t do it…
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Is Deloitte really banning Performance Reviews?

I recently read an article by Alec Bashinsky (Head of People & Performance, Deloitte, Australia) regarding Deloitte banning performance reviews. My first thought is that this is a classic case of throwing out the baby with the bath water until I read further that they are actually not banning performance reviews, they are in fact…
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10 Tips to keep in mind when Implementing 360 Degree Leadership Surveys

1. Establish Clear Goals Before implementing a 360 degree leadership development program, it is imperative that the management team first agree on the purpose of the program including expectations, timelines, measurements to be used and a process to ensure accountability for ongoing development (i.e. development of Leadership Action Plans). 2. Do not rely on Generic…
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