Feedback is a wonderful thing - Isn't it?

“Feedback” is a wonderful thing – isn’t it?

I really, really used to hate feedback … and to be honest, I’m still not that keen… am I the only one? Take this example, it was years ago – but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I’d been on a sales presentation with an associate who was new to our business and…

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What Is Predictive Index

What is Predictive Index?

Have ever wondered how to hire the very best people for your business? Would you like to be able to predict how successful a job candidate will really be? Do you like the idea of knowing exactly what motivates your employees, so that you can keep them productive and engaged? If you answered “yes” to…

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how-to-be-a-good-manager-when-youve-never-managed-people-before part-2

How to be a good manager when you’ve never managed people before (Part 2)

Being appointed as a new manager can be tough – especially if it’s the first time you are called upon to manage the output of other people. It may be that you were successful at your previous, purely-technical, role where you were responsible for your own work and outputs – and because you were good…

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How To Be Good At Managing People

How to be a good manager when you’ve never managed people before (Part 1)

Some people take to managing people like a duck to water – for others it’s a lot more of a complex process – have you ever wondered why that might be? Some of us have no problems telling or persuading other people what to do and can delegate both authority and detail with aplomb –…

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Leadership diversity - Could unconscious conservatism be stopping women reaching CEO?

Could “unconscious conservatism” be stopping women from reaching CEO?

Gail Rebuck, chair of Penguin Random House has commented that the progression of women leaders in FTSE 100 companies is “woefully low”. Highlighting her concerns around diversity in leadership, she said if things don’t improve, she would be in support of such measures as quotas. Rebuck discussed her concerns on FTSE 100 companies with journalist…

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HR analytics are now a top priority

HR analytics are now a top priority

According to XpertHR’s latest research into HR roles and responsibilities, HR analytics and software systems rank among the most important strategic matters for HR practitioners in 2016. The annual survey demonstrated that, for the first time in fourteen years, the role of HR data and HR software was of key importance, especially within the private…

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Creative talent retention strategies are needed as employee satisfaction hits a two-year low

Creative talent retention strategies are needed as employee satisfaction hits a two-year low

We have seen unique changes in the business landscape over the last decade. New methods of working, as well as flatter organisational structures now mean that traditional career paths are quickly becoming out-of-date.  Even though many workers see the changes as a positive, it has also left employees unclear about their development in terms of…

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Global Talent Survey highlights urgency to review talent processes

Global Talent Survey highlights urgency to review talent processes

How employees are managed is being increasingly effected by business growth, with the ever increasing need to employ the best candidates from a more demanding employee population. However, reports of a lack of development, manager discontent and outdated talent processes, are leading to a distinct feeling of employee dissatisfaction, according to Mercer’s 2016 Global Talent…

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