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Explore our blog articles and audio content on all things Talent Optimization. You will find bite-sized conversations on people matters, thought-provoking articles, interesting client stories and aids to help you increase employee engagement, build winning teams, and improve relationships at work - and of course realise your own potential and that of your employees.

How much talent will you lose in ‘The Great Resignation’? – Part 1

The pandemic has changed our perception of reality Although it’s now 23 years since it first came out, The Truman Show remains one of my favourite movies. It’s one of those rare films that I can watch over and over. Everything about it works, and if it didn’t, any film…

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The one with the peculiar shuffle

Look, the time has come, and we can’t ignore it any longer. Let’s talk about the last taboo, the elephant in the room. The grey, slightly cynical fifty-eight year old elephant to be precise. The one who is two years…

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Don’t judge a penguin by its waddle

I was recently introduced to a wonderful You Tube video (in German) called ‘Das Penguin Prinzip’ (The Penguin Principle). It provides a charming but very poignant reminder that we really shouldn’t judge the character or worth of someone at first…

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Talk to the hand – or service with a smile?

Task versus people focus – what does your company need? “Mei you!”* (No!) The voice, surprisingly shrill for someone who appears to be asleep, carries across the cavernous room. A blue-clad arm with white elbow protectors waves me away. The…

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How to pull your teeth back from the edge

“She sets my teeth on edge.” “He makes my skin crawl.” “People like that are just annoying.” Have you ever said that, or, maybe even just thought that, about someone? I know I have. Why do we like or dislike…

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How to make your job offer irresistible

How you offer the job to your new recruit is vitally important. But why? Surely, finding the right person for the job is key, I hear you say. And it is, but think about it this way: while you might…

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Confessions of a Remote Worker

You’re trapped and rooted to your kitchen chair with a new worry line adorning your brow, courtesy of your new line manager. But where did the day go so horribly wrong? It’s Monday morning. The dog has hidden your mobile…

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Running late – straight into early redundancy

Remote work practices must be a godsend for people who are always late. Instead of having to struggle with cars, bicycles or public transport, all they have to do now is to shuffle the few steps over to their sofa. They…

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Can I give you some feedback?

Is there really anyone out there who hears those word and thinks “oh goody, yes please”? If there is, you’re a much better person than me! Take this example, it was a long time ago – but I still remember…

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