motivation

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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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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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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Job descriptions: best practice is boring
Date: 30th May 2016
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One of the biggest and most common mistakes most companies make when hiring is that they don’t seriously think about the type of person they are looking for and what they specifically need them to achieve before jumping into the recruitment process. Most job descriptions are a visible indicator of just how much thought has […]

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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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Interviews: Testing in more ways than one!
Date: 14th November 2015
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Getting under the skin of a candidate in an interview to figure out if they can really do what they say they can do, is an eternal challenge. IKEA certainly seems to have a novel approach to interviews! Whilst you are having a little  giggle, it might surprise you to learn that giving a candidate an ‘IKEA test’ will […]

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Hiring New Staff: To Clone or Not to Clone
Date: 19th October 2015
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In theory, replacing an outgoing staff member is a fairly easy task. Firstly, you look at what their role contains, then analyse what they do and finally, employ the person whose skills are the closest match to the outgoing candidate. Simple. Right? But while trying to clone a departing member of staff may seem like […]

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Hire a Mover, Fire a Shaker: Talent Tactics
Date: 2nd August 2015
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Have you ever wondered when interviewing whether a candidate is genuinely interested and motivated to work for you? Or are they just well rehearsed and saying exactly what they want you to hear? Most job descriptions include a fairly comprehensive list of skills and experience that the successful candidate needs to possess, making it easy for […]

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Workplace Nirvana is Just a Small Stretch Away…
Date: 2nd July 2015
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As we grow up, make our way through the school system and then into a workplace, we are constantly being encouraged to be outgoing and extrovert in order to be successful. But for some, being confident and gregarious just doesn’t come naturally. At the end of the day, we are all different! Perhaps you would […]

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