The Significance of Leadership Excellence in Staff Retention

“When the employee’s organization, or division, or department - all the way down to the smallest unit in which they work - seems to them to be rudderless, or adrift, or in any other way lacks leadership, that these same people don’t know what to follow. They don’t know what you’re doing, or what to copy. Establishing leadership is crucial in any organization…”

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Job Interviews: The Worst Selection Method

There is no perfect system. Whatever method or combination of methods you use, you must be aware of the pitfalls and biases of all of them. There is no method that will give you the best candidate every time. However, the care that you put in to remove bias will improve your choice.

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When Is A Team Not A Team?

Teams are successful, not just because they have a shared purpose, or even because they are the right size but because they tend to work well because the members like one another, and they like one another enough to want to spend time together. However, you'll find in dysfunctional teams the team leaders often forget their purpose - which is to keep everyone on track; not to lord authority over them.

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Workplace Stress at Home

The new normal is working from home, and that means that workplace stress has come home too. It’s in your power to reduce that stress by supporting your people as much as possible and making this your number one priority.

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Know, Like and Trust: A Meaningless Mantra?

Just because people know, like and trust you now, doesn’t mean that they always will. You have to earn it every day. As long as you remember that, the relationships that you have with those who work for you, and those for whom you work, will grow.

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Is HR really necessary?

The traditional concept of a human resources department is nearly extinct. This is due to the fact that nearly all of its administration can be outsourced. The remaining responsibilities - the ones that are of strategic importance - should be handled at the managerial level, and junior people should be trained in business concepts so that they can grow into those roles.

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Organizing for the Future

As we have all found out recently, the future can be upon us much sooner than expected. This means instead of organising around some predicted event, you need create a structure versatile enough to respond to any given situation you may find your business in.

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How to Fill Skill Shortages

Skills are becoming more vital, and we are beginning to see a shortage. The problem existed pre-pandemic but the new working from home culture has made it more present. In order to fill your shortages you need to identify what you lack now and in the foreseeable future either by outsourcing, multi-skilling and re-skilling or re-training. By choosing an effective path, whichever your preference, you will always be one step ahead of the competition.

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Good Questions to Ask in an Interview

There is a rising focus on talent. The pre-pandemic workplace was very different, and your old reliable questions may no longer be relevant. One of the most important things you can do is to employ the right people for you and your business, asking the wrong questions may mean talent could slip through your doors. Considering new alternatives is always good practice.

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Coping with the Challenges of Remote Working

The pandemic has taken flextime to a whole new level leaving employers with no choice but to embrace it alongside its new benefits and challenges along the way.

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