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strengths and competencies

A simple guide to the difference between strengths and competencies

How to recruit amazing!

Think of a task you do every day at work that’s important to the effective delivery of your job. Perhaps it’s building relationships with customers. Or writing job descriptions. You might enjoy this activity or hate it. Either way it needs doing and doing […]

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How millennials in the workplace are disrupting our HR practices – for good

Young people these days!

In every field of our lives, disruptive technology is having a dramatic effect. From Uber to AirBnB to Netflix, traditional ways of doing things are being turned on their head. The rise of big data, mobile technology, global reach, personalisation, digital formats, AI and […]

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workplace problems

Why human nature is both the cause of and the solution to all our workplace problems

I, Robot

Ah, humans. Can’t work with them. Can’t work without them. Ever had that moment where, perhaps unable to sleep in the wee small hours, dreading the day to come, you start to fantasise about a fully-automated future run on artificial intelligence? Where the vagaries […]

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The practical implications of translating recruitment trends into our practices

Computer says no!

Being up-to-date with the latest recruitment trends is not about being fashionable. It’s not about innovation for innovation’s sake. It’s about making sure your processes are fit for purpose in a changing market, in a changing world. 20th century techniques will not work in […]

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learning process

Why feeling stupid is an essential step in the learning process


“At some point today, you’re going to feel really, really stupid.” This is not, you might think, the most encouraging thing to say at the start of a training workshop. No one, after all, likes feeling stupid. No one enjoys feeling incapable. It undermines […]

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How the Work Brighter blog answered your burning HR questions in 2017

Questions, questions

2017 has been a puzzling year. A year full of baffling decisions, strange phenomena and bizarre behaviour. Leaving us with lots of questions. Questions like: Did he really just tweet that? Did she really think that was a good idea? Why did the sky […]

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2017 top ten hr questions
cultural fit

How do we solve the cultural fit vs diversity conundrum in recruitment?


We know that organisations with diverse workforces perform better than those that are homogenous. Research conducted by Deloitte in 2012, for instance, identified an 80% improvement in business performance when levels of diversity and inclusion were high. But we know too that recruiting people […]

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How changing candidate expectations have impacted on how we recruit

What’s in it for me?

Technology and austerity, as we know, have driven a number of significant changes to the way we recruit. As budgets have become tighter we’ve turned to new technology to aid our hiring efforts, using more online tools to make things quicker, reduce the resource […]

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motivate employees

How to motivate employees using a pick ‘n’ mix approach

It takes allsorts

Why do you go to work? What is it about your job that gets you out of bed of a morning? Is it the money? Is it challenge? Is it the people you work with? Is it the opportunity to make a difference? Or […]

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Tried and tested workshop techniques to boost team morale

Stuck in a rut?

Is your team stuck in a rut? Going nowhere fast? Sinking into a pit of despair? It can happen when external factors affect your business. Meaning that doing what you’ve always done doesn’t work anymore. When this happens, it’s easy for team morale to […]

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