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cultural fit

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

Riddle-me-riddle

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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9 Tried & Tested Ways 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 […]

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strengths and leadership

A strengths based approach to leadership

Strong and stable?

In this crazy, crazy world we live in, are we asking too much for a leader to adapt their leadership style to suit every situation? Does this require simply too much self-awareness and flexibility when the pace of change is so quick? (Something Theresa […]

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How 360 degree feedback helps you on the path to personal development

Are we there yet?

What does success look like when it comes to your personal development? How will you know when you’ve achieved what you set out to achieve? Setting yourself the goal of passing your driving test is one thing. Passing your driving test will clearly denote […]

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360 degree feedback
the best way to exit an employee

What’s the best way to exit an employee from your organisation?

Go on now, go!

Sometimes I understand what it must be like to be a doctor, or a vet, or a dentist. Because when people discover what I do for a living, they immediately want to bend my ear. Not about a gippy tummy, a moulting dog or […]

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How to recruit the right leader for your business

Call me Ishmael

Trying to find and recruit the right leader for your business can feel like you’re Captain Ahab trying to land the Great White whale. An epic search, followed by exhausting efforts to actually land the beast. Only to discover, perhaps, that this creature isn’t […]

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recruiting the right leader
succession planning

How to ensure succession planning is planned successfully

Can you fill my shoes?

Do you have a succession plan for your role? What will happen when it’s time for you to move on? How will you ensure the best and brightest in your team are ready to step up? All too often, succession is only considered at […]

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4 induction must-dos to get the best from your new starter

A fish out of water

Starting a new job is exciting. But it’s also scary. You don’t know where anything is. You don’t know the people you’ll be working with. You don’t know what your manager’s going to be like. Like a fish out of water, if you’re left […]

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