Guest blogger: Karen O’Brien – Recruitment

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So much of Karen’s commentary on “Recruitment – get it right from the start” makes perfect sense to those of us who work within the sector and have for some time.   So why is it that so many clients and … Continue reading

Retaining Great People

Staff retention is an important issue for all businesses; it’s hard enough to find good people, without losing them sooner than you want to.  Undesirable turnover has many detrimental consequences not least of which is lost productivity and money.  Contemplate … Continue reading

Guest blogger – Ian Hackett – HR should be every company’s ‘killer app’

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HR should be every company’s ‘killer app’ – What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” — Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE  Although not someone that always got everything right during his highly successful CEO career in one … Continue reading

Advice… Take it? Or leave it?

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Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time with people looking for advice about the next steps in their career.  Each of these people has wanted something different from me – some for example have wanted to learn from … Continue reading

6 steps to harnessing discretionary effort

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So many of the leaders I work with are frustrated by failed attempts to lift the energy and contribution of their team.  People plodding along doing no more than they absolutely have to is all too familiar and a common … Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Getting the best from your recruiter

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Recently I read and commented on what I think is an intelligent and very amusing blog – ‘Recruiters are the modern slave traders’ by Craig Watson.   Describing his experience at a party where a fellow guest rudely referred to him … Continue reading