Monthly Archives: March 2019

Should You Hire for Talent or Skill?

Today’s workforces are focused on talent more than ever before, but is it a good idea? Most modern HR and employee assessment defines skill as hard (learnable) skills and talent as a series of behaviors contributing to the ability to learn those skills. This can make choosing between hiring for talent or skill a difficult

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How Much Do Office Perks Matter To Your Employees?

Employee benefits like cash compensation and office perks are hugely popular across business of all sizes, but how much do perks (non-monetary benefits) really matter to employees? With an increasing shift in focus away from simply earning more and towards achieving a quality of life balance, simple office perks like flex work and healthy lunch

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4 Ways Employers Can Support Parents in the Workplace

Today’s workforce is made up of millennials, Generation Z, and an ever-dwindling population of baby-boomers. This increasingly younger generation of workers value job benefits and paid leave over a simple increase in pay, to the point where 62% will leave their current job for an increase in benefits, which becomes increasingly important to employers as

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How to Measure a Good Employee Training Program

Employee training is increasingly important for organizations who use internal programs to foster desired behaviors and culture, to offer perks and benefits, and to create change, whether towards goals or to help in leadership development. If you’re in the process of choosing and implementing a new employee training program or want to ensure existing ones

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It’s Not Too Late: How to Turn Around a Poor Company Culture

Peter Drucker is famous for the quote “Strategy eats culture for breakfast” but most organizations don’t realize just how true the adage is… until they have to. That’s how Satya Nadella arguably turned Microsoft’s flagging profits around. His decisions to steer Microsoft products were largely based on a massive cultural shift, and resulted in 27%

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Competency-Based Recruitment: Interviewing Techniques that Work

Interviewing is an important part of your recruitment process. Join us on March 27-28 for a 2-day public seminar on Interviewing Techniques that Work and gain CPD points! This workshop concentrates on the pre-interview preparation; developing questions and their value; the interview techniques that get specific, behavior-based examples of past performance; and the strategies that follow through

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Managing Talent Retention During a Restructure

Disruptive periods of change are often-necessary to maintain forward momentum in an organization. Whether restructuring is about optimizing what you have, stripping old and unnecessary departments and branches, or adding on new products or services, it can be immensely stressful for employees. It’s HR’s job to manage talent retention, ensuring key players and supporting performers

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5 Steps to Classify a New Role During Restructure

Restructuring is a time of upheaval and change, and often one in which many old roles will be removed. At the same time, it’s a period of growth, a time for new things, and an opportunity to introduce new roles, merge old ones, and create new opportunities. Doing so during a period of restructuring can

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