Monthly Archives: June 2020

Managing virtual project teams

Companies across the world have gone through (or are considering) a permanent shift to remote work in response to the “new normal” that is a worldwide pandemic. However, remote working isn’t a new concept. You could argue that remote work first began 1.4 million years ago to the hunter-gatherer culture of Africa. The medieval period

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Pros and Cons of Internal Development for Succession Planning

Leadership and talent succession is a touchy subject for many organizations. Most have a tenuous grasp on who, where, and how to hire replacements for key players, often with the intent of spending large amounts of money on hiring on senior staff. The high-demand for skilled leaders has led to a commodity market, where talented

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A Guide to Building a Career During Tough Times

This is a guest post from Michael Deane. Michael has been working in marketing for almost a decade and has worked with a huge range of clients, which has made him knowledgeable on many different subjects. He has recently rediscovered a passion for writing and hopes to make it a daily habit. You can read

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How to build an online learning and development system for your company

From the classroom to the library, learning centers aren’t a new concept. These days, however, learning centers can also be found online. As 94% of employees admit they would stay with an employer longer if they invested in their learning, it makes sense that employers look to step up the standards of their workplace training.

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Are You Ready for Digitization? An HR Checklist for Small Businesses

Digitization is a word on everyone’s lips. Today, more than ever, organizations are rapidly digitizing, as work-from-home and flex work protocols create a huge need for flexible, digital operations and infrastructure. 68% of organizations are moving to implement digital operational processes, which greatly change how people work.  While digitization hugely impacts organizations, often offering cost-savings,

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How MBTI Can Help You Hire Smarter

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, frequently shorted to MBTI, is the most common and most popular personality test in the world. With some estimations suggesting 89 of the Fortune 100 companies use MBTI during or after hiring, and somewhere between 2 and 3.5 million assessments administered each year, it would be difficult to refute the cultural

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How to use emotional and social intelligence coaching to become a great leader

Leadership development has increasingly become a priority as organizations look internally for new leaders, as organizations turn to flatter hierarchies and more people must step up to be leaders, and quality leadership is increasingly linked to improved team performance. Good leaders have to manage teams, regulate emotions, communicate with different types of people, and motivate

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How Knowing Your MBTI Can Help You Nail Your Next Interview

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI is one of the most respected and used personality tests in the world. With estimates showing that between 2 and 3 million people take the test every year, and 89 Fortune 100 companies use it, MBTI is undoubtedly the standard when it comes to personality tests. While any veteran

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Best practices for hiring freelancers

Global digitization brought great benefits to companies around the world by expanding the talent pool available. Online collaboration enables companies to hire skilled professionals, regardless of location. For companies, working with freelancers has numerous benefits. You can fill skill gaps and specialize in roles you can’t justify a full-time hire with. To ensure smooth freelancer

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