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Candidate character trumps skills and knowledge

Before you go to market with a new job role, do you consider the type of skills you require in a candidate or do you analyse the type of personality, attitude and behaviours you seek in your [...]

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Onboarding done well can have great long term rewards

It’s a great feeling, finding the perfect candidate to fill your role. You can see a great future for them at your company. A long term future. But if you get the onboarding process wrong, you [...]

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No HR department. No problem. Or is it?

Some businesses do not have an established Human Resources department. That’s where I come in. In terms of recruitment that is. I’m a missing piece in their puzzle. But who is managing all those [...]

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The corporate ladder is there to be climbed…Or is it?

At what point do you stop climbing the corporate ladder? It’s an interesting question and one that yields much debate. We all have a pinnacle to reach in our professional careers, but at which [...]

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Oh no! I think my employee is leaving!! Should I… ask them…?

The office rumour mill is often a source of information steeped in fact. So when you learn that one of your employees is on the lookout for a new job, how do you manage their potential exit? One, [...]

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Employees come and go. That is a given. But do you know why they leave?

The exit interview is an element of the recruitment process that most organisations overlook. Why? Perhaps it’s fear of discovering that your organisation isn’t as wonderful as you thought it [...]

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Is your boss ‘Out of Office’? Manage it!

So your boss is never around when you need them. On the odd occasion it’s not much of a problem, but when it occurs frequently it may not only be highly frustrating, but a barrier to progress! So [...]

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The importance of autonomy in the workplace

As a manager your task is to manage people. Not tasks. This can be difficult as it requires you to cease telling your staff how to do their job and instead establish the strategic direction, [...]

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How to farewell your co-workers

Quitting your job can be daunting, but telling your co-workers that you’re leaving, well that can be just as difficult. And how you choose to undertake this task has the power to set the tone for [...]

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Looking to trade your new job for the old one? Here’s what to do…

You’ve left your old job for greener pastures. It was the right career move for you. Or so you thought. A month has passed, maybe a year, and you find yourself wishing you were again working for [...]