The evolution of Assessment Centres
Assessment centres in their earliest form are nearly 90 years old, since their inception in the 1930s; when the German army introduced assessment techniques for officer selection. Psychologist Max Simoneit was appointed to run the assessments and introduced the original leadership tests. » Read more: The evolution of Assessment Centres
Why the most qualified job applicants aren’t always the best hires
Imagine you are recruiting for a sous chef for your mid-range high street restaurant and a celebrity chef with Michelin Star credits strolls up to the bar and hands over his CV. » Read more: Why the most qualified job applicants aren’t always the best hires
Why failure is critical for success
Goldie Sayers is a three times Olympian and holder of the British record for the women’s javelin. And yet, like so many of us, she has experienced difficulties, setbacks, and failure. Despite that fact, she has achieved an enormous level of success » Read more: Why failure is critical for success
Uncovering our unconscious bias
“0.1%?!” was my shocked reaction when I discovered that this was the level of genetic variation between humans. Thinking back, I realise my shock did not stem so much from the number. » Read more: Uncovering our unconscious bias
10 reasons talent strategies fail
Have you ever sat in a training course with no idea how to relate the lessons to your everyday job? Or been asked by a line manager to carry out a task you can see no purpose for? » Read more: 10 reasons talent strategies fail
The 10 decision types most likely to make your business successful
Every day we make up to 35,000 decisions. Most of these are trivial, but not all of them are so simple or so small: how to negotiate with a client or partner; whether to take or leave a contract; whether to hire, or fire someone. » Read more: The 10 decision types most likely to make your business successful
How technology is taking the guesswork out of recruitment
The average Brit spends more time on their smartphone or tablet in the morning than eating breakfast. From using apps on our commute to working in offices dependent on the internet, technology is a constant in our lives. » Read more: How technology is taking the guesswork out of recruitment
How can we stop talent strategies from failing?
In our “Why Talent Strategies Fail” webinar on the 12th May and the resultant blog we outlined above 3 main reasons. In this blog, we would like to look at some of the success factors that are critical to consider when implementing a Talent Strategy.
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Why do talent management strategies fail?
We have worked with many organisations over the last 20 years, all of which struggled to identify why their talent strategies have not delivered the expected results. » Read more: Why do talent management strategies fail?
How to keep graduate talent engaged
Only 20% of organisations openly communicate their talent strategy, and these strategies are rarely applied consistently across the business. » Read more: How to keep graduate talent engaged
Retaining your organisation’s talent
The days where business employees remain loyal to one company until retirement is slowly thinning. Employee job satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important variable in determining turnover rates. » Read more: Retaining your organisation’s talent
Do we need to be clever to be successful?
We are often led to believe that the only way to succeed is to have an exceptional IQ, but does intelligence really determine how talented an individual is? » Read more: Do we need to be clever to be successful?
When children become champions
What are the key ingredients that elevate our children to stardom and enable them to harness their true potential? » Read more: When children become champions
Strengths and Engagement?
Is there relationship between using your Strengths at work and how engaged you are? » Read more: Strengths and Engagement?
Decisions, decisions, decisions…
To make a decision, individuals are required to make an informed judgement about the situation and manage the level of risk involved. » Read more: Decisions, decisions, decisions…
5 steps to becoming a winner
Your mental attitude is far more important than IQ or skills when it comes to being successful, and a winner’s mind-set can be learned. » Read more: 5 steps to becoming a winner