Although many businesses acknowledge the importance of soft skills, not many put their money where their mouth is. Soft skills training is often postponed because “we have to prioritise other training” or “we don’t have any soft skills budget set aside”. (more…)
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Most Learning & Development managers are well aware of the importance of soft skills for the success of a business, but it can sometimes be a real struggle to convince top management to invest in essential training.
Here are a few tips to get your leadership on board. (more…)
I started my morning today with reading LinkedIn’s insightful 2018 Workplace Learning Report, based on a survey of over 1,200 Talent Development managers and 2,800 other professionals. (more…)
The HR M&A due diligence is a major contributor during the three phases of a merger, i.e. due diligence, the first 100 days of the M&A process, and the remaining part of the merger until completion. This article is based on “M&A Due Diligence Checklist for Human Resources”, an eBook tackling HR M&A due diligence in support of business leaders, HR professionals and HR consultants. (more…)
Most of us have probably attended countless presentations on visions, strategies and action plans, with boredom descending over the crowd as soon as the 1st PowerPoint slide hit the screen. Opportunity is rarely given for participation and co-creation, and instead, silent “acceptance” and passive resignation takes over. (more…)
As an HR manager, you know that diversity within your staff is important. Scientific evidence doesn’t leave room for doubt: Teams with people from a variety of backgrounds, traits, and experiences outperform teams where everyone more or less shares those aspects. But what can you do to ensure you have a diverse company? (more…)
As a project manager and recruiter, you know how crucial recruitment and selection is to your organisation’s development. You also know that there are too few hours in the day to sufficiently dedicate yourself to it. Don’t let the best candidates slip away! Don’t keep coming back to phase one. Here are 6 tips for you to prevent this from happening:
Productivity cultures are becoming increasingly popular in workplaces, with the precarious economy fuelling workplaces whose culture orientates around output. This rise in popularity is for good reason too. Statistics show that ‘companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%’.
The explosion of ‘productivity’ as a work culture is linked to the emergence of ‘lean start-ups’. Companies whose business ethos is efficiency and strategy-orientated. Its rise is established businesses occurred after the global 2008 financial crisis which meant that businesses had to operate on smaller personnel resources resulting in an increased need for maximum efficiency per employee.
The internet also fuelled productivity culture with workplace time management tools enabling employees to gain greater insight into how they work and how they can make themselves more efficient. There are great benefits to a productivity culture if it is deployed correctly, however, if it’s done wrong it can create a negative workplace environment and negatively impact the business’s brand in the eyes of potential employees and consumers.
Traditional HRM practices are now giving way to a new discipline called Human Capital Management. There are scholars who insist on treating human beings as capital and there are others who question the logic behind treating human beings as capital – something that may be tangible or may not.
Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple said, “Innovation is about the people you have, how you have been led and how much you get it”. Apple is considered one of the most innovative companies in the world. Therefore, the words from Jobs need to be treated as sanctimonious.
Finding a job can be tricky, but it doesn’t get any easier, when you are the recruiter. Finding the right person for the job is just as difficult. There are many job candidates with great potential out there but how do you figure out who meets the job criteria and who can actually do the job?
“Critical Touch Points of Recruitment”, co-written by the Robin Throckmorton , president of strategic HR, and colleagues, helps recruiters to find the best candidate for the job. The ebook contains advice on sourcing candidates, interview questions, assessments and many more topics around recruitment.
Find out here what the 3 key questions for recruiters are: