Monday, 30 April 2012

How to deal with.......RECRUITMENT

Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment should never be under estimated in terms of the planning, time and effort it takes to make sure you get it right.  Whether you are a business of 2, 20 or 200 it is so critical to get the right person for the right job as getting it wrong can be costly and completely damaging to your organisation in terms of staff motivation, absenteeism, labour turnover and corporate identity.  Therefore getting it right can only lead to a new recruit being fully trained, informed, motivated and a dedicated team member who is with you for the long term.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Are you getting your people's best contributions?

I was at a coaching forum recently, enjoying a round table dialogue about personal and business experiences of change.

As we talked, I became aware of a colleague starting to scribble vigorously on her pad. She wasn't talking, and I quickly became absorbed in the next contribution and forgot all about her frantic activity.

Her drawing continued. At the end of the session, she shared what she had created. She explained that all the words had been coming thick and fast, and she needed to think differently to process them.

So, she had let the words wash over her, and allowed her hand to create whatever seemed right to encapsulate them.

The results were not just artistic. As she talked us through the series of drawings we heard the key themes of our conversation played back in a challenging and innovative way. I became aware of much I had missed, and saw new connections and perspectives.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Emails vs. Professionalism

E-mails are key in our technology-driven world but what about those haunting, often embarrassing email addresses! Victoria Colverson has written an interesting article concerning the impact your email address can have on prospective recruitment opportunities.