When we start a new job we all want to make a good impression – when an important piece of work is on our desk, or a deadline is looming, we may work through lunch or put in some overtime. But what happens when that becomes the norm? Sophie Heaviside says lockdown has potentially made the situation worse.
Sophie Heaviside argues that recruiting is a bit like dating. And with modern dating you usually make a judgement fairly quickly based on looks (by swiping left or right). Imagine if you recruited based on appearance alone? Sophie takes a light hearted look at what you’d be missing.
For many poor ‘failing’ employees the first they hear that they haven’t been doing their job right is when they hear “You’ve failed your probation and we’re letting you go”. James Bennett argues that you cannot possibly hope for your employees to meet your expectations if you don’t make it clear what they are in the first place. more…
I’ve spent 30 years listening to Consultants heralding “best practice” like some holy grail to be achieved. And I’ve watched as no-one seems to get there. But worse than that, over-engineering to a theoretical perfection has left many HR Teams struggling to achieve even the basics in a reasonable amount of time. How about we start with the “brilliant basics” instead; an achievable, realistic, productive and faster exercise?