Holding-On to Your High Potentials Without Breaking the Bank

8/22/2014 posted in Business, Leading, Not Managing, Recruitment, Employee Motivation


Are you in a position where you have identified high potentials within your organisation but the reality is, there’s really nowhere for them to go? If you don’t review what your strategy is for identifying and nurturing high performers many will leave before they get an opportunity to join your leadership or senior executive team, and the reasons will be humdrum.

If you able to retain your high potential employees you know that this will strengthen the organisation at its core, and what’s more you will start building a robust leadership pipeline. If not, your talent pool becomes stagnant and you end up with, as Jim Collins puts it; “the wrong people on the bus”. If you have an office full of C players how can your organisation be performing at your true potential? It’s just not possible.

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How to Avoid Recruiting the Wrong People

7/7/2014 posted in Business, Recruitment

 

Your most important asset is your people, no matter the size of your business. Finding and recruiting the right people will determine your success, but it can be a tedious and difficult task to find A players that fit. It can be tempting to take short-cuts to build your team in a bid to ease current pressures, but when you get it wrong it can cause painful, longterm side effects.

The key is to understand that hiring the right candidate does takes time, so you must be patient. Sit back, relax and develop a comprehensive recruitment plan that you can execute flawlessly.

- Remember, no hire is better than a bad one.

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Stop! Before You Hire Another Manager Read This

6/26/2014 posted in Business, Leading, Not Managing, Recruitment


It may be part of a growth strategy, succession or to resolve conflict in a team because the last guy screwed up – but whatever it is, adding a new manager to the team can be very much a storming process.

We take a look at some of the issues you may face and give some insight into how to go about making management change a smoother process.

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