THE FIRST IMPRESSION
‘Making a good first impression’ is something drummed into our skulls throughout our lives; from eagerly (or not-so-eagerly) venturing to our first day of school - to meeting our future parents-in-law (not-so-eagerly). Everyone understands the power of a good first…Continue
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Succession planning is an age-old practice. In fact, it was a core tenant of the survival of many civilisations, with dictators and political leaders focusing heavily on cultivating the proteges they felt were most fit to fulfil their vision and continue their legacy.
Today, succession planning is critically…Continue
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In part 1 of the employee feedback abyss, we covered why employees crave and require more frequent feedback, and why a lack of workplace feedback is becoming a seemingly insurmountable problem for organisations.
The result of this…Continue
Added by Lance Hodgson on May 1, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
Employee feedback - or the lack thereof - has been a topic of deep discussion amongst executives, businesses, and employees for quite some time. And it doesn’t seem to be going away.
This is because not much has changed. There are plenty of articles written and a few TED talks made, but few companies ever make the necessary changes - changes which…Continue
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HR leaders dream about implementing programs that solve all workplace and workforce issues. While this silver bullet or program-cure-all doesn’t exist, there is one approach that gets closer to that dream scenario than any other - a good mentoring program.
Mentoring is a business practice that almost every HR executive would agree is ‘good’, and yet it is a…Continue
Added by Lance Hodgson on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments
HR has always been a critical function of business - because without people, businesses really do struggle. But never before has HR been so important to the strategic side of a company’s functioning. HR, people, culture, and…Continue
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HR professionals are typically strong advocates of mentoring programs. But so far, most HR professionals have kept their mentoring programs internal.
Companies have historically shied away from sharing their employees across…Continue
Added by Lance Hodgson on February 21, 2017 at 8:48 — No Comments
Human resources is changing - changing because the needs of people are changing.
HR has always been a business function focused on people. In the past, this focus has been funnelled into hiring, firing, pay, benefits, and development. But now, HR must shift its focus, and align itself to the more urgent and pertinent need of…Continue
Added by Lance Hodgson on February 15, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments