Featured Blog Posts – September 2011 Archive (7)

Three situations where coaching is a waste of time

Have you ever looked at someone you’re coaching – either a team member or a client – and  felt you just weren’t getting anywhere?

What is it that gives us that uncomfortable feeling?  Looking back over my experiences, there seem to be three main factors at play when coaching just isn’t going to work:

1.  They really don’t want to…


Added by Susan Rochester on September 29, 2011 at 18:31 — 2 Comments

The search for talent is evolving ….are you considering the bigger picture?

Over the past few weeks I have met some amazing talent through my networks.  These people are not active job seekers trawling the papers and websites looking for their next move – they are successful business people in their own disciplines who are open to being "shoulder tapped" for the right opportunity with the right…


Added by Nicole Underwood on September 28, 2011 at 12:31 — No Comments

Right of Entry requirements under the Fair Work Act

There seems to be a growing number of instances where HR Consultants/Advisors and Managers are confused about the minimum requirements for the provision of a Right Of Entry Notification under the Fair Work Act, allowing unions to gain access with non-compliant notifications.

There are a number of instances where union officials can exercise their right of entry, the most common being entry to hold discussions with employees who are members of the union under the unions…


Added by Michael Cosgrove on September 27, 2011 at 8:02 — 1 Comment

Hazard reduction, backburning or putting out fires? How do you manage?

As we experience our first bushfires of the season in the Blue Mountains, I think there’s a good analogy between the practices above and how managers behave.

Hazard reduction is the practice of burning, clearing and other practices done in advance of the fire season with the aim of reducing the impact of any future fires.  Back burning is when a fire is…


Added by Susan Rochester on September 20, 2011 at 21:35 — No Comments

Ric Willmot's 7 Steps to 360 Degree Feedback Success

Feedback evaluations are nearly always done poorly because most are implemented by people who just buy an off-the-shelf product thinking that one size fits all.


You don’t begin with questions. You begin with what information you’re seeking to learn and validate. Then you back into the questions. The information that you seek has to be tangible and verifiable for it to be worthwhile…


Added by Ric Willmot on September 8, 2011 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

I hate social media

Why Australian Resource Sector employers don’t use social media as a recruitment tool......yet


Let me start by making a retraction.


I don’t hate social media.  I hate the term ‘social media’ particularly when it is used in the context of recruitment in the Australian resource sector.


The word ‘social’ in the Australian vernacular immediately conjures thoughts of “let’s have a beer” or “what are you doing on the weekend?” …


Added by Jody Elliott on September 8, 2011 at 10:52 — 1 Comment

Recruiters - are you confusing your poor applicants?

The advertisement below for a Customer Service Leader crossed my desk the other day. I felt compelled to comment on it. I’ve deleted identifying details to protect myself from the advertiser coming after me with a red hot poker after reading what I’ve written.


Stay with me and take a long hard look at the advertisement.


Customer Service Leader


Manage a customer service team in the provision of whole of business customer…


Added by Anthony Sork on September 7, 2011 at 12:55 — 2 Comments

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