Anthony Sork's Blog (12)

Poor Behavioural Control of “New Managers” Is Costing You More Than You Realise

There are occasions when events from our personal lives cause us to focus our professional lens on an issue and…

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Added by Anthony Sork on May 22, 2015 at 11:44 — No Comments

HR Managers - Why don't you trust the capabilities of your Operational Managers?

Are you limiting innovation in the workplace without realising it?

As a consultant who works with many different organisations and HR teams, I often wonder why so many HR managers consistently have such low opinions of their Operational Managers' capabilities to embrace strategic or innovative HR concepts, systems and tools.

My experience permits me a reasonably educated guess.

When attempting to understand any perceptions that we have of others, we must take into…

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Added by Anthony Sork on November 21, 2014 at 6:53 — No Comments

Does your exit process provide a true mirror to your manager, or just reflect what they think they "already know"?

It’s so true that people don’t leave companies they leave managers. Greg Savage nailed this case in his piece which appeared in the HR Daily Community last week.  He suggested that rather than go into blame mode, his managers look in the mirror when faced with a resignation, saying for some, this might be a shocking experience.

I’d like to take…

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Added by Anthony Sork on April 13, 2013 at 15:25 — 2 Comments

Please vote for the Employee Attachment Inventory in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice Award.

Voting ends tomorrow at midday

The Employee Attachment Inventory has been named in Anthill Magazine’s ‘SMART 100’ index. Anthill’s ‘SMART 100’ Index was developed in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products.

We’re very excited about this and truly honoured to be recognised.

It’s not easy to launch and raise awareness of a new product that challenges conventional thinking. So please vote for us in Anthill Magazine’s SMART 100 People’s Choice…

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Added by Anthony Sork on May 31, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

How would your recruitment practice stand up to this scrutiny?

From the very first advertisement you place, your potential new talent is making judgments about you - and those judgments become a critical part of how much your new employee attaches to you and your team. Here's an article from our Social Media Manager, Karalyn Brown. She writes on questions you want (or may not want!) your applicants to ask.

You only get one chance to make a first impression. OK I know this is a cliché. But clichés are clichés for a reason. They contain a nugget of…

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Added by Anthony Sork on April 1, 2012 at 13:01 — No Comments

Do the maths! How to calculate the true cost of employee onboarding

The cost of attracting top talent is scary enough. Recruitment fees alone can start at 12% of  your new employee’s salary and head north depending on how much you pay them. The real cost however, of losing your staff in the early days of hire, is much higher than you think.

If you flunked out in maths class, don’t despair.  Here’s a quick lesson by Shiraz Contractor-Papas (our Product Manager - Asia Pacific) on how to calculate the true costs of employee…

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Added by Anthony Sork on February 7, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Having trouble with employee surveys? Then read on…

Let’s face it, nobody really likes surveys.

If you are asked to complete one, you can feel confronted. You may worry about whether your honesty will backfire. If you see many surveys hit your inbox, one more survey can feel like “just another HR thing.” You give it a half-hearted response as you fly out the door.

Many of our clients experience this. Engaging people presents many challenges. So we’ve decided to feature some insights from our long-term clients. We hope this will…

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Added by Anthony Sork on December 1, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

The 12 quickest ways to breach trust with your new employees

Compiled from many conversations we’ve had with new employees, we present you some tales from the induction front battle lines.

Here’s our checklist of the 12 fastest ways to breach trust with your new employees.

We could have called this blog post the poor employer’s induction checklist – 12 things you must never ever do on day one, or any other day for that matter. In fact, let’s do that. Drum roll please………

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Added by Anthony Sork on November 9, 2011 at 6:37 — 6 Comments

Want to hear more on employee attachment?

I know this will sound a little self promotional posting this here, but I had a lot of fun speaking with a national abc radio audience last week explaining how employers can create stronger bonds with their employers in the first 120 days of their employment. I received a few interesting talk back questions as well!

 

If you are interested in finding out more about how this concept has evolved, the impact of managers and how organisations can create stronger bonds with their…

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Added by Anthony Sork on October 27, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

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…

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

What an Olympic Rower can teach us about employee attachment

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of speaking to Bo Hanson. Bo is a former Olympic athlete who represented Australia in rowing for 13 years. In 1992 he became the youngest-ever Olympian rowing for Australia and won bronze medals in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Bo now runs Athlete Assessments and Team 8. His team at Athlete Assessments work with sporting…

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Added by Anthony Sork on August 10, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Are you investing your talent budget in the right places?

If you’re a hiring manager in an industry experiencing skills shortages, chances are that those in your board room are experiencing stress levels moving in the opposite direction to the unemployment rate. You’ll be talking how to spend your talent budget in designing attraction programs focused on sniffing out, enticing out and engaging hidden talent.

 

But think for a moment.

 

Do you know what are you spending your money on, and why? Our research shows that…

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Added by Anthony Sork on July 25, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

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