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CVs - when does spin become exaggeration become a lie?

06/09/2009

I noticed a story on Sky News earlier this week about telling untruths in CVs and interestingly only the day before I added a story to our recruitment site. This got me thinking... Read More >>
People and Risk - global terrorism

25/08/2009

In the second of the series on people and risk I have explored some ideas around loss of talent in additiion to sensible contingency planning. The focus continues to be applying the learning and thinking from contingency planning to everyday business. Read More >>
People and Risk - Retention

25/07/2009

This third commentary on people and risk focuses on retention.

The loss of talent is one of the main risks an organisation can face. Effective retention strategies need not cost additional money - indeed they can save money since they allow Read More >>
People and Risk - Bird Flu

25/05/2009

Given the current news coverage of Bird Flu I thought it would be interesting to kick off a series of musings on people and risk. My main proposition is that good planning and thinking about potential risks can and should impact on 'everyday' business an Read More >>
Recruiting Students and Graduates

08/03/2009

Another area that I am often asked about is student and graduate recruitment. In this market the main challenges are finding, identifying and attracting the best talent. Read More >>
Delegation - empowerment or abdication of responsibility

25/02/2009

This article shares some reflections on the art of delegation (take a deep breath and close your eyes and keep them closed) and the obligations (they get the credit, you get the blame). Actually I like delegating since you find out different ways to do t Read More >>
Recruiting as a small company

16/02/2009

I am often asked about how small companies can recruit effectively and find talent. Whilst the specific quest will be different they all share at least one challenge namely how to find really good people at a cost they can afford. This article ex Read More >>
The Hawthorne Effect

03/02/2009

I made a reference to the Hawthorne effect in a recent article I wrote and promised to cover the subject in more detail. I read about the Hawthorne experiment some time ago but it has always struck me as particularly pertinent. It essentially is a demonst Read More >>
Recruiter Prejudice

28/01/2009

Writing a series of blogs on interview questions has made me start to think about the validity of 'liking someone' as a selection decision. And the concern that we use our own personal filters when judging suitability. How happy are we to hir... Read More >>
Training Course Attendance

15/01/2009

This article shares some suggestions on how to raise the profile of training and increase your attendance level to 95-99%. It even suggests ways to increase your training budget...
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Recruitment Effectiveness

07/01/2009

Recruitment Effectiveness is a topic of considerable interest to me - both as an HR professional and as a consultant. I therefore thought this extract was worth sharing. Read More >>
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