Take a Note
10 August 2018
Earlier this week I was given a salutary reminder that you can never keep too many good quality notes. Several years ago I bought my office, Clare Stables, from a builder (Thomas Betts & Co). The office was in a very dilapidated state and needed a lot of work. Some of our conversations were recorded in writing – but some weren’t. The work progressed (some was never done) and we moved in a mere six months late.
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Do Your Workplace Benefits Excite Your Staff?
02 August 2018
Offering staff benefits is an important way of distinguishing your business from others. According to career website, Glassdoor, 57% of all workers rate perks and benefits as one of the top factors they consider when deciding whether to accept a job offer.
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Can You Develop Employee Responsibility?
26 July 2018
Change is normal and the pace has increased dramatically in recent years. The workplace is no exception. 20 years ago employees were expected to take and act on orders without question. But in today’s more engaged workplace, employees don’t want to just receive. They want to know what’s happening, to be part of the decision making process and to be more involved. What can you do to involve your team, encourage them to take responsibility in the workplace?
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The Problems of Sourcing Top Talent for Your Business
12 July 2018
How do you go about sourcing the top talent for your business? Have you got a fool-proof method? Or are you just tolerating the least-worst option? For many years key players in fashion, sport and music have had talent spotters. Most businesses aren’t so proactive. A typical scenario is to wait until there is a vacancy and then hope for someone suitable to fill it. It’s really not an effective or efficient way to recruit.
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Corporate Burnout: Do Your Top Performers Do Too Much?
05 July 2018
On one occasion I investigated the alleged gross misconduct of a senior manager, Peter. He had gone from being an exceptionally diligent, high-performing employee to a major problem. During the course of the investigation several people said things like: “it’s completely unlike him. It’s as though a switch had flipped”.
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