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Don’t Make The Mistake Of Negotiating JUST Your Salary…

August 1, 2016

If you are in the negotiation process with a new employer, you need to know all the facts about what you can ask for.

The offered salary is usually negotiable, although not every applicant takes the chance of asking for more. Learn More

3 Quick Tips On Making The Most Attractive Job Offer

May 11, 2016

Finding the perfect candidate for an open position in your firm is often like winning the lottery.

The right employee can make all the difference in the productivity and efficiency of your office. Learn More

3 Ways To Eliminate Nerves In An Interview

March 4, 2015

Dollarphotoclub_77944767-reIf you are looking for a new job, the most crucial part of the process you need to prepare for is the interview. Learn More

10 Weird & Wonderful Things That Have Happened In An Interview

November 9, 2012

We had a really interesting discussion during our Advanced Management Skills course the other day. The delegates were a mix of middle and top level managers from a wide range of different companies, but they all had one thing in common – they had all experienced at least one weird situation during an interview which had completely caught them off guard and almost destroyed their whole interview! Learn More

Great Questions To Ask At Interview

October 29, 2012

 

Few things can waste more valuable time and resources or cause more morale problems than mismatching the person and the job. As a busy manager, you want to get the most out of your people while protecting your investment in their training. Learn More

Quality Questions You May Be Asked At Interviews

July 13, 2012

So, you’re about to start interviewing for that new position. You’ve checked the CVs and got a shortlist of people that you’re sure will be of benefit to the company, as long as they get through this short interview OK. Learn More

Do You Still Use Interviews To Select For Jobs? Here’s an Alternative

So many managers have told me about their hiring nightmares. They have advertised effectively, drawn a good number of highly-impressive CVs and held a lot of interviews. But no matter how well the person did at interview, they say that the person rarely lives up to the initial promise that they sold at the interview.

So, what alternatives might there be to this age-old system of selecting someone to take on a responsible position within your team? Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, thinks he has the answer. He says that CVs are dead and interviews are largely ineffective. Instead, projects are the real future of hiring, especially knowledge working hiring.

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Help! I Made a Bad Hiring Decision!

You know the feeling…you’ve taken on a new employee, they seemed exactly the right type of person from their CV and the interview, they’ve got their feet under the table and ….

Whatever the reason, many new hires simply don’t turn out the way you thought they would. There is no fail safe technique for ensuring someone starting with you will perform in the way you expect them to. Their values may not ring true with your team, or they may not get on with their colleagues, or they may have personal issues that spill over into the workplace. Learn More