Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
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
May 11, 2016
Finding the perfect candidate for an open position in your firm is often like winning the lottery.
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
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
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.
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