Tag Archives: Talent

The Alliance – Managing Talent in the Networked Age [Book Review]

The Alliance

The Alliance

Written by the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman in association with Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh, this book challenges your thinking of your relationship with your employees. In a time where it is predicted that individuals will not only change job, but change career several times in the duration of their employment before retiring one day.

The concept presented by the authors is, in my opinion, unique and while I challenge the application thereof in a real world setting, it certainly proposes a new way of thinking about the relationship from the employer toward the employee.

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Why investing in team building makes sense

Investing in team building

Investing in team building

Any business or organisation that employs two or more staff members effectively has created a team. A team can be seen as a group of individuals that work together towards a common goal or vision and who share in its rewards. The collective sum of the strengths and weaknesses determine the successes or failures of any team. In order to succeed as a team, putting in effort in developing the very core strengths and skills of each team member is indispensable as is identifying and resolving the weaknesses and shortcomings of each member.

Building a ‘winning’ team is the primary purpose and focus of team building and thus investing in it makes sense as it will define the level of success, in practically every area, of a business or organisation.

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How to recognise a future manager in your organisation

Manager

Manager

Any organisation is only as strong (and successful) as it’s people. From top management all the way down the ranks to even those with temporary potions, all employees reflect on the health and vitality of an organisation.

One sign of a strong and healthy organisation is when employees are advancing up the corporate ladder and when managers are being sourced from within the organisation as opposed to recruiting management externally.

In any organisation there are employees that may be more suited to advancing to a managerial role than others. So how do you decide which employee has the right qualities for such a role? What are the qualities that point to a future manager?

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Why hiring introverts is good for business

Introverts

Introverts

You’ll probably know the introverts when you see them. They’ll be quieter, dressed a bit more conventionally, and will prefer to listen or ask questions than talk about themselves. They are not the power tie, power suit, Type A movers and shakers that businesses may want, but they are the lifeblood of what businesses need.

They can usually bring five essential qualities to your workforce that you don’t want to go without. Because of their unique personalities and their general outlook on life they are usually naturally analytical,  remarkably focused, are task-driven, loyal and anti-drama. 

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PDA Sample Job Fit Report

PDA Sample Job Fit Report

PDA Sample Job Fit Report

We are very excited about the Personal Development Analysis (PDA) behavioural assessment tool that we distribute. The PDA is a powerful behavioral assessment tool that measures human behaviour and maps it to certain personality styles and competencies.

The PDA tool allows you to make a more informed decision on the selection of new hires or promotions. Ons of the ways the PDA does this is through a Job Fit report. The job fit report maps the individual’s results against that of a predetermines job. The PDA system has generic jobs in the Administrative, Leadership and Sales fields that can be used to match the candidates against.

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