Land of the free and disengaged?

In a recent study by Gallup on the State of the American Workforce, Gallup estimated that “disengaged employees cost the USA between $483 billion and $605 billion each year in lost productivity.” This quantum of lost productivity would be relative on a pro-rata basis to all western economies. $605 billion is a staggering amount in…
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LinkedIn’s Head of Recruitment is WRONG !

LinkedIn’s Head of Recruitment (Brendan Browne) recently wrote that there are two major hiring mistakes, he is only wrong because there are actually 6 major hiring mistakes!!” And all of these mistakes are costing Australian business billions of dollars.   Brendan Browne quite rightly identifies two mistakes: Hiring managers set unrealistic expectations They are focused…
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95% of Managers/Supervisors Don’t Receive Leadership Development

In a recent study conducted by 2015 Brandon Hall Group, it was found that only 5% of organisations provided leadership development below the senior executive level.   This means that over 80% of our employees report to managers and supervisors that have not been given the leadership and people management development they dearly need, and…
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Three Reasons Your Employees Are Miserable At Work

I recently read an article by Marcel Schwantes titled “3 Reasons Your Employees Are Miserable at Work (and What to Do About It)” and he identified the three root causes of job misery being: Anonymity The feeling employees get when they realise their manager has little interest in them Irrelevance When employees cannot see how…
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If it is good enough for Google – maybe you should consider it !!

No one has ever purposely hired a poor performer, and yet about 25% of all employees are considered as not-yet-competent by their managers. You would think that these same managers would then look at how the hiring process went wrong and investigate how they could improve the outcome in the future. Because surely everyone would…
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Do you want HR innovation? Start by asking yourself: “Is there a better way?”

When was the last time you asked yourself this very simple question? or When was the last time your HR, L&D and management teams reviewed current people capital outcomes, and the underlying processes, and then actively questioned whether there were potentially better options available via new/different technologies and processes? It is clear that CEOs want…
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Millennials have been dealt a lousy hand and employers now have to fix it

Late last year Simon Sinek was interviewed about Millennials/Gen Y (1981-1997) and the challenges that employers are facing in the management of this generation. This would be the most insightful discussion I have heard about this most complicated generation and below I have attempted to summarise the salient points. Simon talks about the “entitled” Millennial’s…
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The C-Suite is getting very frustrated with HR, but who is to blame?

Before we look at who is to blame and why, we first need to look at the underlying reasons senior management teams are getting frustrated with their HR/L&D teams.   These are the challenges facing the C-Suite: ​70% of Australian workers are either ambivalent or completely disengaged in their jobs - Gallup, 2013 47% of Australian…
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Selling the HR Business Case? Try this!

If you attended this week’s HR TECH FEST in Melbourne (Nov 28 to 29, 2016) as we at Peoplogica did, you will have been amazed by the insights, presentations, and information provided by thought-leaders and case-study presenters, as well as the abundance of technology-related solutions and analytical services on display. A ‘hot-topic’ discussed often with…
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