Yearly Archives: 2016

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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HR Tech Fest 2016 – What did we learn?

Over 520 HR professionals converged on Melbourne to celebrate and share ideas on talent, technology and innovation that is transforming the future of work. After two days of presentations, views, commentary and discussions, a definite theme emerged: “To become more relevant to the C-Suite HR professionals must embrace disruption and innovation and solve business problems,…
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Our rock stars aren’t like your rock stars

Take a look at this 2009 global branding campaign from Intel, the Silicon innovator and computer chipmaker, using the theme “Sponsors of Tomorrow”. In a series of commercials, Intel made a very clear ‘competitive differentiation’ statement based on the high-performance (rock star) capabilities of their staff.  Apart from promoting their brand, the commercial creates high appeal…
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Why am I hiring a champion one month and a dud the next?

It must be one of the most frustrating aspects of being a manager and business owner, no matter what you do there is a level of inconsistency in the selection process that would never be tolerated in other parts of your business. Which begs the question: “Why are most managers happy with the inconsistency of…
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MANAGE TALENT ASSETS LIKE CREDIT ASSETS

There is a link between employee selection and the television series ‘Who do you think you are?’ They both provide many unexpected surprises. The problem with employee selection is that most of the unexpected surprises are rarely good surprises. A short-list batch of five CVs has just landed in your inbox. You are fully experienced…
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Measuring Organisational Culture and Employee Engagement

Most senior executives and business owners have some level of preoccupation with catalysing their culture to higher levels of performance and/or excellence. In a world characterised by exacting deadlines, relentless competition, limited resources, globalisation and unwavering expectations from customers, shareholders and employees alike, “culture” seems to be so much more important these days and must…
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Connect the dots…

In my last article entitled “Improving leadership potential” I wrote about the need to have clarity about expectation and current state. The diagnostic phase… Having undertaken rigorous diagnosis, attention now moves to the process of ‘shifting the needle’… One of my best friends and a genuine mentor for many years, Glenn Dobson, owns the KONA…
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How to consistently SELECT future High Performers!

There can be no doubt that choosing the right people for the right jobs is one of the most important contributors to organisational effectiveness. However, in many organisations, rather than being systematic and using sound, objective evidence, the recruitment selection process is a relatively unstructured, intuitive and gut-feel process. The problem with this approach is…
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Is Anyone displaying Courageous Leadership anymore?

We have Australian politicians that are more preoccupied with being right and always disagreeing with the opposing party, than they are with improving the lives of all Australians. Just once I would like to hear a politician say that someone on the opposing side had a great idea and that it would be supported. Just…
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