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 anyone’s language, especially when it equates to $4,800 per full-time employee, but the great ne....
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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 love to only hire top performers. Apparently not.   For most hiring managers, “99.4% of an....
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People Analytics is now a Key Business Priority of Successful Organisations

The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 study found that 77% of executives now consider people analytics as a key business priority. And if HR wants to become more relevant to the C-Suite by solving business problems, not HR problems, then this is certainly an area that they should be focusing on. To highlight further the need for HR to be more proactive it has been noted that in some leading organisations the C-Suite have removed the pe....
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10 Tips for Implementing a Social Media Recruiting Strategy

 One of the fastest-growing recruiting trends in recent years has been social recruiting—searching and scouting people on social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter—to fill open positions. With billions of people using social networks, it’s no wonder that recruiters are turning to them to find potential candidates. If you’ve never done social recruiting or implemented a social recruiting ....
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What was Warren Buffett talking about when he said “Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

I guess that I have your attention now!   The full quote from Warren is:   “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up ....
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GOOGLE: An interview with Laszlo Bock (Google’s Snr VP – People Operations)

Recently the ABC’s “WorkLife” Program conducted a very insightful podcast with Laszlo Bock and others on “Let’s improve the way we hire people” (listen).   The key message through this podcast is that the vast majority of employers are not very successful at selecting future high performers because their selection processes are less than adequate. I thought that Laszlo made some very ins....
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Is Deloitte really banning Performance Reviews?

I recently read an article by Alec Bashinsky (Head of People & Performance, Deloitte, Australia) regarding Deloitte banning performance reviews. My first thought is that this is a classic case of throwing out the baby with the bath water until I read further that they are actually not banning performance reviews, they are in fact replacing yearly structured reviews with “…a more informal, continuous appraisal and performance f....
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