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Creating A Culture of Feedback

Communication, communication, communication………if there is one thing that has stayed constant is that internal organisational communication is an area that employees want improved, no matter how good you currently are at it. One of the key areas of demand is Employee Feedback. This includes employee performance feedback, employee attitude feedback and anonymous 360 feedback to…
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Welcome to the 21st Century – Start Developing Your Digital Leadership

Nearly every part of business now relies on technology, data and analytics to maximise performance, so it makes sense that digital leadership is the next mountain to climb for business owners and managers. So what is Digital Leadership? Simply, digital leadership is the strategic use of organisational digital assets to maximise business performance and achieve…
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What is 360 Feedback?

What is 360 Feedback? 360 degree feedback is a process that allows employees to get reviews from their colleagues. The process involves managers, peers, direct reports and in some cases clients completing a questionnaire which evaluates areas such as leadership, people management and execution. The 360 feedback surveys are given confidentially and anonymously and the…
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The ROI of People: Measuring the ROI of 360 Performance Appraisals

It is a reality in business that senior managers want to, and should make sure all their business operations are producing a positive Return on Investment (ROI). This requirement should also include the people in which the company invests its time and money to hire, train and develop for the growth and success of the…
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85% of Job Applicants Tell Lies

85% of Job Applicants Tell Lies  For years I have been telling management teams that over 60% of all resumes contain blatant untruths, which is a scary number in itself. It turns out that I have been misleading everyone as according to “The 2017 HireRight Employment Report” there are a staggering 85% of job applicants…
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A powerful and innovative People Analytics Dashboard

The Peoplogica Group released a new powerful and innovative people analytics dashboard for MultiRater Surveys. By recognizing the need to provide HR professionals, management teams and business owners with a clear and concise summary of their people capital, Multirater Surveys has combined people analytics and diagnostic employee/client surveys to give insights into their organization and…
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How do leading organisations implement leadership development

The challenge for today’s business owners and executive leadership teams is to realize that they will never maximize their revenue and profit potential if they do not develop leaders at all levels. Recent studies have found that a staggering 95% of organizations do not spend any resources developing leadership capability below the senior executive level.…
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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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