If you’ve ever thought about using personality questionnaires in your business and done a quick search online, chances are you’ve hit a deluge of choices, price ranges and psychological bumph, and it’s all been a bit overwhelming. Here’s our simple guide to what personality testing is all about and why it makes great business sense. Continue reading “Why Use Personality Questionnaires?”
Management consultants don’t come cheap. Fair’s fair, they bring with them fresh eyes and a heap of experience from out there in the Big Wide World. And because they aren’t bogged down with the day-to-day mundanities of meetings, deadlines and endless fire-fighting, they have the time and headspace to devote singularly to the task of analysing your business with a view to optimising its performance. That, in essence, is what you’re paying for when you hire a management consultant.
But not every business is fortunate enough to have bottomless coffers. And even for those who can afford hefty consultancy fees, in actual fact, nothing they unearth or reveal isn’t already there for you to discover yourself – if only you had the time to step off the hamster wheel of business life for long enough to do some digging around. Continue reading “The WinningFormula: Management Consultancy Without The Price Tag”
If you want to find out which candidate is the best fit for the job, the organisation and the team, don’t just take their word for it at interview, but see how they all cope in situations that mirror the job and its environment as closely as possible. Continue reading “With Regret … You’re Hired!”
When you’re running a business, the purse strings are pulled in multiple directions. And the decisions you make regarding how, when and where to invest precious capital funds will be influenced heavily by what you’ll get in return. So, exactly what will improving employee engagement mean in your workplace. Where are the gains, and how can you justify directing time and resource to managing engagement, over and above other pressing business demands. Continue reading “3 Perspectives On Employee Engagement; And Why It Wins The Day.”
We’re big supporters of employee engagement. It’s a drum we bang regularly, because we believe in the benefits of a happy, motivated and high performing workforce. And we believe that assessing engagement starts with assessing best fit, resulting in the right hiring decisions to suit not just the job itself, but the company culture and environment. Continue reading “When Is A Great Candidate Not A Great Candidate?”
Anyone who runs a business will know that it takes a lot to make it succeed. A great product or service, clever branding, carefully planned and targeted marketing campaigns, and much more besides. But even the best business strategy will only get you so far without a high performing team and a winning culture. We’ve defined just a few of the attributes critical to every team, and the part every leader plays in fostering a winning culture.
If your 2017 business strategy includes launching a new employee engagement initiative, then you’ve got one chance to get it right. Make sure you read our 6 steps to successful implementation. Continue reading “6 Steps To Launching A New Engagement Initiative … Engagingly!”
What’s driving your employee engagement strategy? With luck, the opinions and feedback from the very people at the heart of your business. But how can you be sure that you’ve truly captured everyone’s opinions. Of course you’ll never get everyone to give you their tuppence worth. And not everyone will be entirely transparent. But you can get as close as possible if you pick the right method. And that’s online. Continue reading “Employee Data Collection: Are You Driving With Your Eyes Closed?”