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The death of the shortlist

The death of the shortlist

The candidate shortlist is a great idea. It gives the prospective employer the opportunity to compare a range of candidates. But how practical is it in today’s environment? Is it still reasonable to ask three or more highly qualified candidates on your shortlist to...

Leading remotely and the impact on work and recruitment

Leading remotely and the impact on work and recruitment

I recently read a funny comment from the Chief Executive of Australian Industry Group, Innes Willox, who said the most commonly used term for 2020 was 'unprecedented', followed closely by “you are on mute”! I thought both accurately summed up the whirlwind of last...

Cultural alignment and why it matters

Cultural alignment and why it matters

As with many things, when all is going well, we don’t really look to change things. If no one is complaining, we don’t stop to look for things to improve or identify if we have slipped up anywhere. Culture can be like this too. I spend a large part of my day talking...

Loyalty

Loyalty

Lately I have been thinking a lot about loyalty. Retaining a loyal, cohesive, and productive workforce is instrumental in running a successful business. However, recently many employers have told me they believe their employees lack loyalty and are not committed to...

Change

Change

The subject of change has been canvased significantly in recent times. In the initial stages of the pandemic, people were talking about the new way of doing things. Many organisations embraced greater reliance on technology, many online meetings occurred, structures...

A look at different management styles

A look at different management styles

The emergence of COVID-19 has highlighted a range of different management styles and personality traits that have become more obvious since the pandemic hit. Having observed many leaders react differently to the changes brought upon us this year, I thought I would...

The path ahead

The path ahead

COVID-19 has undoubtedly presented most businesses with challenges and in some instances, opportunities. From discussions we have had with a range of clients and stakeholders, it seems all organisations and staff have been impacted in some way. I know this may be...

Behaviour – where does it come from?

Behaviour – where does it come from?

Uncovering repeating patterns of behaviour is a key element of our culture fit recruitment and selection process. Identifying these behaviours helps us determine how a person will fit into an existing work culture, and how they react to certain pressures helps us...

Carroll Consulting – 30 years wiser

Carroll Consulting – 30 years wiser

As some of you may have recently seen, Carroll Consulting hit a major milestone on 4 February when we celebrated our 30-year anniversary. With such a significant event upon us, I found myself reflecting on the changes we have seen across the industry in those 30...