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Personality tests – a layman’s description

Personality tests – a layman’s description

Personality tests have been a key part of human resources functions – particularly recruitment – for some decades now. However, a lot of misrepresentation has occurred over the years around these tests. Some have positioned them as a final arbiter (which they...

The rising value of curiosity

The rising value of curiosity

Curiosity as a leadership trait has surged in popularity recently. It is a quality that can underlie authentic diversity and our ability to really uncover the ‘why’ of something. When you consider the power of diversity, doing things a different way, or making...

The power of proactivity

The power of proactivity

When our clients seek to fill key leadership roles, they turn to us to help them define what success in a given role looks like – and then how to best find the person aligned with that success profile. Through this work, we are continually refining our understanding...

Interviewing – a critical management skill

Interviewing – a critical management skill

Interviewing skills can be the make or break of effective recruitment. Managers should have strong capability in this arena, and that best comes from practice. There are some basics I’ll cover here that will help lead you to a better result in your employment...

Succession planning…experts say start now

Succession planning…experts say start now

An event on succession planning just as we’re all into gear for 2016? Absolutely! The clear message from our first Insight Series event for the year – Succession planning: Transitioning yourself and others to a new world – was that you need to start years before you...

In-house recruitment – critical advice to get it right

In-house recruitment – critical advice to get it right

We are doing more consulting with in-house human resources teams around best practice recruitment through our recruitment audit process. Each audit has reinforced the importance of getting seven critical steps in the process right: Taking the brief Developing the...

Work-life balance: Mirage, meaningless or manageable

Work-life balance: Mirage, meaningless or manageable

Work-life balance has been a hot topic for years – maybe because so many of us feel it’s just out of our reach. Our recent Insight Series event tackled the subject of Work-life Balance for Leaders – It’s Personal! In the lead-up, we surveyed a range of leaders about...

Attributes of success: Views from 11 thought leaders

Attributes of success: Views from 11 thought leaders

Identifying the key attributes of success is a hot topic at present. Here I’ve taken a look at some contemporary, and not so contemporary, well-known, successful thought leaders and their views on the most important attributes of great performers. Almost all say...

You can’t motivate your team

You can’t motivate your team

The headline may be a bold claim…but is it? Our recent Insight event series invited a panel of three experts to discuss the topic of the key attributes of success in our people and the elements that create self-motivation and drive within individuals. Featuring a...

Get to the point. Get to success!

Get to the point. Get to success!

We all want staff who are self-motivated and driven…but how do we determine these key attributes? As part of Carroll Consulting’s regular breakfast forum series, later this month we will have a speaking panel featuring a psychologist, a performance management coach...

7 steps to aligning growth plans with team building

7 steps to aligning growth plans with team building

Growth – the holy grail of most businesses. The question – how do you align your team building strategy with your growth? As a company grows, its functional disciplines remain similar but there is usually a greater level of sophistication required in each area....