The interview – a journey of discovery

The interview – a journey of discovery

I love interviewing. However, I know not everyone does. I had a client once say he would rather get teeth pulled than undertake an interview. Why do I love it? An interview is a very powerful communication tool. When conducted well, it is like going on a...
Long-term hiring versus the gig economy

Long-term hiring versus the gig economy

The gig economy is growing in its prominence, but don’t lose sight of the advantages of hiring and engaging for the long term. Businesses today require greater flexibility to respond quickly to market changes. The gig economy – or the ability to deliver specialised...
Recruiting A players – Topgrading one year on

Recruiting A players – Topgrading one year on

It’s been more than 12 months since I undertook the Topgrading course developed by Brad Smart and made famous by Jack Welch. It follows a process Jack rolled out across GE’s businesses giving his management team the skills to identify and recruit ‘A players’. Jack...
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...
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...
Turning supply chain challenges into competitive advantage

Turning supply chain challenges into competitive advantage

Supply chain management has become increasingly sophisticated. Companies are now commonly creating an end-to-end, integrated approach to their supply chain – starting from their furthest upstream suppliers and reaching right through to their end customers – all...