Are your management and leadership teams tuned into the concept of managing talent? Do they understand the talent continuum and have a clear view of the entire talent life cycle in your business? The phrase ‘war for talent’ appears to have become so embedded in business lexicon these days that there’s a lot of talk,… Continue reading How Talent Ready is Your Organisation?
This week, whilst I was in a shop browsing, I overheard an employee tell a customer how much they enjoyed working at that particular organisation, because he felt appreciated and recognised by his colleagues. This got me reflecting on the story of Charles Plumb, a US navy pilot who after 75 successful combat missions in… Continue reading Who Packs Your Parachute
Do you wake up on a Sunday feeling anxious at the thought of having to go to work on Monday? Well you’re definitely not alone. According to a recent study conducted by Randstad 2018, 40% of employees think of leaving their jobs due to suffering with burnout, which I find astounding. Throughout my career, I… Continue reading The humane touch
Whilst in the grocery store this week, I observed two grocery store employees standing outside the store, in their corporate uniform, smoking near the entrance of the store. Fine examples of brand ambassadors don't you think? It got me thinking that organisations spend millions of pounds annually promoting and managing their brand image and influencing… Continue reading Are your employees brand ambassadors or brand sabbateurs?
I was recently intrigued to overhear a manager advise another colleague that they should send their “difficult” employees to HR instead of trying to give the employee feedback themselves. Apparently that way the line manager believed he would not be seen as the “bad cop” and after all, in his opinion, that is what the… Continue reading Having fierce discussions with employees