Hybrid Working – Start with the end in mind

Hybrid Working – Start with the end in mind

Recruitment, Wellbeing
Did the COVID pandemic force you into hybrid working overnight with little time for planning and preparation? If you are still considering your longer-term options you would do well to heed the advice of Stephen Covey to “Start with the end in mind”. This might be more than one thing, like saving money, retaining staff and ensuring good customer service….  it could be a minefield for the unwary. So how can you do this successfully? In 2014 I was part of a project team responsible for moving hundreds of employees who were office-based over to hybrid working. The skilled workforce had to be retained and customers could not see any impact on service. Lessons learnt were as follows: Spend a significant amount of time talking to managers about their teams…
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Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

Recruitment
Internal job applicants who are rejected end up quitting. Applicants are nearly two times as likely to leave their organisations compared to those who were either hired for an internal job or had not applied for a new job at all. So why is this? There is no better sigh of relief when hiring manager’s see the resume of an outstanding internal candidate land on their desk as they can fill the job immediately. The reason for this, current employees know the organisation, they require less coddling to get up to speed. There is no extra cost of external recruitment, making it cost-effective.  It also promotes to other internal employees that they have the opportunity to develop within the organisation, making employees stay long term. Manager's can expect to receive an…
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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Recruitment
We try to be as objective as we possibly can when making those important decisions, especially when these relate to work. But we are human, we are all subject to unconscious bias in one way or another, but the more we are aware of this, the more we can potentially mitigate it. What is Unconscious Bias? Influences such as our background, our experiences and even environmental conditions can all play a part in our choices, whether we realise it or not. Most of the time, this is not a major issue, but we display unconscious bias when we begin to favour or discriminate against people because of these influences, without even realising it. Unconscious bias can have a huge impact on people-related decisions at work, especially when it comes to…
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