People may well be the most valuable asset to any business. But they are also the most difficult part of a business to run. Whilst there is no magic user manual, there are a few practical secrets that can really make a difference to the overall performance of your business.
Recruitment and retention are two of today’s HR buzzwords. Most companies universally acknowledge that “our people are our greatest asset” but more often than not, companies struggle to select the right candidate in the beginning and retain quality people within their corporation. If an employee leaves an organisation within the first twelve months, it can [...]
Many business owners and hiring managers are far too reactive (and rushed) when it comes to making a hire. They spend the majority of the assessment process focusing on technical skills, in the hope that the new hire will be able to hit the ground running with minimal hand-holding. However, focusing entirely on someone’s hard [...]
Elaine Wherry is the founder of Meebo. She’s just written the most damning, interesting and insightful post I’ve ever read on recruiters in the tech and startup space. the recruiter honeypot Elaine describes her dire struggle to find Javascipt engineers in Silicon Valley over the past 2 years. And how she created a fake persona [...]
Who are the future leaders in your business? Is there someone you would feel comfortable handing over the reins to, or would you need to look externally? Succession planning is an important business strategy. Identifying those within your organisation who you feel have the potential to assume key roles and then grooming them to fill [...]