New Year – Back to Basics

A new year brings the opportunity for new beginnings, time to reflect on what worked well last year and what didn’t.  In our complex world, where we are surrounded by new concepts and ideas, some of the best results come from doing what we know we should be doing.  If…

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Is the investment in learning and development worth it?

The short answer is – YES!  Of course it is! Back in the early 1990’s, embarking on a career in human resource management, believe it or not, I enjoyed the monthly task of preparing the end of month report.  We had targets to achieve, meaningful targets.  One of these was…

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Maximising Employee Performance

Are your employees as productive and focused as you need them to be? Would you like to work with them to improve their performance? There is no easy way to do this, it takes time, effort and patience, however you will reap the rewards if you consistently follow these 3…

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Training on the job

Do it normal Do it slow Do it together Off you go Having come from a training background, Train the Trainer was a popular training program for would be supervisors keen to develop their skills in training others, in particular new starters. When training a task, we…

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Recruit right the first time

Recruiting the wrong person is time consuming and expensive. Suddenly you find yourself training, retraining, managing performance, remunerating, and gaining very little in return. So what could you have done to prevent this from happening, and recruited the right person at the start? We juggle many priorities, we are often…

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