Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

Experts have long encouraged people to “play to their strengths.” And why wouldn’t we want to flex our strongest muscle? But based on my observations, this is easier said than done. Not because it’s hard to identify what we’re good at. But because we often undervalue what we inherently do well. Often our “superpowers” are things we do effortlessly, almost reflexively, …

Drop the ‘Busy Excuse’!

Are you crazy busy? Flat out? Overworked? Are you sure? It’s a common refrain from friends — or our own mouths — that we’re too busy and have too much to do. For many, being loaded down with work and other commitments is a badge of honour, a sign of importance. But should we be glorifying busy?  Are we really …

Hot Tip – Managing Absenteeism

Using a simple calculation to ‘factorise’ sickness absence brings instant, objective and comparable measurements of staff absenteeism that puts an individuals responsibility to manage their absenteeism beyond debate, as well as identifying staff whose absenteeism has been flying beneath the radar to date.

Recommended Book – Tough Interview Questions and how to Answer Them

There is a mountain of books with similar titles and claims to this one, but this one comes recommended without hesitation by us as we worked with the authors in recruitment campaigns almost every week for five years in the UK, and have extensive first hand experience in their knowledge on this subject. The fact that they were approached by …