HR trends survey 2016 in just one word #hrblog #cipd #oneword

Introduction to One Word HR Trends SurveyWhat is the One word HR trends survey 2016? Early in 2015 we ran a simple survey among HR professionals. They were given 10 topics and asked for one word which represented there understanding or meaning for that word or phrase. This produced some interesting results. So twelve months on I thought we could repeat the process. The results are fascinating. In the first survey we had just over 500 responses, in this later version we had just under 400 … [Read more...]

Value of LinkedIn Groups – Why do some professionals use them? #hrblog

Many of us are on LinkedIn. many of us use the groups on LinkedIn. But what is the value of LinkedIn groups and what do people use them for?Earlier in the month I ran a survey with my group members. the group has just over 40,000 members. Most of the members are in the HR profession. The group is a reasonably active group. I would love to be able to tell you how active, but LinkedIn has removed the group statistics! Why do people use LinkedIn groups? As a regular user of LinkedIn … [Read more...]

Disruptive innovators – Can your organization cope?

Wanting change is one thing but can your organization cope with disruptive innovators? We often hear that businesses and organizations of all sizes crave to be more innovative. They certainly do not want to be 'out of date', and want to keep providing customers with the products and services they need. But do we really understand innovation and the costs? Do we really want innovative companies? Are we prepared to disruptive our whole industry, and put some of our cash cows to bed?There … [Read more...]

Leadership Competences – how effective are you?

Leadership Competence, just how effective are you in managing tasks and people? Leadership and management competencies are often used by larger organizations to identify peoples strengths and development needs. Often these frameworks are expensive and complex. One framework we have used in the past is this simple 55 item competence framework. It is based on 3 key factors:Managing yourself, Managing tasks, and Managing others.You can use this list to look at the statements, rate … [Read more...]

Corporate values and behaviours – Dangers of not walking the talk #hrblog #linkedin

Corporate values or core values as some call them have been in management texts for many years. As more and more business leaders complete education and training, so more and more firms have written value statement. But are they just marketing or is it really a tool to run a business by? Hit the self-destruct button! In this piece we look at one business that has hit the self destruct button by saying one value is important, but employees clearly have not got the memo!Understanding Core … [Read more...]

The single real reason why 99% of people read a blog

Actually its simple when you think about it.  There are millions of blogs around the world. So why do people read some and not others? What is the single real reason why 99% of people read a blog?The single real reason why 99% of people read a blog? Is most often because of the title!Next it's the reputation of the author ;)What were you expecting 1000 words on how to make money blogging?Put simply it's about timely titles and valuable content... done in an authentic … [Read more...]

Goodbye Change Management Hello Navigating Flux

Can we really say Goodbye Change Management Hello Navigating Flux? In this piece we will look at the The 3 new competencies of success in modern business and society.In the last 10 years there has been a lot written and spoken about change and change management. The fact that change is here and here to stay is understood. What is less recognised and accepted is that “change” implies a process. A change from state a to state b. From one stable state to another. It is time to say goodbye … [Read more...]

Purpose of LinkedIn – Ninja tips to raise your profile increasing prospects #hrblog

What is the purpose of LinkedIn? Many will say that LinkedIn doesn't work. They do not get jobs through it. As a consultant they do not get work through it. They also say that LinkedIn cannot be used for raising your profile to increase job or consulting prospects. Why do they say that? Simple, they have a profile and expect work to come to them. Worse, they have a basic headline only profile that gives NO INFORMATION. Having the profile is much like having a product. Getting it on the shelf in … [Read more...]

All interview questions fall under one of three types

All interview questions fall under one of three types. Knowing what they are, and trying to do is just a matter of understanding the process. In essence, the employer needs to replace a person or fill a new role. They need to be as productive as fast as possible. Cost as little as possible and fit in with 'The way we do things here'.We need to understand what it is that the interviewer is trying to do. The Killer question You know what it is like. You go for the interview, then at some … [Read more...]

Myth of the History of SWOT – Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth – wrong?

Myth of the History of SWOT - Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth - why do so many writers get it wrong?There are 100s of websites that claim to know the origins of the SWOT Analysis. But it seems that lazy writers copy from others without checking their facts! Myth of the History of SWOT - Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth Some researchers reference the 1965 publication “Business Policy, Text and Cases” by Learned, Christensen, Andrews and GuthIt is close but not a SWOT as any … [Read more...]

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