Are these interview questions alienating your perfect candidates?
What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked in an interview? I was once asked: ‘If you could be any animal, what would you be – and why?’ I imagine the reaction to this type of question is a mixed bag. I immediately blurted ‘TURTLE’ (I’m not sure what this says about me…I answered this […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree
5 reasons why you shouldn’t do a “U2”!
Want to engage your employees? 5 reasons why you shouldn’t do a “U2”! So it seems that from a marketing man’s (or women’s) perspective September’s iTunes/ U2 collaboration/ PR stunt was a success: sales of U2 back catalogue have gone through the roof with some 24 different titles making it into the iTunes album charts… […]
Is your organisation ready for Flexible Working?
From 30th June 2014, all employees in the UK who have been employed by their organisation for 6 months or more will have the right to request flexible working arrangements. ALL companies have a legal obligation to respond to these requests – which poses the question: Is YOUR organisation ready to take flexible working seriously? […]
Why you should stop banning social media!
What does social media mean for employee engagement – and if you get it wrong, how damaging can it really be to your engagement efforts? I LOVE social media. It’s an amazingly useful tool in business, and allows us to connect in ways that would have seemed impossible ten years ago. Think about it; we […]
Trust me, I’m your employee!
How does your employer view social media? I’ve spoken to several employees from a variety of companies lately about their use of social media, and I was shocked to discover that many companies still don’t think it’s particularly important. Some companies have social media accounts, but don’t update them regularly; others dipped their toes in […]