Which parts of your Job will you share with a Robot?

Last week, I looked at why jobs are being robotised and thought about how we would fare.

This week, after doing some research i’ll identify what styles of work is most easy for robotics and where we should be focussing our attention to remain in gainful employ.

While automation will eliminate very few occupations entirely in the next decade, it will affect portions of almost all jobs to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the type of work they entail.… Read more

Why good people resign; the 6 key reasons.

Losing a great employee is a terrible thing.

Form a Bosses perspective there’s the time and expense of finding, engaging, and training the replacement. There’s the uncertainty of how the new employee will work out. There’s the hardship on yourself and the rest of your team until the position can be filled. There’s the teams uncertainty if the new hire will succeed and work within the team.… Read more

Using Covey’s 7 Habits to make great hires

Prospective General Managers must have the requisite skills to bring the best individuals into their team, and hiring skills is an essential part of this.

I’ve written a few posts on interview techniques because I believe that there’s no one perfect way to interview. You interview style depends on the style and preference of the interviewer. Some hirers prefer to get a holistic view of the candidate, others want to dig deeply into the candidates performance, others prefer to take a group approach, still others use questionnaires and other formal means of assessing a candidates suitability.… Read more

8 strategies to handle the move from Functional Head to General Manager

The hardest move I ever had to make was moving from a functional head- in my case Sales Director- to General Manager.  And to be honest it was the transition that I was least prepared for.

Looking back on my previous companies, I believe that this move is the most traumatic to job candidates primarily because many of the skills that led them to be great functional heads are redundant as a new General Manager.… Read more

Inspired Hiring

Now is the time of year that people look for a new career, last year is over and bonuses paid, holidays are over and leave is taken, its the start of a new year and often people seek new horizons, so now is probably the time of year when YOU may be looking for new team members.

Rather than go the typical way of hiring your staff… if its worked for you keep going, but if you need some inspiration, here it is.… Read more