The United States of America has a new and unconventional President, and plenty of column inches will be going into analysing his personality. We suspect you wouldn’t be a President like Donald Trump (although we could be wrong). If you know your Myers Briggs Type Indicator then take a look at this chart and see… Read More »
Today is Joe Biden’s last full day as Vice President. Whilst most of the internet will be mourning the loss of some great meme worthy photos, others will be reflecting on what his contribution to American life has been over the last 44 years. For many employees and mangers the recent publication of his November 2014… Read More »
This chart shows where the world’s US dollar billionaires live. Each country is sized according to how many billionaire’s live there. Those results are perhaps unsurprising, we’ve seen them before. The interesting new insight this chart gives us is how the billionaires in each country got to be so rich. If you are in the… Read More »
Many languages have some great words that just don’t translate well. Those words seem to say something about differing priorities in the cultures that use them. What does your everyday vocabulary say about what preoccupies you?
An international group of participants were having fun with English idioms this week, then began sharing some of the more interesting turns of phrase from their own languages. A fair few of these transliterations got an airing, though in being translated back and forth “feeding the circus monkeys sponge cake” was our favourite mashup … Source… Read More »
After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year, world leaders gathered to march in support of freedom of speech. One small Israeli news sheet, HaMevaser, opted to Photoshop out the female leaders in its photo of the scene to avoid offending its readers. It was initially hard to tell, but close inspection showed some really shoddy digital… Read More »
What descriptor do you use to describe the people who work in your organisation? Employees, workers, staff, group, team, family? Or do you stick with the literal, neutral term and call them – people? The term that is most dangerous to use is family, and not because of its alliterative relation, happy. When an organisation… Read More »
Russia has been booted out of the G8. It’s a big deal, and now it’s a G7, so what is the G8, or the G7, or the G8+5 or the G20, and is it the G19 now? And what does the G stand for anyway? Let’s start with the easy bit, G stands for “Group”,… Read More »
We don’t often post music videos, but when we do they’re of a Hungarian pop star, Boggie, who would like you to see her as a regular person, not just a packaged product.
A really useful document to create when you’re thinking of hiring someone new is the person specification. It specifies the kind of person best suited to fill the job. The real value is in the conversations you have whilst creating the specification. That allows you to really think through what you need for the role.… Read More »
The National Geographic pulled together an amazing array of statistics globally to produce a picture of the world in one person. How close to typical are you? How close will you be in 2030?
We have been involved in some interesting projects recently where organisations have the sometimes frustrating challenge of managing the delivery of work with remote team workers who are not their direct reports. This kind of set up is becoming increasingly common; organisations with diverse operating structures and multiple delivery channels, often have complex ‘dotted line’… Read More »
If so, how quickly do you expect new starters to recoup their full recruitment and ongoing employment costs? New starters joining an organisation actually want the same thing as their employers; to become successful as quickly as possible, to be effective and happy in their work. The right induction process creates not only improved profitability… Read More »
Some organisations seem to be better at finding good people than others. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re large conglomerates or small family businesses, or whether they’re long-standing operations or new start-ups; some of them do a better job of recruitment than others. Which is probably why there is such a profusion of recruitment… Read More »