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Company Culture

In dealing with many SME’s on a day to day, week to week basis, I find common issues pop up continuously. The hot topic exciting discussion these days (hopefully once companies have their more fundamental HR related compliance processes sorted) is; So, how do we get the company culture we want? I set myself a challenge to come […]

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Cultural fit or misfit – How to get it right

One of the realities that causes significant grief or anxiety in many companies is how to deal with employees who are technically competent or expert even, but may be a downright cultural misfit. Has this been your experience? What can you do or have you done about this? How could you manage this situation differently from the start to […]

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How well does your Performance review process perform?

As we are coming quickly to the close of the 2011/2012 financial year (it’s 3/4 gone already), I have already been asked to review a number of Performance assessment review processes and documents for potential & existing clients. Within most companies, this is one of “those” areas that causes painful anticipation, procrastination or avoidance, rolling of eyes or […]

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Taking your Workplace mobile

The traditional model for many businesses is still built around bricks & mortar, however if you look at the number of empty offices around various business parks, the increasing numbers of serviced offices that are used as and when required, plus consider that as younger generations take over businesses and the Gen X’s and older […]

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Why do some employees avoid taking responsibility?

One of the workplace conversations I have with business owners and/or managers is about; why is it that (some or many) people within the business don’t want to take responsibility for their actions. They appear to have successful lives on the “outside”, but at work seem to leave their adult decision making skills and ability to think and act […]

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