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Inspirational leaders

On the journey towards building a high performance culture and strongly engaged workforce, no one disagrees that leadership is a crucial factor.
So what makes people choose to follow; to pledge their allegiance on some level to another person? It can be simply summed up in one word: Character.

Written by absoluteIT29 Nov. 05 22:00

Fit for the job

By the time a candidate reaches the interview stage, they have probably passed a number of first level 'check-points' (e.g. telephone screening, mandatory recruitments, etc) that means that, on paper at least, they have the ability to do the job.
As such, the challenge at interview is to measurably discern the difference between a good candidate and a great one. To do this, you must employ a method of interviewing that digs below the waterline to reveal the actual "fit". One interview technique increasing in use is called structured behavioural (or competency-based) interviewing.

Written by absoluteIT30 Sept. 05 22:00

The right balance

Despite the attention given to the creation of work/life programs by many organisations in recent years, the majority of employees today are still failing to reap the benefits of a balanced professional and personal life.
Many work/life programs currently lack true business grounding, are frequently at odds with corporate culture and are often viewed by employees as add-ons and concessions targeted primarily at women.

Written by absoluteIT31 July 05 22:00

Parting shots

Every time an employee resigns, it costs your company time, money and effort to replace them. Research suggests the cost of staff turnover is approximately one-and-a-half times the departing employee's salary. As such, it's not hard to see why staff retention has become a major priority for many New Zealand employers.
Our research has shown the main reasons why people leave their jobs tend to fall into one of the following 10 categories:

Written by absoluteIT31 May 05 22:00

Get them to say I do

Research shows the number one reason why job offers are rejected relates to how candidates are treated during screening and selection. absoluteIT says there are 10 actions employers can take to help improve job offer conversion rates.
1. Identify and address key decision-making factors

Written by absoluteIT30 April 05 22:00