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  • EI assessments "should be avoided" in selection

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Emotional Intelligence (EI) measures are not yet reliable, and HR professionals should avoid using them for selection purposes, says an associate professor at Drake University in the US.

  • Involvement in Meetings

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Involving employees in decision making has known benefits, but not every decision warrants consultation and Managers should be strategic when asking for input.

  • Contractors

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    There are plenty of reasons to engage a worker as a contractor as opposed to an employee, but the fact that someone expresses a preference for being a contractor isn't one of them

  • Job Enrichment and Employee Retention

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Lack of job enrichment is the leading cause of staff turnover, new research shows, but five key actions can help employers retain their highly valued employees.

  • Employee Day One

    Sunday, February 5, 2017

    An employee's first day of work is critical in getting the relationship with their new employer off to a good start, but many organisations fail to ensure the experience is a positive one, says human capital expert Anthony Sork.

  • Participation of Women in the Workforce

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    New research on barriers to career progression for women have found perceptions about work hours and work/life balance are significant issues.

  • Festive Season and Social Media

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    The combination of social media and a holiday atmosphere makes the festive season a particularly dangerous time of year for employers, warranting "extra care" on their part, says Holding Redlich special counsel Trent Taylor.