The hiring of a new employee is an important decision to make. You want to end up with the right candidate as you'll be investing a lot of time, trust, hope and capital before knowing if the new hire is a good fit. And it's never a good idea to make such an important decision…Read more Your team co-decides on new hires? Think again.
Just the other day, I’ve heard someone say that the definition of a great culture and a happy workplace is people laughing together. I say, that's not it. To define a workplace as happy because there is much joviality is the same as saying your company culture is great because there is a ping-pong table…Read more Is your work turning into a passion-killer?
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. This article is all about why you should start treating job applicants as clients, how to do so practically and how you’ll benefit from making this change of mind. If you’re already using workflows and website/ app visitor tracking scores that help you categorise potential clients, which you’re then feeding back…Read more Why you should treat job applicants as clients
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. It is not about managing faceless employees anymore, but self-directed individuals. It is not about just logic and structure anymore, but emotional intelligence. It is not about isolated offline processes anymore, but syncronised digital solutions. Individualism, emotionality and digitalisation are the driving forces of renewed organisational design. How does this affect…Read more The dangers of hiring an empath
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. Cover letters give you an opportunity to set yourself apart when hunting for jobs. Sadly, only few jump to this occasion. Equally disappointing: Hiring companies and recruiters who only ask for a CV, and nothing else. I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I’ve trawled through countless applications in search…Read more Cover letters: best and worst
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. How do you define your workplace? Is it the desk you plonk down at every morning, or is it standing next to a patient in a hospital bed, or perhaps the booting up of industrial machine? As an employer, is it the space that your employees share, one that can clearly…Read more Striving for workplace transformation beyond lip-service
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. I hope this article doesn’t flutter onto your screen in the middle of your writing or updating your CV, as that will trigger the immediate question of whether you should even bother. Recruiters, hiring managers and human resource professionals still require a CV when you apply to a vacancy. But that…Read more Why CVs (resumes) will soon be a thing of the past
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. Hiring managers are employees who not only manage an existing team, but also actively manage the hiring of new employees. While not all hiring managers source candidates and advertise vacancies themselves, they are certainly all involved in the selection of job applicants for interviews. They are key in conducting the interview and managing the…Read more 10 avoidable slip-ups hiring managers make
Workplace cross-collaboration tips and advice that are out of the box.
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. One of the new workplace trends is the move away from a focus on skills-set only, and to move towards a mix between fundamental competencies and behaviour (attitude and personal values) when recruiting for new talent. That probably explains a global increase in L&D (learning and development) jobs and a heavier investment…Read more Going T-shaped: The power of combining disciplines