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Article 3: Demystifying Generation X Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. The first article of this Generation Gaps series defined the three distinctive generations at work today and their key characteristics. This article takes a closer
Article 1: Leading a Multi-generational Workforce Think your work colleagues are from another planet? It could be due to the generation gap. ‘Bridging the Generation Gap’ is a five part series which looks at how the different generations behave in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Generation X and Generation Y. We are all different; understanding and dealing with those differences is a critical aspect of effective management. It helps to know that the different

Communicating with Candidates?

Posted by new_wa8d17 on  February 16, 2017
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Make it Frequent and Fast We all know that candidates can be demanding! But the first step in meeting their demands is understanding them – in depth. That understanding includes how to best communicate with them. A recent survey of 2,800 UK workers, by Reed UK, looked at communications in recruitment. It throws interesting light on what candidates expect. The good news is that talent is very open to approaches. 86.7% of workers are interested
The Rising Need for Niche Recruiters As the demand for recruitment agencies continues to grow so their role continues to evolve. A recent presentation by Nick Holmes of The Job Post revisited some interesting statistics. PERMANENT UK HIRES VIA RECRUITMENT AGENCIES 2011/12 – 550,448 2014/15 – 633,992 This in turn has led to an increase in recruitment start-ups – from 1,489 in 2013 to 6,780 in 2016. Looking a little deeper into the stats we

Time to End Pay Secrecy?

Posted by new_wa8d17 on  January 19, 2017
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Time to End Pay Secrecy? A recent Ted Talk by Management Researcher David Burkus looked at the question of pay transparency. This is a hot topic and it was a fascinating talk. Here’s a summary. How much do you get paid?  Or the person next to you at work? These tend to be uncomfortable questions and, whilst we all ask them, we rarely get the answer. Pay is usually subject to secrecy. The assumed reason

Zoom – Don’t Inerrupt!

Interesting article by Nancy Kline about not interrupting! All the zoom meetings in our lives has meant that the usual visual clues about wanting to speak or noticing someone else wants to speak have gone! So at the end of the meeting you either feel you’ve done too much talking or been the frustrated bystander unable to get their point across!
More important (in these times) was her point about polarisation which she said wasn’t a result of disagreement but a result of disconnection: ‘I think polarisation starts with, and is fed by, interruption. The minute one of us in stark disagreement interrupts the other, the brain registers the interruption as a pysical assault.’ (We all remember the first debate between Trump and Biden….)
Let me know what you think (and it might even work when you speak to your partner…….!)
From the book: The Promise That Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You by Nancy Kline

https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/24/let-me-finish-how-to-stop-interrupting-and-change-the-world

Sophie Peterson