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The 5 Most Common Workplace Conflicts & What You Can Do About Them

High staff turnover, absenteeism, excess sick leave, problems with productivity, poor company culture, hushed voices around the office… this can all be a result of workplace conflict that is poorly handled.

If conflict is not adequately dealt with, it can even lead to more serious HR and...

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The Power of Forgiveness

You have probably heard the famous saying “To err is human but to forgive is divine”. It is a quote taken from an 18th Century English poet Alexander Pope on his poem entitled ‘An Essay on Criticism’.

It is undeniable that being human is predisposed to flaws, imperfections...

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The Single Reason You’re Struggling With Recruitment

A recent survey by the Employment Office illustrated that there were about 10 active candidates per role advertised.

I’ve often said in my recruitment career, it only takes one stand out applicant to fill a position, after all, you only need one applicant for one role, right?

Wrong!

The...

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Building A Bridge To Resolve Conflict

Dealing with difficult people, most especially in the workplace, can be a challenge for most. It would take a person with high Emotional Intelligence to deal with the issues they have with these people rationally and to keep their emotions in check. Let’s take a look at how to deal with...

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7 Questions You Should Ask To Check A Candidate’s Emotional Intelligence

If you want to build an ‘emotionally intelligent’ organisation, it helps to hire emotionally intelligent people!

 

But determining the EQ level for any individual is complex. Unlike IQ, there is no definitive test to take, with a score that you can put on it at the end.

Certain...

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Managing the Small but Terrible

A young man once approached the philosopher Socrates and asked, “Can you please teach me the gift of oratory?” He then spoke a continuous stream of words to show his ability. Socrates finally placed his hand over his mouth and said, “Young man, I will have to charge you a double...

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Reference Checks are Not Enough

As an executive recruiter, with over a decade of experience, I use to believe that the greatest predictor of future success was past performance. I used to tell applicants that most organisations want to know what they are getting into when hiring a new employee, and no company wants to take a...

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The Value of Commitment and Committed People

A chicken and a pig were walking down the road together. They passed a sign for a local diner advertising its breakfast special: “Ham and Eggs – $2.95!” The chicken said, “That’s our whole contribution to society: breakfast food!” The pig replied, “For...

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