Blog - Skills assessment

“What if I train them and they leave?” …What if you don’t and they stay?!

  One would think that training is a huge priority in the corporate world. But it can be difficult to justify spending money on training, especially in roles which are transient or not permanent. Many companies don’t make it a priority despite the benefits that come with training and developing

The power of people data from 360 Degree Feedback

Data is everywhere. Every day we produce 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data. Every minute of every day across the globe, 204 million emails are sent, two million google searches made and 100, 000 tweets are made. Big Data and the Internet of things have been hailed as ‘the new oil’

Disengaged staff? 3 tips for line managers

Reduced productivity remains a hot topic for most businesses and a recent research compiled by Sage People found that only one in three people at work are fully motivated and productive. Millennials highlighted that a positive working environment drives higher engagement and production. Given that the workforce is soon to

How to implement company culture

When we think of culture we think of an organically changing set of ideas, behaviours and customs shared by a specific group of people but when it comes to organisations, culture must be planned and monitored in order to be achieved. A detailed strategy – which is as important as

Three steps to dealing with badly behaved leaders (also known as jerks)

  A recent article* from McKinsey is addressed to leaders who may be the source of workplace dysfunction – or jerks, as the author calls them. What can be done about it? In our experience, bad behaviour can range from plain rudeness and incivility, through bad management practices, exclusion and

Ten FAQs about 360 Degree Feedback (and the answers!)

With +17 years of experience, working with over 200 companies to design, set up and deliver lots of different 360s, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most commonly asked questions and the answers!  Here’s a short summary and you can request the full white paper, just drop us an

How leading organisations are using 360 Degree Feedback, every day.

360 Degree Feedback is a familiar tool in the kitbag of many coaches and talent managers. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that 360 Degree Feedback is being used much more extensively and creatively than ever before.  Enabling 360 Degree Feedback technology Using a flexible 360 platform mean that

Taking a Closer Look at 360 Degree Feedback Functionality

360 Degree Feedback is at its heart, about making a complex process into something easy to comprehend for those involved, at every level in the business. Whether it’s for development or performance, getting all round feedback is no small feat. Therefore, the usability of the on-screen interfaces is extremely important.

How 360 Degree Feedback Shows Bosses Their Toxic Behaviour

A recent article by Martin Berman-Govine in the Human Resources Report, called ‘360-Degree Feedback: ‘Cure for Abusive Bosses?’ examines whether 360-Degree Feedback can reveal to the boss how negative their management style might be. Here, we look at some of the points made by this article and add a few

How does your team co-ordinate, and is it effective?

So much of our clients’ focus on performance is around teams and coaching them to be more self-aware and understand their dynamics. So, an article in HBR by Roger Schwarz, called Is Your Team Co-ordinating Too Much, or Not Enough caught my eye. By Jo Ayoubi The research by Roger