Interviewing potential candidates for a new job position can be tough. Sharpen your skills with these quick tips from our hiring experts. Also in this month’s issue: the unique challenges and benefits of the on-demand workforce.
Everyday it seems a new article comes out highlighting the challenges and benefits of the Millennial generation in the workplace. Find out what you need to know about spotting and managing Millennials in this issue of Pinpoint.
The new year is almost here, and with it will come a slew of new regulations that could affect your business. Find out what you need to know in this issue of Peoplescape’s Pinpoint.
Get Peoplescape’s expert advice on gauging your employees’ Emotional Intelligence, and find out why you should be using Job Preference profiles to make sure you’ve got the right person for the job. You’ll find all this and more in this issue of Pinpoint.
It’s our inaugural issue!
Check out Pinpoint for expert advice on Maternity Leave, Executive Search, Creating Positive Work Environments, and much more.
How do we manage performance (i.e. give and receive feedback, set objectives and coach) inside the new conversational context?
From as far back perhaps as our first fascinating high school biology class we couldn’t help pondering “the chicken or the egg”. We later learned that this dilemma and conclusion extended well beyond biology.Then came “nature or nurture”, psychology 101, and the plot thickened. There was something to sink our ideologically hungry, pre-adult teeth into at last. If you were anything like me, it took almost a decade to formulate a well balanced opinion giving them both a fair shake.The strategic business world seems to have been grappling with its own existential dilemma, “strategy or culture”. My still favorite quote from Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” was popularized in 2006 by Mark Fields the president of Ford. Until that point there was a whole lot of focus on strategy and quite a few upturned noses at culture change work, although being practiced in the mainstream by us large firm human capital consultants for some time. However, as one of those super, smart management gurus, Drucker’s remark may have just settled it… Culture does indeed eat strategy for breakfast, especially if it (the culture) doesn’t support, or isn’t aligned with that which the strategy is trying to achieve. At last there’s one dilemma where an answer seems to have weighed in and conquered its opponent. However brilliant a strategy or business direction may be, it will never be successfully implemented if the culture does not support it and enable it to play out. The organization’s people have to ‘buy-in’ to the strategy, they have to be involved and genuinely believe that it makes sense to them, at this place, in this culture and at this time. They need to see how it all fits together and how easily the proposed strategy might flow out of a culture such as they have, for the strategy implementation to fly.Thanks to Dr. Drucker, we are able today to give organizational culture its rightful place on the boardroom agenda and on the lips of the most cynical, scientific managers and leaders.”Central to his philosophy is the view that people are an organization’s most valuable resource, and that a manager’s job is to prepare and free people to perform” quoted from the website of Peter F. Drucker & Matsatoshi Ito Graduate School of Business.
People always criticize whats new. Change is scary, but the pace of change isn’t phased by our emotional preferences or blockages. The pace of today’s change is as fast as your internet connection on a high speed router. People who are under 35 years old today, will make up 75% of the global workforce by […]