Stop Hiring Your Purple Cow!

Yes, Purple Cow. This was a concept popularized by Seth Godin in his bestselling book Purple Cow. The basic concept of the Purple Cow is to stand out and be insanely different from your competitors. According to Godin, the world is full of mediocrity and if you want to be successful in business or in … Continue reading Stop Hiring Your Purple Cow!

June 9, 2015

What HR & Hiring Managers Can Learn From Warren Buffett & Jim Rogers on Hiring the Right People

Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is consistently ranked as one of the world’s wealthiest, successful and most influential persons. One of Buffett’s famous quotes is “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing”. Buffett should know it better than anyone else. He has seen his wealth skyrocket from practically nothing back in the … Continue reading What HR & Hiring Managers Can Learn From Warren Buffett & Jim Rogers on Hiring the Right People

April 21, 2015

Why is Personality an important consideration when making hiring decisions?

Some have asked me why personality is important when hiring. Some have even questioned if personality is an important consideration when hiring. I always answer with this question: “What type of persons do you like to work with?” And the answers I usually get include some or all of the following: “Someone who is helpful” … Continue reading Why is Personality an important consideration when making hiring decisions?

April 7, 2015

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

When an employee resigns and leaves your organisation, do you know the real reasons why? There are literally dozens of reasons why employees leave an organisation. Some of the reasons could include poor working conditions, poor compensation and benefits or a bad boss. However research by Leigh Branham and the Saratoga Insititue found that there … Continue reading The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

March 17, 2015

10 Things You Can Do to Maximise Employee Engagement & Minimise Attrition

Have you heard of Stay Interviews? A Stay Interview is the exact opposite of an Exit Interview. A Stay Interview is defined as a regular conversation with your employees so as to maximise the “stay rate” of your employees. In other words, it is to miminise employee attrition rates. So instead of waiting to talk … Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Maximise Employee Engagement & Minimise Attrition

January 27, 2015