The Dark Triad: Narcissim, Psychopathy, Machivellianism

A post about 3 of the more problematic traits you probably don't want in your candidates. Together they are being referred to as the "Dark Triad". With conventional psychometric tests and interviews fairly ineffectual at uncovering them coupled with the havoc such employees can wreak within an organisation it's an important topics for recruiters. Read More...

April Fool

A follow-up post to our one on ‘April Fool at Work’ last year.

More around the implications of April Fools pranks within the workplace. Includes a suggested set of “rules for the workplace” to help those in HR having to deal with the possible consequences as well as some choice examples Read More...

Generation Y - The Millenials

An overview on this much talked about generation from a workplace and employment perspective. This is an important group and there are lots of perceptions real and imagined out there. We think it is worth questioning your work practices as to how they might fit this generation.
Note, we are always wary of applying a group generalisation to individuals - the generalisations are necessarily broad and certainly will not apply to many individuals. So please be circumspect in how you may interpret and apply the material enclosed. Read More...

Internet Explorer - Web Browsers...

Microsoft last week announced it has stopped support for many of the versions of Internet explorer - its web browser. What are the implications for those still using it - especially corporate users in HR? Read More...

Digital Skills - Mind the Gap

This post looks at digital skills and what we are seeing in our markets. It is mostly UK/USA and Australasia centric reflecting the research materials which we have ready access to. However at a more anecdotal level we think the broad thrust holds true for most of the "developed markets" that we deal in. Do let us know however if you have more to add or think we have got this wrong. Read More...