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Why You Should Consider Psychometric Assessments

Why you should consider psychometric assessments

Originally published on TalentCode HR Let me ask you, would you ever buy a car, laptop or mobile phone without researching the performance specifications first to make sure it …


7 ways of managing remote employees

7 ways of managing remote employees

Originally published on Vistage Research Center From increased productivity to decreased turnover, there are many reasons companies are adopting more remote-friendly policies. Are you ready to make the leap, …


What the winners are investing in their Employees

What the winners are investing in: Their Employees

Is your organisation investing in your greatest asset? As the global marketplace shifts, organisations are attempting to find new ways to remain competitive and innovative. Recent trends have …


Fraud in the Family Business

Fraud in the Family Business

In the last week I have heard three stories of fraud in business. Each of them happened to occur in businesses owned and operated by families. I have …


Liberate the workforce using technology

Liberate the workforce using technology 

At a roundtable recently, The Executive Connection discussed how new and emerging technology will change, and already is changing the way people work; evolving to a point where …


The key to successful change management for CEOs

The key to successful change management for CEOs

Throughout Fortune 1000 companies, change management has been estimated to only have a 50 percent success rate. Some estimates even place success rates at as low as 20 percent.  Acquisitions, …


The employee retention strategies used by Australian CEOs

  Download the full report  32 percent of CEOs now believe that talent is harder to retain. Businesses are now competing for the top talent, both acquiring it …


Does paying the price lead to winning the war for talent?

  Download the full report  As companies look towards improving their profit pictures, many CEOs are considering the adoption of leading talent. Talent reduces the cost of business …


Creating a company culture Lessons form Consolid8

Creating a company culture: Lessons form Consolid8

Consolid8 is an accounting firm that was originally built on the experience Managing Director Tanya Titman developed providing management accounting solutions. From that basis, Tanya realised there was …


Making decisions with disagreements

Making decisions with disagreements

When it comes to business strategies and problem-solving, not everyone shares the same perspective. Before a decision can be made, it’s not uncommon for a disagreement to occur. …


The task of delegating tasks

The task of delegating tasks

Only 28% of businesses offer any training regarding delegation — even though half of them are concerned that delegation is not being handled effectively. For CEOs and managers, delegation skills are …


CEOs struggle to find the right skills and talent

With confidence in economic growth and stability rising, many CEOs are looking towards expansion. A problem arising, however, is a difficulty in finding talent. 63% of the CEOs …


How to build a foundation for exponential business growth

How to build a foundation for exponential business growth

Growth is a balancing act. Grow too quickly, and you run the risk of over-extending your organisation. Grow too slowly, and you may be eclipsed by the competition. …


How to manage your star employees

How to manage your star employees

Employees are what drives a business — and that’s why businesses are always competing for the best talent. Industry professionals have estimated that up to 90% of an …


How to have difficult conversations with employees

How to have difficult conversations with employees

In an interview with 200 executives, it was discovered that 53% of executives admitted to avoiding difficult conversations because they felt they didn’t have the training or the experience to …


How to manage employee retention Lessons from Marsh and Partners

How to manage employee retention: Lessons from Marsh & Partners

More than 75% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were promoted from inside of the organisation. Whether they were promoted on the basis of a family dynasty, …


5 Leadership styles and when to apply them

5 Leadership styles and when to apply them

An effective leader motivates and guides employees, targeting their strengths and weaknesses so that both the employees and the organisation can succeed. The relationship between leadership styles and employees, …


A guide to company culture from 5 successful businesses

A guide to company culture from 5 successful businesses

Developing a strong sense of company culture pays off. Employees who are happy are up to 12% more productive than average workers, able to outperform their peers and consistently …


The guide to organisation structures

The guide to organisation structures (flat vs hierarchical)

. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Organisations can undergo successful restructuring as long as they understand the differences between organisational structures (flat, hierarchical, matrix etc)— …


Planning your business strategy

Planning your business strategy? Here are 4 tips for success

A good strategy for your business is nothing without the people to put it into action. From yourself as a leader through your direct reports and onto the …


The first steps you need to take for change management

Strategic planning objectives have to be about much more than the financial impacts and considerations. Often they depend as much on an organisation’s culture and leader as the …


Coaching those who need it most

Coaching those who need it most…

People can face a crisis of confidence in the workplace often in spite of their actual ability. Thoughts such as ‘I’m not good enough to take on these …


How to establish business and individual KPIs to monitor performance

How to establish business and individual KPIs to monitor performance

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a standard feature in any business environment, but it’s not always easy to create measures for success that are actually valuable to an …


There's no shortcut to a great executive team

There’s no shortcut to a great executive team

Building a strong executive team is no easy feat. The dynamic within the team will set the tone for the organisation as a whole and is ultimately responsible …


How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

How to prepare for the shift from being an employee to becoming a leader

As the saying goes, leaders are made, not born, meaning there’s the opportunity for almost anyone to work their way through an organisation and make the transition from …


3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

3 ways to build a leadership pipeline

The demand for talent worldwide means that companies are investing more than ever in developing internal capabilities that can be used to drive further change within a business. …


How CEOs can improve their communication with staff

How CEOs can improve their communication with staff

Staff communications from a CEO represent some of the most useful conversations a business leader will have. Setting business goals and crafting an organisational strategy are obviously very …


3 ways to get your team thinking creatively

3 ways to get your team thinking creatively

For any business leader, it is important to remember that creativity isn’t an endless resource. Over time, a team can burnout and the ideas that used to spark …


3 Top tips for talent management

3 Top tips for talent management

Talent management has become a hot topic for organisations around the world. Now, employers are increasingly competing with one another to attract and retain staff with the skill …


Creating a flexible working environment for older workers

Creating a flexible working environment for older workers

A recent study has shown mature-age employees are increasingly seeking flexible work arrangements. Is your business set up to cater for this? Australia is an ageing nation and …