Reality Check: Special Forces Needed To Be The Ultimate SME

Reality Check: Special Forces Needed To Be The Ultimate SME

Losing at paper-scissor-stones this weekend meant that I was forced to watch ‘Special Forces: week of hell’, rather than my preference of Casualty (apparently medical procedures shouldn’t be made into entertainment I’m told). A forces-related reality style show, 29 ‘contestants’ are forced to undergo tasks led by two members of the Australian SAS, Navy Seals […]

HR Folks Might Be Highly Skilled But We Can’t Read Your Mind! Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of A Partnership

HR Folks Might Be Highly Skilled But We Can’t Read Your Mind! Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of A Partnership

As your business grows, you might decide that the time is right to start working with HR. It’s certainly true that having a people professional on hand and on your side can bring huge benefits, and it could be exactly what you need to create steady and manageable growth you’re after. But before setting the […]

References: Not Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

References: Not Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

Be honest: How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more often than not, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned? It’s true that a job reference can prove useful for verifying that a candidate […]

Glassdoor: How to Respond To Negative Employee Reviews… And Restore Shattered Reputations Online

Glassdoor: How to Respond To Negative Employee Reviews… And Restore Shattered Reputations Online

Recently, much has been made in the press about businesses posting fake reviews of their goods and services in a bid to unfairly boost trade and whether there needs to be a clamp down on this illegal practice.  According to The Business Regulator, an initial study on the issue had unearthed evidence that firms were […]