P&M 04: What to do when you, the manager, has to recruit

TweetGetting the right person in the right job at the right time for the right price is the target you want to hit: this podcast is designed to help you hit that target. One of the tasks that pops up on a managers calendar that is not as simple as it seems is recruitment. So often you are called on to recruit for vacant positions when recruitment is probably not your main area of expertise. If...
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Recruitment and Delegation: more linked than you may first think

TweetIn my latest edition of Dear Workforce, the following Q&A was posed: “Q: What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It’s sometimes hard to tell what we should tout. A: Recruits tend to view professional development as the most important factor in switching positions. Making more money is certainly very...
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Is promotion the only answer?

TweetWhy do new managers struggle with the transition to management? ?… Is it the shift away from their technical skills into having to deal with those pesky, annoying creatures called people and their people matters? ?… Is it the added complexity of managing new tasks and being accountable to another (or a group) for other people’s work? ?… Is it the awkwardness of now...
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Recruiting For Your Own Team: Start the Short Listing The Right Way

TweetAs the manager of your team, group or department, do you have to do your own recruitment?  While the HR department, if your organisation has one, may or may not assist, there are things you can do to improve the short listing and as such give yourself a better chance of hiring the right person.  Thoroughly checking the CV and using a person specification are two of the things that help the...
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Managing for the First Time

TweetHave you employed or promoted someone to his or her first time in a managerial role?  Are you in a managerial role for the first time?  Here are some quick tips for the first-time manager! F Feedback   Feedback, both positive and constructive, can be quite token and unhelpful if it is not specific, timely, and directed towards desired positive behaviour.  Regular feedback...
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