Appraisals

Appraisals what are they good for?

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How many people have a good performance appraisal experience? How many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

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CV or not a CV that is the question?

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I can vividly remember a very peculiar lecture whilst studying for an MSc in Occupational Psychology. A recruiter arrived to discuss the recruitment process and the curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé sifting process. All interesting stuff. There we were sitting politely awaiting an evidenced based system for CV & candidate sifting. However, we were a little stunned to hear […]

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Is LinkedIn your new CV/resume?

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Following on from the recent blog on face-to-face networking and how important getting you out and about is for your career, the question now is, has LinkedIn become the new CV/resume? Of course well crafted & up to date CV/resume is primarily a historical document of your experiences, skills, abilities & competencies etc and is still necessary […]

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Talking Heads – Supporting MBA Interpersonal Success

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I work with a number of great MBA students & graduates at business school here in the UK. The location of students stretch from the USA, China, India, Asia, UK & Africa and all had fascinating histories, career paths and business stories to tell. However, I hope to share some of the reflections from the work […]