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Leadership qualities: who’s got the goods on your team?

Leadership qualities: who’s got the goods on your team?
Contrary to what he or she believes, the loudest person in the office may not be the leader of the future. Instead, that person may be the one who is most self-critical – but has leadership qualities in droves.

Consider this quote from Forbes.com columnist Victor Lipman, who believes the most effective executives he’s met display “realistic assessments of their own abilities – their strengths and weaknesses, their effect on others, the gaps that needed to be filled.”

 
 
 

Why psychometric assessment beats gut instinct every time

Why psychometric assessment beats gut instinct every time
In ten years of professional recruitment I have averaged about 500 job interviews a year, or 5,000 in total. So you might think I’d be the first person to say that the gut instinct a recruiter develops is more powerful than psychometric assessment. You’d be wrong.

Despite the fact that I interview people for a living (you could call me a professional interviewer), I rarely leave a recruitment process or the acquisition of talent to my gut instinct alone.

 
 
 

Diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?

Diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” So said Henry Ford on why he used his own initiative to develop the mass produced automobile – and the same logic can be applied to the issue of gender equity across organisations today.

The reason Mr Ford didn’t ask the American people what they wanted was because he knew it was the wrong question.

 
 
 

Does Kids Football Have More Clarity Than Your Business?

Does Kids Football Have More Clarity Than Your Business?
You can see it every Sunday on football pitches across the country. It’s not the teams with the best individual players that consistently win.

Every Sunday I coach a kids football team. I have 14 highly excited children, kids with different personalities and different technical skills, exhausted from a week at school. In two hours, how do I bring this disparate group together into one cohesive unit that scores goals? How do I teach them team work?

Two words: common purpose.

 
 
 

Why workplace diversity is so much more than gender

Why workplace diversity is so much more than gender
When you hear the phrase “workplace diversity” you might assume it’s all about gender. But diversity also spans age, ethnicity, perspectives and experience.

And it matters because, not just in accounting but across all professions, a diverse workforce delivers better business results.
 
 
 

Communication skills: the key to accounting success

Communication skills: the key to accounting success
If you think accounting is all about the numbers, you're only half right. Detailed, technical proficiency will always be a key part of the role, but those who develop strong commercial and communication skills will increase their chances of success.

Increasingly, finance professionals who use their analytical skills to tell a compelling story with numbers and influence business outcomes will be those who stand out from the pack, says Nicholas Rogers, Manager of Accounting and Finance in Brisbane for Hudson, who has been in accounting recruitment for the past eight years.
 
 
 

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment
They might appear to be the perfect candidate – highly skilled on paper, interview well and both engaging and professional – but on the job and in the team, it can be a different story altogether.

Finding a balance between skills and a good cultural fit is a common dilemma across professions, and the unique skill requirements of ICT can make it even harder.

 
 
 

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

Professionals looking for IT jobs may want to revisit contracting: employers are now more likely to hire ICT contractors than permanent employees, according to the latest Hudson Report.

The Hudson Report, released this week, shows intention to hire IT contractors rose 2.0pp (percentage points) to 29.4% this quarter, the highest of all professions.

Intention to hire permanent IT employees, on the other hand, decreased, falling 3.6pp to 25.2%.

The figures suggest more IT employers could hire contractors than permanent staff this quarter, a result unseen in The Hudson Report in recent years.

 
 
 
 

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