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How to get your CEO excited about employer branding

How to get your CEO excited about employer branding
Nothing will get your employer branding efforts off to the right start like having CEO buy-in.

Hudson RPO and HRO Today magazine recently conducted a study of 324 global HR executives to distinguish the behaviours between top employer brands and “other” employer brands.

 
 
 

Why didn’t you get the job?

Why didn’t you get the job?
You got an interview for a coveted job – congratulations, that means you were earmarked as a suitable candidate. But if you don’t wind up with a job offer, you have to ask yourself: what did I do wrong?

There are many possible reasons for not getting a job offer, and it may simply be that one of the other candidates was more suitable for the role. However, it pays to reflect on how you performed in the interview, and whether you committed any faux pas without even realising.

 
 
 

Leadership in uncertain times

Leadership in uncertain times
During crisis points or times of flux, the type of leader who can navigate an organisation through a storm is markedly different from the type who presides over calmer times. Just what is the difference?

Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments. The collective experience of the dotcom boom and bust, the GFC and the rise of the digital networked economy have contributed to reshaping the kinds of leaders required in this more agile and uncertain environment.

 
 
 

How social media can damage your job prospects

How social media can damage your job prospects
Your resume may have you looking like a recruiter’s dream candidate, but there’s something that could stop your job prospects dead in their tracks.

Even if you consider social media a purely ‘social’ activity, the line between the personal and professional is becoming increasingly blurred. Social media has become an invaluable networking tool, and it can also play a significant part in the recruitment process – but it’s a double-edged sword.

 
 
 

Leadership development: what it takes to stake the C-Suite

Leadership development: what it takes to stake the C-Suite
The skills it takes to reach the C-suite aren’t enough to keep you there. When it comes to leadership development, as the Harvard Business Review says, “Once people reach the C-suite, technical and functional expertise matters less than leadership skills and a strong grasp of business fundamentals.”

So how does an individual undergo the kind of leadership development needed to claim his place in the C-suite?

 
 
 

Workplace diversity: for results, not just appearances

Workplace diversity: for results, not just appearances
Why do workplace diversity programs fail? Where do I start?

Perhaps with this: they’re sometimes run so that a few people can say to themselves and their colleagues, ‘My organisation has a diversity program’...
 
 
 

Want to be a CFO? Read this...

Want to be a CFO? Read this...
If you're a finance professional and you’re thinking about becoming a CFO one day, you may need to change your behaviour.

If your analysis of a market trend, opportunity or risk to the business gets ignored, well then you have two options. You can go to lunch, thinking it's enough to have filed a report. Or you can seek out whoever will listen and make sure your point is heard.

 
 
 

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.”

 
 
 

Business Strategy: Key Lessons From the World Cup

Business Strategy: Key Lessons From the World Cup
Day in, day out, organisations face setbacks when trying to execute their strategy. Match in, match out, football teams face the same. Thinking about business strategy, what has the World Cup taught us about sticking with the game plan?

One of the more noteworthy characteristics of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup has been the amount of times teams recovered from behind to either snatch a victory or record a draw.

 
 
 

What makes a good IT project manager?

What makes a good IT project manager?
The key to choosing a great IT project manager may lie in their ability to be extremely adaptable, rather than how they fit a certain selection criteria.

Many organisations try to tick as many boxes as possible that match the industry, culture, behavioural and academic fit when selecting a person who will steer and deliver a project that may yield an evolutional change for the business.

 
 
 
 

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