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The Ultimate Guide To Recruiting Top Talent For Your Company

As a CEO or business leader, you have to make sure that your company has the right talent in place – and the right culture. Recruitment is critical for business growth. Getting it wrong can lead to low team member engagement and toxic company culture. But recruitment doesn’t have to be complicated.

When I was Managing Director of three fast-growing tech firms, I faced many recruitment challenges. One thing I learned was that you need to follow a systematic and obsessive approach. That’s the way to crack it.

Based on my experience, here’s my ultimate guide to building a solid and repeatable recruitment process. I’ll share with you the best practices for recruiting top talent into your organisation.


How To Get Sh*t Done And Tackle Workplace Bias, Bullying & Injustice with Trier Bryant & Kim Scott

We met Kim Scott last year when she was on the podcast talking about how to give difficult, impactful feedback in the workplace, following the release of her book, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Today Kim is back, but with Trier Byrant this time, to discuss their latest book, Just Work, Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair

While bias, prejudice and bullying may be present in the workplace, they aren’t inevitable in the workplace, say Kim and Trier. It is possible to combat workplace injustice so that everyone can get shit done and enjoy working together. 

Be warned, the book makes for uncomfortable reading because it makes you reflect on times when you should have been an upstander and called out injustice, instead of not speaking up when you could have. 

In today’s episode, Kim and Trier highlight what injustice, bias and bullying can look like and how you can tackle it, and when you should stand up and when you can go easy on yourself. 

This issue is hard, they’ve written a difficult book, but it’s a book everyone should read. This is a great conversation, we’re sure you’ll find it as illuminating as we did.


Stories of Success

The podcast Stories of Success is a listening experience for your personal development. Volker Ballueder regularly interviews high achievers, entrepreneurs, consultants, visionaries, coaches, and mentors about their secrets and experience. Learn from the best! Enjoy!


Don’t Let Employees Pick Their WFH Days

As U.S. states and the federal government start to roll back Covid-19 restrictions, and companies and workers start to firm up their office return plans, one point is becoming clear: The future of working from home (WFH) is hybrid. In research with my colleagues Jose Maria Barrero and Steven J. Davis, as well as discussions with hundreds of managers across different industries, I’m finding that about 70% of firms, from tiny companies to massive multinationals like Google, Citi, and HSBC, plan to move to some form of hybrid working.

Customer Satisfaction: The 4 S Rule

A research conducted in 2017 by LexisNexis UK evidenced a significant disconnect between law firms and their clients. The research found three main concerns expressed by clients. Read more to find out.

Why Good Arguments Make Better Strategy

Strategy is hard — really hard — to do well. Many leaders will admit this privately: In an anonymous 2019 survey conducted by Strategy&, 37% of 6,000 executive respondents said that their company had a well-defined strategy, and 35% believed that their company’s strategy would lead to success.


The Vision Driven Leader by Michael Hyatt

Having a clear, compelling vision – and getting buy-in from your team – is essential to effective leadership. If you don’t know where you’re going, how on earth will you get there? But how do you craft that vision? How do you get others on board? And how do you put that vision into practice at every level of your organization? In The Vision-Driven Leader, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt offers six tools for crafting an irresistible vision for your business, rallying your team around the vision, and distilling it into actionable plans that drive results. Based on Michael’s 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive, backed by insights from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated by case studies and stories from multiple industries, The Vision-Driven Leader takes you step-by-step from why to what and then how. Your business will never be the same.


Failure To Implement by Howard Partridge

Why is it that we don’t do the things we know we should do to be more successful? Is it a lack of time? A lack of discipline? A lack of motivation? The number one reason most people don’t reach their biggest dreams and goals is what international business coach Howard Partridge calls F.T.I. Failure to Implement. Many times, people know what to do and how to do it; they just don’t do it. This book reveals the causes of F.T.I. and offers a proven path to overcoming the tendency toward inaction. The four keys to implementation that it outlines will give you the momentum you need to propel yourself to phenomenal success. Howard has been a business owner for 35 years and has been coaching business owners, leaders, and individuals to success for more than two decades. Now you can profit from his experience and unlock the keys to your biggest dreams and goals.


MEANINGFUL ACTION FOR MONDAY

Model the behaviours you wish to see in your team

We’ve recently introduced Friday Pulse, a fantastic tool for employee engagement.  One of the things I love about it is it reminds me to say ‘thank you’ often to my team. If you’re like me, with ‘Achiever’ as one of your top five strengths, you’ll know that celebrating success and praising people doesn’t come naturally. You have to be deliberate about it. Know that people mirror the leadership, so you need to model the behaviours you want to see in your team. Small children, dogs and employees. It’s always better to train them with treats rather than a stick.


Upcoming Events

Business Growth Scaling Up Workshop – 6th July

Restrictions are easing and the race is on! Don’t let COVID-19 beat you into the ground and take your business. Treat this pandemic as an accelerator. The “one thing” you’ve been looking for to pivot, re-evaluate and get ahead of the competition. Join us on our farm in Wiltshire to walk through our Scaling Up growth programme.


Quote of the week

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategies.”

Lawrence Bossidy

Dominic Monkhouse

Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms worldwide.

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