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To benefit from an effective team it's not just about hiring the right people but more about the business owner or manager becoming "qualified" to employ and work with them
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Conscious Leadership 2013 Workshops - London Berlin Brussels Amsterdam

Conscious Leadership 2013 Workshops - London Berlin Brussels Amsterdam | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
How often do you feel that your staff or team could perform better, be more productive, achieve more? Sound familiar? Read more ...
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Fantastic Workshops held across a number of Countries...check it out, valuable presentations

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The Essence of Effective Hiring: 4 Steps to Improve Business Results.

The Essence of Effective Hiring: 4 Steps to Improve Business Results. | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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How to find and keep great people is an essential part of business...check out these tips

 

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:11 AM


A very common gripe of business owners, is that the staff they have require the expenditure of too much management time, in order to achieve the outcomes expected from the business.


Unfortunately, unless business owners review the level of attention they pay to the recruitment process, they will forever be stuck with spending at least eighty percent of their time managing people and their problems.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners need to revisit their attitudes and aptitudes towards recruitment, and it provides sound advice on how to hire right the first time and what needs to be done to reduce the time spent managing people to no more than twenty percent of management time.


John Michel's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:46 AM

If you find yourself managing too hard, chances are that the hiring process was too easy. It doesn't have to be that way. By focusing your efforts more effectively on the people equation, you can achieve results that can eliminate 80% of your problems.

Christiane Soto's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:53 AM

Anytime a company is having difficulty in managing their workforce, the reason can usually be traced back to their hiring process 

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Incredible Revelation By Google Exec: Ultimate Lure For Top Software Engineers Is Not Salary - It's Life Extension -SVW

Incredible Revelation By Google Exec: Ultimate Lure For Top Software Engineers Is Not Salary - It's Life Extension -SVW | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media

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Everyone will want a job there...and never leave!

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Hang on to Top Employees | Top Business-Team-Building Tips

Hang on to Top Employees | Top Business-Team-Building Tips | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Get to know your top employees better than they know themselves, then create the career of their dreams, and they’ll stick to your company like glue.
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Good people can be hard to come by...

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7 Ways to Motivate Without Money

7 Ways to Motivate Without Money | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
It's easy to increase someone's paycheck. It's not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. (Motivating employees without money is hard. 7 practices that work.
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It's earley about money...it's more about value...check these 7 ways

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Your Turn to Present at a Networking Event, What do You do? | Business Networking Bulimba

Your Turn to Present at a Networking Event, What do You do? | Business Networking Bulimba | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Do you love or hate presenting? It's a great way to visually show off your business and these 5 Tips learned at Toastmasters, will help you focus
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Are presentations part of your routine? How do you handle presenting?

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MT Expert: Keep your staff motivated - Management Today

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MT Expert: Keep your staff motivated Management Today For many businesses, especially those lacking the funds to offer employees increased financial rewards, the onus is on managers and HR departments to ensure that people remain motivated and...
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It is no longer just about the money...staaff are looking beyond financial rewards to personal engagement

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Explaining Employment Gaps on Your Resume? Don’t do this.

Explaining Employment Gaps on Your Resume? Don’t do this. | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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Chris Morales's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:56 AM

What NOT to do when explaining employment gaps on your resume #recruiting

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5 Employee Performance Management Tips for Startups

5 Employee Performance Management Tips for Startups | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Managing employee performance at a startup can be hugely challenging but highly critical. A study conducted by WorldatWork found that, ~60% of respondents rated their performance management systems as “C Grade or ...
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Very important to start with the right set up

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Fun, fast and funky ways to inspire employee engagement | The Survey Initiative

Fun, fast and funky ways to inspire employee engagement | The Survey Initiative | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

Back at work all refreshed and full of energy after a bank holiday break (well the energy might be down to the sugar buzz from all those Easter chocolates!) I find myself wondering how to maintain this new found enthusiasm and energy.


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How Social Media is Threatening Job Monogamy

How Social Media is Threatening Job Monogamy | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
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Chris Morales's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:05 AM

Social media at the root of job polygamy?  #socialmedia

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TalentCircles Blog: Pushing Diversity. 5 Ways to Win By Recruiting & Hiring a Diverse Workforce

TalentCircles Blog: Pushing Diversity. 5 Ways to Win By Recruiting & Hiring a Diverse Workforce | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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The secret to easy networking

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Experts say you need to network to get a job, but it's hard -- here's a tool that makes it easy
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This is great information for employees...how to find a job BEFORE it is advertised...

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How Much Does an Unhappy Employee Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Much Does an Unhappy Employee Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Happiness is a powerful business tool - and this infographic from Dashburst shows exactly why. Takeaways: In a year, lost work days due to stress cost $30

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Keep your people happy...just like you want to be happy, so do your employees...

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Marylene Delbourg-Delphis's curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:28 PM

Reminer by @LinkHumans : The cost of unhappy employees via @TalentCircles http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/unhappy-employee-cost-infographic/

Peter Wilkinson www.peter.uk.com's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:22 AM

Employer branding and happy employees.  The two are connected

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Ten Tips: How to be a Successful Leader

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Learning Leadership is an invaluable skill to have...

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taniaATenthuse.me's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:38 AM

A great post summarising the most important characteristics that a leader should have. 

Leadership skills can be taught, however true leaders can only be few as it is indeed hard to strike a balance among all these traits.  

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:51 PM

These tips can be summed up by pointing out that great leaders realize that they must continually improve. Consequently, they must remain open to others and new perspectives while continuing to clearly convey in words and actions what they value and believe to be important for the future of their business. 

taniaATenthuse.me's comment, July 25, 2013 5:01 AM
That is so true Frank. True leaders are role models and should always seek improvements to benefit themselves as well as the people they lead.
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The Emotional Intelligence Skills Employers Want Now

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Someone on LinkedIn recently asked me, “Is emotional intelligence as important in today’s job market compared to 1995?” when I wrote my first book on the topic.More important than

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There are many facets to Intelligence and it's great to see the Emotional being more called for

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5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity

5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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Creativity from your team can reveal some amazing insights and new innovations....make sure you tap into what your team has to offer...

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Douglas Arnold's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:57 AM

The investment in time and attention to creative workers is essential to any long term relationship with the employee. Organizational process -- along with zealots preaching unrealistic productivity goals -- all too often quelch the imagination and extinguish innovation.

Rolf Hagenow-Jansen's curator insight, July 28, 2013 2:32 PM

In my point of view create diverse teams is the most important point to foster creativity. 

CineversityTV's comment, September 9, 2013 1:23 PM
changing the paradigm. Sir Ken Robinson
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Why Asking The Right Questions Matters For Employee Engagement

Why Asking The Right Questions Matters For Employee Engagement | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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Good communication is always about questions...ask and you will receive...tell and the door may shut...Some great points in this article

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Nils Vesk's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:22 AM

Nice one.

UK Engage's comment, June 17, 2013 5:40 AM
voices need to heard... and staff need to feel they belong and are included... it vital for efficiency.... processes need to managed when planning any form of referenda or voting.... excellent article!
Nils Vesk's comment, June 18, 2013 2:14 AM
The general rule of being open - but not too open is still a thumbs up.
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Top 5 Workplace Blogs: HRBlogger Edition

Top 5 Workplace Blogs: HRBlogger Edition | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
share Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week Have you heard about hrblogger.info? Each week when I socur the internet for the best HR and Workplace blogs I find myself searching on hrblogger.info.

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Where do you check for blogs on HR?

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Is high employee engagement really the Holy Grail?

Is high employee engagement really the Holy Grail? | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that organisations are pushing to increase their employee engagement scores. Worryingly many organisations don’t appear to be looking at the wider picture when considering engagement.
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Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game?

Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game? | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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Looking at yourself...take a good look becasue it's you who makes the team!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:11 PM

Leaders need to be learning all the time. There are no short cuts and it is what makes excellent leader. It sends a signal of humility.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 9, 2013 12:03 AM
Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game? 
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:13 AM

Are you always learning?

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Do You Measure Traits of an Outstanding Salesperson?

Do You Measure Traits of an Outstanding Salesperson? | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
When you're hiring salespeople, you're hiring the future of your company. Here are qualities young start-up founders say they look for in new sales hires.

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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:05 PM

These are very common traits in selecting top notch sales professionals. Validating - verifying - vetting these traits is an important part of the hiring process of making good sales hires.


I would add my own trait to this group  -  I call it mental toughness. People who do what their peers are unwilling to do. When others reject them, deals fall apart, things don't go their way - do they blame others with excuses and explanations - or do they take personal responsibility to go above and beyond to fix it or make it happen.


Most people would just give up and walk away to find another piece of low hanging fruit. The mentally tough ones relish the difficult deals and customers, are fight to the very end. There are only so many pieces of low hanging fruit - now they sales rep must really work to get and close business. As a former mentor once said to me "the real work doesn't start until they say NO".


A good explanation of mental toughness is the recent book by Jay Bilas called "Toughness". He uses basketball to frame his version of mental toughness -but it's easily extended to the business world - especially something as competitive as sales. Perhaps, I'm a little biased in Jay's perspective since I also coach High School Girls Basketball. However, the last decade of coaching at the High School level has taught me a lot about the traits it takes to succeed in life - whether you're 13 years old or 45.


In addition, to measuring these traits, one of the major mistakes sales managers make in hiring sales reps is to accept as the given truth whatever the sales person says - and the sales manager has a complete lack of probing, digging, validating, verifying, and vetting all the superficial, ambiguous, generic, 40,000 foot, philosophical responses. Then you wonder why you're superstar candidate cannot deliver on your expectations.


You might say, tell me about an example of hunting big accounts. The candidate provides you with a great enthusiastic philosphical statement of hunting and you check off that box.


Instead, get 2-3 examples of closing comparable big accounts. Probe into the details. Where did they get the lead, what was their role, who did the talk to, what problems did they encounter, how did they demonstrate initiative or creativity in getting the deal done. It takes at least 15 minutes to successfullly "peel the onion" on one specific example the candidate provides.


Do you validate-verify-vet every example and claim the candidate makes - or do you accept as the given truth whatever the candidate tells you? By the way, our research shows that candidates (especially sales reps lie, embellish, and exaggerate 120-140% in the hiring process).


How do you protect against lies,embellishment, and exaggeration?


Barry Deutsch

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Tips For Hiring -- Give The Candidate a Homework Assignment or Project

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No matter how disruptive or groundbreaking your technology, people still run your startup's show. Here are 5 tips for finding (and keeping) A-players.

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Finding is easy...the challenge is often in keeping..

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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:19 AM

One of the things I liked about this article was the idea of giving someone a project - making the interview process more like real work. This is the absolute best way of validating what someone's capability is, their intellect, and what they will be like to work with.


Short of asking them to spend a short term consulting assignment with you, what ways have you turned the interview process into a test of real ability and work?


Barry Deutsch

IMPACT Hiring Solutions HIRE and RETAIN Top Talent

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3 Secrets to Winning More Job Interviews - Simply Hired Blog

3 Secrets to Winning More Job Interviews  - Simply Hired Blog | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it
Do you remember the last movie you saw? Was it a romance? A comedy? A great action thriller? Movies stick with us because they tell stories and our brains tend to think in story lines.
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The New Marketing Strategy: Company Culture

The New Marketing Strategy: Company Culture | Is Perfect Employee Performance Possible? | Scoop.it

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Get your people involved on a a level they feel they are contributing is part of culture creating

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Georgia Hogarty's comment, March 20, 2013 7:44 PM
I agree with this article. Marketing does attract a wide range of consumers and cultures so this forms relationships with consumers. A multicultural business definitely has its advantages and is a good way of attracting consumers resulting in higher brand awareness and stronger relationships.
Kajal Bhaga's comment, April 8, 2013 6:21 PM
I really enjoyed reading this article. I found it truly interesting. I believe this is a good and effective article to read about in relation to IMC. I agree with you Matthew and the article that “If you treat your business like a machine then don’t be surprised when your employees act like passionless robots”, I think this is absolutely true. I agree with the article that strategy + culture = success, however, it does not work if the people part of the equation is forgotten. Companies need to align culture and social marketing strategy.

According to contentmarketinginstitute.com, content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action. Inbound marketing is advertising a company through blogs, video, social media and additional forms of content marketing. Inbound marketing gets customers attention, and makes a company easy to be found, and also attracts customers to the website by creating interesting content.

What are the powerful implications of a content marketing culture on sales, business growth, branding, team relationships and organisational culture? When a company starts educating people, making content and answering questions ideally building trust and building a relationship which will allow a company to earn the opportunity to partner with them (people). COMPANIES NEED TO MAKE MARKETING A TEAM SPORT and create interdependency that companies fundamentally have engineers speaking life into a brand that companies can take their knowledge and through video and blogs can answer questions which generate leads and then sales. When companies make marketing a team sport, the trust and the relationships that are built within the company is very strong and effective.