Developing people to their full potential
Thsi week the BBC has started a new Apprentice Series and Saville Consulting’s is hoping to attract candidates using their fresh, modern and online assessments. The unique Swift Apprentice Assessment is the first of its kind to measure technical skills alongside verbal, numerical and error checking ability in a single online assessment. If you'd like more information about this tool or any other we could provide please contact us
There’s plenty going on to celebrate the MBTI’s 70th birthday this year!
There will be ‘party central’ throughout 2013, including a video testimonials space to tell the world how the MBTI assessment has wowed. Read their light-hearted take on the tool’s own lifelong type development on the OPP blog.
SHL's Talent Report examines global leadership data, with the UK ranking 19th out of 25th for leadership roles held by women. Only one fifth (20%) of women in the UK are represented in leadership roles despite being ranked fifth in the world for leadership potential, according to new research. Click here to find out more.
Here is a great leadership tip - only do what only you can do. Leaders at all levels could significantly improve their performance if they observed this succinct precept. The problem is that many bosses get too involved in details, in day-to-day issues, in firefighting and in micro-managing their staff.
An exciting senior opportunity currently exists with Stewardship, a dynamic Christian organisation based in east London.
You may be aware of Stewardship from the active role they play in helping churches, individuals and Christian Charities to organise gifts but more importantly to transform generosity. They passionately believe that generosity is the heartbeat of a giving community and encourage generous givers and responsible receivers.
The adult hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage will increase from £6.08 to £6.19; The development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) will remain at £4.98; The rate for workers aged 16 and 17 will remain at £3.68; and The apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or those aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, will increase from £2.60 to £2.65 per hour.
From 1 October 2012, the accommodation offset will rise from £4.73 per day to £4.82.
PPA Leadership Report is the latest assessment tool from Thomas International. It allows you to address, analyse and improve your leadership skills. The report will increase your self-awareness, identify your strengths and limitations and show you how to become more than just a manager.
PwC’s 15th Annual Global CEO Survey Reveals Hiring and Retaining Talent is a Crucial Challenge. SHL has made available to its partners The Aberdeen Report: Workforce planning & analytics , if the mantra is “no business plan without a talent plan” HR leaders must not only know where the business is headed, but be able to analyse gaps in current staff and the external talent pool to make the right buy vs. build talent decisions.
During the last quarter of 2011 MDN Fusion successfully conducted an Executive search for a Senior Marketing/Fundraising role for CMS at their HQ in Oxford.
Not only did we find a great candidate for them but were able to place a second high quality executive, so two for the price of one!
The key points announced by Vince Cable include:
● Call for evidence into whether small firms can dismiss staff without their agreement and without the possibility of a tribunal
● Consultation on allowing employers to have discussions about poor performance without fear that they could be used as evidence in a tribunal
● Increasing the minimum period of employment to enable an employee to make claim of unfair dismissal from 1 to 2 years
● Consultation on the cost of tribunal to be transferred from taxpayer to claimant