Management Consulting
Our Services

Employee Focus
Employee Opinion Survey
Employee Turnover
Compensation and Benefits
Employee Training
Performance Management
360 Degree Feedback
Employee Assessment
Employee Motivation, Morale and Innovative HR Practices

Customer Focus
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Mystery Shopping

Industry Focus

Subscribe to E-Zine

HR News and Views

View current and archived issues here.

Subscribe to HR News and Views, and receive a free bag of stories!

Your Email Address:

Subscribe me
Unsubsribe me

Blog - People Practices

Read An operational perspective of the Telecom Industry Blog

Selection: developing your personal check-list
 -  Posted by Deepa on Mar 8 2009 [Recruitment]

Two separate conversations with different senior leaders’ triggered this post.

One asked whether there was a single test to help identify the right person for the right job. The other felt that the probation period could help determine the suitability as a short interview was not sufficient to know whether a candidate was the right fit.

There can be no single test to determine suitability of a candidate and all organizations need to take responsibility to ensure that the candidates who are recruited are most likely to succeed in their jobs.

Errors in selection can and ought to be minimized by taking multiple perspectives and views. Tests (where applicable) and interviews are a part of a wider selection process. One way to approach the process is to look for competencies that are common to all successful people.

Here are two leaders on what they looked for as ‘must have’ competencies for success:

Jack Welsh (Former Chairman and CEO of GE) looked for

  • Integrity, Intelligence and Maturity
  • Positive Energy (self)
  • Ability to energize others
  • Edge- courage to make tough Yes- No decisions
  • Execute
  • Passion
  • James M. Kilts (Former CEO of Gillette)

    (Brains and capacity for hard work are a given)

  • Intellectual Integrity
  • Results
  • The ability to make decisions
  • Leadership
  • The ability to think conceptually
  • (Source: Doing what matters)

    Incidentally when

    “Warren Buffett was asked why the Gillette board of directors chose Jim Kilts to be CEO, he said, “Jim made as much sense in terms of talking about business as anybody I’ve ever talked to. If you listen to Jim analyze a business situation you get absolutely no baloney. And, frankly, finding someone like that is a rarity.”

    Ultimately, Good leaders learn to develop a Personal Check-list of what has worked for them while picking out good candidates.

  • Do you have such a check-list?
  • What critical skills do you personally look for in candidates?
  • What has been your success rate?
  • How do you predict winners?
  • A book on a related subject that makes interesting reading is Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Tags: ,

    Comments (0)
    Ideal length of a resume
     -  Posted by Deepa on Aug 26 2006 [Recruitment]

    A great interview on recruitment by Guy Kawasaki with Libby Sartain, Chief people Yahoo! in his blog

    One of the questions deals with the length of the resume:

    Question: Does a resume that?s over one page long hurt a candidate?s chances?

    Answer: We are looking at resumes electronically, so the pages aren?t really the issue. They should be succinct, but if they are two pages, or three pages…and great, that works. Anything over three pages is too much.

    (Editorial comment from Guy: God help us, Libby is unleashing three-page resumes on us. Nota bene: she said ?and great.? Of course, every candidate believes his resume is great and requires three pages just like every entrepreneur believes he needs sixty PowerPoint slides.)

    Guy Kawasaki shares with his own examples of a resume (short and long resume) and a cover letter in other related posts.

    While short resumes ( one / two pages) appear to be a recommended practice in the US ( Though Libby Sartain is fine with three pages), atleast in Singapore, India and many other countries in Asia, most recruitment consultants would recommend a longer resume. This is one area that would be dictated by the region where you are submitting your resume and not on any standard international or best practice.

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    How to fill positions after a merger
     -  Posted by Deepa on Aug 4 2005 [Recruitment]

    Degussa Chairman, Utz-Hellmuth Felcht shares his views on ?the best way to fill positions after a merger?.

    From his interview in the Wharton Newsletter:

    “My colleagues on the board and I met one day to decide on the top positions in the organization. We knew it would be a decentralized organization — that was a positive lesson I had carried over from Hoechst — because we were in different businesses. We sat in a living room and looked at one another, and the conversation went something like this: “Do you have a good controller?” “Yeah, I have a good controller.” “Can he do the job?” “Yeah, I think he can.” “Okay, I don’t think my controller is that good, so we’ll take your controller.”"

    “We followed the same process for other positions. There was no compromise or balancing — we didn’t say we must have so many people from Degussa and so many from SKW. We ended up randomly filling the positions with each of us knowing just 25% of the people. We built it on trust. In one-and-a-half days we filled the top 80 positions completely on trust. We said, if 5% of these appointments don’t work out, we’ll tell them peacefully later on, but we need to get out there so that everybody knows where he or she stands.”

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (1)
    Innovative solution to a staffing shortage
     -  Posted by Deepa on Oct 8 2004 [Recruitment]

    Via Smart Mobs

    A couple of hospitals in the US now allow their nurses to bid for shift work in an attempt to address nursing shortages.

    The hospitals use a software product called e-shift that allows nurses to bid for shifts. The hospital posts the shift openings and the maximum it is willing to pay and a pre-condition that the nurses must be willing to work at least four shifts a month.

    This is what the nurses have to say: (From The Boston Globe

  • “User friendly” was also the description used by Arsenault, the Nashoba nurse, who works in the medical-surgical unit. “I usually make a bid once a week, which is very easy to do,” she said, noting that the top hourly rate is $37.50. And more often than not, she said, the top rate is obtainable.
  • And that’s also been the experience of Gill, an emergency room nurse. “I always try to go for the top ER rate of $42.50 an hour, and so far, I’ve had good luck getting it,” she said.
  • An ER nurse who wants “to lock in” her rate at $37 an hour automatically gets work when a slot opens up, she said.
  • “I really like this system because I have a very busy lifestyle and it gives me flexibility,” said Arsenault, 26
  • Polley, 43, said he often seeks work on his off-days because “of a son who’s starting college.”
    It addresses the shortage problem and I guess will work only in ?shortage? scenarios and in industries facing acute shortage.
  • To read more including a number of comments about the system go here

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    Innovative Recruitment Drive at Google
     -  Posted by Deepa on Jul 16 2004 [Recruitment]

    Giving number problems to solve in an attempt to attract smart engineers. Google is using a novel way, through a billboard to invite smart engineers to join them.

    Read more at Google Blog

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (2)
    To learn more about how we can help...
    Call now: +65 97514107
    Click Here to Email Now


      Select a Category to view posts from it.
    Interesting Sites
    Workplace habits
    People practices worth adapting
    Customer Service
    For a customer
    Talent Management
    Practices of an exemplary manager
    An idea you can try out today

      Search the entire Blog, including archives.

      View the Blog archives. Select a month to view:
    December 2010
    April 2009
    March 2009
    July 2008
    June 2008
    February 2008
    October 2007
    September 2007
    August 2007
    July 2007
    June 2007
    April 2007
    March 2007
    February 2007
    December 2006
    September 2006
    August 2006
    July 2006
    April 2006
    March 2006
    February 2006
    January 2006
    December 2005
    November 2005
    September 2005
    August 2005
    July 2005
    June 2005
    May 2005
    April 2005
    March 2005
    February 2005
    January 2005
    December 2004
    November 2004
    October 2004
    September 2004
    August 2004
    July 2004

    view this weblog as RSS !RSS

  • free sex videos wild forced
  • nude girls ass in school
  • hairy girl cumming hard movies
  • hot free anal movies
  • girls guide sex
  • Gena lee nolin nude video
  • Sex romance video
  • big ass asian shemale movies
  • nude amateur sexy photos
  • french girls outdoor sex
  • black girls eating white man meat
  • video boys feeling tits
  • naked sport videos
  • do black guys like white girls
  • free real young teen naked pics
  • small teen tits video
  • tiny latina teen fuck
  • petite hairy ebony girls
  • free lesbian porn with great storyline
  • xxx hardcore family porn
  • Anal sex vidio
  • hot sweet teen girls sex galleries
  • slutty sex doll girls
  • young teen hairy sex movies free
  • Sexy young thai girls
  • free teen asian amature videos
  • free amateur anal porn films
  • wifes fuck boys
  • carol goldnerova big tits video
  • gratuit sex anal amateur
  • suck your soninlaws dick
  • reluctant teen sex
  • free adult baby sex videos
  • mature women for young lesbians
  • naked women in hip hop videos
  • hug dick pussy killer fucking video
  • twink boy hardcore free pics
  • nake young teen thumbs
  • mature tube hairy pussy
  • pics of hot teens cum swapping
  • pictures nude couples
  • brunettes and sexy
  • Two black lesbians
  • tight pussy black cock pornhub
  • porn hub picture vajina
  • licking pussy porno
  • best search terms for ebony porn
  • a gallery of girls coles phillips
  • free harcore pornstar videos movie arena
  • mature sex pictures forum
  • mature xxxx tube
  • tight ass pussy videos
  • drunk mom sex pics free
  • teen camel toe gallery
  • large dildo in young boy ass
  • model blonde gallery
  • that girls cup video
  • handjob underwater videos
  • mom fuck boys porn tube
  • naked young girl pre pretty model
  • pictures girl arrested myspace
  • youngest nn amateur tube
  • mature mother sex gallery pics
  • teen girl cameltoe pictures
  • sexy girls in hip hop video
  • guys eat pussy cum
  • naked sexy girls boobs
  • sexy granny mature milf sex
  • big ass black movies
  • shared college fuck videos
  • Piss sex pictures
  • local swingers partys hexham
  • young girls naked reality
  • free mature shaven pussy
  • party girl beverly
  • sexy fuck gams
  • asian sluts want dick
  • oral sex in kent wa
  • erotic ways to eat wifes pussy
  • my wifes black cock surprise
  • hot big ass video
  • big tits jenny hill free video
  • teens wearing thongs to youngn
  • hottest nipples gallery
  • free pics public sex outdoors beach
  • young canadian girls nude
  • hot older wife pics
  • Very young nude girls
  • black chicks sucking white cocks
  • cock in throat swallow free video
  • japanese lactating pornstar mayu
  • anal sex lying down
  • male butt plug pictures
  • lesbian tube tits
  • porn websites with pics
  • mature women young cocks
  • mature russian pussy
  • Ass pussy licking
  • very young anal movie
  • porn vids lesbos
  • interracial fuck videos free
  • sexy mature old naked women
  • free movies adult erotic
  • Ray j sex tape photos
  • retro male porn stars largest dick
  • nylon glamour pics
  • free old mature videos
  • michele urban petite diamond twotone watch
  • large lesbian boobs
  • free hardcore big cock movies
  • pussy popen video
  • wife sexual punishment
  • teenage glamour model topless galleries
  • natalia anal teen
  • girls in shorts shaking ass
  • Unfaithfull sex scene
  • unisex beauty salons in venice
  • toon porn pictures galleries
  • nude young art pics
  • sex videos mpeg
  • kortnie oconnor sex videos
  • free amateur lesbian galleries
  • white wife suck black tube
  • quienes practican el sexo anal
  • spread your pink pussy
  • sexy babes of the food network
  • crazy college girls fuck
  • brazilian facial pics
  • non nude mature women pics
  • tai amateur porn videos
  • sexy leggy babes
  • free blonde nude pics
  • free butt porn movies
  • ameture lesbian porn
  • pics naked butts
  • ebony cuties sex
  • buy little chicks big dicks dvd
  • my ants pussy
  • teens naked out side
  • sex couples stories undressing
  • mature nade women pics
  • nude galleries big tits
  • free young mature painful orgasm vids
  • tits massage pics
  • bikini oldies porn
  • young virgin teens bbs
  • young teen celebrities nude
  • bit tits girls
  • sexy white girls lesbian
  • belladona deep throat movies
  • very young hardcore sex
  • girls rubing ther pussys
  • teen girl paled by mommy
  • standup sex riding movie
  • teen insest pics
  • young me fucking mature women
  • hot litttle pussy
  • anal enema video
  • Bengali fucking girl
  • free cartoon porn video
  • Big tits chubby
  • blonde sucking fat indian guy dick
  • sexy girls flashing pictures
  • sexual teachers and young girls
  • white limo diriver six black girls
  • ginger teen girls nude
  • free long teen tube movies
  • pics mature sucking boys cock
  • girl cousin sex thumbs
  • wife likes other men video tape
  • lesbian ass licking pictures
  • girlie young teen nude
  • free latin teen movies
  • amateur home private movies
  • free streaming video of couples sex
  • Indian nude girl images
  • petite womens golf shirts for sale
  • solo girls free videos
  • hot lesbian playing with pussy
  • windows media porn videos
  • very sexxy girls trailers
  • transsexual history japan china orient
  • private school blonde teens
  • emo girl videos
  • japanese girls bikini
  • monster black cocks and asia girls
  • karla spice fully nude pussy pics
  • free young girl porn pictures
  • very young girls haven orgasums
  • extreme interracial free porn
  • watch black dicks free
  • bikini teens girls tan lines
  • sex with ugly girls videos
  • not teen girls
  • zora banks anal pictures
  • hot asian vids
  • real sex video older man
  • movie about bi racial girl
  • Big ass boobs
  • sexy sex nude females pics
  • older dyke eats young girls pussy
  • keywords for young girls wrestling
  • teen fuck sex
  • busty petite ladies
  • porn really long video
  • black pussy thumbnails
  • Naked mallu video
  • Black teenage girls fucking
  • drunked wifes sex movies
  • girlfriends made me suck cock stories
  • forcing neighbors wife to have sex
  • big tits ebony pornstar
  • do black men have big dicks
  • absolutely free sex with asian girls
  • sex with bloody pussy
  • mature lesbian seducing teen
  • sexy naked blonde on heels
  • erotic butt picture
  • ebony porn stars noth carolina
  • Russian teen whore
  • freee videos bouncing tits
  • whore sexy mature woman tube
  • models pics of red heads
  • sexy fuck hentai anime
  • blonde wife does her man right
  • cute pussy freeones
  • brutal anal teen gang bang
  • naked teen blonde hairy
  • lick that anal
  • free movies farm girls fucking
  • xxx amateur mlf videos
  • Black girls pussy
  • my dick sucking wife
  • deepthroatin black dicks
  • korean kung fu black sash
  • mature black women xxx
  • hardcore submission videos
  • older women and young videos
  • free latina facial cumshot videos
  • amatuer teen webcam tube
  • cheerleaders sticking fingers in their pussy
  • classic young girl porn
  • black lesbians rubbing pussies together
  • jessica darlin having interracial sex
  • jenifer lopez pussy black panties
  • cum on my ebony pussy
  • asian male interracial xxx
  • the perfect ass xxx
  • Race sex scene
  • teen boy bdsm free videos
  • Lesbian secretary porn
  • preparing yourself for anal sex
  • black female xxx porn
  • cheerleaders pussy porn
  • asian public flashing porn search engines
  • amateur video husband blindfolds wife
  • girl sex with a machine
  • wife husbond and shemale
  • girls and girls and sex
  • suck my dick bitch lyrics
  • close up pussy with fingering
  • Korean girls anal
  • video movies sexy girls nude
  • tight wet pussy teen
  • hard core porn movie galleries
  • melissa bangkok reality kings xvideo
  • interracial teen anal porn
  • free asian porn amature movies
  • free xxx shemale transexuals thumbnail videos
  • Students sex pictures
  • free thumb gallery pics hardcore pornstar
  • Donky sex with girl
  • young wemon deep throat forced
  • Black on black sex
  • giant anal butt plugs
  • pepper foxxx handjob movie
  • free long orgasm movies
  • free sex pictures stories
  • teen latina sex tapes
  • naked girls in groups
  • wet black lesbian fucking
  • free stories of lesbians having sex
  • girl fingering girl pics
  • how to stop pussy farting
  • videos of young girls getting fucked
  • webcam porn video free
  • hawiian girls with big boobs naked
  • young pregnant big tits
  • full length pornstar vids
  • naked girl strawberry
  • free hot naked mom fuckin pics
  • sexy smoking mature thumbs
  • teen brunnett butt sex
  • tori black porn star superhero
  • big tits cumshot movies
  • sexy girls play
  • young blonde masturbate
  • girlfriend ass video
  • petite teen virgins
  • Shake your big ass
  • sexy thong ass fuck
  • hen night party sex
  • sweet licking handjob video
  • hardcore photos porn wallpaper
  • native american shaved pussy
  • mature nudes fucking young boys
  • free hardcore anal cumshot porn
  • asian mass group sex
  • interracial cuckold free videos
  • mature woman seduces boy video
  • girls felling each others breasts
  • arab naked girls
  • coed oral sex
  • butt fucking young japanese girl
  • fucking porn pictures
  • austin erotic sex
  • mature sexy breasts
  • teen blonde tiny tits
  • redhead wiith black dick in ass
  • teach boy to suck dick
  • hottest nude teen blonde video
  • girls and boobs
  • supergirl powerless porn
  • mature black cum movie
  • girls wearing sexy party dresses
  • boys forced to suck free video
  • big home movie porn
  • Black bbw big ass
  • i want to fuck young girls
  • horny fuck slut free videos movies
  • Denise milani sex videos
  • my girlfriends mom sex
  • black girlfriends porn
  • andy samberg naked fake pictures
  • free exgirlfriend naked masturbating pictures
  • free prone anal video
  • Teens sex video
  • pale petite panties
  • escort blonde petite shoe size
  • little girl tractor sex
  • big tits videos tube
  • lesbians recorded having sex
  • sexy naked college cheerleaders
  • brazil video topless
  • tv breasts video
  • free full sex movies gp
  • petite redhead play tube
  • star wars cartoon porn pictures
  • free asian mature sex movies
  • girls next door nudepics
  • Big boobs and butt
  • asian american pornstar
  • homemade sex videos in india
  • free asian schoolgirl upskirts
  • hot finger massage young chicks
  • cum sucking teens pics
  • free puffy tits videos
  • Big tits tattoo
  • drunk girls frat party
  • interracial blow job
  • anal ass fist dildo videos
  • Kim kardashian full sex movie
  • lesbian wife forum
  • Free teen pantyhose porn
  • free young teens fucking videos
  • teacher and teen sex
  • Topless sex videos
  • Hot ass boobs
  • erotic xxx panty storeis
  • hot sexy asian girl
  • pierre woodland amateur sex videos
  • beauty pageant to benefit special olympics
  • home teen sex
  • bikini at movies
  • big teen girls fucking
  • sex cartoon young
  • torture sex vids free
  • xhamster grandma getting sex video
  • mother id like to fuck videos
  • boobs videos free
  • sex on the beach nudism
  • la petite maison in cucuron
  • how to fuck a fat girl
  • men forced to eat hairy pussy
  • tight teen pussies movies
  • oral sex techinques
  • homemade porn hd videos
  • awesome cumshots pics
  • lesbian toe and pussy sucking slutload
  • Big booty ass fucking
  • rodox porn galleries
  • naked asian school girl
  • tight teen cheerleader pussy
  • red head with hairy pussy
  • free bondage gang bang videos
  • preggie strip tease porn vids
  • southern brookes pussy pics
  • pussy willow weing
  • bbw ass free pics
  • her first lesbian sex vol