Up Close and Personnel

Month: January 2017

Making Recruitment Work: A Two Way Process


Much like buying a house, finding a new job can be simultaneously one of the most exciting and one of the most stressful life events that you will undergo. During the week, you will likely spend the majority of your waking hours at work. Finding and choosing to accept that new job is therefore not something that should be taken lightly – the effects of taking a role or joining an organisation which isn’t quite right for you can be long lived and far reaching.

Feeling The Fear And Doing It Anyway

In my blog post, 10 Things We Should All Do More of In 2017, I wrote about good reasons to feel the fear and do something anyway. Without a doubt, the most game changing (in a positive way!) moments of my career to date have been when I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and done something outside of the norm. If you want to deliver something remarkable, you need be prepared to do something remarkable to get there.

Benefex University: A Learning Organisation In Action

At the top of my to do list when I came back to work in January after the Christmas break, was sharing the programme of events we had scheduled in through the Benefex University for 2017 with all Benefex employees.

The Benefex University was borne out of the Management Development Programme we had implemented in 2015 for all of our line managers. Feedback we received on the training we delivered through the programme was hugely positive, but we had one big problem. Targeting only our managers meant that we were only delivering a training programme to around 10% of the organisation.

10 Things We Should All Do More Of In 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and with the start of a new year comes the opportunity for all of us to break out of our comfort zones and do things slightly differently.

Exactly what your focus areas for 2017 are going to be will of course depend partly on your role and your organisational objectives for the year. However, it is my belief that there are certain things which all of us should look to do more of in 2017… because the difference we can make when we do so can be genuinely transformational.

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