How can we tell which applicants are most likely to work hard and stay? Personality tests may provide the strongest clue, according to decades of research into how personality predicts performance. Apparently there is such thing as an ‘ideal employee’ – and it’s all down to their character. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly to Forbes....
It was 1993. In the early hours of a perfectly normal day, a lorry containing corned beef attempted a delivery to a British supermarket. Corned beef has a shelf life of seven years. But when the supermarket’s computer tried to check this, instead of subtracting 1993 from 2000 to get seven, it subtracted 93 from 00, to give -93. The...
The most wonderful time of the year? Not when performance reviews are looming. Redesigning the system is pure folly: 70% of employees who think their boss is great rate the process as good too. Of those with bad bosses, just 2% agree. Clearly the annual review doesn’t matter a jot compared to what goes on in between. Read the full...
Research suggests that top performers can be subject to hidden sabotage at work. Examples like withholding resources and social exclusion can be hard to detect and even harder to extinguish. The solution lies in leaders re-evaluating their performance ‘norms’. Read the article in full at Forbes.com.
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