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Gamification or desperation?

I hate the phrase gamification. To me, its a term that serves little purpose than to give journalists and “pop up” guru’s a hook around which to generate hype and promote their personal agendas. Nope, not a fan. I am, however, a fan of game mechanics, a much better and more meaningful way to refer…

Experience

The War for Talent: It’s an Urban Myth

One of the biggest challenges we face in the whole human performance arena is our inability to quantify what potential really is. And, therefore, what talent really looks like. I firmly believe that there is no shortage of raw talent out there and that the “War for Talent” is largely an uninformed waste of time and…

Accountability shift

The future of HR Tech: #BYOP – Bring Your Own Portal.

Perhaps one of the few advantages of hitting 50 is being able to reflect on how much “working life” has changed over the past 25 years. It has been a period of unprecedented change and on a level exponentially more complex or rapid than that of my parents generation or those before them. Probably the biggest…

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Putting personality into personalisation…

This is how it should (Could) be: The curious active applicant finds their way to your career site. They ‘register’ with your organisation in one click by connecting their social profiles. Three things then happen instantaneously: Their values, motivations, behaviours and subsequent “culture fit” to the organisation are profiled ‘frictionlessly’ using their social “footprint”. They…