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The importance of having the right talent in times of crisis

By |2020-05-31T15:10:35+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

In Mexico, we have been experiencing for many years now moments of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA); such living conditions have been boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This environment has definitely affected our daily lives, our ways of thinking, feeling and acting and has changed our emotional states, interests, needs and values. In many cases, our basic needs [...]

War for talent after COVID-19

By |2020-05-31T15:07:04+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

Politicians often use “big words” in their speeches. Whenever a change in society requires a bit more efforts, they call it a battle, and in times of emergency, they are immediately at war with something or someone. Well, this very political rhetoric has moved into the business world, so we in HR ended up with the WAR FOR TALENTS!      Wars always have [...]

Organisations that invest in their employees

By |2020-05-31T15:04:36+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

The perception of the term “human resources management”, which refers to the corporate practice concerning people in organisations, has evolved from a merely legal fulfilment and an administrative effort to the investment in people. We encourage companies to look beyond the notion of employment costs or considering people as goods. People should be employed to actively contribute to the results of [...]

Until further notice, testimony of an uncomfortable quarantine

By |2020-05-31T15:02:26+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

In the few moments we can go out, the view is quite distressing: people wearing masks and strange transparent face shields, long lines to enter a supermarket or a pharmacy, and of course, everyone a metre away from others: welcome to the new normal. That constant contact we used to have, even with strangers – hugging, [...]

Stop selecting talent and start attracting it

By |2020-05-31T15:00:14+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

Many organisations currently have problems to select the ideal person for a job. Many will think, “this isn’t new,” every selection area is focused on reaching the right number and being effective in their selection process, especially when that process is directly related to economic compensation. Nowadays, those processes are becoming more creative; recruiters launch recruitment campaigns on social media, workshops, and novel recruitment [...]

After Covid-19 virus

By |2020-05-31T14:58:04+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

Corona Virus is changing a set of paradigms.  Society needed to rethink a set of “acquired data”.  The Planet needed a break, a long time ago.  The “family” needed a new opportunity.  Employees needed to rebalance their activity time, some of them.  Managers needed to rethink social intervention.  Now what?    Society was at an absurd pace, of occupation, even in Portugal, this [...]

Behavioural mapping for security jobs

By |2020-05-29T18:22:21+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

In the framework of occupational safety and always focusing on the employees who are most exposed to risk conditions or danger as a consequence of their daily functions (for example, a technician, production worker, labourer or however they are called by the organisation), we must rethink the profile we think we need, since this becomes a [...]

Change Accelerators: More technology, better humans

By |2020-05-29T18:16:16+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: CHANGE ACCELERATORS, COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

Nobody ever imagined that this slogan would have so much power, but the PDA Assessment is a change accelerator. Now that the world is changing, now that we are all rushing, we ask ourselves what to do, how to keep control, how to manage, how to lead, how to assess, i.e., endless questions that arise due to tomorrow’s [...]

Digital leadership beyond technology

By |2020-05-29T18:09:04+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

With the constant evolution and arrival of new technologies to our lives, we have felt the need to find new ways to learn, meet people, communicate, monitor our health, sell and buy, among others. In the same way companies had to adapt to electricity over one hundred years ago to be more efficient and not fall [...]

Leading from a distance: the rules of the game have been set

By |2020-05-29T18:02:58+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: COLLABORATIVE WORKING|

The job market isn’t, at a global level, prepared for teleworking. At home, most people have children, family and other duties which hold their whole attention and make them lose focus on their work activities. Distance inevitably presents barriers for collaborative communication and successful supervision.   Given the new expectations and requirements, even the most experienced employees may [...]