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What Makes Them Tick?

Psychologists now agree that our personalities are hard wired by the time we are just four years old!
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This may sound ridiculous but if we compare two young siblings, with the same parents and a very similar upbringing, the chances are that they will have quite different personalities. One may be outgoing and gregarious while the other is reserved and prefers to read a good book. One might be cautious while the other embraces risk. One might be competitive while the other prefers to collaborate. Despite coming from the same home, siblings rarely share the same core motivations.

5 Ways to Predict When Talent Will Quit

As the work place becomes more collaborative, the cost of losing a good employee can be multiplied as teammates move with them.
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It is more important than ever before to retain key staff. Some companies use sophisticated covert surveillance to assess whether their staff are spending more time than they should on LinkedIn or job sites.
Alternatively, here are some less big brotherish approaches every manager should be aware of:

5 Unusual Employee Perks

It’s increasingly important to give staff more than just a pay cheque, not every business can afford health cover so here are some unique employee perks that needn’t break the bank.

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1. Stand up desks
The revolution to get employees off their backsides and upright is well underway and those who have made a stand say there is no going back.

Learning from Olympic Teams

We have had the privilege of working alongside a number of Olympic Teams and athletes, they are amongst the most determined and driven individuals we have come across, yet they all understand that their success requires the support and cooperation of others, a wider team.

British Canoeing Team Bonding Around the Camp Fire

British Canoeing Team Bonding Around the Camp Fire

Last summer we worked with the British Canoeing Team. At the time the team was twice the size and going into the World Championship knowing that some would be selected for the Olympics and some not. …

50% of People Dislike their Boss

A UK survey of over 1000 office workers recently found that when asked ‘How much do you like your boss?’ 23% said ‘Not at all’ and 29% said ‘Not very much.’  

Participants were asked how much they liked their boss, with the options being not at all, not very much, indifferent, like a little and like a lot.

Participants were asked how much they liked their boss, with the options being not at all, not very much, indifferent, like a little and like a lot.


Of particular interest was the analysis when the gender of bosses was taken into account, clearly men are less liked by their teams than female managers:…

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