Date published: 02/04/2016 - 02:49

So recent weeks have seen the Lumesse group ‘kick-off’ a schedule of global sessions that define and inspire business units and regions alike as we launch our teams into the New Year at various degrees of freezing – wrapping them up in luxurious warmth and strategic direction.

The first of these sessions was held for the Talent Acquisition business in our second home of Kraków, Poland. If you have never been to Kraków, then I can highly recommend it. A beautiful mix of historic... Read More

Date published: 01/28/2016 - 02:45

It’s always nice to take a look in the crystal ball and try to imagine where we are going, and January seems to be a good month for it. The name of the month is from the roman god Janus, depicted with a double face, one looking to the past, one looking ahead. I asked around, and here are some trends I picked up from the people who were around and had the creative imagination to gaze into the future. What do you think? 

Demographics and New Possibilities

It’s been on the... Read More

Date published: 01/11/2016 - 03:00

So I really mean it, if you were asked to define the smoothest flow of actions and communication between candidate, staffing team and business leadership what would you say? After listening to customers and prospects over the years here’s my view.

Work with the Line! 

(I’d like this to start with “make the line work” but that’s not quite right either!)
How many recruiters are there in the average company? How many line managers? Lots more of the... Read More

Date published: 01/07/2016 - 02:26

Despite new rules governing tackling, critical injuries have affected every team during the 2015 American football season. The Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, and Houston Texans each lost starting quarterbacks while both Seattle and Kansas City saw stalwarts of their running attacks go down with injuries.
Perhaps, no team has been crippled more than the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Yet, despite injuries ending the seasons or resulting in missed games for... Read More

Date published: 12/17/2015 - 03:32

Since this blog is about changing behaviour and as we are getting closer to Christmas, I will start with a pig. Once I had a pet pig, Gristina, one of those miniature pigs you can keep in the house. My husband had trained a lot of dogs, and said the pig was way more intelligent than any dog he had ever come across. Yet it was near impossible to get Gristina to behave. Why? Because pigs don’t care about the flock at all. What they care about is their next meal and possibly their offspring.... Read More

Date published: 12/10/2015 - 08:30

Born out of the global financial crisis, zero hour contracts or as they’re usually referred to casual contracts, have raised plenty of political, social and economic debate. Lauded by many UK business leaders as the gateway to a flexible labour market, many have also seen them as vehicle for potential workforce exploitation. Their premise is to give organisations the flexibility to hire staff without guaranteeing any number of working hours. This means employees only have the opportunity to... Read More

Date published: 11/26/2015 - 05:32

Next up and the second stop on my business culture blog series is Italy. A country rich in culture and once home to an empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria, Italy has its name firmly etched in the history books. Look no further than the countries capital city Rome, a city that legend has it was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, sons of the Roman god Mars! Inspirational architecture throughout the land and exquisite cuisine, Italy is unique and wonderful and definitely... Read More

Date published: 11/19/2015 - 05:37

Top Talent is in high demand. Evolving trends in workforce demographics see shorter employee lifecycles and many job-seekers selecting their next role by organisational fit, rather than the traditional remuneration considerations. The proliferation of technology, the opening of the perceived talent borders and a fluid, digital-driven landscape means organisations must begin to engage with suitable candidates much earlier in order to build those first-line relationships, convey their vision,... Read More

Date published: 11/16/2015 - 05:43

Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and now management guru, introduced the phrase “pick the people” and his grid for deciding on who to hire and who to fire. Although at the time he spoke of managers, it’s not just a tool for hiring managers, but at all levels and at all times in the employment cycle. But is this model still viable? With necessary skills, technical innovations, mobility in the workforce and other general... Read More

Date published: 11/12/2015 - 05:54

If I had to summarise all presentations at the recent annual HR Tech Conference in Paris in one word, it will have to be engagement. From analysts, to vendors and HR professionals, the question of engaging the workforce and the candidates was a key focus. And why wouldn’t it? After all engaged employees mean happier customers and a flourishing company performance.

Engaged organisations have powerful and authentic values, employ trust and fairness based on mutual respect, where... Read More