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    Article by :- Stig Falster Interock NSW According to Wikipedia, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognise their own and other people's emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s). EI…

What is Retail Fit

5 Easy Steps: Save Time and Money While Hiring, with Retail-Fit You’re on the front line of retail. You’ve worked in the industry long enough to know that high-turnover is part of the norm. But, like so many of us, you’re also under pressure to save money and time. It just doesn’t make sense, to spend 40 minutes (or more!) interviewing a candidate. That being said, you know…

Are you really just another small business?

You know what I was looking around the internet this morning just trying to discover just what it was that would give us the edge in the coming months.  We have had a fabulous past few years as the business has grown year on year.  Yes, some of it been just luck but certainly not all of it.  You see as the business has grown we have surrounded ourselves with positivity – we have…

Does making yourself redundant make sense?

Does making yourself redundant make sense? This does not mean putting your hand up for a big payout. What it means is that you can ensure that if you are no longer in your current role business continues as usual. It means that you have planned ahead.  For Business Owners and C-Level executives responsible for managing business risks, this should be a KPI for all leaders in your organisation.  Succession…

Human Resource Trends In 2017

From an original article by Ashley Salvador (prevue) 2017 is here in fact it's nearly half way gone already! Organisations are discovering that to best meet their HR goals they may need to change their approach.  Following are four of the major Human Resource trends for 2017 that were predictedArtificial Intelligence in HR Artificial Intelligence will become more and more prevalent in 2017.…

USING DISC TO MASTER YOUR BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN

GET IT DONE WITH A SIMPLE 4 STEP PROCESS What got you the success you enjoy today won’t necessarily be what gets you to the next level in your career (or in life). That’s a universal truth. Your biggest strength – your behavioural style – is precisely what might hold you back. Once you know your preference of your DISC behavioural type the challenge is to begin giving up the…

We are Looking for Distributors for our HR Products

Looking for ways to improve your credibility as a coach or trainer, offer add-on value to your clients or open up another revenue stream in your coaching or training business? At Assess to Succeed, we are looking to grow our network of distributors globally. Right now we have an urgent need for distributors particularly in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney. What's in it for you? Becoming a distributor…

How to Create a Consistent Sales Cycle for your Coaching and Training Business.

The Challenge of Creating a Consistent Sales Cycle in a New Business. Starting a new business can be a rollercoaster. One minute you’re so busy you barely have time to grab lunch on the go. The next, everything grinds to a halt, and you’re wondering where your next lead is going to come from.  Life would be so much easier if you could get some momentum going, but right now that…

How to Run a Successful Coaching and Training Business: tips from a successful team.

Today we kick off a series of Q&A style blogs featuring suppliers, customers and distributors who work with our brand, Asses to Succeed. In this article, we speak to husband-and-wife team Michelle and Peter Anderson of Change Revolution Group. In the business for more than twenty years, they know a thing or two about what it takes to run a successful, sustainable coaching and training business. Can…

Five Tips to Attract New Coaching Clients.

One of the most challenging aspects of running a coaching or training business is attracting new clients. This is especially true when your business is new and you are establishing a name for yourself. These are our top five tips for attracting new coaching clients and keeping the momentum going. #1 Know Your Audience Know your niche market. Find out as much as you can about them and build a picture…

Are you ready for EOFY?

EOFY is closer than you think. Are you ready? It may seem a little early to be talking about End of Financial Year, but the first quarter is nearly over and it feels like we’re only just recovering from Christmas. In many countries, this means you have about twelve weeks until the financial year ends and you will be reviewing your EOFY achievements and setting goals for the 2017–18…

How to Avoid Groupthink.

What is groupthink? Groupthink is a term coined by psychologist Irving Janis in 1972. It occurs when each member of a group or team attempts to match their opinions to what they believe to be the common consensus of the group. In an environment of groupthink, minimising conflict becomes the primary goal rather than producing concrete results or achieving true consensus. Negative Effects of Groupthink. While…

Right Person, Wrong Role.

Right Person, Wrong Role: what does it mean, and how do I avoid it? What happens when an employee who performs well in a particular area of work is placed into a different role that does not match their abilities, their preferences or their personality?  Sometimes people are high performers in a given area but, when promoted or moved to another area, are taken out of their comfort zone. A…

How to Get Referrals from Existing Clients

Referrals from existing clients are one of the best sources of new business for coaches and trainers. There is no better lead than one sent your way with a strong referral; no more motivated a prospect than one sent to you by a raving fan. The key to getting referrals is to deliver outstanding service in the first place. Then, ask your clients for referrals, make it easy for them and show them your…

DISCflex Develops Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is fast becoming recognised as a crucial ingredient in leadership. The good news is that it can be learned and improved at any age, and you can engage tools such as DISCflex to develop it. The concept of emotional intelligence has been around since the early 90s. Two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and Peter Salovey of Yale, first coined the term in 1990, and Mayer…

How to reduce staff turnover

Staff turnover has a significant impact on your bottom line. Here's how you can reduce it. What is staff costing you right now? There are a number of online calculators available to help estimate the cost. Business Victoria’s website has a simple one that can help you make a quick assessment. What causes staff turnover? Staff turnover can be caused by a number of factors. High on the…

SME sector quick to adopt talent management software

Once thought to be the domain of big business, small to medium enterprises are recognising the benefits of HR software, and talent management software is high on their wish lists. While HR software has been around for decades, talent management software (TMS) is a relatively new kid on the block. It is unsurprising that TMS is gaining popularity at such a rapid rate, since people are undeniably…

Prevue has rebranded!

We are really excited as a prevue distributor to see this new phase of growth.  We have been associated with this Assessment and PrevueHR now for several years and this latest update certainly changes the way that this product presents to market. If you have used prevue before you will notice that things will look a little different on the Hiring Family Reports.  We invite you to visit our…

Thank You for a Great Year.

  Thank you for a great year. Hasn't this year just flown by? At least it seems that way – although I probably said something similar last year. I want to say thanks. Thanks to the all of you who read our blogs as we post them; thanks to our loyal customer base, and also to all the new customers who have joined us this year. Thanks to our distribution base, which has kept us growing…

5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid.

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Make sure it's a good one, by avoiding these 5 common resume mistakes.   #1: Sloppiness Your resume needs to be word-perfect. Typos, bad spelling, sloppy grammar and poor punctuation are instant turn-offs to an employer. They will assume that either you can’t write, don’t care, or don’t pay attention to detail. #2: Summaries…