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In a Nutshell: Behavioural Interviewing (STAR Model)


Behavioural interviewing does not have any single known originator to whom the method belongs, but seems to have emerged as a popular and widespread approach all over the world around the mid-to-late 1990s. It has since become the “gold standard” interviewing practice for hiring managers and recruiters.

Aug 6, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Recruitment & Selection- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Motivation-Hygiene Theory


Frederick Herzberg (1923-2000) published the “two-factor” theory of workplace motivation — more commonly known as the “motivation-hygiene” theory — in his book entitled “The Motivation to Work” (1959).

Jul 28, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Motivators & Drivers- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Intrinsic Motivation


Daniel H. Pink published the bestselling business book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” (2009), which provides a comprehensive summary of nearly half a century of scientific research on human motivation, and suggests an apparent “mismatch between what science knows and what business does.”

Jul 23, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Motivators & Drivers- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Big 5 Personality Traits (OCEAN Model)


The five-factor model (FFM), or more commonly known as the “Big Five” theory of personality, does not have a single, identifiable inventor. Instead, there are several independent sets of researchers that were involved in the development and clarification of the Big Five dimensions over several decades.

Jul 3, 2014

Topics: Psychology- Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Cognitive Dissonance

 


Cognitive dissonance is one of the best-known and most prolifically documented theories in social psychology. Leon Festinger first coined the term in his 1957 book, "A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance."

Jun 11, 2014

Topics: Psychology- Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Strengths-Based Thinking (Strengths Movement)

 


The origins of writings that explore the importance of strengths go back many decades. One of the earliest and most notable was Peter Drucker who said, "A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all."

May 26, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Appreciative Inquiry

 


Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a popular approach used by OD consultants that was pioneered by a US professor of organisational behaviour called David Cooperrider in the mid 1980s.

May 1, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The Top 10 Best HR Articles & Videos (March-April)

 


A selection of some of our favourite HR/business related articles and videos from around the web in March-April 2014...

Apr 29, 2014

Topics: Human Resources

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