Our team has extensive experience from both working in major companies and consulting to them. Our aim is to harness and distill that capability into approaches and techniques to help clients address people challenges speedily and affordably. The “Resource Archive” below provides both insight to our approach and philosophy but hopefully helpful advice and all in one place!

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Job evaluation, Pay Structure, Pay and Millennials, HR Consulting, Pay Planning

No one likes job evaluation. HR people treat it as a necessary evil and delegate to the lowest competent level while hunkering down to receive criticism when it is complete because the job is always graded too low! Management of…

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Owner Managers, Family Business, Entrepreneurs, Business Founders, Human Resource Management

The Harvard Business Review created an index of companies that were led by their founders and compared this with companies in the S&P 500 led by “hired guns”. The founders outperformed the “guns” by 3.1 per cent over the measurement…

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HR Strategy, HR philosophy, Strategy Implementation, Employee Engagement, Culture,

This Blog is written with our marketing partner Neville Pokroy of Mastermind Solutions. Neville consults on strategic marketing and the development and execution of marketing strategies and plans. Conversely, what good is the balloon without the hot air? It is like having a team…

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Our blog today is a conversation with our Financial Collaborator in Chief; James Phillipson at Mastermind Solutions, who provides fractional CFO services to mid-sized businesses. PP: “James, when you think about Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) does your mind go to…

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Wikipedia defines coaching as: “…a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client (coachee) in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance…” A perfect description for realigning a…

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Published Articles

For HR to be a meaningful contributor to business strategy, it will have to evolve. Currently, the function appears to be content with waning influence, as it bears the burden of increasing compliance and process; and the longer it submits,…

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Mobile employees are often used by organizations to effect international growth, to be headquarters’ “mind and management”, to transfer culture and values and conduct technical troubleshooting. However, companies have traditionally failed to invest in their mobile employees to the same…

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Executive Pay in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation, Executive Incentives, Stock Options for Mining Executives

We provide compensation advice to the mining industry and during the downturn we were encouraging clients not to undertake comparisons of pay with their peers in the industry. What would be the point? They were likely to discover that compensation…

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This blog is co-authored with Anna Abgaryan a consultant at The Human Well who advises clients on effective pay systems in multiple industries. Reward programs should support business strategy right? But how many organizations have we seen stray from this…

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There are three significant influences descending simultaneously on the workplace facing employers: The Millennial Apocalypse A new distinct generational influence already well entrenched and the largest cohort in the workplace are testing the policies and practices of all employers, including…

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