Mind Map for Competency Based Interviews

Recently I have been helping a fair few people with preparing for competency based interviews. Competency based interviews are designed to test one or more competencies. The interviewer has a list of set questions (each focusing on a specific competency), and your answers will be compared to their criteria and marked accordingly. I always refer to the STAR model (Situation, Task, Action, Result) and advise to prepare a mind map with a few examples for Read more…

Toxic Manager

I created a survey recently on Outgrow to test the software and a quick pulse check on culture. I was shocked that 66% of respondents chose “Bullying by Management” as one of the culture demons they would like to see exorcised from their place of work. Thankfully this is not representative of the UK. A survey by TUC said that 29% are bullied at work, of which 72% is carried out by the manager. It Read more…

Why every business needs to focus on People Experiences

You might be thinking… People Experience….“is this another buzz word… a fad even?” or . .. “why would we focus on this? We have HR arrangements in place, that’s where all the people stuff gets done”…. People experiences (Px) is an approach, it is a belief, it is where people are respected and valued within a business. It is a people strategy focusing on the psychology of work, wellbeing (physical, mentally and financially) and the Read more…