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- think hard about what we do and constantly devise new solutions. Our clients say they want us to be the source of cutting edge or specialist thinking. Like our newsletter, media coverage is a way of getting ground-breaking insights into the hands of people they will benefit;
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October 2012 - Getfeedback
The recent debacle over the West Coast mainline rail franchise has highlighted the significance of effective project delivery skills as three Department for Transport civil servants have been suspended for their roles in the mismanagement of the bid process. Margaret Hodge, a Labour MP, who chairs Westminster's Public Accounts Committee told Radio 4's Today programme on the 5th October that more training was needed to ensure "incredibly bright, talented, committed" staff could manage projects. With conservative estimates putting the cost of these mistakes in excess of £50m we look at how organisations can make the right people selection and development decisions.
June 2012 - Edge Online
Presenting in front of a senior management team requires preparation, practice and confidence. Your ability to present has a direct impact on how seriously you are taken by senior management and the board of directors. Presenting to senior executives means shifting your presentation skills up a gear. As Alana Inness, lead consultant at getfeedback, points out, most people are not natural presenters - it takes knowledge of the techniques and then practice to become really great.
February 2012 - Getfeedback
This year the Diamond Jubilee will mark 60 years of service from Queen Elizabeth II and with no retirement in sight we can assume that Her Majesty would score pretty highly on at least one of the three key measures of engagement - retention. Getfeedback Consultant Alana Inness looks at the reign of HRH alongside new studies in engagement theory to understand how engagement promotes higher levels of individual and organisational performance.
January 2012 - Getfeedback
The Orpheus Team Potential Questionnaire measures the true potential of a team by focusing on the strengths and development areas of the team as a whole. It provides advice, tips, and information on how to maximise the potential and develop the performance of the team.
December 2009 - Project Management Today
Resourcing high performance Project Managers represents a significant talent management challenge for organisations such as Costain that seek to deliver excellence. Finding such talent outside of the industry is tough and Costain decided to look within, to grow their own talent, designing and delivering their own award winning project management academy. Getfeedback successfully helped create the link between recruitment, assessment, development and business outcomes, enabling Costain to continue deliver excellence for their customers.
October 2009 - HRZone
With the number of workplace discrimination cases rising, it is vital that HR professionals confront, tackle and remove prejudice in the workplace, but how should they go about it? Tiffany Bowles, consultant at Getfeedback, says that research has shown that one key way to reduce bias is by training assessors in the bias that exists. Psychometric testing can also be used to identify many different traits of an individuals personality and indicate to an employer whether they would be suitable for certain roles or to work within certain environments...
August 2009 - Edge Online
Motivation is arguably one of a managers most powerful tools since it can self-propel your charges to increased productivity and efficiency, make them better at innovating, not to mention happier and more fulfilled. As Alison Gill, managing director of talent management consultancy Getfeedback, points out, tapping into what motivates people equals free fuel as far as organisational productivity and employee satisfaction is concerned.
December 2008 - HRZone
HRZone asked some HR experts, including Steve Bicknell, for their predictions for the coming year.
December 2008 - The Daily Telegraph
Riding the recession can be difficult for businesses with relatively small numbers of employees. The Daily Telegraph featured a case study of RW Armstrong - builder of premium-end houses and renovations. One of our consultants, Daniel Edwards, warns that whilst the firm recognises the value of their talent and the need to retain this to take advantage when the upturn comes, downsizing may be necessary and the priority then becomes to reassure and inform staff of the situation.
October 2008 - Training and Coaching Today
Coaching high performers is quite a challenge - and one that has got harder now the economic chips are down. Ali Gill talks about to Training and Coaching Today.
October 2008 - Employee Engagement Today
Latest research reveals that few of us would ask for a payrise and highlights the influence of age and sex on our comfort at doing this.
July 2008 - Personnel Today
New management fads emerge all the time, but are most of them simply reincarnations of concepts of decades gone by? Ali Gill comments in Personnel Today.
July 2008 - Changeboard
Piers Hollier comments on a survey that reveals the extent to which employees are comfortable asking for a pay rise.
May 2008 - Times Online
What makes a good leader? Carol Lewis, editor of Career puts her reputation on the line in search for the answer. She completes an assessment process managed by Piers Hollier, Head of Consulting.
April 2008 - Times Career
Do well enough in the day job and there is every chance that you'll be promoted to a managerial position - and have a whole new set of hazards to avoid. Carly Chynoweth, writer for The Times, speaks with Getfeedback's Piers Hollier about what not to do in your first management job.
April 2008 - Talent and Coaching Today
Change Management is near the top of many training agendas. Why so, and how should it be addressed? Dan Redland, a Change Consultant here at Getfeedback, speaks to Training and Coaching Today magazine about how to get the most out of a change programme.
April 2008 - The Sunday Times
From coaching to mentoring to external courses, there are many ways to nurture and challenge your rising stars. Margaret Coles speaks to Getfeedback's Ali Gill about getting the best out of your talent.
March 2008 - Personnel Today
Talent Management is now a well-established function in HR, but what does the future hold? Personnel Today Magazine asked Getfeedback's own Ali Gill and eight other HR specialists to share their wisdom.
February 2008 - Getfeedback
We believe that good talent management is about achieving change through people. This means helping people grow and understand not just what they can achieve but what they want to achieve. Our experience to date has convinced us of the enormous potential to use talent management skills to ratchet up performance and ultimately transform businesses.
January 2008 - Personnel Today
With the likelihood of lean times ahead we're starting to see the inevitable news headlines describing the employee misery at the prospect of job cuts. But in the words of a 1980s cover version pop hit by Bananarama, 'It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.'
January 2008 - Talent Management Review
Talent Management Review magazine continues it series of workshops about the employee talent lifecycle. In this, the third and final workshop, Ali Gill of Getfeedback explores the final piece of the talent lifecycle jigsaw - employee development and engagement.
November 2007 - Talent Management Review
In this article, the second in a series of workshops published by Talent Management Review, Getfeedback's Ali Gill explains why skimping on a robust talent assessment for your organisation can be a false economy.
November 2007 - Personnel Today
When was the last time you really thought hard about your career and the direction it's going in? All too often our busy lifestyles prevent us from doing just that and it's easy to continue on the same path without changing what we do or how we do it. Scot Beagrie, journalist for Personnel Today, speaks to Getfeedback Business Psychologist Kath Reid about how de-cluttering your career can make a real difference.
November 2007 - Human Resources
Human Resources Magazine takes a look at the growing role of the Business Psychologist (BP). Going further than traditional Occupational Psychologists, BP's have the ability to challenge existing development and change management methods. Peter Crush, journalist for HRM, speaks to Getfeedback's Head of Business Psychology, Piers Hollier.
May 2007 - The Grapevine
Alfred McAlpine's leadership development programme has far reaching effects. The Grapevine speaks to our very own Ali Gill about how Getfeedback made this happen.
May 2007 - The Mail on Sunday
Seven months - that's how long it takes to find out if your heart is really in the job. Getfeedback's Ali Gill tells the Financial Mail that honesty really is the best policy when it comes to recruitment.
April 2007 - Human Resources
Research suggests that guilt and indulgence play a large part in what makes incentives rewarding. But an effective scheme must also reward behaviour that is linked to the company's values. Caspar van Vark of Human Resources Magazine reports.
April 2007 - Personnel Today
Bad leadership can create a toxic culture, lead to low staff morale and result in business failure, so how can HR nurture leaders to avoid letting talent go to waste? Natalie Cooper of Personnel Today reports.
March 2007 - Works Management
These days, most managers have to incorporate a range of HR tasks in their day-to-day role. Kirstie Redford sheds light on how software can help lighten the load.
February 2007 - Employee Benefits
A common reward myth states that staff at the top are only motivated by money, but perks also have a key role to play.
February 2007 - The HR Director
Alfred McAlpine needed to position its top talent in areas of the business that would see it through a major shift in business emphasis. The challenge for the company was how to retain, recruit and use the key people that it needed not only to fulfil its business objectives during this transitional period, but also going forward.
February 2007 - The Sunday Times
Blue-blooded private bank, Kleinwort Benson, was a hierarchical type of place - but all that had to change. Chief Executive of KBPB, Robert Taylor, speaks to the Sunday Times about how Getfeedback was instrumental in this.
January 2007 - HR Magazine
The use of psychometric testing in recruitment is on the up, says Trevor Merriden, but employers need to be aware of all the pros and cons if they are considering this method.
January 2007 - UK Guide to skills and learning 2007
It's a scene familiar to every manager in the country, the candidate looked perfect on paper, interviewed brilliantly, passed the competency assessment with flying colours, yet six months into the job it's obvious they're not performing. What went wrong?
January 2007 - Personnel Today
What motivates staff and how can HR manage and make the best of staff engagement? Personnel Today speaks with Getfeedback's Ali Gill and other specialists about engagement and motivation in the workplace.
January 2007 - Employee Benefits
Benefits buzzwords come and go, but employers are finding that perks can play their part in boosting employee engagement, leaving a lasting imprint on motivation, says Jenny Keefe, writer for Employee Benefits.
October 2006 - Employee rewards and benefits
Employees Rewards and Benefits write about how Royal Caribbean International provides a text book example of how it used Getfeedback to survey its employees to measure engagement levels. And how it can then use this information to transform its HR policies.
September 2006 - Personnel Today
New research shows leaders are in short supply within UK organisations.
April 2006 - Human Resources
When a company is small, internal communications isn't a problem. But when 3 underwent rapid growth, it had to make a bigger effort to keep its workforce engaged. That's when they turned to Getfeedback for help.
March 2006 - Legal Week
Getfeedback's Alison Gill talks to Legal Week about how the legal sector needs to improve the link between profitability and effective talent management.
March 2006 - Employee Benefits
Using online measurement systems can help to abate the time-consuming and divisive nature of performance appraisals. Getfeedback's Alison Gill discusses the benefits of online performance management and how Getfeedback helped Vauxhall rise to the challenge.
November 2005 - Times Online
Climbing the corporate ladder is accompanied by the acquisition of a range of status indicators - a company car, a fancy title - but do they motivate you to work harder? Dr Roland Tarleton, Getfeedback's motivation specialist, discusses using the Motivational Styles Questionnaire to identify 'intrinsic' motivators.
October 2005 - Times Online
Roger Steare advises a couple working for competitors in a similar field and whose employers are asking them to divulge information about each other's companies.
September 2005 - Personneltoday .com
When a global drive for greater efficiency and productivity led the HR team at Vauxhall to overhaul the way it assessed corporate managers, it turned to Getfeedback for help. Ross Wigham reports on how the new system helped to drive appraisal completion up from 15% to 92%, to create a performance-driven culture.
September 2005 - Times Online
How can you use motivation to persuade managers to be better managers?
July 2005 - Personneltoday.com
It is inevitable that at some stage in your career you will come up against a panel interview. Ali Gill advises Personnel Today readers on panel interview technique.
April 2005 - FT.com
From today, bigger organisations have a legal responsibility to involve their staff in decision making, writes Alicia Clegg.
April 2005 - Personneltoday.com
It was 10 years ago this February that the UK's oldest bank, Barings, went bankrupt. Alison Gill and Roger Steare of Getfeedback talk Personnel Today through the challenges of developing an ethical culture in a modern organisation.
February 2005 - Telegraph.co.uk
Some of the city's leading financial institutions have failed to learn the lessons of the Leeson affair by moving faster in raising ethical standards, according to Roger Steare, author of a study into corporate practices.
February 2005 - Personneltoday.com
Mobile phone operator 3 is using its video technology to communicate with employees and comply with forthcoming information and consultation legislation.
January 2005 - www.ddiworld.com
Alison Gill's letter to the Financial Times, published Friday 8th January 2005.
June 2004 - Getfeedback
Evidence suggests that there is a link between global leadership development and bottom-line financial returns.
May 2004 - Getfeedback
Leadership in action: Guin Batten recently set a new world record crossing the English Channel in a single scull (rowing boat).