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Ten ways to build rapport and engage your audience

We’ve all experienced the difference between a speaker who makes us drift off and a speaker who has the ability to grab and hold our attention. The difference is simply rapport and engagement. Some speakers have it others miss it completely. Here are 10 tips, from Dorothea Stuart of Toastmasters International, to help you gain rapport and engage your audience during your speech or presentation and beyond.

Article by: | Published: 21 August 2014

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To tweet or not to tweet in the workplace?

The growth in the use of social media in recent years has been phenomenal. Communications regulator, Ofcom, reported only this month, that UK adults now use technology for more hours each day than they spend sleeping. Article by Jane Cox employment partner at national law firm Weightmans

Article by: | Published: 21 August 2014

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Avoid the HR Analytics Fishing Expedition

Over the years, our firm has had many discussions with employers on the eve of a new talent analytics project. Often, it is the firm’s first deep-dive look at employee data. Sometimes we act as a strategic sounding board, and sometimes we can help them move directly forward into predictive analytics. It is always interesting. By Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist at Talent Analytics corp.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014

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From human screen to Machine

What is an employer’s most business-critical corporate process? At or near the top of this list has to be hiring employees that deliver more value to their role and company than they cost to their employer. By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytic, Corp. and Program Chair, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014

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Devising a suitable return to work plan

As an independent Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, offering return to work services and sickness absence management, I have a particular interest in return to work planning.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014

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Rapidly changing face of HR

New global research from global talent management consultancy DDI and The Conference Board reveals the financial impact of strong leadership development and talent management practices; organisations with high leader quality were six times more likely to be among the top 20 financial performers of all organisations.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014

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HR and Women who brand

How do you climb to the top of the business world? Often what’s holding women back from career success is that they don’t brand themselves as well as men do and use the female mindset to their advantage - without playing copycat to their male counterparts.

Article by: | Published: 14 August 2014