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Lets put our thinking caps on UK!

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“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”  -Winston Churchill

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Due to recent events there are very mixed feelings amongst the people of the United Kingdom today. As they woke to find the majority voted to no longer be a part of the European Union. The other half are now forced to accept the results and look forward to a brighter future, as a democracy has always been about coming together with the idea that 2 heads are better than 1. Now we must put that into action as a collective plan is needed to shape this outcome into something positive just like everything in life. From the demographic results of the EU Referendum, they showed a very mixed opinion and certainly show separations in terms of earnings and age. Not everyone will agree with the voice that is heard but it opens the door to conversations to ask the question; “Is the UK too small to compete?”

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The result means, we can now negotiate favourable trade or business deals. There are many benefits from leaving the EU just as there are disadvantages. The time has come as a democracy to band together and accept the outcome by taking advantage of the benefits that do exist.

 

 

 

Engaged & Appreciated Employees

(image source) A third of employees plan to leave their job in 2016 – with the main reason bei

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A third of employees plan to leave their job in 2016 – with the main reason being a lack of appreciation.

 

It is a hard task to attract and retain talent, in such a way a large number of employees will all feel appreciated and know their work counts towards the company’s success. However in most cases, employees will feel like just a number.

 

Feeling underappreciated in a company is more complex between different employees. Mindmill can offer a deeper understanding of employee’s engagement with their company. As Mindmill can gain insight from employees, using psychometrics to produce more personal analytical reports based on each employees experience at the company. As keeping track of employee’s satisfaction in a job role is vital as these could shift the success of the company with a new hire taking an average of 27 working days, not taking into account the time for implementation and training. Also the best candidates are off the market within 10 days so retaining the existing talent within the company is key.

 

The value of good communication between employees and employers is key to maintain a positive working relationship. This also encourages them to feel more appreciated in the workplace as 66% of candidates believe that interactions with the employer is the best way to get insight into a company. Adding employee achievements can benefit and allow the company to celebrate an employee’s success within the company. It is also a great opportunity to keep all employees engaged in a working environment where they can all feel appreciated.

 

It’s important that the impression of the company from the start of the application process should be positive for the candidate as 15% of candidates who have a positive hiring experience put more effort into the job.

 

To learn more about Mindmill Psychometrics, Employee Engagement and Recruitment & Selection Solutions vist our website mindmill.co.uk or contact: info@mindmill.co.uk

 

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Employee Implementation

-Guy Kawasaki   (image source) It’s believed that most venture capital companies fire th

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It’s believed that most venture capital companies fire the CEO within a year. Everyone wants to be the exception, however that is the minority, but believe that the idea is more important than the people. If you see your employees as talent and an asset to the company they will produce that of ideas, the ideas will be great and so should the implementation.

During the implementation stage, think of the cycle when it comes to testing the success of the idea before over estimating. There are many reasons why creative ideas fail, this is mostly down to risk as implementing new ideas is perceived as risky and people within the company do not wish to undertake the risk involved. This is why some companies benefit from an outside perspective, they detach and with the right tools take that risk on behalf of the company. There is security within that for success.

The implementation of employees into your organisation should be a very well-considered factor as this is your driving force for success. First we need to find out their talents and if the person suits the organisation.

  • The person should be motivated for the role within the company
  • A skillset of a certain standard may be required for the role
  • Their biorhythms / energy levels should be in correlation with that of the companies working hours

Once the results are compared and contrasted between candidates, this allows for a more affective recruitment and selection process. Applying the right mindset, structures and principles can go a long way toward ensuring the success of any endeavour.

Mindmill can offer Talent Optimisation through People, Process and Technology during the Recruitment & Selection and Employee Engagement along with other Online Psychometrics – Visit www.mindmill.co.uk to learn more or contact: info@mindmill.co.uk

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Keeping it Simple with Social Media

With the constant growth of new technologies and new ways to communicate ideas, people globally are

With the constant growth of new technologies and new ways to communicate ideas, people globally are becoming more eager for new information. Instant messaging and the use of social media has allowed ideas and information to become viral, so much so it is a necessity.

This is why it is vital for businesses to converse online, many different platforms can be used to spread the right branding message for your business. Start a conversation now and follow the simple rules below:

The less words you can capture your audience’s attention with, the better. Mindmill follow this format in order to be more reliable and effective. Irvine-Dann-Murphy Law of computer delivered test construction states:

First Law

The greater the area of the screen covered by the test instructions, the less effective they would be.

Second Law

The more keys and buttons on the response apparatus, the less the reliability of test items requiring a quick response, as in a timed test.

This means when your content is KISS and straight to the point this is proven to be more effective and reliable when it comes to generating results and engagement.

Use emotive imagery to express the message and test different formats throughout your social media platforms to decide which one works best for you. Once you have this then the structure has been made.

Consistence is key. So stay active online as this will express your own motivation and passion for your business, positive vibes and ideas with a steady stream of engaging content can go a long way for a business. Always choose quality over quantity when creating posts, it’s all about your customers so keep the tone positive and use reliable sources.

The content you create can say a lot about your branding message also, try to change it up as often as possible, adding infographics, videos and images to convey the message. It’s easier to engage people when the message is appealing to interact with. Educational content, top tips and steps for success can also encourage and generate readership.

Take advantage of the advanced technology and use Google or Facebook analytics, this is an easy investment of time to spend that allows you to understand your readers/customers. These analytics will give you an insight to which content your business strives from by sharing.

For a new-to-social media business much like Mindmill, these tips can go a long way but they will take time and effort as this is not for the overnight success. Organic growth is all about engaging the people and creating the conversation.

Do you know what your organisational values are?