Abel & Cole – Getting the Right People in the Job

The Managing Director for Abel & Cole details how she shifted her recruitment system from scouting for experience into scouting for attitude and the effects it had on her company. Ella Heeks tells the story of how, as Managing Director of Abel & Cole, she...

Are you Developing your People or Managing them?

Which is more important, team development or business development? At TrainingZone Live this morning, Michele Owens of the Olympic Delivery Authority gave an interesting example of how people reacted to different approaches: “When we first used 360 degree...

Build Relationships — Before You Recruit People

In keeping with the 5th Happy Manifesto Core Principle of ‘Recruit for Attitude, Train for Skill’ Semco meet potential future employees even before there is a vacancy. The Brazilian company Semco, run by Ricardo Semler, has always been a key inspiration...