7 TED Talks to get you thinking


Here at Cezanne HR, we love a good TED talk. And since Company Culture is a hot topic right now, we’ve put together a collection of videos that will get you thinking about your own culture. So make yourself a coffee, put your thinking hat on, sit back and enjoy! Dan Ariely: What makes us […]

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What is a 9-box grid and why might you find it helpful?

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A 9-box grid is a tool that is widely used in HR to help facilitate conversations about employee development and succession planning. Employees are mapped against two axis, typically current performance and future potential. Historically, the focus was on leadership, but the grid was quickly adapted for use with other groups of employees, such as […]

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Top tips for creating a compelling careers page

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No matter how your job applicants come to you, whether it’s online, through a colleague/friend, or via a recruiter, one thing you can be sure of, at some stage they’ll check out the careers page on your website. So, what is it that candidates expect from your website, and how can you be sure that […]

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Easy ways to improve recruitment (and why you need to care)

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As a recent graduate, I’m no stranger to the process of job hunting. Scrolling endlessly through online job boards, spending hours writing cover letters and CVs, tailoring them to each individual job spec and then spell checking again and again (and again). It’s an exhausting process, so it’s only fair that companies acknowledge the hard […]

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How to create great onboarding videos on a budget

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We’ve all heard the idiom ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ – and it seems that videos are even more effective. According to the leading research and advisory firm Forrester, a minute of video is thought to be worth around 1.8 million words, and viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in […]

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Onboarding – How to help your business win every time

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“Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged. It offers an imprinting window when you can make an impression that stays with new employees for the duration of their careers.” So says Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of LA consulting firm The Interchange Group, and the evidence suggests she’s […]

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