Rank and yank – where the lowest-performing employees exit the business – may be a wake-up call to coasters, but downsides abound. On the other hand, giving managers free rein on ratings is rarely ‘fair’ either. Perhaps it’s time to focus less on the system and more on performance conversations that motivate. Read Sebastian Bailey’s (co-founder and president of Mind...
Nobody admits to being prejudiced, but research shows that we all have an inbuilt preference for people who are similar to us. Can this bias be reprogrammed? A study tested 17 scientific interventions aimed at reducing racial prejudice, with fascinating results. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly to Forbes. Read his article in full at Forbes.com
How can we tell which applicants are most likely to work hard and stay? Personality tests may provide the strongest clue, according to decades of research into how personality predicts performance. Apparently there is such thing as an ‘ideal employee’ – and it’s all down to their character. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly to Forbes....
It was 1993. In the early hours of a perfectly normal day, a lorry containing corned beef attempted a delivery to a British supermarket. Corned beef has a shelf life of seven years. But when the supermarket’s computer tried to check this, instead of subtracting 1993 from 2000 to get seven, it subtracted 93 from 00, to give -93. The...
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