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3 Graduate Hiring Strategies – Why Great Recruiters Think Like Marketers

Graduate hiring has long been the focus of many organisations. Hefty investments have been poured in as organisations realised the importance of bringing in graduates that they can cultivate to become future leaders. However, with the composition of graduates now being largely comprising of Gen Z, companies face new challenges in hiring graduates. Here we explore 3 strategies to use in graduate h ...

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3 Best Practices in Talent Assessment Tool Selection

Talent Assessments offer valuable insights to HR teams about their candidates and improves selection descion making. With that, HR teams often make mistakes in selecting assessment tools, causing serious financial, talent and efficiency impact. Following best practices while selecting talent assessment tools can help avoid these problems and ensure effective assessment use. Talent Assess ...

Peek into The New Lens of Succession Planning

Peek into The New Lens of Succession Planning

Insights on Succession Planning from our recent Lunch and Learn SessionHaving worked with several clients over the last few years to successfully build their talent pipeline, the feedback and questions from HR teams as well as industry best practices have guided Accendo to adopt a fresh perspective on Succession Planning. We would like to share this new lens we have adopted, and help companie ...

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3 Ways to Avoid Promoting The Wrong Person

Written By AshWhy don’t we make the best sports players the managers? Why don’t the smartest thinkers become the teachers? Why don’t the highest performing salesperson become the sales manager? To avoid falling trap to The Peter Principle. As an employee, you may have faced the following situation; after time and effort of working towards a promotion, upon starting your new role you ...

Are You A Contender Or Just A Pretender Of The Digital Age?

Are You A Contender Or Just A Pretender Of The Digital Age?

Written by Founder & CEO, Sharma Lachu“I thought productivity is supposed to drop when you work from home, how come we are working a lot more?”In a catch up with his team lead, one of my colleagues innocently quipped. While we all found it hilarious, it also piqued my curiosity. Are we just lucky at Accendo, that we were mostly born as an organisation in the Digital Native timeframe, ...

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4 Hidden Costs of Poor Succession Planning (Or Not Having One At All)

Deferring or putting succession planning in the back burner is an easy thing to do, especially when there are other pressing priorities. However, one cannot hope that the best employees never leave, and that finding replacements is going to be easy while the impact to business will be quite low. The failure or lack of succession planning is often due to boards and stakeholders allowing it to fall ...

3 data challenges that hinder effective succession planning

3 Data Challenges That Hinder Effective Succession Planning

This is the first part of a four part series on common challenges of Succession Planning.Succession Planning is critical for organisations to ensure business continuity and success. Majority (86%) of leaders believe in its urgency and importance, however, only 14% believe that the organisation is doing it well*. One cause for concern is data, as succession planning is for most organisatio ...

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Virtual Assessment Centres: Best practices and ideas from our recent Lunch & Learn Session

Assessment Centres (ACs) have been a highly reliable process in many talent programmes however due to the high cost and time investment it has become un-scalable in many organisations. By leveraging on technology to virtualise the entire process, organisations can make talent decisions quicker, cheaper and more reliably.  In the spirit of overcoming MCO constraints amidst COVID-19, ...