Organisational risk of the Peter Principle

first_img Previous Article Next Article The Peter Principle is a concept inwhich the selection of a candidate for a position is based on their performance in their current role rather than on their abilities relevant to the intended role. The business then of course running the risk of promoting someone until they are in a role in which they under-perform. How do we avoid this?From an HR perspective, the risk associated with the Peter Principle can be negated simply taking on-board the direction that an employee wishes to take their career, as opposed to promoting a staff member according to the company organisational structure only. Of course this doesn’t mean that we place less importance on the business objectives, because of course these are very important also – What it does mean that we should be using far more foresight when hiring and aiming to align someone’s key professional growth objectives with the organisational goals as much as possible.When we align an employee’s growth plan with organisational objectives, both parties stand to reap the benefits and in turn minimise risk. The employee is given the opportunity to achieve their professional goals and grow their knowledge and experience in the areas that the business requires that skill/experience which of course limits the likelihood of poor performance.Recruitment needs to become less reactionary (where possible) and more forward thinking and strategic. In doing so, employees will note that you have their best interests in mind along with other commercial interests, and this in turn – in most cases, will be reciprocated in the form of staff being engaged, driven and committed to achievement, all whilst managing potential future risk. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.center_img Read full article Organisational risk of the Peter PrincipleShared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

The Party Rojo Denied Eagles in St Petersburg

first_imgThe mood of these Nigerians is understandable. Playing second fiddle to the same Argentina, a record fifth time, starting with Eagles debut defeat at the Mundial in USA in 1994, has sort of become an anathema. And in all of these defeats, only one goal separates Nigeria from the euphoria of victory. What makes this particular defeat more painful is perhaps, Nigeria was just four minutes away from making it to the knock out stage.With the South Americans in the Top 10 bracket of global football and Nigeria in the 49th, nobody expected them to fall so easily. Not with top players like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Manchester United’s Rojo, Manchester City’s duo of Sergio Kun Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi, PSG’s duo of Angel di Maria and Gionani Lo Celso, Juve’s duo of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, and several other top players too numerous to recall here. The Albiceleste were clear favourites to pick the second ticket after Croatia had topped the group going into the third matches with two wins.But the never-give-spirit in us gave several Nigerians here in Russia and elsewhere around the world the hope that miracle was possible against the Argies. And they held on to that faith. Not even Messi’s brilliant early goal against Eagles could stop these incurable Nigerians from dream of a possible berth in the Last 16. Some of them chorused that after all, Nigeria defeated Iceland who held the South American nation to a draw.And then a part of Eagles’ Oyinbo Wall, Leon Balogun was fouled by former Barcelona defender, Javier Mascherano, inside Argentina box to earn the penalty beautifully converted by Victor Moses. That equalizer reinforced that belief that miracle was on the way. But all that was not to be as the experienced Turkish arbiter stood his ground that it was not a penalty despite television replay showing the ball bouncing off Rojo’s left arm.At the end of 95 minutes encounter inside the St Petersburg Stadium, the Argentines who constituted 98 per cent of the 64,468 fans inside arena celebrated the way they have done in the previous encounters at USA ‘94, Korea/Japan 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.And so, all the grooves planned ahead to celebrate Nigeria’s triumph over Argentina for the first time at competitive level failed to hold. Top Nigerian artistes like Tu Face, Sound Sultan, Timi Dakolo and Oritshefemi among the Shaku Shaku artistesand several others including comedians in town for the Shaku Shaku dance party failed to hold. Instead, forlorn and angry faces replaced the excitement with which the few Nigerians here entered St Petersburg.With Qatar 2022 just four years away, only posterity can tell if the hoodoo surrounding the perennial agony inflicted on Nigerians will continue if Eagles &India themselves in the same group as the Albiceleste.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram DURO’S RUSSIA NOTE…Everywhere you go here in St Petersburg since Tuesday night, what you see on the faces of Nigerians is annoyance and anger. They are yet to get over the Group D loss to Argentina here at the World Cup in St Petersburg.What you hear mostly from these Nigerians are: If only Odion Ighalo had scored that opportunity that came his way, deep into the second half; If only Turkish Centre Referee, Cuneyt Cakir, had awarded Nigeria a second penalty from the ball handled by Marcos Rojo inside Argentina’s box. Perhaps, Nigeria will not be home-bound now so early in the tournament.last_img read more

Mourinho hails United’s best performance of the season

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho declared Manchester United’s 4-0 drubbing of Everton their best performance of the Premier League campaign so far on Sunday which proved a miserable return to the club for record goalscorer Wayne Rooney.Rooney — who had a golden opportunity to score but saw his shot saved by David de Gea in the opening minute of the second-half — was upstaged by former Everton star Romelu Lukaku who scored and set up one for United as the hosts eased away in the final 10 minutes.Victory sees United join Manchester City on top of the table on 13 points with exactly the same statistics in every regard but behind because of the alphabet.“I think the performance was very good, especially in the first 30-35 minute, it was probably our best performance of the season,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“We pressed them and they did not have a chance to get out, they did not have a shot, it was very impressive.“After that, Everton’s good players came out and showed their qualities. They gave us difficulty but I looked behind me on the bench and saw alternatives.“You have to kill the game and give them little chances. There was a moment were I felt we did not kill it so we have to make it solid with Ander Herrera. The second goal went in, then game over.”– ‘Just a bit of banter’ –Mourinho, who said he was surprised Anthony Martial took the penalty when Juan Mata was the designated penalty taker, said he felt for Everton who have lost their last four matches without scoring a goal.“Everton are going to be fine but they are living a difficult moment,” said Mourinho.“The fixtures they have got, I would not like this all together at the same time. I would like one of the top five, but all of them, that is not fair for them.” Share on: WhatsApp However, despite his consoling words pressure will grow on his Everton counterpart Ronald Koeman, who spent £152million in the close season but failed crucially to replace Lukaku up front.“Sometimes you get more than you deserve,” Koeman told Sky Sports.“We made a big mistake at 1-0 and after that it was over. From what I saw today from the team it made me happy. More happy than Thursday (they lost to modest Serie A side Atalanta in the Europa League).“We grew in the game and in confidence and not many teams will get two big chances like we got today. We didn’t score the goal and after a personal mistake it was 2-0.”Lukaku, who had been thought set to join champions Chelsea but decided to go to United for £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) instead, said he had meant no disrespect to the Everton fans in cupping his hand to his ear when he scored.“I mean, it’s another goal and I’m happy with the win,” Lukaku tld Sky Sports.“It’s just a bit of banter, after the free-kick I missed.”last_img read more

Internationals lead the way in English championship

first_img Internationals Alex Peters and Gabriella Cowley lead the way in the English women’s amateur championship at Kings Norton, Worcestershire, with scores of one-under par 71.They’re one clear of Dorset’s Sophie Keech, with British stroke play champion Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) a further stroke behind on 73.They are at the top of a tightly packed leaderboard and their impressive scoring brightened a cold, grey day which grew steadily wetter as the hours passed. The course won many compliments but it tested the players with its long par fours and water features, which proved particularly challenging on the 16th and 17th.However, Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) opened her campaign to complete a ‘double’ of English championship titles with very tidy play.The current English stroke play champion is enjoying the opportunity to contend for her second national women’s title and she drove the ball consistently well to set up a round which included two birdies and just one bogey.“I hit the ball well, but I didn’t really hole anything – although the greens are really nice,” said Alex, who arrived at Kings Norton fresh from success in the Nottinghamshire ladies’ championship. “I gave myself lots of chances but I left quite a few out there. But there’s always tomorrow.”Gabriella Cowley (Image © Leaderboard Photography) signed off her round with a birdie four on the 18th – thanks to an excellent up and down from the greenside bunker – and commented on her round: “It’s a really good start, it’s all about putting yourself in a good position.”Her round started slowly, with an early three putt and a miss from 4ft. But she picked up the pace when she birdied the par five fourth, having hit the green with an eight iron for her second shot. “That gave me some momentum,” said the 17-year-old from Brocket Hall.More birdies on the 10th, 11th and 13th – where she almost holed her third shot – took Gabriella to two-under, before she dropped shots on the 16th and 17th. In her case, it was the trees, not the water, which proved costly. She struck straight back with her final hole birdie and said: “I was glad I got it because I felt my play deserved it.”Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis), also 17, suffered a knee injury during the winter and her solid, level par score underlined her return to form.“My coach is always telling me to hit my targets, two putt the greens and walk off with a par – and that’s pretty much what I did. When I got in danger I hit the next shot on target. I played steadily and I’m really happy with that,” she said.The host club is represented by two players, Debbie Warren and Charlotte Dalton, who both returned scores of 79. “It was tough out there,” said Charlotte, whose group had the worst of the weather. “All to go for tomorrow!” Meanwhile, 13-year-old Lucy Walton (The Worcestershire) defied back problems to score 80.Among the other youngsters in the field are English U13 champion Hollie Muse (West Lancashire), who scored 78, and her predecessor Sammy Fuller, 14, (Roehampton) who returned 77.All competitors will play the second round of the championship tomorrow. After that the field will be cut to the leading 32 players and ties who will play the final 36 holes on Thursday. Spectators are welcome.Leading scoresPar 72 CSS 7671 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall), Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’)72 Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis)73 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro)74 Hannah Moul (Stoke-by-Nayland) Jessica Wilcox (Blankney), Katrina Gillum (Lilleshall Hall), Aimee Wilson (Mickleover), Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey)75 Chelsea Masters (Highwoods, Bexhill), Samantha Meese (South Staffs), Charlotte Pilkington (Southport & Ainsdale), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 14 May 2013 Internationals lead the way in English championship last_img read more