Nicolas Embleton

August 5, 2021

What is annual appraisal or annual review for? Should you keep it?

Recently, I had to think about how to help an organization improve the way individual performance was assessed for an employee, and how it was to be linked with compensation. This topic has always been a personal struggle because I feel in my guts that the basic premise of how it works is wrong, but finding a model that addresses all s...
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April 1, 2021

Organizational Culture Architecture! A fancy new term?

Recently, a very interesting person I've met on LunchClub asked me with curiosity "You've mentioned Culture Architecture, I'm intrigued, what is it?". I had mentioned it during out one hour chat as part of the things I do regularly and that I really care about. I had not expected the question back but was happy to receive it, as it is ...
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March 30, 2021

Should you re-hire someone that left? A cultural take on re-hiring.

Someone recently asked on LinkedIn "Should You Rehire an Employee Who Left Your Company?", the poll had 2 options: YES and NO. As with all things involving humans, I think the reality is a little more nuanced. My answer would be "Potentially", here's why. The Relationship Aspect Sometimes, the relationship ends very well and the person...
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March 9, 2021

This is my first blog post. Hello World!

I have a great feeling about this feature, so I'm trying it out to make sure I understand it. Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels
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