In fact, the secret of success is linked to the quality and depth of the analysis and thorough understanding of the organisation, the HR function and the 'mood' of the stakeholders (both internal and external) as well as the organsiational macro position. These are just some of the areas for deep analysis that cause catastrophic problems.Read More
If relationships are key to the success of any organisation, do unhealthy relationships therefore block creativity, productivity and ultimately organisational performance?Read More
Have you ever thought your wasting your time? Many of us have, when we've hit our heads repeatedly against some seemingly impenetrable brick wall.
Despite desperate attempts and a great intention...we sometimes don't see where the most valuable projects lay. We get fascinated with HR initiatives because of the challenge or our experience. However these change and it's keeping up with solving organisational problems and dealing with the external challenge of people floating into that causes us all these headaches.Read More
With the debate rolling on as to what could happen if Britain should exit the EU...I attach a very detailed document written by Michael Ford QC on behalf of the TUC but also there is a more straightforward article here listening the major things to consider.Read More
Customer service is EVERYWHERE, maximum choice on EVERYTHING is the norm, targeted advertising in the blink of an eye...convenience and accessibility are the watchwords, so does this mean we have truly entered the PERSONALISATION ERA?Read More
Don't know where to start? Is your Business Strategy not on track? Not sure how to get there?Read More
Big data, analytics, it's the subject everyone is talking about, but what about doing it?
Key questions to ask first...Read More
The office for national statistics in a study for the Silvertown Partnership found that:
In 2014 128,766 people aged between 21-40 left London.Read More
In her book Brand HR: Why and How to Market Your Image, Shari Caudron says that 'If you want HR to be perceived as more strategic, more valuable, more credible, more whatever, you need to start thinking like a business with a product and market your overall brand image.'Read More
Strategic thinking is a key attribute of HR or L&D practitioners throughout the world, but are you truly informed in all the areas you should have a deep knowledge of?Read More
In this article and there have been a number as the Penna report came out, it's coming to light people don't really understand this piece of terminology and also don't know how to assess future potential (79% of 1000 respondents).
Personally I think the word is misleading. It's a piece of consultancy junk that has been adopted to make it sound glamorous and in that application it's only confused everyone with the generic label.Read More
Are you digging for gold or coming up with only coal dust?
It seems everywhere you go...everyone can write a strategy.
That may be so, but it is a good, intelligent one, borne out of business connection that drives quality not quantity. Are you all things to all staff?Read More
In a recent YouGov and CIPD survey 48% of staff said they hadn't talked to their HR department in the last year.Read More
Projects are the engine of change in most organisations and therefore are significant in the potential for damaging or growing organisational performance.Read More
This survey on skills shortages from Adzuna (online job board) says almost 2 vacancies for every person applying. The skills are the problem though.Read More
Previous mentions of mindfulness and the power of now are going to be abundant in these blog posts because they have become such a major focus of the real problems in human performance and productivity. Also our personal satisfaction and happiness.Read More
Professor Gary Cooper, the darling of the CIPD, has really triumphed here. Meditation that combats racism. Nice idea but have we confused Orwellian mind control techniques vs directing/guidelining and delivering on great behavioural standards in the workplace?Read More
Or at least making us very sick?
If you have ever read any of the well crafted work of Eckhart Tolle (the Power of Now) it might give you some insight into his rather radical views on thinking (or maybe not so far off what we are beginning to realise) and he certainly would agree with my headline.Read More
We often take the self critical route and think we aren't doing enough or the right things but then someone comes along and reminds us, we can do some great things.Read More