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Could you be a great Brexit negotiator?

As the time is to step forward and lead the way on Brexit approaches, what skills and techniques make for a top negotiator and influencer? Many things are at stake here...reputations, careers and political livelihoods, but would you want the job? Of course it's an opportunity to flag fly your influencing and negotiation skills but could you handle it ...

So here we put forward some hot tips on how to get the best deal (in any situation)....

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Are you wasting your time? Transactional vs Transformational HR

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.

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How well are you aligned to Business Excellence and Business Strategy?

Don't know where to start? Is your Business Strategy not on track? Not sure how to get there?

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The HR Smart Leadership Toolkit - 4 principles and 4 ways to develop them

Smart leadership can seem daunting to many, especially in the field of HR and L&D because everyone sees what you do. You're under the microscope, constantly.

Here is our info-graphic on how to keep focused and how to develop those skills through 4 typical ways to learn (key learning styles).

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Do you consider yourself a Strategic thinker?

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?

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Has HR become so arrogant and self absorbed they've stopped caring?

In a recent YouGov and CIPD survey 48% of staff said they hadn't talked to their HR department in the last year.

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Urgent news! Another survey highlights the worsening skills shortage.

This survey on skills shortages from Adzuna (online job board) says almost 2 vacancies for every person applying. The skills are the problem though.

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Money or Ego - which is the real root of all evil?

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.

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Do you really understand training (and learning)? 3 ways to create real change ...

Are our training efforts sinking like a ship? Have we lost the passion for training because we failing to create real change?

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Is the secret to feeling younger a better job?

The benefits of engaged work are obvious. We feel better when the work we do capitalises on our strengths simply put, time disappears and age becomes a unknown concept. It makes us feel fulfilled. Unless of course, pressure kills that feeling.

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The very dangerous impact of 'pressure cooker' work environments...
Is working hard an Ego addiction we don't want to shake off?

Have we become so addicted to the our work, encouraged by the need of a big house with mortgage and fancy gadgets? That life is more about ego than happiness and our families?

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Masculine values - are they killing our businesses (and ruining HR)?

Is it cultural, shareholder value strategies or just a lot of testosterone filled leaders and managers without a sense of proper accountability?

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Don't be an HR Dinosaur! 3 reasons why the finance department should be your best friend

Ever thought finance was your enemy?

Those complicated budgets and accounting systems and terminology might be the scurge of previous decades of HR, however today a poor understanding of how to build a convincing business case, use financial data to back your proposals or how to moneterise HR outcomes into ROI value is a must.

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How to create the performance management dream!

If you were to compile a shopping list of desires for your dream performance management system (as a employee) what would be on it?

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Values, Dieting and an Alligator -what do they have in common?

Values - so much rubbish circulating on the internet right now - what's the reality?

Getting the right 'Values' and everyone following them is the golden chalice of many a HR function but what's the reality and what has dieting and an alligator got to do with it?

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Why should we love HR and L&D? The Organisational Profit/Value Equation!

More and more leaders are seeing the benefits of a people focused strategy. 

Not only does this extend to external customer demands and understanding but what sits in the 'engine' of organisational success is undoubtably an engaged and capable workforce.

In this info-graphic we see the critical elements of organisational success (profit or value depending on your status):

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HR is dying! The 2 C's urgently needed to create REAL BUSINESS IMPACT for HR Functions

Is HR nearly dead?

If we don't move quick enough and start acting as a true business partner, there are already signs of the lack of progress made, we may be cast into the realms of a completely outsourced an admin function, in effect, HR will be dead.

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