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Is Byron Burger an example of HR Business Partnering gone wrong?

What would you do in this situation?

A great knowledge of the business and what it's customers are looking for is an admirable attribute to have as an experienced and well respsected HR function that has a great relationship with the a business and it's key decision makers.

Helping it break a fistful of moral ethics is probably considered just one major step too far. Especially to save a few buck on a fine. Will you be ever trusted again?

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Are the limiting relationships with HR affecting organisational creativity and performance?

If relationships are key to the success of any organisation, do unhealthy relationships therefore block creativity, productivity and ultimately organisational performance?

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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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Brexit and the implications for HR

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.

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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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How is your HR function's brand image? 8 tips for improving your Brand

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.'

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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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HR is invaluable! HR makes a difference (says Lord Coe)

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.

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Are we really brave enough to tackle diversity and gender issues in the workplace?

The diversity dilemma debate continues...
How do we increase the % of women and decrease the % of men in boardroom positions and everywhere else it seems, but is it right there should be male and female dominated professions?

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Diversity decreasing in creative industries?

Diversity barriers are limiting growth in the creative industries...

You would think even in the creative industries, t.v. media, etc there would be adequate diversity of ethnicity but it seems not.

In this article,  we see some disturbing trends in the lack of representation of a variety of diverse groups and a decrease in female representation.

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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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