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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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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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Is your mobile the answer to all your learning needs?

In this article Vodafone claim that their mobile learning solution and their is the saviour of their world. Whilst I may be adding a little drama here, it reflects their level of enthusiasm for their, perhaps well thought through solution.

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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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Have we entered the personalisation era? What does this mean for engagement?

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?

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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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4 myths about leadership you should know before developing leadership in others

If you have worked in business any longer than 5 minutes, it's pretty easy to spot good managers or leaders very quickly and equally those who really don't have a clue on how to manage people - they stand out like sore thumbs.

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What are the 4 key elements that drive well being? Integration into a people strategy

“Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello.” This is the conclusion that neuroscientist Richard Davidson at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleagues have come to.

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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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What is 'talent' and how can we identify it? The missing element

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.

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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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Have we confused improving behavioural standards with mind control?

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?

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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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