HR is not about HR: HR Begins and Ends with the Business

HR is not about HR: HR Begins and Ends with the Business With the #LoveyourHR conference fast approaching, ahead of his keynote speech Dave Ulrich discusses his hopes to showcase exactly why it is a great time to be in HR. If you’re not feeling the love, or you’re pondering those great words uttered by…

Wear your coat of power – The power of Onlyness

I recently attended the HRD Summit in Birmingham with its key themes of ‘passion and purpose’. As with most conferences, I came away with something (or should I say someone) that resonated with me – this was Nilofer Merchant. Nilofer kindly gave away signed copies of her book ‘The Power of Onlyness – make your…

The Truth about Digital HR, Technology and Transformation

The ‘war for talent’, digital HR, Cloud HCM, Artificial Intelligence, GDPR, employee engagement, predictive analytics – the list of critical issues impacting HR and the future of work goes on and on. But what is the truth about digital HR, technology and transformation? Based on research with 600+ HR leaders, David Wilson, CEO of Fosway…

Diverse leaders with diverse teams deliver the best results

Today is International Women’s Day. It shouldn’t just be today that we make the effort to recognise women. We should be in a culture where everyone is recognised equally, all year round, for the impact and contribution they make as well as the individuals they are. The GC Index framework is used in organisations worldwide…

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions should be positive. Too many are about giving things up and stopping doing things. This year give yourself the gift of a positive resolution. Make 2018 the year to love your workforce, to appreciate your staff more, catch them doing something right and encourage them to try something new. Doing this will…

Myth Busting 101 – ‘Out of the box thinking’

“We can’t all be creative.” “You can only be creative if you think with the right side of your brain.” “You think logically so you don’t have creative ideas.”   We’ve all heard these statements in some form or other. The left side vs right side of the brain is an interesting theory – but…

Twelfth Night – be ‘what you will’

So I am going to go and see Shakespeare’s twelfth night this week in an open air setting and as, it is one I have not read before, I chose to read it this weekend. For those who have not read it …a  very quick summary Orsino loves Lady Olivia but it is not reciprocated. …

Early intervention- Why wait until you receive a grievance?

It’s a horrible feeling, a tense atmosphere where I feel so uncomfortable. She says, “good morning” and chats away to everyone…. Everyone but me. I try to ignore it and pretend to be engrossed in my work. Then there’s the laughing…are they laughing at me? I don’t belong here anymore. Does anyone even care what…

Love People Love HR

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have fallen, via a series of happy accidents really, into the world of HR and OD. I have had a varied and interesting career over many years in very different and challenging roles and organisations. Over that time some things have remained constant in my experience and at the…

9 Time Zappers Resolved!

So I have been back to work for about a month from maternity leave and wow I have been enlightened about how difficult it is to balance work and a family- I am hearing the ‘I told you so’! I feel like for centuries I have been advising on family friendly stuff (I am a…