Make Inclusion & Diversity – your ‘ID’ for 2018

“There has been a seismic shift in 2017 around inclusion and diversity issues hitting the headlines in a range of sectors, from adverts by Dove which drew criticism over race, to examples of sexism in the technology industry and many more examples. Make 2018 the year where our HR teams understand the need to ‘connect…

Advice for HR in 2018

Whatever the problems are in your organisations just walk towards them. When was the last time ignoring something made it better? Something unexpected will happen. Be prepared for that. Be the calmest person in the room when it does Expect more from others only after you expect more from yourself Be kind to others at…

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…

Bird’s Eye View

Let me guess – what ran through your mind was branded fish fingers! This idiom isn’t at all fishy food but rather a great analogy to embrace and feed your soul in 2018 (it could also be a great icebreaker or story plug for your training delivery). Question: Have you had the work-life-balance timeout in…

We have lift off!

It’s day six of our 12 days and WME’s Head of Leadership and OD, Denise Bolger, reminds us of the importance of using the resources we have to deliver excellent services. Using the clever metaphor, a reference to the film (a true story) Apollo 13, Denise urges us to get creative with the resources we…

What’s love got to do with it?

On this the fifth day our alternative 12 days of Christmas we are all about the love – the love of HR. In a short message Dudley Council’s Rachel Jones tells us to make sure we take the time to embrace and love HR this Christmas and beyond. Here is the short and sweet and…

Smart Swarming

At the time of festive celebrations, we remind ourselves of the importance of the people around us who matter. It’s something to do with the downtime, the celebrations, the gifts, the indulgence and remembering those who aren’t as fortunate or no longer with us. In essence we swarm around love, kindness and appreciation. In work…

Christmas Party advice

It’s finally the best time of year-Christmas! But this season can be fraught for HR professionals-so how do you dodge the dangers of the Christmas Party? 100 HR Secrets is a vlog series sharing tips, hints, ideas etc for those with a passion for Human Resources. Video by Angela O’Connor – CEO, HR Lounge (Find…

How to ace Secret Santa

It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting colder, your heating bills are going up and the shops have been playing Christmas music since October. Christmas time can be a minefield. On top of getting presents for your loved ones, you have the added pressure of the office Secret Santa. Sure, you could…

It’s winter, let’s start a virus…

Well not the kind of virus you might think, coughs, colds and sniffles are (s)not what I’m talking about. If you want to make a big cultural change in 2018 think about how a virus spreads, then start one, a pandemic of change! First, think about what you want to change, get your story together,…

The alternative WME #loveyourhr 12 days of Christmas

We have launched our own version of the 12 days of Christmas – with a twist! Instead of running from 25 December to 5 January (as is tradition) we are running our version from Monday 11 December, and then on 11 other adhoc days, right up until 12th night! That’s the 5th January – the…

Performance Management on the WME Radar

Following on from Lucy Adams blog on “Making the irrelevant more efficient”, hear how a group from our Aspire Strategic HR & OD Business Partnering programme tackled the topic of Performance Management. To find out more about the Aspire programme, including the projects cohorts have tackled please visit www.aspirehrbp.org.uk