The CIPD are currently running a great initiative, in collaboration with renowned management guru Gary Hamel, entitled “Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage”. Although the title might appear a little like management-speak, it’s in effect a series of online brainstorming sessions which anyone can participate in, looking at how organisations can become more flexible and…Continue
Added by Simon Jones on May 17, 2013 at 9:59 — No Comments
Even in times of financial uncertainty, employees will come and go according to their own personal circumstances. It can also occur if your business changes direction and their roles become redundant. Whether the departure is at your instigation or theirs, there are a number of things you…Continue
Added by James Sheehan on May 14, 2013 at 10:29 — No Comments
Ushering in of globalization into the Indian industries has added to the intricacies of organizational functions. What is vital is the integration of these functions so that every process remains in synchronization with each other. The degree of intellect required to handle the complex tasks in aggrandising. This makes organizational training processes an imperative for employees. Training is the sole responsibility of the human resource department (literally the backbone) of a firm. But one…Continue
Added by Gireesh Sharma on May 14, 2013 at 9:28 — No Comments
Social media and HR. Two great things I saw working together fabulously. Seriously. Everyone I consider a peer uses social media in some form. I’d met and shared ideas with great people around the world and could see an interconnected network of smart, passionate folks come together. With a couple of clicks I was interacting with rock stars of the field – people I’d otherwise have no access to – and over time it built into something more. Information and thoughts flowed from one end of the…Continue
Added by Broc Edwards on May 10, 2013 at 1:56 — No Comments
Every organisation has the need for training which is conducted in order to improve the skills and knowledge base of the employees. As organisations operate there is a high probability for the development of learning gaps or myopic perceptions. These gaps exist between the required level of learning and the existing one. Apart from that myopic perceptions do get nurtured owing to lack of concrete organisational procedures and policies. This is common in every firm.…
Added by Gireesh Sharma on May 9, 2013 at 10:12 — No Comments
Chances are we’ve all heard the quote from Albert Einstein: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Except some days I’m less convinced it’s insanity and more just a part of human nature.
When we separate ourselves from the outcome, when we don’t see the part we play, when we don’t ask questions (What could I do different?) we see no reason to do anything different. So we don’t. After all, it’s someone else’s…Continue
Added by Broc Edwards on May 8, 2013 at 12:56 — No Comments
Added by Clayton Glen on April 22, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
Appraisals are annual events in any organization. For the HR professional, it is a challenge to make the right appraisal of any candidate. A positive appraisal, which results in a good pay hike, will surely be welcome by the employee receiving it, but is envied or even contested by other employees who are not on the same level, giving way to ill feeling and perhaps even sabre rattling.
Appraisals are not given for performance alone
More often than not,…Continue
It’s a simple philosophy that many employers fail to understand, when employees enjoy their job, they are present and productive. Creating an environment where employees collectively want to help improve the business and not just make it until the weekend, can help improve the bottom line, productivity and cut down on sickness absence. Creating a strong work ethos, acknowledging employees hard work by rewarding them with corporate discount schemes, and providing benefit statements, will all…Continue
Added by Christoph Goulds on April 2, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
I am delighted to present my interview with Cathy Hipkiss, Career Coach and HR Mentor. I worked as part of Cathy’s HR team at Westbury Homes at a pivotal time in my HR career. Looking back at my own career I realise that Cathy’s leadership and support really shaped my HR journey and the kind of HR person that I have become. Having interviewed Cathy recently I was reminded of what a great learning opportunity I had working as part of her team and how much I have valued her support. Cathy…Continue
Added by Catherine Morgan on March 19, 2013 at 8:35 — No Comments
I will be delighted for ConnectingHR community members to participate in the latest imagine~hr mini-poll (one question only, you will pleased to know) found here.
The survey is mainly promoted via a series of LinkedIn HR & commercial group posts.
Thanks to all who participate.
Added by Clayton Glen on March 7, 2013 at 17:08 — No Comments
You know the drill. Someone complains about how tough their job is or how much they dislike their work and the immediate response is: Duh! Of course it’s not fun. That’s why they pay you. They know you wouldn’t show up otherwise. We snicker and think: Yeah. Get back to work, slacker. You’re not paid to have fun. Suck it up and cash your check on payday.
What a load of bassackwards crap! (to use the technical term)
On the surface…Continue
Added by Broc Edwards on March 7, 2013 at 13:54 — No Comments
Talent attraction has been top of the HR agenda in recent months and perhaps even years. As organisations look to expand into global markets, maximise business offerings and in some cases branch off in to new industries, getting the best talent on board was a vital strategic move. But could 2013 be the year where this shifts to talent retention?
At a recent JobPost event – Future of Talent, Technology & Social Recruiting – Nina Bosco, Head of Sourcing Intelligence at Alexander…Continue
Added by Vickie Collinge on March 6, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments
Recently in a comment post for HR Magazine, I wrote about why HR needs to think carefully about the impact that frozen wages and falling living standards are having on our employees.
As financial wellbeing is increasingly recognised as an important factor in employee performance, I think it makes business sense to consider how benefits and reward can be brought in…Continue
Added by Andy Philpott on March 1, 2013 at 13:18 — No Comments
There are two basic approaches to Human Resources: above the line and below the line. The line has nothing to do with ethics, transparency, or straightforwardness. The line is simply the no man’s land between the two philosophies. The line represents: Things Are Ok.
If we talk about health and wellness, some consider a lack of disease to be healthy. Others insist that health and wellness is something more than not being sick: it’s vitality, energy, radiant well-being. The line between…Continue
Added by Broc Edwards on February 28, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments
Whether your business is just starting out, or is already well-established, you need to have a dedicated HR department and people to manage its procedures and software. To help you get to grips with the essentials of this department, here are five things your human resources team must have:
Added by James Sheehan on February 19, 2013 at 12:05 — No Comments
I am a big believer in leadership development classes, workshops, and seminars. I’ve witnessed (and experienced) so many of those “light bulb moments” where there is suddenly a huge shift in thinking that changes a leader’s approach, and results.
BUT. I wonder how much of it is the content of the class and how much of it is something else. Good content is important, yet the magic happens in the spaces between the tools and concepts. The class provides crucial time to think,…Continue
Added by Broc Edwards on February 15, 2013 at 13:28 — No Comments
No global company is average. No sentence can begin, ‘the average global company’. By definition alone, a multinational is a success already, but like Roman emperors and ordinary people, it cannot rest on its laurels.
To maintain its accomplishments, a successful multinational must have the following:
All companies should have efficiency at the core of their production values. Wastage of money and resources is not the route to success. With…
Added by James Sheehan on February 15, 2013 at 10:38 — No Comments
Recently we were speaking to a friend of imagine~hr who has delivered developmental and OD services to both the senior leadership and HR communities in continental Europe and globally for a long time; and he summarised in a brief but compelling line…Continue
Added by Clayton Glen on February 11, 2013 at 11:37 — No Comments
Start the year by taking a positive step towards a happier and healthier working environment by implementing a workplace wellness scheme that will battle the usual record levels of absenteeism that many companies experience during January. An effective employee benefits wellness scheme will help to improve absenteeism not just in January but all year round.…Continue
Added by Christoph Goulds on February 11, 2013 at 11:34 — No Comments