Hello my lovely readers, there is no denying that it's been a strange year so far. Over the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time with my little boy - mostly playing cops and robbers and being put in jail. My work days have been very similar to this... One afternoon… Continue reading Corona: A HR diagnosis
It's January. It's a new year. It's a year, and a point in time. That means that it's a calendar month. That means that somebody, somewhere, is having a personal spat with someone they don't know on social media. Whether two people have decided that the other is wrong and each must correct the other… Continue reading Social media and HR: A growing concern.
Hi lovely readers! Some light HR reading for y'all this weekend. I think it's pretty good, but then I wrote it and I'm biased. You can find it over on Zukunft Personal, here.
Further from my previous commentaries on Brexit (here and here and here) I feel I've got to wade in again as it looms large in front of us, rather like a daunting load of bath bubbles in front of a floating rubber duck. There are major economic concerns, major legal concerns, major societal concerns, and… Continue reading Brexit: Take it seriously.
Dear lovely readers, here is something I recently wrote for Zukunft Personal and forgot to pop here. How remiss of me! You could say I was sleeping on the job...
A case recently went through the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that could have some rammifications for EU countries. If you want the full legal lowdown read on. If you want to get to the juicy part that might be relevant to your department or your business then head straight for the subheading "verdict" and… Continue reading Case law time: update on the Working Time Directive.
You might have noticed some companies, perhaps even your own, trying to drop all mention of "Human Resources" and replace the title with something they doubtless consider more wholesome. Why? Well words matter and effect the way we think about things. There is a general perception that the phrase "Human Resources" is somewhat cold and… Continue reading HR: The big rebrand.
After being in Germany for over a year now, and having observed that, interestingly, they're having similar skill shortages that the UK has, a bit of a deeper analysis was called for. It's over at Zukunft Personal. You can read more here. Go on, off you go then.
Hello again folks. My last few blogs have been pretty serious, so I wanted to give you all a break from that and perhaps bring you some light relief today. So relax, and let me lighten your day with delightful stories of serious fraud, injuries sustained through violence, food stolen from the mouths (or at… Continue reading The seven deadly sins of the workplace.
Organisational restructure. It sounds exciting! Out with the old, in with the new, Shake up the staff, with some HR kung-fu! Organisational restructure is a chance to engage with company strategies, redeploy staff, and add a ton of value to an organisation. Restructuring a workforce is one of the biggest and most complex areas of… Continue reading The human side of organisational restructuring.