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.
I recently wrote a blog entry on Brexit for my continental and Irish EU fans over at Zukunft Personal. It's here. HR departments in the UK have a very different set of concerns, though some do overlap. After over two years of political drama, intrigue, and faffing around, the UK finally has a "deal" on… Continue reading Brexit again…
This is the text from a presentation I gave on 13th September 2018 at Zukunft Personal Europe in Köln. Whatever your industry, whatever role within it, or whether you're in the private sector or public sector, you'll have come to value success. Now I am going to try to blow your mind. I'm going to… Continue reading The Future of HR: cultivating creativity.
Let me preface this particular entry with a disclaimer - I have tried and will continue to try and keep this blog as apolitical as possible. I am not approaching this from a political viewpoint, but from a the viewpoint of a HR professional. I will not, in this blog, approach topics politically, or take… Continue reading A HR view of Corbyn’s industrial vision.
Hello my dear readers. I've gone and had another blog published on the Zukunft Personal website, this time about how to analyze staff turnover and what turnover might be telling you. You can read it over here.
See this space? Empty isn't it? That's because this particular entry absconded and ended up on Zukunft Personal, you can read it over there. Off you go then...
I've interviewed a lot of people in the past few weeks, five separate people in one day alone. In the brief time of about an hour that you spend with a candidate you get to see every agonising part of the human condition. The drama, the tension, the fear, the worry, the anxiety, ohhh but… Continue reading A little bit of interview advice.
After a hectic few months I'm back. After a hectic few months of what you ask? Moving, not just houses but countries. Yes, my lovely readers, I am now an immigrant living in Germany where the beer is cold, the bicycles are plentiful, and the wasps are huge. Packing, arranging, tearful goodbyes, researching my new… Continue reading Hot topic: Immigration
If you have an employee who is disabled, and who takes frequent time off due to his or her disability, can you dismiss them without running up against laws derived from EU employment directives? Short answer: Yes, you can. But if you wanted a short answer you wouldn't have come to me, would you my… Continue reading Case law time. Disability and cumulative absences.