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.
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.