Why I don’t hate HR

I'm writing this because Neil Morrison's last blog covers some of the same ground in a different way and the comments struck a chord with me. If you only have time to read one then I'd suggest reading his. Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to speak on a panel of 'experts' about the [...]

Bagpuss – energy and leadership

*This is the first of a number of blogs that I'll publish in the run up to New Year on subjects suggested by others. I had two measures of worthwhileness in my head when I started blogging. The first measure was a number (that I passed last week) the second was feedback from people saying posts [...]

Raiders of the lost point

The Big Bang Theory is a comedy centred around a group of scientists. It's more fun than it sounds and it provides a geekiness I find attractive. Last week's episode kicked off with Raiders of the Lost Ark being ruined for one of the characters by his girlfriend pointing out that Indiana Jones has no [...]

#CIPD13 – Celebrations and frustrations

So. https://twitter.com/dds180/status/398789638250594304 A long time ago my HR dept used to do 'celebrations and frustrations' each week. Everyone would send in an email listing their work/experiences and then this would be circulated to keep people updated. What tended to happen, all too often, is that the busiest people didn't find time to fill it in, [...]

#CIPD13 – Hacking HR #CIPDHack

So, panel discussion on hacking. I love hacking. I like disrupting things. I want to hear more... I hope this is good, as if it isn't and we can't find ways to involve people to change things for the better quickly... well, I'm not sure we deserve a conference to be honest. I'm not entirely [...]

#CIPD13 – day 1 = reflections and connections

I find people interesting. That's why I enjoy bumbling about in this profession. I can't network, I'm just not wired to think about people that way, but I do love meeting new people and chatting to them. Some people might argue that is networking, but I always think the distinction is in intent. I'm not [...]