UKIP and entitlement

I've heard two truly great speeches live. One was by Tony Benn and the other was by my A-Level economics teacher. I know this blog is about HR(ish), but some of the noise from UKIP has stirred a memory of that speech by my teacher. I was lucky enough go to grow up in a [...]

No – they didn’t

The thing about time is that it is a great concealer. As we move away from any incident our brains are rapidly working overtime to make us the rational and courageous heroes of that piece. Let's think about what that looks like in the workplace. Do you remember that incredibly heated meeting you had, the [...]

5 essential HR speedreads (pt 1)

The 5 books I aim to cover in these blogs are all worth a read. To make things faster (and probably shallower for you) I'm going to give you a short summary each books and then key lessons for HR - so it's almost like you don't have to read them. Obviously I would recommend [...]

Michael Jackson, Bad Apples and selective blindness

Please note: sometimes I make logical steps that others may find offensive.  i) if you can find a hole in the logic then please leave a comment ii) if you simply dislike where the logic leaves us then please go away and reflect on your own position I hope that seems fair.  So, why the [...]

One identifiable victim – consequences for many

The look in the woman's eyes was suspicious and apologetic all at once. I was travelling in London for the first time since 7/7 and the woman was joining a few other passengers in slowly moving down the carriage, away from my friend and I. It wasn't as subtle a move as they had hoped. My [...]