The Elephant Powder Test and HR

A guy is walking down the road and he comes across an old man sprinkling white powder on the road. He walks up to the old man and the conversation goes something like this What are you doing? I'm sprinkling elephant dust What does that do? It keeps away elephants But there aren't any elephants around [...]

Will you still be authentic?

I recently started work with the CIPD. I'll be doing a role that I consider to be genuinely worthwhile. If you live in London and work in HR or L&D feel free to connect. We'll be doing some good things and I'd love more people to benefit from them. If you currently don't think we [...]

#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, [...]

Humane, Resourced – on the way!

Kaboom! ! So, I've finally pressed the 'publish' button after a near endless email chain with Hugh at Pressbooks. Essentially the issue that appears on my screen, previewer and physical Kindle - where the book starts in the middle of the index - doesn't appear on his. I've therefore taken the gamble and published in [...]

Humane, Resourced: Twitileaks

The list of authors is growing and is here: http://wp.me/p3wxuY-70 - I'm trying to keep it up to date but there is some lag. Update on yesterday's leak I thought I'd write a brief note explaining what happened yesterday. A chain of events took place (with great intentions sitting behind them) that for a brief [...]

Update: The Book of Blogs 22/07

Quick recap: The Book of Blogs is an upcoming book of HR/OD/L+D/Business blogs that we are attempting to produce as a crowdsourced project, with conception to publication on Amazon in a total of less than 2 months. Currently we are making amazing progress. Thanks to everyone who has agreed to contribute. This week's milestones Milestone [...]

The unconference: unbottling bravery

On Friday I attended my first Connecting HR event and my first unconference on the topic of #BraveHR. I have no idea what that meant - can you break it down please? Connecting HR is a group of HR profesionals connecting through social media and in real life to work out how to do things [...]