I recently heard this statement at a leadership course I went to - click here if you want to know what course I attended, highly recommend. Why should anyone be led by you? ....when you say it like that.. Brings it back into context that leadership isn't about you. Well that's what I believe anyway.… Continue reading 1 Question to Determine Your Leadership Credibility
Employee engagement is endlessly chatted about; as a HR professional I find myself in a constant chatter about how we can "move the dial" on employee engagement results. How do we get people to "live the values" and feel connected to their work. Then come the ideas about wellness and team building - activities HR… Continue reading You’re complacent and that’s why your engagement sucks
Why be a great manager, when you can literally be the worst. In fact, some places make it hard for you to be a good manager. So, I'm here to do you a solid favour, here are my top tips to be straight up terrible. Tell your team how important their ideas are to you… Continue reading 4 tips to being the worst manager you can be
Sometimes people turn into sour grapes. They start shiny, they are amazing but it goes to sh%*. Maybe it was you, maybe it was them. Whatever the case the fit is all wrong and it’s time for them to move on.They are miserable, you are grumpy – but they aren't a terrible performer. What do… Continue reading You can’t sit with us anymore – giving people the boot.
If walking into a room of people you don't know brings you a sense of fear you are not alone! This post talks about how really, the monster under your bed isn't there - in reality there are four truths about networking that can help you conquer your fear of the meet and greet!
Uniform policies for me fall somewhere in-between the policies I really think you need and the completely useless fear driven policies. I started in the working world within a quick service giant and worked my way through to becoming a Store Manager, so I feel I know first hand the pain and agony implementing this policy.… Continue reading Do you need a uniform policy?
People ask me why I like working in HR. They seem to think my days are spent listening to complaints and disciplining people - which is actually a very small part of my role (maybe I'm the exception not the rule?). So I thought for a bit of Monday happiness I'd share my favourite parts of working in… Continue reading Creativity, stories and surprises – why I dig HR!
Performance reviews spark fear in the hearts of managers and employees everywhere. You know you are going to have to sit down with your manager, justify your performance, possibly get a reality check and hear some tough feedback. All accross a boardroom table, fully documented and ready to submit to HR. Then if you don't… Continue reading Humanity, Culture and Performance Reviews
A while back I went for an interview to become a Regional Manager for a large supermarket chain. During the group interview process I sat through an information session about the company and a Q&A. When I asked who looks after the HR department and that side of things, the senior manager said that HR… Continue reading How should we structure the HR department?