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!
In 2015 I'm going to investigate more about.... Communication design principles. Colour, layout, design, writing style, advertising and connection through visual media - I have to know more! I think there is a real gap in the skill set of HR practitioners in this space. Knowing how to craft communications with excellence beyond a boring… Continue reading Looking back and forward 2014/2015
Communication is a big-ticket item in most organisations. How should we communicate this message, where should we communicate it, will they read it .. all common questions.Remove any ideas about significant change management where the communication problem amplifies, let's look at day-to-day comms in organisations, let's look at the gloriously undervalued employee newsletter. Newsletters should have… Continue reading Tell them what they want to hear
Organisational Development (OD) is what I consider the younger, cooler, more out spoken and rebellious version of HR. OD is inhabited with HR specialists who said HELL NO to boring HR practices and wanted to take on a much broader view of the business. OD specialists are problem solvers and always ask the question "should it… Continue reading OD is just HR grown up
I am currently reviewing an induction guide at the moment and I want to ensure that it is the simplest document possible. Only what they need to know, then everything else we can give them along the way. It's often the simple stuff we actually overlook when someone starts. I have heard stories of new… Continue reading Policy snooze stack
So I found myself a few weeks ago in a discussion on LinkedIn about the use of uniform policies and this guy wrote something along the lines of .. We work with adults, treat them like adults we don't need a uniform policy! Then plenty of others went on to put in their thoughts cheering… Continue reading Why policy and conversation should be bff’s
Ahhh LinkedIn, the great online world of professional networking. Would you agree to delete the contacts you may have made during your employment on departure if it was instructed by a workplace policy or your employment contract? Personally, I don't know how I feel about this. However we are starting to see cases where employers… Continue reading Delete your LinkedIn contacts – they belong to us!