It started with a tweet. A harmless Twitter chat about students coming into the HR profession in New Zealand. I jokingly suggested that we needed something like the Summer of Tech internship programme for HR. If you don’t know Summer … Continue reading Starting Out…Part 1
As HR people there are some fundamental truths we all know in our hearts: traditional performance reviews don’t work most recruitment processes don’t result in a good candidate experience engagement survey scores really are a waste of time structured bonus … Continue reading Start the year with a bang!
So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun 2016 is nearly done. For the first time in four years dear readers, I am not curating my usual 12 Blogs of … Continue reading The clock is ticking
Someone I know quit her job this week because some idiot jobsworth decided to assert her authority. We’ll call her Rose. Rose was a Floral Merchandiser. That’s a posh way of saying she worked for a company contracted to provide … Continue reading Do the right thing
I haven’t posted for three months. Since starting this blog, that’s the longest I’ve gone without posting something. The reasons are varied – the usual busyness at work, an overseas trip, lack of inspiration, wanting to do other things with my precious time etc. All bloggers experience these things from time to time. Inspiration when it does strike though comes in many different forms. Two weeks ago I was in the UK for a holiday visiting family and meeting up with old friends. One of the things I always try and do when I visit London is attend a #ConnectingHR … Continue reading A few simple things
If you live in New Zealand you will be familiar with the It’s Not OK campaign. A friend of mine in the UK was recently the victim of domestic violence. The assault was serious enough to warrant a suspended prison … Continue reading Is family violence an HR issue?
This is a post about culture. I’m covering 27 years of history here so please bear with me. I grew up in 70’s/80’s Britain. Violence seemed to be part of every day life. From the troubles in Northern Ireland to … Continue reading Rotten to the core