The Disruption of HR

Disruption doesn’t happen from the inside. The founders of Invisalign weren’t dentists. Uber wasn’t created by Taxi drivers. Airbnb wasn’t created by hoteliers. And yet now they dominate their industries after completely upending them. The digital disruption means that everyone’s specialty is at risk of being toppled by someone else. Someone that doesn’t know your … Continue reading The Disruption of HR

What’s Your HR Problem? (Or is it just you…)

HR wants a remuneration review. HR wants to improve employee engagement. HR wants to create a better graduate program. HR wants to review performance management policies... Ugh. My problem with all this? If it's only HR wanting it, you may as well not bother. You've got two options in your organisation: Employ a HR team … Continue reading What’s Your HR Problem? (Or is it just you…)

Your Pet Project Is Probably Going to Fail

....but there might be some things you can do to avoid it.   The successful execution of a project, like the creation of any effective work environment, is reliant on the leadership of the group. In a project’s case, this falls heavily on the Project Manager (PM) and Project Sponsor. Colin D Ellis’ first book … Continue reading Your Pet Project Is Probably Going to Fail

A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe

HR's 'seat at the table' is something that is often waxed lyrical about, again, and again, and again. We're given 10,000 reasons why we should already be there, why we'll never get there, what you're doing wrong, what your CEO is doing wrong and why we need a HR revolution to get there. Quietly though, … Continue reading A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe

How to Lead a Quest (book review)

The ‘Future of Work’ is very quickly becoming one of those phrases that when I hear I immediately start thinking about what I’m having for dinner. Not because it’s a dull topic – quite the opposite! As a card-carrying HR nerd I find it fascinating – my aversion comes from some incredibly dishwater-dull speakers at … Continue reading How to Lead a Quest (book review)

The Truth About ‘High Performance Culture’: Is It Just Buzz?

If I had a dollar for every time a manager said to me "I want a high performance team" I'd probably be on a beach somewhere... Each time I hear this statement a few things run through my head (as I know they do other HR professionals): How would you define a 'high performance team' … Continue reading The Truth About ‘High Performance Culture’: Is It Just Buzz?

Psych Assessments and Personality Profiles: Worth It?

This week's post is a result of a question submitted through Engage Learn Build. It's a question I get asked frequently in various forms - from executives looking to evaluate their team or a new hire, managers who feel they should be using psych assessments but don't know where to start, right through to friends … Continue reading Psych Assessments and Personality Profiles: Worth It?