New year new you! Or something similar. It's natural to strive for better. You look at the previous year, note your accomplishments (high engagement score ranking - tick!) and want to build on that momentum. What you often don't see when you're constantly engaging with the people within your organisation that are high performers and … Continue reading Your Organisation is Drifting. And You’ve Got No Idea.
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…)
This is going to come across as a complete humblebrag but bear with me (interestingly this is spelled 'bear' rather than 'bare' - Google it - makes for a good read)... How many of you genuinely work somewhere (or for those of you that consult, with clients) that really align to your values? Not just … Continue reading How I Got My Dream Job
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)
Let's be honest. Nearly all of us in the 'people' space (whether that's HR, recruitment, learning or management) like to think we can effect some real change. No one wants to go to work day after day and feel like they haven't accomplished anything. But lots of us do just that. We like to think … Continue reading Mediocracy? Or Disruption?
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?
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?
Ok – so this is how I thought about networking most of my career: “Yuk! Guess I better go… wonder how quickly I’m going to be able to escape out of the door!” Seriously – I hated it. The forced nature of everything. Meeting people who pressed you for meetings (or worse, work) incessantly. Engaging … Continue reading Ugh: Networking!
Over the past 6 months I've been talking to a few friends and colleagues who have moved (or in the process of moving) from internal permanent HR positions to the exciting world of consulting. I must admit, there is a part of me that's pretty jealous - I'm risk adverse in nature and love the idea … Continue reading HR Consulting: What Works (And What Doesn’t)
On Friday I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to hear Denni Francisco (CEO of The Energy Project) at the first Vecci Breakfast seminar of the year. Things started well - it was a breakfast seminar, and dammit, I love breakfast. What really made me excited though was the topic of discussion: energy and … Continue reading Your Fuel Tank: Efficiency & Replenishment