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
Over the years I have become tired of hearing employees tell me that either they’ve not had a performance review for years, or they never get offered any training. Why? Because the days of employers “doing” that stuff to its … Continue reading Just Ask
Back in 2014 there was something of a mind shift going on as we started to explore what changing the HR game might look like in New Zealand. And thanks to things like NZLEAD and the HR Game Changer conferences, … Continue reading Be the change you wish to see
What’s your purpose in life? It’s a simple enough question. Do you respond with immediate clarity of thought, or throw your arms up in horror and say that’s all too hard and/or you’ve never thought about it? This week I … Continue reading A sense of purpose