Social media can kill…

I recently spoke at a couple of CIPD branch meetings in Hatfield and Milton Keynes on the subject of Social Engagement and Collaboration. You can access my slides here if you would like to see them. As the middle of three speakers and in the company of an unexpectedly positive HR audience (!) I was…

Conversation is the new currency…

Engagement. It’s the word on every self respecting HR professionals lips right now. A multi billion dollar industry has even formed around the subject on the back of eye wateringly large budgets invested by organisations in the pursuance of an “engaged” workforce. Despite it being a business priority, and there being more evidence than you can…

The futurology of old age…

Call it a bit of a mid life crisis, but as a 40 something, rapidly hurtling towards 50, I find myself often pre occupied with thoughts about what will happen to me when I’m in my twighlight years, especially in relation to health and care.  I live in hope that one sunday night, after a…

Social Media: Threat or opportunity…

And so it was that yesterday I took part in the People Managements webinar entitled Social Media: Opportunity or Danger?  Expertly facilitated by PM’s Editor in chief Rob McLaughlan and Digital Marketing Manager Zoe Bearne. I was one of three ‘speakers’, the other two being Al Shah, Social Media Demand Manager for GlaxoSmithKline and Lucy Turner,…