Carnival of HR: Challenging the future of the organisation…

Well here it is folks – my first ever hosting of the illustrious Carnival of HR and what an honour. Hopefully it won’t be my last šŸ˜‰ To make things a little more interesting I decided to pick a theme, which turned out to be “challenging the future of the organisation”. It’s been a hotly…

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 ā€œengagedā€ workforce.Ā 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. Ā 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 theĀ People Managements webinar entitled Social Media: Opportunity or Danger?Ā  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,…

SiftGroups membership community event…

One of my highlights just before the Christmas break was to attend the SiftGroups Membership Community Huddle, along with representatives from my client the CIPD. Ā It was a short half day get together for participants in their recent survey amongst membership communities which resulted in an excellent report benchmarking online communities for professional membership bodies.…