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HR: Building Internal Partnerships
Published: 2012-04-09
It is often said that HR should be a business partner with other areas of an organization. The focus of being an effective business partner is to ensure the HR function is relevant; that it is well integrated with the business and capable of del...
The Importance of Induction
Published: 2012-03-09
I am surprised at the number of organizations that fail to implement any form of induction and initial performance goal setting. Most of us – if not all HR managers – accept that the selection process for new recruits is not always pe...
Leadership and the Comfort Zone
Published: 2011-12-19
I have often wondered how we should prepare those we expect to take on leadership roles in our organizations. There are many leadership programs in place and a considerable amount of money is spent developing and implementing the right program f...
I have reflected on various events in communities across the UK, USA and Australia over recent months. The specific circumstances of cause and effect in each situation will be the source of continued debate and enquiry by politici...
As economic uncertainty continues to play out across the world, the legacy of the Great Financial Crisis remains with us and drives the need for even greater levels of accountability for HR practitioners. Much of what we still foc...
HR needs to take responsibility for building a more open communication system within organizations. I have recently completed reviews of
I found myself watching the royal wedding and enjoying its tradition and pageantry. I was also struck by the number of people who were watching it – not just television spectators, but the extraordinary number of people w...
Just A Million Strokes...
Published: 2011-04-04
I had spent some time in recent weeks trying to really come to terms with the difference between leadership and management. I know that there are plenty of theoretical and research-based differences about roles, personality type...
Building Employee Engagement
Published: 2011-03-09
Almost every article on employee engagement refers to the importance of culture. I have struggled at times with understanding how the culture of the organization is really defined, since so much of it seems to come from the approa...
Why Job Descriptions Matter
Published: 2011-01-10
One of the challenges for HR is preparing job descriptions that are effective in addressing the strategic needs of the organization and linking this to the outco...
Unlocking Organizational Secrets
Published: 2010-12-07
Some time ago I undertook a review of the equity and diversity management practices of a large government agency. After two days of initial interviews, including...

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