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Save HR

HR has been much maligned and talked about for years.  There is a constant debate regarding whether the HR function should even exist.. or as others call it the Human Remains Department.  This blog is dedicated to helping Save HR so that employees, executives, shareholders and others can increase their awareness of the importance of HR to the success of the business.  And my definition of HR is everything that is under a CHRO - from "hiring to retiring" including the processes and technologies.  So what is between the flags that will help to Save HR?


Shared Services in the Not for Profit (NFP) Sector A Missed Opportunity?

Shared Services (and outsourcing) in the NFP sector (NGO’s, Charities, and similar institutions) is a huge potential market as very few NFP’s have transformed their processes and services taking into account the concept of shared operations.  Even with larger charities such as Un

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Posted On : 20-11-2017

Disaster Recovery and HR Shared Services

With multiple hurricanes, typhoons, fires and other natural disasters, it is an excellent time to discuss disaster recovery (DR).  Events like what has happened over the last few weeks make shared service managers and organisations that do outsourcing assess their current recovery plans and

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Posted On : 20-11-2017

The Gender Pay Gap Is Not Changing

As any follower of fashion knows, there are seasons, trends and the most talked about looks.  Over the past four weeks, the gender pay gap is having its fashion moment with more than a usual number of publications, articles and interviews.  There is so much great content that I felt it

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Posted On : 20-10-2017

Single Touch Payroll Reporting in Australia - Big Data and Government

From the 1 July 2018, it will be mandatory for all organisations in Australia who have 20 employees or more to “real-time” file their payroll data with the Commissioner of Taxation. By the 1 July 2019 all organisations no matter what size need to file.  The Single Touch Payroll R

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Posted On : 15-10-2017

The UK and the New Reality of Gender Pay Equity

I recently attended a seminar in London on the new mandatory reporting on gender pay.  The event was co-sponsored by Huntswood, a UK based specialist resourcing and consulting firm that focuses on governance, risk and complianc

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Posted On : 11-10-2017

Recruiting and Shared Services

The theme of the moment in HR is finding and retaining talent. If you read any HR blog or attend any HR conferences or events, the top focus is about how to hire better, faster and adopt management practices to keep your staff longer

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Posted On : 26-09-2017

Investing to be the Best Non-Executive Director You Can Be

I am a gig worker.  And one of the parts of my portfolio of work is being a non-executive director.  Women still do not represent anywhere near the right percentages of board positions as they should, almost anywhere in the world.  Norway is standing out (as is most of Scandin

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Posted On : 19-09-2017

Innovation, Start-ups, Accelerators and Diversity

I had the privilege to attend the presentations of the final thirteen start-ups or scale up companies that were part of the Qantas sponsored innovation stream in the Slingshot programme.  It was an incredibly interesting evening with highly motivated individuals th

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Posted On : 19-09-2017

International Directors Summit 2017

In August I had the opportunity to participate in the International Directors Summit (IDS) 2017 sponsored by MINDA (Malaysian Directors Academy) and Read more

Posted On : 27-08-2017

Summer Reading List

Individuals with strong leadership skills are in demand within the Shared Service Centre market. And there have been many articles written about the 

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Posted On : 25-08-2017

What Do You Pay Your Non-Executive Directors?

As a member of the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP) Alumni, I have the opportunity to attend many excellent networking and educational events.  In

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Posted On : 14-08-2017

Continuous Improvement With a Bit of Retro

Increasing the performance of a shared service operation, whether in-house or outsourced, is a major key performance indicator (KPI).  There are always new targets and pressures to reduce costs, increase services, improve quality and ensure compliance.  The cycle can, at times, appear t

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Posted On : 16-07-2017

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Latest Update On :20-11-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 20-11-2017