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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?


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 and Incubators

I had the privilege to attend the presentations of the final 13 start-ups or scale up companies that were part of the Qantas sponsored Slingshot programme.  It was an incredibly interesting evening with highly motivated individu

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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

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Lies, damn lies and statistics is a term that was popularised by Mark Twain, who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.  It was my university statistics course professor’s favourite saying. And it is a very fair way to summarise how the Australian press and pund

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Posted On : 11-07-2017

What is Different about HR in Not for Profit?

In June I had the opportunity to facilitate two breakfast sessions for Ethical Jobs, Ethical Jobs is a recruitment organisation that focuses on matching jobs in the charity sector to people who want to work for

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Posted On : 27-06-2017

HR Shared Services and the Gig Economy

The workforce is changing.  While the actual percentage of independent workers varies from study to study and country to country they all agree on one thing, the number of independent workers will continue to increase.  What exactly is an independent worker?  Definitions do differ,

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Posted On : 20-06-2017

Transforming HR and Japan

I had the honour to participate in the official launch of the partnership between Excelity Global and a new Japan-based payroll outsourcing organisation called S

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Posted On : 04-06-2017

Agile HR versus Agile Employees

Agile is one of the highly used words in 2017 when talking about the trends in HR and Talent Management.  But what does it mean?  I always like to start with definitions: -

Agile - adjective

1.  able to move quickly and easily.  or


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Posted On : 07-05-2017

What am I reading?

Latest Update On :26-09-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 24-09-2017