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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?


Workforce Planning, AI and the Future of Work

I had the honour and privilege to be the Chairperson for day two of the National HR Summit 2017 conference in Sydney.  The best part of the day was when I facilitated a panel of extremely interesting HR profession

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Posted On : 30-04-2017

Shared Services Center Leaders Need More than People Skills

What makes the difference between an “OK” Shared Service Centre and one that creates exceptional value for the business The answer is people – and more precisely: the skills, competencies, IQ and EQ of the SSC leaders. So: What makes a great manager and leader? 


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Posted On : 20-04-2017

Gig Workers and the Impact on HR

As the workforce changes, HR needs to change.  This has always been true.  In the 1960’s and ‘70’s the role of HR was much more focused on union negotiations, grievance procedures and ensuring that wage packets were handed out on time.  As the work shifted from fa

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Posted On : 31-03-2017

LTSL, Gig Workers and the Future of Work

Australia has an entitlement for all employees called Long Term Service Leave (LTSL), and without getting into the tiny details, the entitlement allows all employees with great than X  years of service to receive a one-off annual leave awarded.  For example, in NSW the rules are: -

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Posted On : 24-03-2017

International Womens Day 2017 A Collection of Articles and Thoughts

It is amazing the level of press coverage there was on the 8th of March for International Women’s Day.  The theme of the articles was varied.  Some stories focused on the more worrying trends around the loss of women’s rights after years of very hard fought gains.  Ther

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Posted On : 13-03-2017

Robotics, AI and the Meaning of Work

It seems almost a daily occurrence.  Which jobs will be taken over by robots and how long till humans are no longer doing specific types of work? Will the future of work be no work at all?  Business models are transforming, digital is what every company wants to be (even if they are not

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Posted On : 27-02-2017

The Gig Economy and Technology Platforms

Over the Christmas timeframe, I moved house.  More specifically I moved from a three bedroom flat in a nine-story unit that I rented, to a three-story terrace with its front door that I own.  And to summarise the challenge I had to find a moving coming that would move me approximately &

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Posted On : 19-02-2017

The Case for Moving Learning & Development into Shared Services

Shared Services Centres (SSC) rarely have learning as one of the core delivery processes.  In the SSON January post, I talked about the reasons why learning and development (L&D) is difficult to centralise and therefore why it is challenging to put i

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Posted On : 19-02-2017

Trends and Hot Topics for 2017 - Summary of a Dozen Predictions

January is the month of predictions.  All the great and good in any particular field some out with their forecast, hot topics, or trends for the coming year.  And the HR and Talent Management area is not any different than the rest.  In January my mission was to read as many of the

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Posted On : 30-01-2017

Gig and the Future of Work – the Top Trend for 2017

The concept of a non-permanent worker has existed for as long as I have been working.  The temping agencies started after World War 2 and experienced between 1971 and 2001 over a 600% growth rate with almost 200% increase per decade.  And that is a significant accomplishment over a sust

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Posted On : 26-01-2017

Learning and Development – Harder to Share Than the Rest of HR?

Over the last 10 to 15 years, many organisations have outsourced portions of their HR processes to third parties (like IBM), or they have built captive shared services (similar to what ANZ Bank has done) or created a hybrid model using a bit of both (for example Rio). The types of HR processes th

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Posted On : 22-01-2017

The 2017 Buzz Words – My Prediction

At the start of each year, the great and the good make predictions on what will happen during the year.  There are predictions for practically everything, from globally impacting events such as economic or political change through to what will be the top super foods of the year.  HR and

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Posted On : 01-01-2017

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Latest Update On :26-09-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 24-09-2017