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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?


P&L or Cost Centre? How to Account for Your Global Shared Services

One of the advantages of outsourcing versus having a captive shared service centre (SSC) is that someone else can do the financials.  The supplier will send you an invoice for the work done – and if you are a global organisation, they will send an invoice per country, and no one has to

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Posted On : 21-08-2016

Thinking versus Doing - What is the Right Mix?

We can all point to times in our life when our mothers said: “think about what you are doing”.  As we move into the business world you might have gotten a comment “will you stop thinking about it and just get it done”.  How much thinking versus doing is required?

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Posted On : 04-08-2016

Workforce Management: The Production Planning Portion of HR

Workforce planning is one of my most favourite subjects in the human capital space, as it is all about supply and demand.  Factories and businesses that make things have been balancing out supply and demand for hundreds of years.  Whether it was a hundred plus years ago the number of ho

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Posted On : 04-07-2016

Global Shared Services and Technology

Technology and shared services are great combinations, like ham and cheese, or Romeo and Juliette; the sum of the two parts can deliver something beautiful. And this is especially true when the shared service centre (SSC) is global.

But first, let’s look at the role of technology

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Posted On : 11-07-2016

Employees, Change Management and Brexit

Britain joined the European Union (EU) in 1973, and to put into context; that was before I started my first real job.  More importantly, significant segments of the current and future workforce, such as millennials, have never known a Britain that was not in the EU.  The result of the B

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Posted On : 27-06-2016

Taking a BIG Step Towards Global Delivery

"Transition" – NounDefinition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

The process of transitioning work into a captive or outsourced SSC (Shared Service Centre) is the most critical step within any shared

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Posted On : 25-06-2016

Dress Codes

The topic of dress codes and what to wear and not wear to the office is getting a lot of air space.  And in a recent announcement by PwC Australia triggered the creation of this post.  I will start with two things

1.  I am an ex-PwC Partner and, 

2.  t

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Posted On : 18-06-2016

Which Employees do you Invite to the Christmas Party?

Who is an employee?  Is it a permanent person, part time, full time, contingent worker, freelancer, consultant, fixed term contract, remote, virtual, crowdsourced, I am sure I am missing a few categories and types of workers but this will do for a start.  So what is the definition of an

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Posted On : 19-05-2016

Types of Workers and the Future of HR

The people who show up at your office, factory, construction site or any other place of work today to add value to your customers, products and services are a mixture of permanent staff, contractors, casuals, outsourced partners or any other of the new style of employees.  Should HR be conce

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Posted On : 07-06-2016

Scuba Diving and HR - what do they have in common?

Having worked in the HR and Talent Management area for over 30 years the transformation, technology, analytics and business acumen associated with HR and people is one of my greatest professional passions.  Outside of work my biggest passion is scuba diving, and I have been doing that for ov

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Posted On : 24-05-2016

Labelling People - Or What is your Personal Brand?

Personal branding is an interesting subject and one that leaders (including HR and the talent development team) should spend more time evangelising with the business.   I recently read an article by Bryan

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Posted On : 02-05-2016

Leadership in Children's Stories

How do you get your leaders to think differently?  What is going to create an innovative spark to help change management practices, leadership styles and ultimately the culture of an organisation?  How do you engage with your new leaders who are part of the millennial generation?

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Posted On : 24-04-2016

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Latest Update On :26-09-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 24-09-2017