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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?


Leadership and T'ai Chi

In a recent dinner with friends, a comment was made that inspired this post.  The inspirational comment was “I am going to t’ai chi my way through this”.  What an excellent thing to do, as t’ai chi can be a real stress reliever. 

So let’s sta

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Posted On : 10-04-2016

The Tower of Babel Language and Going Global

In what language do you deliver your outsourced or captive shared service?  Local or UK English or Global English (and there is a difference)?  When I was at IBM, and you received an RFP from a “large multi-national who operates in 90 countries” the part on what language the

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Posted On : 21-04-2016

Revitalising Workforce Planning

It is becoming more and more challenging to find the right person, at the right time who wants to work for you, at the terms and conditions you are willing to offer.  The supply and demand in the labour market is much more in balance than it was a couple of years ago – some might

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Posted On : 07-04-2016

Pushmi-pullyu or Are You Ready to Leave Your Current Job?

In the Story of Doctor Dolittle, there is a fictitious character called a pushmi-pullyu (pronounced push-me-pull-you) who’s skill was never having to talk with its mouth full as one head would talk while the other ate.  The other thing that a pushmi-pullyu reminds me of is the advice t

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Posted On : 22-03-2016

What "Global" Really Means (and Why)

The world of global shared services is vast, varied and littered with different definitions of what is a “global shared services”.  Is global having one location for the world that does all the work?  Or does it mean that globally your processes are the same?  What does

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Posted On : 31-03-2016

Does Your Culture Help You Keep Talent?

Every HR professional knows that the culture of the organisation is critical to attracting and retaining the right talent.  There have been dozens if not 100’s of books and articles written on how to get the “right culture”.   From Deloitte’s Read more

Posted On : 20-03-2016

Gender Pay Equity - What would You Bet?

There have been several recent articles on the gender pay gap, with various predictions on how long it will take to truly achieve pay equity. Research done by “Right Time” a company in the Manpower Group, said 17 years. Another prediction in the Guardian says 118 years. Personally, I

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Posted On : 09-04-2016

You Can't Define a Digital Native by their Age

We hear the term digital native on a frequent basis.  And the CHRO receives a lot of input on how to make the systems and process of HR fit for a digital native.  And the assumption is that a digital native is one that grew up with the Internet, smartphones, Facebook and similar.  

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Posted On : 09-03-2016

Women's Pay Equity Time Line

HR Ringleader, via Trish McFarlane recently published one of my articles Betting on Gender Pay Equality which focused on the realisation that if you used historical actions to predic

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Posted On : 16-02-2016

Pay Equity - another data point to help you place your bet - Credit Rating

Women have a lower credit rating than men while at the same time they owe less money.  One of the reasons for the lower credit rating, having less debt should give you a better rating, is the level of earnings for women.  Another data point from the USA Census, that for every US$ men ea

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Posted On : 21-02-2016

Let's improve our language - so we don't sound like robots

In the business world we use words all the time that we either have forgotten what they meant, they are over used, or worse yet not good English (especially if you are working in a multi-cultural team).  The 19 things that you need to stop saying in 2016 is a GREAT article.  There are s

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Posted On : 28-01-2016

Culture and High Performing Teams

Building a high performing team, that can address the task at hand and get the programme of work is done in an efficient and effective manner, on time to budget is every manager’s dream.  If you work in a multi-cultural environment building that perfect team to address a problem can be

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Posted On : 07-03-2016

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Latest Update On :26-09-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 24-09-2017