A mixtape in the key of understanding

#HRMixtape2018 #HRMixtape Thanks Mark Hendy for this fab idea! Here is my mixtape in the key of understanding…. Much of what happens in work and in HR is about people being people, doing people stuff with other people, of course there is much that is about policies, transactional doing stuff, process and suchlike but it... Continue Reading →


The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is over for another year.  Last Wednesday and Thursday, HR folk came from far and wide to immerse themselves in conference sesssions and events related to this year's theme: Embracing the New World of Work.  Embrace: 1.   Accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically. 2.   Hold (someone)... Continue Reading →

Your size fits you

 Session B2 - Aligning your Approach to Employee Feedback with your Engagement Strategy. Since starting to work in the field of employee experience myself, I'm seeing first hand the fall from favour of the traditional model annual (or even longer interval) engagement survey.   With the pace of organisational, technological and societal change increasing seemingly by... Continue Reading →

Everyone welcome #cipdACE17

This year's CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition will be my third.  It will be my first time on a CIPD BlogSquad and there's no bigger gig than ACE (no pressure then...).  To say I am chuffed is something of an understatement.  This is important to me, not just because I love running around exhibitions, meeting... Continue Reading →

Step out of the comfort zone

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to do the keynote opening presentation at a conference, my subject was Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing and the impact on Productivity AND how people analytics can help measure all of these. I am pretty comfortable with all areas of this presentation. However, my audience was not my... Continue Reading →

Walking the walk

This week (on Thursday), the Cloud9 People Team will be picking up a Lotus Award.  The Lotus Awards recognise companies with great cultures and employee engagement.  We will be sharing the stage with some big household names and we couldn’t be more delighted to have been recognised in this way, at such an early stage... Continue Reading →

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