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 →

Insert gender pay click bait here…

There is a lot in the press at the moment about the imminent requirement for companies with over 250 employees to declare their gender pay gap figure. You will have seen attention grabbing headlines like Women are working two hours for free each week And Men earn 14% more than their female counterparts All of which... Continue Reading →

Schrödinger’s annual review principle

There has been a lot of conversations happening about people stopping the Annual review in their company. Some people have been waving a flag calling the move as being progressive and removing outmoded and unnecessary effort. Others have been looking on and no doubt tutting internally at the foolishness of these companies in removing what... Continue Reading →


Benchmarking Pay & Benefits What's it all about? Having the right reward framework in place is key to ensure that you can recruit the best people - but more importantly that you can motivate them, engage them and retain them Well simply put you employ people, you have a transaction with them for their time,... Continue Reading →

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