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Tom Haak

My personal engagement checklist

In most organizations I have worked in engagement (or job satisfaction as it was formerly called) was measured annually or bi-annually. Generally you got a long list of questions to complete online. About 4-6 month later you were invited to ... View Article

Article by 12 January 2015

Gemma Dale

Props to the in-house recruiter

HR can be a tough job at times.  There are plenty of aspects to it that prove challenging.  Today, I want to ask for a little love for the internal recruiter. Recruiting is a seriously hard job, and sometimes I ... View Article

Article by 8 January 2015

Tom Haak

Seven conditions that help innovation in HR

Last week I was talking to a young HR entrepreneur, looking for some venture capital. One of her questions was: what does it take to be innovative in HR in an organization? During the conversation we compiled a list with ... View Article

Article by 4 December 2014

Gemma Dale

Find your social why

Whether individual or corporate, your social media strategy has to start with one question. Why are we doing this? There are plenty of people having a go at social, either for themselves or for their organisation. Some of them are ... View Article

Article by 4 December 2014


Diversity: Valuing people for what they are

The lack of diversity in many organisations, especially at a senior level, is well documented. If you look at the ‘Our Executive Team’ pages on many organisations’ websites, you might be drawn to conclude that people like me (I’m a ... View Article

Article by 25 November 2014