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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


Recruitment – Run for your liiiives!!

I recently saw a recruitment agency post a question on Social Media – “If you had the choice between two similar candidates, would you be more likely to hire the candidate who went to the same school as you?” The ... View Article

Article by 21 November 2014

Tom Haak

My top 3 favorite HR interventions

HR and management often want to do too much too quickly. I have been guilty as well. My personal archive is full with HR-plans that have never been totally implemented. A big challenge for HR is to choose and advice ... View Article

Article by 14 November 2014


Is the sun setting on the office?

I was recently asked to join at roundtable about the future of office working at the offices of The Guardian newspaper. Being a simple soul I was quite confused to be asked if I thought ‘the office was dead’ whilst ... View Article

Article by 7 November 2014

Gemma Dale

And the survey said…

The annual survey report from the CIPD on absence management has been released. The headline is that absence is down a bit. From 7.6 days per employee in 2013 to 6.6 days in 2014. Other than that, there isn’t much ... View Article

Article by 30 October 2014

Tom Haak

14 characteristics of the ideal HR leader

What would my list of important characteristics of HR leaders look like? The top of my list, not necessarily in order of importance:   A good HR professional, with a broad view on the profession. Is independent. Has a very ... View Article

Article by 27 October 2014


Getting the most from your LMS

Having made a huge investment in your LMS, are you making the most of it? There are over 700 Learning Management Systems in use today. That’s a large number that becomes more comprehensible when you realize the value of each ... View Article

Article by 27 October 2014