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The state of the Group Risk market!

Every year the two most important surveys for Group Risk Insurers come out in April and June – Swiss Re. ‘Group Watch’ shows how the Group Risk market is doing and how we, as an insurer, are faring in terms ... View Article

Article by 19 May 2015


Wellbeing – The power of perspective

There are many aspects to wellbeing, and many things that organisations can do to help employees. One component is helping people to think well, and I want to explore just one element of that – the power of perspective – ... View Article

Article by 19 May 2015


Keeping the Human in Human Resources – Redundancy

I’ve just watched ‘Up in the air’, the film where George Clooney is a ‘Transition Counsellor’ flying around the country firing people and then preparing them to find new jobs. It got me thinking about redundancy – it’s impact and the importance of ... View Article

Article by 14 May 2015


Can HR stand the heat in the kitchen?

Metaphors are dangerous. For this blog post I try to use cooking as inspiration, and a little bit as a metaphor for HR and the impact of HR on organisations. Ingredient number 1: El Bulli – Cooking in progress (movie ... View Article

Article by 16 April 2015


Cracking the Talent Code

We all  know about managing Talent don’t we?…and we manage it very well , thanks for asking. No need to dwell on this point… We look after our High Potentials, we talk about them, (at least once a year) we put them ... View Article

Article by 27 March 2015


Flexible Working – the future of work

I’ve said it many times over: the future of work is simply this one word: flexible. Flexible in why it’s done in a range of ways is a total no-brainer.  Fast paced, high expectation, always on yada, yada, yada. Flexible ... View Article

Article by 23 March 2015


People Policy – Less is More

Almost every people policy I have ever seen is about twice as long as it really needs to be. Many fall into the same traps, over and over, adding little in the way of practical value. So I challenge you. ... View Article

Article by 13 March 2015


Inclusion – Here’s looking at you

I have a very painful memory from high school. At the start of one year the girl who had been my best friend since primary school ignored me and went and sat with another group of girls, cooler girls than ... View Article

Article by 10 March 2015


Modern Life is Tricky

The hardest questions to resolve are those where people on both sides of the debate think that their reality has an automatic truth, a rightness to it that should automatically be recognised by others. That what they believe to be ... View Article

Article by 3 March 2015