Author Archives: Neil

  1. Engage your brain

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    October 6, 2014 by Neil

    There is an intrinsic stupidity in our focus on employee engagement. But it isn’t the thing that you probably think I’m going to say. Th stupidity comes from our belief that we create engagement, not disengagement.

  2. The fallacy of commerciality

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    September 29, 2014 by Neil

    I’ve written before about my issues with the term “commercial HR”. It just doesn’t mean anything. Or it means different things to different people. So how do we challenge this effectively? And what can you do if you’re asked about this in an interview? Here are four questions that can help you work out what the person really wants and whether, in turn, you want to work for them.

  3. These things I know…..

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    September 22, 2014 by Neil

    When you think back to the early part of your career, what are the things that you’d like to have known? I’m speaking at an event this week and that started me thinking about the advice I would have given myself.

  4. The 9 box model explained

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    September 15, 2014 by Neil

    The nine box model exists in most companies. Some have twelve, some have sixteen. Because they’re greedy. You may not …
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