Author Archives: Neil

  1. HR excellence versus HR stupidity


    July 2, 2014 by Neil

    The HR Excellence Awards were held this week and there was quite a bit of fallout in relation to the compere. Finger pointing and wagging was at a peak. Because as HR practitioners we know that blame is one of the most helpful ingredients in high performance….

  2. The Bog (standard) Squad


    June 30, 2014 by Neil

    There is a skill to covering a conference or event well. Too many people going to conferences now are there for their own personal gain and exposure. Being a blogger does not make you cool.

  3. Refocussing HR…..on employees


    June 23, 2014 by Neil

    We often hear of the need to be more commercially focussed, more externally focussed and more organisationally focussed. But what about being more employee focussed? Isn’t that the real purpose of HR and where it can really add value? It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t also focus on these other areas, but let’s not forget why we’re here.

  4. A chain of thought


    June 16, 2014 by Neil

    I don’t know of any other area of business where we would fragment the management of the supply chain and believe that it would result in a better performance. Yet the arguments are ongoing to separate out the functional expertise from the generalist HR function.