Author Archives: Neil

  1. Because you’re worth it. Aren’t you?


    July 21, 2014 by Neil

    How would the HR function better if it was a profit centre? Would it focus the mind? Would it make the function add more value and focus more on organisational needs? And could all these things be achieved anyway, without changing the cost model?

  2. Performance anxiety


    July 14, 2014 by Neil

    We all hate performance reviews, every single one of us. But yet, I for one think that we need them. The value is there, it’s important. But the way in which we approach it sucks out the life force from most people. What’s going on? Can we rethink it? Or are we all plain out of ideas?

  3. We like it nice and hard


    July 7, 2014 by Neil

    Why is hard good and soft bad? What makes a hard measure better than a soft measure and who decides?

  4. 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….