Category Archives: HR

  1. The consumerisation of #HR


    October 20, 2014 by Neil

    We have made our organisations to complex and over managed. We need to take a step back and work harder on simplification. But more than that we need to consumerise our offering, to think of employees and managers as the end user and design interventions around them. If we’re serious about adding value, let’s create the value that people want. Not the value we think they need.

  2. You’re not as big as you think


    October 13, 2014 by Neil

    There is a lot of talk at the moment about HR and big data. The thing is, that most companies don”t have enough employees or data for it to be considered medium, never mind big. Once again we are chasing a myth and creating an industry from a fad.

  3. 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.

  4. The fallacy of commerciality


    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.