So that’s what we do, is it?

I make a point of keeping up to date with the latest research and surveys in the field of People Support.  Sometimes the results seem fairly predictable, but now and then I come across something which brings about one of those eyes-popping-out-of-the-head moments you see in cartoons.  I found one of these in ‘Driving Performance…

Finding the Right Blend

The 2017 Learning Landscape research by Towards Maturity surveyed the views of over 10,000 learners, and almost all of them (well, 94 per cent anyway) said they wanted to be able to learn at their own pace, while 68 per cent said they wanted mobile access to learning.  Technology makes it possible to meet both…

Good Intentions

I read somewhere that a third of New Year’s resolutions are broken within a month of being made.  Many of the resolutions which were made a couple of weeks ago are likely to relate to some aspect of health and wellbeing, whether it’s giving up smoking, reducing alcohol intake, joining a gym, taking more exercise…

Why not ask them?

  Some months ago I set up a new current account with my bank. I changed because the new one offered some benefits such as breakdown insurance for my car (very timely, because the large national breakdown organisation I had been with for many years had just tried to increase my premium by 35%), extended…

Things are Going to Change…time to enable the talent of ALL

The importance of investing in and working with, not TO, your people has always been important yet with the extent and speed of technology development (not always ‘advancement’) it has never been more so. Whatever happens, short of apocalypse, people will still be needed in five years’ time, but to do what? Will your organization…

Six things I would like from HR this Christmas:

Better music when I’m on hold.  At least Greensleeves, apparently played on a keyboard which came out of a Christmas cracker, has been retired, but ‘The Four Seasons’ should really go the same way, and as for that tinny recording of a 70s-inspired jazz fusion piece which sounds as if it was written by that…