April 25, 2018

Working with first-time CEOs and Founders is a highly rewarding part of what I do.  I have nothing but respect for those who throw everything on the line to make their venture’s slim chance of survival a reality. I also appreciate that with bootstrapping,, the library...

August 10, 2017

In the course of what I do I get the chance to come into contact with an impressive array of HR Technology products that could form a part of how enlightened people professionals are taking to reimagining the world of work. Given the avalanche of technology choices fac...

June 25, 2017

There’s a tidal wave of conference guff going around that charts the imminent demise of the recruiters world. Not quite as odiously lazy guff as the ‘millenials are all bloody needy’ generational blah blah blah merchants but give it time. It’s still relatively early an...

May 10, 2017

Moving forward in perfect harmony with the CEO and the board is the goal of every senior HR practitioner up and down the land. Everything after that is the difference between making change impactful or spending our lives in splendid isolation on the periphery of the or...

April 4, 2017

Whilst there are no shortage of political sideshows at present, one of the most important debates for those of us concerned about shaping the evolving world of work in the UK is going on at present and you’ve probably never heard of it. You should. The Review of Employ...

March 20, 2017

The 2015 poster child of HR ‘must-have accessory of the year’ was undoubtedly Employer Branding. As fad-creating, prize-giving and thought-leader waffling are all intrinsically linked in a value chain that keeps content creators, conference organisers and a willing aud...

March 14, 2017

There was a time, in a galaxy not far from this one, when millennials were just merely office juniors, who knew their place in a hierarchical pecking order in the world of work. Organisations were packed to the rafters with unproductive people inside siloed departments...

February 20, 2017

For 31 million people in the UK, the working day still means being an integral cog of a larger organisational machine. Maybe not always productive (if our stats are to be believed) and maybe not always energised by a deep burning sense of personal motivation and commit...

February 13, 2017

Regular readers of my missives will not have to be coloured surprised to read that I continue to react with dismay at the hysteria that prevails within the respective echo chambers of our established tribes in the modern world of work. My normal personal cynical settin...

January 31, 2017

Once upon a time, the great management historian of his time Dr. Mick Jagger, seemed very definite in his sentiment when he sang the following during his ‘Out of Time’ ditty :

“You're obsolete, my baby, my poor old-fashioned baby”

But in the field of our evolving workpla...

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