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It’s 2016 – and we’re almost at the end of January. Every year we tend to talk about making HR more visible and we typically focus on the initiatives that will encourage this. But in this blog I’m looking at the mindsets HR directors need to adopt in 2016 to …

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Building a business case for any new HR initiative can be challenging – what does it take to get the Board to sit up and take notice? You must talk in their language and help them understand how analytics can affect key business metrics that are tied to long-term organisational …

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I love that new technology smell that seems to fade too quickly. I remember when I built my first computer: unwrapping the components and inhaling was the best part of the process. Many of us are extremely drawn to technology and what it can offer. It’s not surprising, really. Technology …

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At HR Tech Europe London in March 2015, thought leader Peter Hinssen said that, with the advent of self-driving cars, it would be irresponsible to encourage your children to train as driving instructors. It’s a pertinent point. In early 2014 the Economist reported that high-paying jobs that require emotional intelligence …

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It seems there’s always another commentator in HR borrowing that well-worn military phrase VUCA  – meaning volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity – to describe the world we now live in. But it’s a myth that the world is becoming ‘more VUCA’ – the world is inherently more stable than it has …

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Collaboration is key to innovation. But companies that force staff to collaborate often meet resistance that cannot be overcome. It is not enough to announce the move to collaborative working patterns – these must be modelled and enabled through the use of effective tools and policies that promote a facilitative …

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