• 22 Feb 2017

    How can HR be better?

    If you are starting your career in HR and you can juggle the list below then the profession will get better over time – due to you… • Get really honest feedback from the business you work in, so you can see what needs to be done. Nothing external matters unless you get this bit right • Don’t be scared – of mistakes,of speaking up, of being a lone voice, of making hard decisions, of...
    • 21 Sep 2016

    Will you ever want a hug from a robot? 50 Questions about the Future of Work

    The truth about the future of work will become a little clearer as each day passes, but it is never too early to ask curious questions. Here are my 50 questions for you to ponder about the future of work - whether on your own, out loud or in teams. I've pledged that to anybody who takes the time to answer all 50 I will be happy to host their responses on this site to broaden the debate. For an example see this...
    • 7 Jun 2016

    Being Authentic Authentically

    When I first started working at the CIPD I was asked if I would continue to be authentic, as if I had a ready made fake alter-ego waiting in a cupboard for just such an occasion. Lots of the questions, interestingly centred around appearance - Would I shave? Would I still wear Converse? Did I actually own a suit? Whilst I found this focus on external indicators and symbols of identity a little disconcerting I could...