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The Future is now?

I’m off to HR Tech Europe this week, I’ve been invited as part of the ‘BlogSquad’ so expect lots of tweets, blogs and storify’s from me this week on all things Worky People Tech. As you can see from my succinct explanation of ‘worky...

But they’re not real friends are they?

Some of you will already know where this is going to go. The short answer is yes – some of the people I have met on line are honestly real friends. Yes many are acquaintances and some are passing nods of acknowledgement. A smile, a wave, a virtual high five....

So what?

I’m starting to get a reputation. I’m not sure it’s a good thing and it’s not about being disruptive or awkward it’s a genuine question – so what? 65% of performance reviews haven’t been returned – so what? Only 48% of...

Filling in forms in triplicate

It’s such a simple thing to change and when I implemented it they all said it was so easy and such an improvement they didn’t know why they hadn’t done it before. They were waiting for permission; waiting for someone to allow them to. I didn’t...

Random thoughts

I have a few unconnected things that are on my mind today.  Just musings…… 1. LinkedIn recommendations Can someone I have never worked with or am sure I would immediately recognise in a crowded room really ‘recommend’ me as a professional?...

It’s all about the People

This week I was invited to attend the Kier Services Leadership conference.  The most senior leaders from across the Services division of Kier are brought together twice a year to update, network, collaborate and plan. We were holed up in a hotel somewhere off there...

Working with Captain Whirlwind

You know the sort, you’ve received an email that on the face of it is quite simple but it might require a bit of thought and discussion and input from others.  But not Captain Whirlwind – they’ve already forwarded it on to someone else, asked them to...

Don’t panic!

This morning I have already advised caution, suggested that we act proportionally and came very close to telling someone to calm down. Now if you have read much of my blog you may be aware that I can be Queen of ALL the drama but if I can advise you anything...

The Feast of IHL

Last night was date night. Having been away at the CIPD conference all week and himself being pretty much confined to quarters on dog sitting duties during fire work celebrations it was time to head out, have some good fun and properly reconnect (I’ll talk about...