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We typically design HR programs for the majority. After all, it makes sense - why spend the majority of your time designing and developing programs for the minority of employees? Except those minorities are the lifeblood of a diverse workforce. ..

 

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News just in. I have a sneaking suspicion that I am biased. While I like to think that I am aware of my own biases and able to reign them in when they arise, I'm not sure that's always the case. When I am aware of them, I rarely express t..

 

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A number of years ago I worked in a start-up environment that was full of rich discussion, lively debate and more than the odd disagreement. While tiring, it was exciting because the individuals involved were fully engaged with what was go..

 

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There are plenty of Ps in marketing. The four originals (product, price, promotion, place) and the extended mix for services (people, processes, physical evidence). As an undergraduate student the four Ps were imprinted on my brain, as were the..

 

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Promotions. Always celebrated. Rarely refused. For most of us a promotion is something we strive for, particularly in the early stages of our career. There is something appealing about a neatly carved out promotional pathway of cele..

 

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What is talent management? Talent management is ... the management of talent. -- end blog -- If only it were that simple. Whilst the term 'talent management' is now in the vernacular we still struggle to agree on..

 

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Many HR practitioners are screaming out for change. Change in the way HR works ... or more often, doesn't. Transformative change. As curators of organisational culture, we live and breathe the human side of business with the 'big' questions as..

 

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We mostly live in discipline bubbles - hanging out with 'like-mindeds' and sharing thoughts and ideas with people ... just like us. These bubbles are comfortable, familiar and fun. They 'get' us when others don't. We have all seen these bubbl..

 

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The annual performance review. Once very protected, now much maligned. The responses to the big players in industry decreeing it dead have been mixed. Some leaders are screaming that the change is nothing but a fad, vigorously defending ..

 

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Change has definitely become a ‘c’ word. Words like ‘refresh’, ‘evolve’, ‘reinvent’ and ‘transform’ sound so much better. We are encouraged to create, innovate and push beyond the stat..

 

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