Words That Mean You Won’t Be Heard…

Why are HR teams not included in strategic business discussions? Check that you aren’t perpetuating the: “HR is full of fluff” myth through your choice of words. Use the following at your peril…. Leverage: As in, ‘we intend to leverage our investment in our IT...
Straight Talking?

Straight Talking?

In preparation for sitting down to write this week’s blog, I did my usual research. Shockingly, I came across an article in the CIPD magazine that made me stop and think. The article used the words ‘Leaveism’ and ‘Presenteeism’. What on earth? Apparently, ‘Leaveism’...
Raise The HR Profile

Raise The HR Profile

Following a recent survey measuring the impact of HR, we were shocked to discover that only just over a third of employees felt that their HR Department had a positive impact on them, their colleagues and their organisation. The survey also indicated that the...
Case Study – Oak Furniture Land

Case Study – Oak Furniture Land

The Challenge Back In November 2015, we were contacted by team at Oak Furnitureland and invited to help them to build a People Team that was more focussed on the delivery of business results.  They had experienced a significant period of growth and as a result, the HR...